PARBAT, Aug 5: Continuous rains for some days have increased water level in the Kaligandaki River, said the district administration office (DAO).

DAMASCUS, Aug 1: Syrian government forces have discovered Israeli-made bombs along with loads of munitions and military hardware inside weapons caches belonging to foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in the country's southern province of Rif Dimashq.

MATI,July 24:  A wildfire killed at least 50 people and injured more than 150 as it swept through a small resort town near Athens, with huge flames trapping families with children as they fled.

ATHENS, July 24: Gale-fanned wildfires raged through holiday resorts near Greece’s capital, killing at least 24 people by early Tuesday and injuring more than 100, including 11 in serious condition, in the country’s deadliest fire season in more than a decade.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Police on Tuesday briefly detained 25 human rights activists associated with the Human Rights and Peace Society (Hurpes) who were staging sit-in protests near Singha Durbar against the government decision to ‘curtail democratic freedoms’.

AMESBURY, July 5: Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday.

Life after near death

June 2, 2018 00:46 am

A billionaire in a mansion could be poorer, whereas a common man living paycheck to paycheck might be happier.

If a sparrow sings his heart out on an oil field, but his would-be sweetheart can’t hear him above the oil pumps, what’s a bird to do?

BAJURA Mar 9: A socket bomb has been defused by a Nepal Army bomb disposal team which had been planted near the District Police office, Bajura.

MOSCOW, Feb 11: Russia’s Emergencies Ministry says a passenger plane has crashed near Moscow and fragments of it have been found.

DANG, Feb 5: “The floods eroded all our land. My house still stands, but for how long?” asked Rajbaji Chaudhary of Kanchi village, Gadawa Rural Municipality of Dang district.

DANG, Feb 3: “The floods eroded all our land. My house still stands, but for how long?” asked Rajbaji Chaudhary of Kanchi village, Gadawa Rural Municipality of Dang district.

IED explodes near mayor’s  residence

January 24, 2018 11:31 am

KAILALI Jan 24: An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded near the residence of Hari Singh Saud, Mayor of  Godawari Municipality on Wednesday 2:00 AM.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was lodged at the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, requesting a court order to government authorities to protect Nepal's border at Birgunj from neighboring India.

TOKYO, Jan 23: A volcanic eruption Tuesday injured at least nine people at a ski resort in central Japan, officials said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Central-level preparations for the National Assembly (NA) election slated for February 7 have reached the final phase.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Twenty-five domestic drugs manufacturers have been operating illegally. However, the Department of Drug Administration (DDA) has not taken any action.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1:  A sit-in has been organized near the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar Monday, demanding Dhankuta be made as the capital of Province No 1.

BEIJING, Jan 1:  A Chinese state news agency says seven people were killed when a minibus fell into the sea in a city north of Shanghai.

Bridge being built near Lukla

December 24, 2017 08:19 am

SOLUKHUMBU, Dec 24: Khumbu Pasang Lhamu rural municipality has allocated budget for bridge construction at Lukla Bazar. With an investment of Rs 2 million, the rural municipality is building concrete bridge at Tamang Tole of Ward 2 in Lukla.

Bomb explodes near school at Lalitpur

November 28, 2017 15:30 pm

LALITPUR, Nov 29: A bomb targeting the Left alliance gathering exploded near Namuna Machindra Secondary School, Lalitpur today.

JHAPA, Nov 28: An improvised explosive device went off near the house of Nepali Congress leader and candidate of Jhapa-3 for elections to House of Representatives Krishna Prasad Sitaula in Chandragadhi, Jhapa.

DANG, Nov 22: A bomb has gone off near an election rally attended by CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli in Ghorahi on Wednesday.

RASUWA, Nov 20: A bomb disposal team has defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted at Laharepauwa in Uttaragaya Rural Municipality on Monday.

BAGLUNG, Nov 16: A bomb went off near a mass gathering organized by left alliance - CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Rastriya Janamorcha - at Hatiya in  Galkot Municipality in the district.

MANILA, Nov 7:  The Philippines has started upgrading military facilities on the biggest features it occupies in the disputed the South China Sea, its defense secretary said on Tuesday, asserting Manila’s claims in the strategic waterway.

SAUDI ARABIA, Nov 6: A Saudi prince was killed on Sunday in a helicopter crash near the border with Yemen, Saudi authoritie said, a day after the kingdom intercepted a ballistic missile that was said to have originated from its war-torn neighbor.

IRAQ, Oct 16: Iraqi Kurdish officials say federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a “major, multi-pronged” attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk.

BEIJING, Oct 11:  China is protesting the sailing of a U.S. Navy ship near its territorial claims in the South China Sea, saying it will continue to take measures to protect Beijing's interests in the vital waterway claimed by several nations.

LONDON, Sept 26: Brent oil prices hovered near 26-month highs on Tuesday, supported by Turkey’s threat to cut crude exports from Iraq’s Kurdistan region and signs of quicker market rebalancing.

JERUSALEM, Sept 26:  A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli security men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence.

MOUNT ARAFAT, August 31: With their palms facing the sky in supplication, and many with tears in their eyes, around 2 million people from around the world gathered Thursday in an effort to start anew, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance in the peak day of the hajj pilgrimage.

DUBAI, August 23:  At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic and a Houthi-run television station said, blaming the attack on Saudi-led coalition forces.

FY2016/17 imports near trillion rupees

August 22, 2017 02:51 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The gap between import and export figures is widening with each fiscal year even though import substitution is stated as a priority program in every fiscal policy and periodic plan of the government.

SINGAPORE, August 21: At least 10 U.S. sailors are missing after the USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker early Monday east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, the second collision involving a ship from the Navy’s 7th fleet in the Pacific in two months.

JERUSALEM, July 27: Israel removed railings and an overhead metal bridge it had recently installed near a contested Jerusalem holy site, meeting a demand by Muslim protesters and causing thousands of Palestinians to celebrate in the streets early Thursday.

TULSIPUR (Dang), June 27: A bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army defused an improvised explosive device planted near the house of Nepali Congress mayoral candidate of Tulasipur Sub-Metropolitan City, Gehendra Giri, at Salyan Road of Tulasipur Sub-Metropolitan City-7 on Monday night.

NAWALPARASI, June 24: A bomb was recovered from the residence of CPN-UML's mayoral candidate, Dhiraj Sharma, from Bardaghat Municipality in the district Saturday.

LONDON, June 14: The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.9 earthquake reported 8 kilometers (5 miles) southwest of Tajumulco, Guatemala.

PARIS, June 6: A police officer shot and wounded a man who attacked officers with a hammer near Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, Paris police and a police union official said.

RATNANAGAR (CHITWAN), June 4: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has issued a notice calling on the locals and visitors to adopt extra alertness when heading near any rivers citing crocodile breeding season.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Nepali theater artist Bikram Pariyar has died after he was attacked by an unknown group on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, April 30:Swiss climber Ueli Steck famed for his relentless mountaineering feats perished near Mt Everest during a mountaineering accident early morning on Sunday. He was 40.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Expedition organizers say famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal.

BEIRUT, April 27: Syrian state media blamed Israel on Thursday for an early morning missile attack on a military installation near the Damascus International Airport that shook the capital from the force of the blasts.

KATHMANDU, April 18: With the election now just 27 days away, district chapters of big political parties have started recommending names of their potential candidates for the final selection. In some local units of the country, the parties have already finalized their candidates.

KATHMANDU, April 7: With just five weeks left before the local polls scheduled for May 14, the leaders of the ruling political parties remain bogged down in disputes over trivial issues instead of concentrating all their efforts on success in the elections.

TEHRAN, Iran, April 5: A powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northeastern Iran near the holy city of Mashhad on Wednesday, killing at least two people as residents fled onto the streets and aftershocks shook the region.

PESHAWAR, March, 31: A powerful car bomb exploded near a minority Shiite Muslim place of worship in the northwest town of Parachinar on Friday, killing at least 22 people and wounding over 70 others, officials said.