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A Nepali theatre actor, Khagendra Lamichhane, performs in a play 'Pida Geet' (song of sorrow) at Theatre Village, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, on Saturday, January 10, 2015. Today was the last day of the play. (NN/Hemanta Shrestha)


A lady participant throws her old set of mobile phone during a Mobile Throwing Competition at Tundikhel, Kathmandu on Saturday, January 10, 2015. She actually threw a dummy of her mobile and the organizers will send the old mobile set given by her and others to remote Mugu district for use of the locals under a charity. (NN/Hemanta Shrestha)


CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli, flanked by senior leaders Jhalanath Khanal and Madhav Kumar Nepal, addresses a press meet at party headquarters at Balkhu, Kathmandu on Saturday, January 10, 2015. (NN/Hemanta Shrestha)

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  • NRNA calls to resolve ongoing situation through discussions

    Kathmandu, Sept. 30: The Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) has expressed concerns to the ongoing unease situation created in the country after the promulgation of the new constitution. Issuing a press statement, NRNA President Shesh Ghale has said that the NRNs are deeply saddened to lear

  • India not favouring monarchy and obstructing border in Nepal-Indian External Minister Swaraj

    New York (America), Oct 1: Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has made it clear that India never stands for reinstating monarchy in Nepal. In an around 45-minute-long meeting with Nepal's Minster for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey on the sidelines of 70th session of the

  • New constitution guarantees fundamental rights of citizens, DPM Singh says addressing 70th session of UNGA

    New York, Oct 2: Deputy Prime Minister Prakashman Singh has said that the new constitution promulgated in Nepal has guaranteed the fundamental rights of the citizens and has ambitiously broadened the rights of women, children, elderly and differently able persons as well as marginalized communities.

  • Industrialists pay upto Rs 350m to Indian side as blockade continues

    Morang, Oct. 3: The industrialists in Morang have paid as high as Rs 350 million additional fees to the Indian side due to delay in cargo clearance from the Indian customs officials during the ongoing unofficial blockade from India. Senior Vice-Chairman of Morang Trade Organisation Rajendra Rau

  • Four LPG bullets enter Nepal via Kakadbhitta point

    Bhadrapur, Oct. 5: Four vehicles carrying LP Gas have entered Nepal last night from the Kakadbhitta entry point, the Area Police Office Kakadbhitta said. So far, a total of 127 cargos entered Nepal on Saturday while 65 goods-laden trucks arrived on Sunday evening and 45 other vehicles including

  • UML chair Oli will lead new govt: leader Poudel

    Kathmandu, Oct 6: CPN (UML) deputy general secretary Bishnu Poudel has said that the UML chair KP Sharma Oli would lead the new government on the consensus among the major political parties. Speaking in a face-to-face programme organized by Reporters' Club here today, leader Poudel shared that

  • Govt not serious to resolve problem: FSF chair Yadav

    Kathmandu, Oct 8: Federal Socialist Forum chairman Upendra Yadav has said that the government was not serious to resolve the present political imbroglio. Talking in a face-to-face interaction programmme here in the capital, today, the FSF chair Yadav said the problem was increasing as the gover

  • UCPN (Maoist) to support UML to lead new govt 'conditionally'

    Kathmandu, Oct 10: UCPN (Maoist) is likely to support CPN-UML to lead the new government 'conditionally'. A standing committee meeting of the Maoists held at the party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal in Lazimpat in the Capital today, urged the UML to implement the eight-point demands forwarded by t

  • KP Oli elected 38th PM of Nepal

    Oct 11, 2015- CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma has been elected the 38th Prime Minister of Nepal. He secured 338 votes during the election held at the Legislature-Parliament on Sunday, while his rival Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala secured 287 votes. A total of 587 lawmakers cast their votes

  • CPN-UML Chair Oli elected the new PM of Nepal

    Kathmandu, Oct. 11: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has been elected the new Prime Minister of Nepal, following the promulgation of the new constitution of federal republic Nepal. In a voting for the post of the Prime Minister held at the Legislature-Parliament today, Oli won with a total of 338

  • Constitution implementation possible only with solid unity and collaboration

    Chitwan, Oct 12: District leaders of various political parties in Chitwan have underscored the need for three major parties to propel unity for the effective implementation of the newly-promulgated constitution despite polarization surfaced in a vote to elect new Prime Minister of the country. 

  • UCPN (Maoist) to finalize new names for Ministers today

    Kathmandu, Oct 13: UCPN (Maoist) has said that the party would decide on the names representing the party in the government as Ministers after holding discussions with Prime Minister and CPN (UML) chair KP Sharma Oli. The party office bearers' meeting was held at the party chair Pushpa Kamal Da

  • Road construction halts due to fuel crisis in Phidim

    Paanchthar, Oct 14: The construction of the 10 kilometres road section under the Mid-Hill Pushpalal Highway in Phidim, Paanchthar has been disrupted for a week due to the fuel crisis. The construction of the road, that started with some Rs 300 million on June 10, 2014, is carried on only two da

  • Financial literacy through mobile message (Interactive Voice Response); a pioneering effort to transform lives of rural people

    Kathmandu, Oct 15: A rural Dalit woman in Nepal, who would otherwise be deprived of even basic necessities, would never imagine that a simple mobile message could change the facet of her life. However, a journey towards that end has kicked off for Sushma Sunar, hailing from Badachaur-2 of Rolpa dist

  • NC not to file candidacy for Speaker, Deputy Speaker

    Kathmandu, Oct 16: The Nepali Congress has decided not to file candidacy from its side in the election to the post of Speaker and the Deputy Speaker being held today. A meeting of the party's office-bearers held at the Party president Sushil Koirala's residence in Maharajgunj this morning decid

  • Dangi family hopeful of posthumous honour to world's ever shortest man

    Kathmandu, Oct 17: When Junrey Balawing of the Philippines was in 2011 declared as the world's shortest man, the government of Philippines announced a public holiday celebrating it as an achievement of the country and as a mark of honour to him. Nevertheless, the happiness of Philippines could

  • Madhes agitation will end after some changes in delineation of federal states: Chair Yadav

    Gaushala, Oct 18: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has said that the eight-point and 22-point agreement should be implemented before sitting for talks with the government. Addressing the ongoing sit-in of the United Democratic Madhesi Front at Bhittamod, the main bo

  • Shortage of medicine starts to grips Dhaulagiri zone

    Baglung, Oct 19: Various medical centres in Dhaulgiri zone, including the government hospitals and pharmacies, have started reeling under the medicine shortage following the unannounced border blockade imposed by India on Nepal. As the import of the essential drugs has stopped following the blo

  • HLPCC decides to hold meaningful dialogue

    Kathmandu, Oct 29: The High Level Political Coordination Committee (HLPCC) today has decided to hold meaningful dialogue with protesting groups and parties in the Terai. The meeting of the committee chaired by the UCPN (Maoist) chair and the committee chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and held at the

  • New President Bhandari takes oath of office and secrecy

    Kathmandu, Oct 29: Newly elected President Bidya Devi Bhandari has taken oath of office and secrecy at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas, amid a special ceremony held this afternoon. Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha administered the oath of office and secrecy to the President Bhandari.&nb

  • Independent parliamentarian Musalman registers his candidacy for vice-president

    Kathmandu, Oct 30: An independent parliamentarian Attahar Kamal Musalman has today filed his candidacy to the post of Vice-President. Parliamentarian Musalman registered his candidacy at Legislature-Parliament Secretariat, Office of the Election Officer at New Baneshwor at 11:15 am. He won

  • Govt. to present itself with maximum flexibility: HLPCC

    Kathmandu, Nov 1: Today's meeting of the High-Level Political Coordination Committee has decided to present itself with flexibility in the talks to be held with agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF). The UDMF has been launching agitation expressing dissatisfaction over the new consti

  • Petro tankers from northern point coming smoothly

    Dhunche (Rasuwa), Oct 5: The tankers carrying petroleum products provided by China in the form of grant are continuously entering Nepal from northern border checkpoint. According to District Police Chief Abadesh Bista, four petro tankers have left for Kathmandu from Dhunche this morning and 24

  • Over 1000 people receive service from NA's health camp

    Surunga (Jhapa), Nov 6: The Nepal Army's Kali Bahadur Battalion Charali Barrack organized a free health camp at Gherabari of southern Jhapa in order to improve the relations between army and civilians. The free health camp concluded in collaboration with B&B medical college, Mechi Eye Hospi

  • 'Sagarmatha Waripari' launched on occasion of diamond jubilee of Sino-Nepal relations

    Kathmandu, Nov 8: A book 'Sagarmatha Waripari' (Across Sagarmatha) has been launched on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Nepal-China diplomatic relations. The book published by China Radio International, Beijing after a year-long research and study was launched amids

  • NC urges to forward constitution amendment proposal

    Kathmandu, Nov 8: The Parliamentary Party meeting of the Nepali Congress has urged the government to table the constitution amendment proposal in the parliment so as to resolve the Tarai problem as soon as possible. The proposal was forwarded by the NC-led government in the past. The amendment

  • Yampanchak begins: Kaag Tihar today

    Kathmandu, Nov 9: Tihar, the second largest festival of the Nepali Hindus and alike begins from today. Also known as Yampanchak, the festival is observed for five days. Tihar is also a festival where the bonding between a brother and sister is respected and recognized through Bhai Tika. On the

  • Blockade should be settled through diplomatic measures

    California (America), Nov 9: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has said that the current unannounced blockade by India on Nepal is against the international law and it should be settled through diplomatic measures. NC President Koirala said this while talking to

  • NC general secretary Sitaula urges government's seriousness to avert problems

    Pathari (Morang), Nov 10: Nepali Congress general secretary Krishna Prasad Sitaula urged the government to take serious measures as the unofficial blockade by India has put Nepali people in trouble. At the cadres training programme at Biratnagar on Monday evening, NC general secretary said that

  • Schools in Upper Mustang remain shut as children start migrating to escape cold

    Mustang, Nov 15: Many schools in the Upper Mustang area in the district have remained closed as majority of the students has started descending towards lower lands to escape severe cold in the areas during winter.With the onset of winter starting from November in general, many people in the mountain

  • Quake survivors hit hard with increasing cold

    Melamchi, Nov 16: People in the northern part of Sindhupalchowk district, whose houses suffered complete damage during the Gorkha earthquake, are facing problems with the increasing cold. The quake-hit folks in uphill VDCs in the districts such as Helambu, Gunsa, Bhotang and Selang are worried

  • Birgunj dry port waives parking fees of containers

    Birgunj, Nov. 17: The Birgunj dry port has waived the parking fees of containers and warehouses for the imported goods. Himalayan Terminals, the dry port operator, announced to waive the parking fees of 40 days for the importers stating that the good suppliers were unable to supply the commodit

  • Madhesh agitation should get constitutional outlet: Leader Bhandari

    Bardibas, Nov 19: National Madesh Socialist Party Chairman Sarat Singh Bhandari has stated that the ongoing agitation in Madhesh should get constitutional outlet. Speaking to the media persons at his residence in his hometown at Aurahi in Mahottari district today, leader Bhandari accused that t

  • Madhes agitation is not secessionist movement, Yadav says

    Gaushala, Nov. 20: Chairman of Madhesi People's Rights Forum (Republican) and leader of Federal Democratic Front Raj Kishor Yadav has said that the ongoing agitation in Tarai region is not to split the nation. Talking to journalists at Jaleshwor in Mahottari, leader Yadav said that the front wa

  • No provinces can be formed that divide mountains from Madhes; UML secy Gyawali

    Kawasoti (Nawalparasi), Nov 22: CPN-UML Secretary Pradip Gyawali on Sunday said that no provinces could be formed that split the mountains from Madhes. He said that his party was not in favour of forming provinces based on ethnicity and the one that divide mountains, adding, however, that they

  • Mustang sees apple sale of Rs 290 million

    Mustang, Nov 23: Farmers in Mustang district have made a good transaction of Rs 290 million from the apple sale this season The apple production this season has gone down by seven per cent in comparison to the last in Mustang – considered to be the pocket area for apple yields. Farmers, however

  • All VDCs in Mustang get access to communication facility

    Mustang, Nov 24: All VDCs in Mustang district have access to communication facility. There are 16 VDCs in the district. Chief at the Nepal Telecom, Mustang, Hum Bahadur Bhujel, said that all the areas in the district have access to communication facility after Namaste and CDMA SIM cards were di

  • Govt has considered impact on private sector seriously: Finance Minister

    Kathmandu, Nov 24: Minister for Finance, Bishnu Poudel, has said that the government is serious regarding the impact on private sector due to the continuous Madhes banda for the past three months and the unannounced border blockade imposed by India. Receiving suggestions of a joint team of the

  • Prohibitory order in Bhardah, Rupani, Rajbiraj of Saptari from 9:00 am

    Saptari, Nov. 25: The District Administration Office, Saptari, has announced a prohibitory order in Bhardah, Rupani and Rajbiraj in the district from 9:00 am today until 6:00 in the evening, Superintendent of Police (SP) Bhim Prasad Dhakal said. The prohibitory order was issued in view of possi

  • Parliamentary team inspects road in Rasuwa

    Dhunche (Rasuwa), Nov. 26: The Parliamentary Development Committee study and inspection team has concluded that the existing road leading to Rasuwagadhi transit with China was feasible to enhance trade with the northern neighbour. The team led by Committee Chair Rabindra Adhikari made an onsite

  • Blockade withdrawal rider for addressing demands-Nembang

    Ilam, Nov 27: Former Speaker Subas Nembang has said that the demands of Madhes-centric parties would be addressed if they called for border-based blockade to enable an environment conducive for meaningful dialogue. At the cadres meet programme organized by CPN-UML, Ilam here this morning, he ca

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