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Monthly Archives: August 2017

President Vidya Bhandary shows concerns about foreign policy

By Our Reporter President Bidya Devi Bhandari has asked the leaders of major parties to talk with India to develop proper river system so as to find a permanent solution to the problems of flooding in the Tarai. President Bhandari invited the top leaders of the major parties at her …

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Nepali intellectuals on Doklam dispute

By Our Reporter Independent intellectuals/writers believe that India has violated the international norms by deploying its force in Doklam. However, they are divided on possibility of war. Some argue that there can be war between the two nations, whereas, some others are predicting that the dispute will not invite war. …

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Acharya becomes new FNJ president


By Our Reporter The two ruling parties—Nepali Congress and the Maoist-Centre succeeded to capture the leadership of the Federation of Nepali Journalists by forging electoral alliance against UML-backed Press Chautari. The two parties which forged alliance during the local polls gave continuity to their alliance even in the FNJ elections. …

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Federal, provincial polls on November 26

By Our Reporter The government has set both the federal and provincial elections for November 26. A cabinet meeting on Monday decided to hold both the federal and provincial polls on a single date of November 26. The Election Commission too showed its readiness to hold both the polls on …

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Deuba devalues his protocol

By Our Reporter Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has devalued his protocol by attending a programme hosted by the Indian Embassy in honour of Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Sworaj. On 11 August, the Indian Embassy had hosted a reception in honour of Indian visiting minister Sworaj. Deuba not only …

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RPP shrinks to 19 MPs


By Our Reporter RPP Nepal, the fourth largest party in the Parliament having 24 MPs has now shrunk to the sixth largest party. Earlier, RPP Nepal having the strength of 24 MPs and RPP having 13 MPs were unified into RPP and emerged as an alternative force in Nepali politics …

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Leave politics behind

By D.M. Thapa I AM not EXACTLY A JOURNALIST, THOUGH I WRITE FOR DIFFERENT PAPERS, BUT I HAVE SEEN JOURNALISTS AT CLOSE QUARTERS FOR A LONG, LONG TIME. The leadership in the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) looked with interest the election for a new leader of this organizarion which …

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Koshi River sorrow of Nepal


When I was a high school student, an important question we had to tackle was why the Koshi River was a sorrow for Bihar. Decades later, the perception has been totally changed as Koshi River has become a sorrow for Nepal. After construction of embankments near the Koshi River by …

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Deuba Trip


Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s New Delhi trip begun Wednesday is unique in its treatment in our mainstream media. A section would make it the butt of jokes satirizing the routine pilgrimage of the newly incumbent for homage and patronage. Another would rather express reservations as to what more compromises …

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Indian Dams Causing Death & Destruction Through Floods

By Prabasi Nepali Indian Dams & Embankments Causing Death & Destruction through Floods India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba last Friday and expressed deep grief over the loss of life and property due to recent floods and landslides. Modi also pledged to provide Rs 250 …

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