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Premier Appeal

It’s difficult being a sports fan in Nepal. The lack of meaningful televised performances of our national teams – barring the occasional regional football tournaments or the exploits of our cricket team – leaves us feeling deprived.

The cloud behind the silver lining

Every Women’s Day comes with its share of success stories and positive statistics. But while we rejoice over them, it’s equally important that we acknowledge the reality of being a woman. I

Sitting target

Growing up, whenever I pictured a writer, I imagined him sitting in front of his worn Remington, punching in a line of text, and unsatisfied with his unimaginative input, ripping the typed page apart in

Politics

Big party honchos start talks to resume statute drafting

KATHMANDU, March 5: Top leaders of the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) have stepped up informal negotiations to resume the stalled constitution-making process. Separate meetings of Prime

Social

Traffickers using marriage to trick women into flesh trade

ILAM, March 5 : Of late, women traffickers have found marriage as easy means to trap innocent women into the flesh trade in India. In recent years, incidents of ´husbands´ taking wives to India and selling

Fire claims 1, guts property worth Rs 1.5 m

INARUWA, March 6: A person died and property worth Rs 1.5 million was gutted when a fire broke out at Madhuban-7, Shukrabare of Sunsari last night. The

DPM Singh releases silver coin portraying Satyamohan Joshi

KATHMANDU, March 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Local Development Prakashman Singh on Thursday released a silver coin featuring culture expert and Shatabdi

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Business

TIA closes international flights until Friday morning

KATHMANDU, March 5: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has closed the international flights to and from the airport until Friday morning as the removal of the Turkish Airlines airbus that met with an accident

Sports

Bangladesh beats Scotland by 6 wickets in World Cup, Pool A

NELSON, New Zealand, March 5:Tamim Iqbal scored 95 to steer Bangladesh´s largest successful run chase in one-day international cricket as it beat Scotland by six wickets to keep alive its quarterfinal chances

INTERNATIONAL

US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

SEOUL, South Korea, March 5: U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after being slashed on the face and wrist by a man wielding a 10-inch knife and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified,

Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania, March 5: Tanzanian authorities say floods from a heavy 30-minute storm killed at least 42 people in an area close to Lake Victoria in Kahama

YouTube removes controversial BBC documentary (with documentary)

NEW DELHI, March 5: After the government asked video sharing website YouTube to remove the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape, the latter has removed

TIME - OUT

Bhimdatta comes alive on screen today

KATHMANDU, March 6:  Bhimdatta, based on the true accounts of the first peasant revolution’s martyr Bhimdatta Panta, is being released all over Nepal

A fluid journey from dance to drama

KATHMANDU, March 6: Dancer, choreographer and now a theater actor, Kripa Bajracharya is having the time of her life. Kripa, 23, has a Bachelor’s degree in classical dance with a major in Kathak and

Gen next

Small enterprises big dreams

KATHMANDU, March 5: At Rs 15, the lokta pencil is stiffer than the regular pencils we buy at the stationeries in town. What makes this pencil special, apart from the fact that it’s wrapped in pretty lokta

Live Rich or Die Trying

Disclaimer: This has nothing to do with Hedonism. Nor with 50 Cent. (You guys know about 50 Cent, don’t you?) ‘It’s been awhile’. That’s just a figure of speech. It’s actually been ages. Maybe I was

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