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Nepal: Provincial and Federal elections timetable made public


Election Commission has made public the election timetable for Provincial Assembly and House of Representatives on Monday. A meeting convened under the chairmanship of EC Chief Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav... More

DPM Mahara calls on Chinese business community to invest in Nepal


Nepali Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara has urged Chinese business community to invest in infrastructure sector in Nepal, as environment conducive to investment... More

Int’l Business Women’s Summit set for Sept 11


South Asian Women Development Forum is organising a two day event “Across Barriers-International Business Women’s Summit” on September 11 in the Capital to develop partnerships between entrepreneurs from Saarc,... More

Belt and Road Initiative: China looks askance at Nepal’s commitments


Despite Nepal’s repeated commitments to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a sense of uncertainty and skepticism persists among Chinese officials. Chinese think tanks and government officials during an interaction... More

Nepal: Mahara stresses resumption of Tatopani border during China visit


Sep 7, 2017-Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is on a six-day visit to China, held a meeting with Chinese Prime Minister Li... More

Nepal: Controversial Bohora set to become minister again


Nepali Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Democratic) leader Dipak Bohora, whose involvement in the corruption involving the controversial land procurement deal made by the state-owned Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) was revealed recently,... More

UML condemns ‘work on the sly’ on cross-border pipeline


Senior CPN-UML leader Bhim Rawal has criticized the government over “preparations on the sly” by the government and Indian officials to carry out field survey for laying cross-border natural... More

UML claims first position in province-2


The main opposition CPN (UML) has claimed first position in the upcoming third phase of local polls taking place in Province No-2 slated for September 18. The claim was made... More

Chinese investment helps Nepal build mega cement project


Investment Board Nepal (IBN) and Hongshi-Shivam Cement Private Limited, a Nepal-China joint venture company, signed Project Investment Agreement (PIA) on Sunday to set up a mega cement factory in... More

Nepal, US to sign $500m grant pact on Sept 14


Nepal will sign an agreement with the US government on September 14 to secure a grant of $500 million (approximately Rs51.5 billion) for construction of transmission lines and maintenance... More

Nepal-India joint military exercise begins


India and Nepal on Sunday began their joint military exercise in the western part of the Himalayan country, focusing on counter-terrorism and forest fighting operations. The exercise - Surya Kiran... More

EC seeks clarification from UML leader Nepal


The Election Commission (EC) has sought clarification from CPN-UML senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal for breaching the election code of conduct. The election body asked clarification from Nepal, who is... More

Yaks face extinction due to low birth rate


Rearing yaks is very important in Nepal’s mountainous regions where animal husbandry is one of the main sources of income. The shaggy haired Himalayan animal provides milk, meat and fur.... More

Slipping in Delhi


Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s statement on the eve of his five-day state visit to India revealed the anxieties Nepal’s political order harbours about the country’s constitution. “The republic... More

Nepal struggling to boost exports amid domestic, policy issues


Seven years ago when Nepal implemented its 12th Periodic Plan, the Himalayan country announced a target of boosting its exports to 1 billion U.S. dollars by the end of... More

India softens towards Nepal to stop pro-Beijing tilt


It was clear as crystal during Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to New Delhi earlier this week, that his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, was bending over backwards... More

Nepal PM visits Delhi at a time when he appears weak at home


Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is often criticised for his ‘indecisiveness’ but he was very busy before his five-day state visit to India, his first after assuming office on... More

Nepal: EU extends support of Rs 24.2m to floods and landslides victims


The European Union has decided to extend support of Rs 24.2 million to the floods and landslides victims across the Nation on Friday. In a statement today, the diplomatic mission... More

PM Deuba’s Delhi visit: Nepal, India sign eight MoUs


Nepal and India on Thursday signed eight memorandum of understandings (MoUs) at Hyderabad House, New Delhi.  The MoUs were exchanged during a joint press meet after the delegation level... More

India shouldn’t see Nepal’s economy as a strategic battlefield against China’s influence


Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Wednesday left for India on a five-day state visit during which the two countries are scheduled to sign four memoranda of understanding... More

PM Deuba, Indian PM Modi meet briefly


Visiting Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi held a brief meeting on Wednesday, a day ahead of the delegation level meeting between the... More

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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