Sunday, 28th Aug, 2016

National

FNJ urges govt, media houses to enforce journalist act and minimum salary scale

Sunday 28th, 2016

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Trishuli bus accident: Police receive applications for 12 missing people

Sunday 28th, 2016

Aug 28, 2016- Relatives of people missing in Friday's Trishuli bus accident have been running from post to pillar to confirm whether their kin have died or are still breathing. So far, the reports have confirmed death of 22 people including four Indian nationals. Likewise, four people have ...

9 killed in Arghakhanchi jeep accident

Sunday 28th, 2016

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Minister says drivers involved in negligent driving will have licences scrapped

Sunday 28th, 2016

Kathmandu, August 28 As per new regulations, driving licence of the driver will be cancelled if it is found that his/her negligence behind the wheel has caused death in road accident. Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Ramesh Lekhak, said this while responding to questions of ...

Lawmaker Dhan Raj Gurung is both happy and sad. Know why?

Sunday 28th, 2016

Kathmandu, August 28 The elevation of fellow Nepali Congress lawmaker Gagan Thapa as Minister for Health has made lawmaker Dhan Raj Gurung both happy and sad. Thapa had registered at the Legislature-Parliament a proposal of public importance, seeking discussions on demands of Dr Govinda KC like ...

Nepal’s tourism ministry bans subordinate bodies from using foreign khada, govt yet to do so

Sunday 28th, 2016

Kathmandu, August 28 The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has banned its subordinate offices from using foreign-made khada. Tourism Secretary Prem Kumar Rai said in a directive that huge sum of money flies out of the country with the import of khada, which also causes ...

Festivals have strengthened our ties: Prez

Sunday 28th, 2016

Aug 28, 2016- President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has said that festivals are part of the country’s wonderful heritage. The head of state expressed this view while addressing a special cultural programme organised by the Office of the President at Sheetal Niwas on the occasion of the Teej and ...

26 new HIV cases found in Siraha

Sunday 28th, 2016

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‘Foreign relations to be shored up on basis of trust’

Sunday 28th, 2016

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Business

Nepal’s govt to buy rural Karnali’s agriculture produce

Friday 26th, 2016

Kathmandu, August 26 Nepal’s government has decided to buy agricultural produce from the Karnali region, one of Nepal’s most under-developed areas. The produce would be bought and sold in Kathmandu, and a programme to this effect will be implemented within this fiscal, authorities ...

Gold price down, silver price stable

Friday 26th, 2016

Gold price on Friday decreased by Rs. 100 per tola in the  domestic market. According to the  Federation of the Gold and Silver Dealers Association, the gold price has settled at Rs. 58, 600 per tola. On Thursday, the yellow metal was sold at Rs. 58, 700 per tola. Similarly, silver price has ...

World Bank teams calls on MoAD Secretary

Thursday 25th, 2016

A World Bank team calls on Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) Secretary Uttam Kumar Bhattarai in the Capital, on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Photo: PACT KATHMANDU: A World Bank team on Wednesday called on Ministry of Agricultural Development (MoAD) Secretary Uttam Kumar Bhattarai and ...

NOC submits plan to expand fuel storage facility to PM

Thursday 25th, 2016

Nepal Oil Corporation. Photo: THT file Kathmandu, August 24 Nepal Oil Corporation — the state-owned petroleum company — presented its plan to expand fuel storage facility in all the seven provinces and other strategic locations to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, today. (adsbygoogle = ...

NRB tightens margin lending

Thursday 25th, 2016

Nepal Rastra Bank. Photo: THT/ File Kathmandu, August 24 Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank, has tightened the credit limit against the collateral of stocks. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As per the latest provision of NRB, banks and financial institutions (BFIs) can ...

PAF to prioritise reconstruction works

Thursday 25th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Poverty Alleviation Fund has allocated a budget of Rs 3.82 billion to conduct 55 regular and three creative programmes in its working districts. The PAF has aimed to utilise the amount to support 2,562 income-generating and 208 community physical infrastructure projects, development of ...

Best Buy posts higher profit, better online and store sales

Wednesday 24th, 2016

FILE – A shopper carts his purchased LED TV at a Best Buy in Miami, on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Photo: AP NEW YORK: Best Buy’s profit jumped 21 percent as the nation’s largest consumer electronics retailer increased sales online and tried to create a better shopping experience in the ...

Interaction on organic food production, trade

Wednesday 24th, 2016

An Organic Value Chain Round Table Meeting organised by the PACT in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Photo Courtesy: PACT KATHMANDU: An interaction programme was held between the stakeholders to discuss the importance of production and trade of organic food items essential for human ...

‘Lift ban on Afghanistan for foreign job-seekers’

Wednesday 24th, 2016

Kathmandu, August 23 A study committee formed by the government to look into improving the work environment for Nepali workers in Afghanistan has submitted its report to Ministry of Labour and ...

Science & Tech

Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun’s nearest neighbour

Thursday 25th, 2016

EMBARGOED UNTIL 24 August 2016 AT 1PM ET/1700GMTThe planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System, is seen in an undated artist’s impression released by the European Southern Observatory on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. Photo: ...

China shows first images of Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission

Wednesday 24th, 2016

Concept portrayal of China’s Mars rover and lander released on August 23, 2016 by lunar probe and space project centre of Chinese State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence. Photo: China Daily via Reuters BEIJING: China has showed off its first images of a ...

What are the origins of life? There’s a rocket for that

Tuesday 23rd, 2016

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft which will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and bring a sample back to Earth for study is seen in an undated NASA artist rendering. Photo: NASA CAPE CANAVERAL: NASA scientists ...

US astronauts prepare station for commercial space taxis

Saturday 20th, 2016

File- NASA astronaut Jeff Williams works inside the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) attached to the International Space Station in this still image from NASA TV taken June 6, 2016. Photo: Reuters Two NASA astronauts completed a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station ...

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum

Friday 19th, 2016

FILE – A cast of a Tyrannosaurus rex discovered in Montana greets visitors as they enter the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, on April 15, 2014. Photo: AP SEATTLE: Paleontologists with Seattle’s Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more ...

Study finds ancient Iceman wore hat made of bear skin

Thursday 18th, 2016

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 1998 file picture the 5,000-year-old body of Iceman Oetzi, discovered in 1991 on the Similaun glacier is inspected by scientists in Innsbruck, Scientists say Oetzi wore clothes made of brown bear pelt and roe deer when he died in the Alps 5,300 years ago. Photo: ...

Pro-telescope group: Don’t close door to education benefits

Wednesday 17th, 2016

Keahi Warfield, president of Perpetuating Unique Educational Opportunities, speaks to a meeting of the Rotary Club of Honolulu on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, about the educational benefits of the Thirty Meter Telescope project. Photo: AP HONOLULU: Building a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea will ...

Long-term study links neonicotinoids to wild bee declines

Wednesday 17th, 2016

File- A bumble bee collects pollen from a flower in a garden near York, northern England, June 28, 2008. Photo: REUTERS LONDON: Wild bees that forage from oilseed rape crops treated with insecticides known as neonicotinoids are more likely to undergo long-term population declines than bees that ...

Antarctica’s sea ice said to be vulnerable to sudden retreat

Tuesday 16th, 2016

 Antarctica’s sea ice shrank more than 100,000 years ago  Hints that same may happen again, despite recent gains FILE PHOTO: Melting ice shows through at a cliff face at Landsend, on the ...

Sport

England beats Pakistan by 4 wickets in 2nd ODI

Sunday 28th, 2016

England’s Joe Root flicks the ball away for four runs against Pakistan during their Royal London One Day International at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Wednesday August 24, 2016. Photo: AP LONDON: England rode half-centuries by Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan to beat Pakistan by ...

4 terrorists, involved in 2009 Sri Lankan cricket team attack, shot dead by Pak police

Sunday 28th, 2016

Representational image of Gaddafi stadium. News18 Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) Lahore terrorists who were allegedly involved in the attack on Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009 were shot dead by Pakistan police in the wee hours of Sunday. According to the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of ...

Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, Gopichand get BMWs; Sachin lauds them

Sunday 28th, 2016

Accolades continued to pour on the trio of PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar, all of whom were today presented luxury cars for their Olympic performance by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, who lauded their efforts as the beginning of a wonderful journey for Indian sports. Hyderabad District ...

Late show helps Manchester United join Chelsea on top

Sunday 28th, 2016

 Rampant Chelsea thump Burnley  Rashford rescues United at Hull  Arsenal, Leicester gain first wins Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford celebrates scoring their first goal against Hull City.Action Images via Reuters / Lee Smith LONDON: After Chelsea continued their 100 percent start with ...

American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem

Sunday 28th, 2016

San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, left, and Blaine Gabbert stand on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) San Francisco ...

Record Twenty20 run haul as West Indies beat India

Sunday 28th, 2016

FLORIDA: West Indies beat India by one run in a remarkable Twenty20 match featuring a record haul of 489 runs in Florida on Saturday. In the first game featuring two full-strength international teams on American soil, West Indies amassed 245 for six with opener Evin Lewis smashing a century off 49 ...

Zaha inspires Palace to draw with Bournemouth

Sunday 28th, 2016

Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann, top, scores an equaliser during his team’s Premier League soccer match against Bournemouth at Selhurst Park, London, on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Photo: Scott Heavey/PA via AP LONDON: Wilfried Zaha wants out from Crystal Palace, and yet he was the inspiration in ...

Goalkeeper’s own-goal enough for Everton to beat Stoke 1-0

Sunday 28th, 2016

Stoke City goalkeeper Shay Given, rear, scores an own goal during his team’s Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, on Saturday, August 27, 2016. Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA via AP LIVERPOOL: Shay Given got his hand to a penalty kick before the ball came ...

Leicester beat Swansea 2-1 for 1st win of title defence

Sunday 28th, 2016

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, left, scores his side’s first goal of the game during their Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at the King Power Stadium, Leicester, England, on ...

World

Syria war: Turkey kills 25 people in latest round of air strikes

Sunday 28th, 2016

Turkey has massed tanks along its border with Syria Aug 28, 2016- At least 25 people have been killed in the latest round of Turkish air strikes in Syria, near the city of Jarablus. Turkish authorities said the dead, killed in shelling and air strikes on Sunday, were all Kurdish ...

Bangladesh police identify dead militants linked to Dhaka cafe attack

Sunday 28th, 2016

View of a house where police says militants were killed after a gunbattle on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 27, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain DHAKA: One of the three militants killed by Bangladeshi security forces on Saturday in connection with July’s Dhaka cafe attack came ...

Turkish army thrusts deeper into Syria, monitors say 35 villagers killed

Sunday 28th, 2016

 Turkey says targeting Kurdish forces, Islamic State militants  Turkish soldier killed on Saturday, first in campaign  Ankara blames Kurdish forces for killing soldier  Syrian rebels opposed to Turkey: no Kurdish forces in area A Turkish soldier on an armoured personnel carrier waves as ...

Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term: poll

Sunday 28th, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during the news conference in Warsaw, Poland, on August 26, 2016. Photo: Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s domestic popularity has declined, a poll showed on Sunday, with 50 percent of Germans against her serving a fourth term in office after a ...

Suspected ‘terror’ attack at Indonesian church; no serious casualties

Sunday 28th, 2016

Police are seen outside Saint Joseph catholic church after a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during the Sunday service in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, on August 28, 2016. Photo: Antara Foto via Reuters Indonesian police were investigating a suspected terror ...

Trump vows crackdown on immigrants who overstay visas if elected

Sunday 28th, 2016

Republican nominee Donald Trump speaks at “Joni’s Roast and Ride” in Des Moines, Iowa, US, on August 27, 2016. Photo: Reuters DES MOINES: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered fresh details of how he would tackle illegal immigration on Saturday, saying he would crack ...

US elections: Trump details plans to track illegal immigrants

Sunday 28th, 2016

Aug 28, 2016- The US Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has said he will develop a tracking system to help authorities control immigration. Speaking on the campaign trail in Iowa, he outlined what he called an "entry-exit" programme, which would track those who overstay their ...

Colombia’s FARC rebels to hold final conference, peace vote September 13-19

Sunday 28th, 2016

Leidi, a member of the 51st Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), poses for a picture at a camp in Cordillera Oriental, Colombia, on August 16, 2016. Photo: Reuters Colombia’s main rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces, said in a statement on Saturday they will hold ...

Up to 300,000 refugees to come to Germany this year: migration office head

Sunday 28th, 2016

File – Syrian refugees arrive at the camp for refugees and migrants in Friedland, Germany, on April 4, 2016. Photo: Reuters The head of Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ...

Entertainment

Was wonderful to perform in US: Sidharth Malhotra

Sunday 28th, 2016

Aug 28, 2016- Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra, who recently toured the US for Dream Team dance tour, is more than overwhelmed by the positive feedback he received. He says it was a memorable experience. His performance and dance moves made waves in the six cities -- Houston, Oakland, ...

Drake buys Rihanna a billboard

Sunday 28th, 2016

Aug 28, 2016- Rapper Drake has surprised singer Rihanna with a billboard following the news that she receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the MTV Video Music Awards. Drake congratulated the chart sensation on the news by purchasing her a huge sign - usually reserved for ...

A note to redemption

Sunday 28th, 2016

Had he known what his sins against his wife would do to his daughter, he’d have changed his ways. But this was a little too late Aug 28, 2016- Truth be told, he was not an emotional man. He could count on his fingers the number of times he had ever gotten emotional. The world saw his ...

Speaking from the margin

Sunday 28th, 2016

It is an uneven show no doubt, with its sparks of brilliance and flickers of future promise, but a very important one if one takes into account the position of social justice activism it springs from Aug 28, 2016- Nexus is currently hosting a month-long exhibition that commenced on August 23 ...

BBC lists Top 100 films of 21st century; ‘Mulholland Drive’ tops it

Saturday 27th, 2016

“Mulholland Drive” Universal Pictures Aug 27, 2016- BBC Culture has released a list the ‘greatest films of the 21st Century’ and David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive (2001) claimed the number one spot. Wong Kar-wai’s masterpiece In the Mood for Love (2000) has secured the second place ...

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp row over divorce donations

Saturday 27th, 2016

The couple split in May after 15 months of marriage Aug 27, 2016- Amber Heard has demanded that Johnny Depp double the amount that is paid to charity following their divorce settlement. She recently pledged to donate the $7m (£5.3m) settlement to two charities for abused women and ill ...

Matt Damon climbs up Forbes' Hollywood rich list

Saturday 27th, 2016

Matt Damon appeared in The Martian and Jason Bourne over the past year Aug 27, 2016- Matt Damon has become the third highest-paid actor in Hollywood, according to Forbes' annual rich list. The actor missed the top 10 last year but has seen his earnings rocket to $55m (£41.6m) after ...

Bollywood actor-comedian Krushna's father passes away in Mumbai

Friday 26th, 2016

Source: abplive.in Bollywood actor-comedian Krushna Abhishek’s father, Atmaprakash Sharma passed away on Friday in Mumbai. According to the international media reports, he breathed his last at his residence at 10.40 am. He was 75. Sharma was suffering from cancer since many years and in the ...

The World's Highest-Paid Actors 2016: The Rock Leads With Knockout $64.5 Million Year

Friday 26th, 2016

From the squared ring to the silver screen: Dwayne Johnson nabbed his highest-ever paycheck thanks to soaring upfront fees. (Photo credit: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for HBO) Dwayne "The ...