KATHMANDU, July 29: The much awaited T20 tri-series of Nepal national cricket team is scheduled to take place today. All three matches will be played at the historic Lord’s Cricket Ground, London.

A weak economy and accusations of collusion await the incoming prime minister

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has objected to the use of word ‘Kaur’ in Sunny Leone’s upcoming biopic series, Karenjit Kaur.

DHARAN, June 21: Dharan Sub-metropolitan City of Sunsari district could not meet its revenue mobilization target of the current fiscal year. As the new fiscal year approaches, the metropolis faces immense pressure to enhance its revenue mobilization.

KATHMANDU, June 16: In yet another blow to the establishment faction of Nepali Congress (NC), a panel led by Pushkar Acharya, who is close to the rival faction in the party, has been elected as the new leader of Trade Union Congress, a sister organisation of the party.

The Democratic Republic of Congo faces a “very high” public health risk from Ebola, the World Health Organization warns, after the disease spreads to a major city.

Nepal Tourism Board and the Nepal National Ethnographic Museum jointly launched Jan Salter’s ‘Faces of Nepal’ Web page at Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap on Tuesday.

GENEVA, May 18: Democratic Republic of Congo faces a "very high" public health risk from Ebola after the disease was confirmed in one patient in a major city, the World Health Organization said on Friday, raising its assessment from "high" previously.

KALIKOT, May 5: Police have arrested ward chairman of Raskot Municipality-1 Nawaraj Sanjyal for his unruly behavior at a Dohorisanjh in Surkhet.

RUKUM, April 28: Police have arrested teenage couple from Jaidhune, Sanibheri rural municipality-7 on the charge of child marriage.

JODHPUR, April 25: A Jodhpur court on Wednesday convicted self-styled godman Asaram of raping a minor girl, dashing the hopes of thousands of followers who claim he is innocent. The special court also convicted two others in the 2013 case amid watertight security, letting off two of his alleged accomplices.

DANG, April 21: Babai Rural Municipality office recently extracted mines from over six rivers in the region. The existing laws allow local bodies to use local resources for development, but there certainly are some guidelines.

Zuckerberg faces music over privacy scandal

UDAYAPUR, April 3: District Court Udayapur has sentenced a man to one year in jail along with a fine of Rs 5,000 for marrying a second wife.

BANEPA, March 30: As many as 14 transport committees have waged a fierce war against Mayur Yatayat transportation service in Banepa, Dhulikhel. As this newly introduced transportation service posed threat to their strong syndicate along the Araniko Highway, the other transport entrepreneurs have united against it. Demanding cancelation of its Kathmandu-Banepa route permit, the entrepreneurs have threatened to bring transportation service to a halt in several areas of Kavre in case their demand is not fulfilled.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The national football team of Nepal is hoping to make positive end of AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers as it takes on Yemen in the last match on Tuesday.

UDAYAPUR, March 25: Human settlements around Katari are at high risk from forest fires that have occurred at Belsrot, Khasibas and Risku of Churiya area in Udayapur district. These areas lie in Katari Municipality.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepal is set to face Hong Kong in the last match of group stage of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 4: As Nepal is going to play the first ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 match against Zimbabwe on Sunday, the momentum is with Nepal inspired by success stories of teenage sensation Sandeep Lamichhane and some other players’ outstanding performance in recent matches.

KAPILVASTU Feb 18: Seven local levels in Kapilvastu district do not have fire engines and depend on other municipalities in case of emergencies.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The final match between Canada and Nepal under the ICC World Cricket League Division Two on Wednesday will be a must-win game for Nepal to qualify to the ICC World Cup 2019 Qualifiers being held in Zimbabwe.

NC repeats old faces under PR category

February 14, 2018 08:23 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Although the provision of proportional representation (PR) category was introduced in the constitution to ensure the representation of backward and marginalized communities in the parliament, political parties have been found grossly misusing the provision.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Selection of candidates for the National Assembly election is turning out to be a herculean task for the major political parties, with hundreds of leaders lobbying for a place in the upper house of the bicameral legislature.  The National Assembly poll, which will elect 56 out of its 59 members, is taking place on February 7.

UK 'faces build-up of plastic waste'

January 1, 2018 14:11 pm

LONDON, Jan 1: Britain has been shipping up to 500,000 tonnes of plastic for recycling in China every year, but now the trade has been stopped.

42 pc new faces in parliament under FPTP

December 13, 2017 06:22 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Of the total 165 lawmakers in parliament to be elected under the first-past-the-post (FPTP) category, at least 40 percent are going to be new faces. In the 275-member lower house, 110 members are to be nominated under the proportional representation (PR) category after the allocation of PR seats to  political parties on the basis of the PR votes they secured  across the country.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 10: Voters of Sindhupalchowk have elected educated, hardworking, dedicated, intelligent and enthusiastic candidates in the recently concluded provincial assembly elections.

Nepal faces disappointing defeat to UAE

December 7, 2017 02:15 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Nepal suffered a seven-wicket defeat to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in an ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) match on Wednesday.

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.

Old faces in the fray in Khotang

November 19, 2017 04:00 am

KHOTANG, Nov 19: With the objective of giving a tough fight to their rivals, almost all parties in Khotang have fielded seasoned candidates for the upcoming federal and provincial polls scheduled for November 26. Many of the experienced candidates have taken this as an opportunity to repeat their victories while some have taken it as a chance to avenge past defeats.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Nepal national football head coach Gyotoku Koji had changed his team’s playing formation in AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers’ match against Tajikistan, in order to bring defensive balance in the team.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Samridhi Rawal and Ashirwad Baral were crowned the winners for fifth Republica My City Presents En Vogue modeling contest in the female and male categories, respectively.

SINDHULI, Nov 8: With the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections drawing closer, electoral discussions have gripped almost every nook and corner of Sindhuli district. While candidates busy charting plans to crush their opponents, voters , on the other hand, re contemplating who they should choose in the elections.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Nepal suffered third straight defeat in the AFC U-19 Championship 2018 Qualifiers, as it went down 1-0 to United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday.

ROLPA, Nov 3: The CPN (Maoist Center) still has a strong hold in Rolpa district, the place of origin of the decade-long armed Maoist conflict. Of late, however, other parties have entered the district and created their own influence base, paving the way for an interesting electoral contest which would otherwise have been one-sided.

PANCHTHAR, Oct 29: As the major political parties prefer to field established leaders for elections rather than take a risk with untried ones, the election battles in Panchthar district are set to be dominated by the same old faces again.

Old faces in election fray in Khotang

October 28, 2017 01:04 am

KHOTANG, Oct 27: Most candidates fielded by both major and fringe political parties for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections in Khotang district are old faces.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Over half of those elected in the first-phase parliamentary elections scheduled for November 26 are likely to be old faces.  Over 36 former lawmakers from the major political parties are contesting  37 constituencies  in 32 hill and mountain districts.

ILAM, Oct 10: Instead of encouraging newcomers, most of the political parties have once again prioritized old faces in ticket distribution for  the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections, and this has raised fears that public enthusiasm for the polls could be slightly dampened.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 8: Many young and new faces recorded upset victories over established names with an astonishing margin of votes in the recently held third phase of local polls. The fresh candidates themselves were taken aback by their stunning victory.  Pokhariya Municipality of Birgunj in Province 2 is one of such municipalities where young and new candidates defeated veteran competitors making a clean sweep in all the posts of the local units.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 9: Many young and new faces recorded upset victories over established names with an astonishing margin of votes in the recently held third phase of local polls. The fresh candidates themselves were taken aback by their stunning victory.  Pokhariya Municipality of Birgunj in Province 2 is one of such municipalities where young and new candidates defeated veteran competitors making a clean sweep in all the posts of the local units.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 8: With the local elections now successfully concluded, the country's attention has shifted towards the parliamentary and provincial elections which will be held simultaneously in two phases on November 26 and December 7.

DHARAN, Oct 6: Land mafias have encroached at least 42 bighas of land belonging to Sardu watershed area - the main source of water for the locals of Dharan Sub-metropolis in Sunsari district.

MOSCOW, Oct 4: Six decades after Sputnik, a refined version of the rocket that put the first artificial satellite in orbit remains the mainstay of Russia’s space program — a stunning tribute to the country’s technological prowess, but also a sign that it has failed to build upon its achievements.

BERLIN, Sept 25:  German Chancellor Angela Merkel was embarking Monday on a complicated quest to form a new government for Europe’s biggest economy and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party.

En Vogue unmasks faces for Grand Finale

September 25, 2017 10:25 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Amid music blaring through the speakers at Club Déjà Vu, Durbar Marg, 67 participants for ‘Republica My City Presents En Vogue Fashion Show’ were revealed on Saturday.

This comes in the wake of reports that RPP (D) is picking then Minister for Supplies Deepak Bohora, who is alleged to have masterminded the controversial land procurement deal of the state-owned NOC.

NEW DELHI, August 28: Thousands of supporters of an Indian quasi-religious sect leader left his headquarters in northern India on Sunday as authorities relaxed a curfew a day ahead of his sentencing for rape.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 13: The composite fiber LPG cylinders, imported in Nepal after a delay of four years since the government issued a related policy, is now facing problems of distribution.

COLOMBO, August 2: India captain Virat Kohli has confirmed that fit-again opening batsman KL Rahul will return to the side for the second test against Sri Lanka, with Abhinav Mukund appearing the player most likely to lose his spot.

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.