KATHMANDU, Dec 25: CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has submitted his claim to President Bidya Devi Bhandari to form a new government under his leadership.

KARNALI, Nov 2: Govinda Prasad Kalauni, chief of Karnali Province, has called on the provincial assembly members to stake claim to the post of chief minister of the province.

KATHMANDU, August 12: Parliamentary Party leader of CPN (Maoist Center), Kul Prasad KC has staked his claim to the post of chief minister (CM) of Lumbini Province.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The European Union (EU) has asked Nepal to provide with necessary evidence on the country’s claim on the geographical indication (GI) right on Basmati paddy.

Pop star Katy Perry has revealed that during her initial days in the entertainment industry she used to claim to be actor Zooey Deschanel to get into the nightclubs

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Despite Finance Minister Bishnu Poudel’s direction to pay the insurance claims as soon as possible, 9,000 claimants who have submitted all required documents are yet to receive their payments.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Insurance companies have settled insurance claims of only 15 percent of the individuals who have applied for the amount insured against the COVID-19.

The organizers of the Grammy Awards on Thursday denied allegations that nominations for the highest prizes in the music industry are rigged, calling the claims “categorically false and misleading.”

KATHMANDU, May 21: Police arrested a man from Baneshwar on Monday for writing a comment on Facebook claiming that he would kill  Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli for Rs 5 million.

WASHINGTON, Aug 1: A new US Senate resolution calls for declassifying all 9/11-related materials because the documents may expose hitherto unknown ties between terrorists and foreign countries, five lawmakers said in a press release.

BEVERLY HILLS, July 30: Netflix is standing by “Master of None” and Aziz Ansari despite a sexual-misconduct allegation against him earlier this year.

WASHINGTON, June 27: A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries Tuesday, the conservative majority taking his side in a major ruling supporting his presidential power. A dissenting liberal justice said the court was making a historic mistake by refusing to recognize the ban discriminates against Muslims.

YEMEN, June 23: The so-called “liberators” in Yemen are sexually and physically torturing detainees at secret prisons. Survivors recall disturbing stories laden with gruesome interrogation tactics for extracting false confessions. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen attempts to portray themselves as the bearers of freedom and reason.

A lofty claim

June 22, 2018 07:05 am

‘The Best Asian Short Stories’, published last year by Kitaab Singapore, comprises of 33 short stories, two amongst them flash fiction of a few hundred words, from 32 different authors, all from Asia. It’s clear that the publishers wanted to come up with a collection of stories that is truly Asian in both its content and its feel. The question is: Do stories narrated by natives come across as original just because they have a local voice? What about the aesthetic aspects and the old-fashioned craft of storytelling?

LISBON, June 8: Portugal forward Goncalo Guedes made a strong claim for a place in their World Cup team by scoring twice in a comfortable 3-0 friendly win over Algeria in their final warm-up match on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The Prime Minister’s press advisor has dismissed Tribhuvan University’s claim that the senate meeting was cancelled due to PM’s poor health condition.

RAJBIRAJ, May 5: As many as 52 people died in road accidents in Saptari in the last ten months. The details of District Traffic Police Office (DTPO), Saptari, show that there have been a total of 239 accidents in the district in the last 10 months of the current fiscal year.

RAJBIRAJ, April 30: The residents of eastern Saptari which borders the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve often have sleepless nights due to the fear of wild elephants entering the settlement.

Wild elephants claim two lives in Jhapa

February 24, 2018 14:58 pm

JHAPA, Feb 24: Two persons were killed at Birtamod-7 in Jhapa district in wild elephants' attacks.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The meeting of the joint task force of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has discussed the potential status of both parties in the National Assembly.

WASHINGTON, Jan 8: Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office.

Bastola, Rana claim singles titles

November 22, 2017 07:09 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Abhishek Bastola of Western Region and Nepal Police Club (NPC)’s Mayanka Rana have claimed the men’s and women’s singles titles of the 14th National Lawn Tennis Tournament held under National Sports Council Championship on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Official figures of pashmina exports in the Fiscal Year 2016/17 show a decline of 11.31 percent year on year. However, traders claim that real foreign currency earning through pashmina export is rising steadily.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nagarik daily has registered a cross complaint with a counter claim of Rs 1.5 billion in damages against Gopal Bahadur Khadka, managing director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), at Kathmandu District Court, accusing the latter of filing a spurious case against the daily’s top officials and journalists.

KATHMANDU, September 3: Media law expert Ram Krishna Timalsena has said that the defamation case filed by chief of Nepal Oil Corporation Gopal Bahadur Khadka against Nepal Republic Media officials and journalists should have been rejected by the court right at the beginning.

KATHMANDU, September 3: Media law expert Ram Krishna Timalsena has said that the defamation case filed by chief of Nepal Oil Corporation Gopal Bahadur Khadka against Nepal Republic Media officials and journalists should have been rejected by the court right at the beginning.

KATHMANDU, Aug. 26: A total of 1,037 people have lost their lives in the last five years in floods and landslides while 534 have gone missing. Likewise, the number of injured is exactly the same with that of missing ones, the Ministry of Home said.

REPUBLICA, July 31: A team of professors and researchers of the Department of Biotechnology at Tribhuvan University (TU) have claimed to have made a breakthrough by converting carbon dioxide (CO2) into an energy source without using solar light.

LONDON, July 16: For the first time in eight grand slam finals over the same amount of years, Roger Federer will not play someone called Andy, Novak or Rafa when he bids for a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday.

DAILEKH, July 8: On December 19 last year, a 15-year-old girl in Achham district was found dead in a Chhaugoth, a shed where girls and women are kept during their menstruation and post delivery.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday stood by President Donald Trump's unproven accusations that his predecessor wiretapped his New York skyscraper, despite growing bipartisan agreement that there's no evidence to back up the claim and mounting pressure to retract the statement.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 13: Malaysia's health minister said Monday that the government will give relatives of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother two to three weeks to claim his body before deciding what to do with it.

Twenty-one civilians were killed in US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in recent months, officials acknowledged today. The deaths bring to at least 220 the number of civilians unintentionally killed since operations to defeat IS began in late summer 2014, though critics say the real number is a lot higher.

GENEVA, Feb 10: Swiss bank Julius Baer says it is facing a claim of 306 million euros ($325 million) for allegedly not preventing the embezzlement of assets from a foreign corporation.

The director and producer of Coffee With D — a film which revolves around a journalist’s attempt to fix an interview with Dawood Ibrahim — on Monday filed a complaint against callers who have been threatening them to make changes in the film if it shows the underworld don in a bad light.

Patients claim acupuncture works wonder

November 29, 2016 01:10 am

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 29: Patients who attended a seven-day acupuncture camp organized by Sanothimi-based Shiv Yog Sadhana Kendra, Nepal claimed that the traditional Chinese therapy worked wonders for them.

NEW DELHI, Nov 19: Two police officers — a husband and wife — have been suspended in India for falsely claiming they scaled Mount Everest in Nepal in May, police said Thursday.

Tuins, tubes continue to claim lives

October 5, 2016 07:44 am

DARCHULA, Oct 4: People falling down from ropeway into the Mahakali River and drowning is no more a news for Darchula locals. Every year they lose their village folks to the perilous journey.

ISLAMABAD, Sept 29: Pakistan said India's claim of a "surgical strike" across the countries' de facto border in the disputed region of Kashmir was an illusion, saying that the incident was "cross-border fire".

POKHARA, Sept 19: Downtown Pokhara is getting a dangerous place that can claim life! And the threat is flash floods on its street.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepal's mountaineering authorities are investigating a climbing claim by an Indian couple who are accused of altering photographs of themselves on the summit of Mount Everest, an official said Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Expressing strong dissatisfaction over the performance of the present government, major ruling coalition partner CPN (Maoist Center) has again intensified lobbying to form new government under its own leadership.

LONDON, June 20: Britain's Andy Murray claimed a record fifth title at Queen's Club on Sunday as the top-seeded defending champion recovered from a set and 3-0 down to beat Milos Raonic 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-3.