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Flood-hit elephant that travelled 1700km dies in Bangladesh

Flood-hit elephant that travelled 1700km dies in Bangladesh 16 August, Dhaka: An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1,700 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods died on Tuesday despite last-ditch efforts to save him. The distressed animal was tranquillised three times in sometimes dramatic bids to try to transport him to a …

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74 4 June, AFP. Boxing icon Muhammad Ali died on Friday, a family spokesman said in a statement. “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74,” spokesman Bob Gunnell said. Ali, whose fame transcended sport during a remarkable heavyweight boxing career that spanned three decades, …

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DPM Thapa signs Paris Agreement

DPM Thapa signs Paris Agreement 24 April, Kathmandu: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa, signed on the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change during the historic High-Level Signature Ceremony convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on Friday. The Ceremony was attended by 175 world …

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Nepal registers third straight win

Nepal registers third straight win 31 March, Kathmandu: Nepal has registered its third straight win in the first South Asian Women’s Basketball tournament underway in the capital. In the match held at the covered hall in Tripureswar today, Nepal defeated Bhutan 90-32, riding on 21 points by Bhawana Lama. Earlier, Nepal had defeated Bangladesh and the Maldives. In the other …

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Nine Kaski-based lakes enlisted in Ramsar

Nine Kaski-based lakes enlisted in Ramsar POKHARA, Feb 1: Nine Kaski-based lakes including Fewa, Rupa and Begnas have been collectively included in the Ramsar list. Representatives from the Secretariat of Ramsar based in Geneva are scheduled to provide an official certificate towards this end amidst a programme here Tuesday to commemorate the World Ramsar Day. Khaste, Kamalpokhari, Guide, Neureli, Dipang, …

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Thousands of UK doctors walk off the job in pay dispute

Thousands of UK doctors walk off the job in pay dispute 12 Jan, LONDON Thousands of junior doctors walked off the job Tuesday in England in a bitter dispute over pay and working conditions — the first such strike in 40 years. About 50,000 junior doctors —those who are training and have between one and 10 years of experience — …

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President Bidya Devi Bhandari receives letters of credence

President Bidya Devi Bhandari receives letters of credence 26 Nov, Kathmandu: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today received the letters of credence from Richard Morris, Ambassador from Britain to Nepal, and U Lwin Oo, Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Nepal, amidst a special ceremony held at the Ceremonial Hall, Office of the President, Shital Niwas. Deputy …

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UN Secretary-General stresses Nepal’s right of free transit

UN Secretary-General stresses Nepal’s right of free transit 11 Nov, Kathmandu: The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said Nepal should get unhindered transit facility not only as a landlocked country but also on humanitarian grounds. In response to questions about the situation in Nepal, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN Secretary-General in a press briefing in New York …

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Researchers working on new pill may prevent HIV

Researchers working on new pill may prevent HIV 9 September, 2015: Researchers working on a new pill might just prevent the HIV virus to infect the humans. ‘Truvada’ is a daily pill which is known as an HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). It is the first approved drug that reduces the risk of infection in uninfected individuals who may engage in sexual activity …

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NRNA president Ghale to run for the post again in October

NRNA president Ghale to run for the post again in October With Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) gearing to hold its 7th General Assembly an International Global Conference 2015 in October, President Shesh Ghale on Friday announced he will be running for the association’s top post once again. The Australia-based Ghale announced his decision while addressing program organized by NRNA-UK in London …

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