Twelve years on

January 21, 2019 01:30 am

Decades had happened in the first few weeks of 2007, it will most definitely happen again. History doesn’t repeat itself only as tragedy and farce, sometimes it does push the society forward

BARDIYA, Aug 4: At a time when the failure of an ambitious national pride project – Sikta Irrigation Project – has been drawing the headlines, another important project, Bheri-Babai Irrigation Project, shares a similar fate. Even after three decades, it has shown no real progress except for some works on tunnel construction.

KATHMANDU, June 7: International passenger movement of the country has been projected to increase by six times in the next two decades compared to the current year. This estimate was presented to the Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Monday by an expert team formed by the ministry.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Transport entrepreneurs and the government reached a five point agreement to end decades of syndicate in public transport. Following the agreement, transport entrepreneurs have withdrawn their protests.

MAHENDRANAGAR, March 12: It has already been two decades since Nepal and India agreed to jointly develop Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project on Mahakali River in far-western Nepal. But the project is yet to enter construction phase.

UDAYAPUR, Feb 17: It might be hard for some to believe that the life of a 54-year-old man of Udayapur has been confined to a shed since more than 40 years. Tarka Bahadur Khatri, a mentally challenged person of Katari Municipality -1, Kalikhola has been living a miserable life since years. He can neither speak nor hear.  Despite living in the same village, not many people are aware about his existence.

EU's biggest expansion in two decades

February 4, 2018 00:50 am

The EU Commission publishes a paper setting out the prospect of membership  to six new countries by 2025 as it seeks to breathe new life into the bloc, tighten controls on migration and counter Russian influence in the Balkans - Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo

Swayambhu area some decades ago.

December 2, 2017 09:35 am

Swayambhu area some decades ago.

YEMEN, Nov 9: United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock warned on Wednesday that if a Saudi-led military coalition did not allow humanitarian aid access to Yemen then it would cause “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades with millions of victims.”

Decades of driving

November 7, 2017 10:04 am

Subba Singh Lama is a 60-year-old taxi driver from Kavrepalanchowk. He currently lives in New Road with his family. He started driving a taxi for a living in 2037 BS, when he was 22 years old.

IOWA, Oct 31: Just after Thanksgiving Day in 1983, James Downey dropped off his older brother, John, at a Houston bus station, then quickly turned away so neither the police nor a motorcycle gang affiliated with his brother could later demand details about where the bus was headed.

RASUWA, Oct 24: Locals of Rasuwa have taken initiative to revive a traditional dance of the Tamang community known as Syaba dance. As per the tradition, people of the Tamang community should perform the dance on the first Tuesday after Bhaitika every year. However, this dance was performed in Rasuwa after a hiatus of almost 40 years.

BEIJING, Oct  24: The ruling Communist Party on Tuesday formally lifted Xi Jinping’s status to China’s most powerful ruler in decades, setting the stage for the authoritarian leader to tighten his grip over the country while pursuing an increasingly muscular foreign policy and military expansion.

SEATTLE, April 21:  Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay $170 million in restitution.

Britain's turbulent decades in Europe

JHAPA, Feb 14: The Eastern Development Regional Industrial, Trade, Agriculture and Tourism Fair-2073 BS, is taking place at Bhadrapur Municipality-5 in the district six decades after it took place.

More journalists have been jailed this year by governments around the world than at any time in nearly three decades, primarily because of the crackdown in Turkey after a failed coup in July, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The biggest and brightest full moon was lighting up in the sky in nearly after 69 years around the globe.

LOS ANGELES. Nov 13: When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone's house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one.

RAJBIRAJ, Sept 14: The dream project of the people of the Tarai belt, believed to do wonders in developing the entire region, is headed nowhere as the construction of the Postal Highway has been lingering for over four decades.

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, Aug 31: The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century landed in the central city of Santa Clara on Wednesday morning, re-establishing regular air service severed at the height of the Cold War.

BANEPA, July 15: Almost two decades have elapsed but the construction of a 64-km road linking the Kavrepalanchowk district headquarters, Dhulikhel, with various VDCs of Kavrepalanchowk district still remains incomplete.

KALIKOT, June 25: The construction of Suntharali Airport in Kalikot has been lingering on since the last 31 years. According to locals, the work has come to a virtual halt due to the negligence of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the local authorities.