LONDON, Aug 3: A British court recognized Sharia law for the first time after a judge made a landmark ruling on a divorce case, which could have far reaching effects on Islamic marriage in the UK.

HARARE, Aug 3: Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa won election Friday with just over 50 percent of the ballots as the ruling party maintained control of the government in the first vote since the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Nepal has received a target of 190 runs from Netherlands at the 1st ODI being held at VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen in the Netherlands on Wednesday.

MOSCOW, June 15: Egypt star striker Mohamed Salah is almost certain to play in his team's first match at the FIFA World Cup in Russia against Uruguay despite suffering a shoulder injury in late May, Egypt head coach Hector Cuper said Thursday.

1st East Tourism Mart concludes

June 11, 2018 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, June 11: The first ever East Tourism Mart, 2018 concluded successfully in Dharan on Sunday. The Mart was organized by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in association with Dharan Sub-Metropolitan city and local organizations as well as the private sector.

1st Annapurna Marathon on June 3

May 22, 2018 09:21 am

KATHMANDU, May 22: The first Annapurna Marathon is set to kick off on the occasion of Annapurna Sanctuary Tourism Festival on June 3. Speaking at a press meet organized in Kathmandu on Monday, the tournament coordinator Rishi Bhandari informed that the players will complete a track race of 42.195 km starting from Annapurna base camp to Macchapuchhre base camp.

KATHMANDU, April 25: Manmohan Memorial Cricket Center is set to organize the first Manmohan Memorial Inter-province U-16 National Cricket Tournament from Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 14: Flora Expo 2018 has kicked off in Kathmandu. The 21st edition of the expo, organized by Floriculture Association Nepal (FAN), will exhibit an extensive range of floral species until its fourth and final day on Monday. The expo is running with the theme: 'Clean Environment and Economic Prosperity through Floriculture.'

NEW YORK, April 8: Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity is vowing to continue his attacks on ABC late-night comic Jimmy Kimmel until Kimmel apologizes for a segment in which he joked about first lady Melania Trump’s accent.

ISLAMABAD, March 29: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has returned to Pakistan for the first time she was shot in 2012 by militants angered at her championing of education for girls.

KATHMANDU, Mar 1: Kumari Futsal is set to organize the first women futsal tournament on March 3 in Thamel. The organizers on Wednesday informed that a total of 16 teams will take part in the competition. The teams are divided into four groups.

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb 23: The Russians finally have a gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, thanks to a 15-year-old who beat the fellow teen who inspired her to become a figure skater.

The race for Nepal's 41st Prime Minister

February 15, 2018 10:56 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Chairpersons, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal and other leaders have reached the President’s residence at Shital Niwas to urge the President to appoint Oli as the country’s 41st prime minister.

MELBOURNE, Jan 27: Caroline Wozniacki has won her first Grand Slam singles title in her 43rd major with a 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win over Simona Halep in the Australian Open final on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Total trade deficit of the country jumped 11.86 percent in the first quadrimester of the current Fiscal Year 2017/18 as imports continue to climb at a faster rate amid a sluggish growth of exports.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: MoneyGram has announced the first week's lucky winner of MoneyGram Double Happiness Extended Campaign.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Qatar Airways has announced its new flights to Saint Petersburg from Doha. Organizing an event at the Russian Culture Center in Kathmandu, the airways announced that its first flight in the sector will take off on December 19.

BONN, (Germany), Nov 15: It has been a decade since the scientists first warned that the climate change would have a negative impact on the human world if the temperature soared above 1.5 degree Celsius by the 21st century.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: A spirited performance from Nepal U-19’s leg-spin bowler Sandeep Lamichhane and spinners could not prevent a closely contested first practice match going the Bangladesh way. Towhid Hridley held on to an end guiding Bangladesh to a win by three wickets after Sandeep Lamichhane finished his match figures of 10-1-25-4. Bangladesh won the match by three wickets in the first practice match between two teams at the BKSP ground, Dhaka.

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: Bangladesh U-19’s Hasan Mahmud and Kazi Anik scalped three wickets each on route to limiting Nepal U-19 for 153 runs in the allocated 50 overs in the first practice match of the Bangladesh tour played at BKSP ground, Dhaka.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The sixth Asia Pacific Conference of Young Scientists (APCYS 2017) is being held from November 1 in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Over half of those elected in the first-phase parliamentary elections scheduled for November 26 are likely to be old faces.  Over 36 former lawmakers from the major political parties are contesting  37 constituencies  in 32 hill and mountain districts.

SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates, Oct 23:  Struggling Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first Monday against Pakistan in the fifth and final one-day international.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Altogether 807 people have filed their candidacy for the first phase of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections to be held on November 26.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Martin, September 12: Dominga Tejera picked her way around fallen palm trees rotting in mud as she returned home after a nine-hour work day as a hospital janitor on a Caribbean island that until recently seemed like paradise.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: South Korean mountaineer Hong Sung-taek, who has attempted to summit Lhotse for four times, is going to attempt his fifth climb to the 8516-meters-high summit. For his fifth attempt he has headed toward the base camp of Lhotse on Saturday with his team of 14 members.

LONDON, September 7: Prince George went to school for the first time Thursday, but it was a rite of passage missed by his mother, who is struggling with acute morning sickness in the early stages of her third pregnancy.

KATHMANDU, September 7: Around 80 delegates comprising women entrepreneurs from 80 countries will convene in Kathmandu for the Across Barriers-International Business Women's Summit on coming September 11.

KATHMANDU (REP-UBLICA): The Citizen Investment Trust (CIT) conducted its 21st annual general meeting (AGM), on Friday

DHAKA, August 28: Bangladesh had Australia reeling at 18-3 after scoring 260 in its first innings on the first day to take control of the opening Test on Sunday.

COLOMBO, July 22: Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal has been hospitalized with pneumonia and will not be available for his team’s first test match against India next week, the country’s cricket board said Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Ruling Nepali Congress has called a central committee meeting (CC) to review the first and second phase of local elections.

NOTTINGHAM, England, July 14: Returning South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat first in the second test against England on Friday.

NOTTINGHAM, July 14: Returning South Africa captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat first in the second test against England on Friday.

BEIJING, July 12: China on Tuesday dispatched members of its People's Liberation Army to the Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti to man the rising Asian giant's first overseas military base, a key part of a wide-ranging expansion of the role of China's armed forces.

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka, July 10:  Zimbabwe clinched its first one-day international series win against Sri Lanka after beating the hosts by three wickets in the decider to secure a 3-2 victory on Monday.

LONDON, July 10: The architect behind England's dismantling of South Africa, Moeen Ali doffed his cap and waved it to the spectators at Lord's as he led his victorious team back to the famous pavilion at the home of cricket.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Former King Gyanendra Shah celebrated his 71st birthday amidst a gathering of pro-monarchs at Nirmal Niwas on Friday.

RIYADH, June 21: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Wednesday appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, placing him first-in-line to the throne and removing the country’s counter terrorism czar and a figure well-known to Washington from the line of succession.

BIRMINGHAM, England, June 15:  India won the toss and chose to bowl first against Bangladesh in the Champions Trophy semifinal match at Edgbaston on Thursday.

CARDIFF, June 15: Pakistan thrashed England by eight wickets with 12.5 overs to spare at Sophia Gardens on Wednesday to reach the final of the Champions Trophy for the first time.

CARDIFF, Wales, June 14:  Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl first against England on Wednesday in the Champions Trophy semifinals at Sophia Gardens.

PARIS, June 11: Right from the start of the French Open final, Jelena Ostapenko made quite clear to anyone unfamiliar with her name, or her game, what she is all about.

LONDON, June 6: Arsenal says Bosnia-Herzegovina defender Sead Kolasinac will be the club's first signing in the transfer window.

CARDIFF, June 4: After another potent demonstration of his enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo now.

KATHMANDU, May 31: CPN (Maoist Center) parliamentary party leader and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called on party lawmakers to get united and gear up for the success of the upcoming second-round of local election.

MADRID, May 22: Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years on Sunday, and kept rival Barcelona from its third straight championship.

SEOUL, South Korea, May 20:  England defeated six-time champion Argentina 3-0 on the opening day of the 2017 Under-20 World Cup on Saturday for its first win in the tournament since 1997.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The 2561st Buddha Jayanti, is being celebrated today throughout the world by paying homage to him.

JOHANNESBURG, April 24: Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death.