POKHARA:  China CAMC Engineering Company, a Chinese construction company has started construction works of the Pokhara International Airport. The China CAMC Engineering Company has been awarded with the contract to complete the airport.... Read More »

KATHMANDU:  President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday morning administered the oath of office and secrecy to 13 new ministers. Inducting leaders from the Nepali Congress, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has given full... Read More »

KATHMANDU:  Sri Krishna Janmastami, the birthday of Lord Krishna, is being celebrated by the Hindus throughout the country today with devotion and veneration amidst a variety of programmes. According to scriptures, Lord Sri... Read More »

KATHMANDU:  Zeenus Lama won the title of ‘Miss Grand Nepal 2016’ in the contest organised by Looks Entertainment Pvt Ltd (MeroLooks). Lama surpassed 10 contestants to hold the title in the finale of... Read More »

It was a mountain of lies. Last spring, an Indian couple claimed to have summited Mount Everest and made headlines for becoming the first pair from their country to do so. Then their... Read More »

MOSCOW:  Angela Nikolau from Moscow, Russia takes the most dangerous selfies in the world. Her Instagram page says, “no limit, no control” and she takes this motto very seriously. Her posts show her... Read More »

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20 killed, 17 injured in Chitwan bus accident

20 killed, 17 injured in Chitwan bus accidentCHITWAN:  At least 20 persons were killed and 17 others were injured when the bus they were aboard plunged into Trishuli River along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section at... Read More »

At least 3 dead in powerful central Myanmar earthquake

At least 3 dead in powerful central Myanmar earthquakeYANGON:  A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, killing at least three people including two children, local officials said, and damaging some of the famous... Read More »

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Construction work of Pokhara Int’l Airport starts

Construction work of Pokhara Int’l Airport starts

POKHARA:  China CAMC Engineering Company, a Chinese construction company has started construction works of the Pokhara International... Read More »

Tourism added Rs85b to Nepal’s GDP

Tourism added Rs85b to Nepal’s GDP

KATHMANDU:  The direct contribution of Nepal’s travel and tourism to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) stood at... Read More »

13 new ministers take oath from President

13 new ministers take oath from President

KATHMANDU:  President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday morning administered the oath of office and secrecy to 13... Read More »

Churches collecting 10% in God’s name

Churches collecting 10% in God’s name

DANG:  Around 100 churches in Dang district rely heavily on money collected from followers, most of whom... Read More »

20 killed, 17 injured in Chitwan bus accident

20 killed, 17 injured in Chitwan bus accident

CHITWAN:  At least 20 persons were killed and 17 others were injured when the bus they were... Read More »

After exciting spring, Nepal set to embrace autumn climbing

After exciting spring, Nepal set to embrace autumn climbing

KATHMANDU:  More than 100 foreign climbers along with their high attitude workers are all set to attempt... Read More »

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Construction work of Pokhara Int’l Airport starts

Construction work of Pokhara Int’l Airport starts

POKHARA:  China CAMC Engineering Company, a Chinese construction company has started construction works of the Pokhara International Airport. The China CAMC Engineering Company has been awarded with the contract to... Read More »

Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247

Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247

AMATRICE, Italy: The number of people killed in the earthquake that devastated parts of central Italy on Wednesday rose to 247 on... Read More »

Death toll from earthquake in Italy climbs to 73

Death toll from earthquake in Italy climbs to 73

AMATRICE, Italy:  Italy’s civil protection agency says at least 73 people have died in a massive earthquake that struck central Italy Wednesday night.... Read More »

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Tourist arrivals jump 13pc in first half of ’16

Tourist arrivals jump 13pc in first half of ’16

KATHMANDU:  Tourist arrivals to Nepal jumped 12.77 percent in the first six months of 2016, showing incipient signs that the tourism industry... Read More »

Climber reconnects with caregivers, Sherpa in post-earthquake Nepal

Climber reconnects with caregivers, Sherpa in post-earthquake Nepal

An earthquake wrecked the country of Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world, on April 25, 2015. More than 8,500... Read More »

After exciting spring, Nepal set to embrace autumn climbing

After exciting spring, Nepal set to embrace autumn climbing

KATHMANDU:  More than 100 foreign climbers along with their high attitude workers are all set to attempt to climb the world’s eighth highest peak in western Nepal, Mt Manaslu, in... Read More »

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Lama crowned ‘Miss Grand Nepal 2016’

KATHMANDU:  Zeenus Lama won the title of ‘Miss Grand Nepal 2016’ in the contest organised by Looks Entertainment Pvt Ltd (MeroLooks). Lama surpassed 10 contestants to hold the title in the finale of beauty contest in Kathmandu, on Tuesday night. Similarly, Pooja Shrestha and Jyotsana Maharjan won the titles of ‘first runner- up’ and second...

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Rio Olympics 2016: closing ceremony as it happened

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Tourism added Rs85b to Nepal’s GDP

KATHMANDU:  The direct contribution of Nepal’s travel and tourism to its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) stood at Rs85.3 billion, or 4 percent, last year and is forecast to rise by 7 percent to Rs91.3 billion this year, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) said. According to a report published by the WTTC entitled Travel...

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Tourism added Rs85b to Nepal’s GDP

Nepal May Ban Everest Summit Fakers

It was a mountain of lies. Last spring, an Indian couple claimed to have summited Mount Everest and made headlines for becoming the first pair from their country to do so. Then their story, which was marked by inconsistencies and faked photos, started to unravel. Now a high-level committee in Nepal is recommending that the...

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Nepal May Ban Everest Summit Fakers

China shows first images of Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission

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