European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s ambition to lead a “geopolitical commission” is about to face its first big test. European heads of state are meeting to discuss her proposed European Green Deal, a sweeping project that could either unite the European Union and strengthen its position on the world stage, or generate a new..
“Western market capitalism” is generally defined as a system in which many economic agents interact and compete in decentralized competitive markets, with the state’s role confined to enforcing property rights, regulating markets, ensuring competition, and providing basic public goods financed by taxes. Obviously, this is an idealized..
(People.com): Kate Middleton has hit the sartorial nail on the head yet again. On December 11, she attended the 2019 Diplomatic..
Seoul (AFP): North Korea has conducted another "crucial test" at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported Saturday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain..
By JILL LAWLESS, LONDON (AP): Leaving the European Union is not the only split British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to worry about. Johnson’s commanding election victory this week may let him..
By KATHY GANNON, MAZAIKEWALE, Pakistan (AP): Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese man, Samiya David spent only two months in China. When she returned to Pakistan, the once robust woman was..
By CHRISTINA LARSON and EMILY WANG, XINING, China (AP): There’s a building boom on the Tibetan plateau, one of the world’s last remote places. Mountains long crowned by garlands of fluttering..
NEW DELHI, (AFP): India's lower house passed controversial legislation early Tuesday that will grant citizenship to religious minorities from neighbouring countries, but not Muslims, amid raucous..
KATHMANDU: Two big 'A' class commercial banks -Global IME Bank and Janata Bank- have officially merged into the Global IME Bank on Friday. The Monetary Policy for the fiscal year 2019/20 has adopted..
JHAPA: Minister for Finance Dr Yuwaraj Khatiwada said Nepal will be enlisted in the top 10 fastest growing economy in the world and that would be a 'robust' indicator for booming economy. Minister Khatiwada's statement had a bearing with several economic measures taken by the incumbent government aimed at economic reforms and boosting the..
KASKI: Pokhara Paltan and Kathmandu Goldens are vying in the opening match in the second edition of Pokhara Premier League (PPL) T-20 Cricket Tournament. Although the tournament was scheduled to be inaugurated today, it was postponed till tomorrow for adverse weather. Managing Director at Kings Events Management Pvt Ltd, Chhumbi Lama, shared that..
TEXAS: A process to establish sisterly relations between Gokarneshwar Municipality and Irving city of Texas State of the US has begun. Three-member delegation led by chief administrative officer Agni Prasad Adhikari of the municipality has reached Irving city on a 10-day official visit. The delegation has further extended invitation to the city..
By Manoj Rijal, NEW YORK: Hard work pays. And so will the blood work. World famous blood donor Arjun Mainali, who has donated his..
Project Syndicate: You’ve predicted that Israel’s next government will engage with the United States regarding President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” – a plan, devised by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, that focuses on strengthening the Palestinian economy. What might such engagement entail, and how would..
By Phurpa Sherpa, KATHMANDU: Not so long ago, a typical Nepali day used to be all about your activities from “sunrise to sunset” - do all activities during the day time and stay home right after the sunset. Time is changing now, as more and more people are opting for outside fun in the lounges, bars and dance clubs rather than staying home in..
KATHMANDU: The construction of one of the two Melamchi drinking water processing centres at Sundarijal is to be completed by mid-January. The Melamchi Drinking Water Development Committee informed..
KATHMANDU: Himalaya Airlines has restarted direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The airlines, set up with joint investment of Nepal's private sector and China, resumed direct..
Here’s the good news: The debate is over. 75% of US citizens believe climate change is human-caused; more than half say we have to do something and fast. Here’s..