KATHMANDU, July 22: The never-ending debate on whether animals should be held in captivity or let free has been a subject of arguments among animal rights activists, and park officials. In Nepal, the Central Zoo is the only authorized body that scrutinizes the status of animals in captivity.
KATHMANDU, June 12: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index remained volatile throughout Monday's trading session. The benchmark fell slightly in the first trading hour, but managed to pare its losses in the afternoon.
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.
SEOUL/WASHINGTON, April 29: North Korea leader Kim Jong Un has promised to close his main nuclear weapons test site in May and said he will invite South Korean and American media to witness the shutdown.
IRAQ, Nov 22: A shepherd heard the gunshots and the screaming. As Islamic State fighters executed at least 60 people at a remote military base in northern Iraq one day last year, he cowered in his home nearby, terrified. When it was safe to go out, he found piles of bodies; many of them he recognized as his neighbors. He buried them himself.
NEW YORK, Nov 21: A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer’s world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.
NEW YORK, Nov 16: A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico’s Grupo Televisa (TLVACPO.MX) and Brazil’s Globo took part in a $15 million (11.39 million pounds) bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.
KATHMANDU, March 30: While banks have heaved a sigh of relief after the regulation issued the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) allowed them to use their funds to extend credits even without getting new deposits, the real problem of 'credit crunch' is yet to go away as their deposit base has not expanded significantly.
KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Former captain of Indian national cricket team Ajay Jadeja is set to come to Nepal to witness the final match of the upcoming Everest Premier League (EPL). Former Indian batsman Jadeja will land on Kathmandu on October 1 to watch the final match of EPL at the TU cricket ground, Kirtipur two days later.