Is there a God? I often get drawn towards the debate on whether there is God. And very often I find atheists winning the argument. If there are gods, where are they? Why don’t we see them? Why has science failed to prove their existence? These are only fundamental questions.
With swearing-in of Dor Mani Paudel as the chief minister of Province 3, the country has formally and finally embarked on much awaited federal journey, that has not only brought a lot of promises in devolution of powers from Kathmandu to the periphery but is also fraught with several challenges.
BARDIYA, Dec 2: CPN-UML Vice chairman and a candidate to the House of Representatives in Bardiya constituency-1, Bamdev Gautam has claimed that the left alliance has no option except him for the next Prime Minister after the forthcoming elections.
Guenter Butschek is the CEO and Managing Director of Tata Motors Limited. He heads the operations of Tata Motors in India as well as other international markets. Butschek is in Kathmandu to inaugurate a three-day Global Service Camp of Tata Motors in Kathmandu.
BARCELONA, Nov 18: Barcelona on Saturday travels to the Estadio Butarque Stadium to take on Leganes in the 12th round of match in La Liga. Having won 10 matches and drawn one, Barcelona would want to win this match and put extra pressure on its arch-rivals Real Madrid, who will play against Atletico Madrid later the same day.
CHICAGO, Nov 14 — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why the rates went up isn’t known.
MUMBAI, Oct 24: With films such as 'Munna Bhai MBBS', 'Lage Raho Munnabhai', '3 Idiots' and 'PK' to his credit, Rajkumar Hirani is one of the most sought-after directors in Bollywood, but the filmmaker believes there is no formula for success in movies.
KATHMANDU, August 5: Minister for Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Yagya Bahadur Thapa has said that no force could stop the people from exercising their voting rights, as they were up and ready to cast vote in Province No 2.
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?
A discolored armpit can be embarrassing and can affect what you wear and where you hang out. You may not want to go to the pool with your friends because of it. With the summer approaching, The Week talked to Dr Bhabendra Suwal, dermatologist at Nidan Hospital, Army Hospital and Blue Cross Hospital, to find out what causes the pigmentation and how to get rid of it to raise your hands without having to feel shy or embarrassed.
You don’t need to go to the Middle East to experience their dust storm. Just visit our Ring Road area, especially Balkhu or Gwarko, and take a selfie and post it on Facebook telling the rest of the world that you are enjoying one of those dust storms. Nobody needs to know you are not somewhere in the Middle East.
Since the 2006 political change there have been vast improvements in Nepal’s legal and constitutional provisions on women’s rights. The new constitution criminalizes all kinds of violence—physical, mental, sexual and psychological—against women.
Michelle Simmons, Microsoft Corporation's general manager of South East Asia-New Markets, was recently in Nepal to participate in Nepal Investment Summit 2017. She was a panelist in the plenary session on 'International Experience Sharing'. The global technology giant is present in Nepal for nearly 10 years through a partnership with Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal. In the immediate aftermath of 2016 earthquakes, Microsoft Corporation came to Nepal to provide technological helps to the government in earthquake recovery efforts. Sagar Ghimire of Republica met Simmons on the sideline of the summit to discuss about her observation and experience as well as the future plan of Microsoft Corporation in Nepal. Excerpts:
CPN (Maoist Center) leader Narayan Kaji Shrestha has been closely involved in inter-party negotiations surrounding the announcement of local elections on Monday. He also visited India last week and met a range of actors, including top Indian government officials. He reportedly informed them on the importance of timely local elections in Nepal.
KAVRE, Feb 1: It takes half an hour for Shubhdra Giri of Kattike Deurali-7 of Kavre to reach her school - Prabha Higher Secondary School at Kattike Deurali-2. But the ninth grader Giri is faced with a big problem when nature calls during school hours as the school toilet has no water.
Nepalis have been enjoying uninterrupted power supply for a while now (minus the occasionally cuts here and there) and it’s taking some getting used to, especially since we had been accustomed to planning our lives around the load shedding schedule. But are we aware of how we can further aid the smooth supply?
We believe that solutions to all outstanding problems in Nepal can be found by staying within the bounds of the new constitution. The constitution is a forever-evolving document, which can (and should) be changed with the changing needs of the society it represents. This is why we are troubled when our otherwise responsible politicians start floating extra-constitutional solutions.
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: At a time when many political leaders go abroad for medical treatment at huge expense to the government, some of them opt for treatment within Nepal. They have faith in the medical services that the ordinary people have been getting.
The National Planning Commission (NPC) is the apex advisory body of the government for formulating a national vision, periodic plans and policies for development. It serves as a central agency for monitoring and evaluating development plans, policies and programs. Despite the NPC taking a lead role in the formulation of planning as well as monitoring of development projects, the implementation aspect has remained weak as reflected in the failure to boost capital expenditure. Sagar Ghimire and Laxman Biyogi of Republica talked with Min Bahadur Shrestha, the vice chairman of the NPC, on the problems in project planning and implementation as well as the government plan to bring supplementary budget. Excerpts:
NEW DELHI, Oct 1: On Friday, Salman Khan entered the ongoing war of words about banning Pakistani artists from the Hindi film industry by saying that art and terrorism shouldn’t be mixed and Pakistani artists aren’t terrorists.
The store’s advertisement marks the second time the island has put out a call for people to migrate. In response to the rise of Donald Trump, the Canadian island offered to take in Americans as political refugees if the real estate mogul emerged victorious in the US presidential elections.
President of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, believes that the new constitution cannot be implemented without first addressing the concerns of the agitating Madheshis and Janajatis. Yadav, the former foreign minister and the undisputed leader of the first Madheshi Uprising in 2007, talked to Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal about constitutional amendment, the prime minister’s upcoming India visit and various Madheshi issues in an extensive interview.
It is always nice to come across people who take the next step in their life after being in love for a while. They love the moment when they tie the knot and nothing could be more special to them. These are the lucky ones as they enjoy an amazing moment each day of them being together. But, perfection is an understatement. I have met a lot of people who complain that something is missing in their life. At times it is the incompatibility with people in their family. Or maybe it could be the thought of taking the other person for granted.
Political Scientist and co-author of books Political Leadership in Nepal and Local Leadership in Nepal, Hari Sharma, believes there are serious flaws in our political processes, policies and institutions. In an extensive conversation with Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal, he sheds light on various aspects of Nepali polity.