This month marks the tenth full year of the US economic recovery that began in June 2009. Back then, a “trough” in business activity signified the end of the Great Recession that followed the 2007-08 global financial crisis. The current expansion has continued, uninterrupted, ever since. The best explanation for the length of this recovery is..
For those of us who were blessed – some might say cursed – to have spent important parts of our careers with Richard Holbrooke, the journalist George Packer’s masterful biography of the American diplomat had to clear a high bar. I, for one, opened Our Man with a sense of dread as to what Packer would choose to say about such a complex..
(People.com): Taylor Swift honored Pride month with a special performance. Swift, 29, made a surprise appearance on Friday night..
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN and ELAINE KURTENBACH, HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong residents were gathering Sunday for another massive protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the..
GENEVA, (AFP): Purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of Swiss towns and cities Friday, as women across the country went on..
HONG KONG, (AFP): Hong Kong's embattled leader on Saturday suspended a hugely divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China, in a major climbdown following..
Authorities in western China’s Sichuan province have recently forced nearly 3,500 monks and nuns from the Yachen Gar Tibetan Buddhist Center located in Kardze..
NEW DELHI, (PTI): Patients in the national capital faced hardships for the second consecutive day as protest by doctors, in solidarity with their striking colleagues in Kolkata, spread to several..
KATHMANDU: Phoenix Capital Pvt. Ltd. on Friday launched digital marketplace for personal loans in Nepal– karjabazar.com. Karjabazaar is a digital platform where the users can view different retail..
KATHMANDU: The benchmark capital market index, NEPSE, has continued to decline for the second consecutive week after the introduction of the coming fiscal year’s federal budget. This week, the NEPSE index declined by 14.96 points (1.16 per cent) to close at 1269.63 points on Thursday, the last day of transaction of the week. The index had..
KATHMANDU: Nepal has moved four positions down the FIFA rankings. The new ranking chart unveiled by FIFA, the world football governing body today, Nepal descended to 165th position from the 161st position. However, it is in the third position in the South Asia. India is in the 101st place of FIFA ranking followed by Maldives at 151st position,..
LONDON: Nepal and the United Kingdom have agreed to continue discussion on Gurkha matters, while recognizing Gurkhas as a vital link in strengthening the bilateral relationship. In a joint communiqué issued on the occasion of the June 10-12 visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to the UK, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) of the UK and..
WASHINGTON, (AFP): Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more..
Ajita Rijal, KATHMANDU: Bonita Sharma, winner of Lead 2030 Challenge, has been the latest inspiration to all youth of Nepal. Last week, 24-year-old Sharma, co-founder and CEO of Social Changemakers and Innovators (SOCHAI),was announced the winner of the Lead 2030 Challenge for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) # 2 ‘Zero Hunger’ category..
MAHOTTARI: Rising temperature has forced the local administration to shut down schools in Mahottari. The number of schools closing down is increasing along with the rise in the mercury since first week of June. The Sonam rural municipality has issued a notice, closing down schools until June 21. "The intense heat made life difficult of students..
KATHMANDU: “Water is our life, water is our civilisation, water is our rights.” Hundreds of people frustrated by shortage of drinking water in the Kathmandu Valley, took to the street and chanted..
KATHMANDU: A total of 659 people including Sherpa guides successfully climbed Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 2019's spring. According to the data given by the Department of Tourism..
The constitutional ban on receiving gifts or benefits while in office from the U.S. government or state governments (domestic “emoluments” – Article II, Section 1)..