Friday, March 10, 2017



India holds second army drill with Nepal in less than four...

India has intensified its defence cooperation with Nepal as the eleventh of the joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ commenced at Pithoragarh of Indian state of Uttarakhand on Tuesday, within less than four months after holding of the tenth in the series.... More

China tops in investment pledges to Nepal

The government in Nepal has made - Harnessing Investment Opportunities in Nepal - the title of the Investment summit, held on 2-3 March in Kathmandu, a big success with $13.52 billion investment pledges from seven countries. Which also indicates that the... More

Nepali police kill 4 ethnic protesters in new violence

Police opened fire when a clash ensued between supporters and opponents of the upcoming local body election, leaving at least four people dead in the country's restive southern plains, government officials said on Monday. Associated Press quoted Home Ministry official Bal Krishna... More

Kathmandu to get strategic partner Nepal Airlines in 3 months

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Sunday (5 March) directed the government to induct a foreign strategic partner in Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) within three months, reports Kathmandu Post. Lawmakers said that the national flag carrier’s performance cannot improve unless it... More

OBOR important to enhance connectivity, integration: Jin Liqun

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) started its operation as a new multilateral financial institution on January 16 last year. Its president Jin Liqun is in Kathmandu to attend Nepal Investment Summit as a keynote speaker. Sagar Ghimire of Republica talked... More

Indian leaders welcome Nepal election announcement

Indian political leaders and officials have said the Nepal government’s decision to announce the date of local elections is a positive move but there was a need to address the demands of the Madhes-based parties alongside the poll preparations. Speaking to the... More

Nepal-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry formed

Nepal-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NICCI) has been established to promote and boost bi-lateral trade, investment and other economic relations between Nepal and Israel. Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat inaugurated the chamber in Kathmandu on Tuesday. According to a statement... More

India keen on rail link connecting Kathmandu to Delhi, Kolkata

India has expressed interest to link Kathmandu with two Indian cities, New Delhi and Kolkata, using direct railway lines in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity and facilitate movement of people between the two countries. “These two railway tracks must be built... More

Nepal, India pledge to enhance transport connectivity

Nepal and India, on Sunday, pledged to enhance cooperation on road, air, power grid and cross-border rail connectivity to promote people-to-people contacts- Xinhua News Agency reports. The two sides agreed to speed up and initiate India-funded connectivity projects that include postal roads,... More

Amendment, election process simultaneously: PM Dahal

Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that he will work on election preparations and constitution amendment simultaneously. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the general convention of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) at Exhibition Road in the capital on Friday, Dahal... More

Momos are a must

The Nepali Momo, a local variety of dumpling, is a traditional delicacy which consists of a variety of fillings such as chicken or vegetables, stuffed a tender steamed casing. Nepal’s cuisine reflects the lands riveting history and tradition.   The momo is one... More

A taste of Nepal

  Located opposite the South Gate of Narayanhity Museum in Kathmandu, Utsav is a restaurant which serves authentic Nepali cuisine. Founded around 1940, it has become very popular among locals and tourists alike. It caters to weddings, birthdays, special dinners and other... More

Nepal President asks party leaders to focus on elections

President Bidya Devi Bhandari held discussion with the top leaders of major political parties on Nepal’s current political situation, and urged them to work together in order to hold elections and implement the Constitution. It was the top-most duty of the democratic... More

Nepal parties fail to institutionalize changed system: Ex-President Yadav

Former President Dr Ram Baran Yadav has complained that political parties were yet to institutionalize the democratic system. Launching the 'Total', the national monthly magazine amidst a program here Sunday, the former president said, "Three significant political changes since 2017 BS in... More

UML Chair Oli holds talks with Nepal PM Dahal

CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli on Friday held a meeting with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal at the residence of CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Narayankaji Shrestha. During the meeting, PM Dahal, who is also the Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre), urged Oli not... More

Nepal trade deficit increases by 71 per cent

The trade deficit of Nepal has gone up by 71.3 per cent in the first six month of the current fiscal year, thanks to heavy increase in goods import despite normal rise in the exports in the country. According to a statistics... More

Nepal Investment Summit in March

With a target to attract over $1 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI), the Nepal Investment Summit to be held on March 2-3 in Kathmandu. The Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) and Ministry of Industry (MoI) are jointly organizing the event to... More

India raises grant for Nepal by 17 percent, slow disbursement

The Indian government has pledged to extend 17 percent more in financial aid to Nepal in the next fiscal year. The Indian government has allocated a grant of IRs 3.75 billion (Nepalese rupee 6 billion) for Nepal in 2017-18, as against... More

China-made ‘Gauthali’ arrives in Nepal

Nepal Airlines Corporation received its second Y-12e aircraft on Wednesday as part of a six-aircraft deal between Nepal and China. The 17-seater plane named 'Gauthali' was flown in by two Dutch pilots working for an American company. The plane was flown in... More

Nepal CEC tells officials to prepare for local elections

Chief Election Commissioner of Nepal Ayodhi Prasad Yadav has directed the officials in charge to start making necessary preparations for the local elections. On the other hand Rastriya Madhesh Samajwadi Party Chairman Sarat Singh Bhandari has warned that the Madheshi Front, an... More

Indian unease over Nepal-China joint military exercise

(Exclusive): China and Nepal are soon to have joint military exercise ostensibly focusing on counter terrorism and disaster management. This is the first such exercise in the history of the two immediate neighbors in 60 years of their diplomatic relations, but is... More


(Exclusive): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to grant citizenship to Hindus from Bangladesh... More

(Exclusive): China and Thailand have long yearned to find faster and more efficient... More

The Central Statistics Organisation (CSO) is an honourable institution. Dr Pronab Sen, the... More

(Exclusive): Over the past few months, particularly in the post-sanctions era, Iran has... More


AFTER the cataclysmic events of September 2001, a war was declared on ‘terrorism’.... More

This week’s gathering of the Indian Ocean leaders in Jakarta has drawn a... More

Afghans often proudly refer to their country as “the graveyard of empires”. Today,... More

While China’s growing alliance with Pakistan has raised alarm in relevant quarters in... More



This week people in Myanmar were forced to confront the kind of country... More

Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of... More