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  • Trump Makes Surprise Visit To US Troops In Iraq

    Kathmandu,Dec 27:President Donald Trump made a surprise Christmas visit to US troops in Iraq on Wednesday, his first trip to a conflict zone nearly two years into his presidency and days after announcing a pullout of American troops from neighboring Syria. Trump was looking for some positive headlines after several days of turmoil over his decisions to withdraw the 2,000 US troops in Syria, pull out half of the 14,000-strong contingent in Afghanistan, and push out Defense Secretary James...

    China launches telecommunication technology test satellite

    XICHANG, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) — China successfully launched the No. 3 telecommunication technology test satellite on Tuesday. The satellite was launched at 0:53 a.m. Beijing Time by a Long March-3C carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The satellite was developed and produced by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. There have been 296 Long March rocket missions.

    After #MeToo movement, 50 million Google searches on sexual harassment: Study

    Kathmandu,Dec 24:Following the massive #MeToo movement, around 50 million Google searches on sexual harrasment, reporting and prevention of such behaviour were recorded in the US during October 2017 to June 2018, a US study suggests. The study found that sexual harassment and assault searches were 86 per cent higher than expected from October 15 in 2017 to June 15 in 2018, reaching a record high. An estimated 40-54 million Google searches for sexual harassment and assault were recorded in...

    281 People Died And 1,016 Injuring In Tidal Wave Following Eruption Of Volcano In Indonesia

    Kathmandu,Dec 24:Coastal residents near Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami. On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at least 281 people and injuring 1,016. It is thought that volcanic activity set off undersea landslides which in turn generated the killer waves. Anak Krakatau erupted again on Sunday, spewing ash and smoke. Video shot from a charter...

    US federal shutdown begins after lawmakers fail to reach deal

    AP Washington, Dec 23 The Capitol is seen at day’s end as the Senate works on a House-passed bill that would pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet US President Donald Trump’s demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the...

    NKorea says it won’t denuclearize unless US removes threat

    AP Seoul, Dec 20 FILE – In this July 4, 2017, file photo distributed by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from right, inspects the preparation of the launch of a Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in North Korea’s northwest. North Korea on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, says it will never unilaterally give up its nuclear weapons unless the United States removes its nuclear threat first. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP,...

    In pics: night view of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge after renovation

    Kathmandu,Dec 18: Aerial photo taken on Dec. 17. 2018 shows night view of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge after renovation in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua/Su Yang)

    No casualties reported from Nagar’s slum fire in India

    Mumbai,Nov 27:Indian firemen douse a fire that broke out at Shashtri Nagar’s slum, in Mumbai, India, Nov. 27, 2018. No casualties have been reported so far. (Xinhua/Stringer)

    Chinese company Vivo allotted land for manufacturing smartphones in north India

    NEW DELHI, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) — Chinese mobile manufacturing company Vivo has been allotted around 68 hectares of land in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh to expand its manufacturing capacity. The land approved by the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) is located in the state’s business township Greater Noida. Vivo currently has a rented manufacturing facility of about 20 hectares in the township, with a capacity of manufacturing 2.4 million mobile phones per year. Local media reports...

    Madrid, Lumbini officials sign cooperation agreement

    Madrid, November 2 Two cities in Spain and Nepal have signed an agreement to boost cooperation and exchange of knowldge. The city of Madrid and Lumbin Sanskritik Municpality signed the agreement under which both cities are to work toeget to find solutions to commong problems and help each other’s econonomic, social and cultural development. Madrid city chief Manuela Carmona and Lumbini Mayor Manmohan Chaudhary signed an agreement to this effect in Madrid on Thursday. “This is a very important...

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