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Amendment bill irrelevant: UML
KATHMANDU, April 30: The parliamentary party meeting of the main opposition CPN-UML Sunday has directed its lawmakers to fail the constitution bill registered by the ruling parties.
Civil Society's role stressed on conducting local polls
PALPA, April 30: The political party leaders have stressed on need to move forward on creating an electoral atmosphere in the country by putting an end to the trend of postponing the local level elections.
Govt plans to end House session after endorsing statute amendment
Govt plans to end House session after endorsing statute amendment
KATHMANDU, April 30: The government has set a plan of endorsing the constitution amendment bill today from the parliament and ending the ongoing parliament session right after the endorsement.
Contestations of Nepali history
Contestations of Nepali history

Who wrote our history? How did the West understand Nepal? What shaped that (flawed) understanding? How...

We, the ugly people
We, the ugly people

Don’t think our smile signifies innocence and happiness. It is only a way to mask our...

Wingtip to wingtip
Wingtip to wingtip

Another domestic-only airport is a non-starter given the complexities of managing two airports in close proximity

Not that easy

In a free-market economy, the price of goods and services is set by the market. That, at least, is the principle. ...

Of legends & lore
Of legends & lore

If you love stories, you simply can’t afford to underestimate the story telling prowess of graphic novels. Even though this...
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Small & Smart
Small & Smart

With small spaces comes the underlying assumption that you are willing to sacrifice on style and aesthetics but you can...
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A cut above the rest

Whether we are planning a family brunch, a romantic date or just a simple hangout, location, food, and the environment...
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Leading the trail
Leading the trail

To be paid to travel is the dream of many but is it really all that is cooked up to...
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Johnny Depp heads to Disneyland as Captain Jack Sparrow to surprise riders
Johnny Depp heads to Disneyland as Captain Jack Sparrow to surprise riders

The happiest place on Earth just got even more magical thanks to Johnny Depp. On Wednesday evening, the actor decided to make a surprise appearance...
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Music video ‘Chirippai Tani, Kodoko Pani’…. goes viral
Music video ‘Chirippai Tani, Kodoko Pani’…. goes viral

KATHMANDU, April 30: Music video director Rojal Thapa, who has directed over a dozen music videos, has also presented himself as a singer in a...
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We spend 23 days in a year on our phone!
We spend 23 days in a year on our phone!

As I entered a café during the weekend, my eyes led me to a quote: “It’s not about ‘having’ time. It’s about ‘making’ time”. This...
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Breaking down the stigma of depression
Breaking down the stigma of depression

When we get physically hurt, the wounds on our body reflect our condition and pain. The pain that we face receives instant care and sympathy...
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Coca-Cola committed to doing business responsibly
Coca-Cola committed to doing business responsibly

Coca-Cola, a multinational company which produces food and beverage, is not just focused on doing business. It has also been...

The constitution should be amended only after a fresh electoral mandate
The constitution should be amended only after a fresh electoral mandate

Inclusion has been enshrined as a fundamental right. A Nepali can file a writ at the court if the state...

Even 744 are too many. Around 300 local units are viable in the long run
Even 744 are too many. Around 300 local units are viable in the long run

Shyam Krishna Bhurtel served as a member of Local Level Restructuring Commission and has worked as an expert in Nepal’s...

One Nepali youth dies in South Korea
One Nepali youth dies in South Korea

KHOTANG, April 28: One Nepali youth was found dead on Thursday in South Korea at the place where he was...
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ANTA conference to be held in May
ANTA conference to be held in May

KATHMANDU, April 28: The conference of the US-based Association of Nepali Terain in America(ANTA) is set to begin from May...
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Special screening of ‘Bhagyale  Bachekaharu’ in British parliament
Special screening of ‘Bhagyale  Bachekaharu’ in British parliament

LONDON, April 27: A special screening program of a documentary movie based on the massive earthquake of 2015 was organized...
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One Nepali killed in road accident in UK

MYAGDI, April 16: An elderly Nepali woman has died in road accident in London. Thamati Pun, 78, a permanent resident of Daanam, Myagdi, was hit by a vehicle while going to the park on Saturday. ...
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India: Making sense of Aditya's rise
India: Making sense of Aditya's rise

For those hoping that India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi would more perceptibly shift towards the...

Feminism for all
Feminism for all

Recently I had an opportunity to be present at a program in Israel where seasoned...

Gender bias in Nepali education consultancies
Gender bias in Nepali education consultancies

I still remember my initial days when my husband and daughter used to discourage me....

A Home Away from Home
A Home Away from Home

As far back as I can remember, whenever my semester report card came out, I...

Who cares?
Who cares?

We fought the system, the governance, challenged the system by putting self-made amateur cricket careers...

Democracy becomes much dearer
Democracy becomes much dearer

KATHMANDU, April 2: The upcoming election is going to be about twice as costly as that of 17 years ago, even after adjusting for inflation. Government data shows that spending for the parliamentary election in 1999 was Rs 2.75 billion while the estimated spending for the upcoming local election is projected at Rs 20 billion. Adjusting Rs 2.75 billion for an average annual inflation rate of 8 percent over 17 years would result in a figure of around Rs 10 billion.

Renault makes Nepal debut
Renault makes Nepal debut

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The French multinational automotive company Renault is planning to make its first official foray into Nepal with the launch of two of its brands Duster and Kwid next week.

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