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Earthquake of magnitude 6.5 rocks Kamchatka Peninsula access_timeNovember 15

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky –An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 hit the eastern coast of Russia's far eastern Kamchatka peninsula, seismologists said on Thursday.  Preliminary reports suggest that no casualties or loss of lives and propert...

African leaders meet for 'last push' on AU reforms access_timeNovember 15

ADDIS ABABA – African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body.  The changes seek to streamline and empower the African Union -- an ambitious...

Fiji PM heading for win as coup-weary voters shun change access_timeNovember 15

SUVA, Fiji – Fiji Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama appeared set for a comfortable election victory Thursday as voters in the coup-plagued South Pacific nation opted to stick with the former military strongman who led a takeover in 2006.  ...

Texas executes Mexican man despite protests access_timeNovember 15

WASHINGTON – The state of Texas executed a Mexican man who was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing his wife and two small children.  Roberto Moreno Ramos, 64, was put to death by lethal injection in the penitentiary at H...

Police committed to maintaining peace and harmony: IGP Khanal access_timeNovember 15

Sankhu –Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal has said that action would be taken against those personnel in the organization indulging in misconduct.  While inaugurating the temporary police beat at Kageshwari Manohara-1, ...

Two held for murdering a girl access_timeNovember 15

Udayapur – Police today made public two persons arrested on the charge of their involvement in the murder of a 13-year-old girl in Udayapur district.  They are 14-year-old Bahadur Rai and 17-year-old Bipal. Organising a press conference...

NWC’s 'Dial 1145' helpline service becoming effective access_timeNovember 15

Kathmandu – The 24-hour Free Helpline Service 'Dial 1145' launched by National Women Commission for the first time in Nepal has become effective.  Around 50,000 calls were made during one year since the start of the helpline ser...

Chinese material support to Namkha rural municipality access_timeNovember 15

Humla –The People’s Republic of China has provided material support worth 300 thousand Yuan to the Namkha rural municipality bordering China in Humla district.  Rural municipality chair Bishnu Bahadur Lama said the Purang Country ...

Over 20,000 drivers taken action monitoring through CC camera access_timeNovember 15

Kathmandu – The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through CC camera in Kathmandu valley.  Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers whether they are followi...

Child killed due to hornet sting access_timeNovember 15

Dullu – A child was killed after he was stung by hornet at Duwari Chakha of Dullu municipality-8 in Dailekh district. The deceased is three-year-old Manish Nepali, senior assistant health worker at Dullu Hospital, Khadga Shahi, said.  A...

Thick fog disrupts flights to and from Nepalgunj access_timeNovember 15

Ranjha ,Banke – The morning flights to and from Ranjha Airport, Nepalgunj could not take place today due to poor visibility following the fog in the region. Entire flights to and from Nepalgunj for this morning could not happen due to fog, said R...

May faces cabinet as Brexit deadline looms access_timeNovember 14

LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday faced her divided ministers as negotiators scrambled to secure a divorce agreement with the European Union and anxiety mounted over the risk of a no-deal Brexit.  May said Monday her govern...

firefighters battle blazes on two fronts in California, 50 dead access_timeNovember 14

PARADISE, United States –Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of houses and charred cars for victims of the deadliest wildfire in the history of the US...

Sri Lanka parliament votes against Rajapakse access_timeNovember 14

COLOMBO – Sri Lanka's parliament passed a motion of no-confidence in the controversially appointed government of Mahinda Rajapakse Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court overturned a presidential decree dissolving the legislature.  ...

Thais outraged by child boxer's death in ring access_timeNovember 14

BANGKOK – Thais have reacted with shock and anger after a 13-year-old boxer died during a charity bout, reviving calls for a ban on fights between children in the brutal Muay Thai martial art.  Thai boxing is hugely popular in the count...

Hamas announces ceasefire with Israel after worst escalation in years access_timeNovember 14

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories – Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Israel after a severe escalation of violence threatened to descend into full-blown war.  The groups, i...

After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future access_timeNovember 14

WASHINGTON – What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade?  Even as top makers like Apple and Samsung unveil new handsets with new features and improved per...

Nepal promotional event in Banglore access_timeNovember 15

Kathmandu – Nepal's tourism promotional programme is going to be organized in Banglore of India on 19th of November.  According to the organizers, the promotional event would be held with the coordination among Embassy of Nepal in New D...

Tripurasundari Jatra begins access_timeNovember 15

Baitadi – A cultural and religious festival has kicked off in famous Tripurasundari Bhagawati Temple of Baitadi district from today. Recently, the government has named the temple located at Dasharathchandra Municipality-8 as the new tourism desti...

Leader Shahi dies in road accident access_timeNovember 15

Ranjha –  The central committee member of Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP), Goma Shahi, died in a road accident occurred in Kohalapur of Banke district last night. She breathed her last while receiving medical treatment at the Teachin...