A day after sharing the first look poster of the film, makers of 'Thappad' on Friday dropped its power-packed trailer which deals with the social issue of domestic violence.

KATHMANDU, March 5: Lawmaker in the Provincial Assembly of Province 3, Narottam Baidya, has demanded the government to form a high-level judicial committee under the leadership of the incumbent or former justice to launch a fair probe into the Air Dynasty chopper crash in Taplejung last week.

Credibility in question

August 2, 2018 00:30 am

The NHRC’s Maleth report tends to justify use of force by law enforcement agencies. It goes against human rights norms and standards

KATHMANDU, July 21: Former Chief Justice Sushila Karki accused the government of being intolerant while Khagendra Sangraula questioned what kind of socialism the government was batting for. Karki added that if the government continued to turn a deaf ear to KC’s demands, a wave of protest would erupt across the country.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Solidarity for Dr GKC Alliance has questioned the legal basis of the government’s decision to ban civil protests in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Lawmakers from the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) and ruling CPN (Maoist Center) have criticized the government on various issues pertaining to the recent state visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Pampha Bhusal, spokesperson of CPN (Maoist Center) was one of the many parliamentarians who questioned security arrangements and civic felicitation during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on May 11 and 12.

KATHMANDU, Mar 23: Stakeholders including guardians, students, teachers and government officials have started taking Grade 10 exams easy in the second year of the implementation of the new examinations system.

KATHMANDU, March 14: A question has been raised over the legitimacy of the swearing-in of newly elected President Bidya Devi Bhandari after a letter of termination was handed over to Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli few minutes after he administered oath of office and secrecy to Bhandari.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Former president of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) Ganesh Thapa has said that the current presidential candidate of ANFA, Karma Tshering Sherpa, needed to correct himself on different matters before he could run the apex body of football in Nepal.

Utter negligence in question paper

December 24, 2017 13:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The questions probably confused sixth graders of 49 community schools who were sitting for exams of Social Studies and Population Education.  The Nepali questions, translated into English were worlds apart and reflected utter carelessness of teachers and publishers.

Virat Kohli was recently part of the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2017 Award function and he was asked a question by Manushi Chhillar, the newly crowned Miss World about how as a youth icon he had helped children.

ROLPA, Nov 12: Former minister and CPN (Maoist Center) leader Barshaman Pun were ambushed during his election campaign in Bhittabang, Madi Rural Municipality-1 of Rolpa on Saturday.

ROLPA, Nov 11: Former minister and CPN (Maoist Center) leader Barshaman Pun was ambushed during his election campaign in Bhittabang, Madi Rural Municipality-1 of Rolpa on Saturday. His vehicle was ambushed at around 10:30 am while en route to Ghartigaun from Sukhaodar. The vehicle sustained minor damage but nobody got injured.

Political analyst Hari Roka is all for the new left alliance, which he thinks will help to clearly demarcate the leftist and rightist forces in Nepali politics. The one-time Maoist lawmaker shared his insights on the new alliance and its electoral prospects with Mahabir Paudyal and Prashant Lamichhane.

WASHINGTON, Sept 28: How do you pay for an estimated $5.8 trillion tax cut? For President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders, that is the mostly unanswered $5,800,000,000,000 question.

KATHMANDU, September 11: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has urged the media and the general public not to question the ongoing investigations into corruption cases being carried out by the anti-graft body.

Lawmakers question CIAA performance

August 1, 2017 17:15 pm

KATHMANDU, August 1: Lawmakers have expressed concerns over what they termed 'non-active' role of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) at time when the increasing policy-level corruption was destroying the nation, culture and the entire system.

BARDIBAS, August 1: "We don't receive any medicines for free, doctors write it down on a piece of paper and we buy it outside."

The big question

June 9, 2017 09:17 am

I have been married for three and half years now and whenever my wife and I attend weddings, bartabandas and other social ceremonies, our relatives hover around us and begin their interrogation session regarding when we plan to have a child and make them all proud. Before I got married, the same relatives would follow me around during family gatherings and ask me when I would get married. Now that I am married, they still keep on harassing me and now my wife as well with their ‘baby’ remarks and queries.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Growing number of poll-related violence in the backdrop of the local elections has exposed lapses in the 'integrated polls security plan' of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has started investigations into the reported shortage of question papers at various exam centers during the ongoing examinations of Grade 12.

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Ajay Shankar Nayak is an MP belonging to CPN (Maoist Center) from Siraha district. Nayak, who is a close aide of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, was actively involved in drafting the two constitution amendment bills (the one that has been withdrawn and the one registered in parliament last week). Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal and Ashok Dahal asked Nayak why the Madheshi parties were opposing the newly-tabled amendment bill, when it was aimed at taking them into confidence. And how will the government hold local election on May 14 in the face of Madheshi Morcha’s decision to disrupt election?

JANAKPUR, March 27: Maliyani Devi Yadav of Birendra Bazar is 50. However, she looks much older than that. She has lived an impoverished life after losing her husband. She was forced to take care of her small children solely amid extreme poverty. She nonetheless struggled and groomed her family.

PAC to question PM over Ncell tax

March 17, 2017 00:40 am

KATHMANDU, March 17: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the parliament on Tuesday decided to summon Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal for questioning in connection to the cabinet's decision to recover capital gains tax (CGT) from TeliaSonera.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The question papers of the examinations to select Nepali security personnel for deployment in the UN peacekeeping missions were leaked two hours before the examinations on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: A section of Kathmandu-based diplomats have raised questions about the contribution of Prithvi Narayan Shah in Nepal's nation-building process, leaving politicians, former diplomats and others to construe this as an attempt to dictate and destroy Nepal's 'national narrative'.

JUMLA, Nov 8: Palke Nepali, 45, an asthma patient was having difficulty to breathe on Sunday morning. Within an hour villagers rushed her to a private medical clinic on a stretcher.

"You saw the clip, you shared with other people, so you made the controversy," says Radhika Apte to a reporter on being asked about leaked sex scenes from Parched.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The government has sought public feedback on the proposed third amendment to the Vehicles and Transport Management Act, 1993 that aims at introducing tough measures on road safety in the wake of recent deadly road accidents.

K P Sharma Oli has forcefully raised some big questions with the rival party leaders who are going to form the new government. He asked the rival leaders what will be the fate of some major national projects in particular that were expedited during his nine-month tenure.