Govt committed to promote and protect human rights, reaffirms PM Oli

Kathmandu, May 26: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reaffirmed the government's commitment towards safeguarding human rights in the country.  Speaking at the 17th anniversary of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) here Thursday,...

NC President Deuba urges govt not to misuse foreign aid

Kathmandu, May 26: Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the incumbent government not to misuse foreign aid pledged by the international community for post-disaster reconstruction operation.  Inaugurating the...

  Transport Entrepreneurs’ Wrong Move

  The government the other day warned the transport entrepreneurs that it would take stern action against them should they engage in violating the rights of the commuters and others in the name of staging their vehicular strike...

Focus On Agriculture

    Planners and policy makers should keep in mind that agriculture is the mainstay of the national economy though economic activities have seen diversification over the years. In this regard, this sector should get due priority...

Transport entrepreneurs adamant against hiked penalty

Kathmandu, May 26: Talks held between transport entrepreneurs and the Transport Management Department ended without conclusion Thursday. However, the two sides agreed to holds talks on Friday too.  The joint struggle committee of the transport entrepreneurs...

Six killed, six injured in Ramechhap road accident

Ramechhap, May 26: Six persons have died and as many were hurt when a vehicle met with an accident today noon at Okhreni in Ramechhap Municapality-1 in Ramechhap district. The ill-fated Tata Sumo with registration plate number Na 1 Ja 4161 was heading...

Nuclear-free aspirations of Obama, Abe conflict with reality

TOBA, Japan, May 26 (AP) — There is the soaring rhetoric. And then there's the messy reality. When U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe make a historic visit to Hiroshima on Friday — the first time a sitting...

Iraqi PM asks protesters to stay home to aid Fallujah push

BAGHDAD, May 26 (AP) — Iraq's prime minister appealed on Thursday to Iraqis to postpone weekly Friday protests so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group. For...

  Constitution Implementation Commitment From Leadership Needed

Mukti Rijal   Nepal is the foremost and youngest democratic republic of the 21st century. This can be described as a big political change and development in the annals...

Madhesi Protests: Immediate Resolution A Must

  Uttam Maharjan   Touted as one of the best constitutions in the world, the new Constitution of Nepal, which came out last year after eight years of rigorous exercise,...

Economic Survey presented in Parliament, very low GDP registered

Kathmandu, May 26: The government presented the Economic Survey for the fiscal year 2072/073 in the Legislature-Parliament today. According to the Survey, the GDP is estimated...

Japan urges G-7 to avert another economic crisis

ISE, Japan, May 26 (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is urging fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies to avert another global crisis by acting to...

1 dead, 1 critical but stable in NYC concert shooting

NEW YORK, May 26 (AP) — Shots rang out inside a concert venue in New York City where hip-hop artist T.I. was getting ready to perform, leaving one person dead, three others...

China state media promote rap song praising Karl Marx

BEIJING, May 26 (AP) — The latest hot topic for Chinese rappers is a bearded 19th century German philosopher who wrote a book called "The Communist Manifesto." Chinese state...

IOC expresses concern over investigation into Tokyo 2020 bid

TOKYO, May 26 (AP) — IOC vice president John Coates expressed concern Thursday over payments made to a Singapore firm which have entangled Tokyo's winning bid for the...

UEFA bans Fenerbahce player for pushing referee

NYON, Switzerland, May 25 (AP) — UEFA has suspended Fenerbahce player Volkan Sen from its club competitions until the end of December for pushing a referee after he was...

DPM Rawal underscores collective efforts to tackle climate change related issues

Lalitpur, May 26: Deputy Prime Minister Bhim Bahadur Rawal has called for collective efforts from all to tackle various issues emanated from the adverse impact of climate change,...

Effective efforts must to eliminate tobacco products: Vice-President

Kathmandu, May 26: Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said more effective measures from the government and the stakeholders were essential to eradicate tuberculosis and ban...

Road safety week begins

Kathmandu, May 8: The Road Safety Week aimed at minimising the rate of traffic accidents has begun nationwide from today. The event is jointly organised by Nepal Red Cross Society...

One killed, two injured in road accident

Kawasoti, May 7: One person was killed and other three injured in a road accident at Madhyabindu Municipality-7 of Nawalparasi district along the East-West Highway today.  The...

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