Own who you really are

August 1, 2018 09:30 am

Dear Sadichha, I have been talking with a guy for two days. I’ve come to know that he is interested to talk to me as well. It was going good, but last night he asked me my age and I told that I was older than him. My age seems to have bothered him, as he suddenly started talking differently and distantly.

DANG / ROLPA, July 31: Dang district's Babai Rural Municipality-4 used to have a village named 'Maskidar'. The small settlement managed to retain its name for many generations.

POKHARA, July 26: Gandaki Province government has introduced its own set of operation guidelines for crusher industries. The new guideline details rules for excavation, collection and distribution of stone and sand.

KATHMANDU, July 18: In its joint election manifesto, the Nepal Communist Party had promised internet access to all the general public and also free internet services at public offices across the country. Government policies speak of the urgency of increased internet access to narrow the digital divide. Ministers often talk about smart cities, for which cheap internet services are essential.

KATHMANDU, July 13: At a time when they are under criticism from various quarters for their failure to do anything substantial, the elected officials of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) have begun efforts to have their salaries and perks increased.

DAMAK, July 5: He had an option to live a comfortable life as a royal physician in the Bhutanese capital, Thimphu. But when the regime evicted around 75,000 of its Nepali-speaking population in the early 1990s, Doctor Bhampa Rai made up his mind and decided to follow his fellow citizens.

SAMARA, July 2: There are not many teams in world football who boast an even moderately successful record against five-time World Cup winners Brazil but in recent years Mexico has proved it has what it takes to upstage the yellow-shirted powerhouse.

MOSCOW, June 24: The world is facing a currency war and the only hedge against the crash of the US dollar is real gold, a precious metal analyst has told. Holding physical gold is definitely the best hedge against a crash of any paper currency, and therefore also against a crash of the USD.

Mahottari to have its own stadium

June 23, 2018 12:54 pm

MAHOTTARI, June 23: Mayor Hari Prasad Mandal of Matihani municipality laid foundation to construct a stadium in the area.

Oghenekaro Etebo's own goal and a Luka Modric penalty gave Croatia a winning World Cup start against Nigeria in a poor Group D match in Kaliningrad.

WASHINGTON, June 7: He hectored Mexico’s leader over border wall funding. Lobbed statistics at the Canadian leader without checking his facts. Cajoled the British prime minister to crack down on protesters. Had a tête-à-tête with Russia’s head of state on a whim. Bonded with France’s prime minister over military parades.

Our own sporting heroes

May 22, 2018 01:30 am

If we are to produce next generation of cricketers who can compete at the highest level and go beyond gaining just ODI status the market needs to be as active

Be your own inspiration

May 16, 2018 11:03 am

Heart to heart with Malvika

Goodall ate fish and chips and cheesecake and listened to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in final hours

KATHMANDU, May 9: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun has said that the government will build the 1200 MW Budhigandaki Hydropower Project on its own and the tender process for the project will begin from next fiscal year. Budhigandaki is currently the only ready-to-implement reservoir-based hydropower project. The project’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) and tender documents are ready, according to officials.

BIRATNAGAR, May 8: A police investigation into the shooting of religious leader Acharya Sriniwas  has shown that the controversial godman had used hired guns to shoot him in the  hands. Police  concluded that Acharya,  who has been campaigning to reinstate a Hindu state, plotted the incident to ‘prove there is religious violence in Nepal’.

GORKHA, May 6: In order to make the government's school enrollment campaign successful, the prime minister, parliamentarians and local representatives have taken various initiatives. While some have assumed guardianship of indigent school children, others are busy with  door-to-door campaigns.

KATHMANDU, May 1: As many as 1, 692 ropanis of land of the Fewa Lake have been registered in the names of various individuals. Supreme Court on Sunday issued an interim order in the name of government to demolish illegal infrastructures built on the banks of the Fewa Lake, paving the way for the conservation of the lake.

Be your own light

April 30, 2018 00:40 am

Buddha’s motive was not to create a mass of followers and establish a new philosophy. He just wanted people to come out of suffering.

ACHHAM, April 10: During the conflict era, Armed Police Force (APF) had set up its camp by encroaching 64 ropanis of land belonging to local farmers in Sanfebagar.

A world of its own

April 6, 2018 09:22 am

Children are always either hooked on their parent’s mobile phones, playing computer games, or just watching television. In the lack of theme parks or even appropriate public spaces where children can play, they really don’t have many options.

KATHMANDU, March 26: After many district bodies overseeing reconstruction works at the district level on behalf of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) are set to be dissolved with the restructuring of the local bodies in line with the new federal setup, the NRA is considering setting up its own units for reconstruction in all the 31 earthquake-hit districts.

RAMECHHAP, March 20: A 25 years old woman of Khandadevi Rural Municipality-6 of Ramechhap has been accused of killing her two children on Sunday by setting them on fire.

DAMAK, March 11: Open defecation free (ODF) campaign, which had started with an objective to make the country free of open defecation by 2017, still has not succeeded in Jhapa district.

March 2: Ed Sheeran is reportedly planning to take his upcoming wedding to the next level.

Taking matters into his own hands

February 23, 2018 12:55 pm

Of all the calls Deepak Silwal usually receives many are matters of life and death. In the last six years that he has been helping people, Silwal has chosen not to publicize his deeds but, of late, people have become aware of this fact.

Be the Captain of your own ship

February 21, 2018 11:58 am

Dear Malvika,  I am a 23-year-old man currently studying master’s degree. These days I feel that my best friend, a girl who I’ve known for more than eight years, is not giving me the same attention that she used to before.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Tired of waiting for foreign grants, the government has started reconstructing schools damaged by the 2015 earthquakes on its own.

TU blames SC, MEPC for its own weaknesses

February 12, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: In order to cover its own weaknesses, Tribhuvan University (TU) has accused the Supreme Court (SC) of forcing it to issue affiliation to Kathmandu National Medical College (KNMC) after the Medical Education Probe Commission (MEPC) recently recommended action against 43 officials of TU, Kathmandu University and Nepal Medical Council for the issuance of the affiliation.

DANG, Jan 30: Shanti Chaudhary, the vice-chairperson of Gadhwa Rural Municipality, is the coordinator of the judicial committee of the rural municipality. As she has been entrusted with the responsibility of settling and resolving all the legal issues, she often has to travel to remote areas for doing her job.

Building your own bar

January 26, 2018 11:59 am

Whether you want to add more personality to your parties or savor your favorite cocktails in the comfort of your own house, the fact is it’s actually pretty easy. Devraj Moktan and Abhijeet KC at Le Mirch in LABIM mall, Patan, vouch for it. They work the days keeping the bar at the restaurant and claim, if you are interested in mixology, it’s actually pretty easy to start.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: A committee formed by the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to recommend measures to address the shortage of lendable funds has concluded that the government does not need to offer any relief for the bank and financial institutions (BFIs) at this moment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14:  The Nepali Army (NA) is to prepare the detailed project report (DPR) of the Kathmandu- Terai Madhes fast track on its own.

ACHHAM, Jan 5: A former bonded laborer, Janak Aaughi of Hattikot, Mallekh-8 of Achham district finally has a home to call his own. The government grant to construct homes, although it came late, has proved a huge respite for a former Haliya (indentured ploughman) like him.

ACCHAM, Jan 2: A former bonded laborer, Janak Aaughi of Hattikot, Mallekh-8 of Accham district finally has a home to call his own. The government grant to construct homes, although it came late, has proved a huge respite for a former Haliya (indentured ploughman) like him.

We were defeated by our own: Deuba

January 1, 2018 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Nepali Congress (NC) President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have expressed commitment to form a high-level probe to investigate into the defeat of NC in the recently held parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.

BARA, Dec 24: In what could be seen as a rare attitude, most owners of houses and huts constructed illegally on the sides of Birgunj-Patlaiya road are pulling those structures on their own. Most of these owners are cooperating with the authorities while sharing that they are excited that the road is being upgraded to a six-lane highway.

Making your own wood fire pizza

December 22, 2017 08:53 am

This is for those who enjoy hosting a barbeque party for their family and friends. In case you didn’t know, grilling meat over fire isn’t the only available option for some outdoor cooking. If you are willing to be a little more ambitious, you can host wood fire pizza party at any given time in your own backyard. Here, The Week shows you how.

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.

Lost in my own land

December 1, 2017 09:38 am

Sandeep Paudyal, who has been to many trekking expeditions in Nepal, says that everywhere he has gone foreign tourists have always been given preferential treatment. “It feels weird to say this but I have been a victim of racism in my own country,” says Paudyal sharing an instance of how a room they had booked during a trek to Annapurna Base Camp had been given to some foreign tourists by the time they reached the hotel.

The much-awaited national pride project – Budhi Gandaki Hydro power Project – is to be constructed at national investment. In this connection, the government has decided to complete the construction work of the 1,200-MW hydro power project within coming eight years.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Former prime minister and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that all the young people of the country are like his own children for him.

Strangers in our own land

November 21, 2017 01:00 am

From the first day of the trek, we felt like unwelcomed guests at a party. Even guides and porters seemed annoyed with Nepali tourists.

WASHINGTON, Nov 19: “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.

Your own journalism

November 14, 2017 01:30 am

From 2008 Mumbai terror attacks to 2015 devastating earthquakes of Nepal, citizen journalists have demonstrated their ability to provide first-hand accounts of events

Her own protector

November 6, 2017 01:00 am

Most women self-defense training in Nepal is mistakenly focused on ‘physical self-defense’

Your own ‘Chakka Panja’

November 3, 2017 08:11 am

It seems that everyone wants to make movies in this town. Yes, Chakka Panja made a lot of money and the second one did bumper business as well but that doesn’t mean everyone will make money in the movie industry.

Man kills own brother with khukuri

October 31, 2017 11:03 am

GAIGHAT, UDAYPUR, Oct 31: A man killed his brother with a khukuri at Belaka Municipality-5 in Udayapur on Monday, the police said.

China’s own path

October 29, 2017 00:30 am

Xi’s plan is far more comprehensive and forward-looking than most observers seem to think.

PARBAT, Oct 13: There was time when locals living in villages had to reach the district headquarters even for all kinds of recommendations from the government authorities. However, the scenario has changed in recent days after the local level elections. Villagers are elated that they no longer have to walk for miles for making any kinds of documents or solving any issues.