MOSUL( IRAQ), June 25: Iraqi forces opened exit routes for hundreds of civilians to flee the Old City of Mosul on Saturday as they battled to retake the quarter from Islamic State militants mounting a last stand in what was the de facto capital of their self-declared caliphate.
Hari Sharma has closely observed Nepali politics from both in and out of government and is widely known for his erudite, independent analysis. So what does he make of the upcoming local election? Will the election help solve the larger political and constitutional issues? How will the new political actors fare? And what can Nepalis look forward to? The veteran political analyst sat down for a chat with Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal at his home in Kapan, Kathmandu on Wednesday morning.
KATHMANDU, April 15: Delays and cancellations of domestic flights have lately become routine events at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), thanks to poor visibility due to increased levels of fine dust particles in the air, and a surge in air traffic.
RIYADH, March 9: In Saudi Arabia, a group of women are preparing an unusual event to mark International Women’s Day – a campaign to highlight the changing role and economic potential of women in the deeply conservative kingdom.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday directed Young Communist League (YCL) to mobilize its cadres at colleges and universities during the election of Free Students Union.
Elite Iraqi troops advanced against Islamic State militants in eastern Mosul in their first night-time raid in the city, a spokesman said on Friday, in a U.S.-backed operation which officials say is gaining momentum.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepal Medical Council (NMC) has admitted that it wrote a letter to the Ministry of Education (MoE), under pressure from the ministry, stating the preliminary requirements of BNC Medical College to be satisfactory.
Broadly speaking, Lokman Singh Karki is himself responsible for his downfall which looks certain now. However, there are some other forces which led the turn of events to Karki’s suspension from the post of CIAA Chief.
BAJHANG, Oct 6: An acute shortage of foodstuffs has gripped many rural villages of Bajhang, a district in the far-western Nepal,forcing the people to eat wild fruits for survival. The people of the affected villages including Kanda have started eating wild fruits and Sisnu plants (urtica dioica) for the survival.
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Keeping in view of security sensitivity and effective management of immigration process at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to slash the group clearance privilege enjoyed by the security forces departing to or arriving from different peacekeeping missions.
SRINAGAR, India, Aug 31: Protests against Indian rule erupted at many places in Kashmir on Wednesday after authorities lifted a curfew throughout the disputed Himalayan region for the first time in 54 days. A young man was killed and several others were injured in clashes between rock-throwing protesters and government forces.
SURKHET, Aug 15: Surkhet district imports potatoes worth Rs 300,000 from India every day as local production is not sufficient to meet the demands of the district. The district is self-sufficient in other vegetable products except potato and onion, according to Surkhet Vegetable and Fruit Traders Association.
GAUHATI, India, Aug 2: The death toll in flooding from heavy monsoon rains in India has climbed past 90, with about a million people taking shelter in government-run relief camps, officials said Tuesday.
ITAHARI, July 30: SMinister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has said that the departure of the incumbent government was due to the foul play of some seen and unseen forces entering from the back door in Nepali politics.