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Archive for January, 2014


Natasha Shrestha awarded

The Nepal Chapter of the Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA) held its 38th annual general meeting this week in Kathmandu and awarded its Personality of the Year 2013 to Natasha Shrestha (pic, right)of the pioneering adventure sports company based in Pokhara, Avia Club Nepal. PATA Nepal said it honoured Shrestha for her “indefatigable effort and […]

Education for all

Nepal will become a part of the Global Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI) to address the issues of out of school children. The first phase of the campaign has already been implemented in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The status of out of school (OOS) children was discussed today at the launch of a new South Asia Study […]

Road to consensus

As the largest party, Nepali Congress (NC) called an all party meeting on Tuesday to formally propose a consensus government under its leadership at the Constituent Assembly building in New Baneshwor. The parties headed to NC’s meeting as soon as the meeting of the legislative-parliament ended today. Although all thirty parties had been invited, RPP-Nepal […]

Almost there

A day after President Ram Baran Yadav called on parties to form a consensus government in a week’s time, the largest party, Nepali Congress (NC) intensified talks on government formation. Leaders of NC and CPN-UML convened after the meeting of the Legislative-Parliament on Monday morning to discuss government formation. In the meeting, NC formally requested […]

Mika Häkkinen in town

Nepal got a taste of Formula One racing this afternoon when two-time world  champion Mika Häkkinen charmed the crowed with high octane drifts and screeching tyres at the Syakar Safety Riding Training Centre in Lalitpur. Mika’s visit here is part of Johnnie Walker’s ‘Join The Pact’ campaign, which aims to spread the message of responsible […]

Fast ended

Doctor Govinda KC broke his fast on Friday morning after authorities agreed to address his demands for improving the Institute of Medicine. Consequently, the Nepal Medical Association also called off their strike and resumed medical service. Officials agreed to appoint deans on the basis of seniority, grant autonomy to the IOM, and to cancel the […]

IOM Dean dismissed

Amid intense protests and pressure from doctors, the Tribhuvan University Executive Council has dismissed Dr Sashi Sharma from the post of the Dean at the Institute of Medicines (IOM). Dr Sharma’s resignation is one of the demands put forward by Dr Govinda KC who is on a hunger strike demanding the end of political interference […]