ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistanis braved cold winter weather and the threat of violence to start voting for a new parliament Thursday even as the death toll from twin bombings a day before claimed at least 30 lives, in the worst election-related violence ahead of the contested elections.

Army Chief Sharma leaves for UK

October 8, 2023 15:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Prabhu Ram Sharma today left for the United Kingdom on a six-day official visit at the invitation of the British Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Patrick Sanders.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has approved the deployment of the army for the elections to the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies slated for November 20.

NEW DELHI, April 27: Much needed medical supplies poured into India on Tuesday as overrun hospitals turned away patients due to a shortage of beds and oxygen supplies and a surge of infections pushed the COVID-19 death toll towards 200,000.

MYANMAR, April 3: Myanmar security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protests on Saturday killing at least five people, a protester and media said, as the military reinforced its bid to end dissent with arrest warrants for online critics and internet blocks.

MYANMAR, March 28: Myanmar security forces opened fire on Sunday, witnesses said, at people gathered for the funeral of one of the 114 people killed the previous day, the bloodiest day of protests since the military coup on Feb. 1.

MYANMAR, March 24: Myanmar’s junta freed hundreds of demonstrators on Wednesday arrested during its months-long crackdown on protests, while businesses in Yangon were shut and streets deserted in response to a call by anti-coup activists for a silent strike.

MYANMAR, March 4:  Police in Myanmar broke up demonstrations in several places with tear gas and gunfire on Thursday but there was no immediate word on casualties a day after the United Nations said 38 people had been killed in the bloodiest day since last month’s coup.

MYANMAR, Feb 27: Myanmar police moved decisively on Saturday in a bid to prevent opponents of military rule gathering throughout the country after Myanmar’s U.N. envoy urged the United Nations to use “any means necessary” to stop a Feb. 1 coup.

MYANMAR, Feb 25: Some armed with knives and clubs, others firing slingshot and throwing stones, supporters of Myanmar’s military attacked opponents of the coup in downtown Yangon on Thursday, while Southeast Asian governments groped for ways to end the crisis.

MYANMAR, Feb 20: Opponents of Myanmar’s coup took to the streets again on Saturday with members of ethnic minorities, poets and transport workers among those coming out to demand an end to military rule and the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and others.

GENEVA, Feb 13: The U.N.’s top human rights body passed a consensus resolution Friday urging military leaders in Myanmar to immediately release Aung San Suu Kyi and other civilian government leaders detained after a military coup, while watering down an initial draft text amid pressure led by China and Russia.

YANGON, MYANMAR, Feb 11: Members of Myanmar’s ethnic minorities marched through streets in traditional dress and floated on wooden long boats in a scenic lake Thursday to protest last week’s coup, a sign of the broad and growing resistance to the military takeover.

MYANMAR, Feb 11: A close aide to ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was detained in a new wave of arrests following last week’s military coup, a party official said on Thursday, as Washington moved a step closer to imposing sanctions on the junta.

YANGON, Feb 6: Thousands of people took to the streets of Yangon on Saturday to denounce this week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi despite a blockade on the internet by the junta.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: As many as 29 Nepal Army (NA) personnel were found infected by novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

What went wrong?

October 27, 2019 01:00 am

Everything might look honky dory from outside, but several challenges stare Nepali politics at the moment, some of them with roots in happenings of a decade back. The first is Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on November, 2016 between the government and warring Maoist. It was probably the first agreement of its kind in the world in which the agreement was signed more with the partners in peace than between the parties in conflict. Parties in conflict at the time were royal palace and Maoists. Agreement should have been between the two. Instead, agreement was signed between the Maoist and the parties which together were in anti-monarchy movement. Nowhere else are agreements signed between the partners in peace. This makes the peace accord fundamentally flawed.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Nepal Army (NA) has announced it is to run 'fair price shops' to provide various goods of daily need at subsidized prices to military personnel and their dependents, as a part of its welfare activities.

ISLAMABAD, Aug 6: Pakistan’s army chief said on Tuesday the country’s military will “go to any extent” to support people in the contested Kashmir region after arch-rival India revoked special status in its portion of the territory.

A recent update by sales tracking site Gaon has revealed an interesting comparison between Big Hit Entertainment’s BTS and the other three largest music agencies in Korea: JYP Entertainment, YG Entertainment and SM Entertainment.

Oricon announced that BTS’s tenth Japanese single, “Lights/Boy With Luv” had topped their weekly singles chart for the week of July 1 to July 7.

BTS Marks Sixth Anniversary

June 13, 2019 15:15 pm

Six years ago, BTS got its start, heading down a historic path that would lead seven young men from South Korea to become one of the most important and prominent musical artists of a generation. Six years of pure artistry, joy, inspiration, hard work and pride is here as of today.

Aayush Sharma joins the army

June 5, 2019 18:42 pm

Aayush Sharma plays an army officer in his next film.

Army into semi-final

May 28, 2019 20:35 pm

KATHMANDU, May 28: The departmental team, Tribhuvan Army Club, has reached the semi-final of the Prime Minister Cup One Day National Cricket Championship.

BARA, May 12: After laying the foundation stone on May 4, the Nepal Army has started demarcating the land holdings for building the houses of the tornado victims in Bara and Parsa districts.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Police has confirmed that the unidentified object, defused by the Nepalese Army, was not IED.

KAPILVASTU, April 21: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club defeated Armed Police Force (APF) Club 3-0 to maintain unbeaten streak during the Eighth National Games in a match played at Buddha Stadium in Kapilvastu on Saturday.

BIRATNAGAR, March 25: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Ishwar Pokhrel, has said the army will be mobilized through a decision of a meeting of the National Security Council alone.

KATHMANDU, Mar 19: Opposition parties have taken strong exception to a draft bill that allows the prime minister to independently mobilize Nepal Army. The Bill on Work, Responsibility and Rights of the National Security Council, awaiting approval of the federal parliament, proposes added powers to the prime minister to deploy army through cabinet decision in the case of a national emergency.

KATHMADU, Dec 28: The departmental team, Tribhuvan Army Club (TRC), trounced Saraswoti Youth Club, by four goals to nil, in a match played today under the Martyrs Memorial A-Division League Football Championship.

The Trump administration has ordered the military to start withdrawing around 7,000 troops from Afghanistan – an abrupt shift in the 17-year-old war there and a decision that stunned Afghan officials.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Nepal Army has launched a campaign to eliminate the tendency of nepotism, irregularities and power abuse within the institution.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Nepal Army has started limiting the number of portraits of army chiefs and division, battalion and brigade commanders that are traditionally hung at its barracks. The move comes within a couple of months after Purna Chandra Thapa took charge as the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS).

KATHMANDU, July 31: Departmental teams Armed Police Force (APF) and Tribhuvan Army Club of Nepal Army are locking horns for the title of Vice President Cup Women’s National League Football Tournament on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, JULY 27: Following widespread criticism of the proposal of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya to hand over Rani Pokhari reconstruction to Nepal Army, the metropolitan city is considering to backtrack on the proposal. The KMC now plans to carry out the reconstruction itself.

Thapa appointed acting army chief

July 27, 2018 06:07 am

KATHMANDU, July 27: The government on Thursday appointed  Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Purna Chandra Thapa the acting army chief of the Nepal Army.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal Army Chief Rajendra Chhetri inagurated a new Army Hospital at Ranjha, Nepalgunj of Banke district on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Tribhuvan Army Club Team A of the Nepal Army has won the title of 2nd CoAS International Tri-Marathon Contest 2075 by covering a 43.5-km distance in 2 hours 18 minutes and 49 seconds on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies is reportedly preparing to allow the Nepal Army to revive the defunct Hetauda Textile Industry (HTI).

BEIJING, June 27: On Chinese state television broadcasts, President Xi Jinping is often shown clad in battle fatigues inspecting troops, praising their service, and hailing the People’s Liberation Army as key to the country’s rising global power.

KATHMANDU, Jun 10: The departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club pace bowler Amar Singh Routela removed in-form batsmen Aarif Sheikh and Dipendra Singh Airee in the same over to reduce Nepal Police Club to five wickets for 63 in the 17th over effectively changing the momentum and course of the match sealed his team’s spot in final against the other departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club which was shifted for monday.

KATHMANDU, Jun 9: A patient and opportune century by player-of-the-match Sagar Pun supported by a whirlwind half-century by Bhim Sarki sent the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club into the second successive final of the Inter-provincial Prime Minister Cup (PM Cup) at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 6: An all-round bowling effort from Tribhuvan Army Club, with four bowlers sharing 10 wickets, has put the departmental team on top of the Group A to face the second-placed Group B team for the semifinal match on Thursday. Similarly, Armed Police Force (APF) Club, who lost the match by 70 runs, will face the Group B table-toppers on Friday.

APF, Army dominate second day

June 6, 2018 10:26 am

KATHMANDU, June 6: The departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club has maintained the top spot in the fourth RBB-NVA National Women’s Volleyball League after defeating fellow departmental team Nepal Police Club in a straight set of 3-0 on Tuesday in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has rejected a proposal from the Nepal Army (NA) headquarters to extend the terms of Major General Deepak Prasad Bharati and brigadier generals Surya Khanal and Prem Shahi citing some discrepancies in their citizenship details and academic credentials.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Skipper Shakti Gauchan picked up three wickets, opening the bowling for Province 5 and forcing Province 6 to bundle-out for paltry 55 runs in 22.5 overs in the ongoing Inter-provincial Prime Minister Cup at Kirtipur on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Captain Binod Bhandari’s 64 runs and Sushan Bhari’s four-wicket haul propelled the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club to its second consecutive win with a 106-run victory over Province 1 in the Inter-provincial Prime Minister Cup on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club  has clinched the Ruslan Karnali Premier League title with a 37-run victory over Rupandehi XI on Saturday.

Rupandehi, Army to vie for title

May 26, 2018 08:20 am

KATHMANDU, May 26: Rupandehi XI and the departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club has advanced into the final of the ongoing Karnali Premier League T20 Cricket Tournament on Friday.

CHITWAN, May 9: Those women who were lured or forced into sexual relations with serving or former Army personnel are crying for justice.