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India foreign secretary Shringla land in Katmandu

Kathmandu, Nov. 26: Foreign Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, Harsh Vardhan Shringla, has landed in Nepal for a two-day official visit. In his visit, he will be paying a courtesy call to President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Foreign Minister Pradeep Sharma Gyawali, leaders...

No bail for Arnab Goswami

There was no immediate relief for Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, arrested in a 2018 abetment of suicide case, on Friday as the hearing on his interim bail plea before the Bombay High Court remained incomplete. A division bench of Justices S S Shinde and M S Karnik said they would...

5.4 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan

Taipei, Nov. 6: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred in eastern Taiwan at 9:40 a.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The epicenter of the temblor was located at sea, about 107.8 kilometers northeast of Taitung...

Rare yellow turtel spotted in west Bengal

Albinism species turtle that is bright yellow has been spotted in a village pond in West Bengal, India. The rare animal is afflicted with a form of albinism which affects its colouration and has been compared online to melted cheese on a burger. It belongs to a rare species called the Indian...

You can't pay cash in China

It’s hard for those of us who live outside of China to grasp how paying for everything has gone digital in the country. Most businesses there, from the fanciest hotels to roadside fruit stands, display a QR code — a type of bar code — that people scan with a smartphone...

US appoints Destro as a special coordinator for Tibetan Issue

The United States has appointed a senior human rights official as a special coordinator for Tibetan issues, amid increasingly tense relations between Washington and Beijing. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that Robert Destro, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor, would assume the additional...

Flying car to be in the market by 2023

With the pandemic crushing the pace of innovation, most flying car projects backed by American tech giants have remained grounded. But a Japanese startup is quietly taking a manned prototype to the sky and aims to make travel by flying taxi a reality by 2023. Tokyo-based SkyDrive, showed off a test...

China fires two missiles on US Spy Plane

The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Thursday that Beijing fired one intermediate-range ballistic missile, DF-26B, from Qinghai Province and another medium-range ballistic missile, DF-21D, from Zhejiang Province on Wednesday in response to US aerial activities in a "no-fly zone" area. In response, Mark Esper, the US defense chief,...

Pakistan rejects New Delhi’s claims on IIOJK

Pakistan on Sunday strongly rejected the "unwarranted and irresponsible" comments made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson on the Joint Press Release of the Second Round of China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue. The MEA’s contentions about Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) being the so-called “integral and...

TikTok to take Trump administration to court

Earlier this month, Trump issued an executive order that prohibits any US-based company to conduct transactions with the app after mid-September. That means any firm interesting in buying TikTok — like Mircosoft or Oracle — will need to finish the deal before the 45-day deadline ends. Popular short video app TikTok...

Gautam Buddha was a great India Leader - Jaishankar

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has claimed that Gautam Buddha was an Indian on an event. He says the statement about Buddha while addressing India at 75 Virtual Conference organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry, an umbrella organization of Indian entrepreneurs and businessmen. “We all know two great Indians...

COVAX will be in the market by early 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently launched the COVAX Facility as a mechanism to guarantee rapid, fair, and equitable access to countries to a broad portfolio of vaccines and manufacturers to a demand-secure market. Several experimental vaccines for Covid-19 are in final-stage clinical trials and early results from two of...

Almost one in four had COVID-19 in Delhi

On the recent government survey report, it is said that 23.48% of the 21,387 people whose blood samples were tested had Covid-19 antibodies. And, the blood samples were taken in random from the city.  Delhi has so far recorded 1,25,096 cases, equivalent to less than 1% of its population of 19.8...

India and China agree on promt pullout from Ladak LAC

Indian and Chinese troops have begun a partial disengagement from their positions along the disputed Himalayan border region after a tense stand-off lasting nearly nine weeks, sources in the Indian establishment told local media on Monday.Indian officials, according to Bloomberg, said the People’s Liberation Army was seen removing tents...

ADB approves $200 million concessional loan

Kathmandu, June 29. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $200 million concessional loan to improve power supply and distribution systems in Nepal. Nepal has made significant progress in electricity supply after years of chronic power shortages. However, its power transmission and distribution systems need further strengthening to increase network...

Locusts has been spotted in Parsa and Chitwan

Chitwan, June 28 (RSS): Locusts have been spotted in Kalika and Khairhani municipalities in the eastern Chitwan. According to Prime Minister Agricultural modernization project implementation unit Chief Meghnath Timilsina, a tiny band of locusts has been spotted in Kalika-3 and Parsa of Khairhani. As he said, agro technicians from the project,...

Gajurel has been elected deputy general secretary of the Belt and Road International Transport Alliance (BRITA).

Kathmandu - Nepal’s Ashish Gajurel has been elected deputy general secretary of the Belt and Road International Transport Alliance (BRITA). The recently held general assembly elected Gajurel to the post. Gajurel has been advocating the cause of traffic management and transportation management in Nepal. Participants were from Switzerland, Greece, Nigeria, China,...

10 more new cases reported in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Nepal has confirmed 10 more new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, taking the total of infections to 69. Speaking at a regular press briefing, Dr Bikash Devkota, Spokesperson at Ministry of Health and Population said that a 36-year-old person from Chhapkaiya of Birgunj Municipality-3, and nine persons in Nepalgunj have tested...

KOICA supports medical items and relief fund

Kathmandu - The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has today donated six types of medical items total worth 78,000 US dollars for COVID-19 response to four of its partner hospitals in Nepal. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Park Young-Sik handed over the medical items to the respective chairpersons and medical...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is alive and well

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is "alive and well", a top security adviser to the South's President Moon Jae-in said, downplaying rumours over Kim's health following his absence from a key anniversary. "Our government position is firm," said Moon's special adviser on national security Moon Chung-in, in an interview with...

Lockdown extend till May 7

Kathmandu - A meeting of the Council of Ministers held yesterday has decided to extend the stay-at-home order till May 7 as a measure to prevent the possible risk of COVID-19. The cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence took such decision to extend the lockdown order till May...

DoI suspens all its visa services till April 15

Kathmandu, Apr. 8: The Department of Immigration (DoI) has suspended all its visa services till April 15, owing to the extended nationwide lockdown. On Wednesday DoI issued a press release statement, the Department took the decision to this effect, in line with the decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Director...

103 tested negative from 119 amid coronavirus

Kathmandu, April-8: Total test of119 swab samples collected for COVID-19 test in State no. 2, the results of 103 have showed negative. Sharing the results at a press conference held here today, Secretary at the Ministry of Social Development Dr. Ram Prasad Ghimire said 103 people tested negative while the...

Food bank established at Panauti

Kathmandu April 4: Panauti municipality in Kavrepalanchowk has established a 'food bank' targeting vulnerable communities during the nationwide lockdown amidst the heightened risk of COVID-19. The process to distribute foodstuffs collected in the bank to the needy has begun today, according to mayor Bheem Neupane. "The indigent families identified by...

Nepal on complete lockdown from Monday

KATHMANDU: Nepal is now complete lockdown after the government sealed 170 border points with China and India in an effort to avert the spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic from Monday. The decision of lockdown was imposed after the cabinet meeting on Sunday evening. The meeting has also instructed the Ministry of Home...

Latest updates of corona virus in south asia

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Southeast Asia is worsening, with rising cases across key countries in the region. As an indicator of this, the World Health Organization (WHO) has now called on Southeast Asian states to do more to stop the spread. though the number of coronavirus cases in South Asia has...

coronavirus cases in India has hit 130

India, 17-March: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in India has touched 130, with Maharashtra reporting six new cases, Kerala confirming five cases, Karnataka recording four cases and one by Telangana. These cases are not included in the latest official update of 114 released by the Union Ministry...

71 Chinese workers goes on self-quarantine at Phokhara

KATHMANDU: The Pokhara regional airport has arranged a self-quarantine facility for 71 Chinese workers. As many as 190 Chinese workers are involved in the under-construction regional international airport here. Airport chief Binesh Munakarki shared that they were placed in the self-quarantine as preventive measures against the spread of deadly coronavirus. The Chinese...


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