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Black Bazaar Market monitoring Dashain is a time when even the poor loosen their purse strings. If they have no money, they borrow or get advance

Politics

Communist leader Sahana Pradhan passes away

  KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Senior CPN-UML leader Sahana Pradhan passed away at Sanepa-based Vayodha Hospital on Monday night. She was 87. Three-time minister and one-time deputy prime minister

Final rites for late Pradhan with state honor underway

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Communist leader Sahana Pradhan’s body has been taken to Pashupati Aryaghat for final rites. Funeral rites for Pradhan are being performed

PM Koirala in good health

New York, Sept 23: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala visited the Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre here and had the health check up. As per the schedule, the

Social

Nanda Prasad Adhikari loses battle for justice

Hunger strike ends in death KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Nanda Prasad Adhikari of Phujel, Gorkha district, who had been staging a fast-unto-death at Bir Hospital for

1 killed, 2 injured in Mahottari road mishap

MAHOTTARi, Sept 23: A man has been killed and two others were seriously injured when two motorbikes collided head-on here in Bardibas of the district on Monday. Police

Traffic closure hits life in Mid, Far-West

DHANGADhI, Sept 23: Normal life in the Mid-Western and Far-Western districts has been affected due to the traffic halt called by the CPN-Maoist. The

Business

NRB mopping up another Rs 10b through 'deposit auction'

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: With liquidity problem showing no sign of subsiding, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is collecting deposit of Rs 10 billion from different banks and financial institutions (BFIs). The central

Sports

Jharana, Chahana defeats dash Nepal's medal hopes

INCHEON, Sept 23: Nepal’s medal hopes at the Asian Games were dashed on Monday as well after Jharana Gurung and Chahana Bomjan lost their respective matches in wushu. Meanwhile, national women’s shooting

INTERNATIONAL

WHO: 21,000 Ebola cases by November if no changes

LONDON, Sept 23: New estimates from the World Health Organization warn the number of Ebola cases could hit 21,000 in six weeks unless efforts to curb the outbreak are ramped up. Since the first cases

Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

WASHINGTON, Sept 23: The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose

Hong Kong students on strike in democracy battle

HONG KONG, Sept 22: Thousands of Hong Kong college and university students boycotted classes Monday to protest Beijing´s decision to restrict electoral reforms,

The Week

"I'm proud to be a Nepali"

Astha Raut’s song ‘Chaubandima Patuki Badhya Chhaina’ has earned her the award for the ‘Best Female Pop Vocal Performance’ at the 18th Hits FM Music Awards recently. Obviously, the singer is very happy about

Women and erotica : An uneasy relationship

A young lady was once reading a copy of Osho’s ‘From Sex to Superconsciousness’ which she then lent to her teacher. When her male teacher gave it back to her, it was wrapped in a newspaper. “I

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The 2014 Asian Games or the XVII Asiad is all set to officially start from today in South Korea. Nepal is taking part in 18 different events but it has already crashed

TIME - OUT

Bidding the Lit Fest goodbye with celebrity gossips and poetry

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The afternoon sessions at the backyard of Nepal Academy in Kamaladi on the concluding day of Ncell Nepal Literature Festival included ‘Celebrity

'Paper Boats', a memoir of love, launched

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: ‘Paper Boats’, chronicling the love letters and story of Indira and late Gopal Shrestha, was officially launched at Hotel Shangri-La

Gen next

Waitering, not a bad calling

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Rajan Nepal, 25, who came to Kathmandu from Dhading around seven years ago, joined OR2K Restaurant in Thamel to work as a waiter. He initially chose the job just to earn some pocket money but

Born to fly

KATHMANDU, Sept 22:  Sorika KC, 25, says she never really thought she would be an airhostess someday. An extrovert with varied interests, she had a soft corner toward social work right since her childhood.

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