KALIKOT, Jan 20: A 38-year-old man from Panchapuri Municipality-3, Tokma, of Surkhet killed his wife by striking her with a sickle on December 6, 2022. After the murder, the man was arrested on his way to the police office with his wife's head wrapped in a plastic bag. But the real story behind the photo that went viral on social media is something different.

Tourist arrivals up in Lumbini

August 31, 2023 10:30 am

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 31: Tourist arrivals in Lumbini have significantly increased in the recent years. The data shows the birthplace of Gautam Buddha experienced a surge in the influx of tourists in the post-COVID-19 period.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Incidents of police confiscating counterfeit gold in the Kathmandu valley are rising in the recent days. On Monday, police arrested a person for possessing one kilogram of counterfeit gold at his residence in Sukedhara.

DAMAULI, Oct 4 : With the increasing demand for the indigenous Nepali handmade paper, a Nepali paper industry has increased its capacity to meet the demand.

EXETER, July 25: The new study states that several economically important species will be affected by the elevated levels of CO2. Since the Industrial Revolution, oceanic CO2 has risen by 43 percent, which is expected to grow two and a half times the current levels by the end of this century.

ILAM, July 25: Tea producers in Ilam are facing difficulties in meeting the demand from international buyers Although the district is famous for tea production, it has not been able to produce sufficient tea to fulfill demand in the international market.

TULSIPUR, July 22: The High Court Tulsipur in Dang last fiscal year settled 602 cases. As stated by court registrar Shreelal Poudel, in the period, the court registered 413 new cases and the number of cases in pending case (previous years) were 373. Of the total 786 cases, the court gave its final hearings on 602 cases.

SARLAHI, July 22: Exposure to excessive heat especially during the daytime has challenged the survival of people living in various parts of tarai.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The government’s capital spending is increasing steadily, except for few days, while recurrent spending has spiked in last two weeks, an analysis of spending figures made public by Financial Comptroller General Office shows.

LGBT football fans going to Russia receive threats, as groups voice concern over increase in anti-gay chants in country.

Rising up from the rubble

April 25, 2018 11:44 am

All looked up at the cloud-covered sky They knew that something was coming

CHITWAN, April 22: In view of the rising deaths of rhinoceros, the Department of National Park has launched study and investigation. Since 1998, the Chitwan National Park alone witnessed the untimely death of as many as 269 rhinoceros. The rate of the death has increased in the recent years.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that increasing import of edible products that could have been produced in Nepal has been a matter of concern for the country.

KATHMANDU, March 21: There has been a steep rise in import of construction materials and industrial raw materials over the past two years. This indicates the construction and man ufacturing sector of the nation has at least been vibrant. A report published by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) suggests that the import of these materials has increased by more than double in the past two years.

Young bloods rising

March 9, 2018 12:19 pm

As a central committee member at Bibeksheel Sajha Party, Subuna Basnet, 26, is taking wide strides in politics. She is part of the new wave of progressive and efficient potential government representatives.

Rising as a leader

March 8, 2018 01:12 am

Women are judged not just on their competence and skills but also on their characteristics, which are measured in terms of traditional male leadership style

JIRI, Mar 7: The earthquake of April 2015 either partially or fully destroyed Jiri's infrastructures. Jiri Technical School, which was one of its major pride, also suffered massively.

Young Guns Rising

February 17, 2018 10:26 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Eyebrows were raised when young cricketers were included for the crucial ICC World Cricket League Division Two in Namibia. The national U-19 players Rohit Kumar Paudel and Anil Kumar Sah were promoted to the national team for the first time, whereas Dilip Nath and Lalit Bhandari started their career in national colors only a few months ago.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Nepali youths organized a demonstration in the capital city on Wednesday as part of 'One Billion Rising Campaign', a worldwide campaign to end violence against women.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Freefall of stocks continued this week too as Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index slumped 36.99 points to close at 1,472.15 points on Thursday, the last trading day of the week.

Import of products in the category increased by 20 percent in Fiscal Year 2016/17

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: The consumption of cosmetic products grew by 19.6 percent in Fiscal Year 2016/17 compared to FY2015/16.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The world football has seen many factory workers and other job holders turning into top professional footballers. Jamie Vardy is one such example of recent times.

DANG, August 26: Dengue fever is gripping in Dang district with at least five people recently diagnosed with the fever in various parts of the district.

BAGLUNG, August 20: Cases of couples seeking divorce have increased in Baglung district in the last four years. In the fiscal year 2016-17, 138 cases among the total 489 cases filed at the District Court, Baglung were related to divorce cases.

Ever rising fandom for Cosplay

August 7, 2017 12:30 pm

Cosplay, a contraction of costume play, is a rather more common hobby among today’s youth. A broader use of the term cosplay applies to any costumed role-playing in venues apart from the stage. Today’s youth spend most of their time on the internet watching anime and reading manga. For them, cosplay events have become a fun way to interact with like-minded people and develop social skills. This culture is equally popular among boys and girls and it is not unusual to see them in genders bent roles.

TIKAPUR, August 2:  In the recent days, Tikapur Eye Care Center is witnessing extensively high number of eye patients

Deaths from wildlife attacks rising

July 28, 2017 03:15 am

CHITWAN, July 27: The number of people killed in attacks by wild animals has risen of late in Chitwan National Park (CNP) and its surrounding areas. In the last fiscal year 2016/017, a total of 13 people were killed by animals in the park area.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 23: When rays from the setting sun hit the Bisingar village of Sindhupalchowk's Jugal Rural Municipality, the village shimmers colorfully in the twilight.

Rising YouTube Stars

July 18, 2017 10:42 am

When four cover artistes come together to sing a happy version of ‘Bhari Bho Bhari Bho’, it does not take long for music enthusiasts to start dancing. That’s the magic of cover songs - they make you feel new ranges of emotions even when you thought you had felt it all.

Childhood gun suicide rising in U.S.

Rising Junkiri (RJ), a platform for young writers, had organized a meet-up for bloggers and writers at Genesis Cafe on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 14: With the increasing temperature, the health facilities in the capital city are seeing an increasing number of people coming with complaints of influenza, diarrhoea, common cold and allergies among other infections.

NEW DELHI, June 8: India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the average temperature of just 0.5 degrees Celsius (less than 1 degree Fahrenheit), a new study shows.

Infographics: Rising Asia

May 10, 2017 00:05 am

Rising Asia

ATTARIYA, May 9: Rising Cricket Women has lifted the title of the Ruslan Attariya Cup Women's T20 Cricket Tournament defeating Armed Police Force (APF) by 16 runs in the final on Tuesday.

ATTARIYA, May 8: Armed Police Force (APF) and Kathmandu's Rising Cricket Women are set to battle for the title of the ongoing Ruslan Attariya Cup T20 Cricket Tournament.

CARACAS, May 1: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hiked wages and handed out hundreds of free homes Sunday amid his efforts to counter a strengthening protest movement seeking his removal.

WASHINGTON, April 27: The top US military commander in the Pacific has said that America wanted to bring Kim Jong-un "to his senses" as he warned North Korea could strike American soil.

PANCHTHAR, March 22:  Rising Star Season 2, a talent hunt contest, is taking place in the eastern hill districts.

He came down the road with cigarette in his hand. I waved at him; he smiled at me and threw away the almost finished cigarette inhaling the last puff. As we sat down to talk, he lit up another cigarette; with its smoke surrounding us he began his story.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that the widening trade deficit due to burgeoning imports was a challenge for the government which is eyeing rapid economic development.

NEW DELHI, Nov 12: Anger rose across India on Saturday as banks struggled to dispense cash after the government withdrew large denomination notes in a shock move aimed at uncovering billions of dollars of unaccounted wealth hidden from the taxman.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 7: Dengue fever is gripping Banke and surrounding districts with at least 45 people diagnosed with the fever so far in the area.

LONDON, Nov 2: The mayor of London has ordered an investigation into the rising costs of converting the Olympic Stadium into the home venue for Premier League club West Ham.

Barpak rising from the rubble

October 26, 2016 08:24 am

BARPAK (GORKHA), Oct 25: Barpak village development committee in Gorkha, which had lost many lives and houses to earthquakes last April, has started to recover.

Import of ready to eat products rising

October 26, 2016 01:40 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Import of ready to eat foods is increasing with each passing year.  Though wide range of ready to eat food products like biscuits, noodles and other snacks are produced in different parts of the country, large volume of such products are being imported from different countries.

Poverty, inflation behind rising suicides

September 12, 2016 01:30 am

DANG, Sept 12: When women in her village were busy celebrating Teej festival, 17-year-old Goma Oli, a local of Rajpur, wore a gloomy look. There was no celebratory mood in her poverty-stricken family. And being one among the seven sisters made things even more difficult for her.

GENEVA, Sept 3: With war trumping peace efforts in recent weeks in Syria, U.N.-mediated talks sputtered over another missed deadline to resume this past week.

Prathibha Mali: A young rising star

July 20, 2016 01:10 am

KATHMANDU, July 20: Teenage volleyball sensation Pratibha Mali marked her debut for the national team at a tender age of 13. Now the 15-year-old Prathiba is named as one of the five nominees for the peoples' choice award under the Pulsar Sports Award to be held on Thursday in the capital.