SAN JUAN, July 25: People danced on the streets of San Juan’s old city on Wednesday after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced he would quit over offensive chat messages that sparked massive protests on the Caribbean island.

The negative effects of tobacco smoke are well known and as revealed by recent research, it is the leading cause of avoidable cancer cases in the UK. But what about the potential positive effects of kicking the habit? Is there any way back for a smoker's body? As part of a report released by the World Health Organization for World No Tobacco Day shows, the potentially devastating effects of smoking are actually far from a one way street.

MOSCOW, Oct 12: Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has threatened to quit the UFC if the organization cancels a fight involving fellow a Russian fighter over the Nurmagomedov v McGregor UFC 229 post-fight brawl.

Lionel Messi is set to lead a mass exodus of Argentina stars who will retire from international football after the World Cup.

KATHMANDU, March 19: The government has decided to sack civil servants who fail to report to their newly-assigned work stations at the provincial and local levels within the set deadline. The government decision comes in the wake of many civil servants refusing to go to their deputations in provinces and local units.

JUMLA, March 2: Recently, the Netra Bikram Chand-led outfit Nepal Communist Party wrote to the elected representatives of Jumla district and told them to resign their posts immediately or face consequences. Following the development, panic has set in among the representatives.

After more than a decade in which Jacob Zuma has survived a procession of lurid scandals and corruption claims, the former ANC leader is under pressure to resign.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba will step down in the next few days paving the way for the formation of new government, a cabinet minister said.

Scientists have identified chemical changes deep in the brain that drive nicotine addiction. This might lead to new treatments for the condition.

TANAHUN, Dec 18: Senior leader of the Nepali Congress (NC) Ram Chandra Paudel has said that the NC will not quit the government unless the National Assembly is formed.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Naya Shakti Party Nepal leader and former DIG Ganesh Rai has quit the party.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: In a dramatic turn of events Tuesday, ruling coalition partner CPN (Maoist Center) decided to quit the government and then immediately changed its mind, citing secret information that the prime minister was trying to postpone the upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Ruling CPN (Maoist Center), which has forged a political alliance with the main opposition CPN-UML, has said that it will not quit the government, immediately.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Even before the CPN-UML-led leftist alliance could take a final shape, one of the constituent parties of the alliance has decided to sever ties with the alliance on Friday. Baburam Bhattarai-led Naya Shakti Party Nepal (NSPN) decided part ways with the UML-led alliance and contest the election with its election symbol -- eye. After the decision to be a part of the UML-led leftist alliance, Naya Shakti Party Nepal had announced to contest the election under UML's poll symbol, the sun.

Naya Shakti may quit left alliance

October 13, 2017 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Naya Shakti Nepal (NSN) may disassociate itself from the broad left alliance due to a disagreement over the sharing of constituencies in the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 12: Chairman of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic), Pashupati Shumsher Rana, has said that the CPN (Maoist Center) should quit the government on the basis of morale.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Five leaders of Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) Nepal have quit the party and have formed Independent Political Group (IPG) to contest in upcoming House of Representatives, the State Assemblies and the National Assembly.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: It has been revealed that four members of Sajha Prakashan Board including chairman and general manager Dolindra Prasad Sharma have resigned from their posts. However, Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha has suspiciously delayed to approve their resignations.

DUBAI, August 15: Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers "within hours" if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.

Why I quit facebook?

July 31, 2017 09:33 am

It was a month ago, on July 14, I was sitting inside my room in Baneshwar. As usual, I was constantly scrolling through the newsfeed without even paying attention to what was on the screen. I had been doing this for nearly 15 minutes. It was only later that I realized that I had been impulsively scrolling with zero attention. Thanks to Google chrome, the page froze.

LONDON, July 5: Novak Djokovic's first-round match at Wimbledon lasted all of 40 minutes Tuesday. Roger Federer's, which was next in the All England Club's main stadium, went 43.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he will step down from the post this week.

KATHMANDU, April 30: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) is preparing to quit the incumbent government.

KHOTANG, April 26: Teachers affiliated with different political parties have started tendering their resignations in a bid to open legal way for contesting the local polls slated for May 14.

SURKHET, April 12: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has warned of withdrawing from the government if the local-level elections scheduled for May 14 is deferred.

KALIKOT/ SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 10: Many teachers across the country have shown a keen interest to file their candidacies for various posts in the upcoming local level elections slated for May 14.

Signs you should quit your job

April 4, 2017 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, April 3: Leaving a job is never easy as there is always a big risk factor of unemployment that comes along with it.

What would make you quit your job? How difficult is it to work while still in college?

KATHMANDU, March 14: Ruling Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Chairman and Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa said that his party will not vote for constitution amendment bill registered by the government in the parliament.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said he was committed to protecting national integrity and sovereignty.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has issued a blanket mandate requiring politically appointed ambassadors installed by President Barack Obama to leave their posts by Inauguration Day, the U.S. ambassador to New Zealand said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Around 2,300 engineers and other technicians deployed by the government on contract in the 11 earthquake-hit districts for assisting in the houses reconstruction have threatened to resign en masse on December 20 if the government did not address their various demands by December 15.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Main opposition CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the government should resign if it fails to immediately announce the date for holding elections.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Should suspended chief commissioner of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Lokman Singh Karki step down voluntarily as he faces serious allegations in the impeachment motion registered against him in Parliament?

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Surya Kiran Gurung has warned that he will not continue in his job if the bill to amend the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons and Truth and Reconciliation Commission (CIEDP & TRC) Act is not endorsed speedily.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Ruling coalition partner CPN Maoist Center's decision to withdraw support from the government caused the share market to lose Rs 9.8 billion in a single day.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J, June 27: Lionel Messi tells Argentine network TYC Sports he is quitting national soccer team.

POKHARA, June 24: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kamal Thapa has called on the political parties not to indulge in 'dirty politics' that would bring political instability to the country.