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Former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala passed away at 77

Late Sushil Koirala (1939 – 2016) Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala breathed his last in the early hours of Tuesday morning, succumbing to Pneumonia, according to family sources. He was 77. Nepali Congress followers outside Koirala residence upon hearing of the sad news. He was lost to Pneumonia at 12:50 am, said Koirala’s private secretary Atul Koirala. He was suffering Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and he succumbed to the condition. After the news of Koirala’s death, Kathmandu based Nepali Congress rushed to his residence. Koirala was not able to attend any formal events on Monday. Nepali Congress followers outside...

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Shopping in Kathmandu

Funky. Fashionable. Chic. Sleek. Shopping in Kathmandu is an experience like no other. Kathmandu offers everything from luxury boutiques, shopping centres, to bargain outlets and markets. It’s the experience of shopping here that people love to return to again and again. Shopping can be very rewarding and exciting in Kathmandu. There are numerous tourist shops on the main streets and in the hotel arcades brimming with tempting jewelry, statues, and other typical Nepalese handicraft. Each place has its specialty product which is unique. Bhaktapur, for instance, is the place to buy pottery. The Traditional Craftsman’s Colony in Patan is...

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Kathmandu Nightlife

Nightlife in Kathmandu is concentrated on Thamel, which saw only minor damage in the 2015 earthquake. Another cluster of popular bars can be found at Pulchowk in Patan, which also escaped the worst in the tremors. Most bars cater to backpackers and trekkers and some have live music, but there are a handful of more upmarket establishments, mostly in the big hotels. By law, all music in public places has to be turned off by 22:00, but many bars in Thamel manage to stay open until midnight or later. There are entertainment listings sections in the Kathmandu Post (

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Google achieves AI ‘breakthrough’ by beating Go champion

A Google artificial intelligence program has beaten the European champion of the board game Go. The Chinese game is viewed as a much tougher challenge than chess for computers because there are many more ways a Go match can play out. The tech company’s DeepMind division said its software had beaten its human rival five games to nil. One independent expert called it a breakthrough for AI with potentially far-reaching consequences. The achievement was announced to coincide with the publication of a paper, in the scientific journal Nature, detailing the techniques used. Earlier on Wednesday, Facebook’s chief executive had...

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CAN Info-Tech starts today

The 22nd edition of CAN Info-Tech, the country’s biggest information and technology fair, is set to begin at Bhrikuti Mandap on Friday. According to the organizer the Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN Federation), the six-day event is being held with the objective of imparting information about technological advancements and displaying the latest products in the market. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to inaugurate the expo. “Technology is advancing at a rapid speed. Since, we aim to display the latest offerings, people will definitely have a wide range of products to observe,” said Binod Dhakal, president of...

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