The idea of universal basic income is catching on in the wealthy, oil-exporting Arabian Peninsula, a region where conditions for introducing a universal cash-grant system are more favorable.

The logic of Sino-Western détente

October 14, 2020 05:55 am

It seems only reasonable that we should adopt a broader “optimization framework” for understanding and managing relations between China and the West.

Pharaoh-friendly West

March 13, 2019 00:30 am

In the land of the pharaohs, presidents tend eventually to become enthralled by myths touting their longevity, infallibility, and even divine right to rule

JORDAN, July 22: Provocations by Israeli settlers in occupied Palestine happened days after Israel approved the nationality bill, which reiterates Jewish supremacy.

DIPAYAL, July 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's visit to China in June had elated residents of Province 7. They hoped that the visit would be able to make some headway in implementing the West Seti Hydropower Project.

RAQQA, July 10: Scores of corpses are still being dug up from the ruins of Raqqa, one year after its US-backed liberation from IS, but the West is seemingly in no rush to help the community recover. RT takes a look at the city’s plight.A

KATHMANDU, June 27: Works on two important hydropower projects -- West Seti and Budhigandaki-- have failed to gain momentum despite the government commitment to harness hydropower potentials by building reservoir-based plants.

RUKUM, June 22: A passenger bus met with an accident at Rukumkot, the district headquarters of Rukum East, this morning, leaving 10 people injured; six severely.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has said that it was holding deliberations with China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) regarding the financial viability of the West Seti Hydropower Project (750 MW).

DANG, May 30: A diarrhea epidemic broke out at various parts of Shantinagar Rural Municipality- 3 and 4 in west Dang since last Saturday appears that it is gradually coming under control.

DANG, May 28: A diarrhea epidemic broke out at various parts of Shantinagar Rural Municipality- 3 and 4 in west Dang has come under control.

From east to west

May 18, 2018 09:49 am

In October 2017, armed with a sleeping bag, a medical kit, a pair of sandals, two trousers and three t-shirts in her travel bag and a map in her hand, 24-year-old Melina Rai was all set to trek from Khaptad National Park to Rara. The best thing, she says, was that she was going alone. She confesses that she lacked a proper plan but was determined to explore and enjoy the far western region of Nepal.

RUKUM, May 7: With the objective of protecting Yarsa, a valuable herb with aphrodisiac function, from extinction, the Yarsa   Management Committee (YMC) in the district has banned picking Yarsa in Syalkhadi of Athbiskot Municipality-2 for the next three years.

April 15:  West Bromwich Albion can expect a difficult test against a Manchester United attack that boasts plenty of pace and power, goalkeeper Ben Foster said ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash at Old Trafford.


NAWALPARASI, April 1: The Parasi-based district prison of western Nawalparasi has seen trouble with the adjustment of higher number of jailbirds beyond its capacity.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Afghanistan completed a remarkable comeback in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers to seal their place in ICC World Cup set to be hosted by England in 2019.

WASHINGTON, March 15: A U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed Wednesday off the coast of Key West, Florida, killing its two crew members.

LONDON, March 11: Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United beat their arch-rivals Liverpool 2-1 in a highly-charged derby on Saturday to consolidate second place in the Premier League table.

Will China out-innovate West?

March 11, 2018 00:47 am

From the early nineteenth century to the early twentieth century, Western countries attributed their economic growth to the discoveries of “scientists and navigators.” A country needed only the “zeal” to develop “obvious” commercial applications, and build the facilities to meet demand for new products.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Investment Board Nepal (IBN) has formed a seven-member panel to study and recommend measures to sort out the issues arising in the development of West Seti Project, a reservoir project of 750 MW.

18 soldiers killed in West Afghanistan

February 24, 2018 18:05 pm

KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb 24:  An Afghan official says at least 18 soldiers have been killed after their checkpoint came under attack by Taliban insurgents in western Farah province.

PYONGYANG, Feb 16: Roared on by a home crowd, South Korea’s Yun Sung-bin made history today. In an event that until now had been dominated by Western athletes, he became the first Asian to win gold in skeleton at the Winter Olympics.

LONDON, Feb 13: Two goals from Belgian wizard Eden Hazard and another by Victor Moses earned Chelsea a 3-0 home win over struggling West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday, easing pressure on coach Antonio Conte following two defeats for the champions.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Fearing further delays in the project execution, locals of far-western region have demanded that the government takes a concrete decision on West Seti hydroelectricity project.

LONDON, Jan 28: Wigan Athletic pulled off the big shock of the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday as the team from the third-tier of English football knocked out Premier League West Ham United 2-0 with a famous double from their cult hero Will Grigg.

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, New Zealand, Jan 1: The West Indies won the toss and chose to bowl Monday in the second Twenty20 cricket international against New Zealand at Bay Oval.


Wild West Nepal

December 21, 2017 07:38 am

Wandering beyond the wild west Into the woods, land rests

Janardan Sharma wins in Rukum West

December 8, 2017 22:18 pm

RUKUM, Dec 8: CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Janardan Sharma has secured victory for House of Representatives from Rukum West.

Nepali doctors who plagiarized a Nigerian research paper and published it as a report relating to western Nepal have expressed regret for their misdeed and promised not to repeat it.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) and Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) have signed an agreement to jointly invest in the West Seti Hydropower project.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov 13:  An Afghan official says a Taliban attack in western Farah province has killed eight police officers.

NEPALGUNJ, Nov 7: Election campaigning by political parties has made Surket-based journalist Maya Thapa busy doing voice-overs for the social media publicity material of election candidates.

LONDON, Nov 5: Liverpool cranked up the pressure on West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic with a 4-1 win at the London Stadium, while Burnley’s remarkable start to the Premier League season continued thanks to a 1-0 victory at Southampton on Saturday.

SYDNEY, Oct 30: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle won a defamation case against an Australian media company in the New South Wales Supreme Court on Monday over an alleged incident during the 2015 World Cup.

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.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, August 31: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said the four-lane bridge to be constructed over the Mahakali River would bring change not only in the far west but to the entire nation.

CoAS inspects Far West Division

August 26, 2017 19:27 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Chief of Army Staff  (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri has inspected  Sangram Shardul Company based in Bajhang district and Shree Samarjit Company based in Bajhang under Far West Division on Saturday.

MUMBAI, July 14: Leading West Indies cricketers such as Chris Gayle and Sunil Narine could soon return to the national one-day international side as a long-running pay saga appears to be finally showing signs of reaching a conclusion.

KINGSTON, July 7: An unbeaten century from captain Virat Kohli and a half-century by Dinesh Karthik steered India to a comfortable eight-wicket win over West Indies in their fifth one-day in international on Thursday, sealing a 3-1 series victory.

ANTIGUA, July 3: West Indies captain Jason Holder took five wickets as they beat India by 11 runs in a low-scoring one-day international on Sunday.

DARJEELING, June 12: Nepali-speaking community in Darjeeling has been on a warpath over the West Bengal government’s decision to include Bengali language as a compulsory text in schools’ curriculum.

LOS ANGELES, June 11: Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his publicist Molly Schoneveld said Saturday.

West into PM Cup semis

June 1, 2017 20:35 pm

KATHMANDU, June 1: An impressive bowling from Bipin Khatri and Lal Adhikari helped the Western Region thrash Mid-western Region by nine wickets and reach the semifinals of the ongoing 1st Prime Minister Cup One Day National Cricket Tournament on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 31: Western Region kept its semifinal hope alive in the 1st Prime Minister Cup One Day national Cricket Tournament beating Central Region by 95 runs in its second group stage match on Wednesday.

Recent terrorist attacks against the West

KATHMANDU, May 24: Spinner Sushil Kandel took a five-wicket haul to help Nepal Police Club (NPC) register a seven-wicket win over the Far- Western Region in the ongoing 1st Prime Minister Cup One Day National Cricket Tournament on Wednesday.

LONDON, May 6: After Chelsea's path to the Premier League title was cleared, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was left frustrated, bewildered and hurt.

Infographics: Media in Far West

March 23, 2017 00:05 am

Media in Far West