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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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Here is your horoscope for April 26, 2019

26 Apr 08:21 AM

Today you might find yourself playing devil’s advocate a lot more than you usual. Conflict can be scary for you, but right now you’re eager to hear people defend their beliefs and to have them try to persuade you. You’re not afraid of confrontation. Read Full Story »

Man Tang Hong might not be the cleanest or the most refined, but it’s Sichuan cuisine is often good, sometimes bad--it’s a gamble.

Hantakali 26 Apr 07:00 AM

For this review, Hantakali chose Man Tang Hong, a restaurant popular among Chinese tourists and Nepalis in-the-know. Read Full Story »

 Aditya-path and the blindness of insight

Dinesh Kafle 26 Apr 07:00 AM

This seemingly concerted building of myths around the boy remind us of a similar practice in the mid-2000s, when Ram Bahadur Bomjan, the meditating boy who was given the epithet of ‘Little Buddha’ was raised to the status of a demigod. Read Full Story »

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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Here is your horoscope for April 25, 2019

25 Apr 08:24 AM

Today a certain someone who has never given you the time of day will suddenly bathe you in all sorts of attention. Familiarity breeds contempt, and now that the mystery is gone, the reality might be rather disappointing. Keep moving. 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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Cash-strapped Nepal Airlines struggles to stay afloat—and it is going deeper into debt

Sangam Prasain 25 Apr 07:00 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 »

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 »

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

Timothy Aryal 25 Apr 06:30 AM

The three cities of the Valley have all adopted their own approaches to reconstructing their heritage. While Bhaktapur has stayed strictly local, Kathmandu and Patan have welcomed foreign funds and expertise, irking activists. 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 »

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

Nayak Paudel 24 Apr 07:34 AM

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested an Indian and a Chinese national for conning several Nepalis through a lottery scam. Read Full Story »

Rs429 billion needed to complete reconstruction, says NRA

Tika R Pradhan 24 Apr 07:33 AM

Two days before the fourth anniversary of the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake that devastated the country, the Nepal Reconstruction Authority on Tuesday listed the challenges to the ongoing reconstruction works. Read Full Story »

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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

Post Report 23 Apr 07:07 PM

Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (April 23, 2019). 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 »

Here is your horoscope for April 23, 2019

23 Apr 08:29 AM

Today you’ll be coming to an agreement with someone who can be unpredictable. Delay final arrangements until you feel certain that what you’re being told is accurate. If your collaborator balks at postponement, you’ll know the agreement is no good. Read Full Story »

Ruling party says unification concludes, but leaders see more challenges

Tika R Pradhan 23 Apr 08:27 AM

Almost a year after the announcement of a merger between two leftist forces to form the country’s largest communist party, leaders on Monday announced official conclusion of the unification process. Read Full Story »

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

23 Apr 07:00 AM

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School reconstruction faces a huge funding gap of Rs27 billion

Binod Ghimire 23 Apr 06:30 AM

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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 »

Health Ministry suspends staff adjustment process for now

Arjun Poudel 23 Apr 06:30 AM

The Ministry of Health and Population has suspended the staff adjustment process for the time being and has directed health workers serving throughout the country to continue with their services until they get the employee adjustment paper.Read Full Story »

The Game of Thrones just got more complicated, and Daenerys is not happy

Thomas Heaton 23 Apr 06:30 AM

Game of Thrones writers have managed to keep the fight for the Iron Throne alive, despite the entire future of Westeros looming in the forests outside Winterfell. With the white walkers and their hordes approaching the Stark castle ramparts, and its residents steeling themselves for the upcoming battle, there is still a lot to be resolved in the next four episodes.Read Full Story »

Tootle and Pathao make commute easy, but many women express safety concerns​​​​​​​

Sachitra Gurung 23 Apr 06:30 AM

Ride-hailing services are are fast and reliable, which is why most people like using them. But increasingly, uncomfortable situations and incidents of harassment have tainted the experience for many women. Read Full Story »

Sri Lanka lifts curfew after bomb attacks kill 290, wound 500

Reuters 22 Apr 10:23 AM

Sri Lanka had been at war for decades with Tamil separatists but extremist violence had been on the wane since the civil war ended 10 years ago. Read Full Story »

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Here is your horoscope for April 22, 2019

22 Apr 09:27 AM

As uncomfortable as conflict can be, it is not an inherently bad thing. When you feel someone pushing against your ideas, don’t discount that person. This conflict will polish you. You’re like a stone under pressure, you only get better. Read Full Story »

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