FourHappyFeet: Journey of lovebirds

March 5, 2019 15:45 pm

Chris McCandless aka Alexandar Supertramp from the movie ‘Into the Wild’, quoted money as an illusion and said that one can go anywhere and do anything. Sangam Bhandari and Shikha Neupane based in London are the living evidence of this fact.

DHANGADHI, July 1: Around two-thirds of the arable land in Province 7 does not have irrigation facilities. The other problems that farmers are facing include lack of improved seeds and fertilizers, according to Hema Raj Panta, a professor at Kailali Multiple Campus, Kailali.

KATHMANDU, May 28: An international conference on 'Marxism and Socialism' has been scheduled to be held here on coming May 30-31 on the occasion of the bicentenary of the birth anniversary of the founder of modern Communism Karl Marx.

PAKISTAN, April 14: The Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for lifetime from holding any public office, Xinhua news agency reported.

Latin America will host the most licensing rounds in its history, opening about 1,100 oil and gas blocks for foreign investment in 2018. Wood Mackenzie, an energy consultancy, expects intense exploration activity in deepwater basins around Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.

Holding their hands

March 30, 2018 11:32 am

About eight years ago, while in a public bus, Anita Ghale Gurung noticed two children communicating in sign language. Since then her inquisitiveness to learn Nepali sign language grew each day. “Even till today I have not mastered the art of communicating in sign language. I do face certain difficulties while trying to communicate with women at my organization. Yet I strive to learn from them every day,” says Gurung, founder of Happy Hands Nepal, an organization established for the empowerment of deaf women in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 21: The government has said that the attention has been drawn towards the conclusions and recommendations of the ‘Final Report on the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly Elections’ released yesterday by the European Union’s Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday established an election office at the New Baneshwar-based International Convention Center for conducting presidential elections on March 13.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Management Association of Nepal (MAN) is holding its 37th National Management Convention and Annual General Meeting in Kathmandu on Friday.

Four provinces holding meetings today

February 4, 2018 10:31 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: Four provinces, 2, 5, 6 and 7 are gearing up to hold their first provincial meeting today to decide on parliamentarian speakers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) is holding its 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election for a new executive committee on Friday. Two panels led by incumbent 1st vice president C N Pandey and 2nd vice president D K Sharma are contesting the election.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The United States has commended the citizens and government of Nepal for conducting peaceful, orderly, and broadly supported provincial assembly and parliamentary elections on November 26 and December 7.

Holding their own

December 11, 2017 00:15 am

As young girls practice their kicks, strikes and blocking skills, there is a smile of triumph on their face.

SC clears way for holding elections

November 2, 2017 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for holding the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The Legislature-Parliament is holding its last meeting today. According to Parliament Secretariat, the meeting is taking place at 3:00 pm today after taking a group photograph of lawmakers with speaker Onsari Gharti.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Nepali Congress (NC) has called on all political parties subscribing to democratic thoughts to participate in the broader democratic alliance.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: A day after CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Naya Shakti party formed a broader leftist alliance and announced to unify the parties after upcoming polls, Nepali Congress has started discussion with various other political parties with a plan to forge electoral alliance in the upcoming central and provincial parliaments.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Three major political parties have agreed to hold the federal and provincial elections on the same day.

KATHMANDU, August 4: Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is holding election for its new executive committee in Kathmandu on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 30: While clarifying that the Election Commission (EC) is not against the idea of holding both provincial and federal elections in a single go, Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said that the constitutional and logistical challenges make it difficult for them to hold the polls together.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Election experts have said that at least five to six billion rupees in election expanses could be saved if both the provincial assembly and parliamentary elections are conduct on the same day.

KATMANDU, July 27: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has proposed with the Election Commission (EC) to conduct both the provincial and central parliamentary elections simultaneously citing time constraints.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, upon returning from his recent state visit to India, said that the southern neighbor has congratulated Nepal for successfully holding the local polls in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 1: The United Kingdom has welcomed the completion of the second phase of local elections held on Wednesday.

BIRATNAGAR, June 22: Minister for Home Affairs, Janardan Sharma, has said that it was the responsibility of the government to hold the election in a fearless environment.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is holing a meeting with Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) at Singha Durbar on Wednesday.

JHAPA, May 10: As part of their poll campaigns, political parties in Jhapa are trying to woo the senior citizens by conducting various programs in their honor.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The meeting of the heavy weights of the two parties-CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) were held today at the office of House Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar in the capital city to discuss the current political situation.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN), a newly formed party comprising Madhes-based parties, is organizing a unification gathering in the Capital on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 20: CPN-UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali has said that UML is ready to back Prachanda-led government if it faces hurdles in the course of holding local-level electi

KATHMANDU, April 19: Major five political parties have made it clear that the local-level election would be held on May 14, the date announced for holding it.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said that all parties have equal responsibility of making the elections a success.

KATHMANDU, April 7: At a time when talks are going on that the local-level election can be held in two rounds to address the issues of Madhesh, the Nepali Congress (NC) insisted that it should be organized in a single phase.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Leaders from the Madhes-based parties are holding a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar.

PATHRI (Morang), Feb 25: Minister for Labour Surya Man Gurung has expressed his confidence that the current problems and challenges faced by the country would be resolved soon as the constitution amendment bill was forwarded and date for local poll was also announced recently.

JANAKPURDHAM, Feb 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi, has said that the government will take a strong action against the forces that try to disintegrate national integrity and sovereignty.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has argued that the democracy would be further strengthened in the country by holding all three levels of elections.

NEPALGUNJ, Jan 24: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday stressed that all the political parties should participate in polls to implement the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Even as major political parties reiterated on Saturday that the local-level elections must be held by mid-May, there are many hurdles to overcome to hold the elections within that time.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Chairman of the parliament's development committee Rabindra Adhikari has alleged that the government and political parties were not serious about holding election even as the constitution clearly states the term of the current parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has decided to hold conventions of its district, media house chapters and associates in eight different stages.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The Madhesi People's Rights Forum (Democratic) has said it will oppose the election if it is held by putting constitution amendment bill on hold.

BHAKTAPUR, Minister for Law, Ajay Shankar Nayak, has said that local bodies' election was the last alternative to give an outlet to the existing political problems.

BAITADI, Dec 17: Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development, Hit Raj Pandey, has said the government is now focused on implementing the constitution and holding local body election.

CHITWAN, Dec 16: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that there was no possibility of holding parliamentary election in the first phase.

CHITWAN, Dec 15: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the three major political parties, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Centre) were ready to hold local bodies' election by transforming the existing VDCs into local units.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Amid protests in various parts of the country against the proposed changes in the provincial boundaries and other provisions in the constitution, leaders from major four political parties on Wednesday discussed about holding the local elections.

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

KATHMANDU Nov 11: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has convened a press conference at 4 pm at his office in Singha Durbar today in the context of the incumbent government's 100 days in office.

Holding on to the folk roots

October 21, 2016 07:15 am

Music bands always tend to have fun anecdotes about their origin. In hindsight, it’s always amusing to hear how they unwittingly started a musical legacy and, the percussionist of Kutumba, Pavit Maharjan doesn’t disappoint either. He fondly recalls the day how Nepal’s famous folk instrumental ensemble was basically a couple of friends who opened a “chiya khane office.”