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U.S. charges Russians with 2016 U.S. election tampering to boost Trump

A Russian propaganda arm oversaw a criminal and espionage conspiracy to tamper in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign to support Donald Trump and disparage Hillary Clinton, said an indictment released on Friday that revealed more details than previously known about Moscows purported effort to interfere. The office of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 Russians and three Russian comp...


Kim Jong Un invites South Korean president for summit: South Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in for talks in Pyongyang, South Korean officials said on Saturday, setting the stage for the first meeting of Korean leaders in more than 10 years. Any meeting would represent a diplomatic coup for Moon, who swept to power last year on a POLICY of engaging more with the reclusive North and has pushed for a diplomatic solut...


Sajha Yatayat plans to introduce the first electric bus

Sajha Yatayat plans to introduce the first electric bus within two months and the next three in the first half of this year as pilot models for public transport. Board member with the public transport co-operative Bhushan Tuladhar says this green plan would come to fruition in co-operation with the private sector. The plan envisages introducing several models to promote electric buses with s...


Support for Australian PM hits 10-month high, raises prospect of an early election

Support for Australias Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is at a near 10-month high, a widely watched poll showed on Monday, a boost for the center-right government that could use an early election to settle a constitutional crisis. The latest Newspoll, published by The Australian, showed Turnbulls Liberal-National party coalition now trails the main opposition Labor Party by a margin of 52-48 pe...


Study on Hanumandhoka, Swoyambhu heritage trail

Peoples representatives from the Hanumandhoka and Swoyambhu areas and representatives from Unesco have conducted an on-site study on the prospects of developing a heritage trail from Hanumandhoka to Swoyambhu. Hanumandhoka and Swoyambhu are the Unesco world heritage sites. The study team was led by the House of Representatives member Jeevan Ram Shrestha. It comprised of Province Assembly mem...


Eleven Afghan soldiers killed in latest attack in Kabul

Militants on Monday raided a military academy in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing 11 soldiers, the fourth major attack in a spate of violence over the past nine days that is putting a new, more aggressive U.S. strategy under the spotlight. Five gunmen attacked an army outpost near one of Afghanistans main military academies on Monday and 11 soldiers were killed and 15 wounded before the attac...


Trump offers 'Dreamers' a path to citizenship, wants other immigration curbs

U.S. President Donald Trump is offering a path to citizenship for up to 1.8 million young illegal immigrants but insists on measures that would curb some legal immigration programs and provide a border wall with Mexico, senior White House officials said on Thursday. The White House offered to more than double the number of Dreamers - people brought to the country illegally as children - who wou...


Nepal’s air quality is worst in the world: EPI report

Air quality in Nepal is the worst in the world, with the country being ranked at the bottom among the 180 countries surveyed in terms of air-quality in a global study. The latest global Environmental Performance Index (EPI) was released on Tuesday by Yale University and Columbia University in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. The EPI report ranks the countries on 24 indicators acros...


More asylum-seekers to leave remote Australian camps for U.S. resettlement

Another 58 asylum-seekers held in an Australian-run detention center on Papua New Guinea (PNG) will leave on Tuesday for resettlement in the United States under a controversial refugee swap deal, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters. The asylum-seekers are the third and largest group to be given U.S. resettlement, ending a three-month hiatus in a transfer program that had been described...


Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?
Source: Pankaj Thapa (With inputs from Reuters Report)

Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?

President Trump and the U.S Congress failed to meet a Friday midnight deadline to pass a short term funding bill to extend federal funding, which has caused the U.S. Government to shut down. The government had been operating on temporary funding measures since the end of the fiscal year in September. Short term funding measures were being adopted as Republicans and Democrats were not being able t...


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