High stakes for Qatar as World Cup starts

November 20, 2022 16:30 pm

The World Cup 2022 is all set to kick off in Qatar on Sunday in a high-stakes event for the tiny nation which has faced a barrage of criticism and staked its reputation on delivering a smooth tournament. According to Reuters, it will be the first World Cup to be held in the Middle East and most expensive ever in history.

KATHMANDU, OCT 18: The new rule of working capital loan introduced by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has come into effect from Tuesday. This comes amid strong criticisms made by the private sector against the new policy.

Marvel Studios has acquired harsh criticism from members from the VFX group for troublesome working conditions. Visual results artists have slammed the studio for being the ‘worst’ to work for, and accused it of imposing stringent deadlines regardless of the workers being overworked.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Stating that they have failed to act in line with the duties assigned to them by the constitution, Prime Minister KP Oli has accused the Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun and Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota of acting in such a way as if they were opposition to the government.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Taking exception to the practice of the government seeking bigger roles and interventions, Nepali Congress leader Pradeep Giri has urged the government to ‘offload the excess baggage’.

NEW DELHI, April 28: China has criticized India’s decision to stop using Chinese testing kits for the novel coronavirus because of quality issues as unfair and irresponsible in the latest strain in their ties.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The World Food Programme (WFP) Nepal office has prepared two reports on food security and vulnerability in the last 15 days. The first one on April 6 and the second on April 16. These reports aimed at tracking Nepal’s food security situation after the COVID-19. However, the UN agency reports have invited criticism and objections from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), the government authority in computation and dissemination of food security-related data in Nepal.

WASHINGTON/SYDNEY, April 15: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday halted funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting criticism from other countries and medical experts as the global death toll mounted.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: As the government faces widespread criticism for some of its decisions such as the appointment of the chiefs and members of the two transitional justice (TJ) bodies and naming murder accused Agni Prasad Sapkota as speaker, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) have agreed to move ahead defying all protests.

POKHARA, Nov 22: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday said that Prime Minister KP Oli’s nationalism has turned lampasarbad (inertia).

Nov 19: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 19, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The main opposition Nepali Congress has accused the government of failing to live up to the people's expectations despite having a two-thirds majority.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Industrialists and entrepreneurs on Sunday criticized the government for imposing heavy taxes in the name of collecting hefty revenues.

When John Abraham had decided to become a producer with Vicky Donor back in 2012, several had seen the move with an eye of skepticism. Madras Cafe was the second film he backed -- this time in a dual capacity of an actor and a producer.

KATHMANDU, July 2: The Parliamentary committee has directed concerned sides to stop the process to hold International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, 2019 scheduled to take place in Nepal in the last week of August.

Govt withdraws Guthi bill

June 18, 2019 16:58 pm

KATHMANDU, June 18: The government has decided to withdraw the controversial Guthi bill. Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal informed during the press meet.

Katrina Kaif: Criticism pinches me

June 14, 2019 13:22 pm

'Bharat' actress Katrina Kaif, who has been lauded for her evolution as an artiste, believes in being detached from the end result and to keep working on her craft to be better with every film.

KATHMANDU, June 11: A controversial bill on the management of lands belonging to Guthis (religious and social trusts) has drawn widespread criticism, with lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties demanding its withdrawal.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Despite criticism from various quarters, the government has decided to provide Rs 60 million to each lawmaker in the House of Representatives elected under the First Past the Post (FPTP) system, for the development of their respective constituencies.

KATHMANDU, March 8: People from various walks of life have vented their ire on social networking sites over President Bidya Devi Bhandari's recent trip to Pokhara, where she had inaugurated an elevator installed at the Bindhyabasini temple amidst a program.

Words have consequences

December 9, 2018 02:00 am

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s and his cabinet colleague, Minister for Information and Communication Technology Gokul Baskota’s unrestrained tirade is projecting the government as being intolerant to all forms of criticism. This is a matter of deep worry for Nepal’s international image and democracy. In a televised show Wednesday night, Prime Minister appeared to denigrate Nepal’s intellectual communities and journalists.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Amid criticism from various quarters, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) on Friday withdrew the odd-even vehicle rule it had enforced on Thursday to ease the movement of VVIPs arriving in Kathmandu to participate in the Asia Pacific Summit 2018.

Expats and experts

September 11, 2018 01:30 am

Diaspora scholars shouldn’t use criticism as a default position in scholarly conversations, especially if the larger objective is to develop better understanding of issues

HELSINKI, July 17: Standing side by side with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Monday to blame the Russian leader for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, casting doubt on the findings of his own intelligence agencies and sparking a storm of criticism at home.

POKHARA, Oct 23: The electoral alliances formed through the decisions of the central committees of various political parties to stand a better chance in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections have led to widespread criticisms at the district level.

MUMBAI, Sept 10: Dealing with criticism is a part of any artist's journey and that is no exception even in the life of Grammy and Oscar winning Indian musician AR Rahman. The ‘Mozart of Madras’ says building on constructive criticism has been one of the important parts of his musical journey and that has helped him to improve and sustain over the years.

LOS ANGELES, August 26: ‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins hit back at ‘Avatar’ director James Cameron over his criticism of her superhero film as "a step backward".

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The government's constitution amendment bill registered in parliament with a proposal to hive off all the hill districts from Province 5 has met with widespread criticism on the social media.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Dissatisfied with the proposed increment on their perks and incentives, lawmakers have demanded more benefits from the state coffers.