KATHMANDU, Aug 1:  A senior leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India has suggested to Nepal to pursue a “Look South” policy in its foreign policy orientation keeping in view the "immense benefit" Nepal can reap from India, India Ocean and beyond.

ANKARA, July 31: By floating the idea of Turkey joining BRICS, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to diversify Ankara's foreign policy, with its EU membership bid long stalled and relations with the US on the rocks, analysts told RT.

MADRID, July 29: Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno stressed the need on Saturday to find a solution to the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange which would protect his rights and would not create problems for Ecuador.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), has demanded the post of either speaker or deputy speaker in parliament.

July 24:  Jose Mourinho believes the World Cup environment helped bring out the best in Paul Pogba and the Manchester United manager wants the France midfielder to show the same focus and intensity at the Premier League club.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Instead of addressing the demands raised by Dr Govinda KC, the senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on the 18th day of his fast-unto-death, the government seems only interested in bringing him to Kathmandu.

CHESHIRE, July 11: The UK's Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has announced that she intends to fine Facebook up to £500,000 (US$664,000) over the Cambridge Analytica Scandal, in which the social media giant failed to safeguard user's information.

Nepal golfer Pratima Sherpa grew up around golf, literally. The 17-year-old lives with her parents in a maintenance shed at the Royal Nepal Golf Club.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang who is also an ex-officio member of the Judicial Council (JC) said on Sunday that the government wants to slash the number of positions of judges.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has decided to seek additional six months to hold its general convention after the Election Commission (EC) wrote on Thursday to hold the party's general convention by July 14.

SYDNEY, April 3: Bans handed to Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should be reduced, the Australian cricketers' union said today, arguing the punishment was disproportionate to previous ball-tampering cases.

What EU wants

March 28, 2018 01:00 am

Nepal is a home to more than 100 ethnic communities, multiple castes and languages. Why should EU always target Khas Arya?

KATHMANDU, March 27: Leaders of the CPN (Maoist Center) have said that the party is in no hurry to wrap up the ongoing merger with the UML until issues pertaining to party statute, organization and ideology are settled.

KATHMANDU, March 20: Newly appointed Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Sher Bahadur Tamang on Monday demanded that the property details of judges should be made public.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: Nepali Congress lawmaker Gagan Thapa has said that the incumbent government should be accountable towards the public if it fails to fulfill its plans and projects mentioned in the manifestos unveiled during the election.

What Putin wants in Syria

March 5, 2018 00:30 am

The entire intervention in Syria, including the mercenaries, has been primarily about defending Russian national interests

March 2: Ed Sheeran is reportedly planning to take his upcoming wedding to the next level.

Despite a series of modifications being made in the controversial film'Padmavati' including its renaming as 'Padmavat', theKarni Sena on Friday again raised a demand for a complete ban on film. Speaking to media in Jaipur, Karni Sena observer Lokendra singh Kalvi said that filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali should forget dreaming about the film's release.

The Chile international will be available on a free transfer at the end of the season once his contract with the Gunners expires. City came close to signing Sanchez for £60 million in the closing stages of the summer transfer window but Arsenal pulled the plug on the deal as they were unable to sign a replacement in time

ROLPA, Dec 22: Ganga Oli, the wife of Bir Bahadur Khatri, the chairperson of Sukidaha Rural Municipality, died during the Maoist insurgency. His relative Dev Bahadur Oli also met the same fate. Now, when the renaming of the rural municipality is under consideration, Khatri wants it to be named after his dead wife and relative. He has proposed to rename the rural municipality as 'Ganga Dev Rural Municipality'.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 14 : Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has stressed that the security bodies be extra vigilant henceforth to prevent attacks on the election candidates from repeating, saying the incidents of attacks on candidates comprise a serious lapse on their part.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has petitioned the Supreme Court to vacate its stay order against cancellation of the affiliation granted to Kathmandu National Medical College (KNMC).

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: After the government failed to take serious measures to bring the Medical Education Act as per the recommendations of the Mathema report, Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), launched his 13th fast-unto-death Thursday. Dr KC has also demanded the sacking of Dr Ramakanth Makaju, vice-chancellor of Kathmandu University, and KU Dean Dr Rajendra Koju, accusing them of involvement with the medical mafia.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: After the government failed to take serious measures to bring the Medical Education Act as per the recommendations of the Mathema report, Dr Govinda KC, professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), launched his 13th fast-unto-death Thursday. Dr KC has also demanded the sacking of Dr Ramakanth Makaju, vice-chancellor of Kathmandu University, and KU Dean Dr Rajendra Koju, accusing them of involvement with the medical mafia.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Parliament's Industry, Commerce and Consumer Rights Protection Committee has concluded that the leadership of the Ministry of Supply, the Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) and other officials were involved in embezzling millions while buying land for  NOC, and has recommended legal action against all those involved in the scam.

Kanye West wants to end feud with Jay-Z

September 11, 2017 09:10 am

LOS ANGELES, Sept 11: Rapper Kanye West has reportedly reached out to rapper Jay-Z to mend their friendship.

MUMBAI, August 26: She is a successful producer, entrepreneur, interior designer, mother of three children and wife of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. Gauri Khan says filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, impressed by her work, has urged her to design film sets and turn art director.

EC wants poll laws without delay

August 26, 2017 02:37 am

KATHMANDU, August 26: Concerned over the delay in promulgating electoral laws, the Election Commission (EC) has asked the government to clear legal hurdles for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections without further delay.

KATHMANDU, August 25: Former health minister and parliament member Gagan Thapa registered a motion of public interest in parliament on Thursday, demanding that the prime minister cancel the affiliation issued by Tribhuvan University (TU) to Kathmandu National Medical College (KNMC).

SWANSEA, August 9: Swansea City must build on their strong finish to the last Premier League campaign when they kick off their new season with a trip to Southampton on Saturday, defender Angel Rangel has said.

CHENGDU (SICHUAN), Aug 8: China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co Ltd (CREEC), which is involved in the engineering survey and design of world's one of the most difficult railway lines -- Sichuan-Tibet railway, has expressed its interest to take part in survey and design of a cross-border railway link construction project between Nepal and China.

LONDON, August 2: Ben Stokes is flattered by comparisons with former England captain Andrew Flintoff but would prefer forging his own path while helping his team win more matches, the all-rounder has said.

KATHMANDU, July 23: International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed positive intuitions on the progress made by advisory committee regarding the reinstatement of Nepal’s membership as an associate.

MUMBAI, July 13: Sonam Kapoor may soon officially tie her knots with long term boyfriend Delhi-based businessman Anand Ahuja.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The United Kingdom (UK) has called on all stakeholders to create necessary conditions to allow the people of Provinces 1, 5 and 7 to exercise their right to vote, peacefully, in Nepal‘s second round of local elections on 28 June.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Reactive Monitoring mission of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has asked the committee to place the cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley in the danger list in view of the government's failure at timely reconstruction of heritage sites  damaged by earthquake in 2015. Inclusion in the list means the heritage sites concerned  might loose their world heritage status.

Belgium striker Michy Batshuayi is concerned that his lack of playing time at Chelsea could derail his hopes of playing at next year's World Cup finals.

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli hopes his team can emulate La Liga giants Barcelona's "collective" approach in extracting the best out of Lionel Messi.

Leicester City's Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez has announced he wants to leave the 2016 Premier League champions, according to a statement reported by British media on Tuesday.

What China wants

May 29, 2017 00:35 am

Never in their over 3,000 years of written history have the Chinese aspired to rule over distant lands

KATHMANDU, May 15: While thanking all voters and candidates taking part in the local level polls on Sunday, the main opposition party, CPN-UML, has asked the Election Commission to make re-polling arrangements in places where election booths were captured and voters were put under threat.

ITAHARI, May 11: A 106-year-old man of Morang district is keeping his fingers crossed with hopes of casting vote in the upcoming elections one last time before his ailing health fails him.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Family and supporters honored Sunday the 85-year-old climber who died attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to scale Mount Everest, while Nepali officials stressed the need to limit the age for such a daunting physical challenge.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The Election Commission (EC) has asked the Ministry of Education (MoE) to close the educational institutions for seven days -- from May 8 to 14 -- for facilitating the first phase of the local elections.

Rishi Kapoor wants Kapil Sharma and Sunil Grover to patch up. The veteran actor urged both comedian-actors to bury the past hatchet.

Republica talked to Sean Lee, product director of Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions with LG Electronics Singapore and Virendra Rana, senior manager of Air Conditioning and Energy Solution with LG Electronics Singapore, to know more about ‘Multi V IV’ air conditioners. Excerpts:

KATHMANDU, March 28: A visiting Zimbabwean minister has said that African country wants to learn from Nepal to organize remittances inflow to improve its GDP.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat, who accompanies Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on his official visit to China, has viewed that Nepal wants to get as much as benefits from the One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative proposed by China.

Sona Thapa, 19, was excited that night to watch the match between Barcelona and PSG. She hadn’t forgotten the pain she felt the last time when Barcelona was defeated by PSG. She was sure that Barcelona would play well this night to make her forget the pain of last week’s defeat.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has asked France coach Didier Deschamps for an explanation on why he was not selected for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.