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KATHMANDU: An infection of corona-virus has also been detected in Nepal. The infection of the virus was confirmed in a Chinese national who was in Nepal some two weeks ago. At a press meet on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Population confirmed that infection of coronavirus was detected in a Chinese student from Wuhan city of Hubei province in China who visited Nepal two weeks ago. "A 31-year old student from Wuhan of China had visited Nepal two weeks ago and he had come to the Sukra Raj......

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The Next Big Development Challenge
New strategies for reviving growth in emerging markets will have to be indigenous, rather than coming from Western institutions. But where will such strategies come from, and who will provide the intellectual leadership?

We have suddenly arrived at a tricky stage in global economic development. Emerging markets are losing their dynamism, after a remarkable three-decade-long run during which they caught up rapidly with advanced economies. Moreover, rekindling this vigor requires a new economic strategy. But where will such a model come from, and who will provide the intellectual leadership? The latest economic forecasts from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are sobering, pointing to protracted......

Opinion

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Net-Zero at Davos

At its annual flagship meeting in Davos, Switzerland, this year, the World Economic Forum called on companies from around the world to commit to reducing their greenhouse-gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 at the latest. Climate science shows us that such reductions are necessary both to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris climate agreement and to..

Analysis

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The Next Big Development Challenge

We have suddenly arrived at a tricky stage in global economic development. Emerging markets are losing their dynamism, after a remarkable three-decade-long run during which they caught up rapidly with advanced economies. Moreover, rekindling this vigor requires a new economic strategy. But where will such a model come from, and who will provide..

Politics

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Won’t let Nepal be a playground of powerful nations: Foreign Minister

Sharachchandra Bhandary, KATHAMANDU: The government has made it clear that Nepal's foreign policy is guided by peace, friendship and goodwill meant for expanding its international relations to not let any of the powerful nations to make Nepal a..

Nation & Society

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‘International media briefed about Sagarmatha Sambad

KATHMANDU: The government has briefed that representatives of international media about the programme 'Sagarmatha Sambad', going to be organised with an objective of holding extensive discussion about the national, regional, international and..

Inside Story

Muslim Minorities In Nepal Practice Faith, Lead Lives Without Fear Or Persecution
“We Muslim community follow and abide by the national laws of Nepal, where religious rights of the minority communities like Muslims have been clearly spelled out. We are happier and more comfortable,”

By Phurpa Sherpa, KATHMANDU: Nepal is literally a mosaic of different cultures and religions, as people from different backgrounds are living side by side peacefully and harmoniously for centuries, without fighting in the name of religion. There are rarely any riot in Nepal based on a religious background, unlike what we saw in the past in India or Pakistan in terms of Hindu-Muslim riots. According to 2011 census of Nepal, 93.3 percent of the people were the followers of Hinduism, Buddhism and......

World

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Powerful quake hits eastern Turkey, six dead

ANKARA, (AFP): A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit eastern Turkey on Friday, killing at least six people, causing buildings to collapse and sending panicked residents rushing into the..

Europe

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Prince Harry voices ‘great sadness’ at royal split

LONDON, (AFP): Prince Harry voiced his "great sadness" at bowing out entirely from representing the British monarchy as newspapers said Monday it was the best viable compromise on his desire to step..

China

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China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

By YANAN WANG, BEIJING (AP): China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday..

Tibet

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Tibetan Villagers Jailed in Sog County For Running a ‘Criminal Gang’

A court in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has sentenced 12 Tibetan villagers to prison terms of from one to almost two years for running “a criminal gang,” state media said on Tuesday. The..

India

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Nirbhaya case: Delhi court issues fresh death warrants against 4 convicts for Feb 1, 6 am

NEW DELHI, (PTI): A Delhi court Friday issued fresh death warrants for February 1, 6 am against the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar..


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Trump sought to cheat to win re-election, Democrats charge at trial

WASHINGTON, (AFP): Democrats began laying out a detailed case on Wednesday for the removal of President Donald Trump, accusing him at his historic Senate impeachment trial of seeking to cheat to ensure re-election in November. Adam Schiff, the head..

Middle East

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Khamenei plays down protests, says Iran foes exploiting plane tragedy

TEHRAN, (AFP): Iran's supreme leader said Friday that demonstrations at home over the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner were unrepresentative of the Iranian people and accused the country's enemies of exploiting it for propaganda..

Markets

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Rooster weighs 14 kg in four months!

Ram Bahadur Thapa, BAGLUNG: It is just the fourth month, a chicken grew so fast and so large that it weighed 14 kg. The rooster waddles and swallows feed lazily. It is nearing the slaughter days, as..

 

Business & Economy

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Nepal Government’s focus on multipurpose projects as it seeks to achieve economic prosperity

Ramesh Lamsal, KATHMANDU: The government which is dedicated to meeting its target of economic prosperity is to go ahead with the big hydropower projects and irrigation projects simultaneously. Accordingly, preparations are being made to construct big projects targeting majorly Kavrepalanchowk, Ramechhap and Sindhuli districts. The Cabinet..

Sports

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Nepal directly enters global qualifier for ICC T20 world cup

KATHMANDU: Nepal has gained direct entry into the Global Qualifiers for the ICC T20 Men's Cricket World Cup 2021. Nepal will play the global qualifiers to be held in India next year. The global qualifying games will be participated in by 16 countries. This year the T20 World Cup is taking place in Australia. According to the ICC statement, "The..


 

Diaspora

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NRNA to promote Visit Nepal Year internationally

KATHMANDU: The Non-Resident Nepalis Association (NRNA) has pledged to promote Visit Nepal Year 2020 through publicity events across the world. The international coordination committee meeting of the NRNA held in Rupakot of Kaski decided to take initiatives to encourage foreigners to visit Nepal, and disseminate the message about Nepal as the best..

Immigration

By MATTHEW LEE and COLLEEN LONG, WASHINGTON (AP): The Trump administration is imposing new visa rules aimed at restricting “birth tourism,” in which women travel to the United States to give birth so their children can have U.S. citizenship. The regulations, which take effect Friday, address one of President Donald Trump’s main political priorities. The regulations seek to chip away at the number of foreigners who take advantage of the constitutional provision granting“birthright......

Interview

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Insider Interview: After the Fall

In September 2018, Ian Buruma was forced out as editor of The New York Review of Books, following an outcry over the magazine’s publication of a controversial essay about #MeToo. A year later, in a conversation with Svenska Dagbladet US correspondent Malin Ekman, he reflects on lost assignments, literature, cancel culture, threats to freedom of..

Life Style

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Muslim Minorities In Nepal Practice Faith, Lead Lives Without Fear Or Persecution

By Phurpa Sherpa, KATHMANDU: Nepal is literally a mosaic of different cultures and religions, as people from different backgrounds are living side by side peacefully and harmoniously for centuries, without fighting in the name of religion. There are rarely any riot in Nepal based on a religious background, unlike what we saw in the past in India..

Capital

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Kathmandu Valley experiencing cold even during sunny days

KATHMANDU: Although Kathmandu Valley has witnessing sunny days for the past few days, the Valley dwellers have been experiencing chilling cold. Mainly the cold is being experienced in the morning..

Travel

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Himalaya Airlines Begins Flight To Chongqing, China

KATHMANDU: Marking the celebrations of the Chinese New Year Eve, the Himalaya Airlines, a Nepal-China joint venture international airline, launched its service on yet another route to China,..

Blog

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Harry and Meghan Exit: The Royal Family Propaganda Machine Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Royal gossip is worth its weight in gold on the British media circuit. Buckingham Palace knows that, and seeks to control, as much as it can, the way that gold is..

New York City Prepares Nuclear Option Thursday, January 16th, 2020

January Rain! Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

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Crime

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Legislator Deepak Manange Arrested

KASKI: Legislator of Gandaki State Assembly, Rajiv Gurung, alias Deepak Manange has been arrested on the charge of misbehaving Milan Gurung, Chairman of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), Kaski Chapter. The police arrested Gurung today from..

Technology

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Facebook again refuses to ban political ads, even false ones

By BARBARA ORTUTAY and MAE ANDERSON, SAN FRANCISCO (AP): Despite escalating pressure ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Facebook reaffirmed its freewheeling policy on political ads Thursday, saying it won’t ban them, won’t fact-check them..

Health

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Nepal confirms case of Corona Virus Infection

KATHMANDU: An infection of corona-virus has also been detected in Nepal. The infection of the virus was confirmed in a Chinese national who was in Nepal some two weeks ago. At a press meet on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Population..

Religion

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Maghe Sankranti, Maghi being observed today

KATHMANDU: The Maghe or Makar Sankranti is being observed throughout the country today by taking holy dips in rivers and ponds, worshiping at various temples and savouring various delicacies like ghee, yam, khichadi and sweets like Chaku and sweets..

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Miscellany

BHAKTAPUR: Princess Astrid of Belgium has visited cultural and historical places in the district on Tuesday. She was welcomed by the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai and Bhaktapur municipality mayor Sunil Prajapati at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Minister Bhattarai briefed her about the cultural and archeological sites in the district. Princes visited Taleju Temple, Pachpannajyale Durbar (royal palace with 55 windows), Siddhilaxmi Temple, Batsala Temple,......