Time for national awakening

June 8, 2020 12:16 pm

Murder of  Nabaraj BK and a group of his friends all belonging to the Dalit community, a gruesome act of violence driven by discrimination and racism, is again bringing up latent patterns of social exclusions, structural patterns that are still dominant in the society.

Perils of nationalism

May 28, 2020 02:00 am

When it was decided that the United States would join the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson promised the world would be “made safe for democracy”. Having been reelected in 1916 with the campaign slogan “He kept us out of war”, this decision marked a reversal of the initial position of ‘neutrality’ adopted by America in 1914. But it wasn’t just Wilson who had a change of heart; the entire country witnessed a shift in public opinion. The sinking of the Lusitania, the revelation made by the Zimmermann Telegraph, in culmination with other factors, suggested imminent danger to the sovereignty of United States, and in response, President Wilson issued the declaration of war in 1917.

In quarantine, in America

May 3, 2020 12:41 pm

Too much freedom spoils a country and its characters. I have evolved as an unstable character since I started working from home beginning mid-March because of stay-at-home orders owing to the coronavirus pandemic. My workspace keeps changing from couch to study table to dining table to the kitchen island to deck depending on my mood. I can occupy any space I want anytime. Had it not been for the coronavirus, I would be working from a space that is neither assigned nor reserved to me.

How ruling class is bankrupting nation

October 28, 2018 02:00 am

In a democracy where money is increasingly becoming an important ingredient for electoral success, the government seems at times virtually powerless

Nation of challenges

September 2, 2018 02:00 am

There has been a serious breach of norms in making of provinces. Whose interest were our parties trying to serve by chopping Province 2 off from the hills?

A weak economy and accusations of collusion await the incoming prime minister

TULSIPUR, July 25: Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has spoken of the need of carrying out a feasibility study to develop the country into a sports hub.

JERUSALEM, July 19: Israel’s parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the government was working to lead the nation on the way towards prosperity.

May 21: The private wealth of Indians shot up 25 per cent between 2016 and 2017, taking the country to the sixth spot among the world top 10 wealthiest countries - one rank higher than in 2016.

BHAKTAPUR, April 27: The Higher School Leaving Certificate Examination of Grade XII has started across the nation from today.

PM addresses nation from Rara Lake

April 14, 2018 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, April 14: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been addressing from Rara Lake on the occasion of Nepali New Year 2075 in the name of nation. For this, on Friday Prime Minister Oli left Mugu district from Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been scheduled to address from Rara Lake on the occasion of Nepali New Year 2075 in the name of public. For this, Prime Minister Oli has left Mugu district from Kathmandu.

DOLAKHA, April 12: The country is suffering a loss of around Rs 1.2 billion per month due to delay in the construction of the 456 MW Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, according to project officials. The national pride project was initially expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

MORANG, April 8: An unidentified group has shot at a Hindu religious leader in Biratnagar in the early hours on Sunday. The gunmen fired three shots at Sriniwasacharya at around 2 am. Sriniwasacharya, 26, sustained injuries to his left shoulder and is being treated at Biratnagar-based Neuro Hospital, according to DSP Bishnu Hari Koirala.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has hinted that the nation is facing a critical phase in near future.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa said that publicity of religion and sectarian attitude are dangerous to the nation.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today stressed on the equal responsibility of every citizen to maintain peace and achieve prosperity in the country.

KALINCHOWK, March 4: The Himalayan village of Kalinchowk, sitting at an altitude of about 12,000 feet in eastern Nepal and known for its temple to the Hindu goddess Kali, gets snow every year. After a recent storm, the town's young people flock to wooden lodges and dance around campfires.

Refugees within the nation

March 4, 2018 01:00 am

Deceived by nature, Dhey village is on the verge of becoming a ghost village. Its people are becoming victims of refugees of climate change

NAWALPARASI, Mar 1: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the good governance, stability, development and prosperity were the need of the hour.

KATHMANDU, Feb15: Following the cabinet of ministers meeting, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will address the nation at 11 AM and step down from his post today.

Nation building begins at home

February 6, 2018 11:44 am

I was on my usual bus ride. There was nothing peculiar about the day. The sun began to set in its usual direction indicating little children to head home before it got dark. The traffic police held out his hand at different angles in order to direct the impatient vehicles while the migratory birds chirped and flew across, disobeying the traffic orders.

Maghe Sankranti fervor grips nation

January 15, 2018 09:04 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: On the first day of the Nepali month of Magh, people across the country celebrate Maghe Sankranti with special zeal and fervor.

Red wave sweeps the nation

December 11, 2017 06:58 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Early vote counting results show the CPN-UML, which has bagged the most seats under the first-past-the-post electoral system, is leading the vote count under the Proportional Representation (PR) category as well.

Red wave sweeps the nation

December 11, 2017 02:59 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Early vote counting results shows the CPN-UML, which has bagged the most seats under the first-past-the-post electoral system, is leading the vote count under the Proportional Representation (PR) category as well.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 29: Nepali Congress leader and a candidate to the House of Representatives from Kanchanpur-2, NP Saud has stated that the unnatural alliance of two communist parties will push the nation toward instability.

BEIRUT, Nov 5:  Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri resigned from his post in a televised address from the Saudi capital Saturday, accusing Hezbollah of taking the country hostage, in a surprise move that plunged the nation into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The ruling partner Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is to use 'democracy with king' in its election manifesto. Party spokesperson Bhuwan Pathak said the party planned to include constitutional monarchy in the form of 'change with continuity' in its manifesto for upcoming elections of the House of Representatives and State Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) chairman Kamal Thapa has said the RPP has called for reinstating Nepal as a Hindu nation since that was the country's identity for the last five thousand years.

An inundated nation

August 18, 2017 19:22 pm

The reports of the recent flooding, which are yet to uncover the full extent of the disaster, claim that over one-hundred lives have been lost and hundreds of thousands affected in what is one of the worst rains in 15 years in Nepal. Approximately US $1.3million has been pledged to the flood response in the country, as of data available on August 16.

YOUNGSTOWN, July 26: Celebrating a slim but symbolic health-care win in Washington, President Donald Trump told supporters in Ohio on Tuesday night that the nation was one step closer to liberation from the “Obamacare nightmare.”

KATHMANDU, June 26: Muslims across the country are celebrating Edi-ul-Fitr with zest and zeal today. The great festival of the Islamic community is being observed with great gaiety and gusto by reciting special Namaz, offering prayers in mosque, receiving blessings from the elders and giving blessings to juniors.

BALI, May 28: Indonesia on Saturday deported Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on the tourist island of Bali mesmerized her homeland for more than a decade.

PM to address the nation at 4pm

May 24, 2017 13:19 pm

KATHMANDU, May 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is set to address the nation from his office in Singhadurbar at 4pm today (Wednesday).

KATHMANDU, May 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the country had moved towards the course of constitution enforcement along with a national unity with the commencement of a process for the local-level election.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Students from different organizations affiliated to the Unified Students' Organization today have encircled the district education offices across the country citing that the government failed to implement the decision of withdrawing the increased fees by private schools.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Rastriya Prajatantra Party chairman Kamal Thapa has said that contribution to nation building could be made through social works.

DOTI,  April 18: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Ramesh Lekhak has warned of the risk of conflict in the country due to two kinds of extremism.

The malnourished nation

March 3, 2017 01:05 am

So how many times did you forget to feed your son? Shanti Maya* recalls one of the curious mothers at the malnutrition rehabilitation center asking her just a couple of hours after her arrival. She clearly found the question to be upsetting. Even now, Shanti insists that she genuinely believed that her boy was born to be that way, skinny and short. She never considered it to be a medical issue.

PM to address the nation at 5pm

February 28, 2017 14:08 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to address the nation today at 5pm.

The United States is a nation of immigrants

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Issuing a second statement within a month, former king Gyanendra has said that he has not moved away from a sense of responsibility towards the people and the nation.

Curtain falls on Seventh Nation Games

December 30, 2016 21:25 pm

DHARAN, Dec 30: With promises to hold the next edition of the National Games in Mid Western Region after two years, the week-long Seventh National Games concluded on Friday in Dharan amidst poor management, weak infrastructure, political clash and serious issue of discipline violation.

CHITWAN, Dec 2: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairperson Kamal Thapa has said that RPP will present amendment proposal to the second constitution amendment bill registered at the Parliament Secretariat on last Tuesday to press for reinstatement of Nepal as a Hindu nation.

Nepali eves eye to upset Test nation

November 24, 2016 11:40 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepali national women's cricket team has set sight on beating at least one of the Test-playing sides in the Women's Asia Cup 2016 T20 cricket tournament to be held from November 26 to December 4 in Bangkok, Thailand.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Several drug stores across the country are running without registration for years. However, the government has not worked significantly to bring them under the book.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Kukur Tihar, the second day of the five-day Tihar festival, is being observed across the country on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato has accused the three major political parties of conspiring against the country in the name of impeachment against CIAA chief Lo kman Singh Karki.

WASHINGTON, Sept 11: President Barack Obama is joining the nation in remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11 attacks 15 years ago.