KATHMANDU, July 13: Ruling coalition partner CPN Maoist Center's decision to withdraw support from the government caused the share market to lose Rs 9.8 billion in a single day.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Direct bus service between Pokhara and New Delhi has begun.

Nepali cricket team off to England

July 11, 2016 21:30 pm

KATHMANDU, July 11: Nepali national cricket team on Monday left for England to play against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), one of the oldest cricket clubs founded in 1787.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary Shashanka Koirala, who is receiving treatment at OM Hospital in the Capital City, has been taken off a ventilator support following a ‘significant’ improvement in his health.

TOKYO, July 7: Boxer is jailed for slicing off his love rival's penis with garden shears and flushing it down the toilet but the VICTIM apologizes for sleeping with his wife.

SOLUKHUMBU, July 5: Police has arrested a man accused of killing his daughter.

Judo team off to Russia

July 4, 2016 20:35 pm

KATHMANDU,July 4: A three-member judo team, including two players, on Monday left for Yakutsk city of Russia to take part in the Sixth Children of Asia International Sports Games to be held from July 5 to 17.

NEW YORK, July 3: The 33th convention of Association of Nepalis in the Americas, (ANA), the oldest institution of Nepalis living in the United States, has started in Atlanta of Georgia State.

Iskra looked fresh-faced as she showed off her stunning natural beauty with minimal make-up on her day at the seaside.

KATHMANDU, June23: Nepalaya English Public School and Siddhi Mangal Higher Secondary School made winning start to the girls' event of Coca-Cola Cup Inter-school Football Tournament that kicked off at Sano Gaucharan, Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June23: Nepalaya English Public School and Siddhi Mangal Higher Secondary School made winning start to the girls' event of Coca-Cola Cup Inter-school Football Tournament that kicked off at Sano Gaucharan, Kathmandu on Wednesday.

NOTTINGHAM, England, June 22: Liam Plunkett hit last-ball six as England forced a dramatic tie against Sri Lanka in the first limited-overs cricket international on Tuesday.

First convention of TMDP kicks off

June 21, 2016 04:10 am

NAWALPARASI, June 21: The first national general convention of Tarai Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) has started in Parasi of Nawalparasi district from Monday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Additional eight winners of the Carlsberg Live it LIVE campaign left for France on Monday to watch the UEFA Euro 2016 group stage match between Austria and Iceland. The match is scheduled to be played on Wednesday at the Stade de France.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Two winners of the Carlsberg 'Live it Live' promotion campaign -- Naba Raj Kadel and Om Karesh Nakarmi --left for France on Friday to watch a live match of UEFA Euro Championship.

Euro Cup 2016 kicks off today!

June 10, 2016 16:34 pm

PARIS, June 10: The second big continental soccer championship of the summer has certainly heated up the world. Hosts France are set to face Group A opponents Romania at the Stade de France amid an unprecedented security operation, weather and strike fears. France remains as the state of emergency due to last November's attacks on Paris, when 130 people were killed

KATHMANDU, June 10: Leading an 11-member delegation, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China Friday morning. Pun is visiting the northern neighbor to participate in the 4th China-South Asia Expo and the 24th Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair to be held in Kunming from June 12.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The 4th Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival is kicking off on Friday, June 10. Organized by Human Rights Film Center, the three-day festival will be held at Staff College in Jawalakhel. Oscar winning Pakistani documentary, 'A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness' directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, will be the opening film of the festival being inaugurated by Chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Anup Raj Sharma.

OFF THE BLOCKS

June 6, 2016 16:52 pm

Universal health coverage of all Nepalis is a brilliant idea. It appears realistic too. Since 2012, the government has been piloting the scheme in three districts—Ilam, Kailali and Baglung—to great success. The success of the pilot program is the reason it is being expanded to 25 districts this year, with the goal of covering all 75 districts within three years, as announced by Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel in his recent budget speech. As per the model, each family will have to pay a monthly premium of Rs 2,500 in return for which it will be eligible for treatment worth Rs 50,000 should one of the family members fall sick. Since the state has already heavily subsidized treatments of nine major health aliments—heart disease, kidney-related disease and cancer among them—it means that no Nepali will be deprived of healthcare. This will be the case since the government will also pay the premiums of the families living below the absolute poverty line, the elderly, the disabled and even those who were displaced by last year's earthquakes. This is terrific news. It, however, does not mean that the road to universal healthcare for all Nepalis will be free of challenges.

LIVERPOOL, England, April 21: Liverpool striker Divock Origi scored before being carried off on a stretcher as Everton was overwhelmed 4-0 in Wednesday's Merseyside derby.