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Politics

UCPN (Maoist) to boycott House committees

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: With the UCPN (Maoist) deciding to boycott meetings of all parliamentary committees, the deadlock over constitution making process has deepened further. A parliamentary party meeting

'Federalism with existing state structure only a conspiracy'

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: At a time when questions concerning federalism have figured hugely in the wranglings over the constitution-drafting process, the Netra Bikram

UN urges govt to punish murderer of teenage girl in Kavre

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The United Nations Human Rights Committee has urged the government of Nepal to undertake an effective and complete investigation of the facts,

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'Legal loopholes turning Nepal into pedophile heaven'

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: “He had assured me Rs 15,000 and invited me to a ‘special dinner’ at a Thamel hotel,” said Raman (name changed), a street child, during investigations against a Canadian

Innovative student Ojha ventures airplane-making

DHANGADHI, Jan 29: Yohesg Ojha, an engineering student of Dhangadhi, has made an airplane. The plane sans human being which was made using ´Python

Hazard early warning system installed in Surkhet

BIRENDRANAGAR, Jan 29: The hazard early warning system has been installed at the District Administration Office of Surkhet to impart information of possible disaster

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Business

Parliamentary panel asks govt not to enforce bio-metric medical test

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Amid controversies regarding introduction of bio-metric medical test for Nepali workers by the Malaysian government, a parliamentary panel has directed the government not to implement such test

Sports

It's official: Nepal will play WCL C'ship

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed that Nepal along with Kenya will take part in the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship -- the ICC’s one-day competition

INTERNATIONAL

Nobel laureate Charles Townes dies at 99

BERKELEY, Calif, Jan 29: Charles H. Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics who unapologetically spoke of his strong spiritual faith, has died. He was 99. Officials at the

Co-pilot at controls before AirAsia crash: Investigators

Investigators looking into the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 believed that the co-pilot was at the controls before the jet went into a dangerously fast climb, it was reported. Indonesian

North Korea 'demanded $10 billion in cash and food' for summit with South

SEOUL, Jan 29: North Korea demanded $10 billion in cash and half a million tons of food in 2009 as a precondition of holding a summit with the South, former South

The Week

Are you a smartphone addict?

Do you check your smart phone compulsively? Within an hour of getting up? And immediately within a few minutes of going to bed? Do you hear phantom rings even when your phone is lying peacefully on the bed? If yes, you may very well be a smart phone addict. Almost

The Great Debate : The Humanities vs. the Sciences

There’s a popular assumption in Nepal that good students should study Sciences while those who are academically poor should opt for the study of Humanities. That’s because Sciences are understood

Zero recognition for economic contributions

Home-Based Workers are coerced to confine themselves to small enterprises due to the lack of policies Apsara Dangol’s smug gestures hinted at

TIME - OUT

SRK first Indian to use video on Twitter

MUMBAI, Jan 29: Twitter announced sometime back that it has introduced a new feature which would allow users to capture, edit and share videos right from the Twitter

Ranbir Kapoor's look in 'Bombay Velvet' unveiled

New Delhi, Jan 28 : The makers of the upcoming movie ‘Bombay Velvet’ have revealed the first look of heartthrob actor Ranbir Kapoor in the movie. Kapoor

Gen next

Waste can be a resource

As human population multiplies worldwide, the effective management of what we dispose of is becoming increasingly important. Waste segregation, disposal and treatment are issues that are at the forefront of discussions for governments. There’s an

Babiyo rope making: New beginnings

On a recent visit to Babiyo Grass-Rope Making Enterprise in Bankasbasa, Kapilvastu, I not only saw but also heard from those who have been positively affected by the enterprise. The locals living along the highway have seen many changes in

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