KATHMANDU, June 2: The government has marked 25 goods and services as essential goods and services, adding three more services to the list.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Over 25 million people in Nepal have access to the internet. According to Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA)’s data for the past seven months of the current fiscal year, over 25,419,325 people have access to internet facilities. That is nearly 84 percent of the country’s total population.

HONG KONG, March 27: H&M disappeared from the internet in China as the government raised pressure on shoe and clothing brands and announced sanctions Friday against British officials in a spiraling fight over complaints of abuses in the Xinjiang region.

KATHMANDU, March 9: A population of 24 million 735 thousand has access to the internet service in Nepal.

MYANMAR, Feb 6: Myanmar’s junta shut down the internet in the country on Saturday as thousands of people took to the streets of Yangon to denounce this week’s coup and demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

SINGHU, India, Jan 31: India blocked mobile internet services in several areas around New Delhi on Saturday as protesting farmers began a one-day hunger strike after a week of clashes with authorities that left one dead and hundreds injured.

Writing about oneself on the internet?

January 29, 2021 15:20 pm

Having both pros and cons to writing about yourself on the internet, you should pay attention to the fact that sharing a lot isn’t very safe and sharing a little isn’t very harmful. You just need to know where to stop. Also suggesting your family and friends the same is what you can do to bring a change.

The Internet versus democracy

January 24, 2021 08:00 am

In a decade punctuated by the global financial crisis, the COVID-19 crisis, a racial-justice crisis, an inequality crisis, and now a political crisis, we have only paid lip service to lofty democratic ideals.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has sought to hike the fee for its infrastructure being used by the internet service providers (ISPs), which is likely to take upward the cost of internet use in the country.

The right way to regulate digital harms

December 28, 2020 07:10 am

If we are going to limit the spread of toxic content, without crushing freedom of expression, we need clear and comprehensive regulatory approaches, based on human-rights principles.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Nepalis have been paying an average of Rs 104.53 for 1 GB mobile data use, which is quite expensive in the local currency measure, compared to other countries.

Internet is probably one of the best inventions till now. The creation and use of internet has redefined the word ‘impossible’.

If that happens, one quick solution is to have some family members switch to audio-only, which conserves bandwidth. This also applies to anyone in multiplayer online games, where — per a wag on Twitter — the banter between players often resembles conference calls with occasional shooting.

Debunking myths about cyber safety

February 26, 2020 14:26 pm

Internet eases our life is used in wise manner but if cyber security is not secured than it might be troublesome as well.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has announced that it will take action against those making or receiving international payments for advertisements on the internet and in social media like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as online portals.

Don’t let tariffs break the internet

December 11, 2019 10:06 am

Digital tariff barriers are simply unnecessary. Governments already have other ways to address potential losses in fiscal revenue from digitalization

Norms for stability in cyberspace

December 10, 2019 09:40 am

CAMBRIDGE – In little more than a generation, the Internet has become a vital substrate for economic, social, and political interactions, and it has unlocked enormous gains. Along with greater interdependence, however, come vulnerability and conflict. Attacks by states and non-state actors have increased, threatening the stability of cyberspace.

Governments need to take the threat of cybercrime seriously and come up with a holistic cyber security strategy

Joining the technological frontiers

September 17, 2019 00:30 am

AI applications will eventually be so broad and so embedded in every aspect of our daily lives that they will likely contribute three to four times more to global output than the Internet

Rukum East, Aug 10:  With the growing use of internet and mobile phones, the postal service has shrunk remarkably in the district.

It is clear that there are many benefits to living in the ‘digital age’. Yet it is also important to remember that children should also enjoy the world beyond their screens and can benefit from less screen time.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Consumers have expressed their dissatisfaction with Nepal government's decision to hike the internet price that is taking effect from today.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are set to charge 13% telecommunication service charge (TSC) to their users from the upcoming fiscal year- FY 2019/20.

How to regulate internet

July 16, 2019 00:30 am

Although digital platforms raise a host of complicated issues, the government has a duty to protect its citizens

How to save the internet

June 26, 2019 00:30 am

Saving the global Internet requires limiting the growing concentration of power in the digital economy and preventing the Internet from becoming another engine of inequality

KATHMANDU, June 19: Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have warned that Internet prices could go up by 20 percent from the beginning of new fiscal year 2019/20 if the government decides to continue 13 percent telecommunication service charge (TSC) on Internet service.

Planting Nepal on the web

April 26, 2019 09:51 am

When your friend says he or she just visited a wonderful, quaint village somewhere in Nepal, you will have to rely on the images and anecdotes shared by him or her as you will get absolutely no information about the place and its culture via our go-to information guy – the internet. It is alarming how little of Nepal is documented on the World Wide Web.

Ban your fears

April 20, 2019 00:25 am

I was in grade seven in school when a fellow classmate asked me if I knew what ‘sex’ meant. I replied that I had no clue. He told me to go home and find its meaning from the dictionary. I obliged politely, went back home and the meaning read “sex is an intercourse between a man and a woman”. I mugged it up and the next day at school recited the same line to this friend.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4: Security researchers have uncovered more instances of Facebook user data being publicly exposed on the internet, further underscoring its struggles as it deals with a slew of privacy and other problems.

WASHINGTON, March 31: Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called on Saturday for regulators to play a “more active role” in establishing rules that govern the internet, as the world’s largest social media network struggles to defuse criticism.

Won’t watch my words

March 15, 2019 08:52 am

The internet is a scary place, addictive yes, but scary nonetheless. And much is talked about ‘political correctness’ but at the same time issues such as homophobia, bullying, revenge porn, racism are just as widespread. Now, I, by no means, would consider myself an expert on sociology, psychology or politics but I do have in myself a reasoning capability granted by biology and so I have my doubts when it comes to being politically correct.

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Thirty years ago this month, a young British physician working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity.

NEW YORK, Feb 2: The latest parental panic on social media — over a purported challenge for kids to complete harmful tasks — elevates the importance of establishing an open dialogue with children and taking advantage of online parental controls.

BAJURA, Feb 17: Badimalika Municipality in Bajura has gone fully digital after all its ward offices were connected to the internet recently.  According to the municipality’s Mayor Padam Baduwal, the initiation was taken in a bid to make all its village and town offices technology friendly. “We are really glad that we did it. Now our municipality has gone fully digital which is essential for development in the present world,” he said.

Ten languages account for nearly 90 per cent of the top 10 million websites -- a tiny fraction of the world’s 7,097 languages.

Celeb’s childhood: Pre-digital era

November 15, 2018 09:15 am

Inquiring about the nature of the kids in the present context, My City team asked various celebs about their childhood experiences. Do they also spend their childhood days spent like ordinary children playing marbles, hide and seek or sticker outside?

Magna Carta 2.0

November 14, 2018 01:30 am

Creators of Internet never wanted the medium to be a hotbed for illegal activities, mass surveillance, child pornography and cyber terrorism

Cyber crimes on the rise in Valley

November 12, 2018 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: With the increase in the use of social media and the Internet by the Nepali public, cyber crimes too have increased in the last few years. Records maintained by the Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) show a significant surge in cyber crimes in the last fiscal year.

Changing lifestyle in refugee camps

October 31, 2018 03:30 am

DAMAK, Oct 31: The human rights bodies 'have stopped looking after them'. Nepal government no more feels obliged to ensure their comforts.

BEIJING , Oct 19:  — China’s former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported.

In defense of porn

October 6, 2018 08:22 am

It was a love at first bite. The bite of freedom guaranteed by the internet. The freedom, more than the pornography.

Rethinking Internet of Things

August 6, 2018 00:30 am

Today’s broadband networks were built to serve people. They are important but are fairly limited in scope

KATHMANDU, July 27: Following widespread criticisms from the public over the decision to charge 13 percent telecommunication service charge (TSC) on internet service, a committee formed by the government to review the decision has decided not to increase cost for Internet users.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Following widespread criticisms from the public over the decision to charge 13 percent telecommunication service charge (TSC) on internet service, a committee formed by the government to review the decision has decided not to increase cost for Internet users.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The government has claimed that imposing Telecommunication Service Charge (TSC) on internet service is aimed to make up for telecom revenues from voice calls that is continually declining in recent times.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The government has clarified that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are not allowed to raise price of Internet services that they are providing to consumers.

KATHMANDU, July 18: In its joint election manifesto, the Nepal Communist Party had promised internet access to all the general public and also free internet services at public offices across the country. Government policies speak of the urgency of increased internet access to narrow the digital divide. Ministers often talk about smart cities, for which cheap internet services are essential.

KANCHANPUR, July 12: The Bhimduttanagar Municipality has installed internet services in its 10 wards in a bid to make the Municipality information and technology-friendly.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The government has decided to take Internet service to all local units within two years.