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Politics

Committee suggests two work shifts at govt offices

KATHMANDU Oct 22: The Administrative Reform Implementation and Monitoring Committee has recommended to the government to introduce a new system of providing public services in two shifts every day at government

No need for more than six provinces: Pokhrel

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 25: General Secretary of the CPN-UML, Ishwor Pokhrel, said that there was no need of more than six provinces along with common identity. At

PM Koirala, CPDCC chair Bhattarai hold meeting

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Chairman of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC), Dr Baburam Bhattarai, held

Social

Dropping 'fail' category in SLC being mulled

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: No student will be labeled ´failed´ in the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams in the near future. The government is now mulling over a new grading system that

National bird on verge of extinction

ACHHAM, Oct 26: The national bird of Nepal ´Danphe´ (Lophophorus) is on the verge of extinction in Achham district. Lack of preservation

Eight killed in Okhaldhunga jeep crash

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 26: At least eight persons have been killed and as many got injured after a passenger jeep plunged some 200 meter down from the road at Siddhicharan

Business

PAC directs Tourism Ministry to suspend Niraula

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The meeting of Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Wednesday has directed Ministry of Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) to suspend Subash Nirola, acting CEO of Nepal Tourism board as

Sports

Nepal faces stern test, but confident

KATHMANDU, Oct 22:The ICC World Cricket League Division 3 begins on Thursday, and all the participating teams including Nepal have high hopes going into the tournament. Along with Nepal, the

INTERNATIONAL

Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

KIEV, Ukraine, Oct 26: Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. The election

Hong Kong protesters scrap vote on next step

HONG KONG, Oct 26: Organizers of Hong Kong´s democracy protests say they´re canceling a Sunday vote on the next step in their monthlong street occupation. They

Afghan mullah jailed for 20 years for rape

KABUL, Afghanistan, Oct 26: An Afghan court has sentenced a mullah to 20 years in prison after finding the religious teacher guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl. The

The Week

Harbingers of death

During Tihar, the festival of lights, five different elements of nature are worshipped. What many might not know is that the five elements are all associated with death, and the festival ‘Yama Panchak,’ is named after Yamaraj, god of death.

Tsho Rolpa: A fusion of nature and culture (photo feature)

Tsho Rolpa is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal. Located at an altitude of 4,580 meters in the Dolakha District, this lake lies between the famous Langtang and Everest ranges. My friends

Deal on federal provinces: So near and yet so far

With leaders from various political parties of late intensifying negotiations on major contentious issues in making a new Constitution, the subject of federalism has yet again emerged as the most debated

TIME - OUT

Sonie off to Japan for Miss International 2014 pageant

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: After five months of rigorous training, Miss Nepal International 2014 Sonie Rajbhandari is leaving for Japan on Tuesday to participate in Miss

Jazz music concert commemorating Daniel Pearl

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: On Monday evening, audience present at Kamal Kunj, the residence of the US Ambassador to Nepal Peter W Bodde, grooved to the spellbinding Jazz

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Make Laxmi footprints this Tihar

KATHMANDU, Oct 23:You might have noticed little footprints decorating and leading the way into houses during Laxmi Puja. Normally, these feet, referred to as Goddess Laxmi’s footprints,

Legend has it....

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: • Once upon a time, Yamaraj, the God of Death, visited his sister Yamuna despite his busy schedule and they had a good time together. This legendary incident set the tradition

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Top leaders seem to have no understanding of federalism

At 74, political, human rights and social activist Padma Ratna Tuladhar has started to show his age. But the septuagenarian...

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