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UN seeks more Nepali female peacekeepers

UN seeks more Nepali female peacekeepers

KATHMANDU:  A senior UN official has requested Nepal to increase female participation in peacekeeping operations in line with the target of the United Nations to have more women in the mission globally. In a meeting with Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat on Tuesday, visiting UN Under Secretary General Atul Khare made the call to increase the […]

August 31st, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MORE HEADLINES, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Brothers on world bicycle tour to protect environment, fight HIV/AIDS

Brothers on world bicycle tour to protect environment, fight HIV/AIDS

KATHMANDU:  Inspired to do something for protecting environment and fighting against HIV/AIDS, Dr. Amrit and Ajit Baral, two brothers from Baidam-6 of Pokhara, united to embark on a cycling journey across the world back in September of 2015. Amrit, 29, is a medical doctor by profession, while Ajit, 27, is an environmental activist. They are […]

August 31st, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, SPORTS | Read More »

Hundreds arrested during London’s Notting Hill Carnival

Hundreds arrested during London’s Notting Hill Carnival

LONDON:  London police say they’ve made 454 arrests during the two-day Notting Hill Carnival as stabbings and drug offenses mar the Caribbean-inspired street party. The Metropolitan Police reported Tuesday that a 14-year-old boy was among those facing charges for a string of knife attacks starting Sunday. Among the wounded were three teenage boys and a […]

August 30th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, VARIETY | Read More »

NADA Auto Show kicks off (photo feature)

NADA Auto Show kicks off (photo feature)

KATHMANDU:  NADA Auto Show – the largest automobiles show in the country – kicked off in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara inaugurated the 11th edition of the auto show amid a ceremony. The auto show has 125 stalls and pavilions occupied by 73 locals and international brands, products and services. Sixteen […]

August 30th, 2016 | Posted in BUSINESS, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Beyonce storms Video Music Awards, Rihanna gets lifetime award

Beyonce storms Video Music Awards, Rihanna gets lifetime award

NEW YORK:  Beyonce dominated the MTV Video Music awards on Sunday, prowling the stage with a 15 minute medley from her powerful “Lemonade” album and taking home eight statuettes, including the top prize – video of the year. On a night when women ruled, Britney Spears returned to the VMA stage for the first time […]

August 30th, 2016 | Posted in ENTERTAINMENT, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

A Mountain Retreat in Namo Buddha

A Mountain Retreat in Namo Buddha

The meeting would have made for a wonderful painting. My companion and I ran into two Buddhist monks, stopped for a brief chat, and parted ways; we towards a monastery and the monks on their way to the febrile city. In the background to this coming together of tonsured monks in burgundy robes and hikers […]

August 29th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

Rafting in Bagmati to mark 172nd cleanup campaign

Rafting in Bagmati to mark 172nd cleanup campaign

KATHMANDU:  A rafting program was organised in Bagmati River on Saturday on the occasion of 172nd week of Bagmati River Clean-up Campaign. A total of 170 persons, including parliamentarians, heads of the various diplomatic missions in Kathmandu, high-ranking officials of Nepal Police and Nepal Army in 21 boats enjoyed the rafting stretching 3.5 kilometres that […]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

PM pledges to turn Barpak into tourist destination

PM pledges to turn Barpak into tourist destination

KATHMANDU:  Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said efforts will be undertaken to develop Barpak, the epicenter of the massive earthquake of April 25, 2015, as an international tourist destination. During a meeting with the delegation of the Barpak’s quake-stricken at his official residence at Baluwatar, PM Dahal said, “We must rebuild the historic village […]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TOP NEWS | Read More »

30 kg gold used for Boudhanath Stupa reconstruction

30 kg gold used for Boudhanath Stupa reconstruction

KATHMANDU:  The reconstruction of the Boudhanath stupa which was completely damaged by the devastating earthquake on 25th of April 2015 is now in its final stage. The Boudhanath Area Development Committee (BADC) has assured that the reconstruction work will be completed by mid-November. Currently the construction work is being carried out in the upper area […]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MORE HEADLINES, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

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 complete the airport. Although the then Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had laid the foundation stone for the Pokhara International Airport on April 13, the […]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

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