Tremors felt in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Mild tremors were felt in the capital city Kathmandu at 9:17 pm Thursday. According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), the tremor measured 5.0 on the Richter Scale.

The epicenter was 123 km east of Kathmandu and 26 km northwest of Namche Bazaar. There are no immediate reports of any damage by the quake. [More]

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Politics

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 disputes would be decided through voting in the Constituent

Nepal Army division commanders meeting concludes

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: A two-day long meeting of Nepal Army´s six division commanders, chiefs of various offices, departments, directorate generals and directorates,

Koirala calls Sharif, condoles Peshawar deaths

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Wednesday called his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to express his deep shock over the Tuesday´s terrorist

Social

Govt sticks to conditions for sending domestic workers

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Despite repeated calls from destination countries to send Nepali domestic workers, the government continues to impose a ban on sending them. The Ministry of Labor and Employment

Two Nepalis held with 28 kg gold in India

JHAPA, Dec 18: Two Nepalis have been arrested with 28 kg illegal gold from Siliguri, India on Thursday. Aangkarma Sherpa and Bishnu Phuyal were arrested

10 hurt in Pokhara airport construction dispute

KASKI, Dec 18: At least 10 people were injured in a clash ensued between locals and the police at the Chhinedanda-based office of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal

Business

Airbus A320 to join fleet of NAC in February

Another A320 to arrive in March KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Two Airbus A320-200 aircraft, ordered by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC), are in the final stage of production. Issuing

Sports

Smith leads Australia's reply to India's 408

BRISBANE, Australia, Dec 18; Steve Smith continued his unbeaten run with a half century in his first test as captain, guiding Australia to 221-4 in reply to India´s 408 before bad light stopped play on day

Himalayan, Army's red to vie for title

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The red team of host Army will take on Himalayan Club of Western Region for the title of the Pritana Open National Handball Running Shield Championship.  In

INTERNATIONAL

Australian leader: Siege may have been preventable

SYDNEY, Dec 18: Australia´s prime minister said Thursday that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail despite facing

Albanian deputy minister sacked for not paying power bills

TIRANA, Albania, Dec 18: Albania´s deputy environment minister has been sacked for allegedly not paying her electricity bills — just as the government

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

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

Sunny Leone outshines Narendra Modi in Google search

MUMBAI, Dec 18: Adult star-turned-Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has managed to find the top position in the Google trends year-ender list of the most searched people

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

Gen next

'There's a lot more to do in the IT sector '

KATHMANDU, Dec 17:“Information and technology in today’s age play a vital role in an organization. So employees of the IT department play a major role in the successful operation of any organization,”

Transforming Nepal through education

The initial days Having studied at Budhanilkantha constituted an advantage. So admit Ram K Rijal, Rajendra Singh Bista, and Rabindra Shrestha—the three extremely motivated individuals who are

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