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Mel Gibson’s girlfriend gives birth to actor’s 9th child
LOS ANGELES, (AP): Mel Gibson is a father for the ninth time. Girlfriend Rosalind Ross gave birth to the couple’s son, Lars Gerard Gibson, on Friday. Ross is a writer. Gibson’s publicist Alan Nierob confirms the birth. The actor-director Gibson has a lot to celebrate. On Tuesday morning, he..


Arsene Wenger Hit With Misconduct Charge After Fourth Official Row
LONDON, (AFP): Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was charged with misconduct by England's governing Football Association on Monday after an alleged altercation with the fourth official during Sunday's 2-1 Premier League win over Burnley. The veteran French boss was dismissed from his technical area by..

Nation & Society

PM Dahal requests neighbouring countries to invest in Nepal
KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda has requested neighbouring countries to confidently invest in Nepal as an environment for investment was being created in the country. PM Prachanda made this statement during a meeting with Dr Andrew Parmley, Lord Mayor of the City of London,..


RPP convention to be held at Bhrikutimandap
KATHMANDU: The national convention of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party is taking place at Bhrikutimandap in the capital. This is the first national convention of the party after the merger between RPP and RPP (N). According to party spokesperson Rajaram Shrestha, the inaugural session of the..

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Won't Back Down On South China Sea, China Warns US
BEIJING, (AFP): China warned Washington Tuesday that it would not back down over its claims in the disputed South China Sea, following vows by the Trump administration to defend US and international interests there. China's artificial islands in..
China Shutters Websites, Social Media Account of Top Liberal Economist
China's powerful internet regulator has shuttered 17 websites in recent days, including the social media account of liberal economist Mao Yushi. The websites were shut down because they had been "providing an online news service without a license,"..


  • Universal Basic Income For India Suddenly Trendy. Look Out
    A recent headline in Quartz, an otherwise serious media agency, claims that Jammu and Kashmir is the first state in India to "commit to a universal basic income" (UBI). A glance at the original source quickly negates this claim: it is based on nothing more than "seeds of a thought" (sic) from the Finance Minister of J&K about possible cash..


The War Horror Has Begun
By David Swanson
Here we are on Day 5 of the Donald Trump presidency, and he's got "special" forces of the U.S. military in two-thirds of the world's nations. He's engaged in serious occupation and/or bombing campaigns in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan,..
Why Impeach Donald Trump
By David Swanson
What are the grounds for impeachment? They will likely be piling up rapidly. President Trump did use Day 1 to advise the CIA that the United States should have stolen all of Iraq's oil. But here is a place to start. We already have a president who..



India to Re-Measure Mt Everest to Confirm if Earthquake Reduced Its Height
NEW DELHI (SPUTNIK): The Indian Government’s survey and mapping organization has said it will soon “re-measure” the height of Mount Everest. The exercise is mainly aimed at ending the debate over whether the earth’s highest mountain became..
Pun Hill listed as top 10 destinations in Nepal
MYAGDI: The Pun Hill – situated at Ghorepani of Ghar VDC 1 in the foothills of the majestic Annapurna mountain range – has been selected as one of the must-see tourist destinations, suffusing the local tourism entrepreneurs with an inexplicable..


  • ADB to provide loan assistance for SSDP implementation
    KATHMANDU: The Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide US dollar 120 million loan equivalent to Rs 13,111 million for the implementation of School Sector Development Plan (SSDP). More, the ADB is to provide technical assistance worth Rs 54.5 million for the capacity development technical assistance project, supporting policies and..

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ANA sets up interim executive committee

LOS ANGELES: The Board of Trustee of the Association of Nepalese in America (ANA) has formed an interim executive committee as per a decision of the Board’s meeting on December 26, 2016. The..
Nepali speaking students to receive additional credit for studying Nepali language in Fairfax, Virginia
VIRGINIA: The Fairfax County in Virginia, the United States, has decided that the students who want to study Nepali language will be granted an additional credit in their studies. This..
Black and Foreign Lives Matter: Ending Gun Violence Requires Ending War
Happy Human Rights Day, and what ever happened to the right to life? We need to stop imagining that when wars come home to the land of their creators that the suffering created is..


Five arrested on charge of attack on YAN central member
NEPALGUNJ: Police have arrested five persons allegedly involved in attacking Santosh Budhathoki, 29, the central member of Youth Association Nepal, the youth wing of the CPN (UML). Budhathoki was seriously injured in the attack that took place last night. He has been taken to Lucknow, India for further medical treatment after preliminary..

Life Style

Romantic love hormone may help treat psychosexual disorders, study reveals

LONDON, (IANS): Men who were given an injection of a naturally occurring hormone showed enhanced activity in brain regions involved with sexual arousal and romantic love, decline in negative moods..
Chinese head home in world's biggest annual human migration
BEIJING, (AP): Hundreds of thousands of Chinese travelers were packing airports, train and bus stations Friday as they headed home for Lunar New Year celebrations. Officials expect that..
Number of Himalayan blue sheep on rise at Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve
BAGLUNG: Number of Himalayan blue sheep has increased at Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. There are 2,202 Himalayan blue sheep in the Reserve, according to the census carried out by the Reserve..


We are grateful that Nepal has been supportive of the One China policy: Huang Youyi
Huang Youyi is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), an authentic organisation offering suggestions to the Chinese government. As a scholar, Huang is also secretary-general of the international advisory board of the Charhar Institute, a Chinese think tank that focuses on public..

Business & Economy

Bereaved families of migrant workers to get Rs 2.7mln

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said the bereaved families of migrant workers, who would lose their life during the foreign employment, would be provided with up to Rs 2.7 million as..
Germany ready to carry out maintenance of Middle-Marsyangdi hydro project
KATHMANDU: Germany has shown its interest in maintenance of Middle-Marsyangdi Hydropower Project and protection of tourism and cultural heritages. Ambassador of Germany to Nepal, Matthias..
Mega Bank and Tourism Development Bank to merge
KATHMANDU: Mega Bank Nepal Limited and Tourism Development Bank Limited Friday signed an agreement for their merger to form a single commercial bank. Bhoj Bahadur Shah, chairman of the..


Barack Obama's Dog Bites White House Guest In The Face: Report

WASHINGTON, (AFP): An 18-year-old girl, visiting the White House as a guest of President Barack Obama's family, suffered a cut below her eye after she was bitten by the first family's dog, Sunny,..
U.S. designates Osama bin Laden son as terrorist
By Manoj Rijal, NEW YORK, (ANS): The U.S. Department of State has declared Hamza bin Laden, a 27-year-old son of former al-Qaida chieftain Osama bin Laden as a terrorist. In an..
Mahottari locals join hands with Dhurmus and Suntali
MAHOTTARI: In a benevolent gesture, many people and organisations from Mahottari have rolled up their sleeves to help artist couple Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire to build houses for..

Food & Relegion

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..
Luxury French Food And Saxophone Head To Space With Astronauts
BAIKONUR, (AFP): A trio of astronauts were due to blast off overnight, delivering to the International Space Station (ISS) some fancy French culinary fare, a saxophone and its future female Commander. The team includes French space rookie Thomas..




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