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Priyanka Chopra’s dream wedding involves wearing track pants and a T-shirt!
Priyanka bro, you’re the stunner! Having been a part of both Bollywood and now Hollywood, PeeCee has reached a new zone altogether! But while everybody is basking in pride over this glamorous diva, let me remind you that before an actress, Priyanka was actually a model. So obviously, posing for..


I knew about Guardiola appointment, says City boss Pellegrini
LONDON, (REUTERS): Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed suggestions that Pep Guardiola was manoeuvred into the club behind his back. Pellegrini, whose side are set for a crucial showdown with Premier League leaders Leicester City on Saturday, said he was not kept in the dark as..

Nation & Society

5.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Kathmandu
KATHMANDU: A moderate quake measuring 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale today hit Kathmandu and Pokhara, injuring 15 people. The quake was epi-centred at Sindhupalchowk district, 55 km, north east of Kathmandu, according to The National Seismological Centre. Fifteen people were injured in..


Indian media playing second fiddle to mount pressure on Oli
STAFF WRITER, KATHMANDU: In what points out at how Indian media works in tandem with government of the day to intimidate neighbors, currently it is common to see "tailored" reports about Nepal in Indian newspapers to step up pressure on K P Oli-led government to bow out or capitulate. Reports are..

Emerging World


China’s Five Military Commands To Have Own Army, Air Force
China’s newly formed five military commands are expected to have their own army and air force, while naval forces are not likely to be deployed by all five commands. China has established five military theatre commands and have disclosed the..
China Evacuates 50,000 Rail Passengers Amid New Year Travel Delays in Guangdong
Authorities in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong were scrambling on Wednesday to evacuate hundreds of thousands of passengers stranded at the Guangzhou Railway Station after delays caused by snowy weather. At the height of the month-long..


  • Keen to play major role in India’s infrastructure funding: Hong Kong
    NEW DELHI, (PTI): Appreciating the Modi government's "pro-growth" stance, Hong Kong today said it can play a major role in funding and development of infrastructure projects in India. "Hong Kong can help finance India's infrastructure," C Y Leung, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR, said here at a CII function. Talking about his meeting with Prime..


The global power shift and the Role of Asian Players
By Nasurullah Brohi
The world of globalization has brought enormous veiled opportunities and challenges for the each of the developed, developing and under developed nation in the world. The economic sustenance is the only guarantee of the national prestige in the..
Dispossessed in the Name of 'Security'
By Robert J. Burrowes
A new book, edited by Nick Buxton and Ben Hayes, both involved with The Transnational Institute, brings together a thoughtful collection of scholars, journalists and activists to explain the pre-eminence of the military and corporations in shaping..


On road to Mt Everest
By Yashaswini Dwarakinath
Ever since George Mallory’s expeditions in the early 1920s and Edmund Hillary-Tensing Norgay’s successful summit in 1953, Mount Everest has captivated thousands of passionate mountaineers. While climbing Everest still remains an impossible dream..
Pushing boundaries: the Nepali woman climber up for National Geographic award
By Tessa Chan (tessa.chan@scmp.com)
Born in Khumjung in Nepal’s Everest region, Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita recalls watching tourists coming from afar to climb the mountains near her home when she was a little girl. By the time she’d finished high school, she had decided to find out..
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  • Nepal Rastra Bank Governor proposes 4 names for deputies
    KATHMANDU: Four Nepal Rastra Bank officials have been recommended for the two vacant posts of Deputy Governor. The NRB Governor Chiranjibi Nepal recommended Chintamani Siwakoti, Narayan Paudel, Trilochan Pangeni and Shiva Nath Pandey to the posts. Paudel is from the Bank Supervision Department, Siwakoti from Currency Management Department,..

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American Journey

Clinton goes on attack against Sanders in combative presidential debate

BY AMANDA BECKER, DURHAM, N.H., (REUTERS): Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday in their most contentious presidential debate yet, questioning whether..
Jill Stein's Platform More Viable Than Bernie's
Jill Stein I asked Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein about her platform this week and came away believing it had a better chance of winning than Bernie Sanders'. I know that platforms..
What Does a Progressive Budget Look Like?
The Congressional Progressive Caucus 'A Proposal from World Beyond War' The Congressional Progressive Caucus has requested budget proposals from organizations and members of the public. Here is a friendly suggestion from..


Dalit woman gang raped in Rautahat
RAUTAHAT: A Dalit woman was allegedly gang raped at Bishrampur VDC in Rautahat district early this morning. A gang comprising some six persons raped the woman taking her some one kilometre away from home after tying up her husband at the house. The gang had entered the victim's house at 1:00 am. The woman was rescued and has now been kept at..

Life Style

Local Residents Open Main Blocked India-Nepal Border Point

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): Vehicles passed through the main border point between Nepal and India on Friday after frustrated local residents forcefully removed barriers set up by ethnic..
Shortage of warm kit for newborns
Newborn at Nepalganj Medical College DADELDHURA: Shortage of warm clothes for the newborn and infants at health posts in the district is increasing health risks to the newborns. Due to the shortage of warm clothes at the..
UNFPA report stresses on access, quality of sexual and reproductive health services
Women-at-the-reproductive-health_embed_4 KATHMANDU: A new report from UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, has revealed that many young people between 15 and 24in the Asia and Pacific region face a dangerous dearth of..


Myanmar Army 'Has Vowed and Is Empowered to Protect the Constitution'
Information Minister Ye Htut, 59, is the official spokesman of the outgoing administration of Myanmar President Thein Sein. On Feb. 3, Reporter Khin Khin Ei of RFA’s Myanmar Service spoke to Ye Htut, who is also a former military officer, about his country’s ongoing political transition following November elections, including reports that..

Business & Economy

Birgunj border point remains open

BIRGUNJ: Local people today retaliated and dismantled tents set up by the leaders and cadres of protesting United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) at Miteri Bridge in Birgunj, Parsa, letting the..
Supplies to Nepal have normalised to "large extent": MEA
Biratnagar NEW DELHI, (PTI): Supplies from India to Nepal, crippled for months due to the agitation by the Madhesi community, have "normalised to a large extent" as around 1,300 trucks are going to..
Nepal SBI Bank makes improvement in quality of assets
SBI bank KATHMANDU: Nepal SBI Bank Limited has improved in quality of assets thereby attaining net Non-Performing Assets (NPA) ration of zero per cent. The bank posted all time high net profit of..


Indian media playing second fiddle to mount pressure on Oli

STAFF WRITER, KATHMANDU: In what points out at how Indian media works in tandem with government of the day to intimidate neighbors, currently it is common to see "tailored" reports about Nepal in..
Oh boy! Koirala corners rivals into asking for favor
Nepali_Congress1284957953 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Congress senior leader Sher Bahadur Deuba could be in for huge shock at the end of the party general convention shortly given what transpired in a meeting between..
In a first, Oli remains an enigma to Indians
K.P.-Oli KATHMANDU: In what is assuredly the first, Prime Minister K P Oli has proved to be an enigma for the Indian ruling establishment which is keen to have him visit India but not yet sure how..

Food & Relegion

In a corner of the Himalayas, India now has its first organic state
Sikkim, the northeastern Indian state snuggled between Bhutan and Nepal, has now rid its agricultural land of pesticides and fertilizers making it the country’s first organic state. The 75,000-hectare area was transformed as per the policies of..
Food crisis looms large in Humla villages
PRAKASH SINGH, HUMLA: Food crisis has begun to threaten life of people in remote areas of Humla district in Karnali zone of mid-western Nepal. At least five villages of Shreenagar region – namely Maila, Madena, Shreenagar, Kalika and Jayar –..




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