KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Nepal has been grouped together with India, Bangladesh and Myanmar in the qualifying games for the women's football category in the 2020 Olympics to be held in Tokyo, Japan.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Nepal is taking part in the International Robot Competition to be held in Vietnam.  A team of students of the Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk are preparing to give their best in the Robot Contest scheduled for coming August in Ninh Binh province of Vietnam.

MOSCOW, July 29: Hackers, spy balls and whitewashing space travel: It’s certainly been a varied week in the world of Russophobia. A regular look at the scare stories peppering the mainstream media over the last 7 days.

TEHRAN, July 26: Tehran will never take part in one-sided negotiations with the US under threat, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday. The comments appeared to be a reaction to US President Donald Trump’s statement on Tuesday that he is ready to “make a real deal” with Iran, Reuters said.

RAUTAHAT, June 21: Lawmaker of Rautahat Constituency-3, Prabhu Sah has distributed gas cylinders to every house-hold free of cost as part of his campaign to declare kitchens smoke free in his constituency.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Two 12-year-old Nepali boys, Girish Maskey and Anmesh Rayamajhi, have become part of a global ecological initiative, through their participation in the Gazprom Football for Friendship (F4F) program scheduled to be held in Moscow from June 8 to 15.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Justice Kailash Prasad Subedi of Kathmandu District Court issued an order stating that he'd no longer see the case of Nepal Republic Media Pvt Ltd.

JANAKPUR, May 11: Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister KP Oli on Friday jointly flagged off a passenger bus service between Janakpur and Indian city of Ayodhya, which lies in Uttar Pradesh state. The distance between the two cities is 493 kilometers.

PM Oli takes part in Peace Rally

April 30, 2018 11:11 am

LUMBINI, April 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli this morning took part in a Peace Rally held by the Lumbini Development Trust to mark the occasion of the 2562nd Buddha Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Nepal is going to take part in Vietnam International Trade Fair - VIETNAMEXPO to be held under the assignment of the government of Vietnam and collaborations of Ministry of Industry and Trade (Department of Trade Promotion), relevant ministries, sectors, localities, trade promotion organizations and Vinexad Company.

KATHMANDU, Mar 12:  Justice Cholendra Sumsher JBR has rejected to be part of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli’s full bench that is conducting hearing against Dr. Govinda KC and Kantipur daily.

The haunted house (Part 1)

February 27, 2018 09:15 am

The reader, you are certainly alive and well, I, the writer, however, am at least a decade gone into the deep unalterable slumber to convince the reader that I am indeed dead. I wish to show you a trick. A deep booming manly voice with a horrific hoarseness will be narrating right behind your eardrums and reverberate all over your skull the following narrative, while rattling and clinking of the bones will occasionally add terror in your head. The night was dark, stormy and violent.

LALITPUR, Feb 17: With the animal DNA test in place, action against the smugglers of different body parts of animals has been made easier.

Stay calm to study CA: Part II

February 11, 2018 12:10 pm

If you are being a victim of something then it is only because you are allowing yourself to become a victim. Like it is said that the problem in itself is not a problem but not making an effort to get out of it, in fact is the real problem. What I suggest is, if you want to succeed in your studies never memorize, just be wise and you will get your prize.

Stay calm to study CA: Part I

February 10, 2018 10:40 am

I have stepped into this New Year with lots of positive vibes and vigor. I have always stayed positive in life. I always have been thankful for what I have and my attitude of gratitude has contributed the most to help me stay positive. I have always either succeed or learned, but never failed in life. When I look back, I feel good about all the trials because I know that I am the one and also I believe that God knows it should be me.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Nepali team left for Pakistan on Tuesday to participate in the fifth edition of ODI World Cup of the blind. This will be Nepal’s first participation in the summit tournament.

DUNAI, Dolpa, Dec 18: Flights from Nepalgunj airport to western part of the country including Dolpa have become irregular for the past one week due to thick fog with the start of winter season.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has called on voters to confidently take part in the tomorrow's elections of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies, stating the government has guaranteed full security for the polls.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh will arrive in Kathmandu on Friday to take part in ‘Battle of DJs’.

CHITWAN, Nov 29: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation, Bikram Pandey who is in the race for the House of Representatives election from the Chitwan-3 said his victory was sure as he has the support of Nepali Congress.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: ANFA’s executive committee meeting on Monday has decided to correspond with Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to send Three Star Club to take part in the next edition of AFC Cup play-off qualifiers.

The Great Slacker: Part II

October 9, 2017 09:54 am

When the alarm rang, Mahavir woke up instantly. It was as if he hadn’t slept at all. His throat felt dry and his ears and nose were burning. He pressed the alarm, lifted his blanket gently, and put his feet on the floor, and went to the bathroom.

The Great Slacker: Part One

September 27, 2017 08:02 am

The room where Mahavir spends his days are quiet, but in his head it has its own tune, a tune that has allowed him to find a vague meaning in life, a tune that unlike everything else in his life has remained unchanged a bit over the years, a tune that has helped him persevere through all the hardships the world had hurled in front of him, a tune, his tune.

MALTA, August 29: For more than a century, locals in the small Maltese town of St Julian’s have celebrated their patron saint by running up a steeply angled log, smeared with lard, protruding over the sea.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the voters to exercise their franchise in the second phase local level election with confidence.

POKHARA, June 24: Former Athletes Forum Kaski on Friday organized the Late Shiva Shanker Ranjit Second Men and Women Media Person Race Competition to mark the occasion of the International Olympics Day.

Taking Better Photos Part-2

June 19, 2017 09:22 am

Composition is deciding and arranging different components and items that go together in a picture. It also consists of arranging items inside the photo that would otherwise not follow symmetry. It also means visualizing the image before taking the shot. One must decide while visualizing, if the picture focuses on the right objects, if the colors fit, and what kind of emotions it conveys.

Taking Better Photos, Part 1

June 12, 2017 09:59 am

To take good photos, one must first understand their camera, and this includes being accustomed to it so that you find the required camera settings when it is required. Whether you’re working with a DSLR, a mirrorless camera or even a point-and-shoot camera, knowing exactly how the camera works does not hurt.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal chairman Upendra Yadav has urged the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal to participate in second phase local poll scheduled for June 28.

RJPN may take part in polls

June 7, 2017 00:30 am

KATHAMANDU, June 7: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) on Tuesday joined several other parties to elect Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the 40th prime minister.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The second part of House meeting is underway. This part is scheduled to conduct the voting to elect 40th prime minister of Nepal

KATHMANDU, June 6: The first meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has come to an end with the tirade exchanged between outgoing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and opposition CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Charumati Buddhist Mission Nepal is all set to represent Nepal in the Gyeongju World Traditional Wind Instrument Festival – 2017 being held in South Korea's Gyeongju City from June 9 to 11.

RAJBIRAJ, May 30: Despite having a keen desire to take part in the elections like all other Nepalis, locals of Saptari fear that they might lose the opportunity to exercise their voting right in the historic elections announced after two decades.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has said that the government's decision to increase the number of local units in tarai falls short of creating a positive environment for the second phase of local elections.

POKHARA, May 11: Two female volleyball players in Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City have announced their support for Nepali Congress in the local level elections slated for May 14.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The CPN (Revolutionary Maoist) led by Mohan Baidya, which boycotted the second Constituent Assembly election declaring a general strike, is participating in the local level election.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal is set to take part in the Asian Squash Championship after 36 years.

KATHMANDU, April 22: The agitating Madhes-based parties have agreed to participate in the upcoming local election if the constitution amendment bill in parliament is endorsed with some revisions as agreed during a meeting held between the two sides on Friday.

BAJURA, APRIL 6: The District Education Office (DEO), Banke, has warned of action against teachers taking part in election campaigns of political parties.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Dr. Barbara Hendricks, German Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, has underlined the need of all the Nepalis to take part in the local level elections.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF), an alliance of seven Madhes-based parties, is no longer a part of the governing coalition now onward, two senior leaders of the front said on Tuesday.

Talking about sex and menstruation is still a taboo in Nepal. Amidst all the confusion created by physical and psychological changes, young teenagers in Nepal aren’t encouraged to share about their internal conflicts. Republica talked to people to get their opinion on this matter.  Why do you think sex and reproductive health education is important? Is the curriculum designed by the government of Nepal on reproductive health and sex education enough to deal with the problems in the real world? If not, what are the improvements that can be made?

Kathmandu, March 6: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has expressed the commitment to hold elections as per schedule on May 14 by bringing all parties on board.

SEOUL, South Korea, Feb 15: A failed attempt to sneak into Japan to visit Disneyland in 2001 may have doomed the leadership dreams of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un's elder brother, who was assassinated this week in an airport in Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that making democratic practices more inclusive and accommodative is an important yet difficult challenge to contemporary democracy and is even more challenging to a country like Nepal with huge diversity in ideas, religion, culture, language and ethnicity.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Janasamajwadi Party Nepal has announced its intention of taking part in the local body elections with a provisional support to the constitution.

The year 2017 started with the news of Nandita Das and her husband of seven years Subodh Maskara separating, Times of India reported.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The swanky Labim Mall at Pulchowk in Lalitpur was brimming with shoppers and visitors on Saturday noon.

The eight-hour part timers

December 9, 2016 15:29 pm

The first week of the month is always serious business for 21-year-old Pabin Dhakal. He makes it a point to sit and mentally break down the budget for his share of expenses. He already knows socializing is going to make for the majority of his costs, so ‘fun with friends’ is a main fixture in his budgeting list. He puts aside at least Rs 5000 for it. The next important factor is accommodation. Since he wanted to shoulder some family responsibility, he has volunteered to pay rent for the Rs 8,000 two room flat that he shares with his relatives. Then there is the Rs 1,500 monthly college fee and some miscellaneous expense.