BRIDGEWATER, Aug 6: A deliberately crafted statement. A conspicuous fashion choice. A sudden silence or withdrawal from the public eye.

KATHMANDU, July 28: If the government works sincerely to implement the agreement signed with Dr Govinda KC, it will not find it a tough task as it has a two-thirds majority in parliament. But without sincerity, it will be challenging to address some of the demands raised by Dr KC, the senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

SAUDI ARABIA, July 26: Saudi Arabia is temporarily halting oil shipments through the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, the country’s energy minister has said. It follows a Houthi attack on a Saudi oil tanker off Yemen’s western coast.


US president Donald Trump’s decision to go ahead and impose 25 per cent tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports is the latest salvo in the four-month standoff the country’s been having with its key trade partners.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Young Nepali cricket sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has left for England on Tuesday to take part in a T20I cricket match between ICC World XI and West Indies on Thursday. At a press conference held at TU International Cricket Ground, Lamichhane said patience has been the key for the success he has achieved so far.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Here are the 12 key areas that the government has allocated budget for the upcoming fiscal year 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has transferred Director General of the Department of Transport Management Rup Narayan Bhattarai, acting under the influence of the transport syndicates.

KATHMANDU, April 27: A joint-taskforce formed by the ruling parties, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), has suggested to the government not to appoint retired civil servants, army and police offices to key government offices and constitutional bodies.

The life of Dambar Bahadur Moktan follows the famous line from Nepal’s great poet Laxmi Prasad Devkota -- Saag Ra Sisno Khayeko Besa Anandi Manale, which means one is better off being satisfied even with little resources.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Office of the Prime Minister  is revisiting the relevent laws to avoid the complications that lie ahead in bringing key government entities, including some anti-corruption agencies, under the PMO, as part of efforts  by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to consolidate the powers of the head of the  executive branch.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, who reached New Delhi on Friday on a three-day state visit, is scheduled to hold key bilateral meetings with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Saturday.

LAHAN, Mar 20: Speaking at a program in Lahan, Baburam Bhattarai, party coordinator of Naya Shakti said that the country would not head towards development as long as the constitution was amended and owned by all citizenry.

Forest key to country's prosperity

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KATHMANDU, March 19: Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has reiterated that the forest could be turned into the main basis for the country's prosperity through its proper utilisation.

WASHINGTON, March 15: A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members.

KATHMANDU, Mar 8: Many believed it was the easier group when Nepal entered Group B after losing the final playoff match of ICC World Cricket league Division Two against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last month.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: CPN (Maoist Center), the junior partner in the ruling alliance, is likely to get seven ministerial portfolios including home affairs in Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s left coalition government.

KATHMANDU, FEB 18: Despite a supposed breakthrough over the issue of leadership and organization, UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) are still struggling to take their planned merger to a conclusive end amid demands from key leaders of both parties to ensure their status in the proposed new party.

MALDIVES, Feb 2: The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Thursday ordered the immediate release of political prisoners including former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Deuba govt takes more key decisions

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KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Notwithstanding the warnings issued by the CPN-UML Chairman  K P Sharma Oli, the caretaker government led by Sher Bahadur Deuba has continued taking important decisions.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: With the announcement of the interim capitals of all seven provinces, the government has revisited its earlier decision to convene the first meeting of the provincial assemblies in Kathmandu. The maiden meetings of the provincial assemblies would now be held in the interim capitals of the seven provinces.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Experts and senior government officials have said that fiscal federalism is going to become the biggest challenge in the coming days as the transition to the new system will come at a massive cost.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The main opposition party, CPN-UML, which has emerged as the single largest party in the recently held parliamentary and provincial assembly polls, has warned the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) not to make any key decisions that may have long-term impacts including key appointments and promotion of police officials.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Although the electoral alliance between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls has landed a landslide victory for the left alliance across the country, two senior leaders who took lead role to make it possible have lost the elections

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Although the electoral alliance between the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) in the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls has landed a landslide victory for the left alliance across the country, two senior leaders who took lead role to make it possible have lost the elections.

BEIJING, Oct 25: Key members of China's Communist Party were determined at the national congress, which is held every five years and concluded this week.

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.

Awareness Is Key

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KATHMANDU, Oct 7: House meeting on Friday failed to pass key bills due to lack of quorum as lawmakers remained busy in meetings at securing candidacy for upcoming parliamentary elections from their respective parties.

President Donald Trump said there was no chaos in the White House before he spectacularly dumped Anthony Scaramucci, his communications director.

LANCASHIRE, August 8: Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton realises consistent performance in the upcoming Premier League season is key to securing a place in the England squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

KATHMANDU, June 20: Private sector leaders have said that the monetary policy for the coming fiscal year 2017/18 should address the current problem of high interest rates and shortage of lendable funds in the banking system.

POKHARA, June 17: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjibi Nepal has said that commercial banks won’t go to local units unless necessary infrastructure is set up there.

POKHARA, June 17: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjibi Nepal has said that commercial banks won't go to local units unless necessary infrastructure is set up there.

GENEVA, June 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the decent work agenda promoted by International Labour Organization constitutes a key pillar of fair globalization where everyone becomes a winner. This goal can be achieved if every State accords due regard to the dignity and value of work.

Here are the key moments in Chelsea's Premier League title-winning season:

It is said that first impression is the last impression. Your first impression can help you secure the job you have been dreaming of or scatter all your dreams within a few minutes of face-to-face confrontation with your soon-to-be boss. Here, Republica talked to a few people to know what can be done to ace the so-called scary job interview and land the job of your dream.

TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Japan for talks Tuesday expected to focus largely on trade with America's anchor ally in the region.

SOLUKHUMBU, March 25: Locals of Tingla VDC in Solukhumbu district have taken to the streets protesting against the restructuring of local units. Stating that their VDC was included in Necha Salyan Rural Municipality against their wishes, the locals blocked the roads in the area starting Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Various studies show that 1 percent increase in the stock of infrastructure is associated with a 1 percent increase in gross domestic production (GDP). One of the key avenues through which infrastructure contributes to economic growth is by improving competitiveness and facilitating international and domestic trade by reducing the cost, according to World Development Report.

JUMLA, Jan 30: Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) in Jumla is on the verge of closure due to government's inability to make key appointments. For the past nine months the academy has been operating without vice chancellor, rector and director. This has affected thousands of people in the Karnali zone that visit the academy's teaching hospital for medical services.

To minimize data breach, Facebook has added a new login option with ‘security keys’ that requires a user to enter a special security code from their phone in addition to the password when they login from a new browser.

Sunderland manager David Moyes confirmed on Friday that a bid for left back Patrick van Aanholt had been rejected and stressed that the Premier League strugglers did not intend to lose their best players.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Due to poverty, Som Bahadur Kumal couldn’t even afford to buy a marble when he was a child. He used to run for three kilometers to buy marbles as per the request of his friends with the expectation of getting one for his endeavor.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Krishna Bhadur Mahara says the country's development would pick pace through the combined efforts of the government, cooperatives and the private sector.

Tourism sector playing key role: PM

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KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal says the tourism sector has been playing a significant role in country’s economy.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Experts have said that stability of governance is more important than political stability for the economic development of a country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Former Prime Minister and Naya Shakti Party Nepal Coordinator Baburam Bhattarai and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Chairman Upendra Yadav said that any amendment to the constitution that does not address crucial national issues will be meaningless.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Federal Socialist Forum chairman Upendra Yadav has demanded that the provinces should be made autonomous and vested with full powers while amending the constitution.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The government has prepared a draft of the proposal to amend the constitution so as to allow naturalized citizens to hold six of the 10 key state positions. Preparations are underway to register the amendment proposal in parliament within this month, according to a source close to the Prime Minister.