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NC row over allocation of ministries settled, oath on Friday


‘I can raise Rs1 trillion for reconstruction’
- Baburam Bhattarai, Coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN)


Jennifer Lawrence is world’s highest paid-actress
WASHINGTON, (REUTERS): Jennifer Lawrence is the world’s highest-paid actress in 2016 for the second year in a row, followed by Melissa McCarthy, who notched a big gain to claim the runner-up spot, Forbes magazine reported on Tuesday. Lawrence, the star of the “Hunger Games” franchise, has..


Goodbye ‘Dilscoop’, Dilshan to retire after Australia series
COLOMBO, (REUTERS): Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia, the swashbuckling opener announced on Thursday. “I have decided to retire from the ODIs after the third match in Dambulla (on Sunday) and will play the..

Nation & Society

Chinese proposal to invest in Tamakoshi III and Tamor projects
KATHMANDU: The China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), a government-owned company of China has expressed interest in making investment in two important hydropower projects of Nepal. The Company has proposed to the Government of Nepal expressing its readiness to invest in the Tamakoshi III..


NC row over allocation of ministries settled, oath on Friday
KATHMANDU: The row that had surfaced in the Nepali Congress over the selection of ministers participating in the incumbent government has been settled. The row was settled a day after the faction led by senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel decided not to join the government if the faction was provided..


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Chinese Media Bemoans Medals 'Flop' as Olympic Fever Wanes
Official Chinese media on Wednesday bemoaned the country's unusually modest haul of gold medals at this summer's Olympic Games in Rio, as the country's athletes "flopped" in sports where they have previously reigned supreme. "No gold for #CHN..
China's launch of quantum satellite major step in space race
BEIJING, (AP): China's launch of the first quantum satellite Tuesday will push forward efforts to develop the ability to send communications that can't be penetrated by hackers, experts said. The satellite launched into space from the Jiuquan..


  • At least 40 dead as floods hit central, eastern India
    LUCKNOW, India, (AP): At least 40 people have died and hundreds of thousands have been evacuated as floods hit vast swathes of central and eastern India, officials said Monday. Days of heavy rain have caused the Ganges River and its tributaries to rise above the danger level during the past 48 hours in about 20 districts of the states of Madhya..


Nepali Citizenship Continuity in Motherland New Constitution 
Implementation Aspect should be strong
The article 14 of the newly promulgated constitution has it that Non resident Nepalese residing in other than eight SAARC member countries having their fathers’ or mothers’ or grand fathers’ or grand mothers’ citizenship by descent or..
Worst Human Being Alive: Tony Blair?
By David Swanson
I realize that, living here in the United States, the nation doing the most in the world to create wars, proliferate nukes, and destroy the habitability of the earth's climate, I really have a duty to pick someone in the United States as the worst..



Namaste Nepal
By Ammu Kannampilly, KATHMANDU, (AFP): I didn't expect to cover so much tragedy when I began my posting in Nepal. My three-year tenure was punctuated by natural disasters, deadly protests and a months-long blockade along the Nepal-India border that..
Nepal probing ‘fake Everest claims’ of Pune Police couple
KATHMANDU: Nepal has launched a probe to verify the claims made by an Indian police couple of having scaled the Mount Everest after it was alleged that they faked their expedition to the peak’s summit by morphing photographs. Tarakeshwari and..



  • Ncell transfers Rs 9.97 billion to the government
    KATHMANDU: Ncell a private telecom company in Nepal, transferred Rs 9.97 billion to the state coffers, as per the instructions issued by the government to pay applicable capital gains tax on Ncell buyout deal. The amount deposited today, as per Ncell, is 15 per cent of the gains made by TeliaSonera while selling Ncell to Malaysian telecom giant,..

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Preparation complete for NRNA-North America Regional Conference in New Jersey

NEW YORK: The 9th regional conference of the International Coordination Council of Non-Resident Nepali Association is taking place in New Jersey of the United States of America. The conference is..
NRN Canada approves future plans and Policies in its 9th AGM
TORONTO: NRN Canada held its 9th General Assembly in the City of Montreal on August 6, 2016. Nepalese Ambassador to Canada and Cuba Kali Prasad Pokharel inaugurated the assembly. President..
Bijaya Ghimire, COLORADO: Binod Chaudhary, Nepal's sole billionaire in the Forbes list, is planning to expand his business in the United States. His Choudhary Group has investment in..


Israel group: Families sue Facebook over Palestinian attacks
JERUSALEM, (AP): Israeli and American families of victims of Palestinian attacks filed a $1 billion lawsuit against Facebook, claiming the social network is providing a platform for militants to spread incitement and violence, their lawyers said Monday. Shurat Hadin, an Israeli legal advocacy group, filed the suit on behalf of the five families..

Life Style

Gaura Festival being celebrated in the Far-West

BAITADI: The Gaura Festival has begun in the Far-West including Baitadi today. The festival, one of the most famous in the region, normally falls in the Nepali month of Bhadra (August/September)..
Nepali women being sold abroad in the name of foreign employment: SP Bajracharya
BHAKTAPUR: Superintendent of Police (SP) at the Metropolitan Police Circle Bhaktapur, Kiran Bajracharya, has stated that many Nepali ladies were being sold out abroad in the name of foreign..
Yarcha traders to be escorted to China border for sale of the precious medicinal herbs
DOLPA: Preparations are underway to transport yarchagumba (Cordyceps Sinensis) collected by local people to China for sale under tight police security with the harvesting season completed,..


'We have to worry about rhetoric of people who want to divide the people base on race or ethnicity'
Mayor of Clarkston Ted Terry has informed and quintessential air in the way he leads the city. Clarkston is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 7,554 as of the 2010 census and as any other US cities it is a home to multiple race ranging from of course white to Hispanic to those of African origin to native Americans...

Business & Economy

Chinese proposal to invest in Tamakoshi III and Tamor projects

KATHMANDU: The China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), a government-owned company of China has expressed interest in making investment in two important hydropower projects of Nepal. The..
The first ever credit union of Nepalese diaspora in America
NEW YORK: The Federal government has chartered the Everest Federal Credit Union in America. This is the first Cooperatives Bank targeting the Nepalese diaspora in the US and in New York...
Call to bring in Australian investment
KATHMANDU: Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) has called on entrepreneurs to bring in Australian investment as the country now has the commerce-friendly..


UNLAWFUL IMMIGRANTS: Border-crossing alone won’t bring American dream true

Bijaya Ghimire, COLORADO: Illegal immigration to the United States of America through Mexico has triggered heated national debate in the US these days. Republican frontrunner and business tycoon..
'Lost Between Both Worlds': Why Afghan Sikhs, Hindus Are Leaving 'Home'
KABUL, (REUTERS): On a bright day in downtown Kabul, Jagtar Singh Laghmani was in his traditional herb shop when a man turned up, drew a knife and told him to convert to Islam or he would..
Nepal-US hold second TIFA council meeting
Washington D.C.: The second U.S.-Nepal Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) Council Meeting has affirmed that the bilateral trade and investment relationship has great potential and..

Food & Relegion

Beyond Hummus: 9 Popular Arabic Foods You Must Try
By Anoothi Vishal
The question of who exactly are the Arabs and what exactly is their cuisine is a question simpler to ask than answer. The Arab identity is a complex notion. Politically speaking, the "Arab world" connotes the 22 Arabic speaking nations of the Arab..
Dark chocolates reduce risk of diabetes, heart disease?
Fancy eating chocolates every day? You may soon have the doctors’ recommendation to indulge a little, as researchers have found, a dark chocolate bar daily could reduce the risk of developing diabetes and heart diseases. glucose level blood..




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