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Archive for April, 2011


Gen Katawal interview

In an interview with Mikel Dunham, the author of “Buddha’s Warriors” Gen Rookmangud Katawal says he has no intention of setting up a political party and adds: “There is no alternative to democracy.” See the link below for the full interview:

Majority say Peace

UCPN (Maoists) party central committee has passed Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s proposal in favor of peace and constitution by a majority on Friday saying that the party should make an effort to complete the constitution within the stipulated time. The central committee has also directed its leaders to work on the modality to integrate its […]

Sood’s successor

Newly appointed Indian ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad is set to take office after an ‘agreemo’ proposing his name has been approved by the president’s office. The outgoing Ambassador Rakesh Sood is leaving this week after completing a difficult and controversial term in office. Prasad has worked as India’s permanent representative to Conference on Disarmament […]

Banda ends

The banda called by Newa and Tamsaling State Council on Wednesday in several districts ended without any major incident. Nuwakot, Dhading, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur remained closed because of the banda. The banda was called in demand of timely promulgation of the new constitution by giving high priority to the people from the […]

Mushroom mushrooming

Farmers have been attracted towards commercial mushroom farming in Chitwan. Lured by handsome return from mushroom farming, the numbers of mushroom farmers increased by 30 per cent this year compared to last year, according to the District Agriculture Development Office, Chitwan. The office said more than 100 farmers are into commercial mushroom farming. Mushroom farming […]

Loktantra day observed

The sixth Loktantra Day was celebrated with much fanfare today amid a programme organized at Tundikhel. The program was attended by President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, Vice-President Parmananda Jha, Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal, Chief Justice Ram Prasad Shrestha, CA chairman Subas Nembang, deputy prime ministers Krishna Bahadur Mahara and Bharat Mohan Adhikari, ministers, CA […]

Khanal to be questioned about Lama

The Legislature-Parliament’s State Affairs Committee is preparing to inquire Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal about the citizenship and passport of the newly-elected Minister of State for Finance, Lharkyal Lama. “A meeting of the State Affairs Committee held in Singha Durbar on Tuesday decided to question the Prime Minister about the acquisition of citizenship certificates and passports […]