Ad blocking takes off on mobile phones, a challenge for publishers09 Feb, 2020
The number of people using ad-blocking technology on mobile browsers has surged to 527 million, an increase of 64% over the last three years, according to a report published Thursday. Combined with ad blocking on personal computers, that means a total of 763 million devices were running ad blockers in the fourth quarter of 2019, the report said.
Facebook, Google use leads to more diverse news consumption09 Feb, 2020
Turning conventional wisdom on its head, researchers have found that use of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, or search engine Google actually results in more visits to news sites and a greater variety of news sites visited.
China’s smartphone giants reportedly unite to challenge Google’s Play Store09 Feb, 2020
Huawei, Xiaomi, and BBK’s Oppo and Vivo are working together on a platform that will allow developers outside of China to upload their apps to all of the respective app stores simultaneously, Reuters reports.
Information and Technology Bill Regulating unbridled social mediaBy Manjima Dhakal
The purposed Information and Technology Bill that is under consideration in the parliament
Class struggle of a kind07 Feb, 2020
Populism is a method. It works by mobilising an imaginary homogenous entity
Ward office in school disturbing classes06 Feb, 2020
“The school was selected because it is easily accessible to all the villagers and has the necessary facilities,” chairman Ale further informed.
Nepal, WB sign extra credit for housing06 Feb, 2020
The second additional financing will scale up EHRP’s support to the government’s HRP by financing reconstruction of an additional 86,680 houses in the 32 districts affected by the 2015 earthquakes.
Coronavirus: Window of opportunity to act, says WHO06 Feb, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is a “window of opportunity” to stop the deadly new coronavirus becoming a broader global crisis.
People in lockdown learn to entertain themselves05 Feb, 2020
The city of 11 million people in Hubei province has been on lockdown since Jan 23. Flights, trains and buses leaving and entering Wuhan have been canceled, highways in and out of the city blocked and public transportation suspended. The city later even banned some private vehicles to limit as much movement as possible.
Trees struggle when forests are too small05 Feb, 2020
Biodiversity loss is the biggest environmental problem we face today, according to a UN report that came out last year. One of the main reasons is that large forest areas are disappearing due to human impact.
Leopard injures over a half dozen in Kavre, terrified locals kill it04 Feb, 2020
The leopard had attacked Saraswati Kayastha on Saturday and a student on her way to school on Sunday.
Time to focus on creating tourism products, infrastructure04 Feb, 2020
While the global travel industry has remained affected after the outbreak of novel coronavirus in China in December 2019, a Nepali travel trade leader has called fellow entrepreneurs and other stakeholders for focussing on creating tourism products and upgrading the existing infrastructure.
Lopez, Shakira in joyful, exuberant halftime show03 Feb, 2020
Shakira ended her with her signature song, “Hips Don’t Lie.”
Affordable version of Samsung’s Note?02 Feb, 2020
The most notable of devices from Samsung definitely have to be the high-end ones, although its budget and mid-range smartphones are very popular in Nepal too. But with competition like Xiaomi and OnePlus coming aggressive in the Nepali as well as the international market, Samsung seems to have thought of a different strategy altogether for the year 2020.
Is foreign aid a carrot or stick?31 Jan, 2020
It has been argued that donor countries use foreign aid — by providing and potentially terminating it
Learned Lamjung man mints money from his cow farm30 Jan, 2020
A local of Laxmibazaar, Madhyanepal Municipality-7, Lamjung, Dibya Chandra Soti is busy looking after livestock these days.
Man seeks help for daughter’s ear surgery29 Jan, 2020
Namrata’s father, Sudeep Sapkota, lost his 2-year old son in the earthquake while his only surviving child has lost her vision and hearing capacity.
Climate change impacts on health29 Jan, 2020
Climate change is already affecting our health, even if we don’t think about it much, says a University of Alberta public health expert. “People think about climate change as only impacting those in the Arctic or on the coasts or in low-lying places, but what has become very clear is ... it’s not just affecting certain areas or populations—it’s already impacted every one of us,” said Sherilee Harper, a professor with the U of A’s School of Public Health.
Singer Raut released on bail28 Jan, 2020
"Singer Raut has been released on bail of Rs. 4,000," said Janak Raj Dahal, Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kathamndu.
Martyrs’ Memorial Park turns tourist spot28 Jan, 2020
Located at Ward No. 11 of Hetauda Su-Metropolitan City, the Martyrs’ Memorial Park is now becoming an attraction among domestic as well as foreign tourists. The park possesses life-size statues of late BP Koirala, Ganesh Man Singh, Pushpa Lal Shrestha and Monamohan Adhikari, who had led Nepal’s major democratic movements.