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Republicans make repealing Obamacare ‘first order of business’

Republicans make repealing Obamacare ‘first order of business’

WASHINGTON:  President Barack Obama exhorted fellow Democrats on Wednesday to preserve his legacy-defining healthcare law as Republicans moved ahead with their long-sought bid to scrap it in what Vice President-elect Mike Pence called the “first order of business” of Donald Trump’s administration. The emerging Democratic strategy is to warn that Republicans risk throwing the entire […]

January 5th, 2017 | Posted in International, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

BiKBBI chief executive to climb Everest for Furniture Makers

BiKBBI chief executive to climb Everest for Furniture Makers

Damian Walters, chief executive of the British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI), is attempting to raise £100,000 for The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, by scaling the icy precipices of Mount Everest in 2017. Damian’s journey to the summit of Everest starts in April 2017 when he travels from London […]

January 5th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

3rd Begnas Fish Festival to be held from Feb 14

3rd Begnas Fish Festival to be held from Feb 14

POKHARA:  The Hotel and Restaurant Association Lekhnath is organising the third edition of the Begnas Fish Festival from February 14 at Mandare Park, Begnas Lake of Lekhnath Municipality in Pokhara. In the five-day event, fish lovers would get to relish varieties of fish delicacies prepared from some 23 types of fishes found in Dipang Lake, […]

January 5th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MORE HEADLINES, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

‘Chaiwala’ apologies to fans, regretting photoshoots

‘Chaiwala’ apologies to fans, regretting photoshoots

Tea seller-turned-model Arshad Khan, who appeared in several ads, music videos and now signed a movie, has apologized to all his fans for some of his pictures circulating on social media. Recently, Khan’s sizzling photo shoot with singer Muskaan Jay went viral which became the talk of the town. The teenage sensation also shot for […]

January 4th, 2017 | Posted in ENTERTAINMENT, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

2017 to see record hydropower generation

2017 to see record hydropower generation

KATHMANDU:  The year 2017 will set a record in power generation, people invoved in the hydropower sector say. Two plants of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), having combined capacity of 44 MW, are starting generation in 2017, while projects developed by independent power producers will add a minimum of 200 MW to national grid this year, […]

January 4th, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, MORE HEADLINES, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

SpaceX finds source of rocket explosion, plans new launch

SpaceX finds source of rocket explosion, plans new launch

LOS ANGELES:  SpaceX plans to resume flights as early as next week after finding the cause of an explosion that destroyed a rocket and satellite on a Florida launch pad in September. The Hawthorne, California-based company is aiming for a Sunday, January 8, flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. […]

January 3rd, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, Science/Environment | Read More »

Tourist arrival surges by 33 per cent in Everest region

Tourist arrival surges by 33 per cent in Everest region

SOLUKHUMBU:  The number of tourists visiting the Mt Everest region shot up by a whopping 33.66 per cent in 2016 as compared to 2015. A total of 27,465 tourists visited the Everest region in 2015 whereas the tourist number was recorded at 36,694 in 2016, Tourist Police Office, Lukla’s Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI), […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE, TRAVEL/TOURISM | Read More »

Maya Sherpa, three-time Everest climber from Nepal sets eye on Kanchenjunga

Maya Sherpa, three-time Everest climber from Nepal sets eye on Kanchenjunga

PUNE:  She may have successfully completed many challenging summits in the past few years, but back home in Patle Ripal — a remote village in district Okhaldhunga in Nepal — the family of 37-year-old woman mountaineer and trekker, Maya Sherpa, is often advised by the villagers against allowing her to continue the ‘dangerous and risky […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in Int'l Coverage on Nepal, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Pranksters change iconic Hollywood sign to ‘Hollyweed’

Pranksters change iconic Hollywood sign to ‘Hollyweed’

WASHINGTON:  The famed Hollywood sign high in the hills over Los Angeles got a little higher on Sunday, when someone altered two of its letters to make it read “Hollyweed.” Police said unidentified thrill-seekers had climbed up and arranged tarps over the two letter “O’s” to make them look like “E’s,” CBS affiliate KCAL reported. […]

January 2nd, 2017 | Posted in International, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

NTB to promote Nepal in Europe in 2017

NTB to promote Nepal in Europe in 2017

KATHMANDU:  As a rehearsal of ‘Visit Nepal Year 2018’, Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) today launched a programme to promote Nepal in Europe in 2017 at an event organised to mark its 18th anniversary. The ‘Visit Nepal-Europe campaign 2017’  aims to increase the number of tourists from European countries by 30 to 40 per cent as […]

January 1st, 2017 | Posted in BUSINESS, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

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