Chitwan elephant fest slated to start Dec 26
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Chitwan elephant fest slated to start Dec 26

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The 11th edition of the Chitwan Elephant Festival is scheduled to be held in Sauraha from December 26-30 on the occasion of Christmas and New Year 2015. The festival is aimed... Read More »

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The United States and Cuba announced Wednesday that they have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, in a move to end more than half a century of estrangement between the two countries.... Read More »

Nepal to be part of Silk Road Economic Belt
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Nepal to be part of Silk Road Economic Belt

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal has signed in an agreement with China to be a part of the Silk Road Economic Belt. A four-point agreement to this effect was signed during a Nepal-China Inter-governmental Business... Read More »

Upper Mustang (Photo feature)
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Upper Mustang (Photo feature)

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Far away from the political mess of the Republican setup in the capital, the Raja of Mustang (Lo Manthang) rules over his people as ever unconcerned about the outside world. The... Read More »

Bhachek Bazaar of Gorkha as it glows in the sunshine on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Weather is clear in this settlement of tourist attraction now. Prasanna Pokhrel/RSS... Read More »

1,500 Nepalis leave daily for foreign jobs
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1,500 Nepalis leave daily for foreign jobs

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Due to not getting employments within the country, more than 1,500 Nepalis are bound to leave the country daily for foreign jobs. As per the data maintained by the Foreign Employment... Read More »

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Export to China up 81.9 pc in four months

Export to China up 81.9 pc in four monthsKATHMANDU, Nepal – Export to China, Nepal’s second-largest trading partner after India, has jumped by 81.9 percent in the first four months [mid-July to mid-November] of the current fiscal... Read More »

5.9 Quake rattles Kathmandu, eastern region

5.9 Quake rattles Kathmandu, eastern regionKATHMANDU, Nepal – On Thursday night at 9:17 pm, an earthquake measuring magnitude 5.9 occurred making a center in Solukhumbu, Nepal. The earthquake was struck in several parts of... Read More »

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German travel organizations agree to remove elephant rides

German travel organizations agree to remove elephant rides

KATHMANDU, Nepal – German travel organizations have agreed to remove elephant rides and other tourist attractions involving elephants... Read More »

Developing country status so much more than name tag

Developing country status so much more than name tag

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Gyan Chandra Acharya has over three decades of experience in diplomatic services. The former... Read More »

Journo Pokharel slapped with 20-year jail term for raping daughter

Journo Pokharel slapped with 20-year jail term for raping daughter

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The District Court, Jhapa has slapped 20 years imprisonment on a journalist from Gauradaha, Jhapa,... Read More »

NOC slashes fuel prices for the sixth time

NOC slashes fuel prices for the sixth time

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The Nepal Oil Corporation ( NOC ) has slashed the prices of diesel, petrol and... Read More »

Life expectancy in Nepal reaches 70 years, amid rise of new death reasons: Study

Life expectancy in Nepal reaches 70 years, amid rise of new death reasons: Study

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A newborn Nepali may expect to live over 7 decades, says a study published on... Read More »

Chitwan elephant fest slated to start Dec 26

Chitwan elephant fest slated to start Dec 26

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The 11th edition of the Chitwan Elephant Festival is scheduled to be held in Sauraha... Read More »

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China launches longest water canal

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A series of canals and pipelines stretching over 1,400 kilometers began diverting water on Friday from China’s longest river, the Yangtze, directly to the country’s arid northern regions, including capital city Beijing. The completion of the water scheme marked major progress in the nation’s enormous south-to-north water diversion project, the largest of its...

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China launches longest water canal

Spotlight: U.S., Cuba to normalize ties after decades of animosity

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The United States and Cuba announced Wednesday that they have agreed to restore diplomatic relations, in a move to end more than half a century of estrangement between the two countries. Washington severed ties with Havana in 1961, shortly after former Cuban leader Fidel Castro launched a revolution that toppled a U.S.-friendly government....

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Spotlight: U.S., Cuba to normalize ties after decades of animosity

Nepali women’s handball team honoured

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal Handball Association (NHA) on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, felicitated Nepal’s women’s national team which secured third place at the International Handball Federation (IHF) Trophy held in Faisalabad, Pakistan, from December 2 to 8. The association felicitated Jeena Rai (captain), Kabita Rai, Nisha Rai, Laxmi Rai, Sapana Rai, Sangeeta Shrestha, Tika Maya Pun,...

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Nepali women’s handball team honoured

Meet 2014 Miss World Rolene Strauss

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Calling all people spending their Sunday in pajama pants: Meet the winner of the 2014 Miss World pageant! Miss South Africa, Rolene Strauss, earned the honor at the international beauty pageant’s ICC London grand final, E! reports. Strauss, 22, bested 121 other contestants – including runners-up from Hungary (Edina Kulcsár) and the United...

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Meet 2014 Miss World Rolene Strauss

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right. Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend, named Elizabeth Gallagher, booked heavily discounted round-the-world air tickets in May, but their relationship ended and he...

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Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

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Nepal top recipient of remittance among LDCs

Nepal top recipient of remittance among LDCs

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal was the top recipient of remittance as the share of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) among least developed countries (LDCs) last year, according to a report released... Read More »

1,500 Nepalis leave daily for foreign jobs

1,500 Nepalis leave daily for foreign jobs

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Due to not getting employments within the country, more than 1,500 Nepalis are bound to leave the country daily for... Read More »

Weather change affects life countrywide

Weather change affects life countrywide

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The change in weather since Saturday has affected normal life throughout the country including in the Kathmandu Valley. Most places... Read More »

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Chitwan elephant fest slated to start Dec 26

Chitwan elephant fest slated to start Dec 26

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The 11th edition of the Chitwan Elephant Festival is scheduled to be held in Sauraha from December 26-30 on the... Read More »

Upper Mustang (Photo feature)

Upper Mustang (Photo feature)

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Far away from the political mess of the Republican setup in the capital, the Raja of Mustang (Lo Manthang) rules... Read More »

German travel organizations agree to remove elephant rides

German travel organizations agree to remove elephant rides

KATHMANDU, Nepal – German travel organizations have agreed to remove elephant rides and other tourist attractions involving elephants from their program. Following discussions with Pro Wildlife, AIDA Cruises, TUI Germany, Hauser... Read More »

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New communicable disease detected in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A new water-born communicable disease has been detected for the first time in Nepal. Research is being undertaken as how the disease has entered Nepal, said the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control. According to the Division, the disease communicated through water has been detected in two patients in Kathmandu. The Division has...

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New communicable disease detected in Kathmandu

Govt formally starts two-shift working system

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The government has formally introduced two-shift working system (6am to 12pm and 12pm to 6pm) from Tuesday morning at dozens of its offices across the country. Minister for General Administration Lal Babu Pandit inaugurated the two-shift working system by handing over citizenship certificate to Chaitana Maharjan of Kathmandu at 6 am on Tuesday...

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Govt formally starts two-shift working system

Nepal to be part of Silk Road Economic Belt

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal has signed in an agreement with China to be a part of the Silk Road Economic Belt. A four-point agreement to this effect was signed during a Nepal-China Inter-governmental Business and Investment Coordination meeting held in Beijing on Tuesday. The inter-government meeting comes at a time when Nepal and China are preparing...

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Nepal to be part of Silk Road Economic Belt

China Breaks India Monopoly on Nepal Economy as Investment Grows

KATHMANDU, Nepal – In the dusty outskirts of Kathmandu, south of the Himalayan mountain range that holds the world’s highest peaks, Chinese engineers in orange hard hats oversee construction of Nepal’s first eight-lane highway. The $45 million upgrade of a road circling the Nepalese capital is one of dozens of projects helping China challenge India’s dominance...

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China Breaks India Monopoly on Nepal Economy as Investment Grows

NASA rover finds organic molecules‚ methane gas on Mars

KATHMANDU, Nepal – NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has found carbon-containing compounds in samples drilled out of an ancient rock, the first definitive detection of organics on the surface of Earth’s neighbor planet, scientists said on Tuesday. The rover also found spurts of methane gas in the atmosphere, a chemical that on Earth is strongly tied to...

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