KATHMANDU, August 6: Bremathang -- the area in the uplands of Helambu that is said to be the origin of the devastating landslides and floods of June 15 in Helambu Rural Municipality and Melamchi Municipality -- was once a grassland, a holy pilgrimage site for Tibetan buddhists, and a meditation center. The grassland that once stretched a few kilometers, at the base of the Himalayas, has now turned into a sand bank.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Stocks kicked off week on a positive footing with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) climbing more than 25 points on Sunday. After closing a point higher on Monday, the index saw further gains at mid-week. The benchmark rose around 16 points on Tuesday. The bourse saw modest movements on the latter part of the week with the index falling 2.85 points on Wednesday and adding 2.74 points on Thursday. Overall, the index ended the review period 42.46 points or 1.61% higher at 2,674.36.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The equity market came under significant selling pressure and dropped around 50 points in the morning before staging a small rebound. However, the stock market continued to struggle in the afternoon with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dropping as much as 90 points. A recovery in the final closing hours saw the benchmark end Tuesday’s session with a 21.16 point’s decline at 2,586.51.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: After ending at a fresh high in the last trading session of the year 2020, stocks saw further strength entering 2021. On the first session of the year, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index advanced since morning trading. The benchmark rose more than 50 points by mid-day before correcting slightly. However, a steady rise in the remaining trading hours pushed the index 88.12 points higher to settle at 2,175.40.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Nepal's objection to India's unilateral inauguration of a road through Lipu Lekh, a sovereign Nepali territory, two weeks ago has been horribly misinterpreted in Indian media. Basically, they say that Nepal is taking up this issue at someone else's behest.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Despite opening on a negative note, the bourse recouped earlier losses to close in the green by the end of the week. On Sunday, the bourse gave up modest 4.67 points.

SHANGHAI, June 22: Instead of waging a trade war with China, the United States should drop its win-at-all-costs mentality and consider the interests of its own people as well as the global community, the official People’s Daily said an editorial on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12:  Dr Govinda KC is the first to be released after being accused by our judiciary and even after admitting in court to criticizing the chief justice and his decision.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on May 24 announced his resignation after serving slightly more than nine months in office, thereby leaving a blueprint for political propriety and exhibiting a level of statesmanship in the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The current political scenario in the country is highly polarized.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: It has been a decade since Nepal entered into the formal peace process with the signing of Comprehensive Peace Accord in November 2006.

KATHMANDU: Doling out cash from the state coffers accumulated with the tax payers' money to party leaders and cadres continues to remain a norm for every leadership that runs the government in one of the poorest countries in the world, i.e. Nepal.

If the past 15 years are anything to go by, it would be wise to expect such attacks in the future as well. Because what the West calls terrorism is in fact patriotism for the brainwashed Taliban fighters. So, the conflict there is unlikely to come to an end anytime soon.

Nepal has come a long way with a brand new constitution. It now needs to flaunt it.

Lost opportunities due to current bad blood between India and Nepal will have a long-term impact. India-Nepal relations are at an all-time low and there can be nothing more unfortunate at this hour of need when Nepal has just suffered that devastating earthquake amid unending political instability.