KATHMANDU, Aug 3: There are various criticisms arising after Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) turned down the name of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee for the post of the new chief justice.

Ever have one of those days where you just can’t focus on anything?

Britain's MPs take on the social network and other US tech giants.

WASHINGTON DC, July 27: Julian Assange and WikiLeaks perform a valuable public service and should be praised rather than vilified, former CIA and FBI agents told RT America, adding that prosecuting Assange would be a disgrace for freedom of the press.

PARSA, July 22: Those injured in the Madhes movement have accused Province 2 government of discrimination in handing out relief to the movement's victims.

BEIJING, July 21:  China has decided to invest 600 million yuan ($88 million) in North Korean infrastructure such as roads around a border bridge, sources in both countries have said, raising concerns that Beijing may violate U.N. resolutions.

Increasingly, climate scientists are calling for climate models to focus more on CO2 levels and less on temperature.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Foreign relations experts have said that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's official visit to the People's Republic of China this time has proven a historic in terms of bringing investment, adding a new dimension to the bilateral ties and preparing for the construction of the trans-Himalayan railway.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Leaders of various political parties have termed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent state visit to Nepal 'fruitful'.

KATHMANDU, May 11: One aspect of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day visit to Nepal is religious. He started his third visit to Nepal as a prime minister by landing at Janakpur where he worshipped at the Janaki Temple before flying to Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The government is adopting ‘zero tolerance’ policy against the syndicate of transport entrepreneurs. To defy the government’s implementation of this policy, transport entrepreneurs affiliated to different syndicates on Friday called a strike of public transportation across the country.

April 15:  West Bromwich Albion can expect a difficult test against a Manchester United attack that boasts plenty of pace and power, goalkeeper Ben Foster said ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford.

A team in California has identified the gene that is the primary risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease. More importantly, the scientists have reportedly created a way to correct the harmful gene in human cells.

BEIRUT, April 9: The Latest on the situation on Syria (all times local):

SOLUKHUMBU, March 3: The main season of snow usually begins from the last week of January or the first week of February in the Khumbu area of Solukhumbu district. But this year, snow came late and it was less than usual. Much to the surprise of the locals, snowfall was not even enough to cover the mountains surrounding the area.

SIRAHA, Feb 21: Raaslal Yadav, 82, of Bariyarpatti in Siraha does not have high expectation from his provincial government. He has only one expectation - better irrigation facility.

AFGHANISTAN, Feb 20: Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east.

KATHMANDU: After four days of intense backache, Shristi Thapa (name changed) finally decided to head to visit a physician in a prominent hospital in Kathmandu.

Say it out loud

February 16, 2018 14:14 pm

For many of us, holidays are the ideal time to go on trips, hang out with friends, eat to our heart’s content and rest for the whole day while scrolling through Facebook and Instagram. However, this was not the case for Shiwans Shrestha, Alan Jung Thapa, Pratham Pradhan, and Kapil Bhandari. Right after their SEE examination, they found a way to make productive use of their leisure time and initiated an open stage, Astra Mic Night.

In the recent years, the teaching of penmanship in schools or the lack thereof has been stirring quite a few controversies. The world has gone digital and educational systems have followed that rule. So why do some people emphasize on writing with hand? Bal Gopal Kapali, calligrapher and founder of Thamel Calligraphy Center, believes that digitalization of everything is the very reason we should learn about handwriting.

LAMJUNG, Jan 16: Geologists have dismissed the chances of any risk from the vapor coming out from the surface near Seyudibar settlement in Lamjung district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Entrepreneurs have termed the year 2017 as a ‘satisfactory year’ for the tourism industry.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Even before the government has cleared the legal decks for non-resident Nepalis to make investment in stock market, Non-Resident Nepal Association (NRNA) officials have announced plans to pour an initial investment of nearly Rs 10 billion into Nepal’s capital market.

RAUTAHAT, Dec 21: Sugarcane farmers in Rautahat are facing a big trouble as the government has not fixed minimum support price of this cash crop yet.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Experts and senior government officials have said that fiscal federalism is going to become the biggest challenge in the coming days as the transition to the new system will come at a massive cost.

Financial viability of the federal model has been a big concern of Nepali policymakers and economists in recent times. Many argue that Nepal simply cannot sustain the ‘costly’ federalism. Uma Shankar Prasad, Associate Professor at Tribhuvan University’s Central Department of Economics, thinks the opposite is true: that federalism is the perfect antidote to Nepal’s underdevelopment. But how? Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal caught up with Prasad, who has carried out extensive studies on fiscal federalism in Nepal.

KATHMANDU Nov 23: Spiritual leader Dalai Lama has spread misleading information about the birthplace of Buddha.

HARARE, Nov 19: The leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said.

VIETNAM, Nov 12: Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to address “unfair trade practices” and “market distorting subsidies” in a statement that bore the imprint of U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape the global trade landscape.

KHOTANG, Nov 3: People of the underprivileged Dalit community in Khotang district have expressed great disappointment with the political parties for using them only as a 'vote bank'. During a program organized at Hotel Shuvadin in the district headquarters Diktel on Thursday, Stakeholders of various authorities discussed caste-based discrimination, untouchability and the national and international laws regarding them.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Price of pulses and beans is expected to down in the coming days, trader say. Officials of Nepal Retailers Association told Republica that as India recorded bumper harvest of different varieties of pulses, beans and legumes and price is going down in the southern neighbor.

Nepali Congress believes the new left alliance between CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is a prelude to ‘totalitarian rule.’ Is there some solid basis to this allegation or is Congress cooking up yet another hate story against their electoral opponents? Nepali Congress Central Working Committee member and ex-foreign minister Prakash Sharan Mahat, who is also contesting election from Kathmandu constituency number 5, shared his views with Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala on Wednesday afternoon.

Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts said.

CAIRO, Oct 21: Egyptian security officials say at least 55 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, have been killed in a shootout during a raid on a militant hideout near Cairo.

LONDON, Oct 19: Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April.

IRAQ, Oct 16: Iraqi Kurdish officials say federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a “major, multi-pronged” attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk.

PUERTO RICO, Sept 29: The Trump administration declared Thursday that its relief efforts in Puerto Rico are succeeding, but people on the island said help was scarce and disorganized while food supplies dwindled in some remote towns eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of 3.4 million people.

LAS VEGAS, August 28: Floyd Mayweather did exactly what was expected of him when he outclassed mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor in their crossover bout on Saturday to secure a final victory in an illustrious career that ends with an unmatched 50-0 record.

MASSACHUSETTS, August 22: Two Boston-area residents say they’ve set the world record for travelling to every stop on the city’s subway system in about seven and a half hours.

INARUWA, August 14: Sunsari and Saptari's government officials Monday inspected the Koshi Barrage and spurs.

Youths’ Say On Youth Empowerment

August 13, 2017 09:53 am

From holding unlimited fantasies to vying for firm aspirations, youths are considered to be the active demographic that shoulders the responsibility to change the face of the nation. With youths holding such an influential position, it is crucial to know the need of today’s generation.  On the occasion of International Youth Day, Sonam Lama of My City talked to BScIT 4th semester students of Lord Buddha Education Foundation (LBEF), Maitidevi to learn about the hurdles youths have been facing in diverse fields and their opinion on how to empower youngsters.

One of the worst things about monsoon is that no matter how many times you give your clothes for laundry, they never come out smelling fresh. Because of the moisture in the air, there will always be a musty smell that you cannot seem to escape. Here are a few tips to help you remove the musty smell from your clothes.

Finally, the rainy season has come to relieve us from the hot summers, but it also brings along many kinds of illnesses. However, proper care and certain precautions during the rainy season can keep disease away and help you enjoy the monsoon with hot coffee. Usually, kids are more susceptible to this drastic weather change.

NEW YORK, July 23: A wax figure of Beyonce at Madame Tussauds in New York has been given a makeover after fans of the megastar said the figure was too white.

Leicester City said on Thursday their signing of Vicente Iborra from Sevilla would be a four-year deal and they had agreed terms, with the fee reported to be in the region of 12 million euros (10.5 million pounds).

Say no to thought control

June 28, 2017 08:42 am

When it comes to maintaining a good deal of psycho-social well-being, mental health becomes as significant as physical health. As we are racing towards career goals and aspirations—to attain and ride our whims — many mental issues get past unnoticed or unspoken. This has resulted in developing psychological maladies among many youngsters today. Depression, anxiety, conversion disorder and various other mental anomalies have affected young lives.

BEIRUT, June 27:  The Latest on the White House saying it has "potential" evidence that Syria's government is preparing another chemical weapons attack (all times local):

LONDON, June 23: A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday.

Never say never

June 19, 2017 08:45 am

KATHMANDU: It has been 13 years Ram Bahadur Nepali is working as a tailor. His small tailor stand is stationed at Asan. He comes to his self-allocated ‘office’ at 8 am and leaves at 7 pm.

BANKE, June 17: At a time when the agitating Madhes-based political parties are intensifying their protests leading to election deferral time and again, the people in Madhes have termed the protests 'highly unnecessary', saying that they want elections.