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Archive for February, 2012


Ultimate win

Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa have won the people choice award for National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year 2012. The duo first climbed Mount Everest, then launched a paraglider down and finally kayaked Ganges all the way to the Indian Ocean. Nearly 72,000 votes were cast. Babu, 28, is a kayaker and paraglider, […]

Bomb blast

A bomb exploded in front of Nepal Oil Corporation, 200 meter ahead of sourthern gate of the government headquarter Singh Durbar, killing three people and injuring seven in the capital. Police said it was a remote-control device that went off at around 1:10pm when workers were heading out of offices on their lunch breaks. The […]

Lose-lose situation

Dividing Nepal in feuding feudal fiefdoms is not the solution, devolving power is GUEST COLUMN Bihari Krishna Shrestha The federalisation debate in Nepal remains the most contentious, and paradoxically, also the most superficial. And from this week, it has also been accompanied by violence and terrorism. The demand to turn Nepal into a federal state […]

Down in UP

As the feverish election campaign in Uttar Pradesh winds down, there’s only one question that is being asked around the city : Is Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party going to oust Dalit messiah and Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati from the throne of Uttar Pradesh? The stakes are enormous. The reason Uttar Pradesh lies at […]

Gupta jailed

The Supreme Court on Tuesday convicted Minister for Information and Communications Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta on corruption charge and slapped one and half year jail term and Rs 8.4 million fine on him. A division bench of Justices Sushila Karki and Tarka Raj Bhatta passed the verdict, overturning a verdict of the Special Court that […]

“Integration in three weeks”

Interview with Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ in Nagarik, 20 February You had to step down from your post because of the army and now you are favoring them. Why are you so keen on integration? Dahal: We never had problems with the army as such. There was conflict because then army chief refused to follow […]

Up to you

A meeting of the dispute resolution sub-committee under the Constitutional Committee (CC) has passed on the decision regarding the form of governance and other disputed issues to the top leaders of the major three parties. The sub-committee came to the decision after it failed to come to consensus on the issues. Leaders of the three […]