Nine years of Sparrow SMS

March 25, 2019 15:10 pm

SMS service provider, Sparrow SMS marked its ninth year anniversary on Sunday. In its nine years journey, the service has welcomed over 15 million users.

Being alone on a cold alien landscape may seem like a sad way to pass six years, but for the Mars Curiosity rover, it's been a brilliant stretch.

BANKE, Aug 4: Protection and conservation of wildlife continues to become a challenge in Banke national park with the East-West highway and the Sikta irrigation project canal passing through the park.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The government has forwarded ambitious plan and programs with an objective of attracting 2.5 foreign tourists within next five years.

The oceans are the planet’s most important depository for atmospheric carbon dioxide on time scales of decades to millenia.

BAJHANG, July 26: It's been seven years since a pile of illegal red sandalwood confiscated from the jungles of Bajhang have been lying idle in the warehouse of the District Forest Office (DFO).

LAMJUNG, July 25: Despite conducting enough awareness programs, around 31% of the women who come for delivery in Lamjung District Community Hospital (LDCH) are below 20 years of age.

A drug to treat malaria - the first such pill to get approval in 60 years - has been given the green light by authorities in the United States.

WASHINGTON, July 22:  It takes astrophysicist John O'Meara little time to respond to a question about NASA's most outstanding achievement.

TOKYO: July 18: The Japan Sports Council gave a progress report on the new National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, saying the project is 40 percent complete with two years to go before the opening ceremony.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Dr Govinda KC, senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), has been on fast-unto-death for 179 days in total since 2012, as of Tuesday. He has been demanding reforms in the medical sector, under different governments.

AUSTRALIA, July 12: A barista who raped a woman at her Melbourne home after they kissed in a park during a night out has been jailed for at least four years.

Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Nepal Russia Art Club, and Universal and New Summit College jointly organized an art exhibition “Russia through the eyes of Nepal”  on the occasion marking 62 years of establishment of the diplomatic relations between Nepal and Russia at Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Kamal Pokhari.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Water Supply Bina Thapa Magar has said that the government has forwarded the works to ensure clean drinking water to one and all within three years.

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LONDON, July 6: A married city worker who carried an 18-year-old woman into a dark alleyway where he raped and sexually assaulted her multiple times, has been jailed for eight years.

DHANGADHI, June 30: The second assembly meeting of the Province-7 held today has endorsed a bill prepared to implement the economic motion of the provincial government on annual budget of the fiscal year 2075-76 BS.

DAILEKH, June 28: Two much-hyped drinking water projects of Dailekh-Majhuwa and Badalamji have failed to make any progress for the last decade. With the objective of supplying drinking water to the dense and dry settlements, the government has planned to spend Rs 190 millions for these two projects.

UDAYAPUR, June 20: It has been four years since Udayapur was declared an Open Defecation Free (ODF) Zone but the locals of Musahar community living in various parts of the district have just started making and using toilets.

London, June 19: June 19 marks six years since the founder of WikiLeaks entered the building of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He hasn't stepped foot outside it since.

KATHMANDU, June 14: Lawmakers at the meeting of the House of Representatives today have drawn the attention of the government to difficulties in realizing its goal to attract 2000,000 tourists in next two years due to failure to conserve lakes.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Raj Bista today said Nepal would be rid of child labor in the next seven years.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has announced that monsoon has formally entered Nepal Friday, two days prior to the normal onset.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The four million or so denizens of Kathmandu Valley will have to put up with dust pollution for at least the next five years, thanks to the sewerage development projects and the underground installation of power lines that are to be carried out without any coordination between the different government bodies.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Although 13 years have passed since then rebels CPN Maoist bombed a public passenger bus at Badarmude of Madi in Chitwan district, the families of the victims are still waiting for justice.

In years with hotter weather pupils are likely to perform less well in exams, says a major study from researchers at Harvard and other US universities.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The government has decided to take Internet service to all local units within two years.

BAGLUNG, June 6: Long time ago, popular singer Janakavi Keshari Dharma Raj Thapa sang a song titled ‘Baglung ko bazaar, pandhernilai dukha hajar’ which  means Baglung bazar, where women faces hardships fetching water.

RAUTAHAT, June 5: Chief Minister of Province 2 Lal Babu Raut has asserted that the incumbent provincial government will remain for next five years.

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BIRATNAGAR, June 2: Situated at Morang’s Belbari, the Betana wetland is a popular tourism hub. The records of the wetland show that five hundred to eight thousand three hundred visitors visit the wetlands on a day-to-day basis contributing to its annual revenue of 15 million (sawa-crore).

A new blood test could detect symptoms of several types of cancers years before a person falls ill, scientists have said. The test is called liquid biopsy and it’s being hailed as the ‘holy grail of cancer research’.

KATHMANDU, June 1: An interactive map produced by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies shows that Nepal’s temperatures rose from -0.124 (-17.8466667 degree Celsius) degree Fahrenheit to 0.781 (-17.3438889 degree Celsius) degree Fahrenheit in 2017.

BUTWAL, May 31: Police have finally arrested all the perpetrators behind the murder and robbery which took place eight years ago in Rupandehi.

The government has also allocated budget to bring agro programs that could attract youth to agriculture. At the same time, continuity has been given to the program of providing subsidy to farmers based on production.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Today marks the 11th year of Nepal becoming a federal democratic republic country.

KATHMANDU, May 29: When the country was declared a republic, the people had high hopes that all the ills plaguing the country for centuries will be over once and for all. Although a small section of people remained skeptic about it, a majority of people simply believed in the promises made by the leaders of the then Seven Party Alliance (SPA) and the then CPN (Maoist).

Arjun Rampal and his wife of 20 years, the former supermodel Mehr Jesia, on Monday announced their separation in a statement. Their primary focus will be taking care of their two daughters, they say.

By 2035 the number of Brits with a Body Mass Index (BMI) above 40 will approach five million, a new study shows.

ACHHAM, May 25: A test flight was successfully conducted at Sanfebagar Airport in Accham that was closed for the past 13 years.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that the incumbent government will run for five years.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The government has announced that it will take initiatives to modernize and commercialize agriculture with an ambitious target to double agricultural production in next five years.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The government has expressed commitment to bring Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa within a year and Pokhara International Airport within three years.

GORKHA, May 20: A radiologist and a surgeon are two of the many specialists that Gorkha Hospital, the biggest hospital of the district urgently needs to expand its health services. While the Ministry of Health had deployed doctors and specialists six years ago, the latter are yet to arrive, largely due to “geographical remoteness and small coverage area,” according to doctors at the hospital.

RAUTAHAT, May 20: The District Court of Rautahat has announced 52 years jail term to a man for raping and killing a minor.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The Bagmati River is yet to be witnessed clean and clear despite five years' relentless efforts to clean it. The Bagmati River Cleanup Mega Campaign which was begun five years ago on the same day today has completed five years' journey but the condition is still not satisfactory and worrying.

KATHMANDU, May 18: The newly-formed Nepal Communist Party (NCP) plans to form panels to complete the unification process at the province, district and village levels.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The major communist parties of Nepal, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have merged after 54 years on Thursday. The merged communist Party of Nepal has organized a unification announcement program at Rastriya Sabha Griha on Thursday evening.

BUTWAL, May 17: The announcement for the construction of waste processing center in Siddharthanagar, the gateway to Lumbini, under the integrated city development plan in 2012, had elated the locals.