JANAKPUR, Aug 3: The already troubled relations between the government of Province 2 and the police are set worsen after the High Court in Janakpur issued a mandamus order for the arrest of all the accused in the murder of Armed Police Force (APF) Assistant Sub-Inspector Thaman Singh BK nearly three years ago.

LATAKIA,, July 22: Syria's northwestern region of Latakia has already accepted around one million refugees from other Syrian provinces and foreign countries, Latakia's Governor Ibrahim Khodr Salem said.

Vladimir Putin has earned a reputation for keeping other world leaders waiting. Since 2003, the Russian leader has arrived late for numerous high profile meetings with heads of state, dignitaries and prominent officials.

Chinese company Chongquin Machinary & Electronics Holding (Group) Co Ltd (CME) has partnered with People’s Energy Ltd (PEL) to construct the Khimti-2 Hydroelectricity Power Plant in Nepal. The 48.8 megawatt project of US$ 88 million is to be constructed in the Khimti River situated in the bordering areas of Dolakha and Ramechhap districts. The two companies signed a contract for this purpose on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Three students have been injured in a clash between the two groups of the Nepal Students Union (NSU), a sister organization of the main opposition Nepali Congress, at Tri-chandra College on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The government continued its tough action against those imposing syndication in public transport on Saturday as well.

NEW DELHI, April 5: A Jodhpur trial court today convicted Salman Khan, while acquitting other accused in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case.

UDAYAPUR, March 27: In a lowly behavior, two ward chiefs of Chaudandigadhi Municipality of Udayapur district have been found hurling plastic water bottles at each other during a meeting.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, March 17: Three years after the devastating Gorkha earthquake in 2015, reconstruction activities are finally reaching the underprivileged communities of the country.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, March 15: Three years after the devastating Gorkha earthquake in 2015, reconstruction activities are finally reaching the underprivileged communities of the country.

Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) has decided that its 27 member banks will suspend interbank transactions with NIC Asia Bank for breaching understanding on capping deposit rates.

March 3: OnePlus, the Chinese tech firm that has done so much in so less time, is once again ready to stir the smartphone market with its next-gen OnePlus 6. The smartphone has been reportedly confirmed but none of its specifications or features are. One can only guess what the handset maker has in store for its fans. Being one of those, we too have compiled what we think will be coming onboard with the OnePlus 6, based on previous OnePlus handsets’ history and the ongoing rumours.

NUWAKOT, Feb 28: As reconstruction has finally picked up pace in Nuwakot after a long halt, locals have started assisting each other in building their houses. Reportedly, nearly 80 percent houses in the district have been rebuilt this way.

KAILALI, Feb 18: Nirmala Badal (Joshi) elected unopposed on the post of a deputy speaker of Province 7 took the oath of office and secrecy Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepal will complete a full circle taking the field on February 5 for their Division 2  match against the host team Namibia, after doing the same in 2015. Back then, Nepal finished third on net run rate behind the table toppers Namibia and Netherlands, securing a place in ICC World Cricket League Championship table for 2015-17 season along with Kenya after Afghanistan and Ireland were withdrawn from the original list.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal has ranked at the 43rd position in Open Budget Index 2017, out of 115 countries covered in an assessment carried out by International Budget Partnership (IBP). Nepal scored 52 out of 100, showing that the country’s budget transparency is insufficient and limited information is available.

NAWALPARASI, Jan 9: One woman was killed and seven others were injured when five vehicles crashed into each other at Binayi Tribeni rural municipality-2 in the district on Monday. Dumkibas-bound truck (Lu 3 Ta 4500) and a truck (Na 4 Kha 6690) collided before other three vehicles (truck (Na 3 Kha 5936, jeep (Lu 3 Cha 5322 and truck (Na 6 Kha 5429) run into them.

Bollywood actress Malaika Arora says that she has been brought up in a household where she was always taught to express herself freely and this is what she expects from others too.

Deepak Rauniyar’s second feature film, White Sun, maybe vying against other South Asian films for a spot as a nominee in Oscar’s foreign language category but the director himself is taking it easy in Morang right now.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: A large number of government teachers are reportedly getting their salaries without teaching in the schools there are assigned to. Instead, the teaching responsibility is given to stand-ins, who are then given a portion of the teachers' salaries.

KHOTANG, Nov 24: Khotang has finally been connected to national road network after Dudh Koshi bridge’s came into operation today. However, the bridge was supposed to be constructed five years ago. The RCC suspension bridge, first of its kind in Nepal, was constructed at the cost of 11 crore rupees.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) and Naya Shakti Party Nepal have agreed to support each other in Gorkha constituency 2 and Makwanpur constituency 1 in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.

BEIJING, Oct 25: Key members of China's Communist Party were determined at the national congress, which is held every five years and concluded this week.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Several political heavyweights look set to face each other in the first phase of parliamentary and provincial elections adding an interesting new dimension to the polls which are shaping up to be a fierce competition between leftist and rightist forces.

Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars.

My Other Perspective

October 17, 2017 09:18 am

I come with energy, Fear better be afraid of me Whatever I say will be turned into hate eventually  Walls hear what eyes don’t see

Helping each other

October 12, 2017 11:28 am

Parwati Khadka (left) and Simsang Lama are both nine years old. They are currently studying at The Rolling Stone School in Grade III. They say they are best friends.

When done right, eyewear can add a hint of suavity to any outfit but the questions is how to pair your sunglasses with other accessories for a chic look. Experts suggest some smart ways to team it up without creating any fashion faux pas.

XIAMEN (CHINA), September 5: China has announced that it will provide around US$ 80m to further boost economic and technological cooperation among BRICS countries and other new emerging markets and developing countries.

XIAMEN (CHINA), Sept 2: Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also the chair of this year's BRICS Summit, said that the BRICS countries should now move ahead with BRICS plus cooperation model by integrating emerging markets and developing countries in order to give impetus to the world economic growth and diffuse risks and challenges posed by the rise of protectionism.

BANEPA, August 27: Poultry farmers in Kavre have been facing shortage of layers chicks. Bachhuram Thapa of Setidevi Poultry Farm at Panauti-5 has been waiting for arrival of layers chicks for four months now. During this time last year, Thapa had bought 2,500 layers chicks paying Rs 45 per head. But hatcheries have not been able to provide chicks to farmers like Thapa since April.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Electricity supply to Biratnagar, Anarmani, Duhabi and other cities east of Biratnagar has been disrupted as the Duhabi-based 132 KVA substation has been inundated by floods, cutting off import of electricity from India. Incessant rain for the last two days caused the folds, said a press notice issued by Nepal Electricity Authority.

ROLPA, July 2: The Maoist grip on Rolpa, the district known as the center of origin of the decade-long armed insurgency, seems to be loosening with other parties making strategic wins in the recently held local elections in the district.

The other side of Hamlet

June 30, 2017 11:54 am

Laughs and punch lines aren’t exactly what you expect going into the staging of Hamlet, one of the greatest tragedies in literature. However, the upcoming production of Gypsy Theatre’s, Hamlet? (and no, the question mark isn’t a typo) is rearing to bring precisely all that and then, some more.

TASMANIA, 27 June 2017: Nepali language is now the second most commonly spoken language other than English in Tasmania. According to the freshly-published results of Population Census 2016, Nepali comes only next to Chinese in terms of foreign languages spoken in the island state.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Election Commission (EC) has made an arrangement for the voters to cast vote showing other government documents beside the voter Identity card in the second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Supreme Court has demanded the ballot papers that were torn by CPN (Maoist Center) representatives in Bharatpur Metropolitan City last month, among other documents, before reaching a decision over the incident.

KHOTANG, June 21: With the conclusion filing candidacy for the second phase elections, political parties have now focused their energies on election campaigns. Just like in the first phase of the polls, multi-party electoral alliances have been formed in various local units. The only difference this time, however, is that they have tried new antics by carrying a common party flag to support their common candidates.

The other blockade

June 16, 2017 12:47 pm

Amazing, the jujitsu our brain is capable of. When I heard that seven surrounding countries had imposed a ‘blockade’ on Qatar, my first thought was not about the 400,000 Nepali migrant workers toiling there night and day, but about PSG, the Paris-based football club whose ups and downs in Europe I have closely followed over the years. The young Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, who is just 37, owns the club via a Qatari investment vehicle.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Thursday said there will be no change in its plans to disrupt local elections in the other districts of the tarai that are going to  polls in the second phase. RJPN leaders said this in response to the government’s  decision Thursday to postpone polls in Province 2.

KATHMANDU, June 12: While the major political parties are eyeing electoral alliances with the two Madhes-based  parties, these two parties have been working at alliances between themselves.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Newly elected representatives in Kathmandu Metropolitan City, including Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya and deputy mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi, took oath of their office amidst a program on Wednesday.

TAPLEJUNG, May 26: A man died while his wife went missing after being swept away by a rain-fed stream in Sirijanga Municipality-7 in the district.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Ten days after the first phase of the local elections were held, vote counting has been completed in most of the local units. As per the results, the main opposition CPN-UML has outdone its competitors by bagging most of the mayor/chairman positions and other key posts.

KATHMANDU, May 19: In a controversial move, the government has decided to withdraw criminal cases brought against the leaders and cadres of the Madhes-based political parties who were are accused of involvement in the lynching of at least eight on-duty security personnel.

TEXAS (USA), April 24: Two Nepali youths living in USA have lost their lives over the last seven days in two different unfortunate events. One was killed in an accident and the other drowned in a river.

PYONGYANG, April 15: North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles Saturday in a massive military display in central Pyongyang, with ruler Kim Jong Un looking on with delight as his nation flaunted its increasingly sophisticated military hardware amid rising tensions across the region.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat said on Wednesday that Nepal has almost completed all the preparatory works to sign major agreements with China including One Belt One Road (OBOR), energy cooperation, cross-border economic zone, transit protocol and upgrading roads connecting Kodari and Rasuwagadhi border points.

KATHMANDU, Mar 14: Nepal will be able to import cooking gas from countries other than India very soon.

LAHAN, Feb 9: A truck driver was killed and another severely injured when two vehicles collided head-on Thursday morning in Lahan of Siraha along the East-West Highway.