Looking past Trump

November 25, 2018 01:30 am

The question is whether the US can return to business-as-usual and regain its previous international status after Trump leaves office

LONDON, Aug 6: The English season got off to a familiar start as Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero struck twice, including his 200th goal for the club, as they beat Chelsea 2-0 to claim the Community Shield for the fifth time at a sun-baked Wembley on Sunday.

GIZA, Aug 2: A team of German and Russian physicists studying the properties of the Great Pyramid, also known as the Khufu Pyramid, have found that it can concentrate electromagnetic energy inside its hidden chambers and focus the electromagnetic waves into the substrate region, according to a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Applied Physics.

SINDHULI, July 31: Wild elephants have continued terrorizing the residents of various wards of Kamalamai Municipality for the past seven months. The elephants enter human settlements mostly at night, destroy crops and pull down houses.

Astronomers have found evidence that the supermassive black hole thought to lurk at the heart of our galaxy displays the gravitational properties dictated by the general theory of relativity.

HELSINKI, July 16: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin arrived at the presidential palace in Finland for a long-awaited summit on Monday after Trump blamed Washington’s own past “foolishness and stupidity” for bad relations.

KATHMANDU, July 12: A total of 53 individuals died, nine have gone missing and 22 were injured in various monsoon-related incidents across the country in the last nine days.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, July 6: Raphael Varane’s glancing header and a goalkeeping blunder that gifted Antoine Griezmann a soft goal gave France a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in the first World Cup quarter-final on Friday and a set up a last-four tie with Brazil or Belgium.

KAZAN, June 30: Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored two goals in four minutes to send a youthful France charging into the World Cup quarter-finals with a thrilling 4-3 win over Argentina on Saturday that sent Lionel Messi’s team home.

ST PETERSBURG, June 22: Late strikes by Philippe Coutinho and Neymar gave Brazil their first win of the World Cup in thrilling fashion against Costa Rica on Friday and broke Central American hearts in St. Petersburg by sending them out of the tournament.

If I could peep into the past

June 16, 2018 09:05 am

Were the God most powerful? Creator of the earth including you and me.

BHAKTAPUR, May 26: Some three and a half decades ago,  farmer  Dhruba Prajapati was heading for his fields in Bhaktapur. As usual, he carried his two small kids in a kharpan (shoulder bamboo with baskets dangling from either end). Unbeknownst to Prajapati, somebody captured the image in a camera. A few weeks ago, he was able to see the picture.

KATHMANDU, May 13: More than 21,000 people including children had disappeared from across the country in the past 12 years, according to data with the Children Search Coordination Center (CSCC).

Lessons from the past

April 20, 2018 07:20 am

The last blackbuck of Shuklaphanta National Park was hunted down when modern conservation had just started in Nepal in 1970s. Between the sixties and seventies, swamp deer and wild water buffalo became locally extirpated from Chitwan Valley while the rhino population in the vast expanse of the Rapti river floodplain was at a record low.

HYDERABAD, April 10: Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan capitalized on a reprieve when on naught as he smashed an unbeaten 77 to help Sunrisers Hyderabad drub Rajasthan Royals by nine wickets in their opening match of the IPL-11 here on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Prime Minister KP Oli, who is paying a three-day state visit to India next week at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, has directed government officials to prepare a brief agenda including expediting implementation of agreements reached between the two countries in the past.

Political synopsis of past one week

March 19, 2018 17:21 pm

KATHMANDU, March 19: The third week of March witnessed a sudden flurry of activities on the political fronts including the election of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. President Bhandari was re-elected with 39,275 votes on Tuesday (March 13) with the backing of the Left-Alliance while her one and only rival from the main opposition Kumari Laxmi Rai got 11,730 votes.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Barcelona hosts Chelsea at the Camp Nou on Wednesday looking to book a place in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League having held the reigning English champions to a 1-1 draw some three weeks ago in London.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Maoist combatant Purna Gharti, who had played an important role in his party’s victory in the first Constituent Assembly elections, deviated from the party’s line and opposed the CA elections of 2013.

ROLPA, Feb 8: As many as 31 people have gone missing in Rolpa district this past year alone.  The Women and Children Service Centre under the District Police Office, Rolpa stated that those missing are women and children

Special Court, 17 per cent of cases settled

PANCHTHAR, Feb 1: A woman has gone missing for the past four days in Panchthar district.  Kamala Tumbapo (Susmita), 26, of Phidim Municipality-5, went missing from Monday.

17 rhinos die in CNP in past six months

January 31, 2018 14:06 pm

CHITWAN, Jan 31: Although the country is celebrating no rhino poaching year for the past three consecutive years, 17 rhinos have died in the Chitwan National Park (CNP) in the past six months, officials said.

Jan 27: Debutant Alexis Sanchez had little trouble adjusting to his new place in Manchester United’s line-up as he assisted the opening two goals in the Premier League club’s 4-0 FA Cup fourth round win at Yeovil Town on Friday.

MELBOURNE, Jan22: Roger Federer reached the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 14th time on Monday but the defending champion did not have everything his own way against 80th-ranked Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.

Scientists have found that a brain area is responsible for creating memories from smells as well as retaining those memories even years later.

Speaking to Neha Dhupia on a chat show, Shahid Kapoor spoke candidly about his failed relationships and how he was cheated upon in the past.

DANG, Dec 1: Octogenarian Tilak Bahadur Dangi had voted for the first time almost sixty years ago in 1959. The eighty-seven-year-old local of Tulasipur still has vivid memory of the general election of February 18 that year. Election those days used to be simple and cheaper, he reminisces. Nepali Congress had secured a two-thirds majority in the first parliamentary election of the country, which picked up late BP Koirala as the first elected prime minister of the country. Dangi fondly recalls the historic election even to this day.

Connecting with the past

November 25, 2017 00:57 am

I remember a time when, in the absence of internet and cell phones, visiting relatives was a spontaneous act.

BARDIYA, Nov 13: In the last few years the country has gone through rapid and dramatic political developments. On the other hand, economic and infrastructural development has almost been limited to lip service. Nevertheless, political parties and leaders are not shying away from making tall promises to people during their poll campaigns. As always some of them have been simply heightening assurances to voters as it its considered a normal practice to woo voters.

BEIJING, Oct 14: Former world number one Maria Sharapova eased past defending champion Peng Shuai 6-3 6-1 at the Tianjin Open on Saturday to reach her first WTA final in almost two and a half years.

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct 14: Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) fired about 400 employees this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors, a former employee told Reuters on Friday.

Child goes missing for past 17 days

October 13, 2017 11:26 am

RAJBIRAJ, Oct 13: A child has gone missing from Bishnupur rural municipality of Saptari for the past 17 days.

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 10: Nine people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in murder and abduction cases over the last one week in Rupandehi district.

Theresa May has seen her popularity erode at home. According to Ipsos MORI, her image ratings have worsened since last September. While less of the public feel she is out of touch with ordinary people, fewer think she has a clear vision for Britain and that she is a capable leader.

MANCHESTER, September 13: Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford both opened their Champions League accounts as Manchester United returned to the competition with a 3-0 rout of Basel in their opening Group A match at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Madi in darkness since past week

September 6, 2017 06:52 am

CHITWAN, Sept 6: Tool required for tracking faulty underground power supply cords not available with NEA, being procured from India

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is paying a five-day state visit to India from August 23, with the main agenda of bringing the agreements reached between the two countries on various occasions into implementation.

PHALEBASH (PARBAT), July 9: An employee with Agriculture Development Bank's Kushma Branch has been missing for the past four days.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Police arrested a man for smuggling drugs from Kathmandu today. Sonu Kapar of Saptari was held during a security check at Nagdhunga check point. Police also seized 130 ampules of dizelab, 120 ampules of phenergan, 120 ampules of nurofen and 19 ampules of lupigesic from Kapar. The confiscated illegal drugs were being smuggled into the capital city.

ST PETERSBURG, June 25: European champion Portugal showed 95th-ranked New Zealand the respect of selecting Cristiano Ronaldo and other stars when rest was an option.

BUTWAL: Jeetgadhi fort, where Nepali soldiers beat the East India Company army, is a prominent aspect of the Butwal cityscape. Located on the western bank of the Tinau River, the fort can be reached by a half hour walk from Butwal baazar.

World number one Andy Murray made short work of unseeded Russian Karen Khachanov to reach the French Open quarter-finals with a clean-as-you-like 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory on Monday.

KOHALPUR, April 27: In the past ten months, as many as 59 houses and sheds caught fire in Banke district, shows the statistics maintained by the District Police Office (DPO).

MELAMCH, April 23: A mentally retarded person from Melamchi Municipality – 10 has been missing for the past 15 days.

RAJBIRAJ, April 10: Domani Devi, 90, has not received old age allowance for the last six months. Because of it she has been forced to ration food, clothes, and even medicines among other necessities. The allowance is her sole source of income and survival.

Marcos Alonso netted a picture-perfect free-kick as Chelsea triumphed 3-1 at Bournemouth on Saturday (April 8) to restore their seven-point advantage at the top of the Premier League.

RATNANAGAR, March 26: Two inmates have died of cancer in the last four days at the District Prison, Bharatpur.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Former ambassadors and foreign affairs experts suggested Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to focus on implementing the agreements and treaty signed with China in the past rather than focusing on signing new ones.

KATHAMNDU, March 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said end of load-shedding (power outages) means taking the country to the age of light from the period of darkness.