Published on Feb 09 2016 // Featured, Nepal News, Obituary
Kathmandu: Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has passed away at 12:50 this night at his residence in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepali Congress General Secretary Prakash Man Singh said. The former Prime Minister was 76. He was suffering from pneumonia and fever for the past...

Published on Feb 08 2016 // Featured, Nepal News, Obituary
Kathmandu: Sushil Koirala, Nepal’s former prime minister and country’s major political party’s president passed away at midnight today.

Published on Oct 17 2015 // Featured, Obituary
Honour to world’s shortest man Chandra Bahadur Dangi who died of primordial dwarfism
When Junrey Balawing of the Philippines was in 2011 declared as the world’s shortest man, the government of Philippines announced a public holiday celebrating it as an achievement of the country and as a mark of honour to him. Nevertheless, the happiness of Philippines could not last longer than...

Published on Jul 27 2015 // Featured, Obituary, World News
India’s former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam dies
India’s former president Dr APJ Abdul Kamal, known as the missile man, has passed away today. He was 83. The government of India has declared a national mourning for seven days. Dr Kalam had collapsed while giving a lecture in Shillong and was rushed to a hospital where he breathed his last. Kamal,...

Published on Jun 23 2015 // Obituary
Oscar-winning Titanic composer James Horner dies
Oscar-winning composer James Horner has died in a light aircraft crash near Santa Barbara in California, his assistant confirmed. He was 61. Horner, who leaves behind a spectacular musical legacy, wrote the scores of Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards. According...

Published on May 19 2015 // Obituary
Former prime minister and CPN (UML) leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has been bereaved of his father today. Nepal’s father Mangal Kumar Upadhyay died at 99 at his residence in Koteshwor. The nonagenarian was suffering from pneumonia for some time back. The final rites of Upadhyay are scheduled to be held...

Published on Apr 23 2015 // Bookworm, Featured, Obituary, Sports
M.H. Abrams Dies at 102
Literary giant M. H. Abrams died on Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y. He was 102. Abrams transformed the study of Romanticism with the critical histories “The Mirror and the Lamp” and “Natural Supernaturalism,” and edited the first seven editions of “The Norton Anthology of English Literature”. Cornell...

Published on Apr 13 2015 // Bookworm, Featured, Obituary
German Nobel literature prize winner Guenter Grass dies
German Nobel literature prize winner Guenter Grass has died today. He was 87. Guenter Grass’s publisher confirmed the death of the author of The Tin Drum.