CHICAGO, July 21: Early data from trials of three potential COVID-19 vaccines released on Monday, including a closely-watched candidate from Oxford University, increased confidence that a vaccine can train the immune system to recognize and fight the novel coronavirus without serious side effects.

Actor Shahid Kapoor is hopeful that his film ‘Kabir Singh’, which chronicles the life of a self-destructive surgeon, gets a U/A certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The remake of hit Telugu film ‘Arjun Reddy’, the film chronicles a surgeon who goes berserk after his ex-lover marries someone else.

Hope and fear

August 29, 2018 01:00 am

Let’s hope BIMSTEC will help create a world order that is more just for smaller yet more easily manageable countries like Nepal

BIRATNAGAR, June 1: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa said the country's economic growth rate would touch an eight percent next year.

AUSTRALIA, May 29: The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed the hunt failed to find wreckage and hoped to take part in some future search.

Pakistan will hold a general election on 25 July in what could be only the second democratic transfer of power in the nuclear-armed country’s history.

Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals to reach 14 points in 13 matches in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Chasing 143, KKR reached the target in 18 overs

BANGALORE: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) registered a much-needed 14-run win in the IPL 2018 vs Mumbai Indians at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 17: CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) are scheduled for the meeting of the left-alliance’s Party Unification Coordination committee(PUCC) today in the Baluwatar.

SIRAHA, April 1: What a farmer really wants is better irrigation for his land. For Mukti Lal Singh, 55, of Bandipur, a remote village in the western part of the district, a river is not far from his wheat fields.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index recovered 4.27 points this week to close at 1,288.36 points. Though the stocks have been falling rapidly in the last few days, there was relatively a less volatility in the market this week.

BANEPA, Mar 12: As disasters occur unexpectedly, stakeholders have often underscored the need for effective preparedness for disasters.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: Nepal’s hope of advancing into next round of ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers has taken significant dent after a six-wicket loss to Afghanistan at Bulawayo Athletic Club, Zimbabwe on Saturday.

BANEPA, March 10: As disasters occur unexpectedly, stakeholders have often underscored the need for effective preparedness for disasters. The devastating earthquake of 2015 had led bare the country's unpreparedness to cope with such looming threats. Not just earthquakes, the country is also prone to floods, inferno and landslides.

TOKYO, March 8: Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include carve-outs for key partners.

The male form in various states of undress has featured in Nepali art for centuries. Just look at the Chakrasamvara Mandala, a 13th-century Nepali paubha painting depicting the union of the deity Chakrasamvara and his consort Vajravarahi, or the many statues in erotic poses found at the Hindu temples of Kathmandu.

Hetauda hopes to be an industrial hub

February 10, 2018 08:43 am

MAKAWANPUR, Feb 10: With the announcement of Hetauda as the temporary provincial capital of Province 3, there is high possibility that Makawanpur district will see speedy economic growth.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Former prime minister and UML senior leader Jhalanath Khanal and party Vice-chairman Bamdev Gautam have emerged as two frontrunners for president as the UML intensifies internal discussions to pick the party’s nominee for  the next head of state.

Hopes galore

January 1, 2018 00:58 am

Welcoming 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec 30:  In the first month of Donald Trump's presidency, an American scholar quietly met with North Korean officials and relayed a message: The new administration in Washington appreciated an extended halt in the North's nuclear and ballistic missile tests. It might just offer a ray of hope.

Doubts and hopes

December 22, 2017 09:00 am

The constitution of the new federal democratic republic of Nepal was promulgated on September 20, 2015, with some significant changes to the old political system. As per the new statute, efforts have been made to create federal structures and autonomous local bodies. One such effort was the recently held elections for provincial assemblies and federal parliament.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal women’s national cricket team kept its qualification hopes alive as it beat Malaysia by 33 runs in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Qualifying Series Asia Region on Friday. Nepal is targeting to earn a place in the Global Qualifiers finishing in the top two of the competition.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Crusador of medical education reforms Dr Govinda KC has warned that he would resume new protests if the new parliament does not pass the medical education ordinance. The ordinance was issued by the president on Friday.

BERLIN, Oct 26: Zookeepers at Berlin’s main animal park are hoping to cure a young female panda’s habit of walking backwards by introducing her to one of life’s most precious pleasures: sex.

SANTIAGO, Oct 6: Chile survived a late scare to beat Ecuador 2-1 on Thursday and keep alive their hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia as they moved into third-place in the 10-team South American qualifying group.

Sept 28: Harry Kane is England’s top striker on merit but Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy remains determined to challenge the Tottenham marksman for a starting spot at next year’s World Cup in Russia.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Tourism entrepreneurs are hoping to cater to more tourists visiting Kailash Mansarovar area in Tibet Autonomous Region of China via Nepal, following the recent announcement to open the Rasuwagadhi border point as an international crossing point.

MELBOURNE, August 8: Australia captain Steve Smith has cast doubt on Steve O'Keefe's chances of breaking back into the test side as selectors look to develop younger spinners on the tour of Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has refused to join the coalition government citing reservations over the number of ministerial portfolios allocated to the party.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Sandeep Lamichhane completed seven wickets haul as Nepal registered a five-wicket win over Malaysia in the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup Division -1 Asia Qualifiers on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Nepal faces Malaysia in its penultimate match of the ongoing ICC U-19 World Cup Division -1 Asia Qualifiers on Monday.

High hopes

July 11, 2017 00:45 am

There are 744 local level units in Nepal right now, and there could be more if the constitution amendment bill in parliament is passed

The country conducted the historic first phase of local level election on May 14 in three provinces. As the second phase of the much-awaited poll inches closer, Nepal Republic Media this week started a series of  interaction with local authorities and civil society representatives in various tarai districts where the election fever is at its peak now. Here are some excerpts:

Hull City and Swansea City earned valuable victories in their battle for Premier League survival but Middlesbrough slid further towards the drop after a 4-0 hammering at Bournemouth on Saturday.

Barcelona's hopes of staging another sensational Champions League comeback fell flat against a hardened Juventus side who held the Catalans to a 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate.

NEW DELHI, April 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is in New Delhi for a 5-day state visit to India, has expressed her confidence that the bilateral ties would be strengthened further through her visit.

MANCHESTER, March 18: Midfielder Fernandinho has urged Manchester City to cast aside their painful Champions League exit at the hands of Monaco and make a swift return to winning ways in Sunday's Premier League clash against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.

DANG, March 14: Balbhadra Oli, the then Pradhanpancha (head of the village council during the Panchayat era) of Purandhara village of Dang district, faced two major challenges during his terms.

Chelsea moved another step towards regaining the Premier League title with a 3-1 drubbing of Arsenal in the table-topping London derby at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as only Tottenham Hotspur maintained their distant pursuit of the leaders.

The director of the film ‘Saladin’, based on iconic Muslim ruler Salahuddin Ayyubi, Umar Agha claims the teaser of the film is not even close to what he had wanted. But with the help of the concept art, storyboards and this teaser, he now aims to raise $200,000 to create a proof-of-concept trailer (or short film) “at a scale and quality that will beat Game of Thrones.”

He attended Democratic President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address as a special guest of a congressman. He learned to bike and rollerblade, took martial arts and gymnastics classes and spent his summer playing soccer and swimming in a lake at a day camp in the Boston suburbs.

Hopes and goals for 2017

December 30, 2016 02:24 am

As the year ends and we find ourselves at the doorsteps of yet another new year, we all reflect on all the things we could have done differently and look forward to making resolutions and setting goals for the upcoming year. Isha Upadhyay talked to some of the well-known faces in town to find out what their goals for 2017 are and how they are planning on achieving them.

New year, new hopes

December 29, 2016 23:32 pm

It’s inevitable that at the end of each year we look back at the months that have passed and look forward to what the New Year shall bring. It’s only natural to cherish hopes and form resolutions. We may already have some plans set for ourselves, but as Nepalis what hopes do we have for the country in 2017? The Week had some people share their thoughts.

MOSCOW, Dec 1: President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia hopes to normalize ties with the U.S. and join efforts in the fight against international terrorism.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA., Nov 27: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Saturday that his administration would "do all it can" once he takes office on Jan. 20 to help increase freedom and prosperity for Cuban people after the death of Fidel Castro.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: After losing hopes of survival, twenty-year-old Anika Tamang has started dreaming of recovering from blood cancer after receiving financial support from her well wishers.

Many hopes

September 15, 2016 00:25 am

It is natural to expect India to support the democratic process in Nepal and let it evolve as a broad-based internal process

ACHHAM, Aug 22: Achham is among the 10 districts with worst Human Develop Index. However, this can change pretty soon if the government does not further delay in exploiting its rich hydro power including the much discussed 900-megawatt Upper Karnali Hydropower Project (UKHP), stakeholders claim.

PM hopes to welcome Chinese president

August 10, 2016 01:50 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal expressed hope that Nepal could welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping in Kathmandu in the near future.