MUMBAI, Oct 14: Former captain Sourav Ganguly is set to take charge as the head of India’s cricket board this month, completing his transition from star player to a top administrator.

BRUSSELS, July 11: As NATO began its two-day summit, the alliance's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg expressed his view on relation with Russia, stressing that some problems existing between Moscow and NATO member-states cannot be a motive for the country's isolation.

Women head back to Chhaupadi sheds

June 25, 2018 04:10 am

SURKHET, June 25: Anita Sharma of Chaukune Rural Municipality-6, Bhabar is a 12th grader in a local school. She got married three years ago. Being a student, she is well aware that it's not right to stay in Chhaupadi sheds during periods. But still she is compelled to stay there for five days of menstruation due to the fear of 'angering' the gods.

FRANKFURT, June 18: German authorities arrested the head of Volkswagen’s luxury arm Audi on Monday, the most senior company official so far to be detained over the carmaker’s emissions test cheating scandal.

WASHINGTON, June 16: U.S. President Donald Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail pending trial on Friday after being charged with witness tampering, the latest episode in his long fall from grace.

MOSCOW, June 15: Egypt star striker Mohamed Salah is almost certain to play in his team's first match at the FIFA World Cup in Russia against Uruguay despite suffering a shoulder injury in late May, Egypt head coach Hector Cuper said Thursday.

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan will visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand later this year for their first overseas tour as a married couple, Kensington Palace announced Monday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were married at Windsor Castle last month, have timed their trip to coincide with the Invictus Games in Sydney in October.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Former national cricketer and current Level 3 coach Dipendra Chaudhary has been roped in as the head coach of Dhangadhi Cricket Academy (DCA) for the season 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The United Nations has installed a solar energy system at its country office in Kathmandu in a move to make headway toward a renewable energy future.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli allegedly stepped in to pick the new head of Department of Roads (DoR).

GORKHA, June 3: The settlements in the northern parts of Gorkha district are almost deserted at present. Hardly any youths can be seen here. Apart from teachers, elected representatives and employees of firms and organizations, those settlements do not have any population between the age of 20 to 50.

BARDIYA, May 25: Wife of a serving police constable has been found hanging in a canteen located within the premises of the District Police Office in the district.

NTB CEO named head of PATA panel

May 23, 2018 10:14 am

KATHMANDU, May 23: Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), has been unanimously named as the president of Government Destination Board of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

JUMLA, May 21: The schools of Patarasi Rural Municipality of Jumla wear a deserted look as students have headed toward highlands for picking yarsagumba, a prized medicinal herb with aphrodisiacal properties.

NAWALPARASI, May 20: Three persons were killed when two motorbikes collided on Saturday at Bardaghat in western Nawalparasi district.

NSU pickets NOC head office

May 18, 2018 15:47 pm

KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepal Students Union close to Nepali Congress picketed the Nepal Oil Corporation central office at Babarmahal demanding that the petroleum monopoly roll back the recent hike in fuel prices.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The promotion committee of Nepal Police has recommended 298  Police Head Constable to be promoted to Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI) post.

RUKUM, May 6: With the beginning of ‘Yarsha season’, schools in the eastern part of Rukum have announced vacation. They will resume classes only after a month when locals will be get home after collecting yarsa gumba.

BAJHANG, April 22: With the beginning of the new academic session, parents were just preparing to enroll their children to schools when a large number of schools in the rural parts of Bajhang were shut down due to the arrival of the Yarsa-picking season.

ISLAMABAD, April 3: A baby boy who suffers from a condition that has caused his head to grow to almost the size of a football is awaiting life-changing surgery.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: Hearing on contempt of court case against Kantipur daily is scheduled for 11 AM today in a seven-member full-bench of the Supreme Court. The hearing is being led by Chief Justice, Gopal Parajuli.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has extended contract of national football team Head Coach Gyotoku Koji’s for a year on Wednesday. The Japanese international’s contract ended on February. ANFA also extended Chiaki Takeda’s contract as Technical Director for the national football team.

ILAM, Feb 26: Dismayed with the care-free attitude of their elected representatives after the polls, locals often blame the representatives for using them only as stepping stones to fulfill their vested interests.

FLORIDA, Feb 20: A hundred Stoneman Douglas High School students are busing 400 miles to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

Oli, Dahal to head govt, party by turns

February 15, 2018 07:27 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The two communist parties holding near two-thirds seats in federal parliament and six of the seven provincial assemblies -- the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) -- have struck a deal to rotate leadership of the soon to-be-unified party and the next government.

Helping kids get a head start

February 9, 2018 08:31 am

The last six months has seen the efforts of 38 illustrators and 54 contributors from different communities bring out children’s books in their respective languages. The initiative has been funded by Disney Marvel Under Marvel Heroes Act Supporting Education and carried out by Save the Children here in Nepal.

President Donald Trump is "in excellent health," White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson, said following his physical Friday. But it's not clear whether any mental health tests were conducted, despite urging from mental health professionals.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Preliminary investigation by police has shown that a head constable was involved in setting fire to the archives at the Armed Police Force (APF) Headquarters to destroy evidences of irregularities.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Preliminary investigation of police has shown that a head constable was involved in setting fire to the archives at Armed Police Force (APF) Headquarters to destroy evidence of irregularities.

GoPro users are head turners

December 21, 2017 11:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Imagine attaching a camera to your head and recording every second of your life throughout the day either until you turn it off or its battery dies. You’re well aware that the camera makes you stand out, often getting weird eyes from the public as if they’re watching a sociopath. Think it’s too uncanny? Well, replace your head with a helmet to attach the camera on and ride a motorbike or bicycle and the situation suddenly changes into a rather interesting trend.

Oli, Dahal to head govt 'by turns'

December 18, 2017 07:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal will rotate the premiership for two-and-a-half years each in line with a broader understanding reached between the two parties before the announcement of the left alliance, according to leaders privy to the negotiations on the power-sharing deal.

POKHARA, Dec 5: Carrying 66 types of election materials, returning officers and security personnel have headed for their destinations to hold the parliamentary and provincial elections slated for Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Nepal cricket team is set to face USA today at ICC Academy Nursery Oval 2 ground as a part of practice schedule ahead of the two-match series against the home team UAE in the final round matches of the ICC World Cricket League Championship. The national cricket players are set to reunite with former Nepal head coach and current USA coach Pubudu Dassanyake after his departure in 2015.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 3 : A police head constable working at the Madhyapur Thimi Police Circle in Bhaktapur met with sudden death at 11 pm on Thursday.  Forty three years old Lal Babu Raut was on duty at the police office when he suddenly collapsed. He was rushed to the Civil Hospital at Gaththaghar but the doctors pronounced him dead on arrival, Chief of the Madhyapur Thimi Police Circle, Deputy Superintendent Prajwal Maharjan said. Raut is a resident of Birgunj, Parsa. His body has been taken to the Teaching Hospital in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu for post-mortem. RSS

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Nepal U19 cricket team’s head coach Binod Das has said that the Bangladesh tour where his team will play three practice matches against the home team would not be any less important than the Asia Cup itself.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: A parliamentary probe committee investing alleged rigging and other irregularities in the 2013 Constituent Assembly (CA) election submitted its report at the penultimate sitting of the current parliament on Friday.

POKHARA, September 11: CPN (Maoist Centre) 1st Pokhara – Lekhnath Metropolitan City Conference has formed a new working committee under the leadership of Bishwo Prakash Lamichane.

MORANG, Sept 5: Four persons including three of a single family were left with injuries after two motorbikes collided head on last night near Chisangkhola of Belbari municipality – 8 of Morang.

KATHMANDU, August 31: Speakers attending an event here today have stressed that political parties should field women candidates for the post of mayor and chief in the third phase of local elections to be held in the province no 2 on September 18.

CAPE TOWN, August 30: England bowling coach Ottis Gibson has been announced as the new head coach of South Africa, officials said on Wednesday.

GORKHA, August 26: The route to Tibet via Ngula Pass opens only once a year.

A head start on baking goals

August 11, 2017 14:03 pm

Every baking enthusiast must begin somewhere. Regardless of how intimidating a pie, a cake or (if you like fancy pastries) a soufflé, a crème brûlée may appear, one needs to fire up the oven. Nabin Basu, executive chef at Baker’s Den, Bhatbhateni who also happens to be an instructor at various hotel management colleges, believes the sooner you get started the better it is. This is because the calculated science behind baking can only be mastered with lots of practice. If you are new to baking though, Basu is willing to help you avoid the messy experience. Here, he shares some handy guidelines all beginners would benefit from.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Chairperson of the Women Children and Social Welfare Committee (WCSWC) of parliament, Ranju Jha, has been found to have been hiding a health ministry letter requesting the withdrawal of the Manmohan Adhikari Institute of Health Sciences (MAIHS) bill from parliament.

JAJARKOT, July 31: The District Court in Jajarkot on Sunday sentenced head constable Kamal Sunar for life imprisonment for murdering Radhika Sunar of Bheri municipality – 4.

WASHINGTON, July 15: The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abu Sayed, was killed in a strike on the group's headquarters in Kunar province earlier this week, the Pentagon said on Friday.

LONDON, July 10: As usual, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray are playing well at Wimbledon, leading the way into Week 2.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Megh Raj KC on Tuesday turned down the offer from All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) to manage the Nepali U-23 national football team.

KHOTANG, June 21: With the conclusion filing candidacy for the second phase elections, political parties have now focused their energies on election campaigns. Just like in the first phase of the polls, multi-party electoral alliances have been formed in various local units. The only difference this time, however, is that they have tried new antics by carrying a common party flag to support their common candidates.

SEOUL, June 15: Uli Stielike has been fired as South Korea's head coach after poor results in World Cup qualifying.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has arrested Inland Revenue Department Director General Chudamani Sharma on the charge of  multiple involvements in corruption while fixing the tax liabilities of large industrial entities.