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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 Nepal informed that the second... 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 local levels in 77 districts... 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 Sharmila Parajuli Dhakal (left) and... 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 held in eight districts of... 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 the customs office in Rasuwagadhi,... 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 the CPN (Maoist Centre). “If the... 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 ceremony in Kathmandu to mark... 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 the number of Nepal Army... 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 the wake of an earthquake... 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 in Kathmandu on Wednesday on... 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, which will be organized at... 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 rally in Gaindakot of Nawalparasi... 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 the province for 136 local... 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 Beijing to make forays into... 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 recent visit of Nepalese Deputy... 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 to Nepali President Bidhya Devi... 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 border. Chief Election Commission Ayodhee Prasad... 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 end of this year. The government... 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 India as "incomparable". Upadhyay said he... 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 interventions to minimise the impact... More

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 in the Capital today approved... More

COLUMN

Round one to Hefazot as Tabligh steps back

One of the largest gatherings of devout Muslims of the world --Biswaijtema -- held annually near the Turag river of Dhaka is famous for large turnouts, major traffic jams due to the huge crowd and eminent speakers from all over the Muslim world. But this year’s event will be... More

Myriad challenges ahead for China in Afghanistan

There is hardly any doubt that China has been working on augmenting its role and position in Afghanistan for the last few years. The role is not just that of a mediatory between Pakistan and Afghanistan but equally that of a direct stake-holder and broker of peace in the... More

Former R&AW chief in India’s national security team

No deputy to the National Security Advisor (NSA) in India has attracted so much attention in Delhi's policy making circles as Rajinder Khanna did when he was appointed deputy NSA recently. He is the first chief of external intelligence R&AW to make it -- two former chiefs of Intelligence Bureau,... More

Our Trump Card

Because of US sanctions economic assistance has been suspended before, military sales terminated, etc. Reacting to US President Donald Trump's New Year tweet, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif vowed the Pakistani audience telling the Wall Street Journal that "we are no longer allies" and that "Washington had turned Islamabad into... More

Rohingya crisis looks long term as ARSA returns 

That Bangladesh was not prepared for the Rohingya exodus is now grudgingly accepted by its official world. Some had perhaps hoped that there would be a bit of collateral gains for keeping the borders open but that hasn’t materialized. Similarly, Myanmar’s prime backers and supporters -- China and India... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Why Gadkari is perfect interlocutor for Iran

Quietly, unobtrusively, on the eve of the visit by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India beginning this weekend, India made an assertive move in its West Asia policies that should not go unnoticed. This has been the decision to schedule talks with Iran’s... More

Revisiting Jammu and Kashmir

From time to time we are rudely reminded that there is an issue concerning the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The last reminder came on the night of 30-31 December 2017, when militants attacked the CRPF Training Centre at Lethpora in Pulwama district killing five... More

Why businessman Trump is upset with Pakistan

The Indian media have ignored the momentous announcement by Pakistan’s central bank on January 2 notifying that it has taken “comprehensive policy related measures to ensure that imports, exports and financing transactions can be denominated in CNY (Chinese Yuan).” Probably they got bogged down with... More

India needs to align with new reality in Indian Ocean

The uneasiness over the India - Maldives relations are unwarranted. The ripples in the Indian ocean are short term and inevitable for the fact that Maldives does have a strategic role to play and India's foreign policy must align to this new reality. What is... More

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READER'S VIEW

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 Gorkhaland. I told them in no way should they support this demand. This has multifarious geo-political risks. If... More