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Campaigning at harvest time

The hills and plains of central Nepal people are too busy to get excited about elections SUBHAS DEVKOTA in SINDHULI On a trip this week from Kathmandu to Sindhuli and Makwanpur, Nepal’s countryside looks busy with two unrelated activities: the people are busy harvesting paddy and the politicians are busy campaigning. The two couldn’t be […]


Jagadish Ghimire, 68

Writer Jagadish Ghimire died on Thursday morning at the age of 68. He had spent the last month under intensive care after a recurrence of cancer. Ghimire was diagnosed of multiple myeloma eight years ago and had undergone successful treatment. The book Antarmanko Yatra he then wrote about his fight with cancer won the Madan […]


Young mothers

Girls under 15 account for 2 million of the annual total of 7.3 million new adolescent mothers, according to a new report published by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The State of World Population 2013, published by UNFPA on Wednesday, says that if current trends continue, the number of births to girls under 15 […]


Driver’s seat

Laxman Humagain in Himal Khabarpatrika, 27 October I have been driving a car for a private company now for 15 years. Many like me end up doing this job because they come from low income families or couldn’t get a higher education. Many are from the districts adjacent to Kathmandu, and have got their jobs […]


“Federalism not necessary”

Speaking at a press conference in Arghakhanchi on Friday, Chitra Bahadur KC, Chairman of Rastriya Janmorcha Nepal, said the ethnic federalism model proposed by the UCPN (M) was unacceptable and that federalism is not necessary for Nepal, but rather a model being forced upon us by foreigners. “The constitution could not be written last time because […]


Security check

Minister for Home Affairs Madhav Prasad Ghimire said the government has made tight security arrangements to hold free and fair Constituent Assembly (CA) elections scheduled for 19 November. Speaking at a regional seminar on security in Biratnagar on Thursday, Home Minister Ghimire said the government would not let those attempting to foil the election and […]


Syria’s no-solution solution

The Russian-American plan to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons – now embodied in the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118 – may open a more constructive approach to ending the country’s civil war, because the Security Council is also demanding that the long-planned Geneva II conference on Syria convene as soon as possible. Rightly so: elimination […]



 

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