KATHMANDU, April, 23: Matatirtha Aunshi or Aamako Mukh Herne Din (Mother’s Day) is being celebrated on Thursday throughout the country.

KATHMANDU/ NEPALGUNJ, August 1: A week has elapsed since the main canal of Sikta Irrigation Project broke down during testing but the government remains non-responsive on the matter of a project which is meant for making an economic impact in Province 5.

Silent roar of a tiger

June 27, 2018 08:22 am

As a student of zoology, I often visit the zoo. In my earlier visits, I had never seen a tiger. But during my recent visit to the zoo, I was fortunate enough to see a real tiger staring at me from a mere distance of three meters. However, all my excitement and curiosity vanished in a matter of seconds seeing the tiger in a pathetic situation. It was just like a lifeless animal standing in front of me.  That tiger didn’t have the grandeur that I had imagined a tiger would possess; it continued staring helplessly.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Works on two important hydropower projects -- West Seti and Budhigandaki-- have failed to gain momentum despite the government commitment to harness hydropower potentials by building reservoir-based plants.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Police have intervened at the office of Bibeksheel Sajha Party (BSP) to remove banner that welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi but remarked that Nepali people “hadn’t forgotten the blockade.”

GOYANG, April 28: North Korean state media were silent Saturday, a day after the leaders of the two Koreas met and vowed to remove nuclear weapons from the peninsula and work toward a formal end to the Korean War. Despite the bold declaration, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in failed to provide any new measures on a nuclear standoff that has captivated and terrified millions.

WASHINGTON, March 26:  Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling her story in a highly anticipated interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Transparency International Nepal has criticized the government’s silence toward the growing trend of institutionalization of corruption in public institutions.

Silent period begins for phase 2 polls

December 5, 2017 06:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: The silent period for the second phase parliamentary and provincial assembly elections begin from midnight Monday, barring political parties and poll candidates from electioneering any further.

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has again called on political parties, candidates, voters, and media to fully abide by the election silent period.

Silent period for phase-I polls begins

November 24, 2017 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The silent period for the first round of parliamentary and provincial assembly elections began from Thursday mid-night, barring political parties and candidates from organizing election campaigns.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The silent period for the first phase elections will begin from today midnight in 32 districts.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: A parliamentary probe committee investing alleged rigging and other irregularities in the 2013 Constituent Assembly (CA) election submitted its report at the penultimate sitting of the current parliament on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: As the Dashain celebrations have already begun, people from outside the Valley, those residing here for various purposes like for jobs, study, business and those Nepali en route to home from abroad are seen exiting from Kathmandu valley via Thankot, Sanga, Dakshinkali and Balaju points.

LONDON, August 14:  Big Ben will fall silent next week in London as a major restoration project gets underway.

The silent explosion

July 22, 2017 00:15 am

For thousands of years, we have ignored the fundamental topic of sex, turning a deaf ear as though it did not exist

BIRATNAGAR, June 25: With the last day for election campaign about 12 hours away, all the political parties have intensified their election campaigns using all of their energy in Biratnagar Metropolitan City.

The silent epidemic

May 26, 2017 08:47 am

Back then is eight years ago and Astha* (name changed) was a 13-year-old eighth grader. She says she is unsure of her justification because even though she was a victim of emotional bullying by her peers at school, she is also well aware that she wasn’t the only one. They didn’t feel the need to hurt themselves but she did.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has again urged the political parties and the candidates of the local level polls to fully abide by the ethics to be followed during the silence hour.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Although we are in silent period mandated by the election code of conduct, it appears that people, including politicians, candidates and voters, seem to continue soliciting votes or conducting such campaign in figurative languages in the social media.

KATHMANDU, May 11: The 'silent period' that begins 48 hours before the polls open in an election is the time which the voters, candidates, monitors, media and the election officers to reflect on their preparations so as to make informed decisions, former election commissioners have stressed.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The Election Commission (EC) has said that political parties will not be allowed to conduct election related publicity campaigns during 'silent period' which will begin from Thursday midnight and remain effective until the voting concludes.

Silent and divided

September 28, 2016 00:35 am

As things stand, most public intellectuals hesitate to take sides even on issues that do not require any ifs and buts

Silent killers

August 18, 2016 00:45 am

The three months of monsoon wreak havoc with the lives of Nepalis. Monsoon floods and landslides claim hundreds of people every year. This is also the time for the spread of well-known infectious diseases like typhoid, cholera and malaria. Then there are the comparably lesser known diseases like Chikungunuya and Cahandipura viruses and scrub typhus to contend with. This monsoon, at least three people have died while 91 have been found infected by scrub typhus, new infections now reported from 22 different districts.