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The Week

Before the curtains rise

Story behind ‘Coma’, the play that divided opinions and set the theatre circuit abuzz Kathmandu has had its share of opportunities to join in on the “birthday gathering” at Shilpee

A different World

They get married while still in the womb. Sounds quite surprising. However, the tradition of arranging marriage of unborn children is still a much practiced norm in the Dum community. If by chance, the

Lost (in) the libraries

For some reason, my dad always refused to buy books (besides textbooks) for us when we were growing up. My brother was a voracious reader who gobbled bulky books in hours and always seemed to have an

Politics

Prez to meet Xi in March

KATHMANDU, Jan 30 : President Ram Baran Yadav and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping are to meet in the last week of March. The two heads of state are to meet on the sidelines of the annual conference of the Boao

UML for talks without halting CA procedures

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: CPN-UML standing committee meeting on Thursday decided to ask the UCPN (Maoist)-led opposition alliance to sit for interparty talks to end the

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

Social

Blind man's wife struggles to care for blind daughters

KHOTANG, Jan 30  : When most of their friends leave in the morning for school or for work in the fields, sisters Kabita Bhujel,18, and Dhanmaya Bhujel, 15, of Chitapokhari VDC-3, Khotang district lie silent

House panel seeks info on Nepalis in Latin American jails

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Parliament’s Committee for Social Justice and Human Rights on Thursday directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) to furnish details

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

HUB

Business

Prabhu Bank to acquire ailing Grand Bank

First acquisition of a commercial bank KATHMANDU, Jan 30: In what will be the first acquisition of a commercial bank in the country, Prabhu Bank Ltd on Thursday

Sports

Yuvraj Singh joins Paras in MCC squad

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Nepal’s national cricket team captain Paras Khadka will be joined by Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh in the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad for the Emirates Airlines Twenty20 scheduled

INTERNATIONAL

John Kerry fined $50 for failing to shovel snow outside home

BOSTON, Jan 30: John Kerry has many titles - secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president. The globe-spanning diplomat can add one more: snow shoveling scofflaw.[break] After

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

Marks of our time

January 27 saw the unfolding of an intriguing art event at the Siddhartha Art Gallery (SAG) in Baber Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu. Artist Sujan Chitrakar, who heads the Painting and Design Department

Schezwan and Hakka cuisine at Soaltee

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Visit the China Garden Restaurant at Soaltee Crowne Plaza for some delicious Schezwan and Hakka dishes. The restaurant offers a large range of

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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