20 Jan, Kathmandu: Newly appointed Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Prem Bahadur Singh, has expressed commitment to expedite the completion of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project. At an interaction organised by Reporters' Club Nepal here on Friday, Minister Singh...

Obama slams Congress for blocking Guantanamo closure

20 Jan, Washington: US President Barack Obama delivered an angry parting shot at Congress on Thursday, berating Republicans for blocking his efforts to close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The facility "never should have been opened in the first place" Obama said in a scathing two-page letter on...

Nepal Police lift trophy of Ruslan Cup Cricket

18 Jan, Kathmandu: Defeating departmental Tribhuwan Army Club by four wickets, Nepal Police Club won the Second Ruslan Cup Cricket. In the final match held at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Tuesday, the Nepal Police Club managed the target of 143 runs set by the army club with...

Eight men own half the world’s wealth: Oxfam

(LONDON) Eight men own the same wealth as half the world's population, a level of inequality which "threatens to pull our societies apart", Oxfam said on Monday ahead of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos. The wealth of the world's poorest 3.6 billion people is the equivalent to the...