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U.S. Government shutdown ends, some effects of the shutdown felt in Nepal too

The U.S. Government shutdown has been lifted after Congress passed the bill regarding temporary funding. The Democrats agreed to pass the fund after Republicans promised to debate on the future of the young illegal immigrants at a later date. For now, the U.S. shutdown has officially ended. The U.S. Government was shutdown for 3 days - Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. US Embassy in Nepal announces...

With Trump absent in shutdown debate, moderate U.S. senators fill void

With President Donald Trump standing back from negotiations to end the U.S. government shutdown, it was a group of around two dozen moderate senators that took the lead in hammering out a compromise. Congress voted on Monday to end the three-day closure of federal agencies by approving the latest short-term bill to fund the government. Trump signed the bill late on Monday. Democrats had init...

Philippines raises volcano alert again; hazardous eruption seen imminent

The Philippines raised the alert level at its Mayon volcano on Monday after a loud explosion in the wake of increased activity made a hazardous eruption likelier, prompting authorities to close all schools and urge residents to stay indoors. Mayon, the countrys most active volcano, has been spewing ash, lava, and pyroclastic material since Jan. 13, displacing close to 40,000 residents in the ce...

Nepali clerk killed in Texas gas station

Garland police are looking for two armed suspects who killed a store clerk at a gas station just before midnight Saturday. Police say two men wearing hoodies and armed with guns went into the Exxon gas station at the corner of Oats and Broadway in Garland. They say 35 year old Manish Pandey -- who police confirm was also robbed at the same store last September -- was getting ready to close w...

Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel
Source: Reuters

Heavy casualties after overnight battle at Kabul hotel

Gunmen in army uniforms who stormed Kabuls Intercontinental Hotel late on Saturday and battled Afghan Special Forces through the night killed more than 30 people and wounded many more, although the final toll of dead and wounded may still be higher. Wahid Majroh, a spokesman for the ministry of public health, said that 19 bodies had been brought into city hospitals, with six identified as forei...

Porn star Mia Malkova stars in Ram Gopal Verma’s video

Out of social media for a while, popular Indian cinema director Ram Gopal Varma sure knows how to make an entry with a bang. Releasing a trailer of his latest video starring American porn star Mia Malkova, he thwarted Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube users in frenzy. The trailer has amassed over 4 million views in just 6 days. Yes, the film is named God, Sex and Truth, and is apparently Ram Gopa...

Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?
Source: Pankaj Thapa (With inputs from Reuters Report)

Why has the U.S. Government shut down? What is shut, and what is not?

President Trump and the U.S Congress failed to meet a Friday midnight deadline to pass a short term funding bill to extend federal funding, which has caused the U.S. Government to shut down. The government had been operating on temporary funding measures since the end of the fiscal year in September. Short term funding measures were being adopted as Republicans and Democrats were not being able t...

Ed Sheeran announces engagement with Seaborn, his school mate

Got myself a fianc just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well xx - he has written sharing the above image on his Instagram. Sheeran, a popular musician with multiple awards, including two Grammy Awards, is engaged to his school friend Cherry Seaborn. They met when he was 11, and started dating in 2015. Seaborn, a keen field-hockey player, studied at...

First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened. Funding for federal agencies ran out at midnight with no agreement in Congress, meaning the second year of Trumps presidency began without a fully functioning gove...

US government shuts down
Source: Reuters

US government shuts down

The US Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the US government open and prevent agencies from shutting down. In shutdowns, non-essential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. Workers deemed essential, including those dealing with public safety and national security, keep working. After previous government ...

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