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  • Nepal holds Peace Marathon at birthplace of Gautam Buddha

    1 March, 2018 2:43 PM 73

    KATHMANDU: Nearly 100 participants from different countries took part in a peace marathon at Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, on Thursday. Participants from Nepal as well as China, India, New Zealand, the US, Germany, South Korea and Sweden, among others, participated in the fourth Lumbini Peace Marathon. It`s first of its kind spiritual marathon

  • Nepal's citizens celebrate Holi in Kathmandu's Durbar Square

    1 March, 2018 2:43 PM 102

    KATHMANDU: The pavilion of the Basantapur Durbar Square, a World Heritage site in Kathmandu on Thursday, was smeared with vermillion powders, marking the day of the festival of colour Holi.Basantapur or the Kathmandu Durbar Square, which has been an eyewitness to major political turmoil and changes in the country, is also known as the "Holi Junction

  • Afghan President Ghani makes offer to Taliban for peace talks

    28 February, 2018 6:54 AM 82

    At a meeting on Wednesday of nations involved in the so-called Kabul Process, aimed at building a platform for peace talks, Ghani proposed a ceasefire and a release of prisoners. Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani offered recognition of the Taliban as a legitimate political group, as part of a proposed political process that could lead to peace talks

  • Pakistan yet to take decisive actions against terrorists, says U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel

    28 February, 2018 6:54 AM 26

    Pakistan will continue to face a freeze in U.S. security assistance as it is yet to take “definitive action” against militant groups like the Taliban and the Haqqani network, a senior U.S. commander has said. General Joseph Votel’s remarks came as the U.S. has stepped up pressure on Pakistan to do more in its fight against terrorism. The U.S. withdrew

  • Donald Trump discusses Iran, other issues in calls with Saudi, UAE leaders: White House

    28 February, 2018 4:45 AM 64

    WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump discussed Iran`s "destabilizing activities" and other security and economic issues in separate telephone calls with senior Saudi and Emirati leaders on Tuesday, the White House said. In calls with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan of the United

  • India, Nepal to hold joint exercise in Pithoragarh

    27 February, 2018 2:26 PM 67

    KATHMANDU: India and Nepal would hold a joint exercise in Uttarakhand that will include training on jungle warfare, anti-terrorism combat as well as disaster response activities, the defence ministry sources here have said. Nepal's newly-appointed Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel after assuming office yesterday signed an agreement to launch Surya Kiran

  • Top German court allows cities to ban diesel cars to combat air pollution

    27 February, 2018 12:03 PM 35

    While other countries are also considering restrictions on diesel cars, a ban in the birthplace of the modern automobile is a new blow for the car industry. A top German court ruled on February 27 in favour of allowing major cities to ban heavily polluting diesel cars, a move likely to hit the value of 12 million vehicles in Europe’s largest car market

  • Maldives declines invitation for MILAN exercises

    27 February, 2018 9:16 AM 44

    Maldives has declined an invitation to join the MILAN series of multilateral exercises hosted by Indian in March at Andaman and Nicobar. “We have invited Maldives, but they declined it. They did not give any reasons but I think it is due to the current situation there,” Navy Chief Adm Sunil Lanba said. He was speaking to the media on the sidelines of the Indo-Pacific

  • Australian police official Brett Guerin quits over racist, obscene posts

    27 February, 2018 6:30 AM 48

    A senior Australian state police officer has resigned over racist and obscene comments he posted online under a fake name and is being investigated by an anti-corruption agency. Victoria State Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said he accepted Assistant Commissioner Brett Guerin’s resignation on Monday night. Mr. Guerin had been in charge of Professional

  • New Zealand's National Party chooses indigenous Maori leader

    27 February, 2018 5:28 AM 42

    Lawmakers from New Zealand’s main conservative party on Tuesday chose their first indigenous Maori leader as they regrouped after an election loss. National Party members selected 41-year-old Simon Bridges from among five candidates. He is a former lawyer and prosecutor who was first elected to Parliament 10 years ago. He held several ministerial portfolios