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Madonna, Kesha, Dion rule the stage at emotional Billboard Awards
LAS VEGAS, (REUTERS): Madonna paid tribute to Prince, Kesha earned a standing ovation for her stirring rendition of “It Ain’t Me, Babe” honoring Bob Dylan, and Celine Dion dedicated her Icon award to her late husband at Sunday night’s emotion-packed Billboard Music Awards. The three-hour..


Cup title gives Barcelona its 27th trophy in last decade
MADRID, (AP): Only by Barcelona’s incredibly high standards can winning back-to-back doubles seem like a disappointment. The team led by Lionel Messi added the Copa del Rey to its Spanish league title on Sunday, but fell short of repeating its treble from last season. The ultimate goal, winning..

Nation & Society

‘Melamchi dream’ likely to come true in one and half year’
KATHMANDU: A hope has been raised that Kathmandu valley folks would be able to use the water distributed by Melamchi drinking water project, the most awaited drinking water project, within one and half years. While briefing the Environment Conservation Committee of the Legislature-Parliament about..


NC ready to face local elections: Leader Koirala
KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Dr Shekhar Koirala Monday said that his party was ready to face the local elections. "As a democratic party, NC will always be ready for election," he said. Koirala was speaking at a programme organised by the Nepal Press Union RSS chapter to distribute the..


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China Launches Private Investment Probe
By Michael Lelyveld
China's government is now trying to reverse a slowdown in private investment as concerns rise over weakening support for economic growth. On May 4, the cabinet-level State Council ordered a month-long investigation to see how local authorities are..
Chinese Rights Activist on Hunger Strike in Jail, Sister Says
Jailed Chinese rights activist Guo Feixiong is on hunger strike in protest at ill-treatment at his prison in the southern province of Guangdong, his sister said on Friday. "I went to visit him on May 11, and he had already been on hunger strike..


  • Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership: China Rebuts India’s Stand On France
    BEIJING: China today rebutted India's assertion that France was included in the Nuclear Suppliers Group without signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty, saying France was a founder member of the elite group and so the issue of accepting its membership does not arise. Ahead of President Pranab Mukherjee's visit, China also called for "in-depth" talks..


Why Nepal’s ethnic minorities have restarted their protest against the Constitution
By Puja Sen
On May 14, nearly 2,000 cadres from 27 parties representing Madhesis, Janjatis and other Nepali ethnic minorities, under a loose coalition called the Sanghiya Gathbandhan, or Federal Alliance, marched through central Kathmandu inaugurating the..
Just War Lies
By David Swanson
With the Catholic Church, of all things, turning against the doctrine that maintains there can be a "just war," it's worth taking a serious look at the thinking behind this medieval doctrine, originally based in the divine powers of kings, concocted..



Hopes of Reviving Mountain Tourism Soar in Nepal
Anjana Pasricha, NEW DELHI, (VOA): Hundreds of colorful tents dotting the base camp at Mount Everest bustle with activity as scores of cooks, porters, sherpa mountain guides and medical teams prepare for the arduous trek up jagged, snow-clad paths..
Nepali woman Lhakpa Sherpa beats own world record for most Everest summits by a woman
KATHMANDU, (AFP): A Nepali mountaineer has broken her own world record for the most Everest summits by a woman after scaling the peak for the seventh time on Friday, her expedition company said. The daughter of a yak herder, 43-year-old Lhakpa..



  • 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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American Journey

The Himalayan Voice to voice Nepali American Concerns in US

LOS ANGELES: The Himalayan Voice, the first English language newspaper published by Nepali community in the United States was launched amid a function in Los Angeles on Friday. Unveiling the first..
“Give us your ideas, I will give you prosper Nepal,”
Purushottam Dhakal, Los Angeles: Visiting Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashank Koirala appealed Nepali Americans faithful to his party to not follow leaders blindly but contribute to..
'Can't Continue To Allow China To Rape Our Country': Donald Trump
WASHINGTON: Republican front-runner Donald Trump compared the US's trade deficit with China, which he regularly laments and vows to tackle as president, to rape. "We can't continue to..


Looking for liquor, Bihar tipplers land in Nepal jails
KATHMANDU: Tipplers from Bihar have been crossing into adjoining Nepal in thousands for their daily liquor quota ever since the Indian state went dry on April 1. However, scores end up spending the night in Nepal Police lockups and pay hefty fines. Police in Rautahat district of Nepal said at least 70 Indian nationals have been fined Rs 1,000..

Life Style

Why land means hope for India’s vulnerable single women

BARIPADA, (REUTERS): When her husband died seven years ago, leaving her to fend for herself, 37-year-old Kuni Majhi survived hunger, illness, drunk men hammering at the flimsy tin door of her..
Oklahoma governor vetoes bill criminalizing abortion
OKLAHOMA CITY, (AP): Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed legislation that would have effectively outlawed abortion in the state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure,..
Yarcha picking season begins
KANCHANPUR: The season of Yarchagumba (Cordyceps synensis) harvesting begins here and Darchula and Bajhang folks, as every year, have started hitting the road in horde to collect the..


'Dear Chairman Mao, Please Think About What You Are Doing'
In September 1966, four months after late supreme leader Mao Zedong unleashed the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) on China, plunging the nation into a decade of political violence and social turmoil, a foreign language university student named Wang Rongfen wrote him a letter. "Dear Chairman Mao Zedong," the letter said. "The..

Business & Economy

Mission Korala-2016 in Mustang

MUSTANG: Mission Korala-2016 has begun here from today with an objective of promoting tourism from Pokhara to Korala. The Pokhara Tourism Council (PTC) has organised the five-day Mission with the..
G7 takes aim at terrorist financing; rifts on policy remain
AKIU, Japan, (AP): The Group of Seven major economies showed a united front on fighting terrorist financing and tax evasion in talks that ended Saturday, but shied away from coordinated..
Nepal will need 10,000 megawatt electricity after 25 years: WB study
KATHMANDU: The World Bank (WB) study has revealed that Nepal will be in need for 10,000 megawatts of electricity by 2040. The three-year study held under the title 'The Benefits of..


Nepal: 9-Point Deal Undermines Transitional Justice

NEW YORK: Nepal’s leading political parties should not bargain away justice for victims of serious human rights abuses as part of an agreement to form a new coalition government, the International..
Panama Papers: New data shows 13 Nepalese nationals links
KATHMANDU: The Panama Papers published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has made public the name of 13 Nepalese nationals. The database released on..
Communist Led Govt. ordered a Canadian man out of Nepal after political tweets
N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU: Communist party led Nepali government in Nepal arrested a Canadian software developer and blogger in his Lalitpur office on Monday and notified him of being..

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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