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  • 60 Seconds International Film Festival Calls For Entries

    Kathmandu,Jan 18:60 Seconds International Film Festival (60SIFF) 2019 has called for entries from interested Nepali film enthusiasts. This is the 6th edition of the film festival organized every year. 60SIFF provides a platform for all young talented filmmakers to showcase their 1-minute-long films to live audiences all over the world. Its mission is to empower the youth by nurturing a positive learning experience, Improve the understanding of deep-rooted issues and enable freedom of expression by providing a platform that...

    Children perform traditional folk dance in east China

    Kathmandu,Jan 17:Kindergarten children give a traditional folk dance show to local villagers in celebrations to greet the upcoming Spring Festival in Xintang Village of Changxing, east China’s Zhejiang Province, Jan. 16, 2019. The Spring Festival starts from the first day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, or Feb. 5 this year. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

    In pics: mass wedding held in Mumbai, India

    Kathmandu,Jan 15: Indian brides dressed in traditional wedding costumes attend a mass wedding event in Mumbai, India, Jan. 13, 2019. Mass weddings in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs as well as the customary dowry and expensive gifts that are still prevalent in many communities. (Xinhua/Stringer)

    16 rare migrant birds released into wild in Jiangxi

    Kathmandu,Jan 15:Staff members release migrant birds into the wild at the Poyang Lake national natural reserve in east China’s Jiangxi Province, Jan. 14, 2019. Sixteen rare migrant birds, including one oriental white stork, two whooper swans and three mandarin ducks, were released into the wild in Jiangxi on Monday. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

    Plane crash in Iran kills 15, leaves 1 survivor

    AP Tehran, Jan 15 This photo provided by Mizan News Agency, shows Iranian rescue personnel and security work at the site of a Boeing 707 cargo plane crash, at Fath Airport about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. An Iranian emergency management official has told state TV that 16 people were on board a Boeing 707 cargo plane that crashed west of Tehran and that there is only one known survivor. (Hasan Shirvani/Mizan...

    Japan’s desperate need for migrant workers a warning for the UK

    Kathmandu,Jan 14:Japan brought in a controversial new labour policy at the end of 2018 which will open up blue-collar jobs to workers from countries such as Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. The amendment to Japan’s notoriously restrictive immigration laws is expected to bring in an estimated 345,000 foreign workers within the next five years. It comes in response to the ageing workforce of Japan, where 28% of the population are over 65 and birth rates are falling. Without migrants, Japan would face...

    Think Globally Act Locally About Climate Change

    Kathmandu,Jan 13: Sindhupalchowk hosted the National Climate Change Conference 2075 (2018-19) at Gufadanda, Jyamire. It was organized by the Federation of District Coordination Committees. Participants from seventy seven districts reached Sindhupalchowk to make the conference a historic and memorable one.The participants included chiefs and deputy chiefs or members of District Coordination Committees across Nepal. It was a well organized national conference considering the fact that Sindupalchowk was devastated by the 2015 earthquake. Jure in Sindhupalchowk had a landslide in...

    One dead and one missing after light aircraft crashes in northern Spain

    Madrid, Jan. 10(Xinhua) — One person was killed and the other is missing after a light aircraft crashed in the Basque Region in northern Spain on Wednesday, according to rescue services. The accident happened at around 14:00 p.m. local time on the 1,078-meter high Mount Hernio, in the province of Gipuzkoa, which was covered in mist at the time. A local resident heard an explosion and informed the Basque regional police. Nationality of the two people on board remains...

    Global Campaign To Inspire Travellers

    Kathmandu,Jan 09:Qatar Airways is pleased to announce its latest global sales promotion designed to inspire passengers to explore new and exciting destinations in 2019. Qatar Airways’ passengers can enjoy exclusive discounts during this special promotion, where every journey to a destination becomes an unforgettable chapter, an experience that will create exciting stories to tell. The promotion is valid on all Qatar Airways flights booked from 7 – 16 January 2019 for travel between 7 January and 31 December 2019....

    Brazil Deploys Troops To Stop Violence In Fortaleza

    Kathmandu,Jan 06:About 300 troops have been sent to the northern city of Fortaleza to tackle a surge in criminal violence, authorities said. Soldiers will patrol there and across the state of Ceará in a bid to halt attacks on shops, banks and buses. The justice ministry ordered the special deployment after dozens of attacks this week. The attacks are a protest against new, tougher measures in local prisons, largely controlled by criminal gangs. Prison authorities in the state have...

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