US to fund NGOs working for Tibetans

Kathmandu,Jan 14:The US government has announced plans to fund NGOs working for Tibetan communities through the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act. The report says that the Act, approved by Congress in early December and signed by President Trump on New Year’s eve, recongises India as a major defence partner in the Indo-Pacific region. The paper says that the legislation paves the way for the government to provide funding to NGOs working to preserve Tibetan culture in India, China and Nepal. The report...

China launches Zhongxing-2D satellite

XICHANG, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — China sent Zhongxing-2D satellite into space on a Long March-3B carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan Province at 1:11 a.m. Friday. The satellite has entered the preset orbit. The Chinese-made communication and broadcasting satellite will provide transmission service for the country’s radio, television stations and cable television networks. The Zhongxing-2D satellite and Long March-3B carrier rocket were developed and produced by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. This was...

Britain to open ASEAN representative office in Indonesia

Jakarta, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Britain will open a representative office in Indonesia to enhance relations with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a senior British official said on Thursday. The ASEAN representative office was part of Britain’s drive to enhance cooperation with economies worldwide after Brexit, Permanent Under-Secretary at Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald said. “Our focus in the last 45 years has been set in Europe. In the future we would...

Mysterious Radio Signals From Deep Space Detected

Kathmandu,Jan 10:Astronomers have revealed details of mysterious signals emanating from a distant galaxy, picked up by a telescope in Canada. The precise nature and origin of the blasts of radio waves is unknown. Among the 13 fast radio bursts, known as FRBs, was a very unusual repeating signal, coming from the same source about 1.5 billion light years away. Such an event has only been reported once before, by a different telescope. “Knowing that there is another suggests that...

Trump Storms Out Of Meeting With Democrats, Says ‘Total Waste Of Time. Bye Bye’

Kathmandu,Jan 10: US President Donald Trump stormed out of talks with Democratic congressional leaders on Wednesday over funding for a border wall with Mexico and reopening the government, complaining the meeting at the White House was “a total waste of time.” On the 19th day of a partial government shutdown caused by the dispute over the wall, a short meeting that included Trump, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer ended in acrimony with...

North Korea’s Kim Visits China For Summit

Kathmandu,Jan08: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is visiting China at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping, only days after warning he may take an alternative path if the United States does not ease sanctions and pressure on his isolated country. The visit, confirmed by North Korean and Chinese state media, will likely lead to Kim’s fourth summit with Xi in the last year and comes amid plans for a second summit with Trump aimed at denuclearising the...

Messi, Suarez Score As Barcelona Increase La Liga Lead To Five Points

Kathmandu,January 07:Barcelona increased their lead atop La Liga with a 2-1 victory at Getafe on Sunday. Lionel Messi scored his 399th La Liga goal and Luis Suarez netted with a stunning volley as Barcelona moved five points clear at the top of the table with victory at Getafe First-half goals from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez put the Blaugrana in front before Jaime Mata pulled one back for the hosts just before the half. Messi opened the scoring after...

Will China’s moon landing launch a new space race?

Kathmandu,Jan 07:China became the third country to land a probe on the Moon on Jan. 2. But, more importantly, it became the first to do so on the far side of the moon, often called the dark side. The ability to land on the far side of the moon is a technical achievement in its own right, one that neither Russia nor the United States has pursued. The probe, Chang’e 4, is symbolic of the growth of the Chinese...

China’s Population ‘To Peak’ In 2029 At 1.44 Billion

Kathmandu,Jan 06:China’s population will peak in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of “unstoppable” decline, a government report says. The China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) study says the country must implement policies to handle a smaller workforce and an older population. Both changes combined could cause “very unfavourable social and economic consequences”, the report says. Latest UN estimates say China has a population of 1.41 billion. In 2015 the world’s most populous country ended its one-child...

Text message to get divorce confirmation!

Kathmandu,Jan 06:A new regulation in Saudi Arabia is set to stop Saudi women from not knowing about their own divorce. Starting from Sunday, courts will be required to notify women by text on rulings confirming their divorces. Local female lawyers suggest the measure will end what are known as secret divorces – cases where men end a marriage without telling their wives. The directive would ensure women are fully aware of their marital status and can protect rights such...

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