Livestock statistics influence the development of plans and policies related to the livestock sector. But, in the case of Nepal, such statistics are misleading. These misleading statistics as a result of inaccuracy in data have failed to translate plans and policies by the Department of Livestock Services (DLS) and Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), thereby resulting in a lack of achieving objectives set by DLS and MoALD.

PROVIDENCE, Nov 3: Facebook said it will shut down its face-recognition system and delete the faceprints of more than 1 billion people amid growing concerns about the technology and its misuse by governments, police and others.

Reengineering census methodology

March 12, 2021 07:00 am

Instead of using traditional method of conducting census in ten years, it is time to introduce a way to get daily census data which is possible by using simple technological tools.

Nepal’s Constitution has some great provisions to advance women’s rights, particularly to support the significant increase in women’s representation and participation in all spheres of government.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal has so far witnessed a total of 62,797 cases of COVID-19 with 1,204 more people diagnosed for the virus in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

LONDON, April 21: The true extent of Britain’s COVID-19 death toll was more than 40% higher than the government’s daily figures indicated as of April 10, according to data that put the country on track to become among the worst-hit in Europe.

They are watching you

March 25, 2020 10:10 am

Facial recognition cameras equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled body temperature detection technology have been installed in cities across China to detect people who may be infected with COVID-19 to prevent them from traveling. The facial recognition technology (FR) is probably developed with good intentions, but experts argue this intrusive surveillance could be potentially used by totalitarian regimes against the population. Therefore, many pro-social technology experts, human rights activists, and politicians have been calling for a ban. The law enforcement agencies and other technologists, however, argue FR has the potential to offer huge benefits to society and are instead a calling for proper regulation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on Thursday said that there has been 83% progress made in the post-earthquake reconstruction of private housing, schools, government buildings, health institutions and cultural heritages during four years of its establishment.

July 24: Facebook Inc (FB.O) agreed to pay a $100 million fine to settle charges by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it misled investors for more than two years about the misuse of its users’ data, the regulator said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 14: In recent times, there has been an increasing trend in road accidents across the country.

ATLANTA , Dec 21: Facebook has shared users’ private messages, contact information and other personal data with companies such as Microsoft and Spotify, according to a New York Times report that was alarming even in light of previous disclosures about the social network’s practices.

WASHINGTON, Dec 20: Facebook Inc shares sank on Wednesday as concerns about its ability to safeguard user data sparked a government lawsuit, criticism in the U.S. Congress and a New York Times report on how it had shared data with other companies.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Data maintained by Nepal Police show that around 83 percent of the people who went missing in the last five years were either women or children.

Social media mining is a process of getting data from those who use social media and such gathered data is basically known as big data

Bank on data

October 3, 2018 01:30 am

Nepal is standing at a critical juncture of political and economic change that presents new opportunities to collect, open, and act on data

Sept 7: Financial data has been stolen from potentially hundreds of thousands of British Airways customers who made online bookings in recent weeks, extending a run of embarrassing technological mishaps suffered by the UK flag carrier.

Facebook has just blocked a truckload of apps from accessing its user's data.

July 3: A federal investigation into Facebook Inc’s data breach with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened focus on the actions and statements of the tech giant, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the inquiries.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Clean Energy Nepal in collaboration with the US Embassy in Nepal held a workshop entitled 'Open data for policy formulation, decision making and citizen-government partnership to improve air quality' on Tuesday with the aim to sensitize stakeholders on the importance of data-based decisions.

WASHINGTON, June 8: A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s neighbor may have harbored life.

All data leaks are not equally harmful and a leak is generally less harmful than a data breach.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The number of users of Nepal Telecom data services has exceeded 10 million. According to the company latest statistics, the number of GSM data services is currently counted at 9,795,100, while 136,500 people are using CDMA data services and the Wi-Max service users is 17,000.

Facebook makes a great show of pretending to care about safeguarding your data, but today, it’s shattered that illusion. The company has confirmed to Reuters that it won’t be extending the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)laws worldwide.

KATHMANDU, April 16: It has been found that the number of households receiving housing grants meant for victims of 2015 earthquakes is higher than households recorded in national census.

Mark Zuckerberg also says his own information was handed over to Cambridge Analytica

Ncell brings new data packs

April 12, 2018 07:29 am

KATHMANDU, April 12: Ncell Pvt Ltd Has launched new data packs under its scheme 'Fuel Your Fun' for its customers.

Today Facebook will tell the 87 million users who may have had their information shared with Cambridge Analytica.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Government officials, stakeholders and civil society members as well as representatives of development agencies have stressed on the need of open government data policy and work plan in federal Nepal.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 22: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence Wednesday on the data scandal rocking the social media giant, admitting mistakes that led to a "breach of trust" with its two billion users, and vowing to step up.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Ncell - the first private telecommunication service provider of the country -- has seen an influx in data use by 130 percent.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: While the political and cultural history of a nation is written in words and phrases, the same for the country’s economy are penned using numbers and figures.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: While the political and cultural history of a nation is written in words and phrases, the same for the country’s economy are penned using numbers and figures.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 1: National Tuberculosis Centre (NTC) has started conducting a survey to collect fact data of tuberculosis patients for the first time in its history.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The joint task force of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has begun its job from Friday. The task force has started preparing for the National Assembly election and to constitute province government.

Youth in data

December 25, 2017 01:30 am

Only by providing adequate opportunities to the youths, can Nepal realize its dream of transitioning into the middle-income country by 2030.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Bikas Udhyami with the technical assistance of the Central Bureau of Statistics launched a series of videos to demystify different aspects of Nepal’s development by explaining them on the basis of officially available data in an easy to understandable manner on Monday.

An important aspect for this is world’s participation with respect to creating open data. Where does the data come from? Certainly, there is existing data that the government has. But, then we are talking about community-based data generation. So the communities themselves making decision about what data they want to have collected, what they like to be able to share and how that process might work.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Bikas Udhyami, a private company, handed over an excel file of agriculture statistics to the Ministry of Agricultural Development amid a function in Kathmandu on Monday.

New data pack offer from Ncell

September 6, 2017 07:34 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Ncell Pvt Ltd has launched new data pack offer for its customers. Issuing a statement, the company said the customers subscribing to any data packs will get extra same volume of fourth generation (4G) data as a bonus, and can enjoy internet service at as low as 2 paisa per MB, including taxes.

Potent, climate warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories – a key provision of the Paris climate deal – according  to a BBC investigation.

NEW YORK, August 8: Hackers using the name “Mr. Smith” posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded that HBO pay a ransom of several million dollars to prevent further such releases.

Why Store Your Data Online?

July 24, 2017 11:56 am

Since the advent of internet, the technology industry has been steadily moving away from local storage to remote, server-based storage and processing—what is known as the cloud. Look at music and movies: we used to play them from local media, but now they’re streamed from servers. You can reap the same advantages of anywhere-access and sharing (and the productivity gains that can bring), as well as the reduction of local storage requirements by keeping your own documents and media files in the cloud. We’ve rounded up the best cloud storage and file-sharing and -syncing services to help you decide which you should use.

Data for development

July 5, 2017 00:15 am

Only disaggregated and publicly available data will help us realize our dream of inclusive development

The massive disastrous events continually occur imposing a great threat to the present day human civilization, particularly on the aspects of development and socio-economic arena of people. The frequency and magnitude of the natural and human induced disasters are on the rise. When a disaster strikes, it hits hard and affects the low income countries where poverty, poor and inadequate infrastructure further make the situation worse.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Huawei Technologies, in association with Ncell, launched has launched its new smartphone -- Huawei P10 Plus -- bundled with Ncell Data pack in Nepali market on Friday.

When Apple announced the iPod in 2001, its successes was largely tired to the iTunes store as well. Before such mass digitalization of music, people used to carry around bulky cassette players or compact disk players to satiate their portable music needs. While the iPod worked with digitalized music files that people used to rip off of musical compact disks, Apple made it even simpler by providing digital music files directly from the record companies themselves. This led to a revolution in the way digital musical content was being consumed, people started buying music directly from the iTunes store and transferring them to their iPods.

LONDON, May 14:  A global “ransomware” cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in many other nations.

4G subscribers rue slow data speed

April 29, 2017 00:20 am

KATHMANDU, April 29: Nepal Telecom's 4G subscribers have started voicing dissatisfaction over service quality even though it has only been four months since the high-speed next generation telecommunications network was rolled out.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Nepal Telecom has announced various cheap internet data packages valid for certain days depending upon the volume of internet data.

Ncell brings new data packs

April 22, 2017 11:16 am

KATHMANDU, April 22: Mobile network service provider Ncell has announced new data packs under its ‘Internet for All’ campaign.