CARACAS, Aug 5: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television, officials said.
Jumla, July 8: It is already eight days since he started his latest fast-unto-death, and the pain in the chest and muscles has made it extremely difficult for him to speak or even breathe. There were two medical helpers around Dr Govinda KC on Saturday, at Karnali Institute of Health Sciences.
AMESBURY, July 5: Two British citizens are critically ill after they were exposed to Novichok, the same nerve agent that struck down a former Russian agent and his daughter in March, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday.
With a North Country native at its core, a book to be released this fall will argue that then-President Lyndon Johnson ordered the Israeli Defense Forces to attack and sink, with no survivors, the USS Liberty on June 8, 1967 in an effort to promote regime change in Egypt.
KATHMANDU, May 2: In June, 2014, the evaluation of proposals for building the Mugling-Narayanghat road section was in the final leg and the Department of Road was waiting for the final response from the World Bank, the financer of the project, to sign the contract agreement and kick start works.
WASHINGTON, March 26: Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling her story in a highly anticipated interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday.
Feb 26: The Indian film industry is collectively mourning the shocking demise of legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi, who passed away in Dubai late Saturday night. A recent report by a daily sheds some light into last moments.
LOS ANGELES, Feb 2: A shooting at a Los Angeles middle school classroom Thursday that left one boy in critical condition, injured four others and had panicked parents in tears was an accident, police said.
KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Sunday’s bitterly cold weather in the capital has set the record for the coldest day of the year so far in the Kathmandu Valley. The minimum temperature in the Valley dropped to as low as zero degree Celsius to set the record, which is already colder than the coldest day of last winter.
KHOTANG, Jan 8: Work to blacktop Mahure-Phoksingtar section of Gaighat-Diktel road is going on full swing begun. Blacktopping work had begun last year, 23 years after foundation stone for the road project was laid.
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.
HARARE, Nov 25: A Zimbabwean High Court judge has ruled that the military action leading to Robert Mugabe’s resignation was legal, a key decision as the military has sought to show that its moves were not a coup.
TEXAS, Nov 7: The gunman who slaughtered 26 people at a Texas church was able to buy weapons because the Air Force failed to report his domestic violence conviction to the federal database that is used to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers, authorities said Monday.
KATHMANDU, Nov 6: A masked man landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at 10:30 am from an Air India aircraft on Monday. Curiosity grew within the people in general at the sight of the masked man having a sturdy body. Speculations were being made that he was from a criminal background when the media persons were gathering around and firing questions at him. A huge crowd had already gathered around him.
LAS VEGAS, Oct 23: Actress Katherine Kendall, who publicly accused producer Harvey Weinstein of harassing her in his apartment in 1993, says she took time to speak out in public about the same as she feared being blacklisted in Hollywood.
KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Although the electoral alliance and the unity process among the three leftist parties – CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center), and Naya Shakti – was formally announced on Tuesday, this was in the making since a long time, particularly after the local level polls held in Province 2.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 27: Singer Fergie has revealed that she was nervous to kiss Milo Ventimiglia in the 2006 music video of her single ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’. The singer said she took a notice of the ‘This Is Us’ star on ‘Heroes’ and got him to star in the video.
VENICE, Sept 5: Music video ‘Thriller’ was not the product of a brilliant idea but was made because pop star Michael Jackson wanted to be a monster, director John Landis said at the Venice film festival on Monday.
TOKYO, Sept 3: North Korea announced it detonated a thermonuclear device Sunday in its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date, a big step toward its goal of developing nuclear weapons capable of striking anywhere in the U.S. The North called it a "perfect success" while its neighbors condemned the blast immediately.
In its 54th audit report, Office of the Auditor General had disclosed in April that controversial tax discounts of over Rs 21 billion were provided to different firms and companies by the Tax Settlement Commission (TSC) led by Lumba Dhwaj Mahat. The commission formed in 2015 had decided on the taxes worth Rs 30.52 billion and settled at Rs 9.54 billion. Erstwhile Acting Auditor General Sukadev Bhattarai Khatri took the decision to disclose the issue although they were under great pressure not to do so. The audit report has questioned the opaque tax settlement, which incurred huge loss to the government. Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has investigated the issue and has recently filed corruption cases against all three members of the TSC at the Special Court and it has sought to recover Rs 10.02 billion from each members. TSC’s member secretary Chudamani Sharma is in custody while Mahat and Umesh Dhakal are at large. Republica’s Rudra Pangeni caught up with Khatri to take insight on various aspects of controversial tax settlements. Excerpts:
WASHINGTON, July 10: Donald Trump’s eldest son said Sunday he met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the Republican nomination, hoping to get information helpful to the campaign.
CHICAGO, July 2: The 28-year-old Illinois man charged with kidnapping a Chinese scholar now believed to be dead was among a select few admitted to the University of Illinois’ highly competitive physics graduate program in 2013.
BELGRADE, April 4: Sitting out last week's Miami Open was rejuvenating for Novak Djokovic although it meant missing the chance to win a record seventh title in the tournament, Serbia's world number two said on Tuesday.
Omar Havana is a freelance photojournalist based in Cambodia. He lived in Nepal from 2014 to 2015. Omar recently published his first photography book ‘Endurance’ as a tribute to the people of Nepal after the terrible earthquakes of 2015. He presented his photography book ‘Endurance’ on March 16 to Nepal, as a part of the Kathmandu Triennial.
Here in conversation with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal, Omar talks about his experience during the earthquakes and his book ‘Endurance’.
KANCHANPUR, March 11: The Indian side had dishonored a bilateral agreement by destroying an under-construction culvert near the Nepal-India border in Kanchanpur district inviting the conflict that led to the death of a Nepali on Thursday, it has been learnt.
Veteran Nepali Congress leader Farmullah Mansoor, who was elected into the parliament from Bara district in 2013, is among the most vocal Madheshi leaders in the party. Mansoor was a key person behind the first amendment of the constitution in January, 2016. What does he make of the second constitution amendment bill? Will it pass? And what happens if it fails? The Congress Central Committee member spoke to Republica’s Biswas Baral, Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala.