Militants kill at least 235 in north Sinai mosque attack

CAIRO:  Militants killed 235 people at a mosque in Egypt’s north Sinai region on Friday, detonating a bomb and shooting at fleeing worshippers and ambulances, state media and witnesses said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in the region’s Islamist insurgency. No group claimed immediate responsibility, but since 2014 Egyptian security forces have battled […]

What does Dalai Lama say about Buddha’s birthplace?

KATHMANDU:  Spiritual leader Dalai Lama has spread misleading information about the birthplace of Buddha. Speaking at a program held in India recently, Lama, who is living in exile in India, said that Buddha was not a Nepali, not Chinese nor Tibetan but Indian. ‘In ancient time, Nepal, India, China, Vietnam, Laos and some republics in Russia  were […]

Livelihood concerns Rajapur locals more than elections

RAJAPUR, BARDIYA:  People living in rural parts of Bardiya district say they are more concerned about issues of their daily livelihood rather than the upcoming elections of the federal parliament and provincial assemblies. The first phase of elections will be held in 32 districts on Sunday while the second phase is scheduled for December 7. […]

MoHA orders arrest of top CPN leaders

KATHMANDU:  The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has instructed the police administration to arrest top leaders of the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) as part of its intensified move to curb anti-election activities. The instruction comes in line with MoHA’s conclusion that the Chand-led CPN is a major security threat to the […]

Government yet to fix support price for paddy

KATHMANDU:  Though harvesting of more than 80 per cent of paddy across the country has been completed, the government is yet to fix the support price of the cereal crop. As a result of the government’s delay in fixing the price, farmers across the country are undecided about price of their paddy and are even […]

42 years later, 150 meter bridge connects Khotang to other districts

KHOTANG:  Khotang has finally been connected to national road network after Dudh Koshi bridge’s came into operation today. However, the bridge was supposed to be constructed five years ago. The 150 meter  RCC suspension bridge, first of its kind in Nepal, was constructed at the cost of 11 crore rupees. Kalika Construction and Hulas Company […]

All youths of country are my offspring: Dahal

KATHMANDU:  CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that all the sons and daughters of the country are like his children. Prachanda stated this in a written statement issued at a condolence meet in honour of the late Prakash Dahal, son of the Maoist Centre chairman at the Dahal residence in Lazimpat […]

Advanced radar system to make Nepal’s skies safer

KATHMANDU:  Nepal’s air traffic control (ATC) can now monitor the country’s entire airspace and keep track of aircraft from the Himalaya to the Indian border using an advanced radar system recently built on a hilltop in Lalitpur. The Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) installed at Bhatte Danda supersedes the primary and secondary surveillance […]

126,326 households added to NRA list of beneficiaries

KATHMANDU:  The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has collected data of additional 126,326 households after holding re-survey in 14 districts worst affected by the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015. Following overwhelming complaints from the quake survivors over segregation of beneficiaries, the authority had started the re-survey of 130,000 households in the third week of August. A total […]