ICT policies await strict implementation for development Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Narayan Prasad Ghimire, DHULIKHEL: In November 2015, Ministry of Information and Communications issued a circular, informing that it was renamed as the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and urged all concerned to mention it accordingly. But hardly 20 days had passed the Ministry..

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Nepal to get internet connection from China Thursday, July 13th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Nepal is likely to get internet connection through Chinese optical fiber from next month, ending India's monopoly over the online services in the landlocked Himalayan country. Nepal has relied on India for internet services for long as the country is optically connected with the..

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NT launches Wi-Fi service in public transports

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Telecom (NT) has launched Wi-Fi service from today in public vehicles plying both in the short and long routes. The service brought to operation in joint effort of the NT and Cybernetix aims to provide internet service to the passengers in a convenient way, said NT's..

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China Launches Record-Breaking Drone Swarm Monday, June 12th, 2017

BEIJING: China has launched a swarm of 119 fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles, breaking the previous record of a swarm of 67 drones, authorities said today. According to the China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), "swarm intelligence" is regarded as the core of artificial..

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Mysterious US Drone Back On Earth After 2 Years In Space Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

WASHINGTON, (AFP): After a nearly two-year sojourn in space, the US military drone X-37 B is back on Earth, fueling wild ideas about its mystery mission. Looking like a small version of an old NASA space shuttle, the craft touched down Sunday in Florida, ending a 718-day voyage around the Earth,..

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Uber expects flying taxis to take off in 2020 Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

(REUTERS): Flying taxis may become a reality in the next four years. U.S. ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] expects to deploy flying taxi services in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, and Dubai in 2020, Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden said at the Uber Elevate Summit in Dallas. Uber's..

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Facebook Add Tools To Prevent Banned Images To Be Shared Thursday, April 6th, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): Facebook Inc is adding tools on Wednesday to make it easier for users to report so-called 'revenge porn' and to automatically prevent the images from being shared again once they have been banned, the company said. 'Revenge porn' refers to the sharing of sexually explicit..

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EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter Sunday, March 19th, 2017

BRUSSELS, (REUTERS): Social media companies Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc and Twitter Inc will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official said on Friday. U.S. technology companies have faced tight scrutiny in Europe..

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SpaceX scrubs rocket launch in Florida due to high winds Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

(REUTERS): Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, on Tuesday delayed the launch of a rocket set to carry a commercial communications satellite into orbit, because of high winds at its Florida launch site. Wind gusts of up to 25 mph (40 kph) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida forced..

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Astronomers find 7 Earth-size planets where life may be possible Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, (REUTERS): Astronomers have found a nearby solar system with seven Earth-sized planets, three of which circle their parent star at the right distance for liquid surface water, raising the prospect of life, research published on Wednesday showed. The star, known as TRAPPIST-1, is a..

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Two Soviet Spies Who Deserve Posthumous Nobel Peace Prize – OpEd Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

It becomes increasingly clear that two Soviet spies, Klaus Fuchs and Theodore Hall, should receive posthumous Nobel Peace Prizes for actions that almost certainly saved..

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