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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

Politics

Prez to meet Xi in March

KATHMANDU, Jan 30 : President Ram Baran Yadav and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are to meet in the last week of March. The two heads of state are to meet on the sidelines of the annual conference of the Boao

UML for talks without halting CA procedures

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: CPN-UML standing committee meeting on Thursday decided to ask the UCPN (Maoist)-led opposition alliance to sit for interparty talks to end the

Prez, PM, UML chief pay tribute to 4 martyrs

KATHMANDU Jan 30 : President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has stressed the need for promulgating a new constitution for bringing political stability and sustainable peace

Social

'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

House panel seeks info on Nepalis in Latin American jails

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Parliament’s Committee for Social Justice and Human Rights on Thursday directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to furnish details

Putalisadak-Baagbazar road expansion gathers pace

KATHMANDU, Jan 30 : Road expansion work along a busy Baagbazar-Putalisadak stretch finally seems to be gathering pace. Workers can be seen digging

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Business

Prabhu Bank to acquire ailing Grand Bank

First acquisition of a commercial bank KATHMANDU, Jan 30: In what will be the first acquisition of a commercial bank in the country, Prabhu Bank Ltd on Thursday

Sports

Yuvraj Singh joins Paras in MCC squad

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Nepal’s national cricket team captain Paras Khadka will be joined by Indian cricketer Yuvraj Sharma in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad for the Emirates Airlines Twenty20 scheduled

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

Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 29 :  An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 and wounding

Bus crashes into fuel truck in Afghanistan, 23 killed

KABUL, Jan 29 : An Afghan official says at least 23 people died and 31 were injured when a bus crashed into a fuel truck on a narrow road in southern Zabul province. Zabul´s

TIME - OUT

Sharing stories within 60 seconds

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: ‘Amurta’ by Gopal Trital won the Best Film Award at the ‘My Story, My Film: 60 Seconds Short Film Festival 2071’. The

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

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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