HONG KONG/SINGAPORE, Aug 1: China’s Huawei Technologies overtook Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to become the world’s second-biggest smartphone seller in the June quarter, data from market research firms showed, as it gained ground in Europe and expanded its lead back home.

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Scientists just unearthed an eye-watering hoard of diamonds, so valuable it would completely destroy the world’s economy.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)  halted all flights on Sunday while Prime Minister KP Oli was returning from his official visit to China. Both domestic and international scheduled flights were halted for 30 to 45 minutes. Some of the flights had to wait for an hour. Such disruptions caused by VVIP movements are always much resented by the public.

Diego Maradona has demanded access to Argentina's training ground in a bid to heal the rifts that have torn apart Jorge Sampaoli's squad.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The equity market maintained an overall negative bias this week. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index posted losses of more than 8 points in three out of five trading days, while the remaining two trading days witnessed gains of less than 2 points only.

SYANGJA, June 17: Farmers in Waling Municipality-3 of Syangja district are worried as they have not been able to sell ground apples due to lack of proper access to major marketplaces.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed ministers and secretaries to come up with point-wise work plans by coming June 29 in relation to the implementations of policies and programs; and budget prepared for the upcoming fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 11: U.S. Ambassador to Nepal, Alaina B. Teplitz; National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Chief Executive Officer, Yuba Raj Bhusal, and other Nepal government officials too part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction of Kanya Mandir Secondary School - the first all-girls’ school in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, May 10: More Nepalis are opting for electric cars in recent months, thanks to improved power supply, traders say.

KATHMANDU, Apr 20: The Special General Assembly (SGA) of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) held in Kathmandu on Thursday has passed its statute without making any changes in the version earlier amended and endorsed by the advisory group of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

KATHMANDU, April 4: Despite obstructions from transport cartel, Mayur Yatayat, a newly introduced bus service along the Arniko Highway, has gained widespread admiration from service seekers for its lower fare, good facilities and reliable service.

March 27: News that the U.S. and China are open to negotiating to avert a trade war put investors in a buying mood Monday, giving the market its best day in more than two years and erasing about half of its huge losses last week.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Former prime minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal Baburam Bhattarai has urged the international organizations working in foreign countries to first understand the ground reality.

BEIRUT, Feb 28:Syrian government forces and allied militias gained ground on Wednesday in clashes with rebels in eastern Ghouta near Damascus as fighting raged despite a Russian ceasefire plan, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nagdaha of Mulpani, which was taken as a dumping ground of the Kathmandu Valley until a decade ago, is now getting established as a new destination for Nepali cricket.

Yalambar Park turns into fashion ground

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DHARAN, Dec 25: Popcorn Entertainment organized Hipster Fashion Show at Yalambar Community Forest area, also known as Yalambar Park, in Dharan on Friday. Manju Bhandari Subedi, Deputy Mayor of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan, attended the event as the chief guest.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Jenish Shrestha had to walk home after a tiring day at work. Although he attempted to strike a deal with a cabbie to get home, it was all in vein as the driver was demanding excessive fare by refusing to go with fare meter on.

Upper ground in Mulpani inaugurated

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KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The upper cricket ground of Mulpani has been inaugurated with a match between Member Secretary XI and Veterans XI on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Coordinator of Nepali Congress (NC) Election Mobilization Committee Bal Krishna Khand has claimed that NC would get easily get majority seats in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly polls.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: People were in awe when Karan KC delivered one of the most brilliant displays of fast bowling in recent memory against Hong Kong last month. His immaculate line and length went on to remove the most successful batsman of ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) and Middlesex alumni Anshuman Rath. Karan is also the member of the inaugural winning team of Everest Premier League (EPL) Panchakanya Tez.

Nepali A Division Club New Road Team (NRT) with the financial support of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is set to construct a training ground in Tarakeshwar of Kathmandu.National Sports Council (NSC)’s member-secretary Keshav Kumar Bista laid the foundation stone at the construction site on Tuesday.

NEW YORK, September 11: While the U.S. contends with the destruction caused by two ferocious hurricanes in three weeks, Americans also are marking the anniversary of one of the nation’s most scarring days.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Nepal suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Tajikistan in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara is leaving for New Delhi on July 2 to lay the ground for the maiden visit of newly-elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to the southern neighbor.

Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou R&F were both reduced to 10 men after a fight broke out in their 1-1 draw on Sunday that left Guangzhou Evergrande four points clear at the top of the Chinese Super League.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Nepal and China signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation under the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative on Friday, paving the way for enhanced trade and transit connectivity, financial integration and people-to-people contacts between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Senior leader of the main opposition CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal has said that there has been crossing the line in both registration of the impeachment motion against CJ and the interim order by the Supreme Court.

When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent Lunar New Year greetings this year, the first card went to Russian President Vladimir Putin, ahead of leaders from China and other allies of the isolated country, according to its official news agency.

Losing ground

April 24, 2017 00:25 am

There is no bureaucratic and political will to promote UN peacekeeping in Nepal

Data as middle ground

April 4, 2017 00:30 am

The cost-benefit analysis provides a vital, independent injection of data on which sound decisions can be based.

Off the ground

March 16, 2017 00:35 am

With Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday formally announcing that the newly-delineated 744 local level units have become functional across the country, Nepal has taken a major stride towards implementing  federalism.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has received international standard quality certification for its ground handling service.

KATHMANDU, March 9: In view of the upcoming local elections, the Election Commission (EC) is deploying chief election officer, election officers and other support staff to the grounds from April 16.

KATHMANDU, March 8: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended that the government take departmental action against Armed Police Force DIG Khadananda Chaudhary and SP Laxman Bahadur Singh.

KATHMANDU, March 7: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) recommended the government to take departmental action against Armed Police Force DIG Khadananda Chaudhary and SP Laxman Bahadur Singh.

MADRID, March 7: Sevilla couldn't manage more than a 1-1 draw at Alaves on Monday, seeing its title chances take a hit in the Spanish league after both Barcelona and Real Madrid won their weekend games.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The construction of Mulpani International Cricket Stadium which started a decade ago will take at least three more years if everything goes smoothly. However, the second phase work of the under-construction stadium has been obstructed due to land acquisition issue and it may be delayed further if the issue is not solved. Unfortunately, there are no good signs that the construction will finish on time.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: A Division football teams CMG Club Sankata and Armed Police Force (APF) are set to vie in a friendly match to inaugurate a football ground in Barathwa Municipality of Sarlahi district on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Impeachment Recommendation Committee (IRC) of parliament has submitted its final report on the impeachment motion filed against disqualified CIAA chief Lokman Singh Karki, stating that it has found enough ground to impeach him.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 19: Interesting as it may sound but of the total 18 male hockey players selected from the Far Western Region to vie in hockey game in the forthcoming 7th National Games, 17 are from Kanchanpur district in the region and from a single village.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Various stakeholders of Nepali cricket on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Minister for Youth and Sports Daljit Sripali asking him to release budget for making the ground condition of Mulpani cricket ground playable.

KATHMANDU, NEW DELHI, Sept 15: India is likely to offer Nepal's new prime minister help building an east-west railway line and better access to its ports on his first visit this week, as it tries to regain ground lost recently to China.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 1:  The permanent ouster of deeply unpopular President Dilma Rousseff byBrazil's Senate means that a man who is arguably just as unpopular is now faced with trying to ease the wounds of a divided nation mired in recession.

NEW DELHI, Aug 25: The Gorkha Samaj in India has filed a case against Indian Online Shopping Company Flipkart for demeaning a Nepali national in an advertisement unveiled recently.

Increased activities from the Chinese side at the border point, upgradation of the security post, surveillance through CCTV cameras, and construction of physical infrastructures signal that the global economic giant is preparing to resume the transit point. But, is Nepal ready?

KATHMANDU, June 29: Leaders from the ruling CPN-UML and main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) are inching closer to finding a common ground to resolve their dispute over the criteria to distribute grant amounts to earthquake victims to rebuild their houses destroyed in earthquakes last year.