Nepal will play their first-ever One-Day International game against the Netherlands on Wednesday (August 1) but Paras Khadka, their captain, believes this is just the beginning for his side. Nepal had secured the ODI status by beating Papua New Guinea in the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Harare in March this year.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Ahead of every election, the Sikta Irrigation Project dominates the electioneering. But all the poll contestants conveniently sideline the project once the election is over.

KATHMANDU, July 29: To end the persistent budget transfers and flouting of fiscal discipline, the government has announced that it will not make any budget transfer until the third or last trimester.

KHOTANG, July 29: Nearly six months after the expiry of the deadline, only 60% of blacktopping work has been completed at the Lamidanda Airport, the oldest airport of Khotang.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Instead of addressing the demands raised by Dr Govinda KC, the senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the 18th day of his fast-unto-death, the government seems only interested in bringing him to Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) is all set to start a new rule in the accident-prone Jagati-Koteshwar road section under which heavy vehicles including trucks, cargo vehicles and passenger buses will have to use the left side of the road while motorcycles, cars, taxis, tourist buses, and government vehicles will have to use the right side.

DADELDHURA, July 15: The only covered hall at Khalanga of Dadeldhrua was damaged after incessant rainfall. The covered hall was built in 2040 BS to organize a mini table tennis game.

BIRGUNJ, July 14: The Birgunj Metropolitan City is one of the total six metropolitan cities in the country and the only metropolitan in Province 2. The metropolis, however, is still struggling to get the status of open defecation free (ODF) zone as some 4,220 households here still do not have access to toilets.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Although tea has been considered as a competitive product of the country, most of the tea farmers are apparently uninterested in expanding their business.

CHITWAN, July 12: Khahare, also known as Bridge 1 at Narayangadh-Mugling road has subsided at Icchakamana rural municipality of Chitwan halting two way vehicular movement.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Banks and financial institutions can hereafter make a margin call only after reduction of the price by 20 percent according to monetary policy 2075/76.

My only love

July 10, 2018 11:35 am

Just to say “I love you”Never seems enough

The Only Story, Every Day and The Last of the Tsars

DHARAN, June 20: Founder member of National Invention Center and Magsaysay award winner Mahabir Pun has said that infrastructures (road and railway connectivity, schools, bridge, Internet and extension of telephone lines) alone cannot help develop our country.

KATHMANDU, June 6: A system has been in place in the federal set up to keep only 54 departments under the federal ministries.

GUATEMALA: People of the villages skirting Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire began mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Investors will have to wait for few more few weeks to get margin trading facility from brokerage firms as Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) needs to get the nod of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to start such service.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Only 73 women leaders have made it to the central committee of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) which was formed after the merger between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center).

KATHMANDU, May 15: Although over 5,000 public vehicles older than 20 years are plying the roads across the country according to government estimates, only 395 have been taken under control or dismantled, a data compiled by the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) shows.

ROLPA, April 29: Of the 681 students who appeared for their eighth grade exam, only 42 passed in Rolpa's Triveni rural municipality. 291 students were given grace marks during the exams.

GORKHA, April 27: Following the devastating 2015 earthquake, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) took the responsibility of reconstructing 58 school buildings in quake epicenter Gorkha district. However, three years on, JICA has completed the construction of only one building so far.

CHITWAN, April 27: So far, only 30 quake victim families in Chitwan district have received the third tranche of the reconstruction grant, indicating the slow progress in post-quake reconstruction.

Only in Nepal

April 13, 2018 11:12 am

Only in Nepal can taxi drivers be bold enough to take out rallies demanding to be given the right to fleece customers. Only in Nepal can tanker drivers and oil suppliers block supply when stringent testing measures are proposed. Only in Nepal can an association of banks gang up against a member for trying to follow the rules of free market competition.

KATHMANDU, March 2: As Nepal Medical Council (NMC), the apex body of medical doctors in the country, marked its 55th anniversary on Wednesday, doctors and experts expressed worries over the lack of specialty doctors to provide certain specialized health services in the country.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The newly-formed government led by KP Sharma Oli is mulling to revise the voluntary retirement scheme announced by the erstwhile government for civil servants for over fifty years.

There is only love

February 22, 2018 09:47 am

Grasping her hands closely, I halt my heart  At the edge of her lips and stare deeper inside

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been appointed as chairman of his parliamentary party. Dahal was nominated so during today’s parliamentary party meeting at Singhadurbar, Devendra Paudel, one of MC’s politicians said.

SURKHET, Feb 18: Out of total 215 staffers deployed at seven ministries of Province 6, only 40 of them have attended the office so far. The absence of staffers has badly affected the operation of day-to-day work here.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to send ministers from the party into the new government led by CPN-UML Chairman KP Oli only after a package agreement is reached on party unification and power sharing.

DHANUSHA, Feb 11: The works of the province legislature and executive bodies have been affected as not all the civil servants assigned to these bodies have reported for work in Province-2.

Special Court, 17 per cent of cases settled

Method Consultancy in association with Khwopa Engineering College, Liwali of Bhaktapur did a study on the reconstruction of buildings at Taulachhen Tole, Municipality ward number 9. According to their survey, only 23 buildings damaged due to the 2015 earthquakes out of 227 have been reconstructed.

JHAPA, Feb 3: Anil Jogi is an eighth grader. He goes to school only during winter. It's not because he dislikes school but because he cannot manage to attend classes except in the dry season.  “The way to school is difficult. We cannot get through the route any other time except winter. We cannot cross the rivers,” he said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31:  Even nearly three years since the 2015 devastating earthquake, only 57 houses have been reconstructed in  Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), where a total of 7,171 houses were damaged.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Boosting agricultural production and exports for narrowing the trade deficit are priorities in all periodic plans and fiscal policies, but these priorities never get implemented in reality. Ginger is among several competitive products affected by such inaction.

Why only two options?

January 25, 2018 09:39 am

Does taking science as a major subject in higher education tells that a student is genius, intelligent or of higher spirit? Can’t students enhance their skills required for a promising career through other streams? It is disheartening that many people are not aware about other faculties except science and management, even students don’t know.

The election expenditure of Puspa Kamal Dahal is put at Rs 994,542. Similarly, Dahal’s nearest rival, Bikram Pandey, of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) submitted the election expenditure details of Rs 939,940, according to the District Election Office.

ROLPA, Jan 13: The current academic year will end soon but students are yet to be taught more than half the course in most schools of Rolpa district. However, this is not the first time that such a situation has arisen. Every year, students in Rolpa are compelled to appear in the final exams without completing their course, showing the sorry state of the education system here.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Sabitra Bhandari’s only goal of the match helped departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) finish as group winner by defeating Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) 1-0 in the ongoing 16th Women’s National Football League under the National Sports Council (NSC) Championship on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON) has directed the sides concerned to provide information about their financial status before issuing their initial public offering (IPO) so that the people can make informed decision.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav on Sunday said that the parliamentary seats under the proportional representation (PR) system will be allocated only after the election of the National Assembly. The EC has already completed the verification of the PR votes but has not yet publicized the official poll results and the parliamentary PR seats won by the parties.

RAUTAHAT, Dec 29: The dipping temperature resulting in chilling cold has adversely affected normal life across the country. But it's the people from the marginalized communities who have been hit hard by the freezing temperature at the moment.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Only four out of 55 Liquid Petroleum (LP) gas industries in the country have received quality certification from Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM).

GORKHA, Dec 17: Thirty-two months after the catastrophic earthquake of 2015, only 5,565 of the 60, 815 houses damaged by the quake in the district have been completely reconstructed while around 10,000 are under construction. Reconstruction of more than half the quake-damaged houses is yet to start.

GORKHA, Dec 17: Thirty-two months after the catastrophic earthquake of 2015, only 5,565 of the 60, 815 houses damaged by the quake in the district have been completely reconstructed while around 10,000 are under construction. Reconstruction of more than half the quake-damaged houses is yet to start.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: In modern football, a player’s ability of playing in numerous positions is regarded as his biggest asset. Whenever a club searches for new players for its team, the coaching staff prefers a versatile player who can play in different positions.

NUWAKOT, Dec 5: Only ten percent of the Galchi-Rasuwagadhi road has been completed even after a year of the commencement of the work.  The transportation in the route will be blocked for eight hours daily in order to complete the construction work within the given time of 21 months.

Nepal is exercising the federalism after the conclusion of the three-level elections- local, provincial and federal parliamentary. A lot of works are yet to be done before putting the new structure in place. The proper allocation of revenue and mobilization of means and resources of the state is uncertain until the financial commission is formed.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Majority of MBBS graduates, who appeared in a licensing examination on Saturday by the Nepal Medical Council (NMC), have failed the exam.

BIRGUNJ, Nov 30: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is also the President of the Nepali Congress, has accused the communists of posing themselves as a stumbling block to the amendment to the constitution.