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“Give us your ideas, I will give you prosper Nepal,”
- Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashank Koirala


Sunny Leone wants to swim with sharks
MUMBAI, (IANS): Actress Sunny Leone has a pretty unusual bucket list. Where many dream of trying out various adventure sports like bungee jumping and sky diving, Sunny says she wishes to “swim with the sharks” one day in her life. “I would like to swim with the sharks. That’s on my bucket..


Writers pick Leicester’s Vardy as player of year
(REUTERS): Leicester City's Jamie Vardy has been voted Player of the Year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA) in the latest twist to his fairytale ride from minor-league journeyman to international striker. The 29-year-old, who built his career at clubs like Stocksbridge, Halifax Town and..

Nation & Society

UN Under-Secy-Gen pledges int’l support to Nepal for reconstruction
KATHMANDU: Visiting United Nations (UN) Under-Secretary-General Jan Kenneth Eliasson has pledged the support of international community to Nepal for the reconstruction of quake-damaged infrastructure. In an on-site visit to Bungamati in Lalitpur on Monday, Under-Secretary-General Eliasson said..


Congress protests ‘unilateral’ appointments, govt inaction
KATHMANDU: The main opposition party Nepali Congress on Monday protested acts of the government to the make political, judicial and diplomatic appointments unilaterally, neglecting power sharing partners as well as other parties. A NC Parliamentary Party meeting held at the Parliament Building,..


Emerging World


Hundreds Stage Protest in Hong Kong Over Sacking of Newspaper Editor
Hundreds of people protested outside the offices of Hong Kong's Ming Pao newspaper on Monday over the sacking of a respected editor last month. Around 400 people, including journalists, rights activists and ordinary citizens, gathered outside the..
Mamata Banerjee's Chances Of Winning Bengal Again Explained Here By Prannoy Roy
KOLKATA: There is a 60 per cent chance, based on historical data and current alliances, that Mamata Banerjee will win a second straight term as chief minister of West Bengal, where assembly elections are being held in six phases. The Left-Congress..


  • In ‘Forced Exile’, No Plans To Leave UK: Vijay Mallya To Financial Times
    LONDON, (REUTERS): Embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya wants a "reasonable" settlement with creditor banks to his defunct airline, he said in an interview in London published by the Financial Times on Friday. Mallya, 60, flew first class from Delhi to London on March 2 at a time when the Indian government and mainly state-controlled banks are trying to..


The Science of Killing Has Become an Impractical Instrument of Political Domination
By Nicolas Davies
Surveying the U.S.’s imminent defeat in Vietnam in his 1972 book, Roots of War, Richard Barnet observed, “…at the very moment the number one nation has perfected the science of killing, it has become an impractical instrument of political..
Sue Saudi for 9/11 and U.S. for all its wars
By David Swanson
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry say that allowing family members of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its complicity in that crime would set a terrible precedent that would open the United States up to lawsuits from..



Plunging costs fuel safety fears on the world’s highest peak
KATHMANDU, (AFP): After 17 years of helping climbers reach the roof of the world, Argentinian Damian Benegas won’t be returning to Everest this year, frozen out of the business by cheaper and some say dangerous operators. “It’s impossible to..
On trek to Everest, a chance to push boundaries, find peace
By KARIN LAUB, EVEREST BASE CAMP, (AP): We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits. Aching knees from steep descents and headaches from mild altitude sickness..



  • Europe recouping losses, Asia muted after Belgian attacks
    TOKYO, (AP): European share prices appeared headed to recoup losses that had followed the deadly bombings in Belgium, while Asian stock indexes mostly fell, although moderately, on Wednesday in cautious trading. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC 40 recovered 0.6 percent in early trading to 4,456.18. Germany's DAX edged up 0.7 percent to 10,057.43...

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American Journey

“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 the..
'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..
War Is A Lie: What Your Taxes Buy
Remarks prepared for April 14 eventin Bellingham, Wash. I believe that people in the United States often tend to have a particular hatred for taxes for three reasons above all others, but..


Five arrested for abducting Nepalese man Krishna Gurung, Rescued by Greek police
ATHENS: Five suspected members of a criminal ring alleged to have kidnapped a 23-year-old Nepalese national Krishna Gurung last month and kept him for weeks in an apartment in central Athens faced a prosecutor on Thursday on charges of abduction and causing grievous bodily harm. Krishna Gurung, Chainpur Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha, Nepal was..

Life Style

Nepal honours mountaineers on Manaslus Diamond Jubilee

KATHMANDU, (PTI): Nepal today honoured six mountaineers, including three foreigners, to mark the diamond jubliee celebration of the first ascent to Mt Manaslu and Lhotse. President Bidya Devi..
Ancient Buddhist sculpture returned to Pakistani government
NEW YORK, (AP): An ancient stone sculpture of Buddha's footprints that was smuggled into the United States and had been expected to sell for more than $1 million was returned to the..
Nepal to mobilise over 1,300 engineers to rebuild houses
KATHMANDU: Nepal is set to mobilise over 1,300 engineers this week as part of the post-quake reconstruction campaign, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Wednesday. "We are entering..


'Dai is a symbol for generations who fight for human rights.'
About four months ago dozens of Vietnamese police arrested dissident lawyer Nguyen Van Dai as he was on his way to meet with representatives of the European Union, which had just held a bilateral dialogue with Vietnam in Hanoi on human rights. The arrest on charges of “propaganda against the state” came a week after masked assailants beat him..

Business & Economy

Flight service in Dolpa closes down indefinitely

DOLPA: The flight service to and from the Jufal airport in Dolpa has been closed indefinitely due to the presence of thick smog. The flight service which is the only means of transportation to Dolpa..
NRA seeks budget and programme details
KATHMANDU: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) today sent an appeal to the concerned ministries to present budget and programme details necessary for the next fiscal year. The..
South Asia clothing industry can employ millions more women, boost growth: World Bank
MUMBAI, (REUTERS): South Asia’s clothing and textiles industry can create millions of jobs for the region’s working-age women, boosting economic growth and helping improve children’s..


Nepal Marks Anniversary of Quake That Killed Nearly 9,000

KATHMANDU, (AP): People gathered Sunday at the remains of a historic tower in Nepal's capital that collapsed in a devastating earthquake a year ago, as Nepalese held memorial services to mark the..
Nepal marks anniversary of devastating earthquake
KATHMANDU, (AP): Government officials, diplomats and ordinary people gathered at the remains of a fallen iconic tower in the Nepal Capital on Sunday to mark the anniversary of a devastating..
Sluggish reconstruction efforts add to woes of quake survivors
KATHMANDU: It seems that there is complete absence of governance, forget good governance. There is still a short supply of essential fuel including cooking gas even months after the..

Food & Relegion

The Story of Momos: What Makes This Tibetan Dumpling So Popular?
By Hoihnu Hauzel
Have you ever wondered about the journey of momo? Come to think of it, the momo has probably travelled the farthest of all foods. That, it is now quite at home on the streets of Delhi, as it is comfortable at posh five-star eateries, only confirms..
8 Recipes for A Perfect Easter Meal
Easter is celebrated worldwide as a day of resurrection of Christ. Easter Sunday is the oldest and one of the most important festivals in Christianity that celebrates the rise of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion which is commemorated on Good..




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