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Archive for May, 2013


China Daily official launch

China Daily Asia Weekly officially launched in Kathmandu on Friday in association with Nepali Times at a ceremony followed by a seminar on economic relations between China and Nepal. China Daily has been publishing its weekly Asian edition in tabloid format every Friday morning in conjunction with Nepali Times, which also comes out every Friday. […]

Highest to lowest

Stones from the top of Mt Everest have been taken to the Dead Sea in Israel as part of a project called “Mount Everest and Dead Sea Stones Exchange” that brought stones from the Dead Sea to the Khumbu last month. The monuments in the two countries were put up by the Israeli Embassy in […]

Victory for Govinda

Victory for Govinda Govinda Prasad Mainali of Ilam who was acquitted and found not guilty in November last year for a 1997 murder in Japan has been awarded compensation worth rupees sixty million by a local court. Govinda Mainali, now 46, was convicted of killing a 39-year-old woman for which he spent 15 years in […]

Haque no more

Former CA member Sardul Miya Haque was found dead on Tuesday morning when family members discovered his body near the residential quarter of his own petrol pump in Bisanpur chok. Haque’s throat had been slit and he had sustained injuries to his stomach. The assailants have not been identified yet. The 55-year-old had returned to […]

Limited access

Nepal Bar Association has expressed serious objection over the Supreme Court’s decision to grant press pass only to reporters from daily newspapers while issuing a separate pass to reporters from other media. Issuing a press release on Monday, the bar has called on the Supreme Court administration to stop such discrimination. “It is an indirect […]

Spreading wings

In a major boost to travel and tourism, Turkish Airlines announced this week that it will be linking Kathmandu directly to Istanbul and beyond from September. This will be the only direct flight to Europe from Kathmandu, and marks the return of major international carriers to Nepal after Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines and Transavia discontinued services […]

Up in flames

A fire that broke out at Faces lounge in Thamel last night around 10 :30 was brought under control this morning. The fire that engulfed the building for nine hours also destroyed the popular Pligrims Book House that is housed in the same building and the adjacent Sisha Cafe and Terrace Bar and other shops. It took […]