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.
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