Federalism might fail

August 11, 2019 02:00 am

Leaders whom we entrusted infant federalism have limited vision or skills as to how they will nurture the new system. They are running the show like they did under constitutional monarchy

KATHMANDU, July 25: The talks held between the representatives of Dr Govinda KC and the government team could not strike a deal after both the sides did not budge from their stances.

BANEPA, July 7: Beema Samiti -- the insurance sector regulator -- has said that it will direct insurance companies that fail to meet the new paid-up capital requirement within the specified deadline to pursue merger.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index lost 10 points early on Monday's trading but staged a comeback mid-session with the index recouping all its losses during the day. However, stocks came under pressure in the final trading hour with the index closing 4.82 points lower at a three-month low of 1,179.71 points.

FPOs fail to attract investors

July 3, 2018 05:00 am

KATHMANDU, July 3: With stocks on the downward path in recent months, attraction among follow-on public offering (FPO) among investors has also waned. Three recent FPOs have received lukewarm response from the public.

Increasingly, climate scientists are calling for climate models to focus more on CO2 levels and less on temperature.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has asserted that the incumbent government cannot afford to be a failure in any sector and is not willing to fail either.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The equity market maintained an overall negative bias this week. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index posted losses of more than 8 points in three out of five trading days, while the remaining two trading days witnessed gains of less than 2 points only.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Mountaineers on Tuesday could not get to the top of Mt. Everest due to bad weather. Over 100 mountain climbers were making preparations to scale the Third Pol

KATHMANDU, April 16: Nepali players have presented average performance during the six rounds of matches in the ongoing Kathmandu GM International Open Chess Tournament on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 5:  A meeting held on Monday between Left Alliance and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) ended inconclusively.

KATHMANDU, March 1: A meeting between  Left Alliance and the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) ended inconclusively after they could not strike a deal on power-sharing on matters related to joining the government.

When words fail

February 23, 2018 13:05 pm

Fermentation Theater along with Danfe Theater recently staged Witch, a wordless play, at Sarwanam Theater in Kathmandu. The play depicted the social reality of Nepal through a tale of love, jealousy, and superstition. However, the entire play didn’t have a single dialogue.

ROLPA, Feb 5: People in towns and villages have felt sheer changes in their day-to-day life following the implementation of federalism across the nation. Land prices have skyrocketed; tea shops, hotels, eateries have been doing brisk business. The change in governing order has touched almost everyone even in the remote areas like Rolpa.

CHITWAN, Jan 25: Nine hundred and thirty out of 2,236 candidates who contested the local level elections in Chitwan district have still not submitted the details of their election expenses, nine months into the elections.

JAJARKOT, Jan 4: After the successful conclusion of May 14 local elections, Bheri Municipality of Jajarkot district held its first municipal meeting on May 19. The meeting decided to make the municipality clean and green.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Five major political parties failed to reach a solution to resolve current political deadlock despite discussing for two hours at Office of the Prime Minister, Baluwatar.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 3: Candidates of the parliamentary and provincial elections spent days to form their agendas and strategies with hopes of impressing the voters. Unfortunately, their agendas have turned ineffective to attract the voters.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Special Court has demanded Rs 10 million each in bail from the chief of Tax Settlement Commission (TSC) Lumbdhwaj Mahat and member Umesh Prasad Dhakal on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: In every election, voters expect the candidates to come up with new ideas and agendas that can make vast improvements in their localities. Besides that, they also expect the candidates to make sure that their agendas are different than that of their rivals.

MILAN, Nov 14: Italian football boss Carlo Tavecchio said recently that failure to qualify for the World Cup would be the apocalypse and his worst fears came true on Monday as they missed out on the finals for the first time in 60 years.

Polls fail to excite Palpa locals

November 14, 2017 05:15 am

PALPA, Nov 14: The entire Palpa district was heated up with the fever of local elections but unfortunately there is no such excitement in the locals for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial polls.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Though the elections in the past used to elate investors, the stock market has, however, taken a downward course in recent days even when the election fever has gripped the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Top leaders of the major political parties remained divided over the contents of the Bill on National Medical Education that is under consideration in the Parliament.

When words fail

September 8, 2017 08:45 am

Durga Baral, winner of this year’s Jagdamba Shree Puraskar, says he started his journey as an artist with coal and wall, which he considered to be his pen and paper. Without formal training, he credits his success as a cartoonist today to constant practice and a positive attitude to pursue a passion.

SAPTARI, September 4: Anita Sada, 28, is not unaware of the local level elections taking place on 18 September. Sada lost her house to floods three weeks ago.

SEOUL, August 26: North Korea fired several rockets into the sea Saturday in the continuation of its rapid nuclear and missile expansion, while the United States and South Korea appeared to offer different readings of the success of the launches.

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Nearly year-long  efforts to amendment  the constitution a second time came to an end on Monday, with the ruling parties failing to garner the requisite two-thirds majority in the 592-member parliament.

NEW YORK, July 30: Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law — or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections.

WASHINGTON, July 24: There are many reasons why the Senate will probably reject Republicans’ crowning bill razing much of former President Barack Obama’s health care law. There are fewer why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might revive it and avert a GOP humiliation.

KATHMANDU, July 11: While production of honey is growing with every passing year, Nepali beekeepers have not been able to meet even the domestic demand.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Three-way talks between Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Center) and the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN)  to resolve the longstanding stalemate over local polls ended inconclusively Saturday after RJPN leaders rejected a request to take part in the second phase  local elections under the existing circumstances.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Inside a big hall of Tri-Chandra Campus at the heart of the capital city, teachers and students were recently communicating but they could not hear each other's words.

LONDON, May 22: Arsene Wenger's proud record is over: Arsenal has failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years.

BHAKTAPUR, April 24: The standing committee meeting of the main opposition CPN (UML) has stressed on holding local poll in a single phase, slated for May 14.

JANAKPUR/BIRGUNJ/BARA, March 31: Even as the Madhes-centric parties remain undecided over contesting the upcoming local elections, the election fever is gradually gripping the protest-hit Province 2 with the poll date approaching fast.

BIRTAMOD, March 4: CPN-UML senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has said that the constitution promulgated through the Constituent Assembly (CA) would fail if all three tiers of elections were not held by January 21, 2018.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index plunged 31.89 points this week to close at 1,337.46 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has complained that political parties were yet to institutionalize the democratic system.

Parties fail to forge consensus, again

December 26, 2016 19:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The meeting of the seven political parties held at the call of Speaker Onsari Gharti failed to forge consensus on the measures to clear the political deadlock after the parties did not budge from their respective positions.

JHAPA, Dec 21: Food products prices in the market are ever increasing. Because of soaring prices of rice, pulse and vegetables, managing two meals a day has become a challenge for the poor. On the other hand farmers are forced to sell their produce at cheaper rates. Paddy farmers in Jhapa lament that due to the gross negligence of government bodies, every year they are deprived of returns from their produce.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Experts have said that the reconstruction and renovation of heritage sites by foreign governments has been taking time as they lack proper and detailed knowledge about Nepal's arts, culture and heritage.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: A parliamentary committee has directed the government to punish the heads of development projects that fail to adequately spend their budgets.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: With Dr Govinda KC likely to be admitted to the ICU any time, the second day of talks  on his demands om Monday failed as neither side showed any flexibility.

KAVRE, Nov 16:Rammaiya Bishwokarma of Chipleti village in Karve was more than happy when she received Rs 50,000 as the first installment of housing grant.

Organic onions of Jumla fail to get buyers

September 12, 2016 00:50 am

JUMLA, Sept 12: Basanti Devkota of Chandannath-1 in Jumla has a new job these days -- take onions out in the sun in the morning, and store it inside house in the evening.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Human beings are compulsive list makers. We create and consume lists in our day to day life. Be it our shopping list, or be it the ‘Top 20 songs to make you feel good’ list that we’ve loaded on YouTube.

KATHANDU, July 14: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Ananda Prasad Pokharel has claimed that the no-confidence motion registered against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli by CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress will not be successful.

SINDHULI, July 2: Although Rama Lama of Dobhan in Kamalamai Municipality at Sindhuli has annual income of less than Rs 20,000, his name has not been included in list of people living under poverty line. Similar is the situation of Kancha Tamang, another local. Both of them have to struggle to feed their family.

KATHMANDU, June 25:One of the main duties of the city police under the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office is to clear all kinds of obstructions along the roadside in downtown Kathmandu.