It was early in the afternoon of April 9 30 years ago, when the news reached Washington that King Birendra had agreed to replace Panchayat with multi-party democracy, the long-held demand of democracy activists in the country. Prior to the King’s surrender of absolute authority, tens of thousands of demonstrators had converged in Durbar Marg in front of the royal palace. Nearby, in front of the Annapurna Hotel, some demonstrators climbed on the statue of King Mahendra, to hang a shoe garland. The military personnel standing nearby had earlier warned that they would shoot anyone engaging in such mischief and, surely, they shot a number of demonstrators while climbing the statue. In the evolving mêlée, the military fired on the crowd randomly, killing some 150
Marshall McLuhan, the mid-20th century media visionary, whose statement “medium is the message” has been frequently quoted in the realm of media studies, predicted that people would be allured to using media as the major content than the content itself. In his book The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man, McLuhan writes: “In fact, all man-made material things can be treated as extensions of what man once did with his body or some specialized part of his body.” His expression implies that human beings tend to envision and produce new technologies relevant and necessary for their times.
Just like the rest of your body, your brain too needs regular “exercise” in order to function at its best. And it’s important to start now to prevent your cognitive skills from declining as you age. We bring to you some scientifically proven ways in which you can enhance your brain power.
SYDNEY, August 7: NATO needs to understand the implications of China’s rise as Beijing expands its power around the world, including areas that may challenge members of the North Atlantic security body, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, July 28: A parliamentary committee has found that embankments in the flood-prone southern plains were constructed on the basis of access to the corridors of power rather than as per the need on the ground. This has led to flood risk in the settlements of economically deprived communities.
Humanity and power have an inverse relationship. If that sounds like too strong an opinion, let us see two related examples. First, the Armed Police Force’s vehicle escorting Lokendra Bahadur Chand brushed a scooter riding female in the street. The police vehicle did not stop to check if the scooter rider was alright.
SEOUL, Feb 19: In January, thousands of North Korean students traveled to Mount Paektu, a sacred mountain where the ruling family claims its roots and where leader Kim Jong Un is building a massive economic hub at the alpine town of Samjiyon.
KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Even after the advent of the new constitution in 2015 and elections at local, provincial and federal levels in 2017 to institutionalize federalism in the country, the representatives of the federal government at the districts in the form of Chief District Officers (CDOs) still enjoy huge powers ranging from judicial to executive.
Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli spares no opportunity to express commitment to root out all forms of corruption from the country. In public speeches, he reiterates that zero tolerance against corruption is one of the key agendas of his government.
We all want and talk about change but how many of us are actually willing to do something to bring about the transformation we seek in the society? Today, it is heartwarming to see many individuals who have taken it upon themselves to do whatever they can to uplift those who are in need of it and thus change their communities and nation one idea at a time.
BRISTOL, Aug 3: He's spent more than half his life representing Nepal on a cricket field, starting with his first match captaining an Under-17 side against Bangladesh in February 2001. So it's understandable that 34-year-old Shakti Gauchan's legs might have felt a bit weary as he took the field as one of Nepal's first eleven ODI cricketers on Wednesday.
UDAYAPUR, July 18: After being compelled to stay without electricity for three weeks, locals of Triyuga Municipality, Khaijanpur encircled the office of the National Electricity Authority (NEA) here Tuesday accusing NEA of not repairing a damaged transformer.
TRISHULI, July 13: A technical team comprising over 15 people from the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has been working to repair damages caused by a fire to two hydropower stations based in Nuwakot district.
NEPALGUNJ, July 8: Two people were killed and three others were injured in Fattepur of Banke district last Saturday after being electrocuted. The incident happened after power line transmitting high voltage snapped and touched another power line transmitting low voltage power to residences. Because of the high voltage, electricity meter and equipments in many households were burned along with claiming lives of three pigs, a cow and a buffalo in the same locality.
In days when even a 12-year-old in an Indian city would be carrying a smartphone and riding to school on a moped, in Baijnath village in UP’s Sonbhadra district, even pregnant women have to be carried to the nearest hospital on cots.
KUALA LUMPUR, July 4: In a stunning fall from grace, Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged in court on Wednesday as part of an investigation into allegations of extensive corruption and misappropriation at a state fund he founded.
KATHMANDU, June 27: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokharel has asserted that the government has given top priority to expanding the technical education and the work of establishing technical high schools in each province has been forwarded.
MOSCOW, June 24: The world is facing a currency war and the only hedge against the crash of the US dollar is real gold, a precious metal analyst has told. Holding physical gold is definitely the best hedge against a crash of any paper currency, and therefore also against a crash of the USD.
KATHMANDU, June 23: Current power outage in Thamel and adjoining areas would end after 5 PM, according to Nepal Electricity Authority. The area’s power supply has been cut off for maintenance of 11 KV transmission line.
The word “superfood” is thrown around a lot in modern nutrition. You might have heard a lot about certain food items that have a ton of nutritional values and help in the overall development of the human body.
KATHMANDU, June 12: The government has decided that District Administration Offices (DAOs) will work in close coordination with branch offices of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) to curb electricity theft.
Acclaimed scholar and spiritual guru, Chanakhya begins Chapter two of ‘Chanakhya Neeti’ with: ‘Anritam Sahasam Maya Murkhatramatilubdha Ashochatvam Nirdayatvam Strinam Dosha Swabhavaja (telling lies, starting work without giving it any thought, daredevilry, deceitfulness, foolish acts, greed, impurity and cruelty are the basics of a woman’s nature).’
KATHMANDU, June 1: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) leaders have hinted at the possibility of change in government in Province 2 in the wake of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) joining the federal government.
KATHMANDU, May 16: India has agreed to revise discriminatory regulations on power trading between Nepal and India and allow free flow of electricity in the spirit of the Power Trade Agreement signed between the two countries in 2014.
KATHMANDU, May 15: With the formal declaration to end power outages in industrial sector from Sunday, load-shedding that crippled daily life of people, industries and overall economy for over a decade and a half has come to an end.
Laughter is the best medicine! Life comes only once, to make it worth you need to laugh every day. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. By seeking out more opportunities for humor and laughter, though, you can improve your emotional health, strengthen your relationships, find greater happiness—and even add years to your life.