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Politics

Over dozen bills likely to be shelved in parliament

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Over a dozen bills, other than those related to budget, are likely to be shelved for months as preparations are under way to prorogue the ongoing budget session within a few weeks. Parliament

Top leaders leave three-party meet

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Top-notch leaders of the three major parties, who had reached the Gokarna Forest Resort to forge agreement on contentious issues of the new statute

CPDCC gets last chance to settle contentious issues

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Constituent Assembly (CA) on Tuesday gave last deadline for the CA´s Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC)

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Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country´s worst hiking disaster left dozens dead

Relocate detention center at Hanumandhoka, directs NHRC

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday directed the government to improve the physical infrastructure of prison cells. A

One held with four kg illegal gold

TATOPANI, Oct 21: Arrests with illegal gold seems becoming daily routine at Tatopani border point. A day after police seized 13 kg gold, a person has been nabbed

Business

Nepal, India ink final PTA

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Nepal and India have signed the final Power Trade Agreement (PTA) paving the way for implementation of the agreement on power exchanges. Nepal and India had inked the preliminary

Sports

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa, Oct 21: Oscar Pistorius was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison for killing Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" the runner showed when

INTERNATIONAL

Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

HONG KONG, Oct 21: Hong Kong student leaders and government officials held talks Tuesday to end pro-democracy protests now in their fourth week even as the city´s Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness

Bombings kill 9 people in Iraqi capital

BAGHDAD, Oct 21:  Iraqi officials say two separate bombings have killed nine people in Baghdad, the latest victims in near-daily attacks that have targeted

Pakistan pulls anti-government TV channel off air

ISLAMABAD, Oct 21: An anti-government TV news channel in Pakistan was taken off air for 15 days after a high court ruled that the broadcaster was "maligning"

The Week

Windows eye-candy

Windows is a great piece of software that we all have grown accustomed to and love, and since Microsoft’s release of Windows 7, productivity and ease-of use of Windows operating systems have improved. Windows 7 is great but there are still certain

Tsho Rolpa: A fusion of nature and culture (photo feature)

Tsho Rolpa is one of the biggest glacial lakes in Nepal. Located at an altitude of 4,580 meters in the Dolakha District, this lake lies between the famous Langtang and Everest ranges. My friends

Deal on federal provinces: So near and yet so far

With leaders from various political parties of late intensifying negotiations on major contentious issues in making a new Constitution, the subject of federalism has yet again emerged as the most debated

TIME - OUT

Sonie off to Japan for Miss International 2014 pageant

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: After five months of rigorous training, Miss Nepal International 2014 Sonie Rajbhandari is leaving for Japan on Tuesday to participate in Miss

Jazz music concert commemorating Daniel Pearl

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: On Monday evening, audience present at Kamal Kunj, the residence of the US Ambassador to Nepal Peter W Bodde, grooved to the spellbinding Jazz

Gen next

A symbolic race for survival

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: To raise awareness about the importance of saving newborn lives, more than a 1,000 schoolchildren from 17 public schools in the Kathmandu Valley ran a five-kilometer race last Saturday. Organized

Copying in exams

Copying in examination has become very common these days. The 21st century, known as the age of science and technology, is the age of competition. Everybody wants to win, or become better than others. In every household, parents compel their children

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