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Protests after seven-year-old raped in Delhi Friday, August 10th, 2018

NEW DELHI, (AFP) - Scores of angry parents protested outside a government-run school in New Delhi on Friday after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped by an electrician on its premises, police said. The incident comes on the heels of sex-abuse scandals at two children's homes that have..

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Janakpur-Jayanagar rail service undergoes test operation Thursday, August 9th, 2018

DHANUSHA: In an optimism of resuming the operation of Nepal's only rail service (Janakpur-Jaipur), the test operation was complete on Wednesday. The Indian side undertook the test to resume the operation of the train service, which has remained completely standstill for the last four years. In..

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Noted artist Mishra passes away Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Noted artist and literary figure Manuj Babu Mishra passed away due to cardiac arrest this morning. He was 83. Mishra breathed his last at 2.00 am while he was asleep at his residence, said the family sources. Suffering from high blood pressure, Mishra has not come outside his residence..

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Interim order to stop cruel transportation of animals Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Supreme Court today has issued an interim order in the name of the government, asking it to stop transportation of animals in a cruel and inhumane manner. The order was issued by the single bench of Justice Iswar Prasad Khatiwada in response to a writ filed by advocates Padam..

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Domestic violence, changing lifestyle fuel divorce in Rolpa Sunday, August 5th, 2018

ROLPA: At a time when the domestic violence and changing lifestyle have been taken as the major reasons behind growing cases of divorce, the growing public awareness about domestic violence have encouraged women to register for divorce in Rolpa. Divorce cases have increased in the district,..

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Tiger conservation getting tougher Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Narayan Adhikari, CHITWAN: The conservation of 'Pate Bagh' (Royal Bengal Tiger) has become more challenging in the Chitwan National Park (CNP), a habitat to 140 of the engendered wild cats. The Royal Bengal Tiger is listed in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). The..

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Friday night sky offering century’s longest lunar eclipse Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Purna Prasad Mishra, KATHMANDU: The total lunar eclipse, the longest of the century with the duration of one hour 43 minutes and 35 seconds, will be seen on Friday night, according to Nepal Calendar Fixation Committee. As stated by committee member-secretary Surya Prasad Dhungel, the moon passing..

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Dozens injured in police clashes at Nepal healthcare protest Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Dozens of protesters in Nepal have been injured in clashes with police at a demonstration in support of a hunger-striking doctor seeking better healthcare in the impoverished Himalayan country. Thousands took to the streets on Saturday (Jul 21) in solidarity with Dr Govinda KC,..

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Govt introduces box office system in film sector Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The government has introduced box office system from today. During a programme organized at Film Development Board here Tuesday, Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Baskota, launched the system much sought in the film sector in Nepal. On the occasion,..

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Climate change changes tea taste

Bishnu Nepal, KATHMANDU: Nepal is prone to high risk of climate change effects. At a time when its geographical and ecological diversity is much celebrated asset, the effects of climate change has inflicted its specificities. With various sectors witnessing the effects, the tea farmers and..

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Big day for new citizens, big day for America Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

By Manoj Rijal, NEW YORK: It was a big day for Karina Borbon - the end of an impatient as well as a passionate wait of 10 years to be an American citizen. Borbon, who was born in Dominican Republic, was going to be an American citizen after 10 years of her living in the United States and proving..

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‘Dr Dilli Raman Regmi Peace Prize’ to Joshi and UNESCO Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Dr Dilli Raman Regmi Foundation has honoured historian and culture expert Hare Ram Joshi with the "Dr Dilli Raman Regmi National Peace Award" while UNESCO has received the "Dr Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award-2074 BS". Both awards were conferred on the recipients amidst a..

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Medical Association agitated, demands justice to Dr KC

SURKHET: Nepal Medical Association has been agitated over government indifference to the deteriorating health condition of agitating senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC. The Association has accused the government of denying agitating Dr KC treatment despite fast deterioration of his health..

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Nepalgunj waterlogged due to poor drainage system Monday, July 2nd, 2018

BANKE: Nepalgunj and surrounding areas have become waterlogged due to the continuous rain since Sunday evening. Belaspur, Dhamboji, Setu BK Chowk, Gharbaritol, Phultekra, Bus Park, Bhrikuti Nagar and Banke Gaon among other areas in Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan City have become waterlogged, hampering..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..