BUTWAL, April 12: Newly-appointed chief minister (CM) of Lumbini Province, Jokh Bahadur Mahara, is scheduled to seek a vote of confidence on Friday. The Secretary of the Provincial Assembly, Durlabh Kumar Pun, confirmed that a session of the Lumbini Provincial Assembly has been called for 1 PM today for the CM to seek a vote of confidence.

KATHMANDU, August 19:  The main opposition party, CPN-UML, has exerted pressure on Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR), Agni Prasad Sapkota to immediately sack 14 of its lawmakers including Madhav Kumar Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 8: As  the nationwide lockdown enters the seventh week, preventative measures to contain the coronavirus are having a slow but steady impact on mental health.  People are restless, sad,  fearful,  anxious, and worried for themselves and their families, a study has shown. The study, conducted from April 23 to May 03 has a sample size of 2,082, from across Nepal.

So much of pressure to handle

January 2, 2020 09:34 am

There's so much of chaos going on in mind What to do and what not to do makes us grind It takes so much of energy and we don't even know it  We are left paralyzed but no one notices it.

HONG KONG, Dec 1 :  A huge crowd took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday, some driven back by tear gas, to demand more democracy and an investigation into the use of force to crack down on the six-month-long anti-government demonstrations.

They’ve become a global sensation — “paint and sip” studios where adults can spend evenings out learning to make art in a relaxed, BYOB setting. Thousands of franchises now exist to help us all unleash our inner creative.

TEHRAN, July 8:  Iran increased its uranium enrichment Sunday beyond the limit allowed by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, inching its program closer toward weapons-grade levels while calling for a diplomatic solution to a crisis heightening tensions with the U.S.

BUTWAL, June 27: Rupandehi Police has successfully rescued a child abducted on Monday evening from a hotel on Wednesday morning.

HONG KONG, June 16: Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly clad in black, jammed the city’s streets Sunday in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, Aug 2: U.S. President Donald Trump sought to ratchet up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25 percent tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, his administration said on Wednesday.

DUBAI, July 3: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said regional oil exports may be threatened if the United States tries to pressure its allies to stop buying Iranian crude oil, the official presidential website reported on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The central bank is under immense pressure to tame the sky-rocketing interest rates at the ‘desired level’ amid shortage of lendable fund in the banking industry as it prepares to unveil monetary policy for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018/19.

RAMPUR, June 11: Just like in other local units, four bureaucrats were transferred to Rampur Municipality of Palpa as executive officers after the local elections a year ago.

Bankers say the NBA decided to allow the member banks to fix their interest rates by removing the cap as many banks were already violating the cap by secretly offering higher rates.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Despite the high risk of road accidents along the BP Highway, the Department of Transportation Management has decided to allow vehicles of up to 32-seats and cargo trucks weighing up to 16 tons to use the highway.

Resisting peer pressure

May 26, 2018 00:07 am

Parents need to teach their teens that if someone pressures them to do things they don’t want they should say ‘No.’

Unborn babies exposed to high levels of harmful air pollution in the womb are nearly two thirds more likely to suffer higher blood pressure in childhood, a study warned.

RASUWA, May 13: An improvised explosive device (IED) was found at Zerokilo, Uttargaya rural municipality. The pressure cooker bomb wrapped with tape was found at around 11 AM according to Nepal Police.

KATHMANDU, April 10 : After Prime Minister KP Oli expressed utter dissatisfaction over the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA)'s indecision about the fate of Singha Durbar, which houses the central secretariat of the government, Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority Yubaraj Bhusal is under pressure to decide whether to retrofit the structure or demolish the damaged portions and rebuild anew.

NIC Asia Bank bows to NBA pressure

March 14, 2018 06:38 am

KATHMANDU, March 14: Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) and NIC Asia Bank Ltd have agreed to mend fences after the commercial bank decided to roll back its decision to offer deposit rates higher than the rates capped by the association through an 'informal understanding'.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Eight justices of the Supreme Court boycotted case hearings on Tuesday with a view to pressure Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli to go on leave.

DARCHULA, March 2: A local of Shailyashikhar municipality-1, Baril began fast-unto-death nearby power house of Chameliya Hydropower Project since Thursday citing the project has not so far addressed their demands.

Keeping your blood pressure in check

February 23, 2018 09:56 am

While all of us know what blood pressure means, not many of us have it monitored on a regular basis or go for annual checkups either, which might mean that even if we suffer from or have the tendency to suffer from blood pressure problems, it is largely going unchecked.

BERUIT, Feb 22: International pressure mounted Thursday to end civilian suffering in a rebel-held enclave near Damascus where Syrian jets have been raining bombs in a blitz that has killed more than 300.

CHILE, Jan 16: Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront a priest sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, an Andean nation where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasingly present.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: KP Sharma Oli, chairperson of CPN-UML has accused Nepali Congress of unnecessarily piling pressure on the President to authenticate the National Assembly Election Ordinance. However, since the Ordinance was a constitutional work, the party had remained silent, Oli said.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Nepal Students Union organized a march, demanding that President Bidya Devi Bhandari certify the National Assembly ordinance soon.

UDAYAPUR, Nov 30: Nepali Congress (NC) parliamentary election candidate from Udayapur constituency-2 Narayan Karki has been critically injured after the vehicle he was traveling in was hit by a 'pressure cooker bomb' during his election campaign in the district on Wednesday morning.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Remittance growth is on a decline for the past few months, raising concerns that slow growth of money sent by migrant workers abroad could build pressure on the country's external sector stability.

World carbon emissions in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached. The main cause for the rise has been greater use of coal in China.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Nepal's national cricket team is traveling to Hong Kong aiming for victories over the home team to keep its slim hope of finishing in top four in the ICC World Cricket League Championship alive.

Low pressure area affecting weather

August 29, 2017 07:37 am

KATHMANDU, August 29: The impact of low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal and Orissa state of India has led to a change in the weather as well as rain in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, August 18: Nepal’s U-16 football team coach Sunil Shrestha has said that his team is under pressure to win the SAFF U-15 Championship which begins at ANFA Complex, Satdobato, on Friday.

KATHMANDU, August 18: Nepal's U-16 football team coach Sunil Shrestha has said that his team is under pressure to win the SAFF U-15 Championship which begins at ANFA Complex, Satdobato, on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Pressure continues to pile up on the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) leadership to participate in the third phase of local elections even as the party wrapped up a crucial meeting on Tuesday without changing its official stance on poll participation.

MANILA, August 6:  A global pressure campaign on North Korea propelled by sharp new U.N. sanctions received a welcome boost Sunday from China, the North’s economic lifeline, as Beijing called on the pariah nation to halt its missile and nuclear tests.

KATHMANDU, JULY 25: The party should stay prepared for the third phase of local elections, second rung leaders of Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have said as they warned top leaders against repeating the mistakes the party made during the first two phases of the local polls.

DHANGADHI, May 13: Nepal Army's bomb disposal squad today defused two bombs planted at two separate locations in Dhangadi Sub Metropolitan City.

LAHAN (Siraha), May 11: A pressure cooker bomb was set off at the Sagarmatha Zonal Transport Management office in Lahan in Siraha today noon. No casualties were reported, however. Walls of a toilet of the office had cracks and windowpanes shattered in the explosion.

KATHMANDU, MAY 9: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Monday threatened to resume protests if the government failed to endorse the constitution amendment bill before the second phase of the local elections. Four provinces including Province 2, the base of the agitating Madhesi parties, are slated to go to local polls on June 14, exactly a month after the first phase of the local polls.

North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, the South Korean and U.S. militaries said, defying warnings from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China, which have tried for years to rein in its arms programs.

KATHMANDU, April 27: As the Election Commission (EC) abides by every order given by the ruling parties and the government, one finds a reason to call into question its efficacy.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Bowing to pressure from the opposition alliance, the government has withdrawn its controversial amendment proposal that would increase the number of local units in 11 select districts in the Tarai-Madhes.

CARACAS, April 20: Venezuela's opposition is looking to keep up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro by taking to the streets again Thursday hours after at least two people were killed and hundreds arrested in the biggest anti-government demonstrations in years.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has disclosed that he is under intense pressure to defer the local-level elections scheduled for May 14.

Seeking to calm employees rattled by reports of a cash crunch, the founders of Indian online retailer Snapdeal have gone directly to them with a string of town hall meetings in past weeks, according to sources, promising profit and brushing off takeover talk.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is reportedly creating pressure on Kathmandu University (KU) authorities to issue affiliation to Jhapa-based B&C Medical College, which is owned by a Maoist leader.

Low pressure area causes rainfall

April 1, 2017 16:30 pm

KATHMANDU, April 1: The moisture wind from the Bay of Bengal has caused rainfall in the country and is forecasted to continue for some more days, the meteorologists said.

Tottenham Hotspur kept Chelsea just about within their sights at the top of the Premier League on Sunday by beating Southampton 2-1 and Manchester United improved their prospects by moving into fifth place with a 3-1 victory at Middlesbrough.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday stood by President Donald Trump's unproven accusations that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper, despite growing bipartisan agreement that there's no evidence to back up the claim and mounting pressure to retract the statement.