Entertainment

50% of new guitar players are young women, finds new study

The future certainly is female, especially for music. A new study by guitar conglomerate Fender reveals that females now account for 50% of young, aspiring guitar players across both the United States and the United Kingdom. “Today’s players have grown up in a different cultural context and popular music landscape, and rising artists like Mura […]

Politics

Politics

Mueller Preparing Endgame For Russia Investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecutors have told defense lawyers in recent weeks that they are “tying up loose ends” in their investigation, providing the clearest clues yet that the long-running probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election may be coming to its climax, potentially in the next few weeks, according to multiple sources close […]

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Politics

Facebook group vents anger at Nepal’s leaders

Thousands of young Nepalese have united behind a new Facebook campaign to stop paying the country’s battling politicians if they cannot produce a new constitution by the May 28 deadline. The diverse group, which includes politicians, activists and the reigning Miss Nepal, gave voice to growing public anger with the lawmakers the country voted in […]

World leaders reluctantly bow to Trump on trade amid showdown between US and China over tariffs

National

BJP committed to Telangana development: Smriti Irani

HYDERABAD: Asserting that the Modi government at the Centre was committed to the development of Telangana, Union minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday alleged that the ruling TRS had ‘failed’ to take the central schemes to people at the grass root level. Addressing an election rally at Nizamabad, she said if voted to power, the BJP […]

Axiata seals Nepal’s Ncell purchase

26 students fall sick after drinking poisoned water at Morang school

Himalayan storm: Climbers’ bodies removed from Nepal mountain

International

Tom Cruise gives lesson in TV settings and ‘motion smoothing’

Something is keeping movie star Tom Cruise up at night: motion smoothing. In an impassioned video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, the Mission Impossible star warned that a default setting on many high-end televisions “makes most movies look like they were shot on high-speed video instead of film”. Taking a break from filming the new […]

Norway won’t retaliate against US tariffs – NTB news agency

International Buffalo Symposium 2017 to be held in Chitwan

Islamic State claims blasts at Afghan Shi’ite center, news agency that kill dozens

Cricket Sports

Availability of players more important than IPL venue – Delhi Capitals CEO

Availability of players, and not the venue, will be the key factor ahead of the forthcoming IPL auction, scheduled on December 18. That is is the opinion of Parth Jindal, co-owner of the Daredevils franchise which was renamed Delhi Capitals on Tuesday. IPL 2019 is likely to be advanced, keeping in mind that most international […]

Cricket Sports

Rovman Powell to lead West Indies in ODIs in Bangladesh

In the absence of the injured Jason Holder, allrounder Rovman Powell will lead West Indies in their ODI leg of the ongoing Bangladesh tour. Batsman Darren Bravo, who had last played an ODI more than two years ago, returned to the squad, as did T20I captain Carlos Brathwaite and offspin-bowling allrounder Roston Chase. “In the […]

Cricket Sports

In between email feuding, Raj, Harmanpreet met to break the ice

Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur, the two cricketers at the centre of a raging selection controversy, met in Delhi on Sunday, less than a week after their public feud began. The meeting – in the presence of Vinod Rai, the head of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) – does not, however, appear to have ended […]