BEIJING (AP) — China has plenty of room to maneuver to attain its annual target for robust economic growth of about 5% after a strong start for the year, top economic officials said Wednesday, though they acknowledged it’s a challenge.

LONDON, Sept 14: More than 200 rights groups Wednesday urged participants at this year's COP28 climate talks in Dubai to challenge the United Arab Emirates over its human rights record.

LONDON, July 5:  Meta is poised to unveil a new app that appears to mimic Twitter — a direct challenge to the social media platform owned by Elon Musk.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has challenged the opposition parties to withdraw their support to his government.

Beware of fake news

April 22, 2020 14:00 pm

When I was a college student in the early 1990s, the daily bus ride was fun and oftentimes a curious event. Among the regular beggars, singers and pickpockets encountered in the buses and bus terminals were the hawkers for newspapers, cheap magazines, and booklets. They would mix the names and surnames of the people in petty news and try to create the name of a leader or a celebrity. Then they would shout about the fabricated event. If they shouted 'Bhattarai is dead’, people would buy their stuff and would end up realizing that someone called Bhattarai had died in a hospital or a road accident. They mixed common events such as death, marriage, divorce, and illness with the names of the bigwig to create a sensation. But the prospective reader first thought about some big personality and bought the item. By the time they realized, the hawker would have exited the bus and the bus itself would be 3-4 stations down the route. An example of classic, non-digital, pre-internet, pre-social media fake news.

Partnership for a cause

March 7, 2020 10:46 am

Let me start with a little exercise in imagination and think of a scenario that could happen to everybody, given the disproportionately high number of accidents happening in the national roads.  Following a really bad spinal injury you are now bound in a wheelchair.  You are lucky that the country has some good rehabilitation institutions like the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center (SIRC) funded by the civil society activist and intellectual Kanak Mani Dixit.

Actor Kangana Ranaut who never shies away from taking 'Panga' from anyone on Friday said that she has a natural instinct to challenge the authority of powerful people.

Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor starrer, 'Saaho' is a multilingual film, releasing in four languages.

DANG, Aug 1: When Krishna Chaudhary of Bardiya got elected to the post of Provincial Assembly member, one of her major agenda was to fix the provincial capital in a place convenient for majority of people.

GULMI, June 12: The law has criminalized caste-based discrimination and the practice of untouchability.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The Federation of Nepal Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI) has welcomed the budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20 with open arms, emphasizing on the need for its proper implementation.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a writ petition which was registered challenging last month's appointments of a few high court judges.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada unveiled budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20 in parliament on Wednesday.

BHAIRAHAWA, May 27: The Province 5 government launched Visit Lumbini Year 2076 last week. But a major road to reach Lumbini -- the birthplace of Buddha -- is in dire straits.

SOLUKHUMBU, May 5: Despite access to road connectivity and formation of local governments, the people in Solukhumbu district still struggle for an efficient postmortem service.

Untold story of US-Bangla crash

February 21, 2019 01:00 am

The official report on US-Bangla plane crash does not mention why the first officer did not challenge the captain even when she knew errors at 11500 feet could cost her own life

K-Town enrolling to #10yearschallenge

January 16, 2019 19:52 pm

Several Hollywood celebrities have been lured to #10yearschallenge and in past few days, its hype has hit the K-Town industry as well.

'Fake news a big challenge for media'

December 3, 2018 07:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec3: Media entrepreneurs as well as media persons have said that fake news has been a major challenge seen in the media sector in recent years.

SURKHET, Nov 26: The average daily demand for drinking water in Birendranagar, the capital of Karnali Province, is 15.4 million liters. However, the authorities have been unable to meet the demand, thanks to the growing population.

BANKE, Oct 18: The number of tigers jumped up in the Banke national park.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Revive’s presentation on recycling, upcycling, or reusing used clothes into reusable products won the title of the third National Business Challenge 2018, in an event organized by Yunus Social Business Center Nepal. The winning company’s founders Pushpa Sthapit, and Rajan Chakradhar also took away the winning prize of Rs 100,000.

Arrears foments financial indiscipline

August 15, 2018 19:54 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Growing arrears has been taken as one of the challenges before financial discipline in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Kathmandu Kora Cycling Challenge is being organized in the Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

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.

DHARAN, June 21: Dharan Sub-metropolitan City of Sunsari district could not meet its revenue mobilization target of the current fiscal year. As the new fiscal year approaches, the metropolis faces immense pressure to enhance its revenue mobilization.

MYAGDI, June 3: Soniya Budha of Darwang in Malika Rural municipality-6 of Myagdi district had to go through a lot of difficulties in lack of citizenship certificate. She was brought up by her mother alone since her father went out of contact.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Solo Travel Nepal has launched the ‘Fourth Solo Woman Travel Challenge’ this year as Swo-Yatra 2018.

CHITWAN, May 14: Amid high flow of VIP and VVIPs, lack of security measures at Bharatpur Airport has been a matter of concern for its administration. According to the airport manager Pawan Kumar Gautam, the airport has not been facing difficulties in controling crowd during visit of such dignitaries.

Liverpool want to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak but will have to fork out €100million to meet his buyout clause, according to reports.

KATHMANDU, April 10: Nepal Liquors Ltd has launched Royal Challenge Whisky in the Nepali market. Issuing a statement on Monday, the company said that the whisky costs Rs 1,360 for 750 ml, Rs 680 for 375 ml and Rs 340 for 180 ml packs.

KATHMANDU, Mar 20: If you love mo:mos and think you can beat as you eat a mo:mo challenge might just be right for you. Wicked Spoon Fork and Rockin are collaborating to hold ‘Wicked Mo:MO challenge’ on March 24, 2018.

JUMLA, March 14: Hira Adhikari, 27, died in a road accident along the Karnali Highway this past week. A resident of Guthichaur Rural Municipality, he was hit by a tractor. Eyewitness claim that she was only wounded when the tractor hit her initially, but then the tracker reversed and crushed her to death.

NEPALGUNJ, March 5: It became a real challenge for the consumers of Usha Greenery Community Forest (UGCF) to retrieve 49.44 cubic feet long Sal logs from smugglers who were preparing to load the timber in their tractor at around 10 pm on Friday.

POKHARA, Mar 4:  A few days ago, Province 4 speaker Netra Nath Adhikari informed during a formal program in Parbat that the next provincial assembly meeting would be focused on picking the name of the province and fixing its capital.

NEPALGUNJ, Mar 4:  It became a real challenge for the consumers of Usha Greenery Community Forest (UGCF) to retrieve 49.44 cubic feet long Sal logs from smugglers who were preparing to load the timber in their tractor at around 10 pm on Friday.

The reading challenge

February 23, 2018 12:51 pm

Kaagmandu is a Facebook page and an online magazine that promotes progressive, educative, and evocative posts. Their mission is to create an informed society that questions prevalent prejudices and concrete norms.

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.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 2: A video camera installed for tiger census at Banke National Park recently captured a poacher roaming around with a gun on his back. Fifty such cameras were installed at different locations of the park about a month ago to count the number of tigers.

JANAKPUR, Jan 17: Very few cases of rape and sexual abuses reach to the court in Madhes. Most vulnerable to such abuses are victims from the poor financial background.

TEHRAN, Dec 31: A wave of spontaneous protests over Iran’s weak economy swept into Tehran on Saturday, with college students and others chanting against the government just hours after hard-liners held their own rally in support of the Islamic Republic’s clerical establishment.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: As formal and informal negotiations continue between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) for party unification and formation of the new government, management of second-rung leaders of both the parties has emerged as a major challenge.

Khukuri challenge cup cricket in January

December 24, 2017 15:09 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Khukuri Challenge Cup Twenty-20 Cricket tournament is to be held from coming January 24 to February 22.


December 21, 2017 07:46 am

The news these days always has cases or incidents of death, migrant workers’ plight, and of their family members being left in the lurch. Despite of the repeated occurrence of these incidents, the number of aspiring migrant workers is increasing every year.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Experts and senior government officials have said that fiscal federalism is going to become the biggest challenge in the coming days as the transition to the new system will come at a massive cost.

NEW DELHI, Dec 11:  India’s main opposition Congress party on Monday elevated Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the country’s most fabled political dynasty, as its president, preparing to challenge the dominance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of national polls in 2019.

DANG, Dec 3: After the district leadership of the CPN (Maoist Center) fielded rebel candidates against the left alliance candidates, the alliance is facing a tough challenge in the communist stronghold Salyan in the upcoming election.

ROLPA, Nov 30: Even though the first phase elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly were over, the concerned body is facing a security challenge for safe-keeping of the ballot boxes.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Taking on the bigwigs of major political parties, three youth candidates of Bibeksheel Sajha Party (BSP) are posing a serious challenge in various constituencies in the capital city.  With the polls just a week away, these youths in their 20s are widely seen as strong competition for the two-time lawmakers of Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center).

JUMLA, Nov 29:  Even though the Ministry of Home Affairs had marked Jumla as a highly sensitive area in terms of security for the parliamentary and provincial polls, Sunday's election in the district was largely peaceful and systematic. However, the safety of ballot boxes for the next ten days has become a new challenge for authorities of the district.

16th White Water Challenge from tomorrow

November 20, 2017 15:31 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The 16th Himalayan White Water Challenge (HWCC), a rafting festival, is kicking off in the Trishuli River from tomorrow.