The Kathmandu Post
Front page of The Kathmandu Post on 02 February 2017
The Kathmandu Post is a major daily newspaper published in Nepal. Founded in February 1993 by Shyam Goenka, it is one of the largest English-language newspapers in the country. The newspaper is independently owned and published by Kantipur Publications, the owners of Nepal's largest selling newspaper, the Nepali-language Kantipur. Post is a member of the Asia News Network, an alliance of nineteen Asian newspapers. The Kathmandu Post is Nepal’s first privately owned English broadsheet daily and is Nepal’s leading English language newspaper, with a daily circulation of 82,000 copies
The Post’s first four pages are primarily dedicated to national news and the last two pages to sports. During the weekdays, the newspaper also features lifestyle pages, which cover national and international celebrity news. On the weekends, the Post focuses on long-form journalism, satire and creative non-fiction articles.
In October 2013, the newspaper started M&S, a weekend lifestyle supplement with glossy pages. M&S has since become the infotainment market leader in the country.
In October 2007, the offices of The Kathmandu Post were attacked by the All Nepal Printing and Publication Workers' Union, a group connected to the former Maoist rebels of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). The printing press was vandalized, stopping the paper from being published. Two hundred journalists and legal professionals marched in Kathmandu in protest at the attacks.
The Kathmandu Post continues daily publication, and includes an online newspaper in both English and Nepali (ekantipur.com/en/).
Other major English newspapers in Nepal include:
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