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In tearful farewell, Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom

In tearful farewell, Obama awards Biden the Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON:  At the dusk of both of their political careers, surrounded by teary friends and family, President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Joe Biden, the man he called “the finest vice president we have ever seen.” The vice president winced in shock as Obama announced he was conferring the […]

January 13th, 2017 | Posted in International, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

729,550 tourists visited Nepal in 2016

729,550 tourists visited Nepal in 2016

KATHMANDU:  As many as 729,550 number of foreign tourists visited Nepal in 2016. The number of foreign tourists visiting Nepal in 2016 increased by 24 per cent as compared to 2015, according to the Department of Immigration. A total of 554,747 tourists had visited Nepal in 2015 while the number of tourists was up by […]

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

Combative Trump concedes Russia’s role in election hacking

Combative Trump concedes Russia’s role in election hacking

NEW YORK:  In a combative and freewheeling news conference, President-elect Donald Trump said for the first time Wednesday that he accepts Russia was behind the election year hacking of Democrats that roiled the White House race. Looking ahead, he urged Congress to move quickly to replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and insisted […]

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in International, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Nepalese sherpa to visit Grandfather Mountain, High Country

Nepalese sherpa to visit Grandfather Mountain, High Country

When hiking Grandfather Mountain, it’s fairly common to encounter one of the park’s many rangers. Less common are Nepalese sherpas. Actually, much less common — but not unheard of. This January, Grandfather Mountain will welcome Pema Tshiri Sherpa back to the park. Pema, a Nepalese sherpa, leads mountaineering and trekking excursions in the Himalayas and […]

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in Int'l Coverage on Nepal, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Swasthani Brata Katha festival begins

Swasthani Brata Katha festival begins

KATHMANDU:  Hindu devotees today reached the banks of Shaalinadi River, on the first day of the month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival, at Sankhu. Devotees recite one chapter daily from the 31-chapter sacred book and pray for the well-being of their spouses throughout the month-long fast. Hindu devotees take a holy dip at the Shaalinadi River, […]

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, VARIETY | Read More »

39,000 tourists visited Mustang in 2016

39,000 tourists visited Mustang in 2016

MUSTANG:  More than 39,000 tourists visited Mustang district in 2016. According to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, a total 39017 tourists visited Mustang in the year. The number is a significant rise in compared to the previous year, which was 23,272 in 2015. Trekking in Annapurna Circuit, visiting Lomanthang, the former Mustangi royal palace, and […]

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

NRNA begins construction of housing facility in Laprak

NRNA begins construction of housing facility in Laprak

GORKHA:  Earthquake displaced people from Laprak, Gorkha, are busy building temporary shelters not far away from the camp-ground at Gupsipakha where they had been living since April 2015. They have vacated the camp-ground where the Non Resident Nepali Association has started the construction of a housing facility to shelter the displaced families. Workers are currently […]

January 12th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MORE HEADLINES, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

China aircraft carrier crosses Taiwan Strait amid tension

China aircraft carrier crosses Taiwan Strait amid tension

China’s only aircraft carrier has led several warships across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s defence ministry said. The Liaoning was returning from drills in the South China Sea. It did not enter Taiwanese waters but did cross its air defence identification zone (ADIZ), the ministry said. It is the latest escalation amid tensions between the two […]

January 11th, 2017 | Posted in International, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Forceful and tearful, Obama says goodbye in emotional speech

Forceful and tearful, Obama says goodbye in emotional speech

CHICAGO:  Conceding disappointments during his presidency yet offering vigorous encouragement for the nation’s future, Barack Obama issued an emotional defense Tuesday night of his vision to Americans facing a moment of anxiety and a dramatic change in leadership. Obama’s valedictory speech in his hometown of Chicago was a public meditation on the trials and triumphs, […]

January 11th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, VARIETY | Read More »

Former king says he still feels responsible for people, nation

Former king says he still feels responsible for people, nation

KATHMANDU:  Issuing a second statement within a month, former king Gyanendra has said that he has not moved away from a sense of responsibility towards the people and the nation. Recalling the ouster of monarchy in the country, the last king of the Shah dynasty said in the statement issued on the eve of the […]

January 11th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, POLITICS | Read More »

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