DETROIT, May 14: Tesla billionaire Elon Musk has put his plan to buy Twitter on what he called a temporary “hold,” raising fresh doubts about whether he’ll proceed with the $44 billion acquisition.

Govt to hold meeting with Dr KC

July 24, 2018 18:37 pm

KATHMANDU, July 24: The government is preparing to hold a meeting with Dr Govinda KC, who is in hunger strike for the past 25 days, the longest so far. The meeting is reported to be held on Tuesday evening.

KATHMANDU, July 12: The second consultative meeting between Nepal and the People's Republic of China was held to finalise the Protocol on the Transit Transport Agreement in Beijing, China.

KAZAN, July 7: Belgium struck early and held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory in an end-to-end thriller on Friday that earned them a semi-final against France.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index lost 10 points early on Monday's trading but staged a comeback mid-session with the index recouping all its losses during the day. However, stocks came under pressure in the final trading hour with the index closing 4.82 points lower at a three-month low of 1,179.71 points.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Stocks maintained positive bias for most of the Thursday’s session. However, the initial upward movement subdued in the final hours as the stock market capped another sluggish session with a flat finish. By the close, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index stood at 1,198.54 points, posting a marginal decline of 0.88 points.

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.

ROSTOV, June 18: Pre-tournament favourites Brazil failed to win their opening game of a World Cup for the first time since 1978 as Switzerland earned a valuable draw in Rostov-on-Don.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Anup Raj Sharma have held one-on-one talks to discuss the issue of Ganga Maya Shrestha, who is on a fast-unto death.

KATHMANDU, June 13: ​Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has expedited internal preparations to hold the party's general convention within six months after receiving nod from the Election Commission (EC).

Hold fast to reality

June 11, 2018 01:30 am

What kind of prosperity and development are we aiming for? Where do quality infrastructure and efficient human resources feature in this development narrative?

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has decided to seek additional six months to hold its general convention after the Election Commission (EC) wrote on Thursday to hold the party's general convention by July 14.

Experts hold diverse talks

June 3, 2018 09:32 am

Nepal Business Gabfest 2018 -- A panel discussion on the topic ‘Business Ethics and Ethical Self’ was held in the Thames International College premises, on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are holding one-on-one talks at Dwarika’s Hotel in the capital. They are scheduled to officially inaugurate a long-over-due Arun III hydropower project by jointly switching a button on.

ROME, May 3: Liverpool reached the Champions League final after riding their luck to contain a fired-up AS Roma in a 4-2 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday that sent them through 7-6 on aggregate.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party –Democratic is gearing up for its first ever central working committee meeting slated to take place from May 8 to 10 in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 20: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Thursday held a one-on-one meeting as the two parties continue efforts to take their proposed unification to a logical conclusion.

BEIJING, Mar 8:  China's foreign minister urged the United States and North Korea Thursday to start talks as soon as possible, stressing that "the sincerity" of all parties to solve the nuclear crisis would be tested.

KATHMANDU, March 8:  The Supreme Court on Wednesday permitted the visually impaired and the disabled to scale Mt Everest, suspending  implementation of government regulations that  banned them from such climbs.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: With a month left for their formal unification, the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) have started joint exercises to bring about a smooth transition into a unified party.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: India and Nepal would hold a joint exercise in Uttarakhand that will include training on jungle warfare, anti-terrorism combat as well as disaster response activities, defence ministry officials in Kathmandu have said.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the first session of the federal parliament for March 5, three months after the parliamentary elections and a month after the upper house elections. The parliamentary and provincial elections were held in two phases on November 26 and December 7, and the upper house elections were held on February 7.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has summoned the first session of the federal parliament for March 5, three months after the parliamentary elections and a month after the upper house elections.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged the UK Minister of State for Armed Forces, Mark Lancaster, for increased British investment in Nepal as the country was headed towards economic prosperity with the conclusion of all three levels of elections considered the main basis of constitution implementation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Three days after Province 3 held its first assembly meeting, Province 2, 5, 6 and 7 held their first assembly meetings on Sunday.

JANAKPURDHAM, Feb 3: Province 2 has set February 14 for the election of the Speaker of the provincial assembly.

SURKHET, Feb 3: Preparations for the first provincial meeting of the Province 6 is almost over. A Parliament Secretariat led by Krishnadhwaj Khadka is working on the operation and management of the assembly

Swaraj, Oli hold one-on-one meeting

February 1, 2018 19:09 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: CPN-UML chairperson KP Sharma Oli has called on visiting Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Thursday evening. The one-to-one meeting was held at Kathmandu-based Soaltee Crowne Plaza.

HETAUDA, Feb 1:  First provincial assembly meeting of province-3 is to hold in the then office Central Regional Education Directorate,Hetauda today.

As global political and business leaders gather for this week’s World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, an Oxfam report highlights how global wealth continues to be concentrated in fewer hands and a system that rewards the super-rich and ignores the poor.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The Central Committee meeting of the Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Journalists (FONIJ) held at its central headquarters in Anamnagar has decided to hold its sixth federal general convention on April 7-8.

First meeting will read out letters from the governors  summoning the assembly sessions, discuss and endorse  internal working procedures and fix a date for the election of provincial speakers and deputy speakers

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged the Election Commission (EC) to present the final poll results at the earliest by forging consensus among political parties.

CHITWAN, Dec 28: Nepathya, a popular Nepali musical band, is all set to organize concert in Narayangadh on the occasion of Maghe Sankranti, a festival which falls on January 15.

BASEL, Nov 23: Manchester United missed a chance to reach the Champions League knockout stages with a match to spare for the first time since 2014 after a late goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat at Basel in a pulsating Group A clash on Wednesday.

BRISBANE, Nov 23: Alastair Cook fell cheaply but Mark Stoneman and James Vince showed impressive defiance in their Ashes debuts to steer England to 59 for one at lunch on the first day of the series-opening test in Brisbane on Thursday.

EC getting ready to hold elections

November 22, 2017 17:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: As the election day is fast approaching, polling stations of different districts are facilitated with the election materials for the first round of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assembly which are taking place on November 26.

EC and NHRC hold discussions

November 20, 2017 17:18 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Office-bearers of the Election Commission (EC) and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) have discussed the overall preparations and situation of upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

HARARE, Nov 18: President Robert Mugabe’s own ruling ZANU-PF party wants him to step down and plans to hold a rally in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare on Saturday to make the point.

BARCELONA, Oct 23: Catalonia’s regional parliament will hold a plenary meeting on Thursday, a lawmaker with the ruling Catalan separatist coalition said Monday. Many fear the session will become a cover for a vote on declaring independence from Spain.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Top leaders of all major political parties including Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed their commitment to hold parliamentary and provincial assembly elections with the scheduled date.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12:  A 51-member talks team has been formed to hold talks with the government on the demands raised by Dr Govinda KC.

Viral fever takes hold of flood victims

September 5, 2017 05:00 am

BARDIYA, September 5: The number of flood victims suffering from viral fever has increased at the District Hospital of Bardiya.

KATHMANDU, August 30: The government has decided to hold elections for federal parliament and provincial assemblies in two phases – on November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The government has announced to hold the provincial and federal parliamentary election on November 26.

UNITRAV hold 12th national convention

August 21, 2017 08:20 am

KATHMANDU, August 21: Union of Trekking Travels and Rafting Workers (UNITRAV) held its 12th National Convention in Kathmandu on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The Election Commission (EC) and the major political parties have agreed to conduct the provincial and parliamentary elections on the same day, by November 23.

KATHMANDU, August 10: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is set to hold its provincial convention next month to adjust the party's organizational structures in seven provinces.

BHAKTAPUR, August 8: CPN (Maoist Center) chair and Naya Shakti Party coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai have held serious talks on contemporary political issues Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Government has formed a 3-member team led by secretary at Ministry of Education Shanta Bahadur Shrestha to hold talks with Dr Govinda KC.