Nepal | May 21, 2019

14 climbers scale Mt Everest as second summit window opens

At least 14 climbers successfully scaled the world’s highest mountain early this morning after a team of climbers from Imagine Nepal Treks found a second fair summit window on Mt Everest this spring season....


Home ministry sets criteria for declaring public holidays

The Government of Nepal has said that the provincial governments may declare public holidays for up to six days a year considering their respective religions, culture and rituals, in addition to those fixed by the federal government....

  • ‘Pillion riders will have to wear helmet’

    The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has said the government is likely to make it mandatory for pillion riders to wear a helmet inside Kathmandu v...

  • Nepal Parliament building

    PS in dilemma over ‘unparliamentary words’

    The Parliament Secretariat has been facing a tough time identifying ‘unparliamentary words’ reportedly used by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Ne...

  • cyber crime

    Cybercrime cases up

    Senior Superintendent of Police Uttam Raj Subedi at Metropolitan Police Range today said Public-Police Partnership Programme had been focusing on the ...

  • Govt to provide health insurance worth Rs 1 lakh

    The government had already implemented the public health insurance plan according to which a family of five members can sign up for the programme by p...


Government wants media to toe its line

The Medial Council Bill has been prepared to replace the Press Council Act. Press Council was established during the single-party Panchayat era primarily to monitor activities of print media....


Saudis say they will defend themselves, as Trump warns Iran

USS Abraham Lincoln

Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom’s energy sector was targeted this past week amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf....



TIA fleecing international passengers for 8 years?

The fact that the top honchos of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal have been using their statutory autonomy for feathering their own nests and preventing the organisation from delivering on its envisaged goals pronounced in the act of 1996 is no longer a matter of speculation, stakeholders have ...



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