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Four SAARC members for environment and disaster management committee

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: SAARC General Secretary Arjun Bahadur Thapa has said that the meetings held in preparation

PM Koirala to inaugurate the 18th SAARC Summit

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Prime Minister of the SAARC host country, Sushil Koirala, will inaugurate the 18th SAARC Summit on November 26. Prime Minister Koirala

Nepal elected chair of SAARC Standing Committee

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The 41st Session of SAARC Standing Committee started in Kathmandu this morning. Foreign Secretaries from SAARC member countries led their delegation

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

Politics

8 yrs after CPA, key tasks of peace process still pending

Dispute resolution body remains unable to meet KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Even as the signing of the historic Comprehensive Peace Accord-2006 marks its eighth anniversary

Security preparations over for SAARC summit

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The necessary security arrangements for the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit being held on 26-27 November

Land revenue officer arrested for graft

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has detained Non-gazetted 2nd class officer Bhavakrishna Bhattarai at Land Revenue

Social

Absence of VDC secretaries hits Kailali squatters hard

DHANGADHI, Nov 22: After he could not find the secretary of the Village Development Committee (VDC) at the office in his village, Dumti Bahadur Chaudhary, a local of Gadariya VDC-5 in Kailali district, rode his

Man held for uploading video on porn site

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: A 27-year-old IT student was arrested on Friday on the charge of uploading a video and photos on a porn site showing his female friend in vulgar

TU results out

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The results of the examinations of the BA 1st year (three-year course) held from mid-September to mid-November this year by the Office of the

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

Police find mom of baby abandoned in Sydney drain

SYDNEY, Nov 23 :  Police in Australia were questioning a 20-year-old woman whose newborn baby was found Sunday abandoned in a drain near a Sydney freeway. The

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

The Week

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

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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