SINGAPORE, Aug 4: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia, China, and other countries on Saturday against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea that could reduce pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. Pompeo’s comments came on the heels of a new United Nations report that found North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating U.N. sanctions, including through illicit ship-to-ship transfers of oil.

MYAGDI, June 22: Beni Community Secondary School is turning out to be a hub for educational tour of late.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has urged the United Nations and other international organizations to support Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) in line with the Vienna Program of Action (VPOA) in order to meet special development needs and challenges arising from their landlockedness, remoteness and geographical constraints.

KATHMANDU, June 10: With the parliamentary regulations now in hand, work has started on the formation of the 10 committees under the House of Representatives.

Appeal to Asian Football Confederation planned

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Morang District Court has ordered to keep in custody to 28 individuals accused of 33.5 kg gold smuggling scam on Tuesday.

ITAHARI, May 19: A woman accused of detaining a young girl and forcing her into sexual activities along with 17 others has been arrested from Sunsari. According to the police offices of Inaruwa and Itahari, cases have been filed against all of them.

NEW DELHI, May 16: At least 16 bodies have been recovered from the debris of a flyover that collapsed in the Indian temple town of Varanasi on Tuesday.

AFGHANISTAN, May 13: At least six people were killed and nearly 20 others were wounded in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's Jalalabad city near the gate of the finance department.

MUMBAI, May 3: A special court in Mumbai today sentenced Chhota Rajan to life in prison in the seven-year-old J Dey murder case. Jigna Vora, a journalist, was acquitted by the court earlier today.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Nepal Sports Journalist Forum (NSJF) has announced the name of nominees for ‘People’s Choice Award’ on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Police have arrested operator and seven others from Casino Majong in Hotel Soltee, last night. Police raided the casino after a tip-off that stated Nepalis were also in the casino.

San Francisco, April 4: A furious blogger has taken her anger towards YouTube to a deadly level, and go on a shooting rampage at its Headquarter offices in San Bruno, near San Francisco.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav has said that the landlocked countries and least developed countries have become unrestricted market for trade of other countries.

NAWALPARASI, March 19: A motorcyclist was killed in a road accident at Thakali Chowk in Kawasoti Municipality-8 in Nawalparasi district along the East-West Highway on Sunday. A pillion rider has sustained injuries.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Some senior political leaders will be unable to vote for their own candidacies in Thursday’s first elections under the federal structure as they have filed candidacy in constituencies other than their voter registration areas.

LALITPUR, Nov 30: Spokesperson for the CPN (Maoist Center) Pampha Bhusal has said that the leftist forces have focused on the election campaign in an integrated manner with the aim of taking the country on the path of economic prosperity.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Ruling Nepali Congress (NC) and the Madhes-centric Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have forged electoral adjustments in their attempt to ensure victory for their top leaders in various electoral constituencies.

JHAPA, Oct 27: At least one person was killed and a score  others injured as police opened fire in Birtamod on Friday morning to disperse locals demanding a probe into the mysterious death of an 11-year old. The person killed in the police action  has been identified as Nawa Raj Thapa of Arjundhara Municipality- 11.

JANAKPUR, Oct 16: Lila Devi Sah, 40, of Laxmipur Patari Rural Municipality-4 of Siraha was arrested on Saturday on the charge of 'stealing' a seven-month-old baby. The same night, a new mother dropped her seven-day new-born at an orphanage in Gyanpur, Janakpur Sub-metropolis-8, and ran away.

BIRGUNJ, Oct 7: Industrialists are at the receiving end of two different rules on transport of imported raw materials from Birgunj introduced by Mid-Regional Traffic Police, Pathlaiya.

The business of making others fit

October 6, 2017 10:08 am

The Nepali gym of today is completely different from that of 20 years ago. Giving access to some equipment alone isn’t enough anymore. More and more facilities in our town are taking a multi-platform approach to helping Nepalis get healthy and excited about fitness in a fun way. And while as businesses the competition for them is getting tougher, they all can sense a major shift in the Nepali attitude. A fitness revolution, of sorts, seems to be on the horizon.

KATHMANDU, August 16: Common cold and seasonal influenza that has spread for the past 10 days has taken its toll on Barpak of Gorkha district, the epicenter of the Gorkha earthquake of April 2015, causing a death of a three-year-old child and taking more than 300 others ill.

ZAMBOANGA, July 30: Police in the southern Philippines said they fatally shot 15 people Sunday, including a city mayor who was among the politicians President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked to illegal drugs, in the bloodiest assault so far in Duterte’s anti-drug crackdown.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Depositors will now have to show their identification card if they are depositing cash in others' bank account. Bank and financial institutions (BFIs) may not accept cash if depositors fail to show identification documents.

CHITWAN, July 4: Three persons were killed in a bus mishap that occurred at 2:45 am today in Ward-3 of Ichchha Kamana Rural Municipality situated along Prithivi Highway. Five others sustained injuries in the accident.

BUTWAL, July 4: When the election results of Gulmi district's Resunga Municipality were announced, the main opposition CPN-UML was declared victorious over its arch-rival Nepali Congress (NC) by a narrow margin of 147 votes. UML's Dilli Raj Bhusal won the elections by outgunning NC's Bhuwan Shrestha.

KHOTANG, June 17: Basanta Rai, a teacher at Janata Secondary School, Diprung Rural Municipality-4, Khotang, resigned from his post on April 18 in order to file his candidacy in the local elections. Rai who is a supporter of the Nepali Congress (NC) wanted to contest for the major post of the rural municipality. He lobbied with the local NC leaders for his candidacy till the last moment, but unfortunately he failed to get a ticket.

A person with peroxide/platinum blond hair, some amount of digital prowess, and fuzzy ideas about bringing the superpowers to their knees – should Julian Assange have got himself a plane (big), dreadlocks (many) and acquired lissome inches (several), he could have had ideas regarding The Fate of the Furious, aka the eighth film in the Fast and the Furious franchise. As the case is, we have ourselves a Charlize Theron as the digital whiz-kid ‘Cipher’. She is wicked, she is evil, she is stunning, and she rules this one, without even getting behind a wheel. Yes, Ms Theron appears like she is here to stay. And about time too.

KATHMANDU, March 17: Kathmandu District Court released Nepal Police SSP Shyam Khatri, who was arrested by Crime Investigation Bureau for his involvement in the gold smuggling racket, on bail.

The 26-year-old, made headlines in February when she announced she was gay while hosting the U.S. late night sketch show ‘Saturday Night Live’.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 7:  North Korea said Tuesday it was banning Malaysians from leaving the country as its bitter diplomatic battle with Malaysia escalated dramatically over the poisoning death of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean leader's estranged half brother.

PARSA, Feb 18: A worker was killed when a wall of the house of a local resident caved in and fell on him at Birgunj Sub Metropolitan City-13 today morning. Other three workers were injured.

Moushira Mahmoud Khattab, Ph.D, is Egypt's former Minister for Family & Population, the country's former ambassador to South Africa, the Czech Republic and Slovakia and has also worked for various diplomatic missions. She visited Nepal recently and held meetings with President Bidya Devi Bhandari, ministers and top government officials, seeking Nepal's support for her candidacy for the post of Director General of UNESCO. Khattab also worked as the chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, based at the UN Headquarters in Geneva. During her stay in Kathmandu, she talked to Republica about various issues. Excerpts:

PM roots for EVMs, others sceptical

February 8, 2017 01:20 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: While some lawmakers are cautious about the use of electronic voting machines (EVM), Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is strongly advocating their use in upcoming polls.

GAUSHALA, Jan 25: Police on Tuesday made public five persons including the wife of a murdered person for involvement in the murder case.

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 26: Shambhu Kumar Ram, 17, died on November 27. His family says that he died of malnutrition and lack of treatment. The poor family is from Dadha VDC - 7 of Saptari district.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 13:  Police have arrested a man on the charge of selling electricity pilfered through a transmission pole to locals by setting up sub-meter boxes.

Ahead of her upcoming release Befikre, actor Vaani Kapoor is all praises for her co-star Ranveer Singh. According to her, he is very supportive and brings to life all that he does.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Former home minister and chief secretary Madhav Prasad Ghimire has gone missing along with two others on Sunday after a car carrying seven people plunged into the Trishuli River on their way back to Kathmandu from a pilgrimage to Muktinath temple. Bodies of three killed during the mishap have been recovered while one lucky survivor was rescued from the site.

SRINAGAR, Sept 20: Indian soldiers killed eight people trying to cross the disputed border with Pakistan in Kashmir on Tuesday and security forces were also fighting suspected militants near the frontier, army officials said, two days after a major attack on an Indian base.

GAIGHAT, Sept 18: CPN-UML Vice-chair and former Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam has said the constitution of Nepal cannot be amended for fulfilling 'other's' agenda.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said Nepal's constitution could not be amended for 'other's' agenda.

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 15: A new Twitter app is coming to Xbox One, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, where viewers will be able to watch NFL games on Thursday nights.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Two children have died of scrub typhus that has been spreading in various districts since the beginning of this year. Another 76 have been infected.

KATHMANDU, July 24: CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the culture of disrespecting others would take us nowhere.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Home Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet has informed that 47 people were killed and 16 others had gone missing in the country in the course of landslides and flooding in previous three months.