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Politics

Govt formally starts two-shift working system

KATHMANDU Dec 17: The government has formally introduced two-shift working system (6am to 12pm and 12pm to 6pm) from Tuesday morning at dozens of its offices across the country. Minister for General

Nepal to be part of Silk Road Economic Belt

HONGKONG, Dec 18 : Nepal has signed in an agreement with China to be a part of the Silk Road Economic Belt. A four-point agreement to this effect was

UML reiterates two-third majority if no consensus

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has reiterated that his party would strongly lobby for producing a new constitution by January 22 and that the

Social

Maitidevi-Putali Sadak road an unending hassle

-Commuting in three wheelers a risky affair - Local businesses, public health affected KATHMANDU, Dec 17 : The Maitidevi-Putali Sadak road section has

Govt fails to rein in errant teachers

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: A teacher´s foremost duty is to teach. However, the government is still finding it difficult to make this fundamental duty obligatory for

Thousands dig irrigation canals in century-old tradition

KAILALI, Dec 18 : As part of a century-old tradition, thousands of farmers in Kailali district are digging irrigation canals to bring water from the Karnali River

Business

Harbin Y12E starting commercial service from Thursday

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Nepal Airlines Corporation´s (NAC) Harbin Y12E aircraft is beginning commercial service from Thursday. Ram Hari Sharma, spokesperson of NAC, said the national flag carrier opened

Sports

1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

PARIS, Dec 16: Former Arsenal and France striker Thierry Henry announced his retirement on Tuesday, ending a 20-year career in which he earned a place in the pantheon of modern greats. The 37-year-old

National volleyball captain Kailash to retire

KATHMANDU, Dec 18 : National volleyball captain Kailash Datta Bhatta has decided to call time on his playing career. The 31-year-old open spiker has cited age factor

INTERNATIONAL

Pakistan mourns 142 slain in Taliban school attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 17:  Pakistanis mourned as mass funerals got underway Wednesday for 142 people, most of them children, killed the day before in a massacre by the Taliban at a military-run school in

NASA rover discovers methane gas, organic molecules on Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Dec 17: NASA´s Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet´s atmosphere. That suggests something is producing

Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

TORONTO, Dec 17:  A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend

The Week

The purveyors of folk music

The musical ensemble, Kutumba, has reclaimed and revived the traditional folk music in Nepal. Their name, their music, and their fan following have by now become a culture. People were enjoying a relaxed morning at Dhaugal bazaar at Mahapal, Lalitpur

Upper Mustang (Photo feature)

The land where its king still rules Far away from the political mess of the Republican setup in the capital, the Raja of Mustang (Lo Manthang) rules

Mama's Curries

At Mama’s Curries, Julie James cooks good foods, especially good curries, with motherly love. That’s how the eatery gets its name. But it’s not just the curries on the menu that’ll

TIME - OUT

Punte ko Pangro and Les Jours de Tarap win big at KIMFF 2014

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: ‘Punte Ko Pangro’ took home the Best Fiction Film award at the closing ceremony of Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Savor North and South American cuisines at Soaltee

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza has been serving delicious dishes from North and South America at its all-day dining restaurant, Garden Terrace, from

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It takes a lot of hard work to relax and rejuvenate

Dear Swastika, I recently discovered that my father physically abuses my mom. Their bedroom is on the top floor while my siblings and I have rooms downstairs. One night recently, I went upstairs to ask mom something

Running for education

MAHENDRANAGAR, Dec 16:Sano Prayas is a non-governmental organization established in 2011 for funding education of underprivileged and orphan children of Nepal. To help the team in their cause and raise funds and

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