Nepal will play their first-ever One-Day International game against the Netherlands on Wednesday (August 1) but Paras Khadka, their captain, believes this is just the beginning for his side. Nepal had secured the ODI status by beating Papua New Guinea in the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Harare in March this year.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Nepal national cricket team is all set to play its first-ever One-Day International (ODI) match in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Wednesday.  Khadka shared some of his experience of the national team’s ‘treacherous’ as well as ‘joyous’ journey, in conversation with International Cricket Council (ICC).

BRAZIL, July 26: Facebook on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used to spread fake news by members of a right-wing Brazilian activist group, sources told Reuters, as part of a crackdown ahead of an election in October.

LOS ANGELES, July 24: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says it has picked a date for next year’s Golden Globe Awards.

LAHORE, July 14: The deadliest attacks in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign killed at least 132 people, including a candidate, on Friday just before the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon his return to the country.

PAKISTAN, July 11: An apparent suicide bombing has targeted a politician ahead of Pakistan's elections. The party hit by the blast has been targeted for its opposition to the Taliban.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Province 3 has the highest per capita income with people here earning an average US$ 1,534 annually while Province 7 has the lowest per capita income of $660, shows a recent statistics prepared by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

HONG KONG, June 11: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi booked a first-quarter net loss of 7 billion yuan ($1.09 billion) ahead of its blockbuster initial public offering.

SAO PAULO, June 7: Brazil may be five-time winners of the World Cup and joint favourites to make it six in Russia this year but the South Americans do not yet have the right blend for success, three-time World Cup winner Pele said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Ahead of Prime Minister KP Oli's state visit to China in mid-June, Nepal looks to brand the country as an attractive destination for tourism and investment.

BEIJING, June 3: China has warned that any agreements with Washington in their talks on settling a sprawling trade dispute “will not take effect” if threatened U.S. sanctions including tariff hikes go ahead.

KATHMANDU, May 25: At a time when preparations are underway for Prime Minister K P Oli's visit to China, a senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha has left for the northern neighbor for a five-day visit.

At least 28 Palestinians were wounded during protests along the Gaza border today amid fears of escalating violence as America moved its embassy to Jerusalem.

KATHMANDU, May 10: A day before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal, Armed Police Force (APF) officials have been deployed for cleaning Janaki temple on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 10:Social Media has been awash with messages against Modi for his Nepali visit.  There are so many hashtags like #BlockadeWasCrimeMrModi, #ModiNotWelcome which are on trending.

BEIJING, April 25: China failed to get India's support for its ambitious Belt and Road infrastructure project at the end of a foreign ministers' meeting of a major security bloc on Tuesday, ahead of an ice-breaking trip to China this week by India's prime minister.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has hinted that the nation is facing a critical phase in near future.

SEOUL, April 2: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiled, clapped and said he was 'deeply moved' by a rare performance from South Korean K-pop stars in Pyongyang, state media reported Monday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 24: CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called for cooperation to the party's campaign for moving ahead unitedly as a new opportunity of revolution was in hand.

World No.1 Roger Federer has insisted that he is in full health after enduring a tough three set battle against Borna Coric at the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday.

LONDON, March 11: Having spent much of his time at Chelsea operating in Eden Hazard’s shadow, Willian has emerged as a leading light in the team ahead of their Champions League showdown with Barcelona.

Real worries ahead of PSG game

March 3, 2018 10:50 am

March 3: Luka Modric and Toni Kroos are said to be in a race to be fit for Real Madrid’s Champions League trip to Paris Saint-Germain.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The parliament secretariat has been asked to plan the election of speaker and deputy speaker of the House of Representatives and chairman and vice chairman of the National Assembly prior to the presidential election on March 13.

SEOUL, Feb 12: South Korea said on Monday it will try to arrange more reunions for families divided by the Korean War and seek to lower military tensions with North Korea as the first steps towards establishing grounds for a rare summit between the two Koreas.

Looking ahead

February 8, 2018 00:39 am

With the conclusion of elections for National Assembly on Wednesday, the country will now hopefully get a new prime minister in the next two weeks or so. The National Assembly election also marks the end of all the required processes for the country to start executing three levels of government as envisaged by the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal has ranked at the 43rd position in Open Budget Index 2017, out of 115 countries covered in an assessment carried out by International Budget Partnership (IBP). Nepal scored 52 out of 100, showing that the country’s budget transparency is insufficient and limited information is available.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Chairmen of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have directed the task force to get into the work immediately.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Sunday's bitterly cold weather in the capital has set the record for the coldest day of the year so far in the Kathmandu Valley. The minimum temperature in the valley dropped to as low as zero degrees Celsius to set the record, which is already colder than the coldest day of last winter.

QUETTA, Dec 17: Two suicide bombers attacked a packed Catholic church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least eight people and wounding up to 45 before one of them blew himself up and police killed the other, officials said.

Bikram Pandey ahead of Dahal in Chitwan

December 8, 2017 20:05 pm

CHITWAN, Dec 8 - Bikram Pandey, vice-chair of RPP (Democratic) is leading in constituency no 3 of Chitwan for the member of the House of Representatives. As per the vote count update, Pandey has got 687 votes and his nearest rival CPN (Maoist-Centre) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal got 473 votes.

Kathmandu, Dec 8: Election Commissioner Ishwari Prasad Poudel has said that vote counting was going ahead smoothly throughout the country.

Just over half of voters (54%) in Kathmandu-2 think that Former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal (CPN-UML) will be the winner. The next candidates mentioned are Surya Raj Acharya of Bibeksheel Sajha Party (20%) and Ganesh Prasad Simkhada of Naya Shakti Party (16%).

Exit poll shows NC candidate Gagan Thapa ahead in Kathmandu-4

Way ahead for LDCs

December 7, 2017 01:00 am

LDCs seek reforms in agriculture through the end of domestic support or subsidies and a special safeguard mechanism.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Just ahead of the second phase of the federal and provincial elections, CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday signed a three-point agreement with the victims of the infamous Bandarmude massacre in violation of the election codes of conduct.

DANG, Dec 3: With the objective of conducting peaceful and systematic elections, security has been beefed up along Indo-Nepal border in Dang district.

KHOTANG, Nov 26: The District Administration Office (DEO), Khotang has banned the sale of liquor ahead of the elections with the objective of avoiding any kind incidents that might foil or disrupt the parliamentary and provincial polls slated for Sunday.

Ahead of polls, govt transfers 3 CDOs

November 22, 2017 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Ahead of two rounds of crucial elections, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has transferred the chief district officers (CDOs) of three districts. Bhupendra Thapa of Solukhumbu, Jagdish Raj Baral of Nuwakot and Heera Devi Poudel of Rasuwa have been transferred.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Nepal national football head coach Gyotoku Koji had changed his team’s playing formation in AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers’ match against Tajikistan, in order to bring defensive balance in the team.

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) Nov 3- Two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea on Thursday, the U.S. Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The cabinet on Monday appointed Yubraj Bhusal, a former secretary of the government of Nepal, as the new chief of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), replacing Govinda Pokharel. Pokharel has made an unexpected foray into competitive politics, filing is candidacy in parliamentary elections from Pyuthan.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has strongly objected to the prime minister’s move to appoint eight more ministers in ‘violation’ of the election code. The prime minister, however, wasn’t touched by his objection.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The government is intensifying market inspection ahead of the Tihar festival which begins after a fortnight.

LONDON, Oct 1: Manchester City stayed ahead of age-old local rivals Manchester United at the top of the Premier League on Saturday with a deserved 1-0 win away to champions Chelsea.

Sept 28: Harry Kane is England’s top striker on merit but Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy remains determined to challenge the Tottenham marksman for a starting spot at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

LAMJUNG, Sept 13: Keeping in mind the possibility of swindling people and black-marketing in the countdown to the upcoming festivals, the District Monitoring Committee (DMC), Lamjung, has started monitoring various markets of the district from Tuesday.

LONDON, August 24: Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is fit to face Liverpool on Sunday and is focussed on giving "absolutely everything" for the team despite uncertainty over the striker's future at the club, manager Arsene Wenger has said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Prior to the second phase of the local elections in June, the caretaker government led by CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal is found to have distributed over Rs 167 millions in a single day to the cadres of Maoist Center and Nepali Congress under the pretext of “financial assistance”.

Leaders from western Terai considering stark moves including resignation en masse and formation of a new party if concerns not met.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepali Congress General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala on Thursday said the constitution amendment proposal registered in Legislature Parliament would be proceeded.