Dozens dead as fire engulfs Kuwait residential block

Kathmandu: At least 49 people have been killed in a fire at a residential building in the Kuwaiti city of Mangaf, the country’s Interior Ministry says. Video shared on social media showed flames engulfing the lower part of the building and thick black smoke billowing from the upper floors. Many of the casualties are said… Continue reading Dozens dead as fire engulfs Kuwait residential block

Elon Musk unexpectedly drops case against OpenAI

Kathmandu: Elon Musk has unexpectedly asked a California court to withdraw a legal case against OpenAI and its boss Sam Altman, which accused them of abandoning the firm’s founding mission of developing artificial intelligence (AI) for humanity’s benefit. The filing submitted by the multi-billionaire’s lawyers asked for the months-old case to be dropped without offering… Continue reading Elon Musk unexpectedly drops case against OpenAI

More than 1.5 million foreign Muslims arrive in Mecca for annual Hajj pilgrimage

Kathmandu: Muslim pilgrims have been streaming into Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca ahead of the start of the Hajj later this week, as the annual pilgrimage returns to its monumental scale. Saudi officials say more than 1.5 million foreign pilgrims have arrived in the country by Tuesday, the vast majority by air, from across… Continue reading More than 1.5 million foreign Muslims arrive in Mecca for annual Hajj pilgrimage

Former District Judge Giri sentenced to 7-Year for marital rape

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Kathmandu: In a landmark verdict, the Kathmandu District Court has sentenced former district judge Bhuwan Giri to seven years in jail on the charge of marital rape. The court has also ordered Giri to provide Rs 300,000 in compensation to the victim. A bench led by Judge Durga Bhusal delivered the verdict on Tuesday, sentencing… Continue reading Former District Judge Giri sentenced to 7-Year for marital rape

Weather update: monsoon yet to reach Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu: The onset of the monsoon in the Kathmandu Valley is expected to be delayed by a few days, according to meteorological reports. Currently, the eastern part of the country experiences monsoonal influence, while local and western winds prevail along with a low-pressure system forming around Bihar, affecting the rest of the nation. The Department… Continue reading Weather update: monsoon yet to reach Kathmandu Valley

NEA inaugurates data center to transform service delivery

Kathmandu: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has introduced a high-tech data center in Syuchatar, Kathmandu, aligning with global standards and reshaping service provision. This advanced facility, adjacent to the load dispatch center, signifies a significant leap in NEA’s digital capabilities. Comprising a three-story structure, the center’s ground level monitors Kathmandu Valley’s underground power distribution network,… Continue reading NEA inaugurates data center to transform service delivery

Eight more die as India faces ‘longest’ heatwave

Kathmandu: A severe heatwave continues to wreak havoc in India as the eastern state of Odisha on Monday reported eight deaths within a 72-hour period. Official figures released in May suggested 60 people died between March and May across India due to heat-related illnesses. But the number is likely to be much higher as heat-related… Continue reading Eight more die as India faces ‘longest’ heatwave

Inflation remains at 4.40 percent in Nepal

Kathmandu: The y-o-y consumer price inflation moderated to 4.40 percent in mid-May 2024 compared to 7.41 percent a year ago. Food and beverage category inflation stood at 6.27 percent whereas non-food and service category inflation stood at 2.96 percent in the review month. Under the Food and Beverage Category, y-o-y price index of vegetable sub-… Continue reading Inflation remains at 4.40 percent in Nepal

Nepal to host 21st International Development Association meeting

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Kathmandu: Nepal is preparing to host the 21st International Development Association (IDA) meeting, a significant milestone in the nation’s engagement with global economic development initiatives. Scheduled to take place in Kathmandu from June 18 to 21, this meeting marks the largest program under the World Bank Group. Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will inaugurate the… Continue reading Nepal to host 21st International Development Association meeting