LONDON, Aug 2:  Former world number one Andy Murray took another big step in his comeback from hip surgery by beating fellow Brit Kyle Edmund 7-6(4) 1-6 6-4 in the second round of the Citi Open on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Amid concerns that the government may go back on its decision to end public transport syndicate, the government has decided to initiate the process of scrapping all the organizations and committees set up by transport operators and also bring all the properties owned by such organizations under the ownership of the government.

JUMLA, July 15: Ganga Mahat of Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla, has been participating in the latest fast-unto-death of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC for the last eight days. She has been continuously extending her support and solidarity to Dr KC by urging others to join him to pile pressure on the government to address his demands.

KATHMANDU, July 14: On July 7, Sunil Pokharel, a daily commuter along the Maitighar-Tinkune road section, was stuck in a traffic jam on his bike near St Xavier's College when he decided to overtake a few vehicles in front of him by venturing into the wrong lane.

KATHMANDU, July 1: The population-based cancer registrations (PBCRs) are taking place in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 28: A task force formed by the Ministry of Finance to resolve the dispute over levying capital gains tax (CGT) on bonus and rights shares is yet to come up with its report.

JHAPA, June 25: Dhanamaya Thapa, a resident of Shivasatakshi Municipality, would always worry about her future as she has no formal education. Though peasant’s life would not attract her, she used to think that she had no options. However, her future had something else for her in store.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The number of Indian tourists visiting Nepal has seen a sharp rise after the recent visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, according to Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) officials.

Let foreign investors come

May 31, 2018 01:00 am

The fear of local entrepreneurs that they will be wiped out by global brands if multinational companies are allowed to enter Nepali market is baseless

The budget is not in line with the spirit of federalism. It is not up to my expectation as the first budget of the federal government; it's rather similar to previous budgets.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Investors will have to wait for few more few weeks to get margin trading facility from brokerage firms as Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) needs to get the nod of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) to start such service.

KATHMANDU, May 6: All assets of over 300 Bus Entrepreneurs Committees and their federations, which won't exist by the end of Mid July, will come under ownership of government automatically as per law. Such assets which will come under government ownership includes the money deposited in the banks, office buildings and other movable assets owned by those committees, which are registered at the district administration offices under  Association Registration Act 1977.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Nepal’s sole international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), will be operational for 21 hours a day starting from May 21, 2018.

SURKHET, April 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that all three border points of Karnali Province with the northern neighbor China will soon come into operation.

KATHMANDU, April 11: Celebrated Nepali artists will be exhibiting their paintings in an exhibition, “Ages of Paintings Mini-Large” at Music Art Gallery, Jhamiskhel from April 14 to May 1.

Wait for the right time to come

April 4, 2018 10:32 am

I am a 29-year-old woman. My family is very worried about my marriage. It’s been three years since they have been searching a guy for me. They introduce me to well-settled guys living abroad. But I don’t know why I can’t make adjustments and think of getting married.

Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ come to Nepal

March 13, 2018 08:22 am

KATHMANDU, March 13: Samsung Nepal on Monday launched the ninth generation of Samsung's flagship 'Galaxy S' series smartphone in the Nepali market.

KATHMANDU, March 9: A total of nine community mediation centers in nine different wards of Rangeli Municipality in Morang district came into operation from Friday. The mediation centers, established with the assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), will assist the municipality to develop mechanisms for enhancing access of marginalized and poor people to justice at the local level.

MANGALBARE, Ilam, March 8: An unidentified group has assaulted two employees of the Chiyabari FM in Ilam Wednesday night.

NEWYORK, Mar 6: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York has decided to repatriate 11th and 12th century images of Lord Budhha and Uma Maheshwor, which were stolen from Nepal during the 1980s.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The government will start implementing Cold Store Construction Project from the current fiscal year, officials of Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) said.

Where riders come together

February 16, 2018 14:23 pm

Started as a casual gathering of a handful of passionate bikers, Riders Unified today serves as a recognized platform for people sharing a common interest of the thrilling sport, biking. This vibrant group, with 400 registered members, and more than a thousand trainees, seeks to promote freestyle riding in Nepal along with road safety.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 10: A rare invitation to Pyongyang for the South Korean president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerated diplomatic warming that included more handshakes, some Korean liquor over lunch and the potential shared joy of watching a “unified” Korea team play hockey at the Olympics.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: South Korean company Landmark Worldwide (LMW), which prepared a detailed feasibility study of the proposed second international airport (SIA) in Nijgadh of Bara, has cold-shouldered the government's call to come and hold a discussion with the tourism ministry for receiving payment.

RASUWA, Jan 27: The Galchi-Betrawati-Mailung-Syafrubesi road, a project of national pride, is set to be completed and brought into operation from mid-April. Nepal Army, who undertook the construction for sections of the road, has said that the construction work for the shortest road connecting Kathmandu to China is in its last phase. The opening of track for the road has been completed, according to officials. The road construction had started in mid-April 2015.

CHITWAN, Jan 5: Birds of various species have started arriving here flying across the Himalayas to escape the biting cold.

Lubbock, a city where dreams come true

December 16, 2017 12:22 pm

Every year thousands of Nepali students travel to the United States of America in pursuit of higher education. In the summer of 2011, I too boarded a flight to Lubbock, a beautiful city in Texas from the Tribhuvan International Airport. I was so overwhelmed that day, as it was my first time travelling abroad and I was going to be living on my own, away from family.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The government is to come up with a special package targeting survivors of natural disasters (landslides and floods) that hit different parts of the country recently.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 20 : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said those forces wanting to murder democracy have now united.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said time has come to fully implement the constitution by ending the political transition long existing in the country.

What you want in life does not come easy- heart to heart with Malvika

KANCHANPUR, Oct 4: Ten people from Laljhadi rural municipality-5 in the districtwho drank the milk of a cow bitten by a rabid dog have come to the Mahakali Zonal Hospital fearing rabies infection.

CHITWAN, September 12: The Narayangadh-Muglin road section is to be opened for traffic 24 hours from Wednesday in view of the approaching Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.

When the lights come on (Photo feature)

September 8, 2017 10:15 am

People say Kathmandu is dusty when it doesn’t rain and muddy when it does but it always looks surreal and mesmerizing to me. And I especially enjoy nighttime in Kathmandu. Have you ever strolled around aimlessly once dusk falls? I always find myself wandering around the streets of New Road, Durbar Marg, or Thamel before I head home after a busy day at work.

Fair price shops come into operation

September 1, 2017 20:32 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: The Ministry of Supplies has brought into operation the fair price shops to ease the supply of daily consumption goods in view of the upcoming seasonal festivals.

KATHMANDU, August 29: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the detail project report (DPR) of Pancheswar and Mahakali projects would be finalized in a month, which he said would bring drastic changes in the development of the far and mid-western region. The region shall also soon boast of a dry port and at a technical school.

DAMAK, August 28: The Bhutanese refugees have deducted their own ration to provide relief support to the flood survivors in ward no. 7 of Jhapa rural municipality.

BANKE, August 19: The neighbors are busy reconstructing his house. They are retrieving the buried household goods. But 36-year-old Kamilal Tharu is still loitering around his destroyed house.

KATHMANDU, August 9: While banks have observed growth in their deposit volume in recent weeks, bankers say that the skyrocketing interest rates are less likely to come down at least before the second quarter of the current fiscal year 2017/18.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly is a battle-hardened commander who would bring a background of military discipline and order to President Donald Trump’s roiling White House as the new chief of staff.

LOS ANGELES: Cheery Hi-5, a snobbish Poop and a conflicted Meh have starring roles in the animated ‘The Emoji Movie’, which imagines a world inside cellphones where emojis rebel against portraying just one emotion all their lives.

KATHMANDU, July 11:Each family in Kathmandu district will in future have to pay Rs 219 per month for garbage collection, according to  the Investment Board Nepal (IBN).

WASHINGTON, July 4: Whether by whim or design, President Donald Trump keeps adding fuel to his incendiary Twitter battle against the media. The press is an easy target for the Republican president, and one his supporters love to hate.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) is setting up a high-tech calibration unit in Hetauda to provide calibration service for petroleum tankers.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The government is putting Rs 1 million cap on cash transactions starting July 16.

Time has come

May 4, 2017 00:25 am

Addressing a seminar in Kathmandu on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) initiative, Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara last week expressed his government’s commitment to signing up for the initiative.

BANIYANI(Jhapa), April 29: A total of 706 new industries were registered and came into operation in the last nine months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Defense Minister Balkrishna Khand has said the Nepal Army is all committed to guaranteeing security in the upcoming local-level election.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Import and export of goods via aerial route has come to a grinding halt since Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Energy Minister Janardan Sharma said load-shedding would not take place in the days to come under any pretext with the country now entering the 'era of brightness'.