Annapurna post, the only Nepali website that can't be read

UPDATE: After the publication of this post, the webmaster of seem to have corrected the problem and the website can now be read.

When every other websites can be read, the only Nepali website that can’t be read in popular browser, Firefox, is Annapurna post’s website.

Yesterday, the executive editor of Annapurna Post daily, Guna Raj Luitel, while explaining the reason for price hike told that, there are not many Nepali people with access to internet. But, even those who have access – haven’t been able to read the website since it came into existence. When I complained, I was suggested to use Internet Explorer.

I had no interest in it’s content so, I had never tried to open in it’s recommended browser, Internet Explorer.

Today I decided to try it in IE, and the result was surprising -the output was the same with only thicker letters. The output looks like below:

If I were to believe in conspiracy theories, it seems they have largely neglected website not to decrease it’s paper readership.

In the age of Unicode, Annapurna remains the only website that can’t be read in popular browsers. It’s one more reason for the readers to dump Annapurna Post in the wake of recent 100 percent increase in paper version of top three newspapers.

Please tell us, in comment, if you can read the website in your computer.

Price Hike – unnatural alliance between three media houses

Annapurna Post, Kantipur Publication’s Kantipur Daily and Republic Media’s Nagarik have reached into an agreement to increase the price of the Nepali dallies by 100%.  The dailies that cost Rs. 5 were priced double at Rs. 10 on December 14, 2011. On the surface, these three newspapers used to be considered rivals of each other.

In response, Kunda Dixit in his Twitter post, told, "Dead tree newspapers are dinosaurs, start reading them online and save the environment."

The longest notice about the price hike is published by Annapurna Post. Nagarik published the second longest and Kantipur published the shortest notice to explain why they have decided to hike the price. 

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