BANGKOK, July 31: Satellites and drones are driving efforts by Indian states to map informal settlements in order to speed up the process of delivering services and land titles, officials said.

Wetland in Siraha gets attention

July 28, 2018 06:54 am

SIRAHA, July 28: ‘Eco-tourism’ is a buzz word in Golbazar Municipality these days. The wetland around Lamamada forest at the base of a Chure hill have caught the attention of concerned stakeholders. The provincial and local governments, locals, district forest office and the municipality office have jointly been working for eco-tourism by conserving the wetlands.

NEW YORK, July 24: Taylor Swift’s sophomore album, which won album of the year at the 2010 Grammys, has been certified diamond.

CHITWAN, July 20 (RSS): Leaside Centennial Lions Club based in Toronto city of Canada provided 500 eye glasses to Bharatpur Eye Hospital.

PARIS, July 14: France’s military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron.

NINGXIANGPU, China, July 9: An annual chili pepper festival kicked off Monday in central China’s spice-loving Hunan province with a chili-eating contest in which the winner set a blistering pace by downing a gut-busting 50 peppers in just over a minute.

DHAKA, July 6: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday approved a grant of $100 million to Bangladesh, the first half of an assistance package to develop basic infrastructure and services for refugees from neighboring Myanmar, the bank said.

KATHMANDU, July 5: India has allowed unhindered export of fresh ginger from Nepal from Monday. This has put an end to the practice of importing Nepali fresh ginger through temporary decisions by India.

KATHMANDU, July 2:The much-awaited National Medical Education Bill-2075 BS is to be taken ahead through the parliamentary regular process with the main opposition's green signal to this regard.

TIKAPUR, June 23: Purandhar Dahal, a non-gazette first class officer, is currently the chief of Satti Small Customs Office in Kailali. Ananda Ghimire was the chief of the office until last month, while a new chief is joining next month.

A campaign to reunite families separated at the US border due to Trump’s immigration policies, has raised $7.5m in four days, the largest fundraiser Facebook has ever seen.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Ahead of his visit to the People's Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel. PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Ltd has received approval from the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) to float its primary shares to the affected communities in the project area and the general public.

Lower House gets regulations

June 9, 2018 01:45 am

KATHMANDU, June 8: Ending a months-long impasse over a provision on the suspension of lawmakers, parliament on Friday endorsed the House of Representatives Regulations, with a provision barring a lawmaker from parliamentary privilege, perks and facilities instead of suspension from his or her post upon being arrested for a criminal offence or any other offence liable to incur a jail term of three years or more.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has given full shape to its standing committee amid reservation from some senior party leaders.

RAUTAHAT, May 20: The District Court of Rautahat has announced 52 years jail term to a man for raping and killing a minor.

Saudi Arabia has banned referee Fahad Al Mirdasi from football for life for a match-fixing attempt, weeks before he was due to fly to Russia to officiate at the World Cup, the country’s football federation (SAFF) said in a statement late on Tuesday.

Balchi Dhurbe gets married

May 14, 2018 09:39 am

Popular as ‘Balchi Dhurbe’ from his role in the television comedy ‘Meri Baassai’, Marichman Sreshtha recently tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Karuna Khadka, of Bhoteodar, Lamjung on May 11.

BANEPA, May 7: The government has decided to continue its output-based subsidy worth Rs 70 million for farmers affiliated with dairy production and marketing cooperatives.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Nepal number one female golfer Pratima Sherpa’s documentary about her life struggles was premiered in New York, the United States.

The 18-year-old aspiring golf pro from Nepal attended the weekend premiere in New York of a film made about her life learning the game while living in a shed alongside a golf course in Kathmandu.

LONDON, April 21: A British teenager has been sentenced to two years in a youth detention center for compromising the email and phone accounts of senior U.S. government officials in what a judge called acts of “cyber-terrorism.”

UDAYAPUR, April 21: A teenager has been sentenced to five years in prison on charges of raping a girl.

Jitpur, April 21: Nepali film industry's superstar, Rajesh Hamal has admitted a boy admitted to a school.

NUWAKOT, April 13: Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration, Lal Babu Pandit, has announced that the scarcity of employees would be addressed in two weeks. "The province and local governments would have adequate mobilization of employees in 15 days," he added.

RAJASTHAN, April 7: Bollywood actor Salman Khan was granted bail by a Jodhpur sessions court on Saturday, two days after he was convicted in a 20-year-old case of poaching blackbucks.

TOKYO April 6:  Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, who was impeached last year amid a sensational corruption scandal, was found guilty Friday of charges including bribery, coercion and abuse of power.  She was sentenced to 24 years in prison, tantamount to a life sentence for the 66-year-old.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Constitutional bench has got a full shape after Supreme Court Justice Kedar Prasad Chalise was appointed as a member of the constitutional bench today.

BANGKOK, March 29: The daily hordes of tourists have exhausted the Thai beach made famous by the Leonardo DiCaprio movie.

CHITWAN, March 22: The deadline for the construction of Narayanghat-Mugling road section has been extended by three months more.

KATHMANDU, Mar 15: Host Papua New Guinea (PNG) has set a 115-run target for Nepal in the play-off under the ICC World Cup Qualifiers underway in Harare, Zimbabwe on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 9: The taskforce formed to work out on the organization of the party unification of CPN-UML and Maoist Center has suggested the party unification coordination committee to give 10 more days to draft the interim statute.

JANAKPUR, March 9: With the tussle between those for and against 'Hindi as the official language' of Province 2 growing, the language debate in the province has become complicated. The ruling and opposition parties are unlikely to resolve this debate anytime soon.

Rapist gets life imprisonment

February 22, 2018 09:28 am

BAITADI, Feb 22: The District Court, Baitadi has sentenced a person to life imprisonment including additional eight years in jail for murder of a woman after gang rape.

Province 7 gets seven-member cabinet

February 18, 2018 07:10 am

DHANGADI, Feb 18: Trilochan Bhatta, the chief minister of Province 7, assumed the office amid a function in Dhangadhi on Saturday. Governor Mohanraj Malla administered the oath of office and secrecy.

ILAM, Feb 3: Nepal's orthodox tea has got its own trademark after 154 years of beginning of tea farming in the country.

Back in 2016, Delhi Daredevils scouts looking out for a young spinner zeroed in on a Nepali leggie by the name of Sandeep Lamichhane, then not yet 16. Ahead of the IPL 2018 auction, the teen was put through a quiet trial in Delhi, and a video of his bowling was sent to team coach Ricky Ponting. The Australian legend was impressed.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Although the government has arranged temporary residences for the newly-appointed governors in their respective provincial headquarters, most of them have chosen to stay either in the capital or at their private houses.


January 22, 2018 10:20 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: When friends get together, they make plans where to hang out, where to travel and some even make plans to start a business together.

ENGLAND, Jan 21: A Sergio Aguero hat-trick helped Manchester City get back to winning ways in the Premier League with a 3-1 victory over Newcastle United, as they stayed 12 points ahead of Manchester United who had to dig deep to secure a 1-0 win at Burnley.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Leaders of the left alliance have given their green signal to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to fix the temporary provincial capitals and appoint governors to the provinces.

RASUWA, Jan 3: Rasuwa’ district hospital has moved into its new building. The hospital had been providing services from tent after its building was destroyed by earthquake in April, 2015.

Maruti Suzuki Celerio gets a facelift

December 20, 2017 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: CG Motocorp Pvt Ltd, the authorized seller of Maruti Suzuki in Nepal, has introduced a new version of Celerio car.

Nepal Army gets UN medal

December 14, 2017 13:23 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The Nepalese Army peacekeeping force deployed in Rombek of South Sudan has been awarded with the United Nations Medal for outstanding performance.

Patan Jaycees gets new president for 2018

December 12, 2017 08:01 am

JC Suman Shrestha has been elected the President of Patan Jaycees during the 31st LOM Convention and 47th Annual General Meeting of Patan Jaycees held at The Divine Taste Restaurant in Kumaripati on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has approved a proposal to auction off 6.16 million units of promoter shares of Bank of Kathmandu (BoK).

KATHMANDU, 24: Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has approved a proposal to auction off 6.16 million units of promoter shares of Bank of Kathmandu (BoK).

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Global Peace Women and Service For Peace Nepal held an inauguration ceremony for the newly constructed library and a Women education center at Bhairabee Secondary School in Neelakantha-6, Dhadingon October 31.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Several domestic and international firms were eying to build Tamakoshi-3, a hydroelectricity project of 650 MW capacity. They were hopeful for a call for competitive bidding, but a sudden move by Energy Secretary Anup Kumar Upadhyaya to award the project’s license to TBI Holdings left them utterly disappointed.

BEIJING, Oct 26: With the end of the 19th National Congress, the Communist Party of China (CPC) has elected new leadership for the party’s politburo standing committee, the top decision-making body of China, with President Xi Jinping as the party general secretary for the second five-year tenure.