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  • Web inventor urges users to seek ‘complete control’ of data
    Mar 12 2019 | 11:22 am

    Web inventor urges users to seek ‘complete control’ of data

    New York: World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee on Monday slammed the increasing commodification of personal information and appealed for internet users to strive to maintain “complete control” of their data. Berners-Lee, credited with creating the web in 1989, is on a mission to save his invention from a range of problems increasingly dominating online […]

  • Salvation House — where Hindus go to die
    Feb 14 2019 | 11:36 am

    Salvation House — where Hindus go to die

    Varanasi: They arrive in battered cars, on crutches and sometimes on a stretcher barely able to breathe — but salvation is close for thousands of Hindus who go to the holy city of Varanasi each year to die. Some end up in homes for the elderly overlooking the revered Ganges river where they eventually hope […]

  • Millions take the plunge at India’s religious mega festival
    Feb 04 2019 | 05:22 pm

    Millions take the plunge at India’s religious mega festival

    New Delhi: Millions of Hindu pilgrims took the plunge into sacred rivers at the world’s largest religious gathering Monday, led by ash-smeared holy men and accompanied by religious chanting. On the most auspicious day of the months-long Kumbh Mela festival, devotees rose at dawn in the northern city of Allahabad to immerse themselves at the […]

  • Ancient bull fighting held to observe Maghe Sankranti fest in Nepal
    Jan 16 2019 | 12:44 pm

    Ancient bull fighting held to observe Maghe Sankranti fest in Nepal

    Dhading: Nepal on Tuesday hosted a bull fighting festival dating back to the 19th century to mark the Maghe Sankranti festival.

  • Egypt unveils ancient tomb and sarcophagi in Luxor
    Nov 25 2018 | 12:24 pm

    Egypt unveils ancient tomb and sarcophagi in Luxor

    Cairo: Egypt on Saturday unveiled an ancient tomb, sarcophagi and funerary artifacts discovered in the Theban necropolis of Al-Assasif in the southern city of Luxor. In a ceremony in front of the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced that French and Egyptian archaeologists had discovered “a new tomb… with very nice paintings”.

  • China’s youth embrace street dance amid hip-hop crackdown
    Nov 17 2018 | 11:01 am

    China’s youth embrace street dance amid hip-hop crackdown

    Beijing: In China, where children are often saddled with a packed schedule of extracurricular activities before they even enter grade school, some parents are making room for a surprising pursuit: hip-hop dance classes. Inside a dance studio in central Beijing, a group of kids bopped up and down to an American hip-hop beat as they […]

  • International Tripitaka recitation begins in Lumbini
    Nov 15 2018 | 02:50 pm

    International Tripitaka recitation begins in Lumbini

    Lumbini: The first international Tripitaka recitation programme has begun in Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha. 

  • Renovations of 19 monuments complete in Swoyambhunath area
    Nov 15 2018 | 02:44 pm

    Renovations of 19 monuments complete in Swoyambhunath area

    Kathmandu: The Swoyambhu Management and Protection General Committee has completed the renovation of several 19 heritages in the Swoyambhunath area. 

  • ‘Ghost Fair’ commences at Sonamai temple
    Oct 16 2018 | 05:09 pm

    ‘Ghost Fair’ commences at Sonamai temple

    Gaushala: The traditional Bhoot Mela (the ghost fair) has commenced at the famous Sonamai temple in Mahottari district from today. The fair is held every year at the temple on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival. 

  • Neither rich nor crazy: film noir sheds light on Singapore’s migrant labourers
    Oct 02 2018 | 05:08 pm

    Neither rich nor crazy: film noir sheds light on Singapore’s migrant labourers

    Singapore: A world away from the opulence showcased in hit rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians”, a critically acclaimed film noir is shedding light on a less well-known side of Singapore — the precarious existence of its migrant workers. “A Land Imagined” tells the story of a Chinese labourer who goes missing while working on a building […]

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