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Headline
Two of Nepal's biggest banks are insolvent. Rs 45 billion worth of depositor's savings is in danger. The largest borrowers are the biggest defaulters. Banking reforms are the only hope.
BINOD BHATTARAI

Nation

The Hepatitis B virus is spreading fast, and most people don't even know.
HEMLATA RAI

What if the Indian media applied to its own society even a tenth of the standards it has judged Nepal by? A noted Indian writer explores the moral loftiness of his country's press.
P.SAINATH

Divorce cases are on the rise, and the law remains loaded against women.
SHIVA GAUNLE

If there is anything scarier than a big blaze in the inner city areas, it is the state of our fire-fighting capacity.
SALIL SUBEDI and HEMLATA RAI

Domestic Brief



Travel
Arlene Blum is a scientist who climbs mountains. Read all about her adventures in her next book.
RAMYATA LIMBU

Technology
As research-oriented, software development jobs are difficult to get, Nepali companies are gunning for labour-intensive IT-enabled services.
GAURAB RAJ UPADHAYA

Leisure
The Nepali film industry seems to be finally coming into its own. The success of Darpan Chhaya and the censor row over Aago have given Kollywood a new boost.
RAMYATA LIMBU

Development
A house is not just a home, a business complex is not just an office: both speak volumes about the level of respect for their surroundings and the cultural awareness of a city and its people.
SUJATA TULADHAR

Culture
Instead of being pleased by all this royal extravagance, the god grew angry at being disturbed.
DESMOND DOIG

Review
For those seeking a greater diversity of voices in Nepal's literature.
MANJUSHREE THAPA

Sports
The Birthday Cup was welcome relief from ANFA squabbling, and a great start to the football season.
MUKUL HUMAGAIN


Nepali Society

 
EDITORIAL

COLUMNS
State Of The State
by CK LAL
Girija’s last hurrah

Economic Sense
by ARTHA BEED
What about Indian vehicles?

Here And There
by DANIEL LAK
Explaining everything

Under My Hat
by KUNDA DIXIT
The wild boar menace

LETTERS
Nuts

FROM THE NEPALI PRESS

BIZ NEWS


 
SPECIAL

Travel Nepal

Madesh Special



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