Litterateur Jhamak to receive honorary PhD

Published On: June 8, 2016 03:15 PM NPT By: Nagendra Upadhyaya

SURKHET, June 8: Mid-Western University has decided to award an honorary doctorate to litterateur Jhamak Kumari Ghimire. The university announced the decision on Tuesday at its fifth senate meeting presided over by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who is also the chancellor of the university. "Mid-Western University's Senate meeting has decided to present an honorary doctorate to Ghimire," Vice-Chancellor Prof Upendra Kumar Koirala said. "The honorary PhD will be awarded to her at the university's first convocation to be held soon."

Lady Gaga finds fame ‘isolating’

Published On: June 5, 2016 02:15 PM NPT By: PTI

LOS ANGELES, Jun 5: Singer Lady Gaga says she may be leading a glamorous life but being famous is “isolating.” The 30-year-old “Poker Face” hitmaker said she would have been doing creative work even if she was not famous, reported ET online.

Kate Upton announces engagement to Justin Verlander

Published On: May 4, 2016 11:26 AM NPT By: Republica

NEW YORK, May 3: Kate Upton has announced her engagement to baseball star Justin Verlander. She tells E! News that the 33-year-old Detroit Tigers pitcher asked her just before the baseball season started and she's "excited to finally be able to share it with the world."

Youth Speak Forum to focus on SDGs

Published On: May 4, 2016 11:24 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 3: World leaders, at the United Nations Sustainable Summit held in September 2015, adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

Why youths scramble for jobs in South Korea

Published On: May 4, 2016 11:21 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 4: Ever since the South Korean government introduced the Employment Permit System (EPS) for Nepali workers in 2008, thousands of Nepali youth have tried their luck. More than 33,000 Nepalis have worked or are working in South Korea so far, and thousands more have tried and failed.

Mum forced to dump 14.8 litres of breast milk at Heathrow

Published On: April 25, 2016 12:00 AM NPT By: Republica

LONDON, April 25: A US mother-of-two, who was forced to dump 14.8 litres of breast milk at security at London’s Heathrow Airport, has spoken about her humiliation and the “incredibly unfair” security rules.