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  • Indian singer Sonu Nigam admitted to Norvic hospital in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, February 19 Indian singer Sonu Nigam, who is in Nepal to shoot a music video, has been admitted to Norvic Hospital, Kathmandu after he complained of severe backache. A hospital source informed that doctors have taken his X-ray, blood test and MRI. He is being kept in a VIP suite in the hospital and is being attended by Dr Pankaj Jalan and Dr Pravin Nepal. “Whether or not he will be able to return to his hotel will...

    Saudi Prince Signs $20bn In Deals With Pakistan

    Kathmandu,Feb 18: Saudi Arabia has signed investment deals worth $20bn (£15.5bn) with Pakistan, as the south Asian country looks to bolster its fragile economy. It comes as part of a high-profile Asian tour by the kingdom’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Pakistan urgently needs to address a balance of payments crisis and is looking to international backers for support. The deals include an $8bn oil refinery in the key port city of Gwadar. Other agreements centred on the energy...

    American, Chinese scientists call for international collaboration in science research

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) — American and Chinese scientists have called for international collaboration in science research at the ongoing annual meeting of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to build more trust between two countries. It came after a Chinese elementary particle and accelerator physicist making a roadshow for China’s megascience projects in high energy physics at a seminar. Wang Yifang, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,...

    Cloudy Weather Predicted

    Kathmandu,Feb 18:The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said that there will be partly to generally cloudy in the western region along with eastern and central hilly regions and mainly fair in the rest of the country. It has also predicted that brief rain/ thundershowers likely to occur at a few places of the western region and at one or two places of the eastern and central hilly regions. There will be chances of light snowfall at a few places of...

    10 Days Before Show Time, A Full-On Revolt Over The Oscars

    Kathmandu,Feb 15: Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in the torturous and troubled lead-up to the 91st Academy Awards. After a litany of public-relations disasters, backtracks and missteps, the latest dust-up...

    Flare 10 Billion Times More Powerful Than Solar Flares Discovered

    Kathmandu,Feb 15: Scientists say they have discovered a stellar flare 10 billion times more powerful than the solar flares, a discovery that could unlock decades-old mysteries of the origin and evolution of the Sun and its planets. Using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) in Hawaii, the scientists study the birth of nearby stars as a means of understanding the history of the solar system. The flare is thought to be caused by a disruption in an intense magnetic...

    Nepali immigrants sue Trump administration

    Kathmandu,Feb 12: A group of Temporary Protected Status holders from Nepal and Honduras sued the Trump administration for its decision to terminate TPS designation for the two countries, arguing the decision was unconstitutional and motivated by the administration’s anti-immigrant sentiments. The lawsuit was filed on Monday by a law firm representing three Nepalis, three Hondurans and three children—one Nepali and two Honduran—who were born in the United States. As per the US citizenship laws, children born in the country...

    Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga To Be Part Of Oscar Library

    Kathmandu,Feb 10: Actor Sonam Kapoor on Saturday said she is “overwhelmed” with the news of her latest release Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga being considered by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) to be included in Oscar library. The film revolves around a same-sex relationship and shows the struggles to find acceptance in the family and the society. According to reports, AMPAS has requested the makers for a copy of the film’s screenplay for its...

    Thailand Election: Thai Princess To Stand As PM Candidate

    Bangkok,Feb 08:The sister of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has joined the race to be the country’s next prime minister. Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Varnavadi, 67, will stand for a party loyal to ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, according to registration papers. Traditionally the Thai royal family stays out of politics, so this is an unprecedented move. Thailand’s election is scheduled to take place on 24 March. The princess is the eldest sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, and has registered...

    Why stop at plastic bags and straws?

    Kathmandu,Feb 08: Single-use plastics are a blessing and a curse. They have fueled a revolution in commercial and consumer convenience and improved hygiene standards, but also have saturated the world’s coastlines and clogged landfills. By one estimate 79 per cent of all plastic ever produced is now in a dump, a landfill or the environment, and only 9 per cent has been recycled. This growing legacy poses real risks. Plastic packaging is clogging city sewer systems, leading to flooding. Abandoned...

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