KATHMANDU, July25: Nepali singer Shreedevi  Devkota’s new Teez release ‘Jhalko’ has recently been creating buzz.

KATHMANDU, June 30: At a time when the government is showing the dream of prosperity to its people, the number of students aspiring for higher education in foreign countries has increased significantly.

RUSSIA, June 28: The name of Lionel Messi is on everyone’s lips in the French camp as Les Bleus gear up for a seismic clash with Argentina in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday.

ST PETERSBURG, June 26: Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli denied reports of divisions between players and management in his squad and said they would finally get their World Cup campaign properly underway in their crucial Group D match against Nigeria on Tuesday.

Going Wild

June 15, 2018 09:07 am

Are you a nature enthusiast? Do you like bird watching and find yourself drawn to various animals when you see them? Then you should definitely plan your next trip keeping this preference in mind. We at The Week have compiled for you some amazing destinations that will help you connect with some beautiful creatures and get to observe them in their natural habitats. So get ready to have fun at these enriching destinations that may even educate you and help you change your perspective about wildlife.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Sugar price is expected to go down in the domestic market as its price is falling in neighboring India, officials of Nepal Retailers Association (NRA) say.Although the government has imposed 15 percent customs duty on sugar, retailers say it won't be sufficient to stop import of sugar from international market.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Sugar price is expected to go down in the domestic market as its price is falling in neighboring India, officials of Nepal Retailers Association (NRA) say.

KATHMANDU, May 27: With the unification of the two ruling parties, two members of the executive committee of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), who were appointed under the then CPN-UML and CPN Maoist (Center) quotas, have intensified their lobbying with party top guns to become chief of the post-earthquake reconstruction body.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The third international Scouts jamboree is going to be held at the International Training Center of Nepal Scouts in Kakani, Nuwakot from May 30 to June 4.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Half of the migrant workers have been found to be going abroad for foreign employment under individual labor approval, through middlemen, putting their safety and compensation at risk.

BARDIYA, April 20: Forest fires in Bardiya National Park (BNP) have already spread along the forests of the East West Highway. Due to strong winds, there is a risk of the fires going out of control.

Going digital

March 18, 2018 01:15 am

Adopting digital payment system can help economy, lessen government burden and increase earning

Going all out for road safety

March 16, 2018 08:59 am

Two years ago, Prarthana Saakha, managing director of Helmets Nepal, a store that sells safety equipment for two-wheelers, survived a fatal accident.  Her vehicle had been hit by a truck. “That close encounter with death changed my life and made me realize the importance of road safety as well,” says Saakha. Since then, she has been actively involved in spreading awareness about road safety.

LAS VEGAS, March 3: A $31.5 million victims’ fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Panauti Municipality going green

February 26, 2018 09:20 am

BANEPA, Feb 26: Panauti Municipality has decided to adopt innovative ways for managing garbage and also creating garbage-based income generation opportunities. With support of some locals and NGOs, it is taking lead to make itself a green haven. According to its Mayor, Bhim Neupane, the municipality has already taken steps towards the realizing that goal.

Panauti Municipality going green

February 26, 2018 06:00 am

BANEPA, Feb 26: Panauti Municipality has decided to adopt innovative ways for managing garbage and also creating garbage-based income generation opportunities.

DOLPA, Feb 16: All five health facilities in Tripurasundari Municipality of Dolpa are facing chronic shortages of medicines. Though shortages have been prevalent since last November, it is yet to draw the attention of authorities concerned.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Commercial banks have not been able to show their presence in 401 local bodies across the country.

NAWALPARASI, Feb 8: Two people including an Indian national were killed in separate incidents here on Wednesday.

Going all in

January 26, 2018 14:31 pm

For each person who feels the duty to respond to Nepal telecom’s routine texts about the Bagmati Cleaning Campaign, of late there appears to be two more who scoff or choose to completely ignore it.

Kathmandu, Dec 8: Election Commissioner Ishwari Prasad Poudel has said that vote counting was going ahead smoothly throughout the country.

When Chelsea visited Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace, everyone thought it would be an easy win for Chelsea. But, what happened next kept everyone on surprise. Crystal Palace, who was on the bottom of the table with no wins and no goals scored, defeated the reigning champions.

BANEPA, Oct 5: Dhulikhel - a small hill station adjoining the Kathmandu Valley - is attracting new investments in hospitality industry.

Smartwatches are going nowhere

August 7, 2017 12:22 pm

As earnings season wrapped up this week, one thing really stuck out. Just three years after we reached the peak of the hype surrounding wearables and smartwatches, two of the most important companies in the space reported diverging results.

BIRATNAGAR, July 31: Stakeholders have opined that if the current trend of Nepali youths going for overseas employment continues for 10 more years, it will have a negative impact on the social, economic and cultural aspects of the country.

Her hair also looked a little shorter than the lob she first sported a couple of months ago.

LONDON, July 4: When Victoria Azarenka got going, she got going good. The two-time Australian Open champion was playing for only the third time since giving birth in December, and despite a slow beginning, she managed to beat CiCi Bellis 3-6, 6-2, 6-1 Monday in the first round at Wimbledon.

ABU DHABI, June 7: Abu Dhabi port authorities have eased restrictions on oil tankers going to and from Qatar, according to industry sources and shipping circulars seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

Going green

May 19, 2017 11:49 am

The social enterprise ‘Hamri Bahini – The Green Angels’ is not only working to protect the environment, it is also trying to give underprivileged women of Nepal a chance at decent living.

Dolakha, May 14 Cadres of Nepali Congress and CPN-UML clashed in Gairi Mudi village of Baiteshwor Rural Municipality and Jhule of Tamakoshi Rural Municipality in Dolakha district this morning before the voting began for the local level elections.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Election Commission has said that the voting for local level election is going on smoothly in all three provinces from early morning.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The Parliament's International Relations and Labor Committee has instructed the government to effectively implement the ban on Nepali women to travel to Gulf countries for employment as domestic workers.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Nepal ended its 24-year long international trophy drought in football clinching the AFC Solidarity Cup title last year. It was also the first continental trophy of the country. In the same year, Nepal’s football team had bagged a gold medal in South Asian Games (SAG) hot on the heels of its successful title haul of Bangabandhu Gold Cup held in Bangladesh.

GAUSHALA, March 15: Some 60 families of Musahar community in Mahottari have started sending their children to school due to the motivation of Nepali comedian artistes Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) and Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus).

KANCHANPUR, March 6: The first Nepal-India Trade Fair and Tourism Festival kicked off Sunday at a parade ground in Dehradun, the provincial capital of Uttarakhand, India.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Youngsters flocked Landmark Education over the weekend to attend a two-day seminar organized in the capital with the aim of disseminating information about some of the renowned universities of Melbourne, Australia.

Going electronic

February 8, 2017 00:45 am

As we are nearing constitutionally stipulated deadline of holding three sets of  elections—local, provincial and federal—before January 2018 and as pressures from various quarters are being exerted on the government and the political parties for holding all those elections on time.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday directed the government to restrict Ncell from  introducing its 4G wireless internet service without first clearing the capital gains tax (CGT) on a share transaction  worth Rs 143 billion.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: While the official number of students going abroad to study medical sciences has decreased, it is learnt that dozens of them are doing so without passing the eligibility test.

Life is not only rainbows and butterflies. We all know this but growing up we all have hard time dealing with this hard reality. While trying to deal with difficult times an individual might suffer through stress or depression. And this is not the sign of weakness, it just means we are human beings and can’t deal with all the obstacles ourselves. So how does it feel when one goes through this tough time? No can answer this question without dealing with it themselves.  Different people have different reaction and mechanism while dealing with high stress situation some get aggressive and some even reach to the point of self harm.

Even if you somehow manage to never experience a bad breakup yourself, all of us will have at least one friend going through a bad breakup at some point. It’s just a part of life but as friends, seeing our BFFs in pain we can’t fix can feel especially helpless.

MUMBAI,  Dec 1: Sunny Leone on Wednesday shared thoughts on her becoming a successful actress in Bollywood.

DOLKHA, Nov 21: Work of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project is going on in full swing.

Muslim daughters start going to school

November 10, 2016 01:10 am

RAUTAHAT, Nov 10: Muhammad Makshul Aalam was always strict about disciplining daughters. He was not much interested in sending them to school either. It was only Madrasa (special school for Muslim children) Aalam would willingly send his daughters to.

MUMBAI, Nov 3: Actress Alia Bhatt, who is gearing up for the release of her upcoming slice-of-life film “Dear Zindagi”, says failure is something which keeps her going.

OREGON, Oct 29: The united union of former Nepalese Taekwondo players and coaches affiliated to the Universal United Nepalese Taekwondo Federation (UUNTF) assembled for their second general assembly in Portland, Oregon

Rampant timber smuggling going unchecked

September 26, 2016 09:22 am

BARA, Sept 25: Queue of heavy trucks loaded with timbers is not an unusual scene on the streets of Birgunj.

Bhaktapur, Sept 11: President of Nepal Majdoor Kisan Party Narayan Man Bijukchhe has said that there was increasing danger that the country could fall into the hands of foreigners as a result of the political self-interests of the big political parties.

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27: Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook — although not on the messaging service itself.

Going all out on Gaijatra

August 20, 2016 06:57 am

People participate in a Gaijatra procession organized in Basantapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu on Friday as part of the Gaijatra Festival. The festival is celebrated by Newars in memory of relatives who died during the year.