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India to measure whether Everest shrank in Nepal quake

India to measure whether Everest shrank in Nepal quake

KATHMANDU:  The Indian government has announced it will measure the height of Mount Everest for the second time to assess whether it changed as a result of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Surveyor-General Swarna Subba Rao said an expedition would be sent to the world’s highest mountain in two months. Satellite data has indicated the quake […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, Science/Environment | Read More »

Mercury rises with sunny days in Valley

Mercury rises with sunny days in Valley

KATHMANDU:  With the weather bright and clear for over a week now, the capital’s temperature has begun to rise, giving valley denizen respite from the severe cold. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, minimum temperature in the Valley has jumped to 3.5 Degree Celsius by today, from 0.5 Celsius of January 14, the coldest day […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Asian TPP nations pledge to salvage trade accord after US exit

Asian TPP nations pledge to salvage trade accord after US exit

WELLINGTON/TOKYO:  Australia and New Zealand said on Tuesday they hope to salvage the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by encouraging China and other Asian nations to join the trade pact after US President Donald Trump kept his promise to pull out of the accord. The TPP, which the United States had signed but not ratified, was a […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in International, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Nepali female scientist is still a news to many in Nepal

Nepali female scientist is still a news to many in Nepal

Prativa Pandey Malla, 31, is a research scientist who has a PhD in organic chemistry from Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. She is the founder and CEO of Catalyst Technology, a company that works for research and development in the field of science and technology. She does research consulting, and is now trying to research the […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in Interview, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Fusion and tradition score a hit in Capital

Fusion and tradition score a hit in Capital

KATHMANDU:  Claps, whistles and chants of “Once more! Once more!” rent the City Hall, Exhibition Road on January 21 at the ongoing ‘Days of North-East Cultural Festival — Namaste Nepal’ organised by the Indian Cultural Centre, Embassy of India. Some members of the audience were seen dancing in their seats while others tapped their feet […]

January 23rd, 2017 | Posted in ENTERTAINMENT, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

French lady abandons Manaslu summit bid due to weather

French lady abandons Manaslu summit bid due to weather

KATHMANDU:  An extreme weather condition on the Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) has shattered a French woman’s dream to be the first female mountaineer to climb the world’s eighth highest peak in the winter season, according to the expedition organiser. “Heavy snowfall and high wind in the higher camps have forced Revol Elisabeth Marie Bernadette to […]

January 23rd, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9’ winner Teriya keen to work in Bollywood

‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9’ winner Teriya keen to work in Bollywood

After winning “Dance India Dance Li’l Masters”, Teriya Magar once again did the happy dance when she was announced the winner of “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 9”. The 14-year-old Nepali girl, who now wants to try her luck in Bollywood, says sharing screen space with actress Sonakshi Sinha is her dream. Teriya was named as the winner of […]

January 22nd, 2017 | Posted in ENTERTAINMENT, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. president

Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th U.S. president

WASHINGTON:  Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, succeeding Barack Obama and taking control of a divided country in a transition of power that he has declared will lead to “America First” policies at home and abroad. As scattered protests erupted elsewhere in Washington, Trump raised his […]

January 21st, 2017 | Posted in International, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Teriya wins ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ title

Teriya wins ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ title

KATHMANDU:  A Nepali girl has won the title of a famous Indian dance realilty show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ Season 9. Teriya Magar of Rudrapur VDC, Rupandehi, has grabbed the coveted title, defeating the other two contestants – Salman Yusuff Khan and Shantanu Maheshwari. With the victory, Magar will receive a cash prize of  INR 3 million along […]

January 20th, 2017 | Posted in ENTERTAINMENT, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Cabinet expansion: Singh, Khadka sworn in as ministers

Cabinet expansion: Singh, Khadka sworn in as ministers

KATHMANDU:  Two more ministers today took the oath of office and secrecy after Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal extended the Cabinet. With the latest expansion, the strength of coalition Cabinet led by the CPN Maoist Centre with the support of Nepali Congress and some other fringe parties rose to 43 members. The new ministers are […]

January 19th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MORE HEADLINES, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

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