KATHMANDU, July 9: Nepal and India have agreed to resolve all outstanding issues for completing a railway line from Jayanagar to Janakpur-Kurtha and another one from Jogbani to Biratnagar Customs Yard by October.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Nepal and India have agreed to resolve all outstanding issues for completing a railway line from Jayanagar to Janakpur-Kurtha and another one from Jogbani to Biratnagar Customs Yard by October.

THAM LUANG CAVE, July 8: Thai authorities on Sunday said they plan to evacuate an area around a cave in northern Thailand where a dozen boys and their soccer coach have been trapped so that a “rescue operation” can take place.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The government’s preparations to bar professionals other than civil servants from competing for the post of joint-secretary has been criticized from various quarters.

A combined “United” bid from the United States, Canada, and Mexico has won the right to stage the biggest World Cup ever held – with 48 teams playing 80 matches over 34 days. The United bid won with 67 percent of the vote.

BEIJING, June 3: U.S. and Chinese officials have discussed specific American export items Beijing might buy as part of its pledge to narrow its trade surplus with the United States, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Sunday as the two sides began a new round of talks in Beijing aimed at settling a simmering trade dispute.

BARCELONA, May 21: La Liga champions Barcelona ended their campaign with a 1-0 win at home to Real Sociedad on Sunday thanks to a sensational distance strike from Philippe Coutinho as the Nou Camp paid an emotional farewell to departing captain Andres Iniesta.

BIRATNAGAR, May 8: A police investigation into the shooting of religious leader Acharya Sriniwas  has shown that the controversial godman had used hired guns to shoot him in the  hands. Police  concluded that Acharya,  who has been campaigning to reinstate a Hindu state, plotted the incident to ‘prove there is religious violence in Nepal’.

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KATHMANDU, May 2: In June, 2014, the evaluation of proposals for building the Mugling-Narayanghat road section was in the final leg and the Department of Road was waiting for the final response from the World Bank, the financer of the project, to sign the contract agreement and kick start works.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Nepali Congress General Secretary Shashank Koirala has intensified works to bring all the disgruntled groups under one umbrella as he throws his hat in the ring to be the next leader at the helm of the grand old party.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Nepal’s bid to remain the poorest has succeeded after the United Nations (UN) Committee for Development Policy (CDP) did not recommend the country to the UN Economic and Social Council for graduation from the category of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: With preparations underway to elect parliamentary party (PP) leader following the parliamentary polls, leaders belonging to rival factions within the Nepali Congress (NC) have decided to challenge party President Sher Bahadur Deuba's bid to get elected as PP leader for the second time.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Jitendra Narayan Dev has again started lobbying to remove Sanjiv Gautam from the position of director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

WASHINGTON , Dec 23: A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1, the second court to issue such a ruling this week.

LAHAN, December 14: As homework begins to form the government in Province 2, the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN), which secured the most parliamentary and provincial assembly seats in the province, have initiated talks on merging the two parties.

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BARCELONA, Nov 20: Barcelona’s season has gone from good to better with 15 wins and just two draws in 17 matches it has played in all competitions this season, most recently a 3-0 away win over Leganes on Saturday.

Nov, 6: CHELSEA 1 MANCHESTER UNITED 0, Alvaro Morata’s second-half header secured Chelsea a 1-0 win over Manchester United in a compelling Premier League clash on Sunday as Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge ended in defeat.

JERUSALEM, Oct 25:  While Albert Einstein’s theory of happiness may be relative, it fetched $1.3 million at a Jerusalem auction on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is preparing to award the contract of remaining works of Dhalkebar sub-station among few selected contractors, officials privy to the development said.

CUPERTINO, Sept 13: Apple Inc on Tuesday rolled out its much-anticipated iPhone X, a glass and stainless steel device with an edge-to-edge display that Chief Executive Tim Cook called “the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone.”

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Following public criticism, lawmakers pushing an amendment to the  election law that would allow those convicted of corruption to contest elections  have agreed to drop their amendment demand.

KATHMANDU, August 25: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has assured India that the ruling parties would make another attempt to bring an amendment to the new constitution  of Nepal to accommodate the concerns of all groups  in the country.

Lakheys are regarded as an Aaju Devata (the God of Peace) though they have a demon-like appearance. There are several kinds of Lakheys in the Newar community and these Lakheys are worshipped as gods because it is believed that they are the reincarnation of Lord Bhairav. It is also believed that Lakheys are the protector of the country and their dance performances protect the nation from evil spirits as well as diseases. The tradition of Lakhey dance dates back to more than 230 years ago. While most might believe that Lakheys and Lakhey dance only exist in the Kathmandu Valley, the tradition is spread across all Newar settlements in the country.

LONDON, August 5: The sport's biggest name and its blue riband race combine to take centre stage for the last time on Saturday when the incomparable Usain Bolt seeks to win the World Championships 100 meters gold for the fourth time.

Qatar's 2022 World Cup organizers have welcomed a long-awaited FIFA report on the race to host the tournament, saying the conclusions represented "a vindication of the integrity" of Doha's bid.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Professional bodies of contractors, consultants and engineers have said that the government itself should select contractors for roads projects being financed by utilizing Indian line of credit (LoC).

KATHMANDU, May 21: Three Madhes-based parties have inched closer to forging an electoral alliance in a bid to compete with the national parties in the second-phase  local elections slated for June 14.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Three Madhes-based parties have inched closer to forging an electoral alliance in a bid to compete with the national parties in the second-phase  local elections slated for June 14.

KATHMANDU, May 20: In a bid to provide medicines  to the general public at cheaper rates, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to itself  procure and supply  medicines  for  government hospitals and health institutions across the country.

WASHINGTON, May 11: The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a resolution to revoke an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, dealing a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Seeing no possibility of securing the two-thirds majority required for endorsing the constitution amendment bill, the ruling parties and other political parties supporting the governing coalition have now decided to put the bill to a vote only after  the first phase  local elections on May 14.

LONDON, May 1: George Michael fans on Sunday paid their last respect to the late British pop star at a public memorial service they organized themselves.

KATHMANDU, May 1:  The government’s attempt to get the much-awaited constitution amendment bill endorsed through parliament failed after over a dozen lawmakers from the ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party and Nepali Congress (NC) deliberately skipped the House meeting on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 17: In a bid to expedite the complaint investigation process, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started preparations to deploy civil engineers to look into grievances filed by the survivors of 2015 Gorkha earthquakes in 11 most-affected districts.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Women LEAD Nepal is launching a new program titled “Young Women’s Political Leadership Institute” (YWPLI) with an objective of introducing young women to the power of political leadership and teaching them how political leadership can help create a change in the society. The program will recruit 20 fellows from in and around the Kathmandu Valley and train them free of cost.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Muslim community in Kathmandu organized a farewell function in honor of the outgoing Indian envoy to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Nine opposition parties including the main opposition, CPN-UML, which are up in arms against the constitution amendment bill, have started staging a ‘huge’ demonstration in the capital on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: US firm AAR Corp has submitted the lowest bid of US$ 104.8 million each to supply two Airbus A330-200 aircraft to Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC).

PARIS, dec 6: French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday named Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve to head his Socialist government until a new president is elected next May.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's effort to take the consent and mandate of the agitating Madhes-based parties for his  constitution amendment proposal hit a snag as the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) made it clear it could not support the proposal on changes to provincial boundaries.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Repeated attempts to serve a Supreme Court notice on Chief Commissioner at the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki ran  into hurdles for a third time on Monday.

BIRMINGHAM, Oct 13: Second-tier club Aston Villa has hired Steve Bruce as its fourth manager in the past year, turning to a coach with proven ability to get team promoted back to the Premier League.

JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4: It was a big, and ultimately doomed, proposal from a small country at a U.N. wildlife conference in South Africa: legalize the international sale of rhino horn because a 1977 ban on its trade has failed to stop the scourge of poaching.

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MILAN, Sept 21: A Chinese consortium looking to purchase AC Milan has been accused of providing false documents during its initial negotiations with the Serie A giants, according to reports Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman Pashupati SJB Rana clarified that the unification with Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal (RPP-N) failed because of flaws in the interim statute prepared for the unified party.

NEW DELHI, July 10: A South Indian rapper is targeting Dow Chemical with rhymes — demanding the U.S. company pay more in victims' compensation and environmental damages stemming from a horrific chemical gas leak that killed thousands of people and sickened countless others.