Lunar enthusiasts across Africa and Eurasia were treated Friday night to a rare experience: the longest lunar eclipse expected for a century. Dubbed a “blood moon” for its reddish hue, the stunning beauty of the eclipsed moon has been captured by professional and amateur photographers alike.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The Weather Forecasting Division of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicated a possibility of heavy rainfall in some sections of central and western parts in the country for three the next three days.

NEW DELHI, July 9: Heavy rains continued to disrupt normal life in Mumbai on Monday as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted 'extremely heavy rainfall' over the city and suburbs.

Talks with the United States over how to reform the main U.N. rights body have failed to meet Washington's demands, activists and diplomats say, suggesting that the Trump administration will quit the Geneva forum whose session opens on Monday.

RAJBIRAJ, June 9: According to District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Saptari, the volume of mango production will finally increase this year after a continuing slowdown for five years. Officials speculate that should the weather remain consistent, the production will double this year as compared to the last fiscal year. Saptari, which is considered to be the 'mango capital of Nepal', had produced 61,700 tons of mango in the Fiscal Year 2011/12. But after that, the district has hardly produced a third of the quantity.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The announcement of Buddha Air to operate scheduled flights between Nepalgunj and New Delhi is expected to benefit the country's tourism industry.

The people of Ireland will vote on Friday in a historic referendum on whether to repeal or retain a constitutional clause protecting the rights of the unborn that has produced one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in the world.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Each Nepali will earn an average of US $ 1,004 (Rs 106,333 as per Wednesday's exchange rate) in the current fiscal year, which ends in mid-July.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said that the digital ticketing system (box office) would help make the film industry profitable. The box office system has been implemented to make the sale and distribution of films systematic and transparent, he added.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The meeting of the cabinet is underway at Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Singh Durbar.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: The reimbursement of the foreign assistance has not been received as per the expectations since the latter was not effectively mobilized.

NUWAKOT, Dec 25: A small stream originated from the Himalayas looks reddish brown while flowing downhill from Sisdole, a landfill site in Nuwakot district where almost all the waste materials generated in the Kathmandu Valley are dumped.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Dr Govinda Dhakal, professor of public administration, has expressed that the services provided by the local level could not meet as per expectation as decentralization concept could not get adopted in practice.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 21: The National Examinations Board is preparing to publish Class 11 final examinations results of by January 5.  The Class 11 final examinations were held on June 15 after deferring them from time to time citing the local level elections. The Board has delayed in also announcing the results of this examination citing the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 22: With several fresh faces filing their nominations for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections, an interesting and fierce electoral battle is expected in Bhaktapur.

LONDON, Oct 19: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Supreme Court officials said on Tuesday that the apex court would decide on Wednesday whether or not to issue a stay order in relation to a writ petition seeking to arrange separate ballot papers for the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections and for first-past-the-post and proportional representation systems.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The 'Belt and Road Initiative' is expected to promote economic activities through the expansion of connectivity at the international level.

NEW YORK, September 11: While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days.

LONDON, August 23: The original handwritten score for the Beatles song ‘Eleanor Rigby’ is to be sold at auction, alongside the deeds of the grave of the woman said to have been immortalized by the Fab Four.

CHARIKOT, Aug 20: Monsoon rain coupled with other factors have affected the construction works of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project.

KATHMANDU, July 21:The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent foreign aid agency of the US government, has said that it is finalizing the projects under its US$ 500 million grant to Nepal. The Corporation expects that an agreement will be signed with Nepal for the five-year-long compact program, by September this year.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The upgrading of Biratnagar Milk Supply Scheme's capacity in producing powdered milk is expected to eradicate 'milk holiday' in Nepal.

WASHINGTON, June 30: A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.

UNITED NATIONS, June 22: India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 22: A meeting of CPN (Maoist Center) held at the central party headquarters on Monday in Peris Danda has concluded that the party has achieved the election results as expected.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Heavy rainfall the Kathmandu Valley is witnessing these days is expected to continue for a few more days.

CHITWAN, May 14: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said the people are very much excited about participating in the first fully – powered local level elections taking place in Nepal.

Oil prices fell in thin trade on Tuesday after the Easter holiday break shut many markets for as long as four days and as a U.S. government report indicated rising production.

KATHMANDU, March 10: The sudden change in weather due to the influence of westerly wind is likely to bring rain showers in various regions of the country on Friday, according to Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).

SURKHET, Feb 15: Sunita BK of Tatopani - 8 started to feel labor pain four days before the delivery date predicted by her doctors at the local health post. Due to the remoteness of the village and absolute lack of transportation services, her family was not able to take her to the health post on time. It took hours before she could be readied to be taken to the nearest health facility. But she died midway. The incident happened only four months ago.

WASHINGTON, Jan 25: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders starting on Wednesday that include a temporary ban on most refugees and a suspension of visas for citizens of Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, say congressional aides and immigration experts briefed on the matter.

WASHINGTON, Dec 19: The U.S. Electoral College is expected on Monday to officially select Republican Donald Trump as the next president in a vote that is usually routine but takes place this year amid allegations of Russian hacking to try to influence the election.

BARDIYA, Nov 21: Census of endangered tiger has begun in Bardiya National Park from Sunday. The counting is being carried out with camera-trapping technology placed in various areas of the park.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: As Indian President prepares to visit Nepal after a hiatus of almost two decades, former diplomats and experts in Kathmandu see this as reflection of New Delhi's desire to improve 'troubled' relations between Nepal and India.

A high-profile Google event Tuesday is widely expected to show a new emphasis on hardware, challenging rivals Apple and Amazon and launching a new strategy for the online giant.

Google smartphone expected at Oct. 4 event

September 20, 2016 16:23 pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 20: Google late Monday sent out invitations to an October 4 event, hinting that the Internet titan will show off a new smartphone powered by its Android mobile software.

CALIFORNIA, Sept 7: Apple on Wednesday is expected to introduce a new iPhone and perhaps a second-generation smartwatch as it polishes its lineup of devices to shine during the year-end shopping season.

Food prices expected to rise: Report

August 20, 2016 00:30 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Price of most of the food commodities are expected to increase in the next month as the lean season is about to begin, according to a report.