TEHRAN, Aug 21: Iran’s president sent a bill to parliament Wednesday that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic’s sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington.

DUBLIN, August 14: Unions representing Ryanair cabin crew in Spain on Wednesday announced plans to hold 10 days of strikes in September unless the Irish airline changes its plans to close several bases in the country.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Lightning strikes in Dang and Rupandehi districts on Tuesday evening killed at least six persons—three each in the two districts.

HONG KONG, June 11: Hong Kong geared for more protests, including strikes, transport go-slows and even picnics, against a proposed extradition law that would allow people to be sent to China for trial, even as the city’s leader vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with the bill.

LIBYA, April 8: The Libyan National Army (LNA) force of Khalifa Haftar, which backs a parallel administration in the east, last week launched an advance on Tripoli in the west, home to the internationally recognized government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: A bandh called by Netra Bikram Chand led CPN-Maoist Party’s ANNISU (Revolutionary) has shut down the majority of schools and colleges throughout the country.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has been on fast-unto-death for 179 days in total since 2012, as of Tuesday. He has been demanding reforms in the medical sector, under different governments.

WASHINGTON/BEIJING, June 16: U.S. President Donald Trump said he was pushing ahead with hefty tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports on Friday, and the smoldering trade war between the world’s two largest economies showed signs of igniting as Beijing immediately vowed to respond in kind.

13 injured in lightning strikes

May 25, 2018 10:42 am

DADELDHURA, May 25: At least 13 persons were injured in lightning strikes in the inner Madhes region of Dadeldhura.

KOHALPUR, May 5: A woman has died after being hit by a vehicle with Indian No. plate at Kohalpur in Banke district.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Transport entrepreneurs called off their protest after government hit back hard following yesterday's public transport shutdown. The transport entrepreneurs has released a press statement expressing willingness to resolve issues with the government through dialogue.

LONDON, April 27: A late equaliser from French striker Antoine Griezmann gave 10-man Atletico Madrid a precious away-goal advantage over Arsenal as the first leg of their Europa League semi-final at the Emirates ended 1-1 on Thursday.

DAMASCUS, April 17: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government claims that “tens of thousands of Syrians” took to the streets in Damascus to celebrate Syrian Independence Day and mark the regime’s “victory” over this weekend’s airstrikes launched by the U.S. and its allies, suggesting the attack failed to dent the country’s chemical weapons program.

President Donald Trump has warned Syria's government the US is "locked and loaded" to strike again if it carries out new chemical attacks.

WASHINGTON, April 14: Russia’s ambassador to the United States on Friday warned that there would be consequences for the U.S.-led military strikes on Syria, adding that it was not acceptable to insult Russia’s president.

President Donald Trump says he has approved US military strikes against Syrian chemical weapons sites, in collaboration with the UK and France.

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aprril 10: A strong 6.2 earthquake struck Chile’s central region on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

WASHINGTON D.C., Mar 13: Sagoon, the social commerce platform enabling its users to Connect, Share, and Earn, has announced that it has entered into an agreement for a $5 million investment from HT Overseas Pvt. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HT Media Limited, one of India’s oldest and largest media companies.

LONDON, Feb 27: Britain would consider joining U.S. military strikes against the Syrian government if there is evidence chemical weapons are being used against civilians, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

BEIRUT, Feb 25: A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, as the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria.

BEIRUT, Feb 21: New airstrikes and shelling on the besieged, rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital killed at least 10 people on Wednesday, a rescue organization and a monitoring group said.

Hubby strikes wife to death

February 12, 2018 18:18 pm

ACHHAM, Feb 12: A 33-year-old woman has been struck to death at Kamal Bazaar Municipality-2, Ganeshpur in the district.

JERUSALEM, Feb 10: The Israeli military shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country early Saturday before launching a “large-scale attack” on at least a dozen Iranian and Syrian targets in Syria. Israel called it a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty” and warned of further action against the unprecedented Iranian aggression.

JANAKPURDHAM, Feb 3: A meeting of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) held in Janakpurdham to elect parliamentary party leader has concluded inconclusively.

As Supreme Court cleared the path for the release of Padmaavat and stayed the ban on the film imposed by Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana and Madhya Pradesh, protests are already being reported from various parts of India.

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct 10: Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes northern Chile, on border with Peru.

DUBAI, August 23:  At least 35 people were killed in air strikes that hit a hotel near a Houthi-controlled checkpoint north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic and a Houthi-run television station said, blaming the attack on Saudi-led coalition forces.

LONDON, July 20: Chelsea is set to strengthen its attacking options for its Premier League title defense by signing Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid.

LIMA, July 18: An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of Peru on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, though Peru’s Civil defense institute Indeci said there was no risk of a tsunami.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The classes in the private schools of the Kathmandu Valley have been affected with the nationwide general strike called by Netra Bikram led Communist Party of Nepal.

LONDON, July 10: Dozens of firefighters have tackled a fire in a building at London's Camden Lock Market — the second time in recent years that the tourist destination has been affected by a serious blaze.

KATHMANDU, June 11: A meeting between the ruling parties and Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJP-N) held in Singha Durbar has ended without striking any deal

Two killed in lightning strikes

May 9, 2017 10:39 am

UDAYAPUR, May 9: Two persons were killed in lightning strikes in the district this morning.

JAJARKOT, May 5: A 12-year-old girl was killed and one other injured seriously when a tree fell on them during a storm at Kuse rural municipality-4 in the district on Thursday evening.

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Aftershock strikes Bajura

April 25, 2017 12:48 pm

BAJURA, April 25: An aftershock of 4.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Bajura late Monday evening.

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a suspected chemical attack on a northern Syrian town rose to 72 on Wednesday as activists and rescue workers found more terrified survivors hiding in shelters near the site of the harrowing assault, one of the deadliest in Syria's civil war.

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 15:  A suicide bomber detonated his explosives' vest inside the main judicial building in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people and wounding many others, state media said.

Twenty-one civilians were killed in US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria in recent months, officials acknowledged today. The deaths bring to at least 220 the number of civilians unintentionally killed since operations to defeat IS began in late summer 2014, though critics say the real number is a lot higher.

SYDNEY, Jan 20: A man deliberately drove into a street crowded with pedestrians in Australia's second-largest city on Friday, killing at least three people and injuring 20 others, police said. Officials said the incident had no links to terrorism.

BAGHDAD, Jan 5: Iraqi officials say a car bombing in a mostly Shiite neighborhood in Baghdad has killed at least eight people.

When the clock strikes 12

December 30, 2016 04:44 am

It is believed that eating grapes in synchrony with the ringing of the bell will bring in a year of prosperity and good luck. Eaten one by one with each toll of the bell, thousands of people out celebrating eat it together but only a few eat and finish eating all the grapes on time.

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the Solomon Islands on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the second powerful tremor in the islands to Australia's north in less than two weeks .

CANBERRA, Australia, Oct 17: A strong earthquake has struck Papua New Guinea, but no injuries or damage were immediately reported, and there was no threat of a tsunami.

BURNLEY, Oct 2: Arsenal scored with virtually the last touch of the game to beat Burnley 1-0 and extend its winning run in the Premier League to five games on Sunday.

KOLKATA, Oct 2: New Zealand pacers hurt India's batting to leave them wobbling at 110 for six at tea as the hosts stretched their second innings lead to 222 on the third day of the second Test in Kolkata on Sunday.

News about surgical strikes has been making the headlines in media on both sides of the border. That’s when a restaurant in India called ‘Burger Singh’ thought it was a good time to offer a special discount on all orders “in light of the surgical strikes” along the Line of Control.

WELLINGTON, Sept 2: A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake rattled the coast ofNew Zealand's North Island on Friday morning, triggering a small tsunami and shaking items from shelves but not causing any major damage or injuries.

LONDON , Aug 27: Liverpool drew 1-1 with Tottenham in its third straight away game to open the Premier League season after conceding a second-half equalizer by Danny Rose on Saturday.

Neymar strikes a pose for Usain Bolt

August 21, 2016 17:26 pm

How is Usain Bolt celebrating his three latest gold medals? With a little soccer, of course.