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...

Forty-nine Killed In Mass Shootings At Mosques In Christchurch

Kathmandu,March 15: The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has condemned attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, which killed at least 49 people and wounded dozens more. This was a worst mass killing in the mosque in the history. At least 49 people have been killed, and 20 seriously injured, after gunmen opened fire at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. New Zealand Police have issued an update on the shooting, confirming that a 28-year-old...

Several Dead After Shootings At New Zealand Mosques In Christchurch

Kathmandu,March 15: There are “multiple fatalities” after shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, police in New Zealand have confirmed Police commissioner Mike Bush confirmed that one person is in custody, but said it was unclear if others were involved. Witnesses told local media they ran for their lives, and saw people bleeding on the ground outside the Al Noor mosque. Authorities advised all mosques to shut down until further notice. All Christchurch schools are on lockdown....

China launches new communication satellite

XICHANG, March 10 (Xinhua) — China Sunday sent a new communication satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The “ChinaSat 6C” satellite was launched at 0:28 a.m. Beijing Time by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It will provide high-quality radio and TV transmission services. The satellite has been sent to the geostationary orbit, and can cover China, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific island countries. The satellite was developed by the...

Kashmir conflict is not just a border dispute between India and Pakistan

Kathmandu,Mar 06:Tensions between India and Pakistan have diminished in recent days after repeated military clashes in Kashmir led to fear that the two nuclear powers could be on the verge of war. Kashmir is a disputed territory divided between India and Pakistan but claimed in its entirety by both sides. The latest Kashmir standoff was triggered by a Feb. 14 suicide bombing by Jaish-e-Muhammad, a militant group with links to al-Qaida and founded by the Pakistan-based cleric Masood Azhar. More than 40 Indian...

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