SYDNEY/TOKYO, July 14: Australian states tightened borders and restricted pub visits on Tuesday, while Disney prepared to close its Hong Kong theme park and Japan stepped up tracing as a jump in novel coronavirus cases across Asia fanned fears of a second wave of infections.

The psychology of procrastination

November 1, 2019 11:11 am

You know you need to have that slightly aching tooth checked out before it gets worse. But you dread going to the dentist. And so you put it off, promising yourself you will go next week. Before you know it’s been six months and you are consciously using the right side of your mouth to chew.

Plans of destiny

October 24, 2019 08:14 am

Long before it could hold love The fears found its place  Neither reality nor dreams won When souls were hesitant to feel and embrace.

RATNANAGAR July 9:Chitwan, the district in Province 1, is on high alert following an escalating risk of natural disaster. The District Disaster Management Committee and the District Security Coordination Committee are jointly working to mitigate the risk of monsoon flood and landslide.

KATHMANDU, July 1: The government’s crackdown on demonstrators at Maitighar Mandala, a roundabout popular for demonstrations given its proximity to Singha Durbar, the government seat, after it was declared a ‘no protest zone’, has sparked fresh criticisms of the KP Oli-led government for ‘curtailing civil liberties’.

Although floods are not a new phenomenon in the Tarai belt, prevention measures are hardly taken to avert or minimize crisis. In lack of such measures, hundreds of people are affected by floods every year.

More than 50 people have reportedly been shot dead in Bangladesh over the past week after authorities launched anti-narcotics raids that have already drawn comparisons to a Philippines-style drug war.

CHITWAN, May 9: In the last 10 months 97 people lost life from 195 road accidents in Chitwan. Some of these accidents occurred along the Naryanghat–Munglin road- one of the busiest highways in the country.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The cabinet meeting on Tuesday cancelled a foreign visit by two judges on the ground that the trip was not necessary.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The cabinet meeting on Tuesday canceled a foreign visit by two judges on the ground that the trip was not necessary.

Barcelona’s financial and strategy director Pancho Schroder says Lionel Messi’s €700 million release clause may not be big enough to prevent rivals clubs from matching it.

BEIJING Mar 9: The world can only benefit as China marches toward "irresistible" national rejuvenation and assumes greater global leadership under President Xi Jinping, China's top diplomat said Thursday as he sought to dismiss concerns about China's rise while also underscoring its inevitability.

Hong Kong, Jan 11: A church in northern China was demolished this week, the second in less than a month, sparking fears of a wider campaign against Christians as authorities prepare to enforce new laws on religion.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: CPN-UML Chairman K P Sharma Oli, who is widely seen as the prime minister-in-waiting after his party became the single largest party in the recently held parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, has asked one and all not to run after rumors that the left alliance government won't have good relations with India.

Make fears your best friend

November 8, 2017 09:27 am

Life is full of challenges. And these challenges sometimes lead us to become a better person or break from the core self. With challenges comes a fear. Fear of unknown is something that can’t be predicted and can lead you to frustration and depression if you are inclined more into it.

Argentinian football chiefs held a meeting with the Russian ambassador over safety fears sparked by a sick image ISIS mock up of Lionel Messi crying blood.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Arguing that 'militant cadres' of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) could unduly influence the polls, a section of leaders from the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) are exerting pressure on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to hold the two-phases of polls in one go.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: A meeting of the Nepali Congress central committee today discussed the issues of candidate nomination process and its criteria for the forthcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies slated for late this year.

NEW YORK, July 30: Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law — or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections.

BEIJING, July 18: Users of WhatsApp in China and security researchers have reported widespread service disruptions amid fears that the popular messaging service may be at least partially blocked by authorities in the world's most populous country.

BEIJING, July 8: China’s imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo’s two brothers were being allowed to travel to a northeastern city to visit him in a hospital Saturday, a friend and a former lawyer said, as concerns mounted over his deteriorating health.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

BIRTAMOD, March 4: CPN-UML senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has said that the constitution promulgated through the Constituent Assembly (CA) would fail if all three tiers of elections were not held by January 21, 2018.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: With memories of pain and devastations caused by the 2015 earthquakes still fresh in the minds of the people, Nepal marked the 19th Earthquake Safety Day on Sunday and resolved to be better prepared to cope with such disasters in the coming days.

Of dreams, fears, & fun

January 6, 2017 10:08 am

As a kid, Samriddhi Rai had always been fascinated by nature and often dreamt of hosting a travel show. But of all things, who knew it would be the devastating earthquakes of 2015 and a few careless words spoken by a foreigner friend in its wake that would motivate her to work towards her childhood dream.

LONDON, Nov 9: The world will face a starkly different America when President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath of office in January.

NEW DELHI, Sept 7: After first England and then Australia rewrote the cricket record books just days apart, some commentators are warning that a glut of runs risks wrecking the art of bowling and turning off fans.

Bedtime fears

August 13, 2016 00:25 am

Young children have more anxiety, fears and phobias than adults and their experiences are more intense

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 7: Locals of Tatopani VDC in Sindhupalchowk district are still gripped by fear of flooding although the water level in the Bhotekoshi River receded on Thursday.

BANKE, July 4:Locals of Mahadevpuri-5 in Banke district say they have been spending sleepless nights in fear of potential flooding since the main canal under the Sikta Irrigation Project crumbled last Tuesday.

GORKHA, July 1: Around 200 households of Kerauja VDC in Gorkha district have been displaced after their settlements were threatened by landslides triggered by heavy rains this week. The VDC, which lies in northern part of the district, is located at an altitude of 2,300 meters. It takes two days on foot to reach Kerauja from the district headquarters.

KANCHANPUR, June 17: The families of the persons who were enforced disappeared in course of the armed conflict are still fearful of lodging complaints for no assurance of maintaining confidentiality of personal information.