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Nepal elected chair of SAARC Standing Committee

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The 41st Session of SAARC Standing Committee started in Kathmandu this morning. Foreign Secretaries

Preparations complete for SAARC retreat

BANEPA, Nov 22: All preparations for retreat of the Heads of State and Governments at Dhulikhel in course of SAARC Summit have been completed. According

SAARC Programming Committee recommends scraping 3 centers

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: A meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Programming Committee that started here on Saturday ahead of the 18th

Politics

PM Modi won't visit other places in Nepal during SAARC Summit: India

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Indian side has cleared the air that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not visit any other places in Nepal during his visit for the SAARC summit in Kathmandu scheduled for 26-27 November. Syed

NC, UML intending to dissolve CA: Dahal

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has accused Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML of hatching conspiracies to dissolve the Constituent Assembly

Chand faction appears at CPN -Maoist plenum

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The plenum meeting of CPN-Maoist central committee that kicked off Sunday is also being attended by the dissenting faction of party Secretary

Social

Photo story : Kathmandu gets a facelift

This year, Kathmandu will be hosting the SAARC Summit for the first time in 12 years, and with the date fast approaching, Kathmandu is shedding its old skin and donning a fresh new one. Thousands of construction workers are toiling hard day and night

Bheri bus plunge: Four more dead bodies found

JAJARKOT, Nov 23: Dead bodies of four more people missing in the Bheri River bus plunge have been recovered. Earlier, five dead bodies were found.

Necessary preparations for welcoming Sri Lankan President over

LUMBINI, Nov 23: All necessary preparations for Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa´s Lumbini visit that is going to take place on the eve of SAARC 18th

Business

Cross-border transmission line master plan within six months

KATHMANDU, Nov 22 : Nepal and India have agreed to prepare a master plan for development of cross-border transmission line within six months. The meeting of Joint Steering Committee (JSC) between the

Sports

Mamata's heroics guide Janakpur to title

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Mamata Chaudhary’s half-century guided Region No 7 (Janakpur) to the title of the Wai Wai U-19 Women’s National Cricket Tournament on Friday. Janakpur, winner of the 2012

INTERNATIONAL

Homes collapse, 39 injured in Japan earthquake

TOKYO, Nov 23: Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central Japan area that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics. More

Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Nov 23: The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village. Muhammed

Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements

KABUL, Afghanistan, nov 23: Afghanistan´s parliament has approved a bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington allowing international troops

The Week

Passion for fashion

With one lady dressed in a bright gold coat, another in a crop top and sharp blazer, and another one sporting golden chandelier earrings, they are easily the most fashionable group at the table. Perfectly accessorising themselves—one of them wears

Unregistered wildlife trophies creating potential illegal market

A few months ago, 40 year old Basanta Maharjan (name changed) of Bhaktapur was arrested by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) while trying to sell an ivory statue in the market. During the investigation,

Electoral model becomes more vital

With the January 22 deadline for the Constituent Assembly (CA) to promulgate a new Constitution approaching fast, leaders of major political parties are indulged in bitter disputes in regard to the CA´s

TIME - OUT

Exposing modern-day slavery in pictures

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Award-winning American photographer Lisa Kristine’s photo exhibition ‘Enslaved’ is currently on display at Siddhartha Art Gallery

Byakul Maila to receive lifetime monthly allowance

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Byakul Maila, lyricist of our national anthem ‘Sayaun Thunga Phoolka Hami’, will be getting a lifetime monthly allowance of Rs 25,000.

Gen next

Studying abroad versus studying in the country

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: You no longer feel surprised if you hear about a friend or relative going abroad for higher education. A better education system, independence and exposure to cultural diversity, among others,

His life is wrecked, but he chooses to fight

It was a fine morning, and as always, I was rushing to college. Suddenly, I noticed something unusual 15 meters ahead. It was a boy. But the way he walked was unusual. His legs dragging, his hands half paralyzed, with a faint emotion on his

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