Prez appoints envoys to Sri Lanka, Oman

April 29, 2017 23:35 PM

KATHMANDU, April 28: President Bidya Bhandari has appointed Nepal's ambassadors to Sri Lanka and Oman.

Govt proposes mandatory health insurance for orphanages, child rehabs

April 29, 2017 07:07 AM

KATHMANDU, April 28: The government is preparing to make it mandatory for orphanages and child rehabilitation centers to buy health insurance for all those sheltering with them.

Oppn, Madhes parties want local polls in single phase

April 29, 2017 07:02 AM

KATHMANDU, April 28: Various opposition parties as well as the agitating Madhes-based parties represented in parliament have asked the government to hold local election in a single phase.

Govt agrees to reduce illegally hiked school fees within 15 days

April 29, 2017 05:15 AM

KATHMANDU, April 29: A meeting between the agitating student unions and the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Friday has agreed to reduce within 15 days the fees illegally increased by the private schools. Signing a four-point agreement, the ministry has expressed its commitment to scrap the licenses of those schools that refuse to roll back the fees hiked in violation of the  Education Regulations.

Not that easy

April 29, 2017 00:45 AM

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

Govt forms agribusiness innovation center

April 29, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, April 29: Minister of State for Agricultural Development Radhika Tamang inaugurated Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Center amid a program in Kathmandu on Friday.

Nepse plunges 23 points as uncertainty clouds local election

April 29, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dived 23.1 points this week to close at 1,670.62 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week.

4G subscribers rue slow data speed

April 29, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Telecom's 4G subscribers have started voicing dissatisfaction over service quality even though it has only been four months since the high-speed next generation telecommunications network was rolled out.

Govt proposes mandatory health insurance for orphanage, rehab children

April 29, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, April 29: The government is preparing to make it mandatory for orphanages and child rehabilitation centers to buy health insurance for all those sheltering with them.

Infographics: Journalism under threat

April 29, 2017 00:05 AM

Journalism under threat

FSNF demands elections in single phase

April 29, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 29: At a time when the government is preparing to hold local level polls in two phases apparently to appease the agitating parties, the agitating Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSNF) led by Upendra Yadav has asked the government to defer the poll date and hold it in a single phase across the country.

Breaking down the stigma of depression

April 28, 2017 23:30 PM

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 from our friends and close ones. We neither are shy talking about the wound nor are we scared sharing about the pain, the discomfort we are facing, with the people. But when things regarding mental discomfort or illness come up, everyone gets silent. It immediately turns into a matter of secrecy. But why is it so? Why is mental discomfort always hidden? What makes it so hard for us to talk about mental illness? Why is mental health so stigmatized in our society?

ECAN welcomes Australian High Commission’s move

April 28, 2017 23:20 PM

KATHMANDU, April 28: Education Consultancy Association of Nepal (ECAN) has welcomed Australian High Commission’s decision to recognize financial documents issued buy all A-listed commercial banks of Nepal for student visa processing.

Documentary on quake survivors screened in UK house

April 28, 2017 23:10 PM

KATHMANDU, April 28: A Nepali documentary titled ‘Bhagya Le Bacheka Haru’, based on survivors of 2015 Gorkha earthquakes, was screened in the British parliament on April 24, a day earlier of the second anniversary of catastrophe.

Muslim community demands rethink on phase II poll date

April 28, 2017 22:45 PM

KATHMANDU, April 28: The country's Muslim community has expressed serious concern over the government's decision to hold the second phase of the local polls on June 14, saying it will be very difficult for Nepali Muslims to participate in the polls as they would be observing the festival of Ramzan.

NSC hails ICC decision on players' salaries

April 28, 2017 21:50 PM

KATHMANDU, April 28: National Sports Council (NSC) on Friday has welcomed the International Cricket Council (ICC)'s decision to release the withheld salaries to the Nepali national cricket players.

Samrakshak-Mayanka pair clinches mixed doubles title

April 28, 2017 21:05 PM

KATHMANDU, April 28: The pair comprising Samrakshak Bhushan Bajracharya and Mayanka Rana lifted the mixed doubles' title in the ongoing Fifth Citizens Bank Open Tennis Tournament on Friday.

Oppn asks PM for clear idea on revision planned on amendment bill

April 28, 2017 20:08 PM

KATHMANDU, April 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal urged opposition parties to support in endorsing the constitutional amendment bill with revision while opposition, including CPN-UML, urged PM to make them clear on what revision would be made on the bill.

Today's Telegram showcases Nepal photos

April 28, 2017 18:42 PM

KATHMANDU, April 28: Today's Telegram is a "world of words" and a very young start-up from the Himalayas, essentially a writing product.

Hold polls in single phase, withdraw NA mobilization: FSFN

April 28, 2017 17:45 PM

KATHMANDU, April 28: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) has demanded the government to hold the local level election in single phase and to withdraw the decision to mobilize Nepal Army in the security of upcoming local level elections.