BEIJING, April 12: In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: A committee formed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has recommended to the government to implement a two-day weekly holiday for employees.

Wedding season boosts gold market

December 9, 2020 09:13 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Gold business that was in the downward spiral for around eight months since the country imposed lockdown on March 24 gained momentum in the past two weeks amid the wedding season.

ZURICH, July 10: With other parts of its business facing hefty cuts, Deutsche Bank wants to expand its European operations handling the assets of rich clients and take market share from rivals after staunching the outflow of assets.

Five ways to boost creativity

April 19, 2019 08:20 am

Music stimulates the part of our brain that controls creativity, among other things. According to “The Mozart Effect,” listening to Mozart can increase creativity, concentration, and other cognitive functions.

Donald Trump’s former strategist Steve Bannon plans to use a Brussels-based foundation named The Movement to support populist far-right parties in next spring’s European Parliament elections. “Next May is hugely important,” Bannon told the Daily Beast.

TIKAPUR, July 30: Biplav Raj Shrestha, 23, of Vajani Municipality in Kailali is pursuing master's degree in engineering at a Hyderabad-based college in India.

PARIS, July 14: France’s military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron.

July 9: There's about a 50 percent chance you already have cytomegalovirus (CMV), but don't worry, it's pretty harmless in healthy adults. It's long been believed that the virus probably weakens the immune system in older people, but now mice tests have shown that the opposite is true – somehow, the virus gives the immune system a bit of a late-stage boost.

DHAKA, July 6: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a grant of $100 million to Bangladesh, the first half of an assistance package to develop basic infrastructure and services for refugees from neighboring Myanmar, the bank said.

WASHINGTON/RIYADH, July 1: The leader of Saudi Arabia promised President Donald Trump that he can boost oil production if needed and the country has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity available, the White House said on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that expansion of internal tourism should be the priority if we want to achieve prosperity through tourism.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The announcement of Buddha Air to operate scheduled flights between Nepalgunj and New Delhi is expected to benefit the country's tourism industry.

GENEVA, May 14: Promoting a greener economy could create 30 million jobs over the next decade, largely offsetting employment losses linked to the shift, the UN said Monday, although farming would be especially hard-hit.

KATHMANDU, May 11: One aspect of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Nepal is religious. He started his third visit to Nepal as a prime minister by landing at Janakpur where he worshipped at the Janaki Temple before flying to Kathmandu on Friday.

MITHILESH YADAVJANAKPUR, May 11The first Nepal visit by Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on August 3, 2014 created a buzz across the country. Modi became the talk of the town. People sang his praise. Four years later, he has made his third visit to Nepal but via a different route.

April 29: Liverpool’s hopes of virtually securing a top-four Premier League spot were frustrated by a battling Stoke City side who restricted the usually free-scoring Reds to a goalless draw at Anfield on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli said there is no point talking about talking about trade deficit as the country does not have anything to sell in the international market.

Scientists have found that a conversation between an adult and a child may change the child’s brain, and this back-and-forth conversation can be more critical to language development. The researchers found that children from higher-income families hear about 30 million more words during their first three years of life than children from lower-income families.

‘Agropreneurship’ to boost economy

December 27, 2017 09:25 am

Nepal has gone through quite a lot of revolutions and movements. The political movement of 2007 BS along with people’s movements of  2046 BS and 2063 BS were some of the major movements in Nepali political history as the events ensured social, economical and political changes along with international associations.

DHANGADI, Dec 25: Considered as the least developed region of the country, the far west registers over 45 percent poverty. With the country implementing federalism that is expected to change the fate of all provinces, Province 7 also looks forward to rapid development.

KATMANDU, Nov 20: Seriously concerned over the unabated attacks on candidates, election experts, senior bureaucrats and civil society leaders have suggested to the Election Commission (EC) to ask the government bodies concerned to revise the existing security strategies including the categorization of sensitive areas and enforce them accordingly.

DADELDHURA, Nov 17: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has begun election trails in his home constituency, Dadeldhura, from where he secured fifth victory in parliamentary elections and managed to head the government for the fourth times.

To endorse Dharan as a tourist hub and with the aim to promote late night businesses, the local hotel entrepreneurs are now allowed to open their businesses till 11 pm.

FLORIDA, Oct 7: Christian Pulisic pulled the strings and Jozy Altidore grabbed a brace as the United States overran Panama 4-0 in Orlando on Friday to leave them on the verge of automatic qualification for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia.

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.

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.

LIVERPOOL, August 24: Liverpool's appearance in the Champions League will go a long way towards helping the Premier League club attract quality players, manager Juergen Klopp said.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Amjad Hussain B Sial, has viewed that the SAARC process could be strengthened by concentrating on development, poverty reduction and the projects relating to health and education.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Home Ministry, and the Ministry of Labor and Employment, have been pressed to ensure strong and efficient coordination to resolve the problems relating to foreign employments.

A scientific paper published Monday found that women who produce higher-than-normal amounts of testosterone have up to a 4.5 percent advantage over their competition on the track, evidence the sport's governing body will use to potentially sideline Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya and others with so-called intersex conditions.

KATHMANDU: Alike many SEE related pageants happening across the country, ‘Mr and Miss Nepal’s SEE Icon Season 2’ organized by Ribbon Entertainment and ANP Media House, was conducted on Saturday at Rastriya Nachghar, Jamal.

Adoption of GIS tech helps boost GDP

April 19, 2017 23:30 pm

Agendra Kuwar is the president of Esri India that specializes on GIS technology. Kuwar was recently in Kathmandu to participate in the company’s first user conference in the city. Republica’s Prasansha Rimal caught up with Kuwar to talk about the company and its plans.

KHOTANG, April 15: Tourist spots in Khotang were flooded with groups of families and friends on Friday to celebrate Nepali New Year 2074. Rupakot, Majhwagadhi, Tyamke, Maiyu, Halesi and Bhumjudanda, among other popular spots in the district, remained crowded throughout the day.

A new scientific advance could boost the number of donated organs available for transplant, and possibly reduce a critical shortage that leads to thousands of deaths each year, researchers said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal on Monday directed the government officials and ministers to expedite development spending.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal on Monday directed the government officials and ministers to expedite development spending.

The use of social media has grown over years. Many people may not know but, there’s such a thing as using social media to boost your career. Here are few things that you can do that will make you a better candidate, employee, and manager.

LONDON, Nov 16: The BBC said on Wednesday that its World Service will begin broadcasting in 11 additional languages in a drive to reach millions more people, including in places like North Korea where impartial news is hard to get.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Political leaders and female business leaders have called for the harnessing of the full potential of women in South Asia to boost economic growth of the region.

WASHINGTON, Oct 7: South Asia can become the next manufacturing and export powerhouse if it increases the competitiveness, according to a new report by the World Bank.

WASHINGTON DC, Oct 7: South Asia can become the next manufacturing and export powerhouse if it increases the competitiveness, according to a new report by the World Bank.

PALPA, Sept 15: Ropeway that connects Masyam-4, Charchare, Koldanda-8, and Khamauri of Palpa district has brought a huge change in the area by fueling economic activities and easing transportation woes.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: With Dashain and Tihar festival around the bend, automobile dealers have rolled out lucrative festive schemes to attract customers.

Some rich and famous entrepreneurs have some pretty weird hobbies. Hobbies are great for relieving stress. But did you know that hobbies can also boost your intelligence? If even the busiest entrepreneurs and billionaires can make time for hobbies, so can you. Here are five hobbies to consider.

Police post set up to boost security

August 14, 2016 10:52 am

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 14: A police post has been set up at Brahmannagar of Anantalingeshwor Municipality – 5 with an aim to boost the security for the town dwellers.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Lack of awareness of the law and the social stigma around human trafficking keep many victims in Nepal from approaching the courts, even as the number of such cases being prosecuted is slowly rising, a district court judge said.

A recent study conducted by Jobvite, a software and recruiting corporation based in California, USA, revealed that 92% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social media profile. But while most job seekers (83%) flock to Facebook for career leads, a whopping 87% of recruiters are active on LinkedIn.