TEHRAN, IRAN, Sept 17:  Iran’s supreme leader announced on Tuesday that “there will be no talks with the U.S. at any level” — remarks apparently meant to end all speculation about a possible U.S.-Iran meeting between the two countries’ presidents at the U.N. later this month.

Debating BRI

June 10, 2019 01:30 am

Nepal needs to mainstream the BRI debate and analytically distinguish its pros and cons for Nepal’s long-term economic growth, political stability and operational autonomy

KATHMANDU, May 31: A fresh debate on power-sharing within the ruling Nepal Communist Party has surfaced on social media platforms as a section of leaders within the party circulated a five-point agreement reportedly signed before the merger of the two communist entities to form the NCP a year ago .

How leaders should rule

November 24, 2018 00:05 am

For ages, how leaders should rule has been a matter of debate and discussion. From Manu to Kautilya to Plato to Machiavelli, philosophers have dwelled on this subject. With evolution of modern nation states in the 1960s, concept of ruling has found wider currency across the globe. It is an important issue now because some of the established norms of ruling which worked for centuries have been challenged.

College life can be chaotic and full of difficulties. Amid the difficult circumstances, it teaches us many meaningful lessons and influences positive changes. The beginning of my volunteering experience started before my first terminal exam’s result.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The British Parliamentary (BP) debate kicked off at Chitwan on Thursday. The event, comprising participants from Tanahu, Chitwan, Nawalparasi, was organized by Scholastic Academic Forum in association with ‘PragyikVidyarthiParisad’ (PVP) involving with local bodies.

POKHARA, June 24: The Province 4’s assembly is working to finalize their provincial name and its capital today after a committee formed to finalize names recommended it.

MAHOTTARI, May 6: A person was killed after a debate over road construction took a violent turn last night at Khopi village of Aaurahi municipality – 6 here in Mahottari.

KATHMANDU, March 27: A single bench of Justice ordered to register the case filed at the Supreme Court (SC) against the oath taking administered by former Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, arguing that it was unlawful.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Foreign Secretary of Nepal, Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, participated in the United Nations Security Council debate on Women, Peace and Security held in New York on October 27.

Merkel comes out on top in TV debate

WASHINGTON, July 26: Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted, at last, Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans’ long-promised legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast a decisive “yes” vote.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Lawmakers Meen Bahadur Bishwakarma and Tek Bahadur Basnet, who proposed and seconded the impeachment motion against Chief Justice Sushila Karki, said that withdrawing the motion would be against the prerogative rights of the parliament.

TOKYO, May 17: Japanese Princess Mako, the eldest granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, will wed a former college classmate, Japanese media reported, heating up debate on the ever-shrinking royal family since she must become a commoner after marriage.

Kathmandu mayoral debate today

May 8, 2017 08:29 am

KATHMANDU, May 7: The mayoral candidates of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) from different political parties will participate in a joint debate program hosted by a group of youths on Monday.

The great debate

April 28, 2017 09:29 am

After twelve years of continuous studying, even while doing my A-levels, I would have days where I really wished I didn’t have to go to school. However, with the gap year, there were days when I missed going to school and studying, which later helped me focus more in college. I used to go to my dad’s office and help him out whenever I could, picking up some soft skills I would need to join the workforce later on.

PARIS, March 21: The two front-runners for the French presidency clashed spectacularly in the campaign's first televised debate between leading candidates Monday night.

KATHMANDU, March 6: With less than 70 days left for the local poll, a debate has surfaced among various ministries whether the poll can be conducted without passing a law to fix the numbers of ward in the local level or not.

KATHMANDU, March 5: With less than 70 days left for the local poll, a debate has surfaced among various ministries whether the poll can be conducted without passing a law to fix the numbers of ward in the local level or not.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Tensions ran high at the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday after election commissioners and government ministers had a heated debate regarding the election code of conduct that has been brought into force for the upcoming local elections.

The ‘English’ debate

February 1, 2017 00:35 am

Three million children in Nepal are now studying in private schools that market their English medium instruction

Wrong debate

January 18, 2017 00:45 am

There is a controversy whenever the Judicial Council appoints new judges, to the Supreme Court or other lower courts. The controversy is mostly centered on political  connections of appointed judges.

Third annual National School Debating Championship, MahaKumbha 2016

Students debate VAW

November 26, 2016 09:58 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Global College International organized Inter-A Level speech competition to mark international day for the elimination of Violence Against Women (VAW) on Friday.

The world outside the U.S. figured prominently in the third and final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Here's a brief look at the countries there were up for discussion:

WASHINGTON, Sept 30: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is leading Republican rival Donald Trump by 4 per cent after their first televised debate, according to a poll.

The language debate

September 30, 2016 04:30 am

The government of Nepal made a decision to change the rules of writing in Devanagari script in which the Nepali language is based. This decision was taken five years ago without consensus among linguists to reportedly maintain uniformity in the written and phonetic forms of the Nepali language. According to the new rules, the practice of writing the ‘half alphabet’ and ‘joint alphabet’ would come to an end and school curricula needed to be revised accordingly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: A provision in the bill to amend Bank and Financial Institution (BAFIA) Act, which allows promoters of a bank or financial institution to sell their shares to public after certain period, has stirred a debate between former finance ministers and former central bank governors.

BEIJING, Sept 13: The killing of four children by their poverty-stricken mother -- who then committed suicide, followed by her husband -- sparked online outrage and debate in China Tuesday over the gap between rich and poor.

Gender debate

September 3, 2016 11:19 am

KATHMANDU,Sept 3: On September 2014, at the premises of the United Nations, well known British actress Emma Watson gave a speech on gender equality.

The GMO debate

August 20, 2016 00:25 am

The GMO technology is not free of controversy. The technology demands rigorous control and meticulous scientific methods

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The constitution has provisions that require determination of the number and borders of village and municipal councils within six months of the promulgation of the statute.

Changing the debate

August 1, 2016 00:15 am

Issues related to over a billion people living with disabilities are often treated as stand-alone, isolated from other social problems

KATHMANDU, July 18: A meeting of the ruling coalition on Sunday decided to block Parliament from holding discussions on the no-confidence motion registered against the prime minister until it first discusses the three remaining bills related to the budget, which were included in House business last Wednesday.