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Bollywood celebrities add weight to skin colour debate
MUMBAI, (IANS): Actress Tannishtha Chatterjee's outrage upon facing a "racist attack" on a nationally televised comedy show has led several celebrities in Bollywood to condemn the idea of humour surrounding skin colour --a prejudice deeply rooted in the society. Clearly, Tannishtha was not amused..

Sports

Philippines boxing icon Manny Pacquiao used drugs as a teen but backs Rodrigo Duterte
MANILA, (REUTERS): Philippines boxing icon Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao says he took all kinds of drugs as a teenager but fully supports President Rodrigo Duterte, whose vicious anti-drugs campaign has led to the killing of more than 3,000 people, mostly users and pushers, in three..

Nation & Society

Ghatasthapana today
KATHMANDU: Ghatasthapana, the first day of the Dashain festival, is formally beginning on Saturday with pujas being offered to Goddess Nava Durga and sowing of the jamara – seeds of wheat, maize, rice and barley grains grown for ten days until they reach a few inches long - in an earthen pot half..

Politics

Nepal should make SAARC Summit dispute-free, says Oli
KATHMANDU: CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has said Nepal should take initiatives to make the 19th SAARC Summit dispute-free. At a greeting exchange programme organised here on Thursday by CPN-UML Public Relations and Coordination Committee, Chairperson Oli said the Prime Minster should make..

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Emerging World

China

Lawyers' Wives Petition Beijing Over Persecution Ahead of National Day
The relatives of several prominent human rights lawyers detained since July 2015 are once more petitioning the Chinese government over the continuing persecution of their families ahead of National Day celebrations on Saturday. A group of family..
Government Fails in Bid to Jail Hong Kong Protest Leaders 'Immediately'
The Hong Kong government has failed in a bid to have three former student leaders of the 2014 pro-democracy protests sent to jail immediately, in a move which pan-democratic politicians said was the result of "huge" pressure from the ruling Chinese..

India


  • Pakistan: Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir
    ISLAMABAD, (AP): Pakistan on Thursday said two of its soldiers were killed in an "unprovoked" attack when India fired across the border of the disputed region of Kashmir, while India said it had carried out a "surgical strike" against terrorists, in an exchange that marks an escalation in tensions between the uneasy and nuclear-armed..

Opinion

International Union for the Conservation of Nature Ignores Impact of Militarism
By Ann Wright
"U.S. Military Forgets to Mention Its Fuel Consumption, Carbon Footprint, Destruction of Nature During Presentations at World Conservation Congress" The worldwide, prestigious World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the..
An Open Letter to the People of the United States: Election or Revolution?
Robert J. Burrowes
As citizens of the USA with a presidential election approaching you have a wonderful opportunity to ponder whether to participate in this election or to participate in the ongoing American Revolution. Your first revolution might have overthrown the..

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Travel

Spanish trekker, 3 Nepalese guides killed in Nepal landslide
KATHMANDU, (AP): Officials say a Spanish trekker and three Nepalese guides were killed and six other people were injured when they were hit by a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Nepal's northern mountains. Government administrator Narayan..
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..




Money


  • 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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NRN Canada approves future plans and Policies in its 9th AGM
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Crime

Man arrested on charge of murdering mother
GULMI: Police arrested a man accused of murdering his elderly mother from Dibrung VDC-2 in Gulmi on Friday. Local resident Bir Bahadur Kaucha, 41, has been charged with murdering his mother Moti, 71, with a spade on Wednesday night while she was sleeping in her home. A team from the Area Police Office, Shantipur, on a tip off, arrested Kaucha on..

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Ghatasthapana today

KATHMANDU: Ghatasthapana, the first day of the Dashain festival, is formally beginning on Saturday with pujas being offered to Goddess Nava Durga and sowing of the jamara – seeds of wheat, maize,..
Tight security as annual Oktoberfest opens in Munich
MUNICH, (AP): Heavy rain and stricter security did little to dampen the spirits of beer lovers at the start of this year’s Oktoberfest, which opened Saturday in the Bavarian city of..
Indra Jatra begins
KATHMANDU: Indra Jatra, known as the biggest festival of the Kathmandu Valley, formally began today with the erection of a wooden ceremonial pole (lingo) and the fluttering of a flag named..

Interview

'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



Health insurance-related bill soon: Minister Thapa

CHITWAN: Health Minister Gagan Thapa has said the government is expected to present a bill relating to health insurance at the parliament within the next two months. Speaking at the foundation-stone..
South Korea orders more checks on Galaxy Note 7 batteries
SEOUL, South Korea, (AP): Samsung Electronics on Thursday was ordered to carry out more safety checks of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones before they go back on sale following an unprecedented..
India Gives $750 Million Credit Line To Nepal For Post-Quake Reconstruction
NEW DELHI, (IANS): India today extended a fresh $750-million credit line to Nepal for post-earthquake reconstruction. This was among three agreements signed following delegation-level..

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'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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