Nepal | 30 Jun, 2015

National Paddy Day today

Farmers planting paddy in a field on the eve of National Paddy Day, in Bungmati, Lalitpur, on Monday. Since 2005, National Paddy Day is observed on Asar 15, which officially marks the beginning of the paddy plantation season in the country.
Photo: Naresh Shrestha/THT

The Day, observed on the 15th of the Nepali month of Asar) marks the official beginning of paddy plantation. The United Nations had declared to celebrate the year 1966 as the Year of the Rice with the slogan’ freedom from hunger’, declaring rice as the ‘crop of the year’...

Kathmandu

Mathema-led task force submits report to PM

Kedar Bhakta Mathema presenting report to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at the latter’s 
official residence, in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Monday. 
Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: A high-level task force formed to address the anomalies plaguing medical education in the country has recommended that the government make ‘pro-active intervention’ to...

Nepal

Police raise awareness against violence, trafficking in Dhading

A cultural team of Nepal Police organise an awareness prorgramme against violence and human trafficking in Dhading district on Monday, June 29, 2015. Photo: Keshav Adhikari

Earlier, people would perceive that police personnel with sticks and guns are only to arrest criminals and to maintain peace and order in the society...

World

Pakistan police kill four suspected Taliban militants in Punjab

Policemen and residents move a dead body from the site of an explosion outside the police headquarters, in Lahore February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Imran Sheikh

Pakistani police and intelligence officials shot and killed three suspected Islamist militants in a raid on their hideout in eastern Pakistan early on Monday and a fourth blew himself up, police and intelligence officials said. Many Pakistani Taliban fighters and other Islamist militants from the western region near Afghanistan have fled to other parts of the country, officials say, as security forces press on with ground and air offensives in...

Opinion

  • reviving-livelihood

    Reviving livelihood: Big post-quake challenge

    The new settlements will look like an agglomeration if they are not properly linked with formal or informal institutions. The consequence of this eart...

  • Vaccinate the child

    A few months ago, my boss, a young Australian woman with a very cool approach towards life, showed up at work and said: “I hope...

  • Getting late

    It is already more than two months since the devastating earthquake struck Nepal. Within these two months, a lot of work has been done. It...

  • reviving-livelihood

    Reviving livelihood: Big post-quake challenge

    The new settlements will look like an agglomeration if they are not properly linked with formal or informal institutions. The consequence of this eart...

  • Vaccinate the child

    A few months ago, my boss, a young Australian woman with a very cool approach towards life, showed up at work and said: “I hope...

  • Getting late

    It is already more than two months since the devastating earthquake struck Nepal. Within these two months, a lot of work has been done. It...

Business

‘Donors have placed a lot of faith in us and we should not lose the goodwill we have earned’

Photo: Bal Krishna Thapa/THT

Rupak D Sharma of The Himalayan Times caught up with Swarnim Wagle, NPC Member and one of the main architects of the over 580-page PDNA document, to discuss the making of the report and challenges that the country might face while executing tasks related to reconstruction...

Sports

  • Chelsea keeper Cech joins London rivals Arsenal

    Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech ended a highly successful 11-year spell at English champions Chelsea when he moved to Premier League rivals Arsenal on Monday. ...

  • Messi bemoans scoring difficulties at Copa America

    World Cup runners-up Argentina came to the Copa America in Chile as favorites and were expected to put plenty of goals past their opponents. Instead they are the lowest scoring team to reach the se...

  • Nepal to host SAFF U-19 Championship in August

    All eight member associations -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka-- will be competing in the regional tournament scheduled for August 20-29....

  • ANFA to install Shrestha’s bust

    The executive meeting of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) today decided to install acting president late Lalit Krishna Shrestha’s bust and help his family to cover the education expenses of the...

  • Prasad skittles Pak, puts Lanka on top

    Seamer Dhammika Prasad skittled Pakistan with a four-wicket haul to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday despite a defiant century from Azhar Ali....

Entertainment

  • karan-johar

    KJo loses cool on Twitter

    A user on micro-blogging site Twitter took a jibe at the film-maker’s sexuality with his post that read: “#Rumors : @KaranJohar to get married soo...

  • Photo: drakevseverybody.com

    DMX arrested for failure to pay child support

    DMX has a long history of trouble with the law. His past arrests ranged from animal cruelty, reckless driving, drug possession, to probation violation...