Regional trade and connectivity in South Asia gets more than $1 Billion boost from World Bank

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Kathmandu: The World Bank today approved $1.03 billion of financing to help improve regional trade in Bangladesh and Nepal by reducing trade and transport costs and transit time along the regional corridors. The Accelerating Transport and Trade Connectivity in Eastern South Asia (ACCESS) Program Phase 1 will help the respective governments address the key barriers… Continue reading Regional trade and connectivity in South Asia gets more than $1 Billion boost from World Bank

Landslide disrupts national highways

Kathmandu: Landslide caused by the heavy rainfall today has disrupted national highways and other roads. Roads from Sankhuwasabha to Sammatar and Varun Khola on the Koshi Highway from Biratnagar to Kimathanka via Dhankuta have been damaged. Similarly, landslides have been reported in Udayapur of Lamjung and Mardibhir of Manang under Dumre Besisahar Chame Road are… Continue reading Landslide disrupts national highways

Country marks 17th ‘Dhan Diwash’

Kathmandu: The country has marked 17th ‘Dhan Diwash’ (Paddy plantation) today organizing programmes across the country. The main programme was organised at the premises of National Agriculture Research Center, Khumaltar.Agriculture Minister Mahendra Rai Yadav addressed the main programme of paddy plantation day. Photo Feature:

Mayor Adams says NYC will crack down on illegal trash disposal: ‘We’re going after the dumpers’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced new policy to crack down on illegal trash dumpers on Monday, June 27, 2022. Photo Courtesy: New York Daily News

(New York Daily News): Mayor Adams unveiled a new policy Monday aimed at cracking down on illegal trash disposal and cleaning up the neighborhoods that most frequently have to deal with it. “We’re going after the dumpers,” Adams said at a press conference in the South Bronx. “We want to identify those habitual dumpers. Trust… Continue reading Mayor Adams says NYC will crack down on illegal trash disposal: ‘We’re going after the dumpers’

FBI seizes phone from Trump lawyer as Jan. 6 investigation intensifies

File Photo John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, on June 4, 2013. Photo Courtesy: AP via Daily News

(New York Daily News): Congressional investigators probing the January 6 insurgency have seized the phone of a lawyer who advised former President Donald Trump on his efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to court documents. John Eastman, a California law professor, drew up and promoted a plan to justify having Vice… Continue reading FBI seizes phone from Trump lawyer as Jan. 6 investigation intensifies

11 arrested for online gambling

Kathmandu: Eleven people have been arrested for gambling online in Hetauda Sub-metropolis. Makwanpur police arrested 11 online gamblers in a string operation on Tuesday. Kuldeep Pathak, who rented the third and fourth floors of Rukmani Neupane’s house in Kamaldanda, Hetauda-4, has been arrested along with others for gambling online by operating a company called Surya… Continue reading 11 arrested for online gambling

Texas migrant deaths: At least 46 found dead in abandoned lorry

Emergency teams responded to the parked vehicle at 18:00 local (23:00 GMT) on Monday. Photo Courtesy: Getty Images via BBC

(BBC): At least 46 people, believed to be migrants, have been found dead in an abandoned lorry on the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas. A fire official said 16 people including four children had also been taken to hospital. The survivors were “hot to the touch” and suffering from heat stroke and heat exhaustion. San… Continue reading Texas migrant deaths: At least 46 found dead in abandoned lorry