Aug 2: How should humans go about searching for alien life? After all, astronomers have already identified thousands of candidate planets – but in the new research, scientists have come up with a way to refine what we're actually looking for.

Aug 2: The chances of having a child with autism are higher among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to new research from Cambridge University, England.

The oceans are the planet’s most important depository for atmospheric carbon dioxide on time scales of decades to millenia.

When was oxygen discovered? How did King William II die? And when was the first Guinness World Book of Records published? As the eighth month gets under way, we look back at some of the strangest and most surprising things that have happened in August through history.

Facebook has just blocked a truckload of apps from accessing its user's data.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: A probe committee formed to investigate the controversial construction of Hotel Water Front owned by tourism entrepreneur Karna Shakya on the banks of Fewa Lake has found that some portion of the hotel has been constructed on public land.

LONDON, July 28: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a step closer to being evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy in London after President Lenin Moreno said the whistleblower must "eventually" leave the facility.

Words have consequences

July 25, 2018 02:00 am

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang resigned on Tuesday. He was not convicted of corruption nor was he proven to have committed financial irregularities.

TANAHU, July 15: A cable car way is to be constructed in the historical town of Bandipur.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The local level is to have 57,690 employees for interim arrangement, while there will be 45,815 employees for the centre and 16,570 for the states.

BRUSSELS, July 10: European Council President Donald Tusk called on Donald Trump to be more respectful towards America’s allies ahead of a NATO summit, arguing that they are now in short supply.

Oppn party terms it ‘fascist terror’ by govt

Psychopathy typically hovers on the border somewhere between a mental disorder and a moral judgement.

Must have apps

July 6, 2018 09:06 am

From games to photo editing tools, there is a lot that we keep on our phones. Our smartphones would be pretty useless without the many apps we download on a regular basis from the Google Play Store or the App Store. Often what we download is based on recommendations or ratings.

UHIYA (GORKHA), July 3: The entire village of Uhiya in Dharche Rural Municipality-3 of northern Gorkha does not have any means of telecommunication. Neither Ncell nor NTC cell phones pick up any signal in the settlement. Not just a settlement but an entire ward of the former Uhiya VDC is now inaccessible through telephone communication. The locals have to climb a mountain in search of a proper signal.

MOSCOW, June 24: The world is facing a currency war and the only hedge against the crash of the US dollar is real gold, a precious metal analyst has told. Holding physical gold is definitely the best hedge against a crash of any paper currency, and therefore also against a crash of the USD.

Mahottari to have its own stadium

June 23, 2018 12:54 pm

MAHOTTARI, June 23: Mayor Hari Prasad Mandal of Matihani municipality laid foundation to construct a stadium in the area.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, June 22: Even the government authorities do not have the exact details of the reconstruction of quake-damaged houses in Sindhupalchowk, the district worst-hit by the 2015 earthquakes.

WASHINGTON, June 8: A NASA rover has detected a bonanza of organic compounds on the surface of Mars and seasonal fluctuations of atmospheric methane in findings released on Thursday that mark some of the strongest evidence ever that Earth’s neighbor may have harbored life.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Defending champion of 2014 FIFA World Cup, Germany and its final opponent Argentina seems to have an equal 8% chance of winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 after Brazil and Spain at first and second place respectively.

GUATEMALA: People of the villages skirting Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire began mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud.

Must have apps

May 25, 2018 07:47 am

If you want to make the most of your smartphone, these are some apps we recommend you must have on your phone.

A teenager who has been too focused on her studies to find a boyfriend has decided to auction her virginity, as she's not interested in finding love just yet.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The meeting of the party unification coordination committee has come up with a decision to form a nine-member secretariat of the unified party.

Unborn babies exposed to high levels of harmful air pollution in the womb are nearly two thirds more likely to suffer higher blood pressure in childhood, a study warned.

KATHMANDU, May 9: CPN (Maoist Center)'s chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said the party has focused its energy and strength entirely on attaining economic development in the country.

MELBOURNE - Australia's cricketers will just have to bear English taunts over the ball-tampering affair on tour next month for the one-day international series, spinner Nathan Lyon has said.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Supreme (SC) has ordered that the local units do not have the authority to appoint teachers at schools by enacting rules on their own.

Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet is also a key leader of CPN (Maoist Center) and one of the members of Party Unity Coordination Committee. What is his assessment of Nepal’s forestry? And what is the progress in party unification process? Thira L Bhusal and Mahabir Paudyal met with him Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Although the government has made it compulsory for television operators to digitalize their cable, many Kathmandu denizens have not yet converted their televisions to digital.

KATHMANDU, April 30: All phone users have so far paid more than Rs 1.59 billion as additional telecommunication service charges (TSC) to rebuild Dharahara, the historical monument which was knocked down by the earthquake of 2015. Three years have shot by since telecom users started paying money for restoring the monument but the authorities haven't yet started works to utilize the heritage fund, a special fund to rebuild the nine-storied 119th-century monument.

Standing alongside Moon at the foot of Peace House, Kim addressed the international media on Friday, declaring that the two Koreas are one united people who should work together toward reunification.

The John Bates Clark Medal is awarded annually by the American Economic Association (AEA) to “that American economist under the age of forty who is judged to have made the most significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.”  Parag Pathak, 37, is a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research proved that school choice can lead to improved student performance.

GULMI, April 19: Minister for Labour and Employment, Gokarna Bista, said the government wants to move forward with a new approach to achieve 'prosperity with social justice'.

WASHINGTON, April 16: Former FBI Director James Comey says he thinks it’s possible the Russians have compromising information on President Donald Trump, that there is “some evidence of obstruction of justice” in the president’s actions and that Trump is “morally unfit” for office.

A team in California has identified the gene that is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease. More importantly, the scientists have reportedly created a way to correct the harmful gene in human cells.

In December, chefs from Noma and London’s Ledbury built the world’s highest-altitude pop-up restaurant at Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

SYANGJA, March 30: Nepal Rastra Bank has publicized a directive, asking commercial banks to establish their branches in each local unit by mid-July.

To welcome a new season in style, it’s important to have some basic styling in place. Be it sporting trendy capes or colourful bralettes, you can go all out experimenting with new trends. Here are some tips before your finalise your wardrobe for the coming season.

KATHMANDU, Mar 24: Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwokarma on Saturday said the government would build an international standard stadium in Kathmandu. A detailed project report for the project has started, he said.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has told commercial banks to come up within three days commitment to open branch offices in 116 local units where they have become reluctant to expand their presence so far.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav has said that the landlocked countries and least developed countries have become unrestricted market for trade of other countries.

Have a sweet tooth

March 15, 2018 08:43 am

No matter how much we plan for our life and how we expect it to be like, life often unfolds in many unplanned ways.

What have we done?

March 10, 2018 00:18 am

When there’s Chhaupadi death, it makes headlines in media but the issue is forgotten in few days.

SEOUL, Mar 6: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had an "openhearted talk" in Pyongyang with envoys for South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the North said Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The government has decided to reduce the number of ministries from 18 to 17.

Get out to have fun

February 21, 2018 13:09 pm

Spending time with our loved ones not only gives us happiness and refreshment but also a lot of memories. Most of us in today’s time are busy with our own schedules and have less time for the family. It needs a proper planning and schedule to be together for a good time.

FLORIDA, Feb 16: The 19-year-old man accused of shooting 17 people to death at a Florida high school legally purchased the assault rifle used in the killings and may have foreshadowed the attack in a social media comment investigated by the FBI last year, authorities said on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8:   The Nepal Army has displayed photos of their weapons and their contribution made duirng the service to the nation on Thursday at the Tribhuvan Army Officers Club.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The sudden change in weather throughout the country on Wednesday would regress without real implication, according to Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).