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Nepalese runner wins world’s highest marathon


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Bipasha Basu on How Life Has Changed After Her Marriage to Karan
MUMBAI, (IANS): Newly-wed actors Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover are open to work together in a film if both like the script. However, haven't decided on any clauses such as no kissing or no lovemaking in films. Present at The Kapil Sharma Show on Saturday, Karan and Bipasha were asked if they..


Nepalese runner wins world’s highest marathon
KATHMANDU, (AFP): Gasping for breath and clad in trekking boots, more than 150 local and foreign runners took part Sunday in the world's highest marathon in the snow-covered foothills of Mount Everest. The annual Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon, which began in 2003, is meant to mark the..

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Budget had to be made big and ambitious owing to the situation: Former Minister Adhikari
KATHMANDU: Former Finance Minister and influential leader of CPN-UML, Bharat Mohan Adhikari has said the budget had to be made big and ambitious owing to the situation. Speaking at the face-to-face program organized by the Reporters’ Club Nepal on Sunday, former minister Adhikari has argued that..


NC demands the resignation of Finance Minister
KATHMANDU: The opposition party Nepali Congress has demanded that Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel should tender his resignation on moral grounds as information regarding size of the budget and its priorities were disseminated a day before the budget was presented to the parliament. NC..


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Tibetans in Ngaba Warned Over Anti-Mine Protests
Authorities in southwestern China’s Sichuan province are ordering residents of a Tibetan-populated county not to resume their blockade of road construction in the area, issuing their warning two months after police violently cracked down on an..
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..


  • Nuclear-Armed Pakistan Can ‘Target’ Delhi In 5 Minutes, Says AQ Khan
    ISLAMABAD: Nuclear-armed Pakistan has the ability to "target" the Indian capital Delhi in five minutes, the father of Pakistan's nuclear programme Dr Abdul Qadeer Khan has said. Addressing a gathering in Islamabad on the 18th anniversary of Pakistan's first nuclear tests, which were carried out under his supervision in 1998, Mr Khan, said..


"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..



Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers
BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain this month, following two..
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..



  • 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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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,..

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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

Budget had to be made big and ambitious owing to the situation: Former Minister Adhikari

KATHMANDU: Former Finance Minister and influential leader of CPN-UML, Bharat Mohan Adhikari has said the budget had to be made big and ambitious owing to the situation. Speaking at the face-to-face..
Finance Minister Poudel presents fiscal year budget
KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel on Saturday presented the annual budget for the next fiscal year 2016/17. Minister Says, Nepali economy shrank due to earthquake and blockade...
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..


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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