May 27, 2022 18:29 pm
Five Nepalis have been included in the list of “Forbes’ Under 30 from Asia” category by Forbes. Forbes, a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle selected this list on the basis of innovative ways followed by the entrepreneurs to redefine the future of business and society in Asia with their forward-thinking vision.
April 1, 2022 13:27 pm
KATHMANDU, April 1: The Center for Public Health and Environment Development (CEPHED) has called for an Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)-free Nepal. Stating that basic stationery items imported from outside the country were found to be highly contaminated, CEPHED has stressed the need for strongly regulating the import of children's stationery items like erasers and to enact standards of Phthalates and BPA in daily products used by children and effectively implement it.
March 30, 2022 12:48 pm
March 30: Coronavirus infections in Asia passed 100 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the region records a resurgence in cases, dominated by the BA.2 Omicron sub-variant.
November 14, 2021 11:34 am
HONG KONG, Nov 14: South Korea move into the second half of Asia's preliminaries for next year's World Cup on Tuesday with captain Son Heung-min looking to shake off his side's scoring struggles when they take on Iraq in Doha.
September 17, 2021 20:00 pm
Chinese vaccines were the first batches of vaccines available to many neighboring countries. In early spring, when neighboring countries were hit hard by the pandemic, the timely supply of Chinese vaccines provided hope and power to the fight against the pandemic.
July 10, 2021 12:37 pm
Overall, Indonesia, the world’s fourth-most populous country, has reported more than 2.4 million infections and 64,631 fatalities from COVID-19. Those figures are widely believed to be a vast undercount due to low testing and poor tracing measures. Indonesia reported the highest toll of 1,040 deaths on Wednesday and nearly 39,000 confirmed cases on Thursday and Friday.
July 3, 2021 06:56 am
SEOUL/SYDNEY, July 3: The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is surging through Asia this week, with record numbers of infections in Australia and South Korea, prompting some countries to tighten curbs and others to hasten vaccination.
April 27, 2021 14:33 pm
NEW DELHI, April 27: India recorded more than 320,000 new cases of coronavirus infection Tuesday as a grim surge of illness and death weighed on the country and its sinking health system started getting much-needed support from foreign nations.
April 8, 2021 17:53 pm
SINGAPORE, April 8: India, South Korea and Thailand faced mounting coronavirus infections on Thursday, undermining cautious hopes that Asia might be emerging from the worst of the pandemic as worries about safety threatened to delay vaccination drives.
March 13, 2021 06:54 am
NEW DELHI, Mar 13: Leaders of the United States, India, Australia and Japan agreed to pool financing, manufacturing and distribution capacity to send 1 billion coronavirus vaccines across Asia by the end of 2022, India’s foreign secretary said on Friday.
February 7, 2021 09:00 am
The US cannot decouple its economy completely from China without enormous costs.
January 18, 2021 07:15 am
Here is a species of endangered wild dogs whose population has diminished to a level that it could get extinct anytime soon. But you may be reading about it for the first time.
January 1, 2021 07:30 am
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.
October 24, 2020 18:30 pm
INDIA, Oct 24: Asia surpassed 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, the second-heaviest regional toll in the world, according to a Reuters tally, as cases continue to mount in India despite a slowdown and sharp declines elsewhere.
October 20, 2020 09:52 am
GENEVA, Oct 20: Europe and North America should follow the example of Asian states by persevering with anti-COVID measures and quarantining anyone who comes into contact with infected people, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Monday.
October 12, 2020 18:30 pm
GENEVA, Oct 12: There has been a dramatic increase in extreme weather events in the past 20 years, which are taking a heavy human and economic toll worldwide and are on track to expand further, and Asia has been hardest-hit, the United Nations said on Monday.
July 14, 2020 14:30 pm
SYDNEY/TOKYO, July 14: Australian states tightened borders and restricted pub visits on Tuesday, while Disney prepared to close its Hong Kong theme park and Japan stepped up tracing as a jump in novel coronavirus cases across Asia fanned fears of a second wave of infections.
March 27, 2020 17:31 pm
PHUKET, Thailand, March 27: From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel flights and countries close their borders in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
February 19, 2020 09:42 am
Let yours truly take you guys back to the 13th century on merchant ships infested with flea-plagued rodents, before bringing you back to the troubling times of today.
November 20, 2019 09:23 am
The moot question is whether China and Nepal can provide a conduit for linking pipeline from Central Asia to South Asia. It needs trilateral dialogue among China, Nepal and India
September 23, 2019 19:31 pm
The Bhaktapur-based school, Rajarshi Gurukul bagged ‘The Best International School in Nepal 2019’ in Asian Education Leadership Awards 2019, held in Kolkata, India on September 15.
July 22, 2019 00:30 am
NEW YORK – History at any moment can be understood as a snapshot, telling us where we are, or as a moving picture, telling us not just where we are but where we have been and where we may be headed. It is a distinction with an enormous difference.
May 31, 2019 11:30 am
ASIR GUDANG/JOKHABAD, May 31: When local investigators scoured a riverbed in southern Malaysia for clues in a chemical dumping case that hospitalized over one thousand people earlier this year, they found a cocktail of toxins, including a colorless liquid commonly secreted when tires are recycled.
May 1, 2019 16:00 pm
SEOUL, May 1: Thousands of trade union members and activists were marking May Day on Wednesday by marching through Asia’s capitals and demanding better working conditions and expanding labor rights.
April 16, 2019 01:25 am
The Trump administration in the US has come up with the Indo-Pacific doctrine which in many ways is a restatement of Barak Obama’s pivot to Asia, known as the rebalance doctrine. Both doctrines are of the same origin and carry a shadow of the famous Thucydides trap that was popularized by Harvard Professor Graham Allison in the 1990s.
April 6, 2019 18:00 pm
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April 6, 2019 15:00 pm
Asia's football chief and FIFA's second-in-command Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa received a fresh, four-year term on Saturday, triggering complaints from campaigners who said regional soccer was in "crisis" over human rights.
March 28, 2019 16:05 pm
SINGAPORE, March 28: Avoiding threats from climate change and pollution will require Asia’s booming cities to become much more efficient in their use of energy resources, delegates at a city development conference said on Thursday.
March 19, 2019 11:30 am
BENGALURU, March 19: Corporate spending in Asia is likely fall for the first time in three years, a Reuters analysis of Refinitiv data showed, as businesses conserve cash in the face of a stalling Chinese economy, an unresolved trade dispute and Brexit uncertainty.
March 3, 2019 02:00 am
Nepal should be cautious about possible fallout of Western strategy to counter China by using South Asia, including Nepal and India
February 28, 2019 12:14 pm
SINGAPORE, Feb 28 : Oil prices dipped on Thursday, dragged down by weakening factory output in China and Japan and record U.S. crude output, although markets remained relatively well supported by supply cuts led by producer club OPEC.
February 27, 2019 16:56 pm
LONDON, Feb 27 : European stock markets opened lower on Wednesday after fresh hostilities erupted between India and Pakistan, causing Asian assets to fall and pushing investors into safe havens such as the yen.
February 19, 2019 15:17 pm
KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Nepal beat Malaysia by 34 runs in the opening match of the ICC Women T20 World Cup Qualifier -Asia 2019 going on in Thailand.
January 31, 2019 15:30 pm
WASHINGTON, Jan 31: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he is sending a team “someplace in Asia” to set up a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by the end of February.
January 31, 2019 09:09 am
SINDHULI, Jan 31: With the increasing number of vehicles along this vital highway, various places along the Banepa-Bardibas section of BP Highway have developed numerous cracks and bumps, making travelling risky. The shoddy repair work carried out recently along various sections of the highway has made the road even more dangerous.
January 19, 2019 11:40 am
On a summer day in the mountains high above Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, the Tuyuksu glacier is melting like mad. Rivulets of water stream down the glacier's thin leading edge.
January 2, 2019 14:00 pm
HONG KONG, Jan 2: Factory activity weakened across Asia in December as the Sino-U.S. trade war and a slowdown in Chinese demand hit production in most economies, strengthening the case for a pause in interest rate hikes in the region in 2019.
December 29, 2018 13:29 pm
Even though China has remained favorite destination for investors for decades, India has pipped its neighbour in 2018 for the first time in the last 20 years in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI), changing the dynamics of attractive Asian market.
December 29, 2018 11:00 am
SEOUL, Dec 29: To judge by the stream of extraordinary images on the Korean Peninsula, you might think 2018 marked the beginning of an elusive peace in one of the world’s last vestiges of the Cold War.
December 9, 2018 09:16 am
European Investment Bank (EIB) is the public bank owned by 28 member countries of the European Union. The EIB supports investment in 160 countries worldwide. In Asia, it focuses on support for climate-related investment. Nearly 14 percent of its investment is outside the EU including Asia. The EIB has provided more than 190 million euro for energy investment across Nepal over the last five years.
November 29, 2018 17:16 pm
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: With the slogan “Addressing Critical Challenges of Our Time: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values” Nepal is hosting for the regional summit for Asia-Pacific nations, which is scheduled to be held on November 30 –December 2.
November 2, 2018 08:40 am
BANGKOK, Nov 2: Despite rapid economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region has nearly a half billion people who go hungry as progress stalls in improving food security and basic living conditions, a United Nations report said Friday.
August 6, 2018 01:00 am
With new and fresh leadership in South Asian countries, there are hopes that initiatives will be taken to revive SAARC and resolve regional issues
July 28, 2018 08:00 am
KATHMANDU, July 28: The qualifying event for Asia Cup 2018 has been shifted to Malaysia, where top six Asian associate nations will compete to earn a spot in the forthcoming marquee Asian cricket event in September. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) revealed the change in venue, from India to Malaysia, through their official twitter handle and website on Friday.
July 25, 2018 07:12 am
KATHMANDU, July 25: The schedule for the Asia Cup 2018 has been confirmed to run from 15 to 25 September at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Test nations Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will take on each other to inaugurate the marquee Asian cricket championship at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
July 11, 2018 08:46 am
KATHMANDU, July 11: NIC Asia Bank Limited opened new branch offices at Amargadhi of Dadheldhura and Dipayal Silgadhi of Doti.
July 3, 2018 17:52 pm
KAZAN, July 3: South Korea hammered the Germans, and Japan very nearly did the same to Belgium, but Asia’s representatives are once again heading home before the business end of the World Cup gets going.
June 19, 2018 19:43 pm
SARANSK, June 19: Japan beat 10-man Colombia 2-1 in their opening Group H match on Tuesday, the first time an Asian team has overcome a South American one at the World Cup.
June 13, 2018 02:30 am
KATHMANDU, June 13: The 7th NIC Asia Property Expo 2018 Nepal being organized in Kathmandu from June 15 to 19. The event will be held at Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Center.
May 24, 2018 09:52 am
SHANGHAI, May 24: Asian shares moved lower on Thursday as investors fretted about new setbacks in U.S.-China trade talks, but negative sentiment was tempered by U.S. Federal Reserve meeting minutes suggesting it would not raise the tempo at which it increases interest rates.