CANBERRA, Feb 18: Facebook announced Thursday it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism.

According to the Reuters Institute Digital News Monitor, Australians are among the least avid readers of news sources in the world. In the 2019 survey, only 52 percent of Australians said they checked the news more than once a day, compared to 85 percent in Sweden, 78 percent in Turkey and 67 percent in the UK.

Scrolling down the news feed

June 14, 2019 08:07 am

Scrolling down the news feed I see The humorous meme belittling me To draw you towards the real line I share those humorous memes with thee

RED Unendurable mendacities

May 27, 2019 12:00 pm

My eyes are running through national dailies with my morning tea. I suddenly stop at an article with amusing fact.

KABUL, May 11: Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s chief spokesman and editor-in-chief of the insurgent group’s daily news bulletin, starts every day by collecting reports of overnight fighting with U.S. and Afghan forces.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Kalanidhi Indira Sangeet Mahavidyalaya has felicitated various artists and Nagarik daily for their contribution to the field of art, music and songs.

Scam central

May 3, 2019 08:38 am

This country is going to the dogs and, if anyone needed any convincing, then a brief glance at the news over the past year ought to do it. Our news feed seems to be filled with a never-ending assortment of scams. Over the past week it has been all about land – from the Lalita Niwas land scam to the blatant appropriation of public space at Khula Manc

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

DEC 24: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 24, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Government spokesperson Gokul Baskota has warned media owners and journalists to think about their investment and their jobs while writing news stories that are unfavorable to the government. He said media should not forget that the government is the main source of news as well as advertising revenue.


September 29, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover Photo: Group of women worker returning after morning work in vegetable field at Bode in Bhaktapur on Monday. Photo: Dipesh Shrestha

Sept 24: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 24, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.


September 22, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover photo: Constitution day celebration at Army Pavilion, Tudikhel on Wednesday.​ Photo: Keshab Thoker

Sept 3: 6 things to know by 6 PM

September 3, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Comprehensive Job Portal App launched

August 27, 2018 06:38 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The International Labour Organization and the Department of Labour and Occupational Safety jointly launched a smartphone application on public employment service centre amidst a special function in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The Central Bureau of Investigation of Nepal Police, Maharajgunj arrested Managing Director of, a digital portal, Anjila Sapkota alias Prapti Sapkota on the charge of stymieing the investigation of the Nepal Police by publishing misleading information.

Britain's MPs take on the social network and other US tech giants.

BRAZIL, July 26: Facebook on Wednesday took down a network of pages and accounts used to spread fake news by members of a right-wing Brazilian activist group, sources told Reuters, as part of a crackdown ahead of an election in October.

Transfer News - Chelsea

July 22, 2018 10:58 am

LONDON, July 22: Atletico Madrid have approached Chelsea over the possibility of taking Olivier Giroud on loan, according to Sky sources.

NEW DELHI, July 16: India has been shaken by a spate of mob killings sparked by a hoax about child kidnappers spread on WhatsApp.

MUMBAI, July 10: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat a flurry of fake messages that prompted mob lynchings.

The Facebook users in question violated "community standards" regarding "coordinated damage" and inauthenticity, and were penalized accordingly.

The defending champions’ departure is featured on front pages all over the world.

Social media was flooded with false information of Dr. Upendra Devkota, Nepal’s top neuro surgeon's death twice. But what is false news and how does it spread so quickly?

KATHMANDU, March 19: The Islami Sangh Nepal has strongly condemned and refuted the news published in Indian media, citing it as false news.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: If you are wishing to follow a vegetarian lifestyle, but finding it difficult to exclude meat items from your menu, you have the best option here.

Fake news and censorship

March 6, 2018 00:52 am

Around the world, the number of honest journalists jailed for publishing fake or fictitious news is at an all-time high of at least 21. As non-democratic leaders increasingly use the “fake news” backlash to clamp down on independent media, that number is likely to climb.

San Francisco, Jan 21: Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Share who say their media reports the news accurately in 2018.

The Republican president announced his top-10 list -- which included his regular targets CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post -- using his preferred medium of Twitter.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The High Court (HC) OF Patan on Tuesday allowed Nepal Police to seek sources of information from online news portals.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Patan High Court has paved out a way for Nepal Police to seek sources of news from online news portals.

Infographics: 'Fake News' by numbers

December 24, 2017 00:05 am

'Fake News' by numbers

NEW YORK, Dec 3: ABC News on Saturday suspended investigative reporter Brian Ross for four weeks without pay for his erroneous report on Michael Flynn, which it called a “serious error.”

Senior executives from Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified on Tuesday before a Senate judiciary subcommittee. On Wednesday they will appear before Senate and House intelligence committees investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

KATHMANDU, August 14: The Ministry of Information and Communications has called on all mass media, telecommunications service providers and government bodies to collect fact-based reports and disseminate them, at a time of crisis caused by floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains.

KATHMANDU, July 31: It is found that only news on education related to policy, political leaders and formal programmes has been getting space in the national media.

Dodging Fake News on Social Media

July 26, 2017 12:35 pm

Social media is becoming a dangerous place for adults and children alike as we can see new users like our parents giving in to hoaxes - from fake appeals for donations to illogical pun-intended lifestyle hacks. Teenagers increasingly consume incomplete information regarding mental health and feel the necessity to associate themselves with extreme cases like depression, narcissism and border-line personality disorder. Not only that, social media has become a platform for body-shaming, often perpetuated through fake news about boob jobs and celebrity body measurements. To understand youngsters’ take and reaction toward fake news, Shuvechchha Ghimire of My City interviewed ten students of DAV College. She observed that the understanding of fake news to these youngsters was limited. However, she came across a few unique narratives that were typical of social media users of all age groups. Following are edited excerpts from her conversation with the students.

Where people trust the news most and least

KATHMANDU, May 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on May 24 announced his resignation after serving slightly more than nine months in office, thereby leaving a blueprint for political propriety and exhibiting a level of statesmanship in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Election Commission has said the reporters bearing the Press Pass issued by the Department of Information could collect news of voting and vote counting.

BEIJING, May 3: China is tightening rules for online news as its censors try to control a flood of information spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other media sources that are proliferating in the country.

On ‘fake news’

May 3, 2017 00:05 am

On social media collecting clicks and being first reign supreme over properly verified news and comment

The founder of online encyclopedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.

Newspapers and companies around the world have been playing pranks with their followers on social media by posting fake news to celebrate April fool’s Day.

Persona of news sites

March 28, 2017 00:35 am

We are always looking for new internet haunts but during our search we often find online tags that are fragmented, jumbled and confusing

Singer Beyonce Knowles didn't tell her father Mathew Knowles that she is pregnant with twins.

Prativa Pandey Malla, 31, is a research scientist who has a PhD in organic chemistry from Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. She is the founder and CEO of Catalyst Technology, a company that works for research and development in the field of science and technology. She does research consulting, and is now trying to research the scope of medicinal plants in Nepal. In conversation with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal she talks about her journey as research scientist.

Facebook Inc launched its "Journalism Project" on Wednesday, as the world's biggest social media network looks to deepen its relationship with news organizations.

As 2016 draws to a close with news dominated by bloodshed, disasters and disease from the Middle East to Africa and Latin America, it may seem there wasn’t much to be happy about this year.