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The Week

Double whammy for mountain students

October is the time for festivities and merriment. But for some, this month is also the time to pack up and leave the comfort of their homes behind. Migration is a regular affair for Pema Karki Bhote of Pandusen VDC in Bajura. As a resident

Tashi Kabum: A cave temple in Upper Mustang (photo story)

Mustang, the trans-Himalayan kingdom in the north of the Annapurna Range, is home to thousands of ancient caves where, according to various researches, ancient troglodytes had lived around 3,000 years

Telling a different story

Khagendra Lamichhane, the leading actor and scriptwriter of the recently released film "Talakjung vs. Tulke" is an award-winning Nepali radio drama maker. He has been active in Nepali theatre

Politics

Modi cancels trips outside capital

KATHMANDU/JANAKPUR, Nov 21 : Amid controversy over his plan to address mass gatherings, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cancelled his plan to visit Janakpur. The

Leaders still clamor for consensus

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Key leaders of the three major political parties have said that they are still committed to draft the new constitution through consensus. Speaking

Petitions filed against animal sacrifice at Gadhimai

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Two separate writ petitions have been filed at the Supreme Court demanding orders to stop sacrifice of thousands of animals during the Gadhimai

Social

Delay in amending Education Act, slows SSRP implementation

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The inordinate delay in amending the Education Act of 1971 has affected the implementation of the School Sector Reform Plan (SSRP). As a result, even five years after the SSRP took off, not much

Liberia returnees asked to abstain from sex

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) has asked all security personnel who have returned

Turkish man held for stealing from ATMs

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Wednesday arrested a Turkish national on the charge of stealing money from Automated

Business

Insurance companies now allowed to invest in productive sectors

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Beema Samiti (BS) -- the insurance sector regulator -- has raised the ceiling for insurance companies to invest in stock market and other productive sectors. The newly introduced

Sports

Sajana sends Nepal through to 3rd consecutive final against India

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Sajana Rana scored the all-important goal from the spot as Nepal advanced into its third consecutive SAFF Women’s Championship final with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Bangladesh at the

INTERNATIONAL

Kerry to join Iran nuclear talks in Vienna

PARIS, Nov 20: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna later Thursday to join high-level nuclear negotiations with Iran as a deadline for an agreement fast approaches. State Department

7 killed in China hospital attack

BEIJING, Nov 20: China´s official Xinhua News Agency reports that six nurses and one janitor have been killed in a knife attack at a hospital in a northeastern

Police: 6 dead in ashram standoff in north India

NEW DELHI, Nov 19: At least six people have died in a standoff between police and a religious leader who is believed to be holed up inside his sprawling ashram along

TIME - OUT

Kill/Dil Kill for Love

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Kill/Dil is a clouded affair. I’ll give it to Shaad Ali – for once, he keeps you entertained for the initial 30 minutes – his

E-Vehicle Rally for cleaner Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: More than 30 electric vehicles were part of a rally last Saturday morning to draw attention to the need to make Nepal ‘e-vehicle friendly’.

Gen next

Waiting on tables Not a bad calling

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Rajan Nepal, 25, who came to Kathmandu from Dhading seven years ago, joined OR2K Restaurant in Thamel to work as a waiter. He initially chose the job just to earn some pocket money. But the job

'Motivation comes naturally when you love what you're doing'

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Lumanti Shakya, 23, has been working as the Sales & Marketing Executive at Hotel Yak & Yeti on Durbar Marg for the past four months. A graduate in Business with specialization in Hospitality

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Buddha Air recently received the ´Highest Taxpayer Award´ for fiscal year 2012/13 from the tourism sector. The airline had received the award...

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