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.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: A meeting of Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee has turned down the name of acting Chief Justice Deepak Raj Joshee for the post of 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 19: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is unable to dispose garbage from the valley premises.

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.

AMSTERDAM, June 18:  A van struck four people at the Netherlands’ largest music festival in the early hours of Monday, killing one of them and injuring the others before driving off, police said.

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.

Dancing out the twirls and turns

May 3, 2018 09:11 am

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.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The domestic share market Monday suffered a two-digit fall, making share holders disappointed.

DOLAKHA, March 27: From distance, it looks like a majestic ancient town. The beauty is breathtaking. As you go near, the settlement gives you a disturbing feel.

Fire turns eight houses into ashes

March 24, 2018 12:04 pm

GAUSHALA, March 24: A fire that broke out at Rauja Bazaar of Mahottari district last night had turned eight houses into ashes.

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is known for his contribution to cosmology, general relativity and quantum gravity.

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.

Oli, Dahal to head govt, party by turns

February 15, 2018 07:27 am

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.

Village turns green in Rolpa

February 7, 2018 01:54 am

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.

Yalambar Park turns into fashion ground

December 25, 2017 10:13 am

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.

Oli, Dahal to head govt 'by turns'

December 18, 2017 07:00 am

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.

College dropout turns filmmaker

December 17, 2017 10:27 am

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.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 30: Renowned actress and producer Keki Adhikari’s film ‘Kholpur Express’ was unveiled at a temple in Nepalgunj on Sunday.

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.

Kathmandu: A music video ‘Melancholy’ sung by as many as 365 Nepali artists was released amid a function at the Army Officer’s Club in Sundhara on Saturday.

BANGKOK: An advertising agency in Thailand has developed a “smart vest” that potentially could turn stray dogs into guardians of Bangkok’s streets and alleyways.

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.

TEHRATHUM, Aug 31: A sexagenarian woman sustained injuries when a passenger bus belonging to Miteri Yatayat Pvt. Ltd turned turtle at Kande along the Myanglung-Basantapur road section on Thursday.

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.

Harry Potter turns 20

June 27, 2017 17:40 pm

LONDON, June 27: After years of rejection letters, British author JK Rowling finally published the first volume of the Harry Potter saga 20 years ago, on June 26, 1997.

DANG: The world’s largest Trishul installed at Ghorai’s Pandeshwor Mandir has been attracting tourists in droves. The trident, weighing 81 quintal and 13 kilos, was inaugurated on December 14, 2014.

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.

BHAKTAPUR, April 29: The main opposition CPN-UML has refused the ruling Nepali Congress's proposal of helping to pass the constitution amendment bill.

Fire turns six houses into ashes

April 27, 2017 10:56 am

INRUWA, April 27: A fire that broke out at Harinagara rural municipality-6, Ghuski of Sunsari district turned six houses into ashes.

KATHMANDU, April 27: As the Election Commission (EC) abides by every order given by the ruling parties and the government, one finds a reason to call into question its efficacy.

LONDON, April 22:  Britain marked Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday on Friday with gun salutes, as the monarch herself enjoyed a family day and a trip to the races.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Nepathya, a popular Nepali musical group, is turning 25 on April 1.

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.

KATHMANDU, March 06: All-Nepal Asteroid Campaign 2017 launched during the period January-February has turned out to be the most successful asteroid search program in Nepal since the year 2012.

CHITWAN, March 5: A person is reported missing in the Kalimati lake of Nava – Jagriti Community Forest located at Bharatpur – 11 of Chitwan after a fishing fling turned fatal on Saturday.

Dust problem in Biratnagar turns acute

January 6, 2017 02:59 am

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.