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New Information Technology bill could kill innovation in Nepal, experts warn

Bhrikuti Rai 20 Feb 09:12 PM

A new Information Technology bill proposed by the KP Sharma Oli administration has alarmed rights advocates as well as IT entrepreneurs, who say the law is not in line with the government’s messages about Nepal being open for business opportunities and foreign investment, and could stifle innovation in the country’s nascent but growing information technology sector. Read Full Story »

Dilliram Khatiwada 20 Feb 07:51 PM

Two persons including the driver died in a tractor accident at Bahrakilometre Mode in Triyuga Municipality-10 of Gaighat-Saune road section, Udayapur on Wednesday. Read Full Story »

Proposed National Muslim Commission Chairman Ansari has two birth dates

Sanjaya Lama 20 Feb 05:43 PM

The Parliamentary Hearing Committee has started an investigation into Samim Miya Ansari, the chairman nominee of the National Muslim Commission.  Read Full Story »

Sonu Nigam admitted to Norvic hospital

Post Report 19 Feb 08:12 PM

Popular Indian singer Sonu Nigam has been admitted to the Kathmandu-based Norvic Hospital after he complained of back pain on Tuesday.Read Full Story »

One arrested in connection to rape, murder of 11-year-old girl

Santosh Singh 19 Feb 02:38 PM

Police on Monday arrested a person for allegedly raping, murdering and burning the dead body of an 11-year-old girl in Dhanusa.Read Full Story »

Three-member panel to probe Pathak corruption case

Prithvi Man Shrestha 19 Feb 11:58 AM

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority on Tuesday formed a probe panel to conduct investigation against Raj Narayan Pathak, the CIAA commissioner who resigned on Friday after being embroiled in a corruption scandal. Read Full Story »

About time Nepal broke ground in the field of IT

Post Report 19 Feb 07:25 AM

On the second day of Kantipur Conclave, one of the panel dialogues held was on the topic ‘Can Nepal do IT?’, in the Capital on Monday. Read Full Story »

President Bhandari hands over Kantipur Icon awards

Post Report 18 Feb 08:41 PM

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Monday handed over the Kantipur Icon awards under four different categories announced by Kantipur Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic wing of Kantipur Media Group.Read Full Story »

Second session of Kantipur Conclave begins

Post Report 18 Feb 10:59 AM

The second and final day of the first Kantipur Conclave has begun at Hotel Hyatt in Kathmandu on Monday. Read Full Story »

18 Feb 10:00 AM

Providing midday meals is a step towards curbing drop-outs in schools Read Full Story »

Folk Song Academy urges singer Sharma to re-upload his music video ‘Lutna Sake Luta’

Samuel Chhetri 17 Feb 09:00 PM

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Nepal has all attributes required for development: PM Oli

Post Report 17 Feb 05:20 PM

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Prime Minister Oli inaugurates Kantipur Conclave

Post Report 17 Feb 04:14 PM

With the objective of holding discussions on the current economic condition of Nepal and the potential opportunities, the first Kantipur Conclave organised by Kantipur Media Group has kicked off in Kathmandu. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the two-day event at Hyatt Regency on Sunday.     Read Full Story »

 Kantipur Conclave 2019 (Live)

Post Report 17 Feb 03:37 PM

The first iteration of Kantipur Conclave has begun at Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu. The conclave organised by Kantipur Media Group brings together eminent speakers and participants from across the globe to hold a discussion on diverse issues facing Nepal, and the solutions to propel the country forward. Read Full Story »

Popular folk artist removed a song from YouTube after threats from ruling party’s youth wing

Samuel Chhetri 17 Feb 10:30 AM

Pashupati Sharma’s new song “Lootna Sake Loota Kancha” was trending at the number 10 spot in Youtube Nepal on Saturday. But less than 48 hours after it was uploaded online, the singer, who is known for his satirical take in his songs, took down the video despite an overwhelmingly positive response from listeners on social media and other platforms. Read Full Story »

Sanjaya Lama 15 Feb 04:12 PM

The International Federation of Journalists and its affiliated Nepal Press Union have strongly criticised a proposal floated by the government to impose harsh penalties for posting contents on social networking sites deemed ‘improper’. Read Full Story »

Anti-graft agency commissioner Pathak resigns

Sanjeeb Phuyal 15 Feb 01:53 PM

Raj Narayan Pathak, a commissioner at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority, who was embroiled in controversy for receiving bribe, has resigned. Read Full Story »

Nepal condemns terrorist attack in India-administered Kashmir

Samuel Chhetri 15 Feb 11:24 AM

Nepal has condemned the deadly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir of India on Thursday that claimed at least 40 lives of Indian paramilitary police personnel.Read Full Story »

Ice climbing festival in photos

Aash Gurung 14 Feb 05:57 PM

Around two dozen adventure lovers took part in ice climbing festival in the Himalayan district Manang for the first time in Nepal. Read Full Story »

One held with 18kg gold in Kanchanpur

Bhawani Bhatta 14 Feb 04:19 PM

A person has been arrested in possession of 18 kg gold from Dashrathbasti in Punarbas Municipality-2 of Kanchanpur on Thursday. Read Full Story »

Nepali Communist Party set to file impeachment motion against CIAA commissioner Pathak

Sanjaya Lama 14 Feb 04:15 PM

The ruling Nepal Communist Party is preparing to file an impeachment motion against Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak for taking bribe to settle the dispute of Nepal Engineering College. Read Full Story »

Ideological differences in ruling party surface over ‘people’s war’

Anil Giri 14 Feb 07:30 AM

Top former Communist Party of Nepal-UML leaders, including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, on Wednesday skipped a programme the former Maoists observe on February 13 (Falgun 1) every year to commemorate their “people’s war”, in what carried a political message that ideological struggle between the two communist parties still persist and differences are yet to be fully resolved. Read Full Story »

Dhurmus-Suntali: Comedians with a cause

Post Report 14 Feb 06:30 AM

This is the second of the four profiles of the winners of Kantipur Icon 2018, awarded by Kantipur Foundation, the non-profit philanthropic arm of Kantipur Media Group. Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation, which is run by Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire, is the winner in the Socio-Political category. Read Full Story »

Nepal government tightens screws on social media

Sanjaya Lama 13 Feb 07:20 PM

The government has proposed a new law seeking to impose a fine of Rs 1.5 million and five years in prison for those writing improper things on the social networking sites. Read Full Story »

Kantipur Foundation announces winners of Kantipur Icon 2018

Post Report 13 Feb 06:00 AM

Kantipur Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organisation of Kantipur Media Group, has announced Kantipur Icons under four different categories. Read Full Story »

Nepali family survives Delhi hotel fire that claimed 18 lives

Suresh Raj Neupane 12 Feb 08:54 PM

A Nepali family was also in the Hotel Arpit Palace when the fire engulfed the six-storey hotel in Karol Bagh, New Delhi popular with tourists for its budget hotels and shopping.Read Full Story »

NOC former managing director Khadka released on bail of Rs20.5 million

Anuj Kumar Adhikari 12 Feb 07:15 PM

Former Nepal Oil Corporation Managing Director Gopal Bahadur Khadka has been released on date after posting a bail amount of Rs 20.5 million on Tuesday.Read Full Story »

Pashupati trust removes concrete from Vishwarup temple site

Anup Ojha 12 Feb 07:36 AM

After widespread criticism from conservationists, activists and locals, the Pashupati Area Development Trust has removed the concrete fill from the 12 pits that were dug for the reconstruction of the earthquake-damaged Vishwarup temple. Read Full Story »

Bill tabled to restrict civil servants from sharing views on social media

Tika R Pradhan 12 Feb 07:24 AM

A new bill tabled at the House of Representatives has restricted civil servants from sharing their views through media including their micro-blogging sites, which experts claim would affect their right to expression. Read Full Story »

Nepali immigrants are suing the Trump administration over the end of their temporary protected status

Tsering D Gurung 12 Feb 07:10 AM

A group of Nepali and Honduran immigrants is filing a lawsuit against the US Department of Homeland Security for its decision to cancel Temporary Protected Status of the two countries Read Full Story »

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