ANKARA, Turkey, July 16: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead. The state-run news agency said more than 750 soldiers have been detained across the country.

What is Kathmandu reading?

July 15, 2016 02:45 am

Reading has always been a choice. Especially when schedules are tight and other daily responsibilities make their presence felt, we all know how tricky it can be to find some ‘me’ time with a good book. Indeed, it can be a challenge, but not one that can’t be overcome. There are a few of us who always find a way to indulge in their literary fancy. So this time around, The Week asked them about the latest book that is keeping them occupied. From collection of personal stories, analytical reads to classics, we’ve got their eclectic answers here.

Is there a perfect ending?

July 13, 2016 07:01 am

It is always nice to come across people who take the next step in their life after being in love for a while. They love the moment when they tie the knot and nothing could be more special to them. These are the lucky ones as they enjoy an amazing moment each day of them being together. But, perfection is an understatement. I have met a lot of people who complain that something is missing in their life. At times it is the incompatibility with people in their family. Or maybe it could be the thought of taking the other person for granted.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Bijay Jolly has said that the key to break the deadlock seen in the Nepali politics is in Kathmandu, not in Delhi.

Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vijay Jolly is no stranger to Nepal. His extensive ties with Nepali political leaders of all persuasions frequently bring him to Nepal. He was recently in Kathmandu to take part in the general convention of Nepal Family Party. Subhash Ghimire and Guna Raj Luitel caught up with the ex in-charge of BJP’s Foreign Cell to understand what the ruling party in India makes of recent political developments in Nepal.

TOKYO, July 7: Boxer is jailed for slicing off his love rival's penis with garden shears and flushing it down the toilet but the VICTIM apologizes for sleeping with his wife.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) should work for maintaining price stability, whereas the government should shoulder the responsibility of propelling growth, according to experts.

After last year's Eid's heartwarming Bajrangi Bhaijaan act, this festive season Salman pushes himself physically and emotionally to a new level of commitment in Sultan.

Political analyst and Professor of Political Science Krishna Khanal argues that timely elections of local bodies, provincial assemblies and federal parliament is the only solution to the current political and constitutional logjam. He, however, maintains that agitating Madheshi forces must be taken into confidence first. He discussed some of these issues in an extensive interview with Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal.

SURUNGA , June 25: Deputy Prime Minister CP Mainali on Saturday said that the government was moving ahead with a strategy to strengthen trade links equally with neighbouring India and China by opening all border points with both the neighbours.

Actress Kangana Ranaut feels the future of cinema lies in making short films for the digital medium.

Finland’s school system accomplishes some impressive feats:

A 26-year-old Public Relations professional, Rashmi Agrawal is currently working as the PR Manager at Kaymu Nepal. She joined the PR industry after completing Bachelor’s in Media Science from Kathmandu University in 2012. After an internship at Prisma Advertising, she moved on to organizations like ECS Media and Advantage Group.

There is no opposition in Nepal

June 13, 2016 00:23 am

Political Scientist and co-author of books Political Leadership in Nepal and Local Leadership in Nepal, Hari Sharma, believes there are serious flaws in our political processes, policies and institutions. In an extensive conversation with Republica’s Mahabir Paudyal, he sheds light on various aspects of Nepali polity.

MUMBAI, June 10: Actress Kareena Kapoor, who will be seen in upcoming film “Udta Punjab”, has dismissed rumours about her pregnancy. Some of the actress’s pictures had recently sparked rumours that she is pregnant.

KATHMANDU, June 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has emphasized on the need to preserve and promote the sacred sites around the birthplace of Gautam Buddha and develop Lumbini as a town of peace internationally. Speaking at a program organized Saturday at the Sulakchan Kirti Bihar in Chovar to extend best wishes to Chief of the Bihar Dr Anoja Guruma, who was recently honored with the 'Mahasadhamma Jyotikdwaj Award 2016' by the government of Myanmar, President Bhandari said it was a matter of pride and happiness that Lumbini remains as a sacred pilgrimage for Buddhists around the world and also for those who believe in peace, non-violence, fraternity, tolerance and compassion.

LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 11: The Greatest was laid to rest in his hometown Friday after an all-day send-off that was a lot like Muhammad Ali himself — serious at times, but also exuberant, bracingly political, and funny. Ali made one final journey through the city he adored via a fist-pumping funeral procession through the streets of Louisville.

WASHINGTON DC, June 11: The world famous Forbes Magazine has published the list of 20 best value cities for budget travelers placing Pokhara of Nepal at the top. US Nepal Chamber of Commerce Vice-President Bed Kharel told the National news Agency (RSS) that the list published by the Forbes magazine would play significant role to attract tourists. The Forbes Magazine publishes the list of richest people of the world.

POKHARA, June 6: Chairman of UCPN (Maoist Center) Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday said that a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ on a change in the government will come into effect after endorsement of the budget.

LIVERPOOL, England, April 21: Liverpool striker Divock Origi scored before being carried off on a stretcher as Everton was overwhelmed 4-0 in Wednesday's Merseyside derby.