Nepal | January 22, 2019

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  • Automobile

    PHOTO FEATURE: NADA Auto Show in Kathmandu

    KATHMANDU: The 13th edition of Nepal's premier automobile exhibition, NADA Auto Show 2018, which kicked-off on September 11 will conclude tomorrow. The NADA Auto Show is regarded as a festival for automobile dealers as more than 30 per cent of annual sales of vehicles that auto dealers record is ...

  • Lifestyle

    Pink diamond

    Pink diamond sells for more than $50M, setting world record

    GENEVA: Christie's sold the "Pink Legacy" diamond at auction Tuesday for more than $50 million including fees, saying it's a new world record price per carat for a pink diamond. Christie's said renowned jeweler Harry Winston was the buyer. The auction house had expected to fetch $30 million t...

  • Travel

    marijuana, cannabis

    Thailand approves medical marijuana in New Year’s ‘gift’

    BANGKOK: Thailand approved marijuana for medical use and research on Tuesday, the first legalisation of the drug in a region with some of the world's strictest drug laws. The junta-appointed parliament in Thailand, a country which until the 1930s had a tradition of using marijuana to relieve ...

  • Oddities

    No more than 1 wife: Israel looks to tackle Bedouin polygamy

    LAKIYA: On Hadra al-Faqira’s wedding anniversary, just weeks after she gave birth to a daughter, her husband walked out and took a second wife. She hasn’t seen him since he moved down the road in their dusty Bedouin town and started a new family, with seven more children. “I can’t ...

  • Art & Culture

    US university prescribes Kul Chandra Gautam’s memoir as textbook

    KATHMANDU: A leading American business school, Bentley University at Waltham, Massachusetts has decided to use Kul Chandra Gautam's memoir: "Global Citizen from Gulmi: My Journey from the Hills of Nepal to the Halls of United Nations'' as a reference book in a graduate course on Global Studies f...

  • News Archives

    Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die

    CANBERRA: An Australian state government on Tuesday announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions. Up to a million dead fish were found floating last week in the Darling River in western New South Wales s...