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- Upendra Yadav, Chairman, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal
“Load-shedding management is an art of operation”
- Kulman Ghising, Managing Director, (NEA)

Entertainment

Lady Gaga will make history as female headliner at Coachella
NEW YORK, (AP): Lady Gaga will history when she performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival this weekend, marking a decade since a solo woman has been billed as a headliner on the prestigious musical stage. Beyonce had been slated to headline the festival in Indio, California, but..

Sports

Arsenal keep Champions League hopes alive with Boro win
(REUTERS): Arsenal kept alive their slim hopes of securing a Champions League spot next season with a 2-1 Premier League victory at Middlesbrough on Monday that left the hosts in deep danger of relegation. A superb Alexis Sanchez free kick put the Gunners ahead three minutes before the break but..

Nation & Society

Bidari elected Kathmandu FNJ chair
KATHMANDU: Shantaram Bidari has been elected the Chair of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Kathmandu chapter on Monday. Bidari is the editor of the 'Daman Post'. The chief election officer Govinda Pokharel shared that Bidari-led team from Press Chautari Nepal won the..

Politics

UML opposes decision to hold two-phase polls
KATHMANDU: The Communist Party of Nepal- Unified Marxist- Leninist (CPN-UML) has expressed its concerns and objections over the government`s decision to hold local polls in two phases. The main opposition has decried the ruling alliance`s decision to hold the election in two phases - the first on..

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Emerging World

China

Five Detained Following Self-Immolation in Kardze Town
Police in western China’s Sichuan province detained five Tibetans following the April 15 self-immolation of a 39 year-old father of four, severely beating at least three suspected of close ties to the protest, Tibetan sources say. Three of those..
As Flights To North Korea Cancelled, China Denies Any Political Motive
BEIJING, (AFP): China Monday denied any political motive in the cancellation of flights by its flag carrier to North Korea, as pressure mounts on Beijing to help curb Pyongyang's weapons programmes. State broadcaster CCTV reported last Friday that..

India


  • Maoist rebels kill at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers
    PATNA, India (AP): Maoist rebels killed at least 25 Indian paramilitary soldiers and injured six others in their stronghold in central India on Monday in one of the worst attacks on the country's security forces in recent years, police said. The rebels fired from hilltops at a group of paramilitary soldiers who were guarding workers building..

Opinion

How U.S. Race Laws Inspired Nazis
By David Swanson
James Q. Whitman's new book is called Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law. It is understated and overdocumented, difficult to argue with. No doubt some will try. In cartoonish U.S. historical understanding,..
What Are The Super-Rich Democrats Waiting For? – OpEd
By Ralph Nader
Democratic Party loyalists are always complaining about the big-money fat cats behind the Republican Party’s candidates and platform. Over the last few election cycles, the Democratic Party has lost most state legislatures, governorships, the US..

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Travel

With more climbers traffic jam feared
SOLUKHUMBU: A surging number of mountaineering expedition teams at Mt Everest is posing a risk of ‘traffic jam’ on one of the world’s most treacherous climbing routes. The expedition teams arrive a month before at the Everest Base Camp to..
Campaign launched to promote Nepal’s tourism internationally
KATHMANDU: Namaste Campaign, a drive to promote tourism in the country at the international level, kicked off from today under the slogan – ‘Atithi Devo Bhawah’ or guests are god. The campaign is organised with the support of the Ministry of..

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Money


  • Trade deficit increases by 71 per cent
    KATHMANDU: The trade deficit has gone up by 71.3 per cent in the first six month of the current fiscal year, thanks to heavy increase in goods import despite normal rise in the exports in the country. According to a statistics released by the Trade and Exports Promotion Centre in the Capital on Thursday, the trade deficit has reached as high as..

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American Journey



Park Drowning Victim Is University Student From Nepal

GARRETSON, S.D. (AP): Authorities have identified the teen who drowned in a South Dakota state park over the weekend as a Minnesota university student from South Asia. Minnehaha County Sheriff Mike..
Global Nepal Fest-2017 in US cities
KATHMANDU: Global Nepal Fest-2017 is taking place in two major east coast cities of the United States with a view to promoting Nepal to the global community through art, music, culture,..
Nepali American organization donates 20 million rupees to Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation
LOS ANGELES: A Nepali American community organization called Association of Nepalis in Minesotta has donated about 20 million rupees to Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation which has been building an..

Crime

Germany Deporting 10 'Potential Attackers' After Berlin Attack
BERLIN, (REUTERS): Germany has deported 10 potential attackers since January as part of a tougher approach towards failed asylum seekers after one of them killed 12 people in an attack on a Berlin Christmas market, security sources said on Thursday. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere and other top officials have been pushing for quicker..

Life Style



Cases of child marriage recorded highest in Haanku VDC in Jumla

JUMLA: Of the total then 26 VDCs in Humla district, Haanku has recorded the highest number of child marriages in the last fiscal year. At a two-day orientation organised by the District Coordination..
Holi 2017: Festival Of Colors - History And Celebration In Nepal & India
KATHMANDU: Holi is a Hindu spring festival in Nepal and India, also known as the "festival of colors" or the "festival of love". The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the..
Women in U.S. plan to stay off the job, rally in anti-Trump protests
NEW YORK, (REUTERS): Women in the United States plan to use International Women's Day on Wednesday to stay off the job and stage demonstrations across the country in an effort to seize on..

Interview

Hills must not be split from the Terai: Shashanka Koirala
A scion of the Koirala family, Shashanka Koirala is the general-secretary of the Nepali Congress and a lawmaker from Nawalparasi district in the Terai. A soft-spoken and suave politician, junior Koirala has shown reservations about an array of issues that his president Sher Bahadur Deuba is pushing through in national politics. Shashanka talked to..

Business & Economy



TIFA's third meeting begins

KATHMANDU: A two-day third meeting of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) has begun here from today. The TIFA agreement was signed between Nepal and the US on April 15, 2011 with an..
NAC calls bidding for auction sale of aircraft
KATHMANDU: The Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has announced a global tender for auction sale of its 30-year-old aircraft—Boeing B757-200 9N-ACA. The sale aims to save aviation turbine..
Global Nepal Fest-2017 in US cities
KATHMANDU: Global Nepal Fest-2017 is taking place in two major east coast cities of the United States with a view to promoting Nepal to the global community through art, music, culture,..

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Two years after Gorkha quake, 172 of 372 quake-damaged health institutions yet to built

KATHMANDU: Of the total 372 quake-damaged health institutions, only 200 of them have been prefabricated and 172 are yet to be reconstructed in disaster-resilient manner as we are a day away from the..
Houses for Mushahar community in Nepal
By Yubaraj Ghimire, KATHMANDU: The Mushahar community in Nepal, a sub-community of Dalits in Nepal’s eastern Tarai region, is economically, socially and educationally marginalised,..
Poachers kill rare one-horned rhino in southern Nepal forest
KATHMANDU, (AP): Authorities are searching for poachers who killed a rare one-horned rhinoceros over the weekend in the forests of southern Nepal and cut off the horn, officials said..

Food & Relegion

San Francisco Gets A Taste Of Robotic Food Delivery
SAN FRANCISCO, (AFP): San Francisco startup Marble on Wednesday began giving its home town a taste of restaurant orders delivered by robot, confident that appetite for such service will grow around the world. Marble partnered with take-away meal..
Japanese celebrate Valentine’s Day with insect sweets
TOKYO, (REUTERS): Tired of the usual box of chocolates? Try a bug cocktail or a caramel creepy crawly for Valentine’s Day. A Tokyo bar on Sunday offered courageous couples and curious gourmets a special menu of desserts and drinks made with..

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