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Scientists discover first Earth-sized planet that could support life

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LOS ANGELES , April 18: Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that´s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it´s not too hot and not too cold for life.

The find, announced Thursday, excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way galaxy for years for potentially habitable places outside our solar system. [More]

  Decoding (dress) codes  
  BY THE WEEK BUREAU  
 
The phrase ‘dress codes’ may have originated in the West, but nowadays their usage is rapidly increasing in Nepal, too. Our dress codes are slightly different from the Western ones, because we can conveniently overlook such established codes like ‘white tie’ or ‘black tie’ which are not really worn in Nepal. Also, we need to incorporate our own attires like saris and salwar-kurthas which are alien to western formal wear.

When you receive an invitation card that says “dress code: casual chic” in bold blue letters, you may be flummoxed as to what combination of Nepali and western wear this style of dressing entails. You know casual and you know chic, but the combination of these two is completely alien. The Week Bureau guides you through this and other bewildering guidelines on dressing, with inputs from award-winning designer and stylist Tenzin Tseten Bhutia.

 
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    KATHMANDU, April 17
    : The Nepali private sector’s long wait to go around the globe to invest looks likely to be ending soon.
    Divergent views amongst the professional and private sector bodies have helped put a proposed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy that also has provisions for ‘outward investment by Nepalis’ on ice for about a year.

    However, with a change in leadership at the private sector’s apex umbrella organization -- the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) -- led by its newly elected president Pradeep Jung Pandey, the policy has received a shot in the arm as Pandey has clearly articulated that he favors the policy. “The policy allows Nepalis to show their expertise abroad in their respective sectors and can also bring better payoffs.”   [More]
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