World traveler Thor in Nepal

Kathmandu,Jan 31–Danish Red Cross goodwill ambassador and world traveler, Torbjørn C Pedersen, has arrived in Nepal in course of his world tour.  Nepal is the 179th country in his world tour. He reached here on Monday as part of his mission of setting a new world record travelling only by road and seaway, and not using aeroplane.  He visited the Blood Transfusion Centre run by Nepal Red Cross Society at Balkumari on Tuesday and donated his blood, Nepal Red...

Malaysia’s Aquaria KLCC to give underwater lion dance performance during spring festival season

Kathmandu,Jan 31: Divers perform underwater lion dance during a media preview at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jan. 30, 2019. The aquarium will give performance of underwater lion dance during the spring festival season in celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Chong Voon Chung)

Marcelo Wants To Join Cristiano Ronaldo At Juventus

Kathmandu,Jan 24:Real Madrid defender Marcelo wants to join Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus, Ok Diario reports. The Brazilian is eager to reunite with his former team-mate and according to the editor of the Spanish paper he has informed Real Madrid about his desire. “If Juve make an offer to sign me, please let me go”, Marcelo reportedly told Real Madrid chiefs. The Brazilian is not going to leave Real Madrid in January, but his transfer could be completed in the...

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...

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