Nepal | October 14, 2019

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  • Science & Technology

    NASA launches satellite to explore where air meets space

    CAPE CANAVERAL: NASA launched a satellite on Thursday night to explore the mysterious, dynamic region where air meets space. The satellite — called Icon, short for Ionospheric Connection Explorer — rocketed into orbit following a two-year delay. It was dropped from a plane flying over the Atl...

  • Business

    Hydropower

    Hydropower firms not allowed to take more than 17 per cent profit

    Kathmandu, October 3 Hydropower developers have been barred from taking more than 17 per cent profit. Issuing a bylaw on ‘Conditions for People with Licence for Power Purchases and Sales-2019’ today Nepal Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has introduced a provision that restricts hy...

  • Oddities

    More than 1,600 die in India’s heaviest monsoon season for 25 years

    NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: The heaviest monsoon rains to lash India in 25 years have killed more than 1,600 people since June, government data showed on Tuesday, as authorities battled floods in two northern states and muddy waters swirled inside a major city. The monsoon, which typically lasts betwe...

  • Sports

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Germany’s World Cup winner Schweinsteiger announces retirement

    BERLIN: Germany's 2014 World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger on Tuesday announced his retirement at the age of 35, following the end of the American MLS season. Schweinsteiger, who has played for Chicago Fire since 2017, is among the most decorated German footballers, having won many titles...

  • Opinion

    Research and development: Time to have a robust plan

    As a long-term plan, the government can have two types of institutions: one for long-term strategic research (university, research council) and similar local institutes to deal with immediate day-to-day problems, that is, applied R&D For too long, Nepal has lagged behind the rest of the develop...

  • Lifestyle

    Xi Jinping: Influence in China and beyond

    KATHMANDU: Primarily identified as the president of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, according to Forbes, is one of the most powerful persons in the world, who has brought tremendous change in China, making it a country that can now compete with the Global North. Born in 1953 in a fami...