Visit Nepal Year 007: Bring your SLR (guns) and SLR (cameras)

by NayanTara

On a hill top in Kavre last week, the People’s Liberation Army showcases excellent hospitality and their big guns. On display in the front rows are Heckler & Koch G36s captured from the army, AK-47s and an assortment of SLRs and INSAS rifles that the visiting media are encouraged to take pictures of. more »

A dazzling Darjeeling

by Surendra Phuyal

‘Welcome to Darjeeling – Queen of the Hills’! – A huge billboard reads as we enter the town sprawling the eastern Himalayan ridge. It offers just as stunning mountainscapes as elsewhere in the region: enveloping its tea plantations in mystic clouds and fogs during monsoon and winter, and glittering in the backdrop of the silver-shining Kanchanjungha, Makalu and other peaks in the fall. more »

Celebrating ‘Asar Pandhra’ (असार १५)

photos by Narendra Shrestha/Rajesh KC 

On the occasion of the Asar Pandhra (Asar 15) festival, farmers planting paddy in a field at Bungmati and Harisiddhi of Lalitpur. Farmers usually plant paddy beginning Asar 15 (June 29) every year to mark the beginning of the monsoon in Nepal. more »

‘प्रचण्डको खुला जीवन’

नारायण वाग्ले / तस्बिरः राजेश के.सी.

नेकपा -माओवादी अध्यक्ष पुष्पकमल दाहाल उर्फ प्रचण्डको भूमिगत जीवन सम्भवतः असार २ गते शुक्रबारबाट अन्त्य भएको छ । यो उनको नयाँ राजनीतिक जीवनको सुरुवात पनि हो । के अब माओवादी खुला राजनीतिक प्रतिस्पर्धाको स्वस्थ राजनीतिमा अवतरण हुन्छ ? यस प्रश्नको सबभन्दा बलियो जवाफ अध्यक्ष प्रचण्डको लगभग तीन दशक लामो भूमिगत जीवनशैली परित्याग हो । more »

Phoksundo trail

By Devendra Bhattarai/Photos by Kumar Ale 

Our long cherished journey to Dolpo kick started as the Yeti Air plane bound for Juphal landed on the airstrip of Juphal. As we got off the aircraft, we felt as if we were at some faraway settlement.
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Parliament: behind the scene

by Rajesh KC

Aye !!! Along with other MPs, CPN-UML MP Sushila Nepal raises her hand to endorse the historic proposal on women’s rights in parliament on Tuesday (May30, 2006). more »

Busy comrades charter helicopter

कामरेडहरूको हेलीकप्टर सवार

-भोजराज भाट/कान्तिपुर

स्थानः काठमाडौं, सिनामङ्गल मितिः जेठ ५, विहान ११४५ बजे कर्णाली एयरवेजको कार्यालय परिसरमा एकजना परिचित मान्छे भेटिए । खैरो रङ्गको टीशर्ट लगाएका ती व्यक्ति फोनमा अलि ब्यस्त देखिन्थे । हामीलाई देखेपछि उनले भने, “लौ अब हिड्नुपर्छ । नभए कार्यक्रममा पुगिदैन ।” more »

First sitting at parliament after 4 years

Deputy Speaker of the reinstated Parliament, Chitra Lekha Yadav, chaired the parliament meet as speaker Taranath Ranabhat resigned from his post on Wednesday. The first sitting of the reinstated House of Representatives (HoR) on Friday (Apr 28, 2006) registered a proposal by PM Girija Prasad Koirala to hold an election to a constituent assembly.  more »

Human sea in KTM on ‘Day 16’ defying curfew

photos by Rajesh KC 

Defying the curfew orders approximately one million demonstrators (as per BBC reports) entered the Ring Road area chanting slogans in favour of republicanism. Today’s participation made a record in the history of Nepal.
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Dailekh school bomb victims miss SLC re-exam

Harihar Singh Rathourby Harihar Singh Rathour

CPN-Maoist district leader in Dailekh Naya Ram Thapa told the Kathmandu Post over phone from an unknown location that his party would probe last Friday’s blast at the Saraswati School and punish the culprits. more »

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