Facebooks Keeps On Growing

November 5, 2019 00:00 am

Over 15 years ago, on February 4, 2004, then-19-year old Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg, along with some of his classmates, launched a little website called the Facebook. "The facebook is an online directory that connects people through social networks at colleges", the original website greeted its visitors back then, explaining that it would enable them to "search for people at your school, find out who are in your classes [sic], look up your friends’ friends and see a visualization of your social network."

ITAHARI, Sept 22: Madhuri Sah (name changed), 17, always loved to go to school when she was a kid. She was active in extra curricular activities and loved to have fun with friends. Everything was going normal until one day when her parents decided to get divorced.

Record high fuel prices and the surging costs of fertilizers are hitting India’s 263 million farmers and other agriculture workers, who together make up about half of India’s 1.3 billion people.

Growing up

July 5, 2018 08:39 am

‘Beep’ goes the alarm clock In an instant I reach out to it For I no longer afford to stay down

ROLPA, June 13: Jagu Gharti, 78, describes himself as not a very devout Hindu. However, he is familiar with other people's faith and culture in his village.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Once considered a problem only in high-income countries, overweight and obesity rates are on the rise in Nepal, particularly in urban areas.

UDAYPUR, June 7: Available evidence suggests that Udayapur has turned into a hub for drug dealers and users over the recent years. Police have been arresting drug users and dealers every other day.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Countries with the highest growth in billionaires in 10 years until 2027.

SAPTARI, Jan 5: Normal life has been affected in Saptari with abrupt fall in temperature.  General public have suffered from different diseases such as Pneumonia, common cold, cough, cold diarrhea, headache and asthma in Rajbiraj and other areas due to growing cold.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Nepali students studying in US universities are among the fastest growing international student population studying at colleges and universities in the United States, according to a recent report.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: According to the 2017 Open Doors Report, Nepali students studying in U.S. universities are the fastest growing international student population studying at colleges and universities in the United States.  The report is released annually by the Institute of International Education and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and examines trends related to international students studying in the United States.

KASKI, Oct 30: Every year before the end of October, a majority of houses in Mustang are empty with most of the locals migrating temporarily to the 'plains' (Beni, Pokhara, Kushma) in order to escape extreme cold. Surprisingly, this year almost all Mustang locals are still in their homes waiting to take part in the upcoming federal and provincial polls slated for November 26.

Futsal: A Growing Craze in Kathmandu

October 23, 2017 08:19 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Nepalis have always been avid fans of football and the fandom can be visible with jam-packed stadiums during international matches held here. Football is loved by people of all ages. Some are passionate about playing the sport, while others simply enjoy the matches by other teams.

TIKAPUR, August 23: Two years have passed by since the heart-wrenching Tikapur incident in Kailali district, in which eight police personnel and a toddler were brutally lynched. That incident is said to have been triggered by conflict and hatred between Tharus of tarai and Pahadis of hills.

WASHINGTON, July 10: Republicans expressed increasing pessimism on Sunday about the prospects for the healthcare bill in the U.S. Senate aimed at rolling back Obamacare as lawmakers prepared to return from a week-long recess.

Soon after his ten-month-long tenure as health minister came to an end, Nepali Congress Central Committee member Gagan Thapa was busy campaigning for the second phase of local elections. Now that the second phase results are coming in, Congress seems to be trailing its arch-rival, CPN-UML, in overall local level seats and it looks as if the party will have to settle for second place. What explains the losses of Nepali Congress, and what are the party’s strategies for the third round of voting? Separately, what were the achievements of Thapa’s ten months in health ministry, and how was his experience of working as a minister? Mahabir Paudyal and Ashok Dahal met with the Congress leader at his Ratopul home.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Nepal is the third fastest growing economy in the world in 2017 according to a report of the World Economic Forum, a Swiss non-profit foundation.

JUMLA, June 11: Farmers in Jumla have produced Italian Fuji apples for the first time.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Growing number of poll-related violence in the backdrop of the local elections has exposed lapses in the 'integrated polls security plan' of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

JHAPA, May 4: ‘Self-reliant economy’ features prominently in election manifestos of major political parties for the local level election.

Keep growing

April 27, 2017 02:00 am

CBS economic figures

Growing pains

April 8, 2017 00:08 am

Growing pains are not a disease and you will not have to take your child to doctor. They occur in up to 40 percent of children

DHADING, Feb 18: Justice demands it that the punishment for a crime is borne by the one who commits it but there are some innocent children in Dhading who are being punished for no fault of theirs.

KALIKOT, Jan 25: Hundreds of endangered animals found in community forests of Kalikot districts are being hunted for the illegal wildlife trade. This has posed serious threat to the survival of the species, which are already threatened by rampant deforestation and climate change.

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The Nepal Tourism Year 2011 campaign had set a target of welcoming one million foreign tourists into the country and giving a major boost to inbound tourism. But the outcomes seem to be in the opposite direction, as outbound tourism has witnessed healthy growth in the past five years while tourist arrivals have witnessed negative growth in the past three years.

Growing with the business

September 22, 2016 02:44 am

Bilal Ahmed Shah went to Bangalore to study engineering but dropped out and came to Nepal where he started a leather goods business – ‘Latido’ with the tagline “Be who you are”. Latido, in Spanish, means heartbeat and the name itself stands testimony to the fact that Shah followed his passion by starting the business. Two years later, at just 22, this young entrepreneur, who is also a freelance writer, runs a successful business manufacturing leather jackets.

From ministers to actors, selfies won’t fail to cheer their moods. Social media like, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, all are flooded with the increasing madness of the trend. People take selfies at the huge malls, shopping centers, restaurants, tourist spots, offices and where not.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Despite increase in investment by Nepal Army's Welfare Fund in various sectors, the profit declined in the fiscal year 2072/073 due various factors including fluctuation in bank interest rates, the devastating earthquake of April 2015 and Indian blockade.

KATHMANDU, July 14: There is a state of lawlessness in the market as state agencies are becoming increasingly unable to take action against wrongdoers. Market regulators have been reduced to mere spectators as traders and market cartels continue to take advantage of weak laws and government laxity.

PANCHTHAR, July 11: Deaths from consumption of wild mushrooms have been on the rise of late in various districts, with reports of people falling sick after eating the plant becoming ever more regular.