BRISTOL, Aug 3: He's spent more than half his life representing Nepal on a cricket field, starting with his first match captaining an Under-17 side against Bangladesh in February 2001. So it's understandable that 34-year-old Shakti Gauchan's legs might have felt a bit weary as he took the field as one of Nepal's first eleven ODI cricketers on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Aug 3: There are various criticisms arising after Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) turned down the name of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee for the post of the new chief justice.
The classical ballad ‘Teej ko Rahara Aayo Barilai’ had a homely feel to it. It expressed joys of reunion with childhood friends and the celebration of womanhood. But now that teej music has taken a sharp commercial bend, most songs have changed their disguise. Teej songs, which once encompassed women’s happiness, sorrows, and celebrations, have mostly gone beyond recognition.
KATHMANDU, July 11: The Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Norwegian government “for enhancing access to justice for women, poor and vulnerable groups in Nepal.”
KATHMANDU, July 9: Ganga Maya Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha, who is on the 41st day of her fast-unto-death Monday, has refused to end the hunger strike even after the surrender of Chhabilal Paudel, one of the prime accused in the killing of her son.
ARGAKHANCHI, June 28: Sandhikharka bazaar is just a kilometer away from the Aulba River which flows along the Gorusinghe-Sandhikharka road section. The locals of Sandhikharka have been using this the banks of this river as a dumping site for years.
TOKYO, May 27: It is somehow fitting in a country known for longevity that one of Japan’s most prominent former leaders has reached 100 years of age. As a World War II naval officer, Yasuhiro Nakasone witnessed the depths of his country’s utter defeat and devastation.
A day off from his work, 20-year-old Saksham Tamang yet finds himself whacking and locking and popping while carrying his household chores. The passion for dancing as he believes was instilled in him by his mother as she was a classical/cultural dancer and instructor herself. Although he followed the footsteps of his mother, he did it in his own style through the compact moves of hip-hopping.
DHANKUTA, March 13: Two employees of Department of Roads (DoR), Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, died when a truck en route to Dhankuta from Dharan carrying excavator parts met with an accident today at Ghante of Sangurigadhi Rural Municipality-9 along the Koshi Highway. Four people have been injured in the accident.
KATHMANDU, Mar 10: Water samples shows depletion of toxic waste water in connection with Carlsberg’s brewery in Nepal. A village nearby the brewery is exposed to soot pollution, which leads to an increased risk of respiratory diseases and cancer. Carlsberg acknowledges pollution, but claim that the problems have been solved.
KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The two communist parties holding near two-thirds seats in federal parliament and six of the seven provincial assemblies -- the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) -- have struck a deal to rotate leadership of the soon to-be-unified party and the next government.
ROLPA, Feb 7: Inspired by the idea of creating a clean and eco-friendly village, almost all the houses of ward no 3 of Sukidaha Rural Municipality of Rolpa have been painted green. According to ward chief Kamal Raj Oli, around 90% of the total 850 households of the ward have turned green
KATHMANDU, Jan 30: It was a rare occasion to see in New Baneshwor, and people had turn in masses to witness the happening; Nepali Congress youth leaders turning into cobblers and polishing shoes of the public.
Success definitely does not come easy but it is possible. The examples of successful people who had started from the grass root level are ever motivating. Theatre actor Sandeep Shrestha, 26, is no exception. Having started his professional journey as an office boy at an IT company with the salary of Rs 1,500 per month, Shrestha has now established himself as a skilled actor as well as director.
DHARAN, Dec 25: Popcorn Entertainment organized Hipster Fashion Show at Yalambar Community Forest area, also known as Yalambar Park, in Dharan on Friday. Manju Bhandari Subedi, Deputy Mayor of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan, attended the event as the chief guest.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal will rotate the premiership for two-and-a-half years each in line with a broader understanding reached between the two parties before the announcement of the left alliance, according to leaders privy to the negotiations on the power-sharing deal.
In many parts of the world, people still believe in feeding children with book knowledge and judging adults on the basis of the degrees they’ve earned. But, times have changed and college degrees don’t matter as much if you have the skills to sell your talent.
KATHMANDU, Nov 26: As China tries to deepen its influence in Nepal through the overarching framework of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, India is of late responding through a renewed focus on the socio-cultural aspects of its age-old relations with the new republic.
MAHOTTARI, Nov 21: Poll activities such as mass gatherings, rallies, door-to-door visits have heated up the election atmosphere in Mahottari. In order to persuade more number of voters, political parties are adopting interesting agendas and strategies that have caught the attention of voters.
SINGAPORE, Oct25: Venus Williams produced a vintage display full of guts and determination to grind out a 7-5 6-7(3) 7-5 victory over Jelena Ostapenko in their White Group encounter at the WTA Finals on Tuesday.
FORT MYERS, Sept 10: Hurricane Irma turned its fury toward the Florida Keys on Saturday after setting off one of the largest evacuations of Americans from a storm and completing a destructive march along Cuba’s northern coast.
SAPTARI, Sept 1: Dhiwaga village in Saptari would be popularly called a ‘food zone’ due to its abundant production of food grains. Over the years, the small village with around 1,000 households was gradually shrinking. Floods every monsoon and the changing course of the nearby Belan river was taking its toll on the land. This impacted the production of rice, maize and wheat in Dhiwaga. According to the locals, all their land have now turned into a desert.
KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has been able to reduce its losses significantly by Rs 7 billion in the last fiscal year (2073/074 BS) and its loss now stands at Rs 970 million only.
DANG, July 3: After a winless streak for 20 long years, CPN-UML has finally registered victory in Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City, an important constituency of Dang district during the recently held local polls.
KATHMANDU, May 26: How would a family feel when a loved one they had cremated two years ago returns alive from the Gulf ? Moreover, they had already received compensation from the state for accidental death. This may sound like something from a movie, but it actually happened in Morang district.
DANG, May 18: In Darma Rural Municipality of Salyan district, Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML had forged an electoral alliance for the position of chairperson and vice chairperson. The alliance had intended to gain edge over the ruling CPN (Maoist Center) in the local elections.
KATHMANDU, March 20: Kantipath, a renowned street in the capital named after a queen, turned into battleground for hours on Monday after violent clashes broke out between police personnel and cadres of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), who were trying to stage sit-in in front of the Election Commission.
BIRATNAGAR, Jan 6: On Wednesday, Dinesh Rajbanshi of Birtnagar-6 had to travel back and forth from his home and bordering Indian town of Jogabani twice. Although he wore a facemask and had his whole body covered from top to bottom, he still could not avoid excessive dust while travelling on his motorbike.
BARDIYA, Jan 6: An investigation carried out by the Department of Archeology has confirmed that the idol confiscated on December 10, by a team of police from Chotki, Deudaha is not of archeological importance. Police had shot Ram Bahadur Shahi, 46, of Machhagadh claiming that he smuggled the ancient idol of Chandannath Temple of Jumla.
KATHMANDU, Jan 2: In a recent operation by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Nepal Police, a 39-year-old woman was found to be involved in trafficking pharmaceutical drugs in order to collect bail amount for her husband who was sent to jail in a similar charge few months back.