Aug 2: Obesity increases a person's risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and even death. It may also play a role in how flu spreads, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings suggest that obese adults infected with flu shed the virus for a longer time than adults who are not obese, potentially increasing the opportunity for the infection to spread to others.

Scientists just unearthed an eye-watering hoard of diamonds, so valuable it would completely destroy the world’s economy.

RUSSIA, June 30: Portugal coach Fernando Santos once again stressed the importance of his other 22 players around main man Cristiano Ronaldo as they prepare to face Uruguay in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday.

RUSSIA, June 28: The name of Lionel Messi is on everyone’s lips in the French camp as Les Bleus gear up for a seismic clash with Argentina in the World Cup last 16 on Saturday.

Momina Mustehsan, who shot to fame in 2016 after singing Afreen Afreen with Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for a Pakistani music show decided to not release any music, until she made sure that she was more than just a “pretty face”.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Main opposition party, Nepali Congress, President Sher Bahadur Deuba commented that the government's policy and program possessed only policy and not the program.

Scientists have created the world’s smallest house – build on an area of 300 square micrometres – using a robotic system that can accurately assemble nanomaterials into tiny, desirable structures.

MELBOURNE - Australia's cricketers will just have to bear English taunts over the ball-tampering affair on tour next month for the one-day international series, spinner Nathan Lyon has said.

BHAKTAPUR, May 2: At a time when most of the reconstruction works have been hit by delays, a school in Bhaktapur district took just three months to be fully constructed. Moreover, the building is quake-resilient.

BMW unveiled its iX3 electric SUV concept on Wednesday at the Beijing Auto Show. The automaker plans to start producing the vehicle, which is based on its X3 SUV, in Shenyang, China, in 2020 as part of a joint venture.

I just want to love you more

April 22, 2018 08:55 am

I just want to write songs for you So that you could sing And, I could be with you in every setting.

Female-only audiences, no social media — but as one observer said, “Women here have been waiting for years for a time to shine.”

Do it right and just

April 11, 2018 00:06 am

Beyond technicalities, transitional justice process should focus on building a peaceful and just society.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that the white paper, which he recently issued, was aimed at diagnosing the economic woes that the country was facing.

Just cause

March 27, 2018 02:00 am

Making judiciary accountable

The contract for the appointment was already signed. Nabil Bank's board meeting approved the agreement few days after signing it and sent the notification to the NRB and the stock exchange [company]. It just so happened that on the same day the NRB also passed a directive to implement the six-month cooling off period.

PYONGYANG, Feb 16: Roared on by a home crowd, South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin made history today. In an event that until now had been dominated by Western athletes, he became the first Asian to win gold in skeleton at the Winter Olympics.

NEW DELHI, Feb 10: It’s only the fourth day of annual examinations in India’s largest state of Uttar Pradesh and already the government says 661,643 students — around 10 percent of the total number enrolled — have failed to show up.

CHICAGO, Feb 5: Far more U.S. teens than previously thought are transgender or identify themselves using other nontraditional gender terms, with many rejecting the idea that girl and boy are the only options, new research suggests.

Out to “liberate” men from the straitjacket of convention, designer Alejandro Gomez Palomo dresses up his male models in transparent dresses with plunging necklines, and outfits embroidered with pearls and sequins.

Just Add Alcohol

December 29, 2017 07:50 am

The commercialization of holidays is a universal theme the world over and I doubt it surprises anybody anymore. In this day and age, the sort of conspicuous consumption it encourages is par for the course with festivals everywhere else and our country is no different.

Dec 25: Manchester United have created fewer chances than Southampton in the Premier League this season, but after Romelu Lukaku’s performance as a creator against Leicester City, Jose Mourinho may have found a new way for United to stay in the title race.

GENEVA, Dec 20: Myanmar has told the U.N. independent investigator into human rights in the country that it will not cooperate with her or grant her access to the country for the rest of her tenure, she said in a statement on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Lal Babu Pandit, the CPN-UML leader who was recently elected to parliament from Morang-6, has wound up all his  poll campaign activities, spending only about half the amount that the Election Commission (EC) allows per candidate.

KHOTANG, Nov 3: People of the underprivileged Dalit community in Khotang district have expressed great disappointment with the political parties for using them only as a 'vote bank'. During a program organized at Hotel Shuvadin in the district headquarters Diktel on Thursday, Stakeholders of various authorities discussed caste-based discrimination, untouchability and the national and international laws regarding them.

SARLAHI, Nov 3:  Among the total of 215 candidates for parliamentary and provincial elections from the district, only 13 are women. The elections in Sarlahi are scheduled for December 7.

Kelly Clarkson is our hero. We’ve said this a number of times over the years, as few celebrities are as comfortable in their own skin as the original American Idol winner.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Although it is mandatory to ensure at least 33 percent representation of women both in parliament  and in the provincial assemblies, major political parties have fielded only a few women candidates in  nominations for the First Past the Post (FPTP) electoral system under the first phase parliamentary and  provincial  assembly polls.

Just asking

October 16, 2017 01:30 am

What is it that we, the sovereign and proud people of Nepal want, and how do we go about achieving it?

LAHAN, September 12: Dalits are not given a due space while choosing candidacy for major posts by political parties for the upcoming third the phase of local level election in Siraha district.


September 10, 2017 09:55 am

Always kicked, banged and thrown Never got a chance to ascend my throne Don’t know what’s there wrong with me Since nobody approaches for my company.

PHILADELPHIA: The wheels are in motion for Philadelphia’s next gathering of naked bicyclists.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Olympian Gaurika Singh has said she doesn’t let politics affect her performance in swimming as she concentrates only on getting better and target for the best.

I am asleep, just like my government

August 20, 2017 10:54 am

Chaotic and hectic, that’s what my life looks like right now. With project deadlines and a never-ending queue of assessments and viva, I was engulfed with my own problems. And in addition to all this, our project wasn’t being accepted and we had to redo it even when final exams are a week from now.

There is a big misconception when it comes to the job of a cabin crew member in an aircraft. People think it’s simply about smiling and greeting the passengers as they get on and off the airplane. Of course they seem quite fabulous with their makeup on point and a sleek uniform. But a closer look at their daily lives shows that there is more to being a cabin crew than simply picking the right lipstick tone.

PARIS, June 11: Right from the start of the French Open final, Jelena Ostapenko made quite clear to anyone unfamiliar with her name, or her game, what she is all about.

KATHMANDU, May 15: It took around 18 hours to count just 2, 000 votes and strike a deal among candidates in a ward of the Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC). There are 29 wards in the LMC.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the government has reached to an agreement with the main opposition, the CPN (UML) just to take back the letter sent to the Local Development officers (LDOs) in some of the districts in Tarai Madhes through the Ministry of Federal Affairs to revise the number of local-level.

KHOTANG, April 22: Shivaraj Rai of Lamidada village is loud and clear which candidate would he vote in the upcoming local elections. Though he has ideological preferences, he is not going to make them the basis in choosing the candidate.

WASHINGTON, April 20: Astronomers have found yet another planet that seems to have just the right Goldilocks combination for life: Not so hot and not so cold. It’s not so far away, either.

CLEVELAND (AP) — In a rambling video, Steve Stephens said, "I snapped, I just snapped." But as the manhunt dragged on Monday for the man accused of posting Facebook footage of himself killing a retiree, police were unable to explain what set him off.

There is more to being a cabin crew than meets the eye.

More than just a necessity

March 31, 2017 12:20 pm

Many of us are guilty of designing fabulous houses but skimping on bathroom décor thinking it’s a room that is supposed to be functional and nothing else. But that’s where we are wrong. A bathroom can be so much more than that. A nice bathroom can be a part of a morning ritual that you actually look forward to. So, pay attention to little things when you design or remodel your bathroom space to add a little bit of luxury in your life.

If this day is to celebrate your and my achievements, then it does not need to be marked in the calendar

KATHMANDU, March 2: Tribhuvan University's Free Students Union (FSU) elections were held in just 143 colleges on Wednesday as most of the colleges remained padlocked.

FSU polls held in just 143 colleges

March 2, 2017 00:20 am

KATHMANDU, March 2: The Tribhuvan University's Free Students Union (FSU) elections were held in just 143 colleges on Wednesday as most of the colleges remained padlocked.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16:Construction and demolition of Kageshwari-Manohara road in the outskirts of Kathmandu is a perfect example to how money from state coffers is wasted in the name of development.

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum says Saturday's improved performance in the 2-0 Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur was a team effort and not solely down to the return to form of Senegalese striker Sadio Mane.

Actor Ronit Roy says he learnt a lot while working with Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Sarkar 3’, as the megastar is an extremely knowledgeable performer. The film features Bachchan reprising his role of Subhash Nagre in the third installment of Ram Gopal Varma’s political thriller.

Dov Simens says- Just do it!

January 19, 2017 22:52 pm

Dov Simens’ two-day film school is considered one of the most successful film making workshops in the world. Dov has so far conducted this workshop in 34 different countries and this time Kathmandu School of Cinema and the US Embassy, Kathmandu are presenting it here in Nepal.