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TU set new date on June 1st for FSU election

Kathmandu, May 16. Relenting under the pressure put by 19 agitating student unions, who were demanding that the date for  Free Students Union poll be deferred,

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Education Minister lauds achievements, admits challenges

KATHMANDU: Education Minister Madhav Prasad Paudel has said that challenges exist in education sector despite many achievements in the field lately. At an interaction programme organised to mark the anniversary

Who Will Till Our Fields?

KATHMANDU: Remittance has been a lifeline to Nepal’s sluggish economy and, a means to bring the poor people out from the abyss of economic hopelessness. Fuelled by lack of employment

Short story great Alice Munro says she is ‘probably’ done writing

NEW YORK: Less than a year after Philip Roth announced he had stopped writing books, another literary great may be retiring: Alice Munro. The 81-year-old Canadian author, widely regarded as

Book on Narayan Gopal and Gopal Yonjan hits bookstands

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Finance Minister Shankar Koirala, who is also a literary figure, today said that he was fed up with writing budget as writing poems and literary piece was his

Sex, murder and conspiracy sheds new light on Edward VIII – Book

LONDON: King Edward VIII may be best known for giving up the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, but it wasn’t the first time his love affairs posed a

Nepali woman resists rape attempt in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: Two unidentified individuals kidnapped a Nepali woman in Farwaniya of Kuwait and attempted to rape her, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily. She informed security men that she was walking

Grandfather of African literature, Chinua Achebe, dies aged 82

LAGOS: Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, widely seen as the grandfather of modern African literature, has died at the age of 82. From the publication of his first novel, “Things Fall

Nationwide educational strike on second day

KATHMANDU: Academic institutions across the country have been shut down on Monday due to a strike called by the All Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary. Earlier, on Sunday the academic

Academic institutions closed nationwide

KATHMANDU: Educational institutions across the country have been shutdown today on the call of Association of Private Institution of Nepal (APIN)–an umbrella organization of private education institutions. Some 7.5 million