United States Signs $500 Million Compact With Nepal

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert announced Thursday that the United States Government has signed a $500 million compact with Nepal. Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Acting CEO Jonathan Nash was joined by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan as the compact was signed with Nepali Minister of Finance Gyanendra Bahadur Karki. The MCC is an independent…

Nepal-Tibet border reopens to tourists after 2015 earthquake

The overland journey from Tibet to Nepal, on winding roads and amid towering Himalayan peaks, must be one of the world’s most breathtaking. Now, two years after the April 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal, killing close to 9,000 people and leaving countless homeless, foreign visitors will once again be able to cross the border by land, as road…

Monkey menace tops complaints at Kathmandu DFO

Frustrated by troubles constantly created by marauding monkeys, Budhanilakantha School has filed a complaint at the District Forest Office, Kathmandu this month. Another similar complaint was registered at the office by Om Hospital in Chabahil a few days ago.These two are not the only cases. The DFO Kathmandu has been receiving a flurry of such…

NYPD footage of Bronx police-involved shooting released

The NYPD released more than 30 minutes of body camera footage Thursday from a fatal police-involved shooting in the Bronx earlier this month, showing a tense standoff where officers tried to get the man to drop his weapons before firing on him with a Taser and two guns nearly simultaneously. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/AKaTMrVRYn8″ frameborder=”0″…

New York City in Hurricane Jose’s ‘cone of uncertainty’

New York City is in the so-called “cone of uncertainty” for Jose — and could be impacted by the tropical storm next week, according to a recent projection from the National Weather Service.<iframe height=”348″ width=”618″ allowfullscreen=”” frameborder=”0″ src=”//players.brightcove.net/4137224153001/default_default/index.html?videoId=5577476723001″></iframe> “Much of our area is now in the 5 day cone of uncertainty,” the NWS in New…

Kathmandu Waste piling up on Valley streets

With persistent obstruction by locals to disposal of Kathmandu Valley’s waste at the landfill site in Okharpauwa of Nuwakot district, piles of garbage on the roadside and at various intersections across the city have started accumulating over the last few days. According to Kathmandu Metropolitan City, locals at Sisdol have been obstructing the passage of…