The pumpkin is diced, the chicken carved and the eggs beaten into an omelette, but the people preparing the food are not chefs -- they are scientists testing produce from Japan's Fukushima region.

The move is seen to run in direct conflict with the trade strategy of President Trump's cabinet, a member of which warned Thursday that the United States and the European Union would now be joining forces "in the fight against China."

Dwayne Johnson has earned more money for acting in a single year than anyone in the history of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Here is how much he made.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Gokarna Bista, has said that activities have been forwarded to make foreign employment reliable, systematic and safe.

Grocery shopping made easy

July 6, 2018 08:07 am

Internet has made buying and selling things more convenient than ever before. While customers don’t have to go through the hassle of going to a store, waiting in line at checkout and then carrying their purchases back home, it has provided abundant opportunities for economical gain for the sellers as well. There are a bunch of companies and individuals who are selling everything from clothes and accessories to electronics and stationery products over the internet. But the one area that is not really covered is groceries. This is why Kalyan Adhikari, Adarsha Raj Pandey, and Sagar Dev Bhatta launched Kirana, an online and on-call grocery service – the first of its kind in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Minister for Water Supply Bina Magar has said that the government would ensure effective implementation of the government's action plan to guarantee drinking water to one and all in the country within three years.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The result of written examination for various posts of Rastriya Banijya Bank has been published.

ARGHAKHANCHI, June 16: With increased production owing to more farmers being involved professionally in animal husbandry, Arghakhanchi district has become independent in dairy and meat products.

All data leaks are not equally harmful and a leak is generally less harmful than a data breach.

Running made easy

June 1, 2018 07:36 am

Running is an extremely challenging exercise, but it can also be enjoyable if you know how to do it properly. What most people get wrong while running is the posture. Correcting your posture can help you reach your running goals more comfortably and easily.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Until just two days ago, it was not clear whether unification of the two major communist parties—CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center)—would take place as stated by the top leaders of the parties in the past. Even the second-rung leaders of the parties were not sure the party unification process would happen so quickly.

Biratnagar was the hotbed of democratic movements in the early 1980s. Leaders like BP Koirala and GP Koirala were mounting pressure against the Panchayat regime to hold a referendum. This was also the place where young theater artists staged plays, sometimes critical of the regime, which irritated the local authorities.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The invention of Ginger, a waiter robot, by Paaila Technology is a milestone in the history of technology in Nepal. It is proof that Nepal is taking definite steps towards the growth of robotics and artificial intelligence.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Nepali traders will have to start using banking channel for making or receiving payments from traders in China and India very soon.

KHOTANG, April 17: While the new academic session has already begun across the country, textbooks in English language are yet to be supplied in schools of Khotang.

BAITADI, April 15: During the local elections held last year, the candidates in Baitadi district had made various promises, including a promise for employment opportunities at the local level.

KATHMANDU, March 31: A Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) Airbus 320 bound for Kathmandu from Dubai had to be diverted from its course and make an emergency landing at Indira Ghandi International Airport on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Newly appointed Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang on Monday demanded that the property details of judges should be made public.

Rape culprits made public

March 14, 2018 14:23 pm

DADELDHURA, March 14: Police today made public two men arrested recently on rape charges amid a press conference in the district.

Made in Nepal fair in the offing

February 21, 2018 01:45 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Nepal Youth Entrepreneurs Forum is organizing Made in Nepal fair in Kathmandu from March 16 to 18.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has expressed determination that all commitments made by left alliance before the people during House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies elections would be fully implemented.

RUPANDEHI, Jan 24: Rupandehi police on Wednesday made public a group of people arrested on charges of fleecing people by promising them a job in networking business amid a press meet in Lumbini.

KATHMANDU Jan 23: Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has said that result of National Assembly election would be made public as soon as possible.  Addressing an election related training organised for the representatives of political parties participating in the National Assembly poll here today, CEC Yadav urged all political parties to make the NA election a success.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Jan 13: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that remarkable achievements have been made in the areas of health, education and technology since the restoration of democracy in the country due to government policies are taken for the same.

GULMI, Jan 4: A month ago, Gokarna Bista reached Resunga Municipality-6, Chekmi of Gulmi district as part of his election campaign. When asked about their problems, most locals lamented that they were suffering in lack of proper irrigation facility. Bista had promised that he would immediately go to Kathmandu after the elections and then solve their problem.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) has said the news disseminated by some media on Tuesday that the government has fixed the temporary capitals of the provinces has drawn its attention.

Nepali songs that made it big 2017

December 31, 2017 11:08 am

The year 2017 gave us many Nepali songs that were revered by people of all ages. Few of the songs became internet sensation, while went viral and were played over and over again.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli has urged the legal practitioners, who implement the rule of law, to follow the constitution and law.

NEW YORK, Dec 1: Jim Nabors made good on his last name when he brought Gomer Pyle to “The Andy Griffith Show.” His big-hearted, ever-cheery gas-pump jockey was a neighborly fit in the easygoing town of Mayberry.

Made in Nepal

October 27, 2017 09:57 am

Of late, there are a lot of businesses in Nepal manufacturing products that are not only of good quality and match international standards but are reminiscent of our culture and give back to the society as well, be it in terms of empowering women or providing employment opportunities to local farmers, artisans, and craftsmen. These businesses are slowly changing the way locals and foreigners alike view the tag ‘Made in Nepal’.

MUMBAI, Oct 17: ‘Padmavati’ is undoubtedly one of the most awaited films of the year. The film piqued fans’ curiosity ever since its inception ad the announcement of the star cast. After the launch of the trailer, the excitement has only doubled so much that it is now among the highest viewed trailers on YouTube, just in one day.

Made in Nepal

October 12, 2017 01:30 am

Nepali Congress President Deuba knows better than anyone else that China these days does not have to pick favorites among the Nepali political actors.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The vote count results of 122 out of 136 local levels in Province-2 have been made public as of now.

15 predictions Bill Gates made in 1999

September 10, 2017 13:22 pm

In 1999, Bill Gates made 15 bold predictions in his book titled "Business @ the Speed of Thought" which at the time was outrageous. The 15 predictions Gates made nearly 20 years ago and how close they've come to be true.

BANEPA, Sept 6: The accused in the murder of a woman due to gang rape a week ago were presented before media by the police here today.

VENICE, Sept 5: Music video ‘Thriller’ was not the product of a brilliant idea but was made because pop star Michael Jackson wanted to be a monster, director John Landis said at the Venice film festival on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Chairman of the Unified Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Nationalist), Dr Prakash Chandra Lohani has pitched for a directly-elected Prime Minister for doing away with the existing political instability and confusion in the current state system.

KATHMANDU, August 26: The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has issued a circular to all depository participants, directing them to open beneficial owner account only in the presence of the respective clients.

NEW YORK, Aug 25:  You can finally shake it off: Taylor Swift has released her new single.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Participants attending the parliamentary committee meeting held at Singha Durbar on Monday have spoken of the need to further empower National Women Commission (NWC) and spread its wings across the nook and corner of the country.

MUMBAI, July 30: His upcoming period-drama "Padmavati" may have been mired in controversies, but actor Shahid Kapoor said the film did not have anything objectionable and was made with "good" intention.

TEHRATHUM, July 28: The elected people's representatives of the Chhathar rural municipality in the district have decided to put on the Nepali dress during office time.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Depositors will now have to show their identification card if they are depositing cash in others' bank account. Bank and financial institutions (BFIs) may not accept cash if depositors fail to show identification documents.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) today publicized a monetary policy for the fiscal year 2074\75 BS amid a program in the Capital.

NEW YORK, July 1: It took two years, but Dr. Henry Bello made good on his threats.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The newly elected mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Bidya Sundar Shakya, has reaffirmed his commitment to rid Kathmandu district of dust and smoke at the earliest.

DARJEELING, June 12: The Nepali-speaking community in Darjeeling has been on the warpath over the West Bengal government's decision to include the Bengali language as a compulsory text in the school curriculum.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Even as the dominance of male candidates for the executive posts continues as the vote counting for the first phase of local elections goes on, some women have managed to make it to the top positions by sidelining powerful competitors in various municipalities and rural municipalities. Few more are on their way to set history.

Made in Nepal

May 5, 2017 09:48 am

Most of us in the country look forward to going abroad, even if it is just to India, for the shopping experience it provides. But there are some local companies that might just make you rethink that next shopping trip. These places offer good products at affordable prices and even the quality will take you by surprise.

One of the renowned figures in the field of Investigative Journalism, Mohan Mainali is the editor of South Asia Check South which is an independent, non-profit initiative by Panos South Asia that aims to promote accuracy and accountability in public debate. Being a travel writer and journalist, Mainali has so far visited 68 districts of Nepal and has published three books. Of them, “Mantha Darayeko Jug” was awarded the Padmashree Samman in 2015. Republica’s Sonam Lama caught up with Mainali to talk about his experiences and challenges he faced in his career. Excerpts: