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Govt to present budget today


“The last two disasters on Everest were caused by nature, but not this one.”
- Ang Tshering Sherpa, Nepal Mountaineering Association


Justin Bieber sued over riff in smash hit ‘Sorry’
(REUTERS): Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and the co-writers of his 2015 smash hit “Sorry” are being sued for allegedly stealing a vocal riff from another artist who said she used it on her own song a year earlier. In a complaint made public on Thursday, Casey Dienel, an indie artist who..


New Zealand plan first day-night test against England in 2018
NEW ZEALAND, (REUTERS): New Zealand will host their first day-night test when England tour the country in early 2018, pending final approval from both teams. The twilight match will be played at Auckland’s Eden Park, which has not hosted a test since a game with India in 2014. No dates have been..

Nation & Society

9th Republic Day today
KATHMANDU: The ninth Republic Day is being celebrated in the country and abroad saturday. The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly formed after the election held on the basis of People’s Movement 2062/63 BS announced Nepal as the Federal Democratic Republic country on Jesth 15, 2065 (May..


Ex-Prez Yadav says Madhes crisis should be resolved through dialogue
KATHMANDU: Former President Ram Baran Yadav has suggested that the crisis facing Madhes should be resolved through the means of dialogue. Speaking at a programme organised in a school at Baghachauda, Dhanusha on Friday, the former president said, “Every crisis facing the country should be..


Emerging World


China Moves to Limit Damage Over Sexist Attack on Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen
China on Thursday moved to eliminate all trace of a sexist commentary article in its state-run media saying that Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has a more emotional style and more radical political views because she is single. The article, which..
Daughter of Swedish Bookseller Says He is Illegally Held in China on Dubious Charges
The daughter of a Swedish national, who was detained by China under opaque circumstances, is calling on the United States to press Beijing for his release. Angela Gui, daughter of Hong Kong publisher Gui Minhai, told a hearing of the..


  • Indian army: 6 rebels, 1 soldier killed in Kashmir fighting
    SRINAGAR, India, (AP): Six suspected rebels and a soldier have been killed in two separate gunbattles in Indian-controlled Kashmir, the Indian army said Friday. Army spokesman Col. Nitin N. Joshi said Friday that four militants and a soldier were killed in two days of fierce fighting near the heavily militarized line of control dividing the..


"Looking Forward" Comes to Hiroshima
By David Swanson
Since before he entered the White House, Barack Obama has proposed handling past crimes by powerful people and entities through a policy called "looking forward" -- in other words, by ignoring them. While President Obama has targeted whistleblowers..
Top 12 Reasons the Good War Was Bad: Hiroshima in Context
By David Swanson
Consider this a friendly reminder to President Obama on his way to Hiroshima. No matter how many years one writes books, does interviews, publishes columns, and speaks at events, it remains virtually impossible to make it out the door of an event..



As bodies return from Everest, relatives struggle to cope
KATHMANDU, (AP): Climbers on Friday found the body of one of two Indians who went missing near the top of Mount Everest, while a helicopter brought back the body of an Australian woman who died on the mountain. Worsening weather was forcing everyone..
Nepal to honour 9 hero Sherpas on International Everest Day
KATHMANDU: Nine Sherpa 'icefall doctors', who risked their lives to fix ropes on the Mount Everest after last year's devastating earthquakes, will be honoured by Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on May 29 which is being celebrated as the 9th..



  • 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

Dr. Karki appointed Maryland Governor’s Commission

BALTIMORE: Dr. Shyam Karki, a senior Nepali American medical practitioner in east coast, has been appointed to the Governor's Commission on South Asian Affairs in Maryland for his lifetime service to..
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..
“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..


Florida judge denies Gawker new trial in Hulk Hogan case
TAMPA, (REUTERS): Gawker will not get a new trial to defend its posting of a Hulk Hogan sex tape, and a Florida judge also declined to reduce the $140 million in damages a jury awarded the celebrity wrestler after finding the media website violated his privacy, attorneys said on Wednesday. An attorney for Hogan, whose legal name is Terry Bollea,..

Life Style

Chinese kids who climb cliffside ladder home will get stairs

BEIJING, (AP): Just to get home from school, they climb 800 meters (more than 2,500 feet) toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face. After pictures surfaced of..
India denies forcing tribals from “Jungle Book” tiger reserve
BHUBANESWAR, (REUTERS): A wildlife official in central India on Wednesday rejected claims that tribes living in a tiger sanctuary inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” were..
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..


'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

Govt to present budget today

KATHMANDU: The government has decided to present the budget for the fiscal year 2073/74 B.S. at the legislature parliament on Saturday. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Prime..
Practicable budget for ensuring relief, propping up economy
KATHMANDU: A large number of people are facing mounting sufferings with the approach of monsoon, as they are yet to reconstruct their houses demolished by the devastating earthquakes last..
Economic Survey presented in Parliament, very low GDP registered
KATHMANDU: The government presented the Economic Survey for the fiscal year 2072/073 in the Legislature-Parliament today. According to the Survey, the GDP is estimated to grow by 0.77..


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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