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Forest formula Decline in forest areas is increasingly becoming a matter of public concern in Nepal. Commercial logging, conversion of forests into cultivable land and felling trees for construction


70-year political journey ends

Popular movement commander Sahana Pradhan dies at 87 KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The 17-year-old girl who revolted against the erstwhile autocratic Rana oligarchy in 1944, a commander of the popular people´s

Vice prez leaving for Lhasa today

KATHMANDU, Sept 24 : Vice-president Parmanand Jha is leaving for Lhasa on Wednesday, leading a Nepalese delegation to participate in the First China Tibet Tourism

Both govt forces, Maoists raped women during insurgency: HRW

KATHMANDU, Sept 24 : Gayatri was a minor and secondary school student when the Maoists forcibly recruited her as a combatant to fight the "people´s war."


Cost of neglecting heart

Bad eating habits and sedentary lifestyle lead to drastic rise in cardiovascular diseases KATHMANDU, Sept 23 : Last week UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman Post Bahadur

Quarantine unhealthy goats and sheep: Activists

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Consumer rights activists have asked the government to place livestock, especially goats and sheep, being brought to the capital for Dashain

Disowned by state

Fed up with unresponsive govt, many flood victims of Bhujela are leaving homeland for good KANCHANPUR, Sept 24 : Bude Sunar and his family were very


Shopping malls lure customers with discounts, sales offers

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Shopping malls in the capital have announced various discounts and sales offers to attract festive shoppers. Major shopping destinations like the United World Trade Center (UWTC),


ICC WCL Div 3 shifted to Malaysia

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday has decided to shift the ICC World Cricket League (WCL) Division 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from Uganda and rescheduled to the event from October


Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars' orbit

NEW DELHI, Sept 23: With home-grown technology and a remarkably low budget of about $75 million, India on course to become the first nation to conduct a successful Mars mission on its first try. If

Tiger kills man in zoo

NEW DELHI, Sept 23:  A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal´s enclosure Tuesday, a

28 dead in landslides, floods in northeast India

GAUHATI, India, Sept 23: Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India´s remote northeast, officials

The Week

Badgered by books

Agatha Christie was the one who introduced me to the world of books. Before Christie, my idea of a book was Mahendramala, Gul Mohar or Fundamentals of Physics (Ninth Edition). When I finally came around to the real deal, there were two in

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

Have your say

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


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.



12 killed in jeep plunge


Final rites for late Pradhan performed with state honor


Communist leader Sahana Pradhan passes away


Nepal's new longest bridge links over 200,000 cut off by monsoon


Nepal in quarterfinals of women's cricket at Asiad



Thaulo players fight on empty stomach -- thanks to officials


CIAA moves court against NTCL officials


Two killed in ambulance accident


CPDCC resumes work, but sluggishly


One held with 1.9 kg pangolin scales


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