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Foreign Minister of Austria arrives access_timeFebruary 21

Kathmandu–Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria, Karin Kneissl, has arrived here on a three-day official visit this afternoon.  The Austrian Foreign Minister, Karin, who arrived here at the invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pr...

May hails Brexit talks 'progress' but no breakthrough access_timeFebruary 21

BRUSSELS– Prime Minister Theresa May said she had made "progress" in talks with the EU on Wednesday as she sought to extract concessions on the terms of Britain's divorce, but as expected there was no major breakthrough.  With...

Samsung launches folding smartphone, first 5G handset access_timeFebruary 21

SAN FRANCISCO– Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that folds open to be a tablet, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature as it strives to stoke excitement in a slumping market.  The South Korean giant also ap...

69 killed in devastating Bangladesh fire access_timeFebruary 21

DHAKA– A devastating fire that ripped through a number of buildings on Wednesday night in old part of Bangladesh capital Dhaka have killed at least 69 people, mostly women and children, and injured scores of others.  Mahfuz Riven, ...

At least 5 militants killed in raid in western Afghan province: official access_timeFebruary 21

HERAT, Afghanistan–At least five Taliban militants were killed and two narcotic-drug labs and a bomb-making factory were destroyed following a military operation in Afghanistan's western province of Herat overnight, authorities said Thursday....

Trump optimistic about upcoming summit with Kim access_timeFebruary 21

WASHINGTON– U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his upcoming Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), would be "successful."  Trump told press that his trip to ...

Nepal loses to Thailand in ICC Women World Cup T-20 Cricket Championship access_timeFebruary 21

Kathmandu–Nepal was defeated by Thailand in the second match of the ICC Women World Cup T-20 Cricket Championship qualifier today.  The match was held at the Asian Institute of Technology's cricket ground in Bangkok, Thailand. Thail...

Work with high morale and discipline-NA Chief access_timeFebruary 21

Diktel ,Mudgebarrack–Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa has directed the Nepal Army rank and file to work with high morale and discipline to develop the army a strong and competent force.  In course of his on-site inspection of Tai...

Memo to PM calling for setup of industrial corridor access_timeFebruary 21

Bhimduttanagar–Bedkot Municipality of Kanchanpur district on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, calling for the expedition of the setup of Daiji-Chhela industrial corridor.  A team headed by Bedkot Mayor A...

Nepali students to get full scholarship in Bouddha University access_timeFebruary 21

  Lumbini– Nepali students wishing to pursue M.Phil and Ph.D degrees in the Buddhist University of Myanmar are to be offered full scholarship.  Officials at Myanmar-based Universities have assured that scholarship could be provi...

Daughter insurance programme to be launched in province-2 access_timeFebruary 21

Birgunj– The 'Daughter Insurance Programme' is to be launched at the local Tri-Juddha Secondary School.  Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, Chief District Officer of Parsa, shared that the insurance programme is to be in place as part of ...

Death threat to deputy mayor draws NC attention access_timeFebruary 21

Chitwan–Nepali Congress Chitwan has expressed serious concern on the death threat to Deputy Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and NC leader Parbati Shah Thakuri.  Issuing a press release on Wednesday, NC Chitwan Secretary Uttam Joshi...

UK to expand drone no-fly zones near airports next month access_timeFebruary 20

LONDON–No-fly zones for drones within 5 kilometres of British airports will come into force next month, the government said on Wednesday, after drone sightings caused severe disruption at Heathrow and Gatwick airports.  "The enlarg...

NC calls for rescuing Nepali students in trouble in Australia access_timeFebruary 20

Kathmandu–The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has urged the government to immediately take necessary initiatives with the Australian government for rescuing more than 1,000 Nepali students who are in difficult circumstances after going to...

Magar festival commences access_timeFebruary 20

Parbat–The First Magar Festival has kicked off here today aimed at collecting funds for the preservation of the culture of the Magar community that is under threat.  Gandaki Province Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung inaugurated the F...

Austrian Minister Kneissl arriving Thursday, leading 13-member delegation access_timeFebruary 20

Kathmandu–Austria's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Karin Kneissl, is arriving here tomorrow on a three-day official visit to Nepal, at the friendly invitation of Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. This is the first ministerial...

Pokharel elected chair of NARMIN access_timeFebruary 20

Kirnetar–Chairperson of Tamakoshi Rural Municipality (Dolakha) Iswor Chandra Pokharel was unanimously elected to the Province-3 Committee Chair of National Association of Rural Municipalities in Nepal (NARMIN).  A closed door session of...

Baglung jeep accident update: death toll reaches four access_timeFebruary 20

Balewa– The death toll from a jeep accident occurred at Jaimini Municipality-8, Chhisti of Baglung on Tuesday has reached four.  Karna Singh Pun, ward-8 member informed Tulsi Pun, accountant at Janakalyan Secondary School, Elina Pun, Pr...

Turkish parliament speaker resigns to run for Istanbul mayoral access_timeFebruary 20

ANKARA– Turkish Parliament Speaker Binali Yildirim resigned from his post late on Monday to run for mayor of Istanbul, said the official website of the parliament.  "It was a pleasure for the last seven months working with our lawm...

27 drug criminals sentenced to jail in Afghanistan access_timeFebruary 20

KABUL– The Afghan law enforcement agencies have sentenced 27 individuals in connection with drug-related crimes to jail terms ranging from one year and six months to 18 years in the past week, the Counter-Narcotics Criminal Justice Task Force sai...