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Amendment bill registered with UML’s consent: Deuba
Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba addresses a function organised in Itahari of Sunsari district, on Friday, December 2, 2016. Photo: RSS

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- Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda

Entertainment

Cyrus, Liam Hemsworth not planning any wedding
LOS ANGELES, (IANS): Actors and on and off couple Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are in no rush to tie the knot. Contrary to reports that the two are busy preparing their highly-anticipated wedding, Miley's sister Noah Cyrus says that there no planning on the same, reports aceshowbiz.com. Noah..

Sports

Bayern’s Alonso, Vidal doubtful for Mainz 05 match
BERLIN, (REUTERS): Bayern Munich midfielders Xabi Alonso and Arturo Vidal are both injury doubts for Friday’s Bundesliga match against Mainz 05 with coach Carlo Ancelotti set to decide whether they can play after their final training session, he said on Thursday. The German champions, chasing a..

Nation & Society

Opposition parties obstruct House business
KATHMANDU: The main opposition CPN (UML) and others CPN (ML) and Rastriya Janamorcha obstructed the House business today as well. With the commencement of the meeting, CPN (ML)'s lawmaker CP Mainlai said the constitution amendment proposal brought by the government is wrong. Likewise, leaders of..

Politics

Amendment should address Madhesi demands: TMLP Chairman Thakur
KATHMANDU: Chairman of Tarai-Madhes Loktantrik Party, Mahantha Thakur, emphasised the need for amending the constitution in a way that would address the demands of Madhesi, indigenous, Tharus and suppressed community. He also said the report of the Local Body Restructuring Commission (LBRC)..

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Emerging World

China

Xinjiang Police Hold Uyghur Hostage Against Brother’s ‘Crime’
Authorities in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang have detained a young Uyghur man in a bid to force the return from Turkey of his older brother, whom police suspect as a separatist, the man’s grandmother says. Rishat Haji, 24, is being..
Chinese Police Detain, Beat Petitioners As U.N. Chief Calls For Rights Protection
Authorities in the Chinese capital on Monday detained hundreds of petitioners as the visiting new United Nations chief urged better protection for human rights around the world. Police and security guards beat up some petitioners after hundreds of..

India


  • Modi Has Just Bet He Can Change India’s Social Behaviour
    There is no doubt that the hacking of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was an unfortunate and criminal act. Yet, it would be churlish on part of the party to use this to attack the push for digital payments and a "less-cash economy" (not "cashless economy", for that is impossible). What is the Narendra Modi government's..

Opinion

Why Flag Burning Matters: Drones and Our National Religion
By David Swanson
The national religion of the United States of America is nationalism. Its god is the flag. Its prayer is the pledge of allegiance. The flag's powers include those of life and death, powers formerly possessed by traditional religions. Its myths are..
How I Produce Fake News for Russia
By David Swanson
Apparently I've written "fake news" on behalf of Russia without ever receiving a dime from Russia or realizing what I was doing. It took the intrepid reporting of the Washington Post to alert me to what I have been engaged in. My "fake news" has..

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Travel

Diamond Jubilee celebration of first ascent of Mt. Makalu and Mt. Kanchenjungha kicks off
KATHMANDU: The Diamond Jubilee celebration programme of the first successful ascent of Mt. Makalu and Mt. Kanchenjungha kicked off in the capital on Friday. President of Union of Asian Alpine Association (UAAA) Dr. Lee In- Jeung inaugurated the..
Aussie delegation returns home, terming Nepal a safe tourist destination
KATHMANDU: An Australian delegation led by lawmaker Jing Lee returned home on Sunday after completing a weeklong visit. Speaking at a press meet at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) before her departure, lawmaker Lee said her delegation arrived..




Money


  • ADB to provide loan assistance for SSDP implementation
    KATHMANDU: The Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide US dollar 120 million loan equivalent to Rs 13,111 million for the implementation of School Sector Development Plan (SSDP). More, the ADB is to provide technical assistance worth Rs 54.5 million for the capacity development technical assistance project, supporting policies and..




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American Journey



A Tale of Advocate GC, an NRNA Campaigner and Guardian of Nepali Americans

N24 Correspondent, NEW YORK: If somebody just calls him a law practitioner, it would be an injustice to him. He is undisputedly the first Nepali to earn tremendous name and money through legal..
'Nepali for Hillary' conducts voter registration camp in Baltimore
BALTIMORE: The 'Nepali for Hillary' – an organization which has been campaigning for U.S. presidential candidate from Hillary Clinton of Democratic Party, has completed a voter..
A Celebrity Who Loves Her Root's
Despite being born and raised in Singapore, she was never far from her Nepali roots as a Gurkha’s daughter. Excelling both academically and in extracurricular activities since young..

Crime

Man Convicted After Breaking Bad Style Murder, Body Disposal In Acid
LONDON, (AP): A British jury has convicted an Italian man of murdering a policeman he met online and trying to dissolve his body in acid, a technique used in the TV show "Breaking Bad." Jurors at London's Central Criminal Court found Stefano Brizzi guilty Monday of killing Constable Gordon Semple, whom he had met on the gay dating app..

Life Style



Thriving On Raw Eggs, World's Oldest Person Celebrates Her 117th In Italy

VERBANIA, (REUTERS): Emma Morano, thought to be the world's oldest person and the last to be born in the 1800s, celebrated her 117th birthday on Tuesday, still swearing by her diet of two raw eggs a..
A Twice-Divorced Saudi Mother Of 6 Reinterprets Islamic Law
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA, (AP): When Souad al-Shammary posted a series of tweets about the thick beards worn by Saudi clerics, she never imagined she would land in jail. She put up images of..
Nepal's beautiful 'veggie seller' becomes internet sensation
KATHMANDU: A young vegetable seller from Nepal is now becoming an internet sensation after the photos of hot and handsome ‘chaiwala’ from Pakistan had been the talk of the town on..

Interview

A Tale of Advocate GC, an NRNA Campaigner and Guardian of Nepali Americans
N24 Correspondent, NEW YORK: If somebody just calls him a law practitioner, it would be an injustice to him. He is undisputedly the first Nepali to earn tremendous name and money through legal profession in the U.S. and that's why he is called a super lawyer. He is none other than senior advocate Khagendra GC. His introduction is not limited to..

Business & Economy



ADB to provide loan assistance for SSDP implementation

KATHMANDU: The Asian Development Bank has agreed to provide US dollar 120 million loan equivalent to Rs 13,111 million for the implementation of School Sector Development Plan (SSDP). More, the ADB..
Asian stocks mixed ahead of OPEC meeting
BEIJING, (AP): Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after oil prices slid on unease about this week’s meeting of OPEC member to discuss possible output cuts. Keeping Score: Hong..
Nepal's banks refuse to accept new Indian currency notes
KATHMANDU, (AP): Nepal's banks are refusing to accept new Indian 500 and 2,000 rupee notes because the Indian central bank has not officially informed the neighboring Himalayan nation of..

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"Proof that we can rebuild": Ordinary citizens restore historic site in Nepal

KATHMANDU, (AP): A year and a half after a colossal earthquake destroyed hundreds of treasured historic sites across this mountain nation, Nepal on Tuesday celebrated the restoration of the first..
Asylum seekers receive two years work permit in the US
LOS ANGELES: Bringing a change in its previous policy in favor of asylum seekers, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has increased the period of work permit from..
Nail workers left to bite their nails amid highly unhealthy working environment
Staff Writer, NEW YORK: When a customer drops into a typical Nepalese beauty parlor in Kathmandu, Dharan, Pokhara or any part of Nepal, she is supposed to get all the services meant to..

Food & Relegion

Luxury French Food And Saxophone Head To Space With Astronauts
BAIKONUR, (AFP): A trio of astronauts were due to blast off overnight, delivering to the International Space Station (ISS) some fancy French culinary fare, a saxophone and its future female Commander. The team includes French space rookie Thomas..
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..

 

 

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