German industrial legends Rammstein released their new, self-titled album May 18. Their first full-length release in over a decade, the record has surpassed expectations as it has debuted at No. 1 in 14 different countries, as reported by Billboard, and sold 270,000 units.
There are a lot of peculiarities that contribute to making us ‘quintessentially Nepali’. Among the more stranger of these quirks, as I realized midway through a conversation last week, is our love for records. Apparently, we love our records because it gives us a sense of achievement and pride, both individual and collective that we perhaps lack from other spheres in life, say sports or science.
PORTUGAL, Aug 4: Eight places in Portugal broke local temperature records as a wave of heat from North Africa swept across the Iberian peninsula — and officials predicted the scorching temperatures could get even worse over the weekend.
CHITWAN, July 17: The last fiscal year did not produce any encouraging news to the wildlife conservationists especially those concerned about the rhinoceros and people associated with the country's oldest Chitwan National Park (CNP), as the park lost a total of 26 rhinos to various causes in this period.
POKHARA, July 7: The Gandaki provincial government has said that it would start preparation for maintaining database of foreign tourists visiting Pokhara city. Local authorities have been saying that around 40 percent of total tourists visiting Nepal travel to Pokhara. But this is just a conservative estimate. There is no mechanism so far to calculate number of tourists visiting Pokhara.
KATHMANDU, May 25: The stock market opened on a positive note on Thursday but failed to hold gains as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index started its decline after mid-day trading session. Subsequently, the index closed the last trading day of the week 0.76 percent lower at 1,318.22 points.
ROLPA, March 19: Over 50 per cent births in Rolpa still take place at home, though the government has implemented various health programmes to ensure safe maternity care so as to reduce child and maternal mortality rates.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Sangita Rai of Nepal Police Club (NPC) has set new national record in the 23rd National Weight-Lifting Tournament under the Nepal Sports Council (NSC) Championship played in Pokhara on Wednesday.
CALIFORNIA, Oct 10: Karate player Ujjawal Thakuri has got his name registered in the Guinness World Records. Thakuri has set a new record by lifting 63.58 kilograms weight amid a programme in the USA. He broke the record of a man, who lifted 50-kilogram weight earlier.
KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepali weightlifter Prakash KC has set new junior national record in the ongoing Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships at the Army Physical Training and Sports Centre in Lagankhel, Lalitpur, on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, July 25: Nepali weightlifters Kamala Shrestha and Sanju Chaudhary have set national records in the ongoing 19th Youth Asian, 24th Junior Women’s and 31st Junior Men’s Asian Weightlifting Championships being held at Army Physical Training and Sports Center, Lagankhel, on Tuesday.
BANIYANI (Jhapa), July 25: A total of 86 people lost their lives to road accidents that occurred last fiscal year (fiscal year 2073-74 BS) in Jhapa district. Among them, 69 are male, 13 are female and four are children, the District Police Office, Jhapa said.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A total of 146,870 students were issued no objection letters (NOC) starting from fiscal year 2010/11 to December 15, 2016, permitting them to go abroad for higher studies. Besides, hundreds of students go to India each year without any LOC as this is not compulsory for study in India.
NEW DELHI, Sept 7: After first England and then Australia rewrote the cricket record books just days apart, some commentators are warning that a glut of runs risks wrecking the art of bowling and turning off fans.
KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Athletes Hari Prasad Rimal and Saraswati Bhattarai, representing Nepal in the Rio Olympics beginning from Friday, have expressed satisfaction with their training and have set sight on breaking national records at the global sports meet.
KATHMANDU, July 29: Thaneswar Guragai, who has already twelve Guinness World Records for various feats in his name, has once demonstrated his unique skill, securing his berth in the Guinness Book of World Records to clinch the 13th title.
KATHMANDU, July 21: Tribhuvan Army Club's Sirish Gurung set two national records in swimming as he added four more gold medals to his overnight tally of four golds in the 21st National and Age-group Swimming Competition at the Satdobato Swimming Complex in Lalitpur on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, July 18: Superb knock of Nepal's top-order batsmen helped the national cricket team, which is on England tour, record 181 runs win over Eastbourne Cricket Club in a 50-over match at the Eastbourne Saffrons Sports Club on Sunday.
KATHMANDU, June 13: Everest Florida recorded 6-0 win over Ana Jyoti in the Coca Cola Inter-school Football Tournament at Sano Gaucharan in Kathmandu on Sunday. Ujjwal Sunwar and Aryan Dev Acham scored two goals each, while Amir Kandel and Sudarshan Thapa netted a goal each. Similarly, Nawa Jiwan Sishu Niketan beat Shree Mahendra Adarsha by 3-0. Niraj Rai scored a brace, while Kanchan scored a goal.