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.

Three-time minister and one-time Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pradhan, who had been admitted at the hospital after she had a brain stroke on June 6, breathed her last at 11:05 pm yesterday night, said UML Central Committee member Surya Thapa. She was 87. [More]

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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


Lawmakers trade charges over House disruption

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: As lawmakers from the ruling and opposition parties traded charges over a range of issues, parliamentary proceedings were obstructed for the eleventh time on Monday. No sooner had

Dahal agrees to Baidya's demand for rejecting parliamentary system

Agrees to five of six conditions for unification with CPN-Maoist KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Responding to CPN-Maoist´s

PSHC unanimously endorses six envoys

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: A Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee (PHSC) meeting on Monday unanimously endorsed the ambassadors recommended by the cabinet for various


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

Cost of neglecting heart

Bad eating habits and sedentary lifestyle lead to drastic rise in cardiovascular diseases KATHMANDU, Sept 23 : Last

51 snow leopards in Nepal wild: Study

RASUWA, Sept 23: A recent study has revealed that there are 51snow leopards in two national parks and three other conservation areas in Nepal. The


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


Thaulo players fight on empty stomach -- thanks to officials

INCHEON, Sept 23: Wushu players and coach expressed bitterness regarding the irresponsible attitude of officials at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea on Monday. Thaulo coach Panchaman Maharjan


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

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,

Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept 21:  Afghanistan´s two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal Sunday, capped with a hug and a handshake, three months

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"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


'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

Evergreen Narayan Gopal's Songs at 'Narayan Gopal Resurrected'

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Last Saturday, the Gothale Natak Ghar of Shilpee Theater at Battis Putali was full of the late Swor Samrat Narayan Gopal’s fans. Ankit

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Dashain fun for kids

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Festivals certainly bring a splash of color into our lives. Dashain symbolizes family time, good food, dakshina and new clothes. Children especially savor the festivities and the fun that follow

Nepali boy's drawing wins at global children's art contest

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Dhan Bahadur Bohara, 14, is one of the winners in a global children’s design competition where the theme was ‘Zero Hunger: A World without Hunger’. The competition organized



Manang out of President's Cup (with full video)


PSHC unanimously endorses six envoys


Nanda Prasad's battle for justice comes to an end


Teacher, examinees held over exam fraud


EX-King Gyanendra Shah discharged from Norvic (photo feature)



CIAA moves court against NTCL officials


Two killed in ambulance accident


One held with 1.9 kg pangolin scales


CPDCC resumes work, but sluggishly


Missing man found dead in capital


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