LONDON, Aug 6: The English season got off to a familiar start as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero struck twice, including his 200th goal for the club, as they beat Chelsea 2-0 to claim the Community Shield for the fifth time at a sun-baked Wembley on Sunday.

SEMBALUN, July 29: A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday killing 12 people and sending villagers fleeing from their beds into open fields to avoid collapsing buildings.

JAKARTA, July 29: A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.

INDONESIA, July 29: A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least three people and injured a dozen others on Indonesia's Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali.

NEW YORK, July 24: Taylor Swift’s sophomore album, which won album of the year at the 2010 Grammys, has been certified diamond.

WATFORD CITY, July 11: A newborn baby was killed and more than two dozen people were injured when a tornado whipped through a North Dakota oil patch city overnight, overturning recreational vehicles and demolishing more than 100 structures, officials said Tuesday.

OSLO, July 4: Norway’s Seafood Council said on Wednesday:

NEPALGUNJ, June 30: Two people died from electric shock as a high tension electric wire got snapped and hit a house at Mehbanpur of Raptisonari Rural Municipality-6 in Banke.

PACHTHAR, June 23: A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.

More than 68 million people were forced to flee their homes last year as a result of war, violence and other forms of persecution, according to a new report from the UN's refugee agency.

GAZA, June 9: A Palestinian was on life support in a Gaza hospital on Friday, June 8 after being struck in the face by a tear-gas canister fired by an Israeli soldier.

GUATEMALA, June 8: The search for survivors from deadly eruptions of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano was temporarily suspended on Thursday due to dangerous conditions for rescue workers, as the death toll from the disaster climbed to 109, authorities said.

KATHMANDU, Jun 5: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale has hit the far-western Nepal on Tuesday morning.

BAITADI, June 5: A 4.9 Richter scale earthquake struck Baitadi at 7:19 AM today morning. Technical assistant, Tirtha Dahal of seismological center at Surkhet, the earthquake’s epicenter was at a jungle bordering Bajura and Humla in the eastern side.

KATHMANDU: The sole equity market of Nepal came under pressure throughout the trading session on Sunday. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell sharply on the first hour of trading and declined further after it failed its attempt to pullback mid-day. Eventually, the index lost 33.71 points, or 2.58 percent, to end the day at 1,273.95 points.

RAUTAHAT, May 22: With the rise in temperature, the number of people suffering from diarrhea and other water-borne diseases has increased significantly in Rautahat. But unfortunately, all health posts of the district are currently dealing with the scarcity of Jeevan Jal, the most popular brand of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in the country. This has added to the woes of the patients.

For the first time in recorded history, the average monthly level of CO2 in the atmosphere exceeded 410 parts per million in April, according to observations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.

NEW DELHI, May 8: Thunderstorms and gusty winds are likely to hit several northern India states, including Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi on Tuesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

KATHMANDU, May 5: Pratik, an English magazine of contemporary writing, has been republished after more than a decade.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Some 300 thousand tourists arrived by air route to Nepal in the first three months of 2018, the latest figures on tourist arrivals by air route released by the Department of Immigration show.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Team Chauraha Dhangadhi retained its title with a 21-run win over Kathmandu Goldens on Friday in the second edition of the Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) played at the Seti Zone Police Cricket Ground in Dhangadhi.

BIRATNAGAR, April 8: The construction of Barathwa-Biratnagar section of the cross-border railway between Nepal and India has hit a snag following dispute over land acquisition compensation package.

KATHMANDU, March 21: The national cricket team ended its ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 campaign last week with a historic achievement of securing the One Day International (ODI) status and an eighth-place finish in Zimbabwe above two fellow associates Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Hong Kong.

ILAM, March 16: Two years ago, Ganesh Gurung of Mabu village in Ilam district purchased a second-hand Land Rover for Rs 800,000. He operated the vehicle as public transport on the Majhuwa-Ilam road section. So far, he said he has managed to earn Rs 300,000 from the vehicle.

BOSTON, March 3: A nor’easter pounded the Atlantic coast with hurricane-force winds and sideways rain and snow Friday, flooding streets, grounding flights, stopping trains and leaving 1.6 million customers without power from North Carolina to Maine. At least five people were killed by falling trees or branches.

DOTI, Feb 26: Health services across Doti have been badly affected since the last four days after the doctors working at the District Hospital left the district on Wednesday citing security concerns.

Nepal in Namibia: Hits and Misses

February 18, 2018 12:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Nepal national cricket team qualified to the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifier with an outstanding performance in the recently concluded World Cricket League Division Two held in Namibia with four* wins in six matches.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Nepal has received a 195 –run target from Canada at their final match at the ICC World Cricket League Division Two held at Windhoek in Namibia on Wednesday.

KHOTANG, Feb 11: Imagine life without water. With water sources fast drying up, the question of survival has left some locals in Khotang worried. Several villages of Khotang in Tuwachung municipality and other area are suffering from water crisis. The shortage is so much that they are now forced to think of an alternative or migrate to other areas from there.

6 dead, 88 missing as quake hits Taiwan

February 7, 2018 15:54 pm

HUALIEN, Taiwan, Feb 7: Rescuers were working Wednesday to try to reach people who were trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan’s east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed and 88 missing in the quake.

MYAGDI, Feb 5: The only health post at Gurja of Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 is reeling under shortage of medicines.

New Delhi, Jan 25:  Amid calls for its ban resonating across several states in the country, Padmaavat released in theatres today.

CALIFORNIA, Jan 15: Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and authorities announced another body had been found, increasing the death toll to 20.

PERU, Jan 14: A tsunami threat has been issued in Peru following a powerful earthquake just off the coast of South America. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck about 124km south west of the town of Puquio, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. Officials in Peru said there is a tsunami alert for areas within a 300km radius of the earthquake. The west coast of the USA is not expected to be affected by a tsunami.

BEIJING, Jan 11: China’s plan for a modern Silk Road of railways, ports and other facilities linking Asia with Europe hit a $14 billion pothole in Pakistan.

TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 10: A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night, shaking the mainland and causing officials to briefly post advisories warning of the threat of possible tsunami surges around the region.

BAJURA, Jan 8: Shortage of medicines has been reported in the government health facilities in Bajura, a district in the Province 7.

ROLPA, Jan 7: Access to medical services has always been a matter of struggle for the locals of Rolpa. Lack of adequate number health centers force people from several remote areas of the district to visit the district hospital. However, the District Hospital is also in equally sorry state. Neither is it equipped with necessary tools and machines nor is it able to provide free medicines to the people.

Cold hits life hard in tarai districts

January 7, 2018 08:45 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: With the temperature continuing to dip each day, the biting cold of the winter has severely affected life in various districts in the tarai region. Cold has especially hit hard Saptari, Mahottari and Siraha of the tarai belt.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The second edition of the Everest Premier League (EPL) concluded on December 30, with Paras Khadka-led Biratnagar Warriors clinching the title by a run over Sharad Vesawakar’s Bhairahawa Gladiators at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.

JUMLA, Jan 2:  Jumla prison which is considered an exemplary prison in Province 6 is dealing with an acute shortage of drinking water. As a result the inmates, security personnel and officials of the prison are compelled to rely on the contaminated water of the Tila River. As a result, they are suffering from water-borne diseases.

Truck hits a person in Bhojpur

December 27, 2017 10:10 am

BHOJPUR, Dec 27: Nabin Pachkoti, 22 of Bhojpur municipality-4 sustained critical injuries after a truck Ko 1 Kha 6097 hit him while getting off from his tractor. Pachkoti was initially undergoing treatment at district hospital but later taken to Dharan, police said.

Drinking water crisis hits rural Bajhang

December 19, 2017 02:48 am

BAJHANG, Dec 18: As the sources of drinking water have started drying up, dozens of villages in Bajhang are suffering from an acute shortage of drinking water.

Cold hits normal life in Tarai

December 17, 2017 06:00 am

JANAKPUR/BIRGUNJ, Dec 17: Dipping temperature has started to hit the normal life of people in Tarai. Schools, colleges, public offices stopped operating since Friday due to cold weather.

BBIN hits a bump

December 10, 2017 01:30 am

A seamless transport system can integrate the region by promoting trade, tourism and investment links

5.2 quake hits Dolakha

December 8, 2017 09:13 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: An earthquake  with 5.2 on the Richter scale was felt on 8:36 am today morning.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Reconstruction works of heritage site in Kathmandu valley and elsewhere have been hit hard by the shortage of long timber logs, authorities said.   Timber Corporation of Nepal (TCN) has said that it has no stock of long timber logs to provide for reconstruction of heritage sites damaged by the 2015 earthquake.

Nominees for Hits FM Music Awards

November 27, 2017 10:01 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Hits Nepal Pvt Ltd announced the nominations for the 21st edition of Hits FM Music Awards on Saturday.

Two dead as truck hits motorcycle

November 22, 2017 13:45 pm

Two persons were killed in an accident today involving a truck and a motorcycle at Fikkal of Ilam along the Mechi Highway.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: The life of politician Lal Babu Pandit, well-liked for his achievements and tough stance on issues of national importance during his stint as a minister, has been turned into a book. His life story ‘Singhadurbar Badalne Sangharsha’ – ‘Struggle to Change Singhadurbar’ published by Publication Nepa-laya is now available in bookstores.