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Crowded Kathmandu’s few remaining open spaces are being steadily encroached upon

Anup Ojha 26 Apr 08:01 AM

On Wednesday morning, Kathmandu woke up to a rude reminder of just how vulnerable the city remains to earthquakes. Two back-to-back earthquakes of magnitudes 5.2 and 4.3 shook Kathmandu within a span of 11 minutes, a day before the fourth anniversary of the April 2015 earthquakes, serving as a reminder--and a warning--of lessons unlearned. Read Full Story »

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Court tells authorities not to collect tax from Ncell for the time being

Tika R Pradhan 26 Apr 06:57 AM

When the Supreme Court on April 9 issued the full text of its February verdict on Ncell capital gains tax issue, it was largely believed that the matter was finally put to rest and that the long-drawn-out debate as to who should clear the tax liability—buyer or seller—had come to an end. Read Full Story »

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Binod Ghimire 26 Apr 06:49 AM

Despite serious reservations from the constitutional rights watchdog, the government looks bent on forwarding the bill to amend the National Human Rights Commission Act-2012, some provisions of which human rights defenders say undermine the commission’s authority. Read Full Story »

 Aditya-path and the blindness of insight

Dinesh Kafle 26 Apr 07:00 AM

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Arjun Paudel 26 Apr 07:00 AM

The change in climate pattern is attributed to the spread of vector-borne diseases in such areas. Read Full Story »

Medicinal and aromatic plants’ potential remains untapped: Experts

Chandan Kumar Mandal 26 Apr 07:00 AM

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Nepal’s slow recovery

26 Apr 06:37 AM

The National Reconstruction Authority had projected that the country would need Rs938 billion to carry out the reconstruction works. Earlier, the five-year Post Disaster Recovery Framework prepared by the NRA had estimated the recovery cost at Rs838 billion. Read Full Story »

ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Thursday, April 25

Post Report 25 Apr 07:26 PM

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (April 25, 2019). Read Full Story »

Counter extremism with knowledge

Pramod Mishra 25 Apr 07:18 AM

Labour-related migration has been keeping the youth away from extremism, but for how long? Read Full Story »

Four years on, many families in Valley’s core areas still live in quake-damaged houses

Arjun Poudel 25 Apr 07:14 AM

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25 Apr 07:00 AM

In democratic societies, citizens have two things at their disposal--the ballot box and the soapbox. While the ballot box allows citizens to choose their representatives, the soapbox allows them to engage in collective deliberation to the extent that they succeed at ousting those representatives who end up showing disregard for democratic values. Read Full Story »

Bhaktapur sets an example for local-led heritage reconstruction, while Kathmandu and Patan fall short

Timothy Aryal 25 Apr 06:30 AM

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Four years after Nepal’s deadly earthquakes, survivors continue to live in disarray

Tsering Ngodup Lama In Sindhupalchok & Arpan Shrestha In Kathmandu 25 Apr 06:30 AM

One of the biggest complaints from villagers is that the reconstruction grant is inadequate to initiate reconstruction and the overall tranche is not enough to complete a house. Read Full Story »

ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Wednesday, April 24

Post Report 24 Apr 07:08 PM

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (April 24, 2019). Read Full Story »

Two back-to-back tremors rock central Nepal

Post Report 24 Apr 11:23 AM

Two back-to-back tremors of magnitudes 5.2 and 4.3 rocked central Nepal early Wednesday morning. The tremors were felt in Kathmandu. Read Full Story »

Indian and Chinese nationals arrested for conning Nepalis through a lottery scam

Nayak Paudel 24 Apr 07:34 AM

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Rs429 billion needed to complete reconstruction, says NRA

Tika R Pradhan 24 Apr 07:33 AM

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Tika R Pradhan 24 Apr 07:22 AM

Inclusion, equality, social justice have been the constant refrain of Nepal’s political parties, but they hardly practice what they preach. Read Full Story »

Progress in two key projects under BRI unlikely during President’s China visit

Anil Giri 24 Apr 07:17 AM

President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s state visit to China, starting Wednesday, is being seen as an opportunity to open new vistas of cooperation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. Read Full Story »

Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness is highly overrated

Bhuwan Gautam 24 Apr 07:00 AM

According to a research published by the Center for Disease Control, family separation issue has become the primary cause of concern for a growing trend of depression and anxiety including suicidal ideation among many Bhutanese communities in the United States. Where is the happiness in that? Read Full Story »

24 Apr 07:00 AM

Two years have passed since the local level elections marked our transition from a unitary system to a federal system. But ever since then, the centre and the provinces have been on a collision course with each other over a number of issues including the mobilisation of personnel and resources, and jurisdiction. Read Full Story »

Arjun Paudel 24 Apr 07:00 AM

The professional training involves processes that will act as a refresher course to update and enhance a doctor’s knowledge, skills and experience, even after the completion of their formal degree. Read Full Story »

Binod Ghimire 24 Apr 07:00 AM

The ongoing tussle between the federal and local governments has further intensified after the former decided to recruit teachers to fill vacant positions at the public schools on its own, ignoring repeated calls from the latter to get that authority.Read Full Story »

ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Tuesday, April 23

Post Report 23 Apr 07:07 PM

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Pathari area of Biratnagar tense after locals clash with police

Binod Bhandari 23 Apr 01:44 PM

Pathari area of Morang district became tense on Tuesday after locals took to the streets, saying that the police administration failed to control the increasing criminal activities in Pathari Shanischare area. Read Full Story »

The time is ripe to consider an inheritance tax

Sujeev Shakya 23 Apr 08:41 AM

People are free to earn and spend, but for opulence and activities that hinder productivity, the state can push measures. Read Full Story »

Thoughtless exploitation of river-based resources will hit water tourism hard

23 Apr 07:00 AM

The thoughtless exploitation of river-based resources has created many issues for the locals, including environmental hazards along with shrinking opportunities for sustainable revenue generation. Read Full Story »

Binod Ghimire 23 Apr 06:30 AM

Some two weeks after the government decided to endorse an amendment bill to revise the existing act of the National Human Rights Commission, an act that undermines the institution’s authority, a squad of the Nepal Police tried to forcibly enter its regional office in Nepalgunj.Read Full Story »

ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Monday, April 22

Post Report 22 Apr 07:09 PM

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (April 22, 2019). Read Full Story »

Ncell lodges petition at Supreme Court challenging tax amount set by Large Taxpayers Office

Prithvi Man Shrestha 22 Apr 02:46 PM

A day before the expiry of the seven-day deadline to pay its capital gains tax, Ncell, a private telecom giant, on Monday lodged a petition at the Supreme Court, arguing that the Large Taxpayers Office has wrongly determined their tax liability at Rs39.06 billion. Read Full Story »

Tara Air plane veers off runway at Manthali airport

Post Report 22 Apr 12:09 PM

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22 Apr 08:26 AM

In an extremely tragic incident, more than 200 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded in a series of bomb blasts that hit hotels and churches across Sri Lanka. Read Full Story »

Belt & Road Forum declaration to incorporate projects for Nepal under the initiative

Anil Giri 22 Apr 07:48 AM

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As Ncell mulls over the tax decision, legal experts say it has no options but to pay its dues

Prithvi Man Shrestha 22 Apr 07:00 AM

Two days before the deadline set by Large Taxpayers Office for Ncell to clear its dues expires, the mobile company says it has still not taken a decision on the amount determined by the tax office.Read Full Story »

ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, April 21

Post Report 21 Apr 07:24 PM

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (April 21, 2019). Read Full Story »

Investment Summit’s progress report card: 48 applications for 31 projects

Bhrikuti Rai 21 Apr 06:09 PM

Nijgadh Airport has received the highest number of applications from prospective investors after being showcased at the Nepal Investment Forum last month. Read Full Story »

Time is ticking: Ghantaghar may just give up due to the lack of technical support and the government’s indifference

Abani Malla 21 Apr 08:30 AM

For the past 124 years, Ghantaghar has been projecting accurate time--with occasional dysfunctions--throughout the years. But that may change soon, as the man who ensured that the monumental time teller is up and running is set to retire. Read Full Story »

Enrolment drive a ritual if poor families don’t get support, experts say

Binod Ghimire 21 Apr 07:11 AM

The government’s annual school enrolment campaign is more of a ritual and it lacks substance as, despite claims, the drive fails to bring all out-of-school children to the education system, experts and stakeholders say. Read Full Story »

Pressure mounts on ruling party to initiate action against its general secretary

Tika R Pradhan 21 Apr 06:58 AM

Pressure is mounting on the ruling communist party from its own leaders to initiate action against Bishnu Poudel, general secretary of the party who has been embroiled in a controversy for buying a piece of land in Baluwatar in January 2005. Read Full Story »

Nepali workers in Qatar struggle for jobs after being duped with lucrative pay and free visa promises

Chandan Kumar Mandal 20 Apr 07:00 AM

Nepalis who go to Qatar on free visa--commonly known as Aazad Visa--which the agents claim would provide them with the freedom to work with any employer in Qatar, are often stranded without any jobs in the Gulf nation. Read Full Story »

Supreme Court issues an interim order to not implement the Kathmandu District Court’s order of banning PUBG

Nayak Paudel 20 Apr 07:00 AM

The Kathmandu District Court on April 10 had permitted the ban on PUBG in response to a Public Interest Litigation filed by the Metropolitan Crime Division following multiple complaints from parents, schools and school associations saying that the game was having a negative effect on the behaviour and study of children and youths. Read Full Story »

Binod Ghimire 20 Apr 07:00 AM

The representatives of the Municipal Association of Nepal, an umbrella body of the municipalities, say the federal government continues to treat local governments as its subordinate bodies. Read Full Story »

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