Nepal | October 15, 2019

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  • Business

    WB projects economy to grow at 7.1pc in current fiscal year

    Kathmandu, October 13 The World Bank has projected Nepal’s economy to grow at 7.1 per cent in the ongoing fiscal year, primarily driven by private investment and consumption, as per the Economic Update of the World Bank. However, the World Bank has projected a slowdown in Nepal’s economy i...

  • Science & Technology

    Despite defections, Facebook officially launches Libra

    NEW YORK: Facebook officially moved forward with its plans Monday to create a new digital currency called Libra, despite several high-profile defections from the project and intense criticism from US regulators and politicians. The Libra Association, the nonprofit that will govern the currency, o...

  • Lifestyle

    For Huda Kattan, beauty has become a billion-dollar business

    DUBAI: From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world. The 36-year-old Iraqi-American now runs her eponymous empire Huda Beauty, a makeup line valued at $1.2 billion that has fast...

  • Oddities

    Baby found buried alive highlights India’s battle to protect girls

    NEW DELHI: A baby girl found buried alive in India was a suspected case of female infanticide, police said on Monday, the latest to highlight the preference for sons in a country where the number of girls has been declining. A couple, who went to bury their newborn at a grave after she died in ho...

  • Nepal

    Dalits must unite to institutionalise rights, says Minister Bishwakarma

    Kathmandu, October 14 Minister of Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma has sought unity among Dalits to institutionalise achievements of the Dalit community so far. Inaugurating a two-day international summit on ‘The role of Nepali migrants in the elimination of caste-based discriminat...

  • World

    Gunmen ambush police convoy in Mexico; kill 13 and wound 9

    MORELIA: State police expected the worst when they ventured into the wild township of Aguililla to serve a single warrant. Commanders sent 42 officers in five trucks. It wasn't enough. More than 30 suspected drug cartel gunmen were waiting for them Monday, some in vehicles that were apparently ar...