Aug 2: Obesity increases a person's risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and even death. It may also play a role in how flu spreads, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. The findings suggest that obese adults infected with flu shed the virus for a longer time than adults who are not obese, potentially increasing the opportunity for the infection to spread to others.

KATHMANDU, July 16: An international conference on Role of Diaspora in Higher Education in Nepal held in Toronto, Canada, has concluded by issuing a 15-point Toronto Declaration. The conference has suggested developing Nepal's private institutions of higher education on non-profit model.

It is estimated that there are 10 million cats and 11.5 million dogs kept as pets in the UK – and new research suggests they could be improving the mental health of their human companions.

Hints at new govt changing governors

CHITWAN, Nov 8: Chief Election Officer of Chitwan Kul Prasad Sharma has suggested that women must be engaged in vote counting considering the 'peaceful nature' of women. Speaking at a program held in Bharatpur on Tuesday, Sharma said that he wants to implement it at least in Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Election Commission (EC) officials Saturday called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas.

SEOUL, September 3: Two shallow earthquakes shook North Korea on Sunday, suggesting it had detonated a sixth nuclear test device, hours after it said it had developed an advanced hydrogen bomb that possesses “great destructive power”.

KATHMANDU, July 23: A team of experts has recommended the Election Commission (EC) to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) produced by Indian firms, saying that the machines are suitable in the context of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The High-Level Federal Administrative Restructuring Committee has proposed 18 ministries including the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at the Center (federal level).

KATHMANDU, May 7: President Bidya Bhandari and Chief Justice Sushila Karki held an hour-long meeting on Sunday. The meeting comes  after Karki resumed her office following the Supreme Court order to put the impeachment motion filed against her on hold.

The chairman of the English FA says he has spoken to gay players about providing more support and helping them to come out as a group.

ITAHARI, Oct 23: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has urged all parties to make a single stand for holding three-tier elections successfully in the country.