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Are you a smartphone addict?

Do you check your smart phone compulsively? Within an hour of getting up? And immediately within a few minutes of going to bed? Do you hear phantom rings even when your phone is lying peacefully on the bed? If yes, you may very well be a smart phone addict. Almost

The Great Debate : The Humanities vs. the Sciences

There’s a popular assumption in Nepal that good students should study Sciences while those who are academically poor should opt for the study of Humanities. That’s because Sciences are understood

Zero recognition for economic contributions

Home-Based Workers are coerced to confine themselves to small enterprises due to the lack of policies Apsara Dangol’s smug gestures hinted at

Politics

UCPN (Maoist) to boycott House committees

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: With the UCPN (Maoist) deciding to boycott meetings of all parliamentary committees, the deadlock over constitution making process has deepened further. A parliamentary party meeting

Prez, PM, UML chief pay tribute to 4 martyrs

KATHMANDU Jan 30 : President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has stressed the need for promulgating a new constitution for bringing political stability and sustainable peace

No talks unless ruling parties rectify mistake: Bhattarai

KATHMANDU,Jan 30 : UCPN (Maoist) senior leader Baburam Bhattarai has said that consensus is still possible if the parties decide not to go voting to settle disputed

Social

'Legal loopholes turning Nepal into pedophile heaven'

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: “He had assured me Rs 15,000 and invited me to a ‘special dinner’ at a Thamel hotel,” said Raman (name changed), a street child, during investigations against a Canadian

Putalisadak-Baagbazar road expansion gathers pace

KATHMANDU, Jan 30 : Road expansion work along a busy Baagbazar-Putalisadak stretch finally seems to be gathering pace. Workers can be seen digging

7,000 to be trained for teaching in English

KATHMANDU, Jan 30 : The government is preparing to train 7,000 teachers with a view to using English as a language of instruction in community schools. Speaking

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Business

Parliamentary panel asks govt not to enforce bio-metric medical test

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Amid controversies regarding introduction of bio-metric medical test for Nepali workers by the Malaysian government, a parliamentary panel has directed the government not to implement such test

Sports

It's official: Nepal will play WCL C'ship

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday confirmed that Nepal along with Kenya will take part in the 2015-17 ICC World Cricket League Championship -- the ICC’s one-day competition

INTERNATIONAL

Nobel laureate Charles Townes dies at 99

BERKELEY, Calif, Jan 29: Charles H. Townes, the co-inventor of the laser and a Nobel laureate in physics who unapologetically spoke of his strong spiritual faith, has died. He was 99. Officials at the

Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 29 :  An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 and wounding

Bus crashes into fuel truck in Afghanistan, 23 killed

KABUL, Jan 29 : An Afghan official says at least 23 people died and 31 were injured when a bus crashed into a fuel truck on a narrow road in southern Zabul province. Zabul´s

TIME - OUT

SRK first Indian to use video on Twitter

MUMBAI, Jan 29: Twitter announced sometime back that it has introduced a new feature which would allow users to capture, edit and share videos right from the Twitter

Ranbir Kapoor's look in 'Bombay Velvet' unveiled

New Delhi, Jan 28 : The makers of the upcoming movie ‘Bombay Velvet’ have revealed the first look of heartthrob actor Ranbir Kapoor in the movie. Kapoor

Gen next

Waste can be a resource

As human population multiplies worldwide, the effective management of what we dispose of is becoming increasingly important. Waste segregation, disposal and treatment are issues that are at the forefront of discussions for governments. There’s an

Babiyo rope making: New beginnings

On a recent visit to Babiyo Grass-Rope Making Enterprise in Bankasbasa, Kapilvastu, I not only saw but also heard from those who have been positively affected by the enterprise. The locals living along the highway have seen many changes in

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Majority of opposition leaders favor 'process'

CPN-UML Vice-chairman Bhim Rawal has been closely involved in inter-party negotiations on new constitution. More Interviews

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