ILAM, Aug 6: A total of 3 million workers are engaged in tea industry of Nepal. But only 3,244 them are hired on permanent basis, a survey shows.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Nepali Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged the Nepalis living in the UAE illegally for various reasons to take advantage of a three-month amnesty granted for all living illegally in the UAE.

What grounds do people give for wanting a divorce?

KATHMANDU, July 28: Light to moderate rains has been predicted in most of the parts of the country in the next three days, while some areas are likely to hit by heavy rainfall.

UNITED STATES, July 27: About 1,400 children of some 2,500 separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border have been reunited with their families, the U.S. government said in a court filing on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Most of the mutual fund schemes listed on Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) are currently trading below their face value.

July 13: A supermoon that brings partial solar eclipse on Friday the 13th is "bad luck" for most of the world's population and not because of any superstitious belief.

NEWCASTLE, July 3: The highest ranking Catholic official to ever be convicted of concealing sexual crimes against children has been sentenced to 12 months in Australia for covering up abuse by a pedophile priest.

‘Seabird capital of the world’ is home to dozens of endemic species, which are particularly vulnerable to plastics

Video replays are being used by referees for the first time at the 2018 FIFA World Cup to help make key decisions. Even though technology has been introduced to the game with the intention of causing as little interruption to the game as possible, it has still attracted criticism for breaking up play.

Most of us have known Rajesh Hamal as an intelligent actor of Nepali film industry, the actor who has played in over 100 films in his career, and who at times appears in quiz shows and television interviews. But what is the superstar’s understanding of Nepali politics, economy, society and Nepal’s foreign affairs? Where do we stand as a nation today? Mahabir Paudyal and Thira L Bhusal met the superstar to explore various aspects of Nepali politics.

Most of us have known Rajesh Hamal as an intelligent actor of Nepali film industry, the actor who has played in over 100 films in his career, and who at times appears in quiz shows and television interviews. But what is the superstar’s understanding of Nepali politics, economy, society and Nepal’s foreign affairs? Where do we stand as a nation today? Mahabir Paudyal and Thira L Bhusal met the superstar to explore various aspects of Nepali politics.

LONDON, June 26: India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being forced into slave labor, according to a poll of global experts released on Tuesday.

Most contracts go to limited few

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According to knowledgeable sources, most construction projects are likely to get completed on time if work could be distributed equally among all contractor companies.

According to the latest calculations from CIES Football Observatory, England captain and 30 goal Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the player with the highest transfer value heading into the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Taken together, Delhi and the cities bordering it — Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Noida, etc — make up the world’s second most populated urban settlement with a national capital at its center. Tokyo is first while Mexico City is third.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The expectations were multiplied when Sandeep Lamichhane was announced in the Delhi Daredevils playing XI for the second straight game in the match against Indian cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premiere League (IPL) on Friday.

SURKHET, May 15: It has already been a year since the first phase local polls elected local representatives under the country's newly adopted federal system.

New York, May 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been ranked among the top 10 most powerful people in the world by Forbes in a list that has been topped for the first time ever by Chinese President Xi Jinping, who dethroned Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person on the planet.

LAHAN, April 7: Children are taught not to trust strangers. But when relatives or close neighbors betray, it becomes even more concerning. Rape cases in the district has brought to the fore that girls are unsafe even among their own dear and near ones.

KATHMANDU, March 27: A total of US $ 70 million has been disbursed by the European Union (EU) for various ongoing projects but there are hardly any infrastructure projects that can help in capital formation.

RAUTAHAT, March 26:  A wanted criminal by Nepal Police, Barud Singh Yadav alias Surendra Yadav commander and district in-charge of Janatantrik Tarai Mukti Morcha was arrested on Sunday night.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Ruslan Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) has extended its contract with the Kiran Shoes Manufacturers’ Gold Star Shoes as official footwear for the second season of the event set to be hosted in Dhangadhi from March 31.

PALM BEACH, Fla. March 24:  President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under “limited circumstances,” following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping extend their terms in office, the two communist states are entering a new era of autocracy.

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We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which  we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it

KOHALPUR, March 6: Hasartjaha Darji, 45, of Janaki Rural Municipality, got married some 25 years ago. She has four children aged 11 to 19 years . She is now a grandmother as one of her daughters already has a child of her own.

PANCHTHAR, Mar 5: Infrastructure development projects run by UNNATI-Inclusive Growth Program, a Nepal-Denmark development cooperation, in seven hilly districts of Province 1 are progressing at a very slow pace.

KATHMANDU, March 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to a senior-most member of House of Representatives and National Assembly, Mahantha Thakur and Tara Devi Bhatta respectively today.

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Politically, the United States is arguably at its most divided in recent memory, with President Trump and his politics polarizing the electorate like few before him.

Many factors influence how effectively a government is able to uphold the rule of law and some of them include access to courts, lack of corruption, effective policing and institutional competence.

On Monday, Donald Trump tweeted that people in the UK were marching on the streets because their universal healthcare system is broken and not working.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: While the government's latest decision to reduce the  eligibility age for the elderly allowance suggests that citizens above 65  are not up to any income-generating work and  deserve protection under the state's social security policy, a majority of leaders holding key posts in major political parties and in recent governments fall into this age group.

CHITWAN, Jan 25: Among those who come for treatment of cancer, farmers are found to be very numerous, according to a recently published report of the National Cancer Registry which covers a period of 10 years.

PAANCHTHAR, Jan 24: Several government buildings in Panchthar have been found built spending large amount of money against the standards and criteria set by the government. The designs of many under-construction buildings in the district headquarters Phidim are yet to be approved.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Most of the airports in the country are making losses, according to a recent data of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).

KHOTANG, Jan 5: With the transfer of ward secretaries to other districts, most wards of rural municipalities in Khotang are operating without secretaries.

Jan 5: To kick off the new year, Kareena Kapoor covers Vogue India’s January 2018 issue. She reinvents herself for her first magazine spread since son Taimur Ali Khan’s birth in 2016, and, somewhat unsurprisingly, looks absolutely breathtaking. Scroll through to see some of her best shots.

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What were the most read stories of 2017? Here's the list.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Not all foreign tourists coming to the Kathmandu Valley visit all three Durbar Squares of the Valley -- Basantapur, Bhaktapur, and Patan -- according to tourist records.

Which countries publish the most books each year? A report from the non-profit International Publishers Association found that in 2015, two countries dominated global book production.

DHADING, Dec 24: The number of gas plants in Dhading is increasing, but most of them do not meet government standard. They are being operated too near the highway, river, and human settlements. Nineteen gas plants can be seen from the highway while travelling from Dhunibesi Municipality to Benighat-Rorang Rural Municipality.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A sitting minister gets caught in camera asking for bribe from his prospective clients to do a work forbidden by the law. A senior government officer shows no shame in going to a middleman's home to collect rewards of his unlawful conduct.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The availability of government health facilities  in the country remains the highest in Province 2,  and the lowest in Province 6.

Most coup attempts in recent years have failed

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: With an objective to 'identify and honor Nepal's most honest government official', five high performing civil servants have been shortlisted for the Integrity Idol 2017 award.

KAILALI, Dec 3: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate for the election to the House of Representative from Kailali-5, Arzu Rana, has urged voters not be swayed by 'false promises' of her competitors.

Other major vegetable markets of the Valley including the ones at Balkhu, Baneshwar, Koteswar, Balaju, and Chabahil, let alone the many small markets, are yet to acquire such testing labs, according to observations made by Republica.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7 : A bank in Nepal has recovered most of the money stolen after its SWIFT server was hacked last month, two officials, involved in the investigation of the Himalayan nation’s first reported cyber heist, said on Tuesday.

NEW YORK, Nov 4: This year there's a whole new class of women in power. Last year was a tough one for women. It seemed like Forbes magazine was on the verge of electing a woman as the most powerful person on the planet. Of course, that's not the way it worked out. Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss in the 2016 U.S. presidential election left many women feeling untethered (and pushed Clinton down 63 spots on our list from No.2 in 2016 to 65 this year).