BHAKTAPUR, Aug 5: Heavy rainfall occurred throughout last night has inundated the settlements of Radhe Radhe and Sallaghari area of Bhaktapur today too. The rains triggered flood in the local Hanumante River, which wreaked havoc in the settlements.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Dolindra Prasad Sharma, general manager and erstwhile chairman of Sajha Prakashan, is reported to be frequenting the centers of power to be appointed to the post of chairman of the 105-year-old publishing house.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: A week after concluding hearings for chief justice nominee Deepak Raj Joshee, the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) remains undecided as the ruling and opposition parties are divided whether to endorse or reject the nomination.

On Sunday’s Total Bellas season finale, WWE star Nikki Bella breaks off her engagement to John Cena for the second time — about a month before their wedding date.

BIRGUNJ, July 27: Ekdarwa village of Sakhuwa Prasouni Rural Municipality in Parsa district is yet again being terrorized by tigers entering the settlement from the Parsa National Park.

ITAHARI, July 26: With the arrival of monsoon, Manju Magarati of Itahari ward-4, Gairigaun has started staying awake during the night. As the rain can trigger ravaging floods anytime, all she is trying to do is to ensure that none of her family members get killed during sleep.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The talks held between the representatives of Dr Govinda KC and the government team could not strike a deal after both the sides did not budge from their stances.

NEPALGUNJ, July 25: The main canal of the multi-billion rupees Sikta Irrigation Project has broken down again on Monday night. The project, which is one of the high priority projects of the government, broke down while undergoing quality check.

WhatsApp is restricting the ability of users worldwide to forward messages as viral hoaxes on its platform continue to be blamed for a spate of mob violence in India.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The date for opening financial proposal of five firms to award the task of rebuilding Dharahara, which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, has been postponed again.

NEPSE again on bearish run

July 17, 2018 17:26 pm

KATHMANDU, July 17: The domestic share market which had been on the bullish run for the past two days, slid 8.05 points today compared to the previous day, thus closing at 1,204 points.

DHADING, June 30: “Help, help …. I want to live; I don’t want to die, save me.” Just when he had fallen asleep, Dil Bahadur Gurung awoke to these words. Rain was still falling heavily and the words were not very audible. Rain had started falling in the village since early evening and kept falling insistently when Gurung went to bed around 10 pm.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Civil Campaigner orthopedic surgeon Dr Govenda KC and his supporters staged demonstrations at Maitighar Mandala on Saturday, protesting against the government’s recent moves that are allegedly aimed at curtailing the civil rights.

KATHMANDU, June 23: While civil campaigner Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine, stages protests or raises his voice with ample publicity, Ganga Maya Adhikari of Gorkha, who has been fighting for justice for years now, has been neglected even by civil society.

KATHMANDU, June 22: With tacit support from the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the Nepal Bankers’ Association (NBA) has once again decided to cap interest rates on deposits.

BUTWAL, June 8: The Butwal-Palpa section of the Siddhartha highway has become obstructed this morning.

First phase of blacktopping completed

KATHMANDU, June 6: The government launched a massive drive on April 14, 2017 to make Kathmandu Valley less noisy, clamping a blanket ban on vehicle honking. Traffic police were given the powers to fine offenders up to Rs 500 if found blowing their horn without reason.

SINDHUPALCHOK, June 2: Bungee Jump in Bhotekoshi river is back on track with the same speed like before.

Nepse slips into red again

May 30, 2018 04:30 am

KATHMANDU, May 30: After coming under pressure early on Tuesday's trading session, the stock market fluctuated throughout the day. Eventually, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index closed 9.18 points lower at 1,327.21 points.

AUSTRALIA, May 29: The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed the hunt failed to find wreckage and hoped to take part in some future search.

MUMBAI, May 27: On Chennai Super Kings’ return to the IPL after a Supreme Court-imposed two-year ban, an emotional MS Dhoni had broken down while talking about what the franchise meant to him. One wouldn’t be surprised if he sheds a tear or two of joy if the ‘yellow brigade’ produce a champion show in the title clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad tonight.

HAWAII, May 18: Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano spewed ash nearly six miles (9 km) into the sky on Thursday and scientists warned this could be the first in a string of more violent explosive eruptions with the next possibly occurring within hours.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has increased the prices of petroleum products on Wednesday again 13 days. Before this NOC increased fuel prices on 3rd May, April 16, February 19, February 2.

THADI, May 6:After a respite of a week, smuggling of Chinese apples has started again in Siraha, by changing routes and vehicles. Following the publication of a news story about the smuggling of apples a week ago, the smugglers have found new routes starting from the town of Lahan.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Pratik, an English magazine of contemporary writing, has been republished after more than a decade.

MADRID, May 4: Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa haunted Arsenal again by firing his side to a 1-0 win in Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg to send the Spaniards into the final and deny Arsene Wenger a dream end to his long reign as Arsenal coach.

KATHMANDU, April 29: At least 3,000 returnee migrants from South Korea are likely to go again to South Korea for jobs.

LIVERPOOL,April 25: Liverpool, inspired by two-goal Egyptian Mohamed Salah, took a big step towards the Champions League final with a 5-2 win over AS Roma in their semi-final, first leg at Anfield on Tuesday.

Make Nepal Green Again

April 23, 2018 08:52 am

“Hashish and Marijuana sold here - 1st floor,” read the signboard on one of the houses back in 1969 on the Old Freak Street, Kathmandu Durbar Square. Out of many, this signboard tells us a lot about how Nepal was one of the countries where Marijuana was legal when it was illegal in the western countries.

April 22: A seven-year-old girl who lost part of her leg to bone cancer has had it reattached backwards so she can dance again.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Local units and provinces may not get the matching and special grants from the federal government for the next fiscal year, too, government officials say. The provinces and local units are required to table a detailed study of any project they want to implement, justifying that they have no resources to implement the project alone. Only then can they seek matching grants from the federal government.

WASHINGTON, April 9: Trump answered questions about Daniels for the first time last week, saying he had no knowledge of the payment made by Cohen and adding that he didn't know where Cohen had gotten the money.

DHANGADHI, April 4: Team Chauraha Dhangadhi has registered its second win in the ongoing second Dhangadhi Premier League as it beat Mahendranagar United by eight wickets on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 3: The 55th audit report of all public offices scheduled to be published next week will have major changes compared to the 54th report of last year. However, what will be lacking will be issue-based reporting.

ITAHARI, March 30: Yet another child has become victim of gang rape. In the latest incident, a group of three men allegedly raped 12-year-old mentallly-retarded girl, a local of Itahari-13.

KATHMANDU, March 27: A single bench of Justice ordered to register the case filed at the Supreme Court (SC) against the oath taking administered by former Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, arguing that it was unlawful.

Pun to be fielded again for VP

March 16, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, March 16: CPN (Maoist Center) has decided to field incumbent Nanda Bahadur Pun as a candidate for a second term as vice president.

KATHMANDU, March 8: After pushing through the chief ministers and speakers of his choice in the provincial governments, Prime Minister and UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has succeeded in endorsing  Bidya Devi Bhandari for a second term as president.

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KATHMANDU, Mar 5: Mayor of Chautara Sangachowk Gadhi Municipality, Amansing Tamang, has now realized that budget of Rs 650 million allocated for FY 2017/18 will not bring anticipated outcomes.

MILAN, Feb 27: Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is prepared to go back on his decision to retire from international football if he is picked for the friendlies against England and Argentina next month.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Locals are not assured that the Fruits and Flower Mega Market at Chovar will be completed even in the new deadline.The deadline for construction work of the mega wholesale market of fruits and flowers is end of May, which is only 14 weeks away.

Oli becomes prime minister again

February 16, 2018 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: UML Chairman Khadga Prasad (KP) Sharma Oli who guided the UML-led left alliance to a historic win in the parliamentary and provincial polls was sworn in as Nepal's new prime minister at Office of President on Thursday.

LONDON, Jan 28: Wigan Athletic pulled off the big shock of the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday as the team from the third-tier of English football knocked out Premier League West Ham United 2-0 with a famous double from their cult hero Will Grigg.

TOPS wins again

January 23, 2018 08:53 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: TOPS Higher Secondary School has continued its winning streak in the ongoing 13th Red Bull Dhorpatan UM Women’s Double League Volleyball tournament defeating Shree Gaun Sports Club (SGSC), in Dang on Monday.

SINDHULI, Jan 22: The long-delayed reconstruction process which had finally picked up pace has again been halted with the sudden hike in the prices of construction materials.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index plunged 24.58 points to close at 1,406.52 points on Wednesday, the last trading day of the week.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 15: Country's foreign trade through the Eastern Development Region faltered in Fiscal Year 2016/17.

Not again

January 14, 2018 00:52 am

Kathmandu’s mayoral and parliamentary candidates promised to flood Kathmandu with water from Melamchi during election campaigns two decades ago. Since then, completing the Melamchi Water Supply Project, which is expected to pump 170 million liters of water a day (MLD) to Kathmandu, has become a major development agenda for each successive government. Melamchi—one of the National Pride Projects—has become a synonym for corruption, bureaucratic logjams and sheer incompetence of those running the show in Singha Durbar.