Provinces say federal government is in bid to control provincial security operations

    TIKA R PRADHAN, Jul 16 2019
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    Police adjustment bill, passed by a House committee, is yet another attempt to centralise power, provincial ministers say 
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    House meeting postponed after dispute arises over who should speak first

      Binod Ghimire, Jul 16 2019
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      Though analysts are divided over who should go first, they agree that the Speaker has failed in his mediatory role.
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      ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Tuesday, July 16

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 16 2019
      A rain-swollen stream damages a road section in Kaldhunga, Kavre, disrupting vehicular movement. Post Photo: Angad Dhakal
      Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (July 16, 2019).

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      After diplomatic fiasco over Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro’s son visits Nepal

      ANIL GIRI, Kathmandu, Jul 16 2019
      Nicolás Ernesto Maduro GuerraPhoto: Reuters
      Nicolasito is here to discuss politics and bilateral ties—at the invitation of the ruling party’s sister wing.

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      Where can you buy the best wireless earphones in Kathmandu?

      Bivek Khatiwada, Kathmandu, Jul 15 2019
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      A pair of great earphones regularly top lists of essential gadgets, but how do you find one that best suits you? 

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      Ex-vice chancellor of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences among eight charged with corruption

      PRITHVI MAN SHRESTHA, Kathmandu, Jul 16 2019
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      Less than two weeks after a corruption case was filed against 10 Tribhuvan University officials on the charge of altering recruitment test scores to benefit their relatives, senior officials of another university have been charged of corruption

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      Main News

      Lalit Memorial U-18 football: Jawalakhel knock out Army, enter semis

      Sports Bureau, Jul 16 2019
      The match was decided from the spot after the regulation 90 minutes finished in a 0-0 deadlock and the penalty shootout also ended in a 3-3 tie.
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      Chitwan National Park builds and restores ponds for rhinos 

      RAMESH KUMAR PAUDEL, Jul 16 2019
      Given the number of natural deaths among rhinos, the park has upgraded its ponds and water pits in a bid to stop infighting among themselves. 
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      Medicinal herbs gain ground in Gorkha

      HARIRAM UPRETY, Jul 16 2019
      Forest office aims to turn the area into a sustainable farming zone
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      Arts and Entertainment

      Life & Style

      Fiction Park

      The girl in the window seat

      Yubraj Parajuli, Jul 14 2019
      Her eyes were intoxicating and innocent. She smiled at me and I too returned her smile, but in her smile, I found something missing.
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      Saturday Features

      Internet cafés or ‘wangbas’ in China create a space for internet addicts

      Tripty Tamang Pakhrin
      Internet cafés in China have created a new space where people lose themselves within the virtual world of online gaming--a chance to explore an experimental world without any impediment.

      'Nepalis come across a huge wall that divides one part of the world from another'

      Avasna Pandey
      The presence of Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the helm has only made things worse. These people are bent on hardening borders, rather than dissolving them.

      The beatmaker

      On a cold and rainy winter’s day, 19-year-old Sagun Khadka sits at a cafe in Jhamsikhel, listening to hip-hop on his headphones.

      Guffadi: Our Oli government is not a communist but a truly wild capitalist party

      Once again, let us congratulate our Oli government for passing the Medical Mafia Bill. Now, Dr KC should go home and rest.

      Celebrating a century

      Prakash Chandra Timilsena
      Calmly seated in a chariot pulled by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, Mayju Maharjan observes her fifth janko—a rare ritual, called Mahadivya Ratharohan, where an elder is celebrated for completing 108 years, eight months, eight days, eight hours, and eight seconds around the sun. 

      The paper trail

      Prakash Chandra Timilsena
      In 1995, 50-year-old Nima Sherpa moved from Dolakha to Kathmandu with a plan—he was going to take traditional Nepali lokta paper to the world. Sherpa had realised that products made of lokta, which were easily available in his village, could make it big in the international market.

      Life and art are inextricably blended into each other

      Timothy Aryal
      Mekh Limbu’s art needs little elaboration. It speaks the truth, laid out for all to see and reflect on. It’s real; it’s quiet, keening and sharp. Take his installation ‘How I Forgot My Mother Tongue’, for instance, which was part of the Opposite Dreams exhibition displayed during the Photo Kathmandu festival last year.

      Raamesh Koirala’s book about Charles Sobhraj is confused, leaving the reader unsure of whether this is a memoir or a novel

      Pranaya SJB Rana
      Raamesh Koirala’s new book about the notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj is a strange animal. Although ostensibly presented as a non-fiction memoir written by the cardiac surgeon who operated on Sobhraj’s heart, the copyright page of the book asserts that “This is a work of fiction.” Perhaps this was an (glaring) oversight on the part of the publisher, but given the manner in which the book unfolds, it might be an accurate characterisation.

      In Nepal, a woman’s identity is still tied to their male kinfolk -- first father, then husband

      Bibhu Luitel
      In 2015, when I appeared for a job interview at a popular Kathmandu school, the very first question the principal asked me was, “Are you a Newar?”