KATHMANDU, July 26: China has continued to remain atop in clinching gold medals in the 32nd Summer Olympics underway in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan.

TOKYO, July 24: Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games.

BEIJING, Feb 19: China said for the first time on Friday four Chinese soldiers died during a bloody Himalayan border clash with Indian troops in June 2020, adding that the men were given posthumous awards.

In pop culture, 2020 has been understandably reviled as the “hell year.” It tormented us with a lethal pandemic spiraling out of control, thousands of shuttered businesses, violent protests over racial injustice, raging wildfires and political extremism and lies that underpinned January’s harrowing coup attempt at the U.S. Capitol.

NEW YORK, Jan 15: Earth’s rising fever hit or neared record hot temperature levels in 2020, global weather groups reported Thursday.

Five key lessons that 2020 taught us

January 7, 2021 08:01 am

We have managed to pass probably the most terrible year 2020 with several learnings and pragmatic strategies. All this will be very important for 2021.

The brutal governance lessons of 2020

January 3, 2021 08:00 am

The pandemic has revealed the urgent need to build connective tissue across governments and between national and sub-national institutions in the US and the UK.

WASHINGTON, Jan 2: The number of people killed in large commercial airplane crashes rose in 2020 to 299 worldwide, even as the number of crashes fell by more than 50%, a Dutch consulting firm said on Friday.

The Asian Development Bank projects that the coronavirus could push 160 million more into poverty across Asia. The region’s poverty rate will increase for the first time in 20 years, according to the World Bank.

Huawei ICT Awards 2020 concludes

December 27, 2020 17:19 pm

The grand finale of the fifth edition of the ICT Awards was held on Saturday at Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Soaltee Mode. The Huawei ICT Awards 2020, organized by Living with ICT, has been presented by the global ICT solution provider, Huawei.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Senior business journalist Balkrishna Gnawali bagged the SEJON Award of this year. Gyawali has been working as a chief correspondent in Nagarik Daily of Nepal Republic Media.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal’s Sapana Roka Magar has been named as one of the 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

DUBAI, Nov 11: Defending champions Mumbai Indians claimed their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title after romping to a five-wicket victory over Delhi Capitals in Tuesday’s final in Dubai.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: An epic clash is on the cards as the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) take on the first-time finalists Delhi Capitals (DC) in the final of the Dream11 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

KABUL, Oct 27: Nearly 6,000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first nine months of the year as heavy fighting between government forces and Taliban insurgents rages on despite efforts to find peace, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

STOCKHOLM, Oct 6: Britain’s Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel of Germany and U.S. scientist Andrea Ghez won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for their discoveries about one of the most exotic phenomena in the universe, the black hole, the award-giving body said on Tuesday.

Indian Premier League 2020 season

September 18, 2020 12:35 pm

DUBAI, Sept 18: Factbox on the 13th Indian Premier League, which will take place in the United Arab Emirates deu to the COVID-19 pandemic and runs from Sept. 19 to Nov. 10 (teams ranked in order of last year’s finish)

KATHMANDU, March 3: Kathmandu-based United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) is all set to organize a regional Seminar on “Gun Violence and Illicit Small-Arms Trafficking from a Gender Perspective” in Kathmandu, from March 4 to 6.

Buildcon International Exhibition is going to kick off on Friday at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu. This is the sixth edition of 'Nepal Buildcon International exhibition'. This year, Bahubali Cement is the title sponsor of the exhibition. Bahubali Cement is the product of Balaji Cement Industries.

Nepal-Korea contemporary art concludes

February 6, 2020 16:45 pm

In the eyes of a foreigner, Nepal seems to be the land of mystical art, religion and living culture. And the exhibition ‘Namaste Nepal Kathmandu Contemporary Art’, which is a group exhibition of 21 Korean and 14 Nepali artists, is a way of expressing gratitude and respect to each other through contemporary art.

Most-followed celebrities on Instagram in 2020

American actor Eddie Murphy who was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night (local time) recalled his nearly 40 years of being an actor while accepting the coveted trophy.

Vision for 2020 and beyond

January 14, 2020 08:26 am

The last decade(s) was a decade of great disillusionment for Nepal. Petty politics reigned supreme and issues of development took a backseat. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that all the social progresses Nepal has made thus far—decreased infant mortality rate and progress on education, maternal health etc—have been despite the government, not because of it. But the 2020s presents an opportunity for Nepal to right its wrongs and chart a new way forward to ensure economic prosperity for all.

2020 fashion trends

January 2, 2020 14:01 pm

Fashion trends come and go. As 2019 comes to an end, new designs are on the rise and some older styles are coming back.

20 books to read in 2020

January 1, 2020 16:00 pm

2020 is here, and you might already have worked a list of resolutions for this year. We would like to supplement that list with our recommendations for reading this year. Here is a list of 20 books that should be on your reading list this year.

With 2020 already here, Bollywood celebrities took to twitter to extend their heartfelt greetings to millions of fans and followers through social media.

20 must-visit restaurants in 2020

January 1, 2020 14:59 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: May it be to grab a quick bite, or spend a lazy afternoon or to have a chill weekend with your loved ones  here are 20 restaurants that we think you should visit in 2020.

LONDON, Dec 31: Britain’s national minimum wage will rise by more than 6% next year, taking it to 8.74 pounds ($11.49) an hour, the government announced on Tuesday.

POKHARA, Dec 30: The entire Gandaki province is a region famous for some of the world's best trekking routes. It boasts of the Round-Annapurna Trekking Route, one of the best 10 trekking routes in the world, the Dhawalagiri Trekking Route, the Mardi Trekking route and the Millennium Trekking Route. These are some of the famous trekking routes apart from several lesser known ones in Gandaki province.

SYDNEY, DeC 30: Preparations are afoot to inaugurate the Visit Nepal 2020 in Australia in a grand manner to attract as many as Australians to visit Nepal in 2020.

PASADENA, Calif, Dec 28:  A NASA robotic rover is nearing completion ahead of a journey next year to search for evidence of past life on Mars and lay the groundwork for the space agency’s mission to send humans into deep space.

Kathmandu, Dec 8 :  Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has planned to conduct tourism training targeting 5,000 people in view of the Nepal Visit Year (2020).

Everything is back in order for Suicide Silence. After recently revealing that guitarist Mark Heylmun was back in the band and that new music would be coming soon, the group has confirmed they have completed their next studio album.

Toronto-based Nepali singer, Astha Tamang-Maskey released the title track of her upcoming album, ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ from her official YouTube channel on Saturday.

American sitcom 'The Ranch,' starring Ashton Kutcher which airs on Netflix, is coming to an end.

WASHINGTON, March 28: Buoyed by word that the special counsel didn’t find collusion with Russia, President Donald Trump is voicing new interest in policymaking, including a fresh effort to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” But Trump has few detailed policy proposals to back up his words, suggesting he’s as focused on highlighting issues that appeal to his political base as actually enacting legislation.