Even though the Nepal government categorically rejected any role and engagement in US-led Indo-Pacific Strategy, a recent report from the US Department of Defense states that the United States seeks to “expand” its defence relationship with Nepal... More
The Government of Nepal has reiterated its commitments to active roles of both South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).
It has also stated that... More
The globe-trotting Narendra Damodardas Modi was only half-jokingly referred to as the ‘foreign policy’ prime minister during his first term. In the five years, he visited 59 countries, from Argentina in South America to Turkmenistan in Central... More
The Tatopani Customs at Nepal-China border in Sindhupalchok opened on Tuesday after being closed following the devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015. Four Nepali containers entered China via the newly opened customs point.
Chinese authority has opened one... More
Total 73 tankers carrying petroleum products heading to Nepal have been stuck at the Panitanki customs point of West Bengal, India, for the past four days, creating fuel shortage in eastern Nepal.
The customs held the tankers citing... More
With an announcement of Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi that the Tatopani border point between the two countries, closed since the disastrous 2015 April earthquake, will reopen next week, the Nepali side has also expedited preparations.
Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Hou Yanqi, has claimed that her government’s flagship international cooperation project, Belt and Road Initiative, will not put Nepal and any other country in any debt trap.
Addressing a press conference in Kathmandu on... More
With the reelection of the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India, Kathmandu’s diplomatic and political circles are certain to spend the coming weeks parsing what this could mean for Nepal.
Discourse in Kathmandu... More
The date for deployment of Nepal’s first satellite, NepaliSat-1 into space from International Space Station is set for June-17. The satellite will start revolving around the earth immediately after deployment.
A commercial cargo spacecraft carrying NepaliSat-1, had reached... More
Seems a serious debate is going on between the Government of Nepal and the US Embassy in Kathmandu.
The Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its discontent for the US Embassy’s latest decision to launch a video series... More
Two different groups from India over the week tried to rescue two criminals arrested by Nepal Police in Rupandehi and Banke districts by crossing into the Nepali territory, resulting in violent scuffles.
On May 16, a team of... More
Nepal on Tuesday said it has banned popular Chinese digital wallets Alipay and WeChat Pay to prevent the loss of foreign currency earnings from tens of thousands of Chinese tourists.
More than 150,000 Chinese holidaymakers visited Nepal last... More
The Upper Trishuli 3A Hydropower Project built by a Chinese construction and engineering company in Nepal saw a major breakthrough recently. After construction started in 2000, the first of the project's two turbines completed a 72-hour trial... More
The re-election of Narendra Damodardas Modi as the Prime Minister of India could mark the beginning of several things on the foreign policy front vis-a-vis the immediate neighbors, including Nepal that go on to reshape the foreign... More
Nepal-India border Thori in Western Parsa remained tense after a group of Indian nationals ruthlessly thrashed Nepali people.
According to the details provided by Area Police Office, Thori, Indian nationals assaulted Thori locals when they went to India... More
With Nepal formulating hundreds of laws in line with the new constitution it adopted in 2015, there are growing national and international concerns over the curtailing of press freedom. Accusations have been flying thick and fast that... More
Connectivity with China is an issue of bipartisan consensus in Nepal. Even if the opposition comes to power, they cannot entirely sway away from the current policy of pursuing better relations with China(AFP)
Nepal has embraced the Belt... More
Nepal Police has set up its Cyber Investigation Bureau at Bhotahity and the Human Trafficking Control Bureau at Babarmahal.
These bureaus started operating from Bhotahity and Babarmahal from today, May 12. Before this, these two bureaus were operating... More
The Trump administration says Nepal is “central” to its strategy in the Indo-Pacific, but the small South Asian country is already home to a battle for influence between its giant neighbors: China and India.
Why it matters
Nepal is... More
In what appears to be a delicate balance between major powers, the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) led government of KP Sharma Oli is slowly but gradually taking steps to benefit economically from China.
Two significant developments in recent... More
Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari's 8-day state visit to China has further consolidated China-Nepal relations, with both neighbors committed to cementing their multi-dimensional cooperation under the broader framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
During her visit,... More