Nepal to soon get internet services from China, India’s monopoly to end

Nepal to soon get internet services from China, India’s monopoly to end

Pouring water on hope for the relaxation on the ongoing indefinite bandh in West Bengal’s Darjeeling hills, the all hilly region party meeting today decided to continue the bandh. Nepal is scheduled to get Chinese internet services from August ending India’s monopoly over the same, a Nepali daily reported. Currently, the tiny Himalayan country accesses internet using Indian bandwidth through Bhairahawa, Birgunj and Biratnagar. English-language daily Republica reported that with Chinese firms offering services, Nepali…

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Foreigners may have to turn over cellphones under Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’

Foreigners may have to turn over cellphones under Trump’s ‘extreme vetting’

BEIRUT — A suspected chemical attack in a town in Syria’s northern Idlib province killed dozens of people on Tuesday, Syrian opposition activists said, describing the attack as among the worst in the country’s six-year civil war. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group put the death toll at 58, saying there were 11 children among the dead. Meanwhile, the Idlib Media Center said dozens of people had been killed. The Trump administration…

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Trump thanks himself on Twitter

Trump thanks himself on Twitter

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter to thank himself. Trump took credit for rising consumer confidence in an evening tweet — and said he’s the one who should be thanked. “The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index for December surged nearly four points to 113.7, THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN MORE THAN 15 YEARS! Thanks Donald!” Trump said Tuesday. The market has experienced a Trump bump since the mogul’s election on Nov. 8, reaching record highs and rallying…

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Security tight as Kim Kardashian leaves New York after robbery

Security tight as Kim Kardashian leaves New York after robbery

NEW YORK : Flanked by multiple security guards, Kim Kardashian and her family on Thursday left the Manhattan apartment where they have been closeted since she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, amid reports that the reality star was planning to take some time off. News video and photos showed Kardashian, her face partly hidden by a hoodie and baseball cap, getting into a car with her two young children and rapper husband Kanye West….

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Tourist falls to death at Grand Canyon after posting Instagram pic

Tourist falls to death at Grand Canyon after posting Instagram pic

A Florida woman fell to her death on Friday from stumbling off a trail at Grand Canyon National Park. Colleen Burns, 35, posted a picture of herself sitting on the edge of a cliff to Instagram shortly before accidentally stepping off an edge at Ooh Aah Point, the The Associated Press reported. Her body was found 400 feet from where she fell. Jessica Roman, a friend who was taking photos of the sunrise with Burns…

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Twitter drops photos, videos from 140-character limit

User names and media attachments such as photos and videos will no longer count toward the length of a tweet, Twitter said on Tuesday, but the 140-character limit will stay. Twitter said the change, part of its efforts to simplify its microblogging service, will come into effect in the next few months. “A few simple changes to make conversations on Twitter easier! And no more removing characters for images or videos!” Chief Executive Jack Dorsey…

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Canadian, Robert Penner to leave Nepal after work visa revoked

KATHMANDU: A Canadian man will leave Nepal on Thursday after a court failed to hear his appeal for the revocation of his work visa over critical social media posts, his lawyer said. Dipendra Jha said the Supreme Court did not have time to hear the appeal Thursday and their turn would likely only come up on Friday. But the government order issued Tuesday required Robert Penner to leave within two days. Penner will fly out…

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Canadian Robert Penner told to leave Nepal for tweets causing ‘social discord’

Canadian Robert Penner told to leave Nepal for tweets causing ‘social discord’

A Canadian man says he has been told to leave Nepal after he was detained by police in Kathmandu on Monday for posting tweets that Nepal’s Department of Immigration said had caused “social discord.” Robert Penner, a software engineer for a tech company in Nepal, tweeted on Tuesday that he was released by immigration officials after 26 hours in custody. Penner said he had his visa cancelled and was given two days to leave the…

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Nepal Arrests Canadian Man Over ‘Provocative’ Twitter Post

Nepal Arrests Canadian Man Over ‘Provocative’ Twitter Post

follow admin on Twitter:@khumbule_nima KATMANDU, Nepal — A Canadian man in Nepal who writes frequently about political issues on social media was arrested on Monday afternoon after “posting a provocative message on Twitter aimed at spreading social discord,” according a Nepalese immigration official. The man, Robert Penner, has been living in Nepal for at least two years. He was arrested at his office in the Lalitpur district by a team of police officers on the…

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