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‘Chandragiri Cable Car permitted to operate in haste’

‘Chandragiri Cable Car permitted to operate in haste’

KATHMANDU:  Industry, Commerce and Consumer Welfare Committee of the Parliament has sought all documents related to Chandragiri Cable Car service that came into operation recently. The panel sought documents concluding that line ministries had not conducted adequate study before giving the cable car company permission to operate. Chandragiri Cable Car service faces charges of selling […]

December 22nd, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TOP NEWS | Read More »

Dhaulagiri glacier shrinking, thanks to climate change

Dhaulagiri glacier shrinking, thanks to climate change

MYAGDI:  Dhaulagiri glacier has started shrinking due to melting of ice. The glaciers are becoming thin in the mountainous region of late. This year, the southern part of Mt Nilgiri lost ice more than previous years. Tourism entrepreneur Tej Bahadur Gurung of Narchyang VDC said the mountain has turned into a “black cliff”. “The stream flowing from the […]

December 21st, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, Science/Environment | Read More »

Girl group Fifth Harmony down to four as Cabello goes solo

Girl group Fifth Harmony down to four as Cabello goes solo

NEW YORK:  Girl group Fifth Harmony has become four. The pop group formed out of US talent show “The X Factor” in 2012 said on Monday that Camila Cabello was leaving the quintet but that the band would be moving ahead. Cabello (19) said she was launching a solo career, a move she had discussed at […]

December 20th, 2016 | Posted in ENTERTAINMENT, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

World Bank’s additional loan of Rs 5.94 billion for RSDP

World Bank’s additional loan of Rs 5.94 billion for RSDP

KATHMANDU:  The World Bank has agreed to provide USD 55 million (approximately Rs 5.94 billion) additional loan assistance to the government for the implementation of Road Sector Development Project (RSDP), which has been under implementation since 2008. Joint Secretary at the International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division of the Ministry of Finance, Baikuntha Aryal, and the […]

December 20th, 2016 | Posted in BUSINESS, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Quake survivor Nyatapola fascinates Liu

Quake survivor Nyatapola fascinates Liu

KATHMANDU:  Liu Qibao, chief of the Chinese Communist Party’s Publicity Department keenly observed monuments that were damaged by last year earthquakes in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square on Monday morning. But the Nyatapola Temple that still stands tall, surrounded by rubbles of monuments, surprised him. He was amazed to see the 105 feet tall 5-storey pagoda […]

December 20th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MORE HEADLINES, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

PM inquires about expansion of Chinese rail network to Nepal

PM inquires about expansion of Chinese rail network to Nepal

KATHMANDU:  Central Committee member of Chinese Communist Party and its Publicity Department Chief Liu Qibao called on Prime Minster Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday. In the meeting held at the Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar, matters concerning the advancement of mutual benefits and bilateral socio-economic relations were discussed. The two discussed matters to further strengthen the […]

December 19th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, POLITICS | Read More »

Upper Mustang cut off after flood

Upper Mustang cut off after flood

POKHARA:  Upper Mustang has been cut off from other parts of the district after a heavy flood on Saturday night swept away eight wooden bridges along the Jomsom-Lo Manthang-Korala road stretch. The flood at Ghami VDC area obstructed the road after the bridges were swept away by the flood and boulders fell on the road, Chief District Officer (CDO) […]

December 19th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TOP NEWS | Read More »

Int’l Airport in Pokhara: Finance Ministry confirms $216m soft loan for project

Int’l Airport in Pokhara: Finance Ministry confirms $216m soft loan for project

KATHMANDU/POKHARA:  The $215.96 million soft loan signed with China in March for the construction of a new international airport in Pokhara has come into effect after the Finance Ministry officially sent a “letter of approval” to the lender on Friday. The approval letter is the official confirmation from the borrower to obtain the soft loan. With this, […]

December 19th, 2016 | Posted in BUSINESS, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Miss Puerto Rico lands Miss World 2016 crown

Miss Puerto Rico lands Miss World 2016 crown

OXON HILL, United States:  Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss World 2016, edging out runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia, and beauties from around the globe. Del Valle, 19, is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes to get into the entertainment industry. Crowned on Sunday […]

December 19th, 2016 | Posted in ENTERTAINMENT, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Muslim man buys giant Christmas tree for Baghdad’s Christians

Muslim man buys giant Christmas tree for Baghdad’s Christians

A Muslim businessman has erected an 85-foot Christmas tree in Baghdad in a sign of solidarity with Christians during the festive season. Yassir Saad spent $24,000 (£19,000) on the artificial tree, which has a diameter of 33ft (10m), to help Iraqis “forget their anguish” over the war against Isis. Iraqi forces are continuing to battle […]

December 18th, 2016 | Posted in International, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

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