Nepal | February 20, 2020

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  • Business

    Importers fined Rs 3.3 million

    Kathmandu, February 18 The Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection (DoCSCP) has collected a total of Rs 3.3 million in penalty from the distributors of fake Garima paddy seeds. However, a probe committee formed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) h...

  • Kathmandu

    Gokul Prasad Baskota, Minister of Information and Communications

    IT Minister in soup over controversial audio-tape leak, resigns

    KATHMANDU: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gokul Prasad Baskota has tendered his resignation. Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) Agni Prasad Sapkota informed the House of this recent development. "We will definitely receive a formal written notice soon. However, I...

  • Oddities

    Nepal’s next census to count LGBT+ people for the first time

    KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI: Nepal will count LGBT+ people for the first time in its next census, a move that campaigners on Monday said could help sexual minorities gain better access to education and health schemes. The census - scheduled for June 2021 - will help end stigma and challenges that LGB...

  • Science & Technology

    Neanderthals

    Did Neanderthals bury their dead with flowers? Iraq cave yields new clues

    WASHINGTON: A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave already famous for fossils of these extinct cousins of our species is providing fresh evidence that they buried their dead - and intriguing clues that flowers may have been used in such rituals. Scientists said on Tuesday they had ...

  • News Archives

    New virus has infected more than 69,000 people globally

    BEIJING: A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 69,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government’s health autho...

  • Entertainment

    In the spirit of Whitney: Houston Hologram tour set to begin

    BURBANK, CALIFORNIA: Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again. Eight years after her death, a holographic Houston will embark on a European tour that starts in England on Feb 25 and runs through early April, with US dates expected to follow. "Now is just the right time," s...