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To Kangana Ranaut, Birthday Girl – Bollywood May Not Be Listening, But We Are
Gitanjali Roy,NEW DELHI: It's Kangana Ranaut's birthday - you wouldn't know it from looking at Twitter, which is usually choked with trending hashtags and wishes from other celebrities on a star's birthday. Today, there is no 'Happy Birthday Kangana Ranaut' among the trends list on the..


Sanchez and Ozil contract talks are on hold, says Wenger
LONDON, (REUTERS): Contract negotiations with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are on hold until the end of the season, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday. Speaking to beIN Sports, Wenger had no news about his own future at the club other than saying he would remain committed and..

Nation & Society

PM leaving for China today
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is setting out for China tomorrow evening to take part in the annual conference of Boao Forum for Asia. The conference is being held from 23-36 in the Boao City of Hainan Province of the northern neighbour. PM Dahal will be accompanied by his spouse..


China set to supply heavy equipment to Nepal army
Yubaraj Ghimire, KATHMANDU: Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan on Thursday assured his counterpart in Nepal, during his visit to Kathmandu, that Beijing would provide heavy equipment and other logistics that Nepal army needs. Chang, a four-star general of the People’s Liberation Army as well..


Emerging World


Wukan Activist's Mother Interrogated, Intimidated After Incognito Visit
Authorities in China's rebel village of Wukan have threatened a local resident with the covert assassination of her U.S.-based son after he and other activists spoke out about round-the-clock surveillance and intimidation since clashes there last..
Toilets In China Install Cameras To Stop Toilet Paper Theft
BEIJING, (PTI): Public toilets in Beijing have started using facial recognition technology to stop toilet paper theft after it became rampant. At the Temple of Heaven, one of the capital's busiest tourist sites and a former hotbed of toilet paper..


  • Over 100 Policemen Suspended In Uttar Pradesh After New Government Takes Over
    LUCKNOW, (PTI): Seeking to send a strong message that laxity in enforcing law and order will not be tolerated, Uttar Pradesh police has suspended over 100 policemen since the new government led by Yogi Adityanath assumed office. Most of these suspensions were in Ghaziabad, Meerut and Noida. In Lucknow, seven inspectors have been suspended. The..


India’s Aggression and its Impacts on the Region
By Hafsa Andleeb
India’s leadership is continuously posing threats to the security of Pakistan. Modi’s engineering to convert existing posture into new offensive posture which no doubt has the capacity to bring instability in the whole region. By adoption of..
Jimmy Breslin on How to Impeach Trump
By David Swanson
The last time a U.S. president faced a strong movement for impeachment for actual impeachable offenses, one of the major road blocks was fear that an unpopular vice president would take his place, and this road block was removed when Spiro Agnew..



Nepal is using GPS to catch Mount Everest cheaters
KATHMANDU, (AP): Some climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest during the upcoming spring climbing season will be strapped with a GPS device to locate them in case they are in trouble and to prevent false claims of reaching the summit, officials..
My Village Experience in Nepal
By Barbara Kluger
The lovely countryside passed by my window as I sat in the car, on my way to the Nepalese village of Fulkharka. My trip would take many hours...rough roads and traffic jams. Buses, trucks,cars, and motorbikes, all sharing the narrow roads, weaving..



  • Trade deficit increases by 71 per cent
    KATHMANDU: The trade deficit has gone up by 71.3 per cent in the first six month of the current fiscal year, thanks to heavy increase in goods import despite normal rise in the exports in the country. According to a statistics released by the Trade and Exports Promotion Centre in the Capital on Thursday, the trade deficit has reached as high as..

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American Journey

Immigration judges headed to 12 U.S. cities to speed deportations

By Julia Edwards Ainsley, WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): The U.S. Justice Department is developing plans to temporarily reassign immigration judges from around the country to 12 cities to speed up..
After Hawaii, Maryland Judge Now Puts A Nationwide Hold On Travel Ban
HONOLULU, (REUTERS): Granting the temporary restraining order, in response to a lawsuit by the state of Hawaii, United States (US) District Judge Derrick Watson found on Wednesday that "a..
Washington State includes Nepali in its academic curriculum
LOS ANGELES: The State Government in Washington of America has included Nepali in the curriculum of academic institutions. Nepali American Activist Mohan Gurung, Commissioner of the State..


Four people including two policemen arrested for looting
KATHMANDU: Police has arrested four people including two Nepal Police Sub Inspectors for their involvement in first kidnapping and then looting a manpower supply company proprietor. Those arrested in this connection include Sub Inspectors Sambat Tamang and Surya Bahadur Thapa, Raj Kumar Gurung of Devdaha, Rupandehi district and Arjun Bahadur Lama..

Life Style

Holi 2017: Festival Of Colors - History And Celebration In Nepal & India

KATHMANDU: Holi is a Hindu spring festival in Nepal and India, also known as the "festival of colors" or the "festival of love". The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of..
Women in U.S. plan to stay off the job, rally in anti-Trump protests
NEW YORK, (REUTERS): Women in the United States plan to use International Women's Day on Wednesday to stay off the job and stage demonstrations across the country in an effort to seize on..
Donald Trump Surprises Group Of Schoolchildren Touring White House
WASHINGTON, (AFP): US President Donald Trump dropped in unannounced on roughly 100 schoolchildren touring the White House on Tuesday, greeting them beneath a picture of his vanquished..


Hills must not be split from the Terai: Shashanka Koirala
A scion of the Koirala family, Shashanka Koirala is the general-secretary of the Nepali Congress and a lawmaker from Nawalparasi district in the Terai. A soft-spoken and suave politician, junior Koirala has shown reservations about an array of issues that his president Sher Bahadur Deuba is pushing through in national politics. Shashanka talked to..

Business & Economy

Rs 7 billion released for local level infrastructure, office operation

KATHMANDU: The Finance Ministry on Wednesday allocated Rs 7.44 million for the infrastructure and office operation in the local level. Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur..
Indian investment dipping due to insecurity: Ambassador Upadhyay
BHAIRAHAWA: Nepal's Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, has noted that the rate of Indian investment in Nepal has dipped due to insecurity towards investment felt by the Indian..
China hands over Araniko highway to Nepal after repair
KATHMANDU: China has handed over the Araniko highway to Nepal after repairing it. The 114 kilometres long highway from Kathmandu to Tatopani of Sindhupalchok district was damaged at five..


Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Police in riot gear stood guard on Tuesday as Nepali civic officials used bulldozers to tear down a relief camp in the capital for victims of the 2015..
Nepal to probe report that women selling skin for penis enlargements
KATHMANDU: Nepal said it will investigate a report claiming poor women are being trafficked and duped into selling their skin to be used for penis and breast enlargements in the global..
Quake-stricken desperately waiting for government aid
DHADING: Chandra Bahadur Chepang's house at Simthali of Mahadevsthan VDC – 2 collapsed during the earthquake, but he is yet to receive housing reconstruction grant. He had shown his..

Food & Relegion

Japanese celebrate Valentine’s Day with insect sweets
TOKYO, (REUTERS): Tired of the usual box of chocolates? Try a bug cocktail or a caramel creepy crawly for Valentine’s Day. A Tokyo bar on Sunday offered courageous couples and curious gourmets a special menu of desserts and drinks made with..
Kathmandu cravings: Top Nepal foods you can't miss
By Jenni Marsh, KATHMANDU, (CNN): The Kathmandu Valley is a dusty jungle of motorbikes, temples and tourists. It's also the best place on earth to sample authentic Nepalese cuisine. Not yet popular on the international scene, Nepalese cuisine is..




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