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‘Kathmandu Metro’ app launched Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has launched the 'Kathmandu Metro' app in a bid to promote transparency of information through the use of information technology and getting closer to the Kathmandu denizens.  KMC mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya launched the apps at a programme on Monday...

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North Korea gets second web connection via Russian firm Thursday, October 5th, 2017

SEOUL, (AFP): A state-owned Russian company has opened up a second internet connection for North Korea which could strengthen Pyongyang's cyber capabilities and undermine US efforts to isolate the regime, security experts said. The activation of the new line from TransTeleCom was first detected..

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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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BRI will boost Nepal-China relations Sunday, January 21st, 2018

Mahendra Subedi, KATHMANDU: The news headlines about the entry of China’s internet bandwidth in Nepal early this week drew attention of all stakeholders. The news was..