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Security dry run for SAARC Summit

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Personnel from security agencies and intelligence department jointly conducted a security rehearsal

SAARC leaders arriving today

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Heads of states or governments from various seven SAARC member-states are arriving in Kathmandu on Tuesday to take part in the 18th SAARC Summit. Deputy

Intra-SAARC trade figures make bleak reading

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Bangladesh exported ready-made garments (RMG) worth US$ 25 billion to the world in 2013 while such exports to its neighbor India were only worth

SAARC heads of state and govt arriving tomorrow

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The seven Heads of State and Governments of SAARC region are arriving in Kathmandu to attend the 18th SAARC Summit on Tuesday. President

Politics

Chand faction splits from CPN-Maoist

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The dissident faction of the CPN-Maoist led by Netra Bikram Chand on Monday decided to sever its ties with the party establishment. Two-and-a-half years after formation of the CPN-Maoist

Minister Pandit tells labor ministry to revoke Subedi transfer

KATHMANDU Nov 25: The Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) has directed the Ministry of Labor (MoL) to revoke the MoLE´s decision on transfer of Joint

SC orders Gadhimai festival to respect existing law

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The Supreme Court issued an interim order on Monday to manage the Gadhimai festival as per the existing legal provisions. The apex court was responding

Social

Prostitution flourishes right under nose of authorities

KATHMANDU, Nov 23 :She always dreamt of becoming a police inspector but destiny had something else in store for her. She ended up as a sex worker. Although she wanted to fight crime she is now part of what

Menial jobs in Indian cities only choice for most Bajura folks

BAJURA, Nov 25: Chhabilal Oli of Bajura district is preparing to go to India. It is a part of his annual routine. Every year, after the harvest season is over, there

Teenager held for allegedly raping four year-old

DHANGADHI, Nov 25: A four-year girl was reportedly raped by a teenager in Mohanyal VDC -8 of Kailali district on Friday. According to sources, Ayushma

Business

Melamchi water unlikely to reach Kathmandu by mid-April 2016

Officials not satisfied with contractor´s work performance SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nov 24: The chances of Melamchi water reaching Kathmandu´s distribution

Sports

'Aggressive batting distinguishes Mamata from rest'

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Sixteen-year-old Mamata Chaudhary from Lahan of Siraha district came into limelight last week when she guided Region No 7 (Janakpur) to the title of the Wai Wai U-19 Women´s National Cricket

INTERNATIONAL

Afghan official: suicide attack toll at least 50

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov 24:An Afghan official says the death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a volleyball tournament has risen to at least 50, with more than 60 wounded. The attack is the deadliest in Afghanistan this year. It happened

Spanish police arrest 4 priests in pedophile case

MADRID, Nov 24 : Spain´s interior minister says four priests have been arrested on suspicion of child sex abuse. Jorge Fernandez Diaz said police

Philippine court convicts 9 Chinese of poaching

MANILA, Philippines, Nov 24: A Philippine court has convicted nine Chinese fishermen of poaching and taking hundreds of endangered giant sea turtles from a disputed

The Week

Passion for fashion

With one lady dressed in a bright gold coat, another in a crop top and sharp blazer, and another one sporting golden chandelier earrings, they are easily the most fashionable group at the table. Perfectly accessorising themselves—one of them wears

Photo story : Kathmandu gets a facelift

This year, Kathmandu will be hosting the SAARC Summit for the first time in 12 years, and with the date fast approaching, Kathmandu is shedding its old skin and donning a fresh new one. Thousands of construction

Unregistered wildlife trophies creating potential illegal market

A few months ago, 40 year old Basanta Maharjan (name changed) of Bhaktapur was arrested by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) while trying to sell an ivory statue in the market. During the investigation,

TIME - OUT

Happy Ending By the book, at least!

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: A strong case can be made against Saif Ali Khan for brandishing his time and money in making it through as Bollywood’s answer to John Cusack. His

'I haven't given up on music'

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: A decade ago, Bhugol Dahal’s tragic song ‘Yo Junima’ became very popular, making him one of the most loved artists in the Nepali

Gen next

Studying abroad versus studying in the country

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: You no longer feel surprised if you hear about a friend or relative going abroad for higher education. A better education system, independence and exposure to cultural diversity, among others,

His life is wrecked, but he chooses to fight

It was a fine morning, and as always, I was rushing to college. Suddenly, I noticed something unusual 15 meters ahead. It was a boy. But the way he walked was unusual. His legs dragging, his hands half paralyzed, with a faint emotion on his

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