Water accounting and auditing, which are rarely done, should therefore be the starting point of any effective strategy for addressing water shortages and scarcity.

There are more Nepali artworks around the world waiting to be brought back, such as three pieces of a 300-year old ancient pauwa art stolen from Itumbahal in Kathmandu in 1979.

LONDON, Nov 8: Global coronavirus infections exceeded 50 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, with a second wave of the virus in the past 30 days accounting for a quarter of the total.

The US election’s chaos quotient

November 2, 2020 04:05 am

A highly contested election would cause further damage to America’s global image as an exemplar of democracy and the rule of law, eroding its soft power. Particularly over the past four years, the country has increasingly come to be regarded as a political basket case.

How Israel failed its Covid test

October 21, 2020 06:45 am

Israel is besieged not only by a deadly virus, but by identity politics, sectarian strife, and dishonest leadership. As the economic consequences of lockdown multiply, social and political tensions will only rise.

The key to the productivity puzzle

October 17, 2020 06:08 am

The challenge for researchers and policymakers is to understand exactly what coordination is needed to increase productivity, and what actions can achieve this.

How to end the pandemic this year

October 6, 2020 10:19 am

Increasing the production of tests and implementing a universal testing strategy could end the pandemic by year’s end, while also creating the infrastructure needed to ward off future pandemics.

Avoiding a climate lockdown

September 25, 2020 16:20 pm

As COVID-19 spread earlier this year, governments introduced lockdowns in order to prevent a public-health emergency from spinning out of control. In the near future, the world may need to resort to lockdowns again—this time to tackle a climate emergency.

WASHINGTON, July 4: Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.

NEW YORK – After the 2007-09 financial crisis, the imbalances and risks pervading the global economy were exacerbated by policy mistakes. So, rather than address the structural problems that the financial collapse and ensuing recession revealed, governments mostly kicked the can down the road, creating major downside risks that made another crisis inevitable. And now that it has arrived, the risks are growing even more acute. Unfortunately, even if the Greater Recession leads to a lackluster U-shaped recovery this year, an L-shaped “Greater Depression” will follow later in this decade, owing to ten ominous and risky trends.

The largest technical cheese, butter and yogurt competition in the world started Tuesday in Wisconsin, with a record 3,667 entries from 26 nations.

Facts about world

February 15, 2020 16:08 pm

When 174 world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on Earth Day in 2016 at the United Nations headquarters in New York, it was the largest number of countries ever to come together to sign anything on a single day.

Traveling on a student budget

January 31, 2020 12:49 pm

Many of us imagine traveling to the most exotic places of the world, alone or with friends. But sadly, as students and young people in general, though we have the time and energy to visit and explore new places, it’s the financial aspect that we often have trouble with. So, do we have to wait until we’re professionally successful to finally travel the world? Not really. There are many places around the world that are student budget-friendly, with many affordable lodging options including hostels, inexpensive local food and an overall hospitable environment for young people who want to travel. Here is a list of countries that one can easily travel to on a student budget.


December 16, 2019 17:10 pm

As a gust of wind sends the curtains flapping wildly, I wonder about our future. The future is signaling us to go back. The Future is telling us to stop where we are now. But we pretend not to hear.

One object with numerous beneficial uses

November 15, 2019 17:46 pm

Personal Computers’ (PC) are global phenomenon and these have turned the way the world operates. They have various general uses that attract a worldwide audience to use them. PC’s can be used to watch movies and other streams as well, streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Videos, and soon to come Disney plus as well as sports streams are used worldwide.

Where the world is getting warmer

When People Get Married Around the World

Where the world's indigenous people live

Some of the world’s top film makers, including two-time Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, will show their movies and hold master classes honoring the 25th Sarajevo film festival in August, the festival director said on Friday.

The most populous nations on Earth

The Forbes 2019 Billionaires List reveals who the world’s richest people are but also how the wealth of the superrich is distributed among the sexes.

MEXICO CITY, June 30: Tens of thousands of people turned out for gay pride celebrations around the world on Saturday, including a boisterous party in Mexico and the first pride march in North Macedonia’s capital.

India’s mobile-broadband subscriptions more than doubled from 218 million to 500 million between 2016 and 2018, driven by the world’s cheapest data costs and an insatiable appetite for digital services.

FUKUOKA, June 9: Group of 20 finance leaders agreed to describe trade and geopolitical tensions as “intensified” and pledged to take further action to address these economic risks, three G20 sources said as a second day of meetings got underway on Sunday.

MALE, June 9: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a global conference to tackle the threat of terrorism in the region and around the world.

World Bicycle Day

June 4, 2019 10:45 am

June 3rd marked the second celebration of The World Bicycle Day since its inception by The United Nations General Assembly on April 12, 2018, by 193 state-members as the UN Resolution.

Namita Gokhale, 63, has written 19 books, both fiction and non fiction. She is also a grandmother, publisher, and one of the founding directors of the world’s largest literature festival, the Jaipur Literature Festival, which has seen a record-breaking number of 250 to 300 thousand book lovers from all over the world.

SAN DIEGO, May 30: When she was born, the baby girl weighed about the same as an apple.

The world of Arts

May 24, 2019 11:43 am

Want to dabble in thangka painting but don’t know where to start? Or do you already have a knack for fashion designing and want to further hone your skills? Here are some colleges that offer various art courses that you could consider taking up full time or even in your spare time.

Looking at the world of a saint

May 22, 2019 12:38 pm

Whenever it is the topic about a saint, numerous questions appear inside my head. Such as; has he known the world around me, any better?

Most people think of Japan as a highly developed and prosperous country.

Miss Nepal World 2018 Shrinkhala Khatiwada inspected the health post’s construction at Tamlang Village, Makwanpur.

Planting Nepal on the web

April 26, 2019 09:51 am

When your friend says he or she just visited a wonderful, quaint village somewhere in Nepal, you will have to rely on the images and anecdotes shared by him or her as you will get absolutely no information about the place and its culture via our go-to information guy – the internet. It is alarming how little of Nepal is documented on the World Wide Web.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Phurba Tenzing Sherpa, a 13th times Everest summiteer, is launching tourism awareness drive by hoisting a flag reflecting logo of the campaign from atop the world's highest mountain. As part of the campaign, he is shedding light on the ‘Mero Gaun Mero Thau’ (My Village, My Place) campaign from the summit of Mt Everest this spring.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Many parents and students attended an award ceremony marking the global achievement of Nepali AS and A Level students for April 2019 organized by the British Council Nepal and Cambridge Assessment International Education.

NEW YORK, March 31: Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change.

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, Feb 28 : Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire briefly along the contested border in Kashmir on Thursday morning, a day after the two nuclear powers both downed enemy jets, with Pakistan capturing an Indian pilot.

Our biggest fears are often not unfounded and the threats we anticipate shape the decisions that impact our lives.

Mahesh Maharjan made us all proud as he secured gold on 10th World Bodybuilding and Physique sports Championships in 75 KG category, held in Thailand. Carrying the triangular-shaped Nepal’s flag on his shoulder during the     award ceremony, Maharjan cried with joy when Nepal’s national anthem was played.

Attires from around the world

January 11, 2019 11:03 am

Even today there are thousands of tribes across the world that live among themselves away from the rest of us. They fish, farm, make small governments to govern their populations and still live the indigenous life. Living the life that predates them by centuries, they have also retained their tribal clothing. Varying in geographies, climates and cultural standards, their attires reflect their essence as a community and the lifestyle they abide by even after hundreds of years. Modern clothing is now deriving inspiration from the colorful beads and the hand-woven fabrics these tribes have worn all these years. Because they are original and durable their usage in today’s clothing shouldn’t be a huge surprise.

Taking the world of business by storm

January 11, 2019 09:21 am

Ever noticed how the term ‘male entrepreneur’ is rarely, if ever, used anywhere. But ‘women entrepreneurs’ is something you hear of quite often. This is perhaps because even in today’s day and age there aren’t enough women business leaders in the world. And that’s true in the context of Nepal as well.

New Year around the world

December 28, 2018 09:00 am

With 2019 around the corner, you are probably anticipating a close-knit family union or maybe a night of loud music with friends for this year’s New Year celebrations. Of course, catching up with friends and family during New Year’s eve is common everywhere but some countries have given their New Year’s celebration an eccentric touch, including swaying gigantic fire balls, breaking dishes etc.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: The Welt Museum Vienna, one of the most renowned ethnographic museums in the world, is organizing an exhibition to showcase the best works of Nepali contemporary and traditional art to a worldwide audience. Nepal Art Council, a national institution founded in 1962 to promote the arts and artists of Nepal is the home-country, partner and collaborator for this project.

GENEVA, Nov 22: The U.N.’s weather organization says greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere climbed to a new record level last year, warning that “the window of opportunity” to act against climate change is nearly closed.

What if we had an everlasting life?

November 14, 2018 11:11 am

What if we had an everlasting life? No, I simply asked myself How would be the world be  If human lived forever.

What goes around comes around

October 31, 2018 12:15 pm

Do you believe in karma? Do you believe what you put across the world comes back to you? How about this statement: “ Your action towards others, affect the reaction of others on you in future.”

Oct 23: Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially opened the world's longest sea crossing bridge, nine years after construction first began.

Shadows from the past

October 3, 2018 10:56 am

Who cares if I’m not here any more? Who cares if I’m not breathing any more?

A world without borders

October 2, 2018 09:15 am

These invisible lines that mark where my country ends and yours begins. These lines where millions of people live unknown about their whereabouts. These lines where we will soon build up walls of bricks and separate brothers from their sisters. These line that invaders crossed, victory stamped on their passports. These lines are creating problems.

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September 25, 2018 18:00 pm

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