Nepal | April 26, 2019

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  • Art & Culture

    Paleti resumes to honour women in Nepali music

    Singer Meena and Aavaas perform at the 'Paleti' in Kathmandu, on Friday, February 22, 2019. Courtesy: Nepalaya KATHMANDU: After a short interruption, Paleti has resumed its regular show with the theme 'Celebrating Women in Nepali Music', on Friday. On the occasion, female pioneer singers...

  • Travel

    Amsterdam sex workers angry at red light district tours ban

    AMSTERDAM: The city of Amsterdam’s latest attempt to rein in the nuisance of over-tourism by banning guided tours of the red light district has run into opposition from some of the people it is intended to protect: sex workers. The Dutch capital plans to ban such tours, saying they are disr...

  • Oddities

    ‘We are shell shocked’: Relatives bury dead in Sri Lanka amid new security fears

    NEGOMBO: Sri Lankans wept and prayed on Tuesday as they buried their dead from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321 people in the country's worst violence in a decade. More than 1,000 mourners attended a memorial service at St. Sebastian c...

  • Women

    Yearning for Olympic gold, ‘Magnificent Mary’ keeps punching

    MUMBAI: MC Mary Kom has spent close to two decades slugging it out in the ring but even at 36 one of the most decorated women boxers in the amateur game has no intention of quitting before she gets a chance to land the ultimate prize in Tokyo next year. 'Magnificent Mary', as she is known in ...

  • Environment

    Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

    TOKYO: The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company said Monday that workers s...

  • Science & Technology

    Scientists turn brain signals into speech, may help people who cannot talk

    WASHINGTON: People robbed of the ability to talk due to a stroke or another medical condition may soon have real hope of regaining a voice thanks to the technology that harnesses brain activity to produce synthesized speech, researchers said on Wednesday. Scientists at the University of Calif...