NC to address madhes issues after two-third majority
Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the voters to cast their votes to NC to garner two-third majority in the upcoming elections to address the Madhes issues, THT report.
Deuba, Speaking at a programme organised by the NC Dhanusha in Janakpurdham on Wednesday, blamed the main opposition CPN-UML for foiling the constitution amendment bill tabled at the..
Award for burning elephant photo
An image of two elephants fleeing a mob that set them on fire has won top entry in a wildlife photography competition, BBC report.
Biplab Hazra's picture shows a calf on fire as it and an adult elephant run for their lives in eastern India.
Announcing the award, Sanctuary magazine said "this sort of humiliation... is routine".
The photo was taken in West Bengal, where human-elephant..
Gun shots in Kathmandu
Police said gun shots were fired at a pub in Heritage Plaza near Kamaladi, Kathmandu on Wednesday evening, according to THT.
Talking to THT Online over the phone, Police Commissioner AIGP Jaya Bahadur Chand confirmed the incident.
He further said three Indian nationals were apprehended along with a automatic pistol and 51 rounds of bullets from them.
Police upon reaching the..
Singapore python tries to eat ‘petrified’ pet parrot
A pet parrot in Singapore has been rescued from the jaws of death, after its owners discovered a huge python coiled around their bird's cage, according to BBC.
The 1.5m long (5ft) snake was found on Monday in Melvin Yap's home.
Mr Yap extricated the python with a stick, and passed it to an animal rescue group. He told the BBC that their pet bird, named Nikki, survived unharmed, but was..
Sopranos actress Sciorra alleges rape
Italian-American actress Annabella Sciorra, who starred in US TV series The Sopranos, has accused disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, BBC report.
She told The New Yorker that Weinstein forced his way into her New York apartment and assaulted her in 1992.
She alleges that he sexually harassed her in the subsequent years. In the article actress Daryl Hannah also says she was harassed..
Three Sherpa climbers taken ill on Mt Lhotse and Mt Manaslu
At least three Sherpa climbers were taken ill on Mt Lhotse and Mt Manaslu as renowned South Korean climber Sung Taek Hong (51) fixed Camp IV for the toughest Mt Lhotse South Face expedition, expedition organisers have said, according to THT.
According to Temba Tsheri Sherpa, Managing Director at Sherpa Khangri Outdoor, a rescue team has been sent to Mt Manaslu to evacuate Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa..
I was placed in ‘nude line-up’: Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence has said she was made to stand in a nude line-up and told to lose weight by film producers at the start of her career, BBC report.
Speaking at Elle's Women in Hollywood event, the 27-year-old said she felt she didn't have any power in the situation as an unknown actress.
She said she found that fame protected her from assault as her career went on.
"I will lend my voice..
Murdered journalist Caruana Galizia’s son hits out Malta
The son of an investigative journalist killed in a car bomb attack in Malta has denounced what he called the country's "mafia state", BBC report.
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, died in an explosion shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta, on Monday.
She was known for her blog accusing top politicians of corruption.
"My mother was assassinated because she stood between the rule..
Naya Sakti Party-Nepal exits left electoral alliance
Naya Shakti Party-Nepal has decided to go it alone in the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections and exited the left electoral alliance, THT report.
The extended meeting of the party’s Provincial Secretariat today decided to contest the polls with its own symbol of the ‘eye’. In a statement issued after the meeting, the party said it took the decision after alliance..
US and UK police launch investigations against film producer Harvey Weinstein
Police in the US and UK have launched investigations into allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein, BBC report.
The New York Police Department is looking into an allegation dating from 2004 and is reviewing whether there are any additional complaints.
London's Metropolitan Police has received an allegation of sexual assault in the London area in the 1980s.
California officials order entire city to evacuate after wildfires
California officials have ordered an entire city to evacuate as "conditions have worsened" in the wildfires that have killed 23 people, BBC report.
All residents of Calistoga were directed to leave the area on Wednesday evening, Napa County officials said.
About 60 prison inmates have joined hard-pressed firefighters in battling the fast-moving blazes, the state fire chief says.
Raila Odinga quits Kenya’s election re-run
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga has pulled out of October's election re-run, BBC report.
Mr Odinga said his withdrawal would give the electoral commission enough time to introduce reforms that will help deliver a more credible election.
The Supreme Court annulled the result of the original 8 August poll, which saw Uhuru Kenyatta declared winner, after finding irregularities.
Nepalese woman held in Kathmandu for swindling Rs 500 million
A woman has been arrested on charge of swindling Rs 500 million from more than 50 persons in Pokhara from Jaisidev of Kathmandu recently, THT report.
Kaski District Police Office in coordination with Kathmandu Police arrested Devi Kumari Bhujel (42) and her husband Laxman Thapa from Jaisidev.
Bhujel is a permanent resident of Bhat Khola in Syangja district was residing in Chaude..
India Supreme Court bans fireworks in Delhi
India's Supreme Court has banned fireworks in the capital Delhi, in the run-up to the Hindu festival of Diwali, BBC report.
The court said it wanted to test if banning fireworks would make a difference to Delhi's air quality, ranked among the worst in the world.
The ban on the sale and distribution of firecrackers will last until 1 November. Diwali falls on 18 October.
Diwali, the most..
Nepal Supreme Court stays Govt decision to sack NOC chief Khadka
The Supreme Court on Sunday issued an interim order in the name of the government not to implement its decision to sack Gopal Bahadur Khadka from the post of Managing Director of the Nepal Oil Corporation, THT report.
Responding to a writ filed by Khadka, a single bench of justice Purushotam Bhandari issued an interim order asking the government not to implement its decision to remove him from..
German chancellor launches coalition talks
Immigration is expected to feature as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks on forming a coalition after her party's disappointing performance in September's election, BBC report.
Talks start with the CSU, the sister party of her Christian Democrats.
The CSU has called for a cap on refugee numbers, blaming Mrs Merkel's "open-door" policy for the success of the nationalist AfD in the..
Prachand says he proposed unity with UML
CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has revealed that he was the one from the party to float the proposal of unity with the CPN-UML, THT report.
Addressing political orientation for the party’s politburo today, Dahal further informed that Vice-Chairman of UML Bam Dev Gautam brought forth the unity proposal and the parties reached the conclusion that they could be unified after..
Journalist Kim Wall’s head found in sea
The head of Swedish journalist Kim Wall has been found, two months after she disappeared on a trip with a Danish submariner, Danish police say, according to BBC.
Divers found bags containing her head, legs and clothing in Koge Bay, just south of Copenhagen, the city's police inspector Jens Moller Jensen said.
They were found not far from where Ms Wall's torso was discovered 11 days after she..
Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-missile campaigner
The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican), according to BBC.
Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group's "groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition" on nuclear weapons.
"We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time," she..
Indonesians eat giant snake after defeated
A giant python in Indonesia met an unfortunate end when it was eaten after it lost a battle with a local man, BBC report.
Security guard Robert Nababan encountered the snake on a palm oil plantation road in Sumatra's Batang Gansal district on Saturday.
Mr Nababan tried to catch the python, reports say, which was nearly 8m (26ft) long.
It attacked him, and man and reptile fought until Mr..