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NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data

A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones.... Read More »

KATHMANDU:  Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company, the contractor for the electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical works for the Chameliya Hydropower Project, has agreed to advance the completion deadline by one month. This means the... Read More »

KANCHANPUR:  As many as 35 swamp deer would be translocated to the Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park from Shuklaphanta National Park of Kanchanpur district. At least 25 swamp deer, including 20... Read More »

BHAKTAPUR:  President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday visited the local Durbar Square site where there are different heritages enlisted in the world heritage site. President Bhandari inquired about the progress of the reconstruction... Read More »

SEOUL:  North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in... Read More »

Woman Everester Lhakpa Sherpa eyes eighth ascent from Tibet
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Woman Everester Lhakpa Sherpa eyes eighth ascent from Tibet

KATHMANDU:  A record holder woman climber from Nepal left for Tibet on Saturday to climb the world’s highest peak for the eighth time. Before leaving for Tibet, 44-year-old Lhakpa Sherpa said she wants... Read More »


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Shuklaphanta Swamp deer to be translocated to Chitwan and Bardia

Shuklaphanta Swamp deer to be translocated to Chitwan and BardiaKANCHANPUR:  As many as 35 swamp deer would be translocated to the Chitwan National Park and Bardiya National Park from Shuklaphanta National Park of Kanchanpur district. At least... Read More »

Nepal-China joint military training concludes

Nepal-China joint military training concludesKATHMANDU:  The first-ever joint military training held between Nepal Army (NA) and People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China concluded on Tuesday. Lieutenant General Baldev Raj Mahat concluded the... Read More »

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NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data

NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data

A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on... Read More »

Missing Taiwanese couple found: man alive, woman dead

Missing Taiwanese couple found: man alive, woman dead

DHADING:  A Taiwanese couple was found 47 days after they went missing while trekking at Rubi Valley... Read More »

Chameliya hydel project to come online a month ahead of schedule

Chameliya hydel project to come online a month ahead of schedule

KATHMANDU:  Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company, the contractor for the electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical works for the... Read More »

Shuklaphanta Swamp deer to be translocated to Chitwan and Bardia

Shuklaphanta Swamp deer to be translocated to Chitwan and Bardia

KANCHANPUR:  As many as 35 swamp deer would be translocated to the Chitwan National Park and Bardiya... Read More »

Nepali woman kidnapped, gang-raped in Haryana

Nepali woman kidnapped, gang-raped in Haryana

KATHMANDU:  A Nepali woman has been kidnapped and gang-raped in Jind district of Haryana. 20 years old... Read More »

UML continues obstruction over decision to increase local levels

UML continues obstruction over decision to increase local levels

KATHMANDU:  The main opposition CPN-UML obstructed the Parliament on Wednesday also, protesting the government’s decision to increase... Read More »

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North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

SEOUL:  North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, as two Japanese navy ships joined a US carrier group for exercises in the western Pacific. US President Donald Trump ordered the USS Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail to waters off the Korean...

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North Korea says ready to strike US aircraft carrier

Economy to grow by nearly 7pc this fiscal

KATHMANDU:  The country’s economy is expected to grow by 6.94 per cent in this fiscal due to improved agriculture production, rise in manufacturing output along with regular supply of electricity, low base of last fiscal, and a low number of strikes and bandhs, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) said in its preliminary growth forecast...

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Economy to grow by nearly 7pc this fiscal

Chauraha won the first Dhangadi Premier League title

DHANGADI:  Paras Khadka led-Dhangadi Team Chauraha has won the first Dhangadi Premier League title defeating Biratnagar Kings by 62 runs. In the final match played on Saturday at SSP Cricket Ground, Biratnagar Teams was all out in 97 runs in 18.1 over. With the target of 160 runs set by Team Chauraha, Sharad Veswakar-led Biratnagar...

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Chauraha won the first Dhangadi Premier League title

People magazine names Julia Roberts ‘World’s Most Beautiful’

LOS ANGELES:  Julia Roberts is more than just a “Pretty Woman.” People magazine has named her the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for a record fifth time. The magazine announced Roberts’ selection on Wednesday. The 49-year-old actress has previously claimed the cover spot in 2010, 2005, 2000 and 1991. Roberts, who won an Academy Award for...

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People magazine names Julia Roberts ‘World’s Most Beautiful’

The Old Man and the Road

KATHMANDU:  Five decades ago, a young Pasang Sherpa  reached Lukla airport. He was glad to find work there as a trekking guide. But the foreigners whom he met were not all praise. They  had their complaints. The trekking routes were like death traps. They would take forever passing through the narrow pathways. They hardly ever...

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The Old Man and the Road

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Devotees thronging at Matatirtha on Matatirtha Aunsi

Devotees thronging at Matatirtha on Matatirtha Aunsi

KATHMANDU:  Devotees have started thronging at the Matatirtha pond at Chandragiri Municipality from early morning today on the occasion of the Matatirtha Aunsi. Matatirtha Aunsi is marked as the Mothers... Read More »

Quake victims still languishing in makeshift camps

Quake victims still languishing in makeshift camps

KATHMANDU:  Exactly two years ago, the Gorkha earthquake had destroyed more than half a million homes and damaged a quarter million more,... Read More »

Health Ministry seeks clarification from Manipal Hospital

Health Ministry seeks clarification from Manipal Hospital

KATHMANDU:  The Ministry of Health has asked for a clarification with Pokhara-based Manipal Teaching Hospital for failing to provide medical treatment to... Read More »

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Climbers in camp rotation see trash “here and there” on Everest

Climbers in camp rotation see trash “here and there” on Everest

  KATHMANDU:  Mountaineers who reached the higher camps during their “rotation practice” on Mt Everest shared that the world’s highest mountain is... Read More »

Terror-struck adventure tourism registers sharp decline in Pakistan

Terror-struck adventure tourism registers sharp decline in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD:  Once thriving, adventure tourism in northern Pakistan has seen a sharp decline over the past four years. Since 2013, an additional... Read More »

Missing Taiwanese couple found: man alive, woman dead

Missing Taiwanese couple found: man alive, woman dead

DHADING:  A Taiwanese couple was found 47 days after they went missing while trekking at Rubi Valley in Dhading district. A rescue team found missing Tiwanese Liang Sheng-yu alive, and... Read More »

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Chameliya hydel project to come online a month ahead of schedule

KATHMANDU:  Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company, the contractor for the electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical works for the Chameliya Hydropower Project, has agreed to advance the completion deadline by one month. This means the 30 MW hydropower plant in the Far Western Region will come online a month earlier in November. According to the Nepal Electricity...

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Chameliya hydel project to come online a month ahead of schedule

With heritage reconstruction efforts stuttering, locals seize initiative for Kasthamandap rebuild

KATHMANDU:  In light of the government’s lethargic response to the rebuilding of heritage sites destroyed by the 2015 earthquake, locals launched a campaign to rebuild the iconic Kasthamandap through a community initiative that will prioritise the use of local resources and traditional building methods. Organising a ceremonial oath at 11:56 am on Tuesday, exactly two...

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With heritage reconstruction efforts stuttering, locals seize initiative for Kasthamandap rebuild

A sit-down with Madame President in the context of Int’l Women’s Day

KATHMANDU:  President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said women’s movement in Nepal has a strong foundation. As a result of the relentless struggle of the Nepali women taking place in the country since a century for equal (parallel) rights as men, presently women occupy three key posts of the state and the President likes to call...

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A sit-down with Madame President in the context of Int’l Women’s Day

Two years on, few cheer, many groan as Nepal quake reconstruction limps on

GIRANCHAUR, NEPAL:  Giranchaur is the picture perfect village. Children play on slides and swings in a small park which sits adjacent to rows of neatly built concrete houses with blue corrugated-iron roofs, complete with solar panels. Elderly residents tend to vegetables in tiny kitchen gardens, watering their plants from the piped clean water supply. Yellow...

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Two years on, few cheer, many groan as Nepal quake reconstruction limps on

NASA launches super balloon to collect near space data

A stadium-sized pressure balloon launched by NASA in New Zealand began collecting data in near space on Wednesday, beginning a 100-day planned journey after several launch attempts were thwarted by storms and cyclones. The balloon, designed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to detect ultra-high energy cosmic particles from beyond the galaxy as...

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