Suspect sought in stabbing near Central Park: NYPD

Police were looking for a suspect who they said stabbed a man near Central Park on Sunday afternoon. The victim, 23, was stabbed in the torso about 1:20 p.m. near Columbus Circle and Central Park South, the NYPD said. He was brought to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and was expected to survive, according to…

Darjeeling unrest

DARJEELING: A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other hill-based parties to call off the two-month-long indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal hills, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Monday instructed his party’s youth wing to withdraw their ongoing hunger strike. The GJM leadership has also decided to…

Tourist arrival surges by 33 per cent in Everest region

KHUMBU: The number of tourists visiting the Mount Everest region has risen by 33.66 per cent in 2016 as compared to 2015. Overall 27,465 tourists visited the Everest region in 2015 while the number was recorded at 36,694 in 2016, informed Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI), Sarayug Mahato at Tourist Police Office, Lukla. The…

Rockefeller Christmas tree lighting traffic guide

While New Yorkers and tourists ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ over the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, motorists in the area will be moaning and groaning. If you thought the tree lighting wouldn’t impact traffic in the area, you were wrong. The following streets will be closed between 3 and 11…

Visually impaired Italians trek to Everest region

KHUMBU: Burno Borrelli and Gabriele Scorsolini cannot see the outer physical world. But, the Italian nationals say that losing eyesight never stops them from doing things differently. Burno successfully trekked to the Everest pyramid (5,079 m) while Gabriele reached Tengboche (3,867 m) to extend a strong message to the world that courage and dedication could…

Australian held with hashish from TIA

KATHMANDU: An Australian national was arrested from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in possession of 840 gram hashish on Monday. Puch Robert (Passport number P 8123183) was about to board a Turkish Airlines flight to Greece via Istanbul of Turkey while police nabbed him in the Capital today. Police said the Australian man had hidden…