Congratulations, Mr Modi

May 26, 2019 02:30 am

The results of India’s biggest parliamentary election are talks of town across the world. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured astounding back-to-back victory in the lower house of parliament since 1984.

Let Kulman Ghising work

May 23, 2019 02:00 am

Those who started living in Kathmandu three years ago may have taken uninterrupted power supply at their homes for granted.

Where is our economy heading?

May 22, 2019 02:00 am

One of the focused promises of the government has been improving Nepal’s economy by enhancing spending, bringing in more foreign direct investment and thereby expediting Nepal’s overall development process.

Users’ groups have remained integral to Nepal’s local development initiatives.

Call for action on Lumbini

May 20, 2019 02:00 am

Our commitment to promoting Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, often gets manifested in speeches political leaders deliver on the day of Buddha Purnima, also called the day of Vesak.

Better safe than sorry

May 16, 2019 02:00 am

These are the best times for mountain climbing in Nepal, which is why a good number of climbers—foreigners and Nepalis alike—are waiting to scale the world’s highest peak Mt Everest and other mountains.

It need not be emphasized how important Gautam Buddha International Airport is for Nepal—for alternative airport, for tourism and economic development of Province 5 and rest of the country and for capitalizing on Lumbini—the birthplace of Lord Buddha—as the international hub of Buddhist tourism.

Saving TU from infamy

May 14, 2019 02:00 am

Tribhuvan University has been in the news this week again, again not for good reasons. Most of the candidates to pass written examinations of Tribhuvan University Service Commission (TUSC) have been the close relatives of politicians linked mostly with ruling Nepal Communist Party or top officials of the university.

Keep away from interest groups

May 13, 2019 02:00 am

When influential politicians openly hobnob with business leaders of questionable conduct, it raises question on their commitment to honesty and integrity.

Let the press be free

May 12, 2019 02:30 am

It’s becoming official: The government of K P Sharma Oli is turning hostile toward press. One after other press-related bill being registered or under deliberation in the parliament gives this impression.

Maintain parliamentary decorum

May 9, 2019 02:00 am

It all started with one statement from Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli: I will answer all questions but ignore the statements loaded with suppressed anger and frustration.

Name provinces, fix capitals

May 8, 2019 02:00 am

Nearly two years after the country started exercising federal system with three tiers of government, more than half of total seven provinces are yet to settle names and fix provincial capitals.

A 21 years old man, reported to be from Kavre district, succumbed to bird flu on March 29 and it has spread panic among commoners.

Resolve the citizenship dispute

May 2, 2019 02:00 am

Citizenship has become one of the most debated issues of Nepali politics for nearly over five decades.

Blundering on books

April 30, 2019 02:00 am

It’s already two weeks since the new academic session began. The school enrolment campaign that started in the first week of Baisakh with the aim of bringing all out-of-school children to education system has concluded and classes have started.

Trade with China through Tatopani

April 29, 2019 02:00 am

After four years of complete closure, Nepal’s trade with China through Tatopani border point is resuming, most probably from May 20.

Stand tough against land mafias

April 28, 2019 02:30 am

The glaring government apathy toward rising cases of public land grab and encroachment is deplorable. Such cases are being reported with troubling frequency. Republica reported about Lalita Niwas scandal.

Time for reckoning

April 25, 2019 02:00 am

Four years after earthquakes

On BRI, prioritize Nepal’s needs

April 24, 2019 02:00 am

President Bidya Devi Bhandari is leaving for a state visit to China today to participate in the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, being held in Beijing.

Solidarity with Sri Lanka

April 23, 2019 02:00 am

Sri Lanka is in mourning. In the worst violence since the end of the civil war a decade ago, at least 290 people, including 27 foreigners, have been killed and hundreds injured in eight blasts in churches and hotels in and just outside Colombo on Sunday.

Don’t curtail powers of NHRC

April 22, 2019 02:00 am

We wonder why K P Sharma Oli’s government is committing one after another mistake on safeguarding freedom and strengthening constitutional institutions.

For Congress, an opportunity to rise

April 18, 2019 02:00 am

At a time Nepali Congress has been criticized for failing to play the role of constructive opposition in the parliament and national politics, it has announced ‘public awareness campaigns’ to be held across the country starting from next week.

State of dishonor

April 17, 2019 02:00 am

Civilian awards 2019

Recover the tax money

April 11, 2019 02:00 am

Issuing the full text of its final verdict on the protracted row of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) of Ncell telecommunication company, the Supreme Court has finally resolved the issue.

Who tricks the prime minister?

April 10, 2019 02:00 am

Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli made a rather worrying statement on Monday.

Book the guilty

April 4, 2019 02:00 am

Lalita Niwas land grab

Rage against dowry death

April 3, 2019 02:00 am

Province 2 is in a state of mourning. The rainstorm of Sunday night has left 28 dead and hundreds injured. Within this is a mourning of death of a woman from Birgunj over dowry issue.

Tragedy in Tarai

April 2, 2019 02:00 am

Reach out to the victims, alleviate the suffering

VIPs are not above the law

April 1, 2019 02:00 am

You may be driving home or office on a motorbike. Perhaps you are also speeding up to get to your destination early (everyone is in rush in Kathmandu).

Invest in Nepal

March 28, 2019 02:00 am

More than 600 participants from 40 countries will participate in the Investment Summit to be held in Kathmandu from Friday. Nepal Investment Board (NIB) has prepared a list of 77 projects (50 public and 27 private) to be presented at the Summit.

Heed the opposition party too

March 27, 2019 02:00 am

The decision of Constitutional Council to pick former Secretary Dinesh Thapaliya as chief election commissioner and Bisnhu Maya Ojha as a member of the National Inclusive Commission without participation of the leader of the main opposition Sher Bahadur Deuba of Nepali Congress (NC) has again raised some concerns about the intent of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.

Food for thought

March 21, 2019 02:00 am

It has become obvious that consuming fruits and vegetables laden with pesticides and insecticides result in a multiple health complications.

CK Raut, the leader of erstwhile Alliance for Independent Madhes (AIM), has launched a new organization named Janamat Party.

Ensuring tourists’ safety

March 19, 2019 02:00 am

Pokhara, the tourist town that serves as the main attraction for foreigners visiting Nepal, has been in the news in the last fortnight for casualties and injuries.

People may not be satisfied with the way the government is working. Yes, it has not been able to address aspirations of people. A considerable number of people feel no change in their lifestyles.

What kills Nepalis? Nepal has markedly reduced maternal and child mortality rate and fewer people die because of lack of health treatment nowadays than in the past.

Tame Biplav, but keep talking

March 14, 2019 02:00 am

The government’s decision to outlaw Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) led Nepal Communist Party can be debated in two ways.

Listen to Rolpali children’s pain

March 13, 2019 02:00 am

Students studying at Pitaraj Basic School (PBS) of Liwang, the district headquarters of Rolpa, have been fainting and collapsing inside classrooms, with troubling frequency for the past two months.

As dry season approaches, water scarcity becomes one of the major concerns of millions of people living in the capital city Kathmandu every year.

The government of K P Sharma Oli on Friday signed an agreement with secessionist leader CK Raut paving the way to bring him into mainstream politics from the treasonous movement that he was leading for the past six years. Prime Minister Oli and Raut shook hands and praised each other.

Madam President, tame yourself

March 10, 2019 07:35 am

On the eve of International Women’s Day, Nepal’s first female president should have been the subject of pride and praise among people.

Teachers working at community schools under government relief quota and at early childhood development centers (ECDCs) have been staging protests in Maitighar Mandala for the last few days.

Court and creative arts

March 6, 2019 02:00 am

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court issued such an order which could not only restrict production of creative arts, but also set an unpleasant precedent in the sphere of freedom of expression.

The latest report of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development shows that the import of major crops has increased significantly. We imported rice worth Rs 16.99 billion in first half of the Fiscal Year 2018/19.

How many more deaths do we need?

March 4, 2019 02:00 am

More than 132 people lost their lives in Kathmandu’s road accidents in the last six months, and 1,176 people died across the country in road accidents during the same time.

Nepali women sustained the country’s rural economy and ensured wellbeing of families while most males in hills and plains have left the country for earning a living.

Take weather forecast seriously

February 28, 2019 02:00 am

Wednesday afternoon stunned us all. The helicopter of Air Dynasty carrying seven passengers including Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari crashed near Pathibhara of Taplelung district.

Exercise restraint, reduce hostility

February 27, 2019 02:00 am

Disturbing reports are coming from Kashmir. Indian media are flooded with news of airstrikes at training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group in Balakot, Pakistan’s north-western Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which lies around 190 kilometers from Pakistani capital Islamabad.

Underground wires to beautify Kathmandu

February 26, 2019 03:44 am

Unmanaged city planning, haphazard road digging and dust pollution have defaced beautiful Kathmandu. Our city is in a mess. Electric pylons dangling overheard or even lying along the roadside, hindering mobility, posing greater risks of accidents and short circuits have made the matters worse.

Why are you hiding reports?

February 25, 2019 02:00 am

One of the hallmarks of post-2007 governments came to be promising to fulfill every single demand coming from virtually all sections, even forming commissions to study those demands and thereby to address them. In the last 12 years, there have been dozens of agreements between the governments of the day and dissenting groups which remain unimplemented.