Australian PM Turnbull mocks Trump in leaked audio

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been recorded apparently mocking US President Donald Trump in footage leaked by the media. Mr Turnbull was filmed speaking at an event for the Australian media at Parliament House on Wednesday night. The event is normally not reported on, but the political editor at Australia’s Nine Network said he […]

French equality minister Schiappa ridiculed for Paris no-go visit

When France’s new Sexual Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa visited an area of northern Paris notorious for women being harassed on the street, it seemed a good idea. That was until she publicised her under-cover trip on Twitter with photos designed to show there were no “no-go areas for women” in France. Critics accused her of […]

Teacher suspended after removing ‘Trump’ from yearbook

A high school teacher in New Jersey was suspended after being accused of removing references to US President Donald Trump from the school yearbook. Two students complained after their photographs were apparently edited to remove Mr Trump’s name and his campaign slogan, Make America Great Again. Another student was upset that a quote by Mr […]

Fire engulfs Grenfell tower block in west London

A huge fire has engulfed a tower block in Latimer Road, west London, with eyewitnesses claiming people are trapped in their homes. The fire at Grenfell Tower on the Lancaster West Estate was reported at 01:16 BST and about 200 firefighters are tackling the blaze. The Met Police said people were being treated for “a […]

Deep Basnyat takes charge of CIAA as Acting Chief

KATHMANDU: Commissioner Deep Basnyat has taken responsibility of the Commission for the Investigation of Authority (CIAA) as the Acting Chief on Thursday. CIAA assistant spokesperson Khagendra Prasad Rijal informed that Basnyat took the charge after anti-graft body Chief Lok Man Singh Karki faced automatic suspension following the registration of an impeachment motion against him by 157 […]

Major parties discuss impeachment motion against Karki

KATHMANDU: As the House received an impeachment motion against Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) Chief Lok Man Singh Karki, major political parties have expedited internal and inter-party discussions to decide their take on the move. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN Maoist Centre Chairman, also the Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal […]

Nepal made victim of external influence, laments Gyanendra Shah

KATHMANDU: Former King Gyanendra Shah has stated that Nepal’s political situation in the past few years has made the country a victim of gross interference from outside forces. Addressing the inauguration of International Birat Hindu Mahasammelan in Kathmandu today, Shah asked the citizens to question how and why Nepal landed in such an extreme and complicated […]

Maldives security chief calls on Nepal President, PM

KATHMANDU: The chief of Maldives National Defense Force, Ahmed Shiyam, on Tuesday separately called on Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal here in Kathmandu. Shiyam paid a courtesy call to President Bhandari at her office in Sheetal Niwas and discussed bilateral relationship between Nepal and Maldives, the President’s Office said in a statement. […]

Temporary teachers stage sit-in outside PM’s residence

KATHMANDU: Temporary school teachers on Tuesday staged a brief sit-in in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar, putting forth various demands. They have alleged that the Education Act (eighth amendment) failed to address their demands. Their demands include internal competition should be held and those failing to register for permanent status be provided […]

SC team pastes notice at CIAA Chief Karki’s house

KATHMANDU: A team deployed from the Supreme Court on Tuesday pasted a customary notice at the Baneshwar-based house of Lok Man Singh Karki to summon him over a case that has challenged his appointment as the chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority. The SC’s attempts to summon him by sending its staffers to Karki’s […]