Samsung provided the latest sign of the tough times afflicting computer chipmakers as it braced investors for a sharp drop in profit.

Tough going for Nepali students

September 30, 2018 02:00 am

Nepali students in Australia are vulnerable and are undergoing harshest of physical work, financial crisis, academic pressure and mental stress

Teaching is tough

September 23, 2018 01:00 am

Being a good teacher is becoming increasingly tough. It’s even tougher when it comes to teaching modern day teenagers

KATHMANDU, June 14: Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Board has said that monopoly of some traders at Kalimati vegetables market will end at any cost.

Stand tough

May 2, 2018 02:00 am

Third attack on Arun III

KATHMANDU, April 5: Eleven transport committees forming a cartel on the Arniko Highway halted their services on Wednesday, demanding that the government revoke the route permit awarded to Mayur Yatayat, a newly introduced bus service that poses a challenge to the cartel.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the new government will get tough with secessionist forces and those involved in religious conversion, as such elements were trying to push the country into conflict.

KATHMANDU, April 2: In a bid to break transport syndicates highly prevalent in the country, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) introduced a new Transport Management Directive on Sunday, promising serious action against syndicate operators.

Election fervor was tough: Dahal

December 14, 2017 12:34 pm

CHITWAN, Dec 14: Post-election, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) shared how competitive the election of Provincial and House of Representatives election had been. The elections, conducted in two phases, were held on November 26 and December 7.

Top leaders in tough poll battles

December 4, 2017 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Though unique battles are expected in all electoral constituencies of the second phase of the parliamentary and provincial assembly polls scheduled for December 7, some of the constituencies have drawn a bigger public interest due to the popularity of the contestants.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Even though old faces always seem to dominate the election nominations, many fresh faces have dared to challenge such seasoned candidates by filing their candidacies in the local as well as parliamentary and provincial polls this year.

SURKHET, Nov 20: Political parties in Surkhet have expedited their election campaigns with interesting agendas and this has heated up the election fervor in the district. The headquarters of Surkhet, the gateway to Province 6, is often considered as the capital of the province.

DANANG, Vietnam, Nov 11:  President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring “America first” message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just a day after he had heaped praise on President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 9: Due to its rich industrial legacy, Morang district has always been considered as an important strategic place by political parties. This is why the country's major parties are leaving no stone unturned to grab victories in the district these upcoming elections.

GULMI, Nov 5: A couple of the most interesting battles of the upcoming elections is taking place in Gulmi, where four central-level leaders of the country's big political parties are contesting against each other.

ROLPA, Nov 3: The CPN (Maoist Center) still has a strong hold in Rolpa district, the place of origin of the decade-long armed Maoist conflict. Of late, however, other parties have entered the district and created their own influence base, paving the way for an interesting electoral contest which would otherwise have been one-sided.

ROLPA, Nov 1: No other political party except the CPN (Maoist Center) has won the parliamentary polls from Rolpa, the cradle of Nepali Maoist movement after the Maoist party joined peaceful politics in 2006 and started contesting polls.

Life is tough

October 26, 2017 08:30 am

Life is tough - that’s what they say, But they don’t know what it’s like every day, To wake up in the morning and go to school, Just so people can test you and prove you’re a fool.

JHAPA, Oct 11: Pre-poll alliances between various political parties have forced many of the influential leaders out of the nomination race to contest the upcoming parliamentary and provincial elections in Jhapa district - home to some of the influential leaders of the country's three big political parties.

Tough battle for female PoY award

September 7, 2017 02:15 am

KATHMANDU, September 7: The Female Player of the Year category in the upcoming NSJF Pulsar Sports Award is set to see a tough battle between Athletics' Kanchi Maya Koju and Saraswati Bhattarai, shuttler Nangsal Devi Tamang, archer Gyanu awale and footballer Sabitra Tamang. Out of five, three nominees including Bhattarai, Tamang and Awale are from Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC).

Tough competition in sports award

September 6, 2017 07:57 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Although the football and cricket are most popular sports in the country, national football team goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Limbu and cricketer Sharad Vesawkar are likely to face tough competition from players of other sports in the Male Player of the Year category in the upcoming NSJF Pulsar Sports Award.

DOLAKHA, September 3: Newly-elected people's representatives have started acting tough to improve the quality of education in Dolakaha in recent days. Shailung Rural Municipality has decided to close down various community schools which were running without enough students and adjusted the 'irrelevant teachers' quota.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Candidate selection for the upcoming Province 2 civic polls is proving tough, even messy, for most political parties with multiple factions jostling to secure their candidacies for the historic polls.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Urban Development Minister Prabhu Saha has said a contract for the development project which was awarded some 13 years ago is yet to be implemented.

Chile coach Juan Antonio Pizzi will renew old acquaintances when his reigning two-times Copa America champions take on Portugal in what he expects to be a tough Confederations Cup semi-final on Wednesday.

Why tough bosses are good for you

May 15, 2017 23:10 pm

KATHMANDU, May 15: Most of us seem to be ‘blessed’ to have hard-headed, impossible to please boss in our everyday working environment. They seem to constantly be in a bad mood and are often labeled as ‘the scary one’ or ‘the bad guy’ in every employee’s vocabulary. They are the ones who set high standards and expect their employee’s to meet them head on.

PANMUNJOM, South Korea (AP) — The White House displayed a tough and unyielding approach to North Korea and its nuclear ambitions Monday, with President Donald Trump warning that Kim Jong Un has "gotta behave" and Vice President Mike Pence sternly advising Kim not to test America's resolve and military power.

Province 5: A tough battleground

April 15, 2017 00:20 am

KOHALPUR/ DANG/ PYUTHAN, April 15: With the local level polls now just 32 days away, election fever has completely gripped the districts of Province 5, such as Banke, Dang, Pyuthan, and Nawalparasi, among others.

KATHMANDU, March 13: With only mathematical hopes of direct qualification into the 2019 ICC World Cricket Qualifiers, under pressure Nepal faces a stern test in its second match against Kenya two days after facing defeat at the hands of the same opponent in the ICC World Cricket League Championship at the TU grounds, Kirtipur.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Manang Marsyangdi Club's head coach Chhiring Lopsang has predicted that his sides' semifinal clash of Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup against TC Sports Club of the Maldives on Monday will be an evenly-contested affair given the similar level of both the sides.

POKHARA, Jan 27: Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Kumar Khadka has said special emphasis should be given to women empowerment for the country's overall development.

Tips for hearing tough feedback

January 23, 2017 23:30 pm

Feedback is a fact of life and fundamental to our success. Of course, when feedback comes your way, you don’t have to act immediately, or act every time. However, you do need to make sure you listen. File it away for future reference, if necessary. Here are tips for hearing tough feedback and reacting graciously.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino says his team are more focussed on getting into the Premier League's top four than chasing down leaders Chelsea.

PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec 22:  Denouncing the deadly attack on a Christmas market in Germany, President-elect Donald Trump renewed his vow to stop radical terror groups and appeared to suggest a willingness to move ahead with his campaign pledge to ban temporarily Muslim immigrants from coming to the United States.

MANCHESTER, Oct 15: Manchester City had two penalties saved and required a 72nd-minute goal by Nolito to earn a 1-1 draw against Everton in the English Premier League, extending its winless run under Pep Guardiola to three games on Saturday.

Tough year

September 20, 2016 00:45 am

The omens don’t look good as today, September 20th, the country marks a year of the promulgation of the new constitution. The all-party meeting that Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal had called for Monday had to be cancelled after Madheshi parties refused to take part, saying that they were busy with their own programs to mark the ‘black day’.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The government has sought public feedback on the proposed third amendment to the Vehicles and Transport Management Act, 1993 that aims at introducing tough measures on road safety in the wake of recent deadly road accidents.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Three weeks after the election of Pushpa Kamal Dahal as prime minister, major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) has yet to recommend names for its ministers in the cabinet.

KATHMANDU, July 28: South Asian volleyball giant India is expecting Nepal to throw tough challenge when the women's national teams of the two sides meet during two friendly matches beginning at the National Sports Council's covered hall on Thursday. The second friendly will be held on Friday.