NEWS ANALYSIS

Negotiations the only way forward

KATHMANDU, March 3 : The expectation was that the stalled negotiations between the ruling parties and the agitating opposition alliance would resume after the latter´s show of strength in Kathmandu on Saturday. But the much anticipated talks have yet to materialise, with the opposition alliance still insisting on their demands.

UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who heads the opposition alliance, demanded from the Khulla Manch at Tundikhel that the Questionnaire Committee formed earlier by the Constituent Assembly (CA) be dissolved and a commitment made by the ruling parties not to bring the new statute through a majority-based approach, if formal talks are to resume. Although the stance taken by the opposition alliance is understandable given that the ruling parties have already hinted at bringing the new statute even if that requires taking the majoritarian route in the CA, both their demands appear impractical, if not irrelevant now. [More]

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Politics

Govt will not yield to pressure tactics: PM Koirala

KATHMANDU, March 2: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has turned down the demand of the opposition alliance to dissolve Questionnaire Committee formed earlier by the Constituent Assembly (CA) as a condition to resume

Majority process in CA won´t be scrapped under pressure: Deuba

NEPALGUNJ, March 3: Nepali Congress Senior Leader Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the voting process on key issues of the new statute would not be scrapped under

NHRC concerned over CIAA case against journos

KATHMANDU, March 2: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed its regional office in Nepalgunj to submit its report within 24 hours after probing

Social

Court slaps 7-year jail term on Canadian pedophile

Rs 1 million in reparations also ordered KATHMANDU, March 2: Lalitpur District Court on Sunday sentenced Canadian citizen Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh to seven years in jail for molesting a minor boy. The verdict

Spooked by CIAA probe, teachers resign en masse

DoE suspects 1000 teachers´ resignation since mid-September KATHMANDU, Mar 2: Department of Education (DoE) has started scrutinizing the academic

Pokhara solar lamps develop problems in lack of maintenance

POKHARA, March 3: Several solar lamps installed in Lakeside and New Road area in Pokhara have stopped working due to lack of repair and maintenance works. Solar

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Business

NOC management accused of ignoring board´s decisions

KATHMANDU, March 2: The management of Nepal Oil Corporation, which is drawing flak from all quarters for its inability to punish people involved in oil theft and to ease supply of liquefied petroleum (LP) gas, has

Sports

Former ICC chief Dalmiya returns as BCCI president

NEW DELHI, March 2: Former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya returned as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Monday after current ICC boss Narainswamy Srinivasan was barred

INTERNATIONAL

Britain´s Prince William takes on diplomatic role in China

BEIJING, March 2: Britain´s Prince William is making the first official visit to mainland China by a senior British royal in a generation, testing his diplomatic mettle as the second in line to the throne. After

Video reports conflict in probe of Putin critic´s slaying

MOSCOW, March 2: The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin,

Broadcasters propose FIFA election debate to Blatter, rivals

LONDON, March 22: Sepp Blatter and his three FIFA presidential election rivals have been invited to participate in a television debate by the BBC and Sky. The

The Week

Premier Appeal

It’s difficult being a sports fan in Nepal. The lack of meaningful televised performances of our national teams – barring the occasional regional football tournaments or the exploits of our cricket team – leaves us feeling deprived.

Errors decoded: A new tech savvy world

As we speak, there are 10 years old primary school children in London staying back after school to begin their basics in computer programming. Similarly, initiatives are being launched across the United

Language barrier forcing Kisan kids out of schools

Bandhan Kisan, a daily wage earner from the Tirinka Village of Jhapa District never went to school. His parents could not manage to educate him due to extreme poverty. When he got married, Bandhan had

TIME - OUT

Bhat’s Sunakali wins int’l award

KATHMANDU, March 2: A Nepali documentary Sunakali directed by Journalist Bhojraj Bhat has won an international award. Sunakali won the jury award under

Actress Uma Thurman did not want kids without sense of humor

London, March 2: Actress Uma Thurman says she would have found it "intolerable" if her children didn´t have a sense of humour.  The

Gen next

The Dogman of Bhaktapur

There is a champion of animal welfare in Bhaktapur. For the past six years, Dr Pranav Raj Joshi has been working with only a handful of likeminded people to treat street dogs. The 32-year-old veterinarian is vocal about the way the local

I Have a Dream

The flare of a dream flickers within, It seems to appease me by day But haunt me at night, I think recounting it fairly would do just right. I wish to see a Nepal, Where each of its peoples Have less to fret

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