KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Samrat Lama, 30, has been arrested in the United States of America on the charge of robbing a bank on Tuesday.

NEW YORK, Sept 11: Americans commemorated 9/11 Friday as a new national crisis — the coronavirus pandemic — reconfigured and divided anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances.

Is the almighty dollar slipping?

August 26, 2020 15:00 pm

NEW YORK – The recent sharp depreciation of the US dollar has led to concerns that it may lose its role as the main global reserve currency. After all, in addition to the US Federal Reserve’s aggressive monetary easing—which threatens to debase the world’s key fiat currency even further—gold prices and inflation expectations have also been rising.

WASHINGTON, Aug 20: Kamala Harris has made history night as the first Black woman to accept a spot on a major party’s presidential ticket.

NEW YORK, Aug 8: More than 160,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the United States, a Reuters tally showed on Friday, as President Donald Trump said he would unilaterally grant financial relief to Americans after talks with congressional Democrats stalled.

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Aug 4:  China vowed on Tuesday to retaliate if the United States persisted with “hostile action” against Chinese journalists who may be forced to leave in coming days if their U.S. visas are not extended.

WASHINGTON DC, July 30: One person in the United States died about every minute from COVID-19 on Wednesday as the national death toll surpassed 150,000, the highest in the world

Will the US and China go to war?

July 30, 2020 08:00 am

Notions of liberal democracy and communism-socialism have long divided mankind into opposing ideological-social, political-economic governance models and world views. Both came together to defeat the menace of political populism, economic-tribal-territorial nationalism gripping Europe around the last world wars. But the power of ideas was so strong that the division re-emerged as the Cold War soon after World War II ended. Even as Europe, the old epicenter, struggles to evolve out of the dictates of outdated ideas, elsewhere division is now resurfacing with renewed vigor as US-China tussle.

NEW YORK, July 27: The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government -- one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race.

ATLANTA, July 22: The United States reported more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time since June 10 the nation has surpassed that grim milestone, as California closed in on passing New York in total infections.

WASHINGTON, July 22:  The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday indicted two Chinese nationals over their role in what the agency called a decade-long cyber espionage campaign that targeted defense contractors, COVID researchers and hundreds of other victims worldwide.

NEW YORK, July 17: The United States shattered its daily record for coronavirus infections on Thursday, reporting more than 77,000 new cases as the number of deaths in a 24-hour period rose by nearly 1,000, according to a Reuters tally.

LONDON/OTTAWA, July 17: Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said on Thursday.

BEIJING, July 15: China said on Wednesday it was not afraid of any sanctions the United States might impose over the situation in the South China Sea, and accused Washington of stirring up trouble and destabilising the region.

WASHINGTON DC, July 15: The first COVID-19 vaccine tested in the U.S. revved up people’s immune systems just the way scientists had hoped, researchers reported Tuesday -- as the shots are poised to begin key final testing.

New York, July 12: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 3,173,212 cases of coronavirus as of Friday, an increase of 66,281 from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 811 to 133,666.

WASHINGTON DC, July 11:  New cases of COVID-19 rose by 68,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co. stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in hard-hit Florida.

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, July 8: Many U.S. colleges were scrambling on Tuesday to modify plans for the fall semester in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic a day after the Trump administration issued an order that could force tens of thousands of foreign students to leave the country if their schools hold all classes online.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Thousands of Nepali students will be impacted by the new guidelines issued by the federal immigration authorities of the United States on Monday that say international students must take classes in person to stay in the country legally.

WASHINGTON DC, July 7: International students will be forced to leave the U.S. or transfer to another college if their schools offer classes entirely online this fall, under new guidelines issued Monday by federal immigration authorities.

NEW YORK, July 5: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised its count of coronavirus cases and deaths to 57,718 new cases and 661 deaths on Saturday, taking the total to 2,789,678 cases and 129,305 deaths.

WASHINGTON, July 1: New U.S. COVID-19 cases rose by more than 47,000 on Tuesday according to a Reuters tally, the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic, as the government’s top infectious disease expert warned that number could soon double.

WASHINGTON, July 1: New U.S. COVID-19 cases rose by more than 47,000 on Tuesday according to a Reuters tally, the biggest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic, as the government’s top infectious disease expert warned that number could soon double.

LUBBOCK, TEXAS, June 27: The United States recorded 45,242 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally, bringing the total number of Americans who have tested positive to at least 2.48 million.

TULSA, Okla, June 21: President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s asked his administration to slow down coronavirus testing because robust testing turns up too many cases of COVID-19.

Several of the journalists who have been attacked by police recently are foreign correspondents working for overseas outlets.

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES, June 8: A relaxed confidence infused a new round of street protests in New York and other major cities on Sunday, a day after some of the largest demonstrations since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody unfolded with no major violence.

WASHINGTON/MINNEAPOLIS,June 2: Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful demonstrators near the White House on Monday as U.S. President Donald Trump vowed a massive show of force to end violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody.

MINNEAPOLIS, May 30: Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of a forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for a fourth straight night, as the anger stoked by the death of George Floyd in police custody spread to more cities across the U.S.

HARTFORD, May 28: The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths.

WASHINGTON, April 29: The U.S. economy shrank at a 4.8% annual rate last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic shut down much of the country and began triggering a recession that will end the longest expansion on record.

WASHINGTON DC, April 29: A Nepali died from coronavirus infection in the United States on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Mahesh Panthi living in Virginia.

NEW YORK, April 28: U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus were approaching 1 million on Tuesday, having doubled in 18 days, and made up one-third of all infections in the world, according to a Reuters tally.

USA, April 26: A 61-year-old non-resident Nepali has died of the novel coronavirus disease in the United States of America.

NEW YORK, April 24: Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the coronavirus, according to new data released Thursday. In response to the deepening economic crisis, the House passed a nearly $500 billion spending package to help buckled businesses and hospitals.

NEW YORK, April 22: U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 45,000 on Tuesday doubling in a little over a week and rising by a near-record amount in a single day, according to a Reuters tally.

UNITED STATES, April 17: Another Nepali citizen living in New York has died of coronavirus on Friday.

WASHINGTON/SYDNEY, April 15: U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday halted funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting criticism from other countries and medical experts as the global death toll mounted.

NEW YORK, April 12: Americans spent Sunday on lockdown as the U.S. toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic surpassed 20,500 deaths and more than half a million confirmed cases over the Easter weekend.

LOS ANGELES, April 2:  Four new states imposed sweeping stay-at-home directives on Wednesday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, putting over 80% of Americans under lockdown as the number of deaths and cases in the United States soared to new daily highs for the fourth day in a row.

NEW YORK, March 26: U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic topped 1,000 in another grim milestone for a global outbreak that is taking lives and wreaking havoc on economies and the established routines of ordinary life.

LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, March 20: California issued an unprecedented statewide “stay at home” order on Thursday for its 40 million residents and Washington warned Americans to return home or stay abroad indefinitely, as the number of coronavirus deaths in the country hit 200.

NEW YORK, March 16: Bars, restaurants, theaters and movie houses in New York and Los Angeles were ordered to shut down and several nations in South and Central America closed their borders in the latest moves around the world to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

KATHAMANDU, Feb 13: Nepal secured a record-breaking win by eight wickets against the United States (US) to wrap up the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-series at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The United States have lost all their wickets for just 35 runs in a match against Nepal during the final One-Day International (ODI) match of the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 trie-series being played at the TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur on Wednesday. This is the lowest total ever in the history of ODI cricket.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: All-rounder Aqib Ilyas and captain Zeeshan Maqsood produced top-notch all-round performances to help Oman national cricket team finish unbeaten in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-nation series Oman defeated the United States by 92 runs to complete its fourth win in the One-Day International (ODI) match played at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: All-rounder Aqib Ilyas and captain Zeeshan Maqsood produced top-notch all-round performances to help Oman national cricket team finish unbeaten in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tri-nation series Oman defeated the United States by 92 runs to complete its fourth win in the One-Day International (ODI) match played at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Tuesday.

Where is the world for Palestinians?

February 11, 2020 08:05 am

Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and Palestine embodies none of the ingredients of successful conflict resolution. It reads, not surprisingly, more like a real-estate transaction

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON/DUBAI, Jan 8: Iranian forces fired missiles at military bases housing U.S. troops in Iraq on Wednesday in retaliation for the U.S. killing of an Iranian general, raising the stakes in its conflict with Washington amid concern of a wider war in the Middle East.

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON, Jan 7: The United States has no plans to pull its troops out of Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, following reports by Reuters and other media of an American military letter informing Iraqi officials about re-positioning troops in preparation for leaving the country.