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Brazil blocks Facebook funds over WhatsApp row

A Brazilian court blocked Facebook funds worth BRL19.5 million ($6.1 million) after WhatsApp, owned by the social media giant, failed to submit messages that could potentially help the court in a drugs case,G1 reported. The funds are equal to WhatsApp’s accumulated fines over the last five months for non-compliance. Since WhatsApp has no bank accounts in Brazil, the judge froze funds of its owner instead. According to the country’s federal police, WhatsApp paid no heed to repeated orders over five months to hand over messages exchanged by users suspected to be members of an international cocaine smuggling ring being investigated since January. The report also said police believe that without these messages, it will be very difficult to expose other members of the ring and pro. . .


Messi retired from international Football

Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi retired from international duty after missing in a penalty shootout as Chile won the Copa America final. "For me the national team is over. I've done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion," Messi said. The 29-year-old was making his 112th appearance for Argentina since making his debut in 2005. After the match finished 0-0 in 120 minutes, Chile won 4-2 on penalties for their second consecutive Copa title.   BBC. . .


Construction work in Biratnagar will be put on hold due to monsoon

Gopalprasad pokharel,(Morang), June 13: The construction of drainage pipe and sewer line in Biratnagar thoroughfare – which started two years ago – will be put on hold again with the arrival of the monsoon season. The construction was postponed citing that the downpour will impact the work and cause damages. The various wards of Biratnagar are punctuated with potholes and the delay in completion of the sewerage system has further enraged the town dwellers. The construction company repairing the roads and the drainage system has not heeded to residents' call for ramping up the construction. Medium City Integrated Environmental Reform Project's Project Manager, Upendra Baral, said the construction work of such a nature that will not be impacted by the monsoon rain will be given continuit. . .


STIUEIP Progress Report: The bluff report

Sarwagya Raj Pandey We are all aware of the ongoing construction work in and around Biratnagar Sub metropolitan city (BSMC). The much hyped about Secondary Towns Integrated Urban Environment Improvement Project (STIUEIP) was commenced on October 2014 but due to various developmental and political bottlenecks missed its prescribed deadline of May 2016. It is not unknown to many that the recent developmental activities in the cities have thrown the life out of gear for the Nagarwasis (the city dwellers as frequently mentioned by media and BMSC officials). The haphazard planning and slow pace of construction have attributed to numerous accidents regularly. Also the unmanaged disposal of construction debris has effectively converted the city into a Dirt mine, with sudden gusts of winds blow. . .


“Not to shy away from trying new ideas ” – Mr. Adhikari

An entrepreneur talk program held on the last Thursday of every month of the georgian calendar. The executive secretary of Chambers of Industries Morang, Mr Somnath Adhikari was the guest speaker for this month. Mr Adhikari is a regular writer and an author of many books on journalism and business among other disciplines. He is also a recipient of awards like Silver Jubilee award from Government of Nepal and Jerusalem Jury Award from Government of Israel among others. He has remained executive secretary of Chambers of Industries for past 25 years. He was a government employee for 5 years and then completed his study in 1990 from Biratnagar in Business. He did his masters in rural development. He stressed young people not to shy away from trying out new ideas. In 2002, he was in Israel to a. . .


Girls in ICT Day- Why should girls care about it

  - Sarwagya Raj Pandey Come 28th April, its Girls in ICT Day, A day dedicated to all those girls working in the field of Information and communication Technology, the field that has defined this century, and redefined human endeavor all together. It is not a new phenomenon to celebrate certain days as a special day. Lately this trend has blossomed. And like many of those days, Girls in ICT is a significant festival every girl must be aware of. This day is being celebrated to make young girls aware of the possibilities that lie ahead in the field of ICT and how it is a very important issue for womanhood. Roughly half of the world population are female. Social scientists term this century as the age of Information. Various names, like the Digital age, generation X, The Facebook g. . .


Foreign Degree vs Nepalese Degree in Nepal

  Nitika Agrawal “Education is the pillar of success”, so, everyone wants to achieve a quality education. Therefore, many students go to abroad from Nepal to pursue their education and shape their career. However, in present context, there are universities in Nepal which provide foreign degree. For example, Kathmandu College of Management (KCM) provides degree of Bangkok. Likewise, Merryland College Biratnagar, Nepal Business College and Sikkim Manipal endow with degrees of UK, Malaysia and India respectively in Biratnagar. When we have foreign universities here in Nepal, then why go to abroad to study the same thing? People believe that foreign degrees are better than Nepalese degree and that’s true. Nepalese degrees like TU, KU, PU, etc. are far more backward than th. . .


Universal expression of happiness – Saurabh Thakur

What is the universal expression of happiness? What is the first reaction of people across world when they are brimming with joy? If you are thinking of dance, bingo! Dance is one of the natural expressions of cheerfulness. Therefore when one is truly happy, one begins to dance no matter, whether one is trained in dancing or not.Since the origin of human civilisation, dancing has evolved as a form of art. A certain grammar of gestures, footwork and postures has been developed for every style of dance to express the varied emotions. For ages, dancers across the world have earned name and fame by amusing people with the display of their art of dance.   Apart from being a prominent form of art, dance is also a great physical and mental exercise. Whether one takes up dance as a hobb. . .


BBA introduces training for SLC graduates

4th April, 2016, Biratnagar Basketball Academy is organizing two-month long talent hunt programme which selects SLC graduates for a full basketball scholarship. The selected players will receive full scholarship in different colleges of Biratnagar and will also receive basketball trainings on a regular basis. The selected players will represent Academy in U-17 events, said BBA Coach Saroj Lamsal. Since 2011 different events (Inter-School, Inter-College, Training) are sucessfully organized by BBA. Recently BBA provided two months training to 50 students from different schools and colleges of Biratnagar. Best students will be selected by the BBA selection committee.. . .


“Person must pay attention to the little details to understand the bigger picture” – Abinash Bohora

Sarwagya Raj Pandey/OB This month’s episode of the last Thursday had Mr Abhinash Bohara as the guest speaker. Mr Bohara interacted with the youths of Biratnagar in the program jointly organized by Bikalpa an alternative along with Hotel Namaskar. Mr Bohara started his sharing by telling that he was there to hear something from the youths rather than to give a speech. “There is no end. The day I say I am successful that day my downfall will start.” He shared his experience of missed opportunities as a single child and how his family progressed from a small mill into establishing large scale industries. They were setting up industries every two years. He also talked about his experience in managing personal life and the role it played in his career. He set up one of the earliest ful. . .


Tips for SLC students from Board 1st 2065 – Rakesh Giri

Preparation for the SLC examination Rakesh Giri Board First 2065 (BKVM School Biratnagar) The final examination of our school life is SLC.Unlike other examinations ,this examination is widely considered as the turning point in our life.Not just for the students but even the teachers ,family members and relatives feel the pressure. When I look back 8 years on,I won't deny the fact that I was under immense stress prior to the exams.But there is no such need to take any stress. First of all the important aspect of preparing for this examinations is being prepared mentally. Of course there is pressure but overcoming it ultimately makes the difference.How can that be done? You need to stick to the fundamentals of examinations. You need to practice the subject matter several times. You nee. . .


Greater Noida set to host Nepal vs Namibia one-dayers

 International Cricket Council (ICC) has agreed to organise two one-day international (ODI) matches of ICC World Cricket League Championship between Nepal and Namibia in Greater Noida, India on April 16 and 18. According to Hindustan Times, ICC has agreed to organise a four-day Intercontinental Cup series between Namibia and Afghanistan from April 10-13 and Nepal vs Namibia as well at the grounds of Shaheed Vijay Singh Parthik Sports Stadium.“The matches have been approved by ICC. We are just waiting for the final clearance,” Rajiv Tyagi, general manager of the Greater Noida authority, said. The Greater Noida stadium has a capacity for 8,000 audience. cricnepal  . . .