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Scientists discover first Earth-sized planet that could support life

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LOS ANGELES , April 18: Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that´s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it´s not too hot and not too cold for life.

The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system. [More]

  EXTRACTS Of characters and their stories  
  BY DIYA MASKEY  
 
I haven’t finished reading the book yet. It’s a brilliant autobiography of a famous Norwegian actor and film director written a quarter of a century ago. But these two lines immediately managed to capture my interest since they are right at the beginning of the autobiography. These words seem simple and they have been written matter-of-factly. And yet, at the same time, as a woman, I feel the pain concealed beneath them.

No matter how modern or progressive we become, there’s this invisible boundary that always tethers a woman to a position beneath a man. And this is true even in the context of the most developed nations in the world. And I have personally experienced the small, seemingly insignificant things that may otherwise pass unnoticed but are actually nuances of the discriminatory attitude that the society still holds for its female members.

 
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    KATHMANDU, April 17
    : The Nepali private sector’s long wait to go around the globe to invest looks likely to be ending soon.
    Divergent views amongst the professional and private sector bodies have helped put a proposed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy that also has provisions for ‘outward investment by Nepalis’ on ice for about a year.

    However, with a change in leadership at the private sector’s apex umbrella organization -- the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) -- led by its newly elected president Pradeep Jung Pandey, the policy has received a shot in the arm as Pandey has clearly articulated that he favors the policy. “The policy allows Nepalis to show their expertise abroad in their respective sectors and can also bring better payoffs.”   [More]
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