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God, Guns and Video Games
The president also had room for that old straw man Fake News which “has contributed greatly to the anger and rage that has built up over many years. News coverage has got to start being fair, balanced and unbiased, or these terrible problems will only get worse!”

The din struck by videos of the gaming variety; its forced causal link (always alleged, never proved) to altering conduct, continues its relentless march across the discussion forums in the United States and beyond. The almost casual butcheries – actual, not as opposed to digital – have gone on unabated, the next extremist taking a murderous shot at his role in history – and everybody else. Now it is the white supremacists who are sharing top billing with previous jihadi enthusiasts, a......


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Deeper meanings of the Hong Kong protests: Is China a gamechanger or yet another winner?

Does our history only appear overheated, while it is essentially calmly predetermined? Is it directional or conceivable, dialectic and eclectic or cyclical, and therefore cynical? Surely, our history warns. Does it also provide for a hope? Hence, what is in front of us: destiny or future? Theory loves to teach us that extensive debates on what..


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God, Guns and Video Games

The din struck by videos of the gaming variety; its forced causal link (always alleged, never proved) to altering conduct, continues its relentless march across the discussion forums in the United States and beyond. The almost casual butcheries – actual, not as opposed to digital – have gone on unabated, the next extremist taking a murderous..


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We joined govt on condition of constitution amendment: DPM Yadav

GORKHA: Central Chair of Socialist Party Nepal and Deputy Prime Minister Upendra Yadav has reminded that his party had joined the government on a condition of constitution amendment. DPM Yadav said this at a programme organized to announce the..

Nation & Society

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Koshi river erosion victims launch relay hunger strike

SAPTARI: Koshi river erosion victims have launched a relay hunger strike at Koshi barrage demanding compensation. They have been demanding compensation for hundreds of lands eroded by the Koshi river and for the lands acquired by the Indian..

Inside Story

BAJURA: Around 475 families at high risk of landslides, in Bajura, Far-west Nepal. The landslide that first occurred some 35 years ago had made the land of half a dozen villages of the district unsafe for human settlement. Locals of Bajedi, Basali and Nimani villages of Budiganga Rural Municipality and Guiban and Gumla villages of Chededaha Rural Municipality are aware of the looming threat of landslides but they have not found a safe place to relocate. The landslides that hit Guiban and......


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N. Korea’s Kim supervised ‘new weapon’ test again: KCNA

SEOUL, (AFP): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un once again supervised a "new weapon" launch, state media said Saturday, complicating efforts at denuclearisation ahead of next week's visit to Seoul by..


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British ministers in US to ‘fast-track’ post-Brexit trade deal

LONDON, (AFP): Britain was seeking to fast-track a crucial post-Brexit trade deal with the United States on Wednesday after new Prime Minister Boris Johnson dispatched his top diplomat and foreign..


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Shenzhen: The border city a world away from Hong Kong

HONG KONG, (AFP): The southern Chinese metropolis of Shenzhen borders the semi-autonomous territory of Hong Kong, but calls for greater freedom from protesters in the Asian financial hub meet with..


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America is a strong supporter of Tibet: His Holiness the Dalai Lama

YANGCHEN DOLMA, DHARMASALA, INDIA, (TPI): 'I think America is a strong supporter of Tibet' His Holiness the Dalai Lama said during his meeting with six members of the House Democracy Partnership, a..


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We would like to give little time: SC on plea seeking removal of restrictions on media in J-K

NEW DELHI, (PTI): The Supreme Court on Friday said it will wait for sometime before passing any direction on the plea seeking removal of restrictions on the media in Jammu and Kashmir after the..



Gunman wounds at least 6 Philadelphia police; 2 others freed

By CHRISTINA PACIOLLA and CLAUDIA LAUER, PHILADELPHIA (AP): At least one gunman opened fire on police Wednesday as they were serving a drug warrant in Philadelphia, wounding six officers and triggering a standoff that extended into the night,..

Middle East

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Gibraltar frees held Iran oil tanker that US sought to seize

By ARITZ PARRA and JON GAMBRELL, MADRID (AP): Gibraltar on Thursday allowed a detained Iranian supertanker to leave the British overseas territory after a last-minute U.S. attempt to seize the vessel, potentially defusing tensions between London and..


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UK Aid, eSewa agree to work jointly

KATHMANDU: UK Aid Sakchyam signed an official agreement with eSewa Fonepay Pvt. Ltd - Access to Finance Programme for a partnership to design, develop and launch Cash Points – digital channels of..


Business & Economy

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Nepal Labour Ministry seeks guarantee of minimum wages for workers

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has warned all enterprises to pay workers abiding by minimum wages provisions in the law. Issuing a notice today, the Ministry has urged all enterprises to ensure minimum wages and other benefits to workers honestly as per the Nepal Labour Act, 2074 BS (2017) and the Labour Rules..


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Barty reaches Cincy semis, Osaka retires with knee injury

Bill Scott, Cincinnati (AFP): Ashleigh Barty edged closer to a return to the top WTA ranking on Friday, reaching the WTA semi-finals as current number one Naomi Osaka retired with a knee injury. Barty, the Australian top seed, engineered her second comeback in as many days, overhauling Maria Sakkari 5-7, 6-2, 6-0. But the US Open alarm bells..



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Portugal based Nepalese community support Gulmi landslide survivors

LISBON: Portugal based Nepalese community have aided the landslide survivors of Satyawati rural municipality in Gulmi. The Gulmi Society Poland has extended assistance amount of Rs 217,500 while Portugal-based Gulmi Society has channelized the support of Rs 71,500 for landslide victims. Rs 5,000 each was provided to seven families of the..


By NOMAAN MERCHANT, HOUSTON (AP): A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allows President Donald Trump to enforce the policy in New Mexico and Texas, rejecting asylum seekers who cross from Mexico into either state. Under Friday’s ruling,......


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Understanding Divorce Law in line with the new Civil Code 2074: An interview with Senior Advocate Sashi Adhikari

In countries like Nepal where culture comes before comfort, the concept of “Divorce” still remains a taboo and might as well come as a shock in many communities. In most Nepalese society, it is expected of married couples to maintain their marital status at all times. According to Section 68 of Muluki Dewani Samhita Ain (Civil Code) 2074,..

Life Style

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Nepal’s historical holy festivals Gai Jatra observed

KATHMANDU: Gai Jatra, cow festival, was observed on Friday by the Newar community in Nepal to commemorate the death of loved ones during the year. This festival is also used to express one's dissatisfaction with the way of life, society, political as well as economic system in a different form such as satire. This occasion is also utilized by..


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Bhaktapur Land revenue office services obstructed

BHAKTAPUR: Services at District Land Revenue Office, Bhaktapur remains completely obstructed for the past two days. The office sources have said that the services were obstructed due to technical..


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Efforts on to remove Nepal aviation from EU blacklist: Minister Bhattarai

KATHMANDU: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has said efforts were on to remove Nepal's aviation sector from the blacklist of the European Union. Minister..


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America’s Superpower Panic Monday, August 12th, 2019

Global superpowers have always found it painful to acknowledge their relative decline and deal with fast-rising challengers. Today, the United States finds itself in..


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Lamichhane, Kandel and Karki remanded in custody for five days

CHITWAN: The Chitwan District Court has remanded Rabi Lamichhane, a programme presenter at News 24 Television in custody for five days. Also sent in detention for further investigation along with Lamichhane are journalist Yubaraj Kandel and nurse..


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Namita, Rejina to be conferred on Science Award

KATHMANDU: Nepal Astronomical Society has decided to provide Women in Science Award to Dr Namita Shrestha on the category of profession and to Rejina Jha under the category of studentship. Information to this was shared by Society chair Suresh..


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60 people admitted due to the dengue outbreak in Makwanpur, Nepal

MAKWANPUR: With the dengue outbreak turning to an epidemic in Hetauda, the capital city of State-3, a 'search and destroy' campaign has been scaled up to check the life-threatening viral. A big mass comprising locals, representatives of various..


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In New Zealand; Hindus more trustworthy than Atheists, Protestants, Muslims, Catholics, Evangelicals

WELLINGTON: Hindus are more trustworthy than Atheists/agnostics, Protestants, Muslims, Catholics and Evangelicals; according to survey “Who do we trust in New Zealand?” of Victoria University Wellington (VUW). More people feel positively about..


Rising International Inc


KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has resumed his regular meetings and works after he returned home following his health checkups in Singapore. PM Oli today held a meeting with a delegation of cadres of ruling Nepal Communist Party of Jhapa Constituency 5 in his official residence in Baluwatar. Now he is participating in a NCP Secretariat meeting. Earlier on Thursday, a NCP meeting was postponed due to minor illness health following his checkups in Singapore last week. "Have you come......