Britain’s Prince Andrew continues to face many hurdles despite his decision to step down from royal duties because of his friendship with billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

India’s government has revoked disputed Kashmir’s special status with a presidential order as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Major highways across the country have been affected due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in the past two days.

The former Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs who leads the 193-member world body, pointed out that in 2105 it would have taken 30 years to close the gender gap, but now, she told the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), if current trends continue, gender parity will not be reached for “107 years”.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has blamed free availability of alcohol and narcotic drugs for the recent rape of a minor in Kanchanpur.

NEW YORK, July 24: Taylor Swift’s sophomore album, which won album of the year at the 2010 Grammys, has been certified diamond.

ROLPA, July 10: Forty eight districts in the country have been declared as the districts where full immunisation is guaranteed.

UDAYAPUR, June 20: It has been four years since Udayapur was declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) Zone but the locals of Musahar community living in various parts of the district have just started making and using toilets.

Nails and hair grow, we sweat, we cry and half of us bleed. Then why is it that of all the physiological processes only one has been pushed to an abnormal position a socio-religious stigma? Was this selection absolutely random, or was it more thought out that we give it credit for?

KATHMANDU, April 27: The United States has said the decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPA) of Nepali nationals was taken following an assessment that overall humanitarian situation in Nepal had stabilized after the devastating earthquakes of 2015.

SOLUKHUMBU, April 16: Solukhumbu district has been declared as the 42nd district to achieve the 'fully immunised' status.

NUWAKOT, April 10: Preparations are underway to declare Bidur Municipality, the largest local unit of Nuwakot district, an Open Defecation Free (ODF) zone on April 13.

KATHMANDU, March 23: It has been revealed that Judicial Council Secretary Nripadhwaj Niraula, who handed a retirement letter to former Chief Justice Parajuli, had posted status on his Facebook account that subsequently forced him to step down.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The national cricket team has returned home on Monday from Zimbabwe after securing the One Day International (ODI) status in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018.

ODI Status: What next?

March 19, 2018 08:52 am

KATHMANDU, March 19: Nepal earned the elusive One-Day International (ODI) status after finishing eighth in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 played at Zimbabwe. This is the first time Nepal is recognized as ODI nation since their inception in International Cricket Council (ICC) as Associate Nation in 1996.

KATHMANDU, March 16: An all-round performance from player-of-the-match Dipendra Singh Airee, who picked up four wickets and scored an unbeaten 50 runs, has propelled Nepal to earn One-Day International (ODI) status.

Nepal earns ODI status defeating PNG

March 16, 2018 07:02 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 16: Dipendra Singh Airee picked up four wickets and scored an unbeaten half-century to lead Nepal to a famous six-wicket win against Papua New Guinea in an ICC Cricket World Cup playoff match at the Old Hararians Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe to seal the ODI berth, Thursday.

Nepal secures ODI status

March 15, 2018 19:53 pm

KATHMANDU, Mar 15: Nepal has secured the One Day International (ODI) status for four years till 2022 as the Netherlands thrashed Hong Kong by 44 runs in a playoff in ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 15: It boils down to the Nepal versus Papua New Guinea (PNG) match in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers (ICC CWCQ) for the much coveted One Day International (ODI) status after both teams missing out on Super Sixes during the group stage. The cross-over playoff match between Group B fourth placed Nepal and Group A fifth placed PNG will decide the fate of the two associate nations at the Old Hararians Sports Club in Zimbabwe on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 13: An unbeaten partnership of 89 runs between Rohit Paudel and Sompal Kami has delivered Nepal’s first win of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier by five wickets in Bulawayo Athletic Club, Zimbabwe on Monday. Player-of-the-match Rohit displayed immense maturity on his way to score unbeaten 48 runs, aptly supported by Sompal’s fluent 37 runs including five boundaries each. The team lost five wickets for 25 runs at one stage. But the duo’s partnership pacified the enduring chase, helping Nepal seal the win in 40.4 overs.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepal is set to face Hong Kong in the last match of group stage of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal has taken a diplomatic initiative to maintain 'status quo' in the use of some pieces of land which are said to have fallen on the Indian side in Parsa district in the course of carrying out maintenance of old border pillars and erecting new ones along the Nepal-India border.

SAPTARI, Dec 17: A few months ago, Saptari and various other districts of tarai were hit by devastating floods. Many villages including Sakarpura were chronically ravaged by flood water. The floods inundated more than 1,500 houses and destroyed infrastructures like roads and bridges.

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 12: Rajbiraj has earned the reputation of a city with well-managed settlements.

BEIJING, Oct  24: The ruling Communist Party on Tuesday formally lifted Xi Jinping’s status to China’s most powerful ruler in decades, setting the stage for the authoritarian leader to tighten his grip over the country while pursuing an increasingly muscular foreign policy and military expansion.

BARCELONA, Oct 16:  Catalonia’s leader called for dialogue with Spain and a meeting with the country’s prime minister, complying with a Monday deadline to respond to a request from the central government to state explicitly whether the regional president had declared independence.

The rise of Afghanistan and Ireland in the ranks of international cricket gathered pace on Thursday when they were voted in as full ICC members, meaning they can play test matches against the world's elite countries.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The 11th meeting of the Joint Consultation Mechanism between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Nepal and the People's Republic of China held here Tuesday reviewed the status of Nepal-China relations and assessed the progress made in the implementation of agreements/MoUs reached between the two sides in the past.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Pakistan has asked Indian government about the status of its former military official who went missing in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Failing to decide whether or not to resume vote counting in Bharatpur Metropolitan City, the Election Commission (EC) has asked the chief returning officer to report the ‘actual status’ of damaged ballot papers without further delay.

Against status quo

April 25, 2017 00:15 am

Those defending free trade have lost credibility with the people they hope to persuade

INARUWA, March 30: The status of food security in Sunsari district has been found to be positive as per the district food security status assessment report.

KATHMANDU, March 20: With the 744 local level government units coming into effect by minimizing the roles of the 75 districts as per the spirit of Nepal's federal constitution, the Ministry of Education (MoE) is left thoroughly perplexed about the status of the present official education bodies and the existing Education Act.

CHITWAN, March 16: Sadbhavana Party Chairperson Rajendra Mahato has said the Madhesi Morcha would not take part in the election until the amendment to the constitution with revisions.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The Federal Alliance has vehemently stated that the constitution amendment proposal registered in the Legislature-Parliament could not be accepted in status quo.

ROLPA Dec 20: A total of 37 people in Rolpa have remained unaccounted for since mid July this year, said District Police Office (DPO), Rolpa.

DOTI, Dec 10: Harina Khatri of Hirapura village used to feel that the six ropanis of land she had was simply not sufficient to grow enough crops to feed her family.

Chinese state media has warned the U.S. president-elect against isolationism and interventionism, calling instead for the United States to actively work with China to maintain the international status quo.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) is mulling over the plan of studying financial health of companies in Saudi Arabia before sending workers there.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Ministry of Education has upgraded 92 schools to secondary status in line with the new Education Act. According to the Department of Education (DoE), it has given a go ahead to 92 schools that were operating classes up to grade 10 to run grade 11 classes.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: A Nepali Congress lawmaker on Friday demanded that Hindi be given status of an official language of Nepal, claiming that over 50 percent people of the country speak this language.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said he would himself monitor the implementation status of national pride projects.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The government had officially declared the country free of leprosy in 2010, but the number of people infected with the disabling disease is rising every year.