Experts call for rapid development of nuclear technology at ATOMEXPO forum

SOCHI, Russia, April 16 (Xinhua) — Global experts called for the further development of nuclear technology and cooperation so as to cope with climate change and realize sustainable development at the 11th ATOMEXPO International Forum here on Monday. Themed “Nuclear for better life,” the two-day forum has attracted over 3,600 guests from 74 countries, including about 1,500 guests from outside Russia. Participants will take part in discussions on the development of the nuclear industry and the application of nuclear...

Poll Campaigning Ends For First Phase Of Lok Sabha Elections In India

Kathmandu,April 10 : The election campaigning came to an end in 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 20 states and Union Territories. The first phase will cover all the Lok Sabha constituencies in 10 states and Union Territories. These include all the 25 Lok Sabha seats of Andhra Pradesh, 17 seats of Telangana, five seats of Uttarakhand, two seats each of Arunachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Meghalaya and one seat each of Chhattisgarh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura,...

Hashtag battle in India as candidates go head to head in 2019 summer elections

Kathmandu,April 08 : With India’s much awaited 2019 Lok Sabha general election just around the corner, political parties are gearing up their slogans in order to sway the people ahead of April 11-19 May voting dates. This year, the campaign ads have leaned hard on social media, leading to a battle of the hashtags between the incumbent prime minister and those that want to unseat him. In 2014, Narendra Modi, the face of Bharatiya Janata Party pushed the slogan “Abki Baar Modi Sarkaar”...

Tourism booms in NW China’s Xinjiang

Kathmandu,April 08 : Tourists visit the Xinjiang International Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, capital of northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 4, 2019. The market, which has witnessed a booming tourism, received about 1.33 million visits in March alone. (Xinhua/Wang Fei)

Thai King attends royal ceremony to mark Chakri Memorial Day in Bangkok

Kathmandu,April 07 : Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn (C, Front) attends a royal ceremony to mark Chakri Memorial Day at the King Rama I Monument in Bangkok, Thailand, on April 6, 2019. (Xinhua/Rachen Sageamsak)

Congress Manifesto Expires On May 23: PM Modi

Kathmandu,April 04 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public meeting at Pasighat in East Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The election rally was held at Pasighat Stadium. With electioneering gaining momentum for the simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh, political parties are banking on star campaigners, social media platforms and door-to-door visits to woo voters in the northeastern state. PM Modi also launched his campaign for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal...

India’s WhatsApp election: political parties risk undermining democracy with technology

Kathmandu,March 31India’s 2019 national elections are widely anticipated to be the “WhatsApp elections”. Against a backdrop of rapidly improving internet connectivity and rising smartphone use, the number of people using private messaging service WhatsApp has soared since its India launch in mid-2010 to more than 200m – more users than in any other democracy. And now the country’s political parties are moving to capitalise on this mass communication channel. But given WhatsApp has already been used to misinform voters in other elections and...

The global South is changing how knowledge is made, shared and used

Kathmandu,March 26: Globalisation and new technology have changed the ways that knowledge is made, disseminated and consumed. At the push of a button, one can find articles or sources from all over the world. Yet the global knowledge economy is still marked by its history. The former colonial nations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries – the rich countries of Europe and North America which are collectively called the global North (normally considered to include the West and the...

Iraq Ferry Sinking: ‘Nearly 100 Dead’ In Tigris River

Kathmandu,March 22:Almost 100 people are reported to have died after a ferry sank in the Tigris river in Iraq’s city of Mosul. Most of the victims were women and children, the interior ministry said. It is thought nearly 200 people were on board. The ferry was heading towards a tourist island as part of new year celebrations. Mosul’s civil defence agency reportedly said most on board could not swim. At least 19 children and 61 women were among the...

US trade negotiators to visit China on March 28-29: Beijing

BEIJING, March 21 (AFP) – US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will visit China on March 28-29 for a fresh round of talks aimed at resolving the bruising trade war, the Chinese commerce ministry said Thursday. After their visit, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will head to the United States in April to continue the negotiations, ministry spokesman Gao Feng said at a press briefing. Washington and Beijing are battling over the final shape of a trade...

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