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Indian PM Modi likely to visit Nepal this month


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit Nepal in October this year. Although preparations are underway to welcome Modi in October, the exact date of his visit... More

World Bank extends support for technical education, vocational training in Nepal


The World Bank on Sunday approved a 60-million-U.S.-dollar credit to support the Enhanced Vocational Education and Training Project in Nepal. Issuing a statement on Sunday, the World Bank office in... More

Election should be taken as positive, successful democratic practice: Nepal CEC


Chief Election Commissioner Dr Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the Election Commission feels honoured to give the message to the Nepali people that the election of the total 753... More

Nepal, Oman establish bilateral consultation mechanism


Nepal and the Sultanate of Oman have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing a bilateral consultation mechanism between their Ministries of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador of Nepal to Oman... More

Election results of all 136 local levels in Province 2 declared


The results of the vote counting of all 136 local levels in Province 2 under the local level election have been announced. The third phase of local level election was... More

Imports via Nepal’s Rasuwagadhi soar 51 percent in 2 months


Imports via Rasuwagadhi-Kerung customs point, the only gateway for land trade with China, soared by 51 percent in the first two months of the current fiscal year. According to... More

UML likely to forge electoral alliance with CPN (MC): Nepal


Speaking at a press conference organised by Press Chautari in Bharatpur Airport on Tuesday, leader Nepal said there was a high possibility of his party forging an alliance with... More

China expects to become Nepal’s key stakeholder: Ambassador Yu


Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong has said that China is looking forward to seeing Nepal embrace the development path with effective implementation of constitution and political stability. Addressing a... More

PM urges UN to increase Nepali quota for high-level posts in UN...


Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has made an official request with the United Nations to increase the Nepali participation in higher ranks of UN peacekeeping operations based on... More

Nepal says will measure Mount Everest next year to see if it...


Nepal will measure Mount Everest afresh to settle a controversy over the height of the world's tallest peak, especially after some estimates suggested it became a little shorter in... More

Nepal, China discuss opening 13 border points to ease connectivity


Nepal is pushing for opening nine more border points with China, beyond the four that the two neighbours have agreed upon, a media report said. Both sides held a meeting... More

Himalayan Hydro Expo in the offing


Independent Power Producers' Association Nepal (IPPAN) and Expo & Event Management Services Private Limited (EEMSPL) are jointly organizing Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 in Kathmandu on January 5-7, 2018. The expo,... More

Judiciary failing to enlighten democracy in Nepal: Oli


CPN-UML Chairman and the main Nepali opposition party leader KP Shaprma Oli has accused the judiciary system of failing to enlighten democracy in Nepal. He said so while addressing a... More

77% voter turnout in third phase of Nepal local polls


Approximately 77 voter turnout was witnessed in the third phase of local elections in Province 2, according to the Election Commission (EC). The polls took place in eight districts of... More

China opens highway to Nepal via Tibet, ready for military use


China has opened a strategic highway in Tibet to the Nepal border which could be used for civilian and defence purposes, a move that Chinese experts say will enable... More

China, Nepal to start technical works on cross-border railway


China and Nepal have agreed to start technical works to build a cross-border railway link via Tibet to boost connectivity, according to Nepalese Foreign Ministry. This was decided during the... More

US Prez Trump extends best wishes on Nepal’s Constitution Day, hails local...


US President Donald J. Trump has congratulated Nepali people and expressed best wishes on the occasion of Nepal’s Constitution Day that is marked on September 19. In a message sent... More

Phase III polls: EC orders strict surveillance along border areas


With just three days away for the last leg of local level elections, the Election Commission on Friday directed the security agencies to beef up security along the Nepal-India... More

Nepal: New president a month after new parliament


The election of the new Nepali president and vice president is proposed within a month after the election of the new federal parliament and provincial assemblies scheduled for the... More

As Indo-China dispute resolves, Nepal says no action of China will hurt...


Nepal is confident that there will be no action from China to hurt its citizens, the country's Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyay said on Wednesday, while terming its ties with... More

Nepal: Global warming poses grave threat to the Himalayas


Increasing global warming caused by greenhouse effect and its subsequent impact has posed a grave threat to the Nepal’s mountain ranges, experts said. They stressed the need of taking timely... More

COLUMN

Sirisena in a fix over release of Tamil Tiger detainees

With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises. Among... More

New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More