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China’s development will benefit Nepal, the world: Nepali Ambassador


Nepali Ambassador to China Leela Mani Paudyal said Nepal rejoices over China’s development as the fruits of such development will be enjoyed by Nepal and the world at large. “A more developed China would... More

Nepal-India border security meeting held


With anti-election activities on the rise, a joint meeting of security officials of Nepal and India was held intending to intensify the security situation by devising various security strategies in Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal... More

Govt decision to scrap hydro-project will be overturned: Nepal’s ex-PM Oli


Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist) (CPN-UML) Chairman KP Sharma Oli has claimed that the next government will overturn the government’s decision to scrap the deal to build Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project. The government... More

With more attacks, anxiety over poll security grows in Nepal


Concerns over security of candidates contesting the parliamentary and provincial elections grew after one more senior leader became the target of bomb attack on 18 November, while three separate attacks targeting poll campaigns... More

No solution yet for 8,500 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal


As the decade-long third country resettlement programme of the Bhutanese refugees living in eastern Nepal draws to a close, the fate of the those still in the camps hangs in the balance. Nepal’s Ministry... More

China calls for policy stability to bring more investment in Nepal


Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Yu Hong has called for policy stability in Nepal to further promote trade and investment between the two countries. Addressing a press conference organized in the capital to inform about... More

South Asia economic summit in Nepal makes renewed regional integration call


The 10th edition of South Asia Economic Summit kicked off in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu with renewed calls for rapid development of physical infrastructure and removal of non-tariff barriers to expedite regional integration. The region... More

Chinese envoy to Nepal stresses China-South Asia cooperation


Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong has said that there is a great potential of cooperation between China and South Asia in terms of infrastructure development under the framework of Belt and Road... More

Nepal scraps hydropower project with Chinese company


The government of Nepal has decided to scrap the agreement signed with the Chinese company, Gezhouba Group, for the construction of Budhigandaki Hydroelectric project. A Cabinet meeting held on Monday (Nov 13) the decision... More

Chinese experts say 2 rail routes could be developed in Nepal


A Chinese delegation that studied the feasibility of railways in Nepal have concluded that two rail routes– Kathmandu-Kerung and Kathmandu-Pokhara-Lumbini – could be developed in the country, according to report by the Kathmandu... More

China ready to fund Nepal’s Ring Road project


The Chinese government has shown interest in funding the second phase of the Kathmandu Ring Road Improvement Project which includes upgradation of a 17-km stretch linking Kalanki, Chabahil and Koteshwor. A high-level delegation from... More

Nepal’s Leftist alliance’s manifesto a ‘commitment to nation building’, says ex-PM Oli


CPN -UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that election manifesto of the leftist alliance was commitment to nation building. At a news conference to unveil the election manifesto of the alliance in the... More

Less women candidates in Nepal’s upcoming polls


A total of 11,242 candidates are contesting for the 825 seats in the Nepal Parliament and the Provincial Council. The number of women candidates, however, is quite low. According to the data released by... More

Chinese team in Nepal for talks on rail links


A high-level Chinese team arrived in Kathmandu on Monday (Nov 6) for talks with Nepalese authorities on the possibility of extending proposed cross-border railway links, part of efforts to expand connectivity with Nepal. A... More

China Three Gorges, Nepal Electricity to sign JV deal on West Seti...


The China-based Three Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC), the developer of the 750 MW West Seti Hydropower Project, has agreed to sign a joint venture agreement with Nepal Electricity Authority within November. Three Gorges, which... More

6,094 candidates contesting in Nepal parliament, provincial assembly elections


The Election Commission (EC) has unveiled a closed list of candidates contesting the upcoming parliament and provincial assembly elections under the proportional representation (PR) category. A total of 6,094 candidates are contesting for seats... More

Left alliance has become a threat to nation, says Nepal PM


Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the Left alliance has become a threat to the nation. He made this statement while unveiling the manifesto of the Nepali Congress in Sanepa, Lalitpur,... More

GST hits Nepal’s export to India


Nepal's export to India has been adversely affected after the enforcement of Goods and Services Tax as Nepali goods have become less competitive in the Indian market due to high duty in post-GST... More

3 hospitals in Nepal, India and Pak to conduct free surgeries under...


Three hospitals in Nepal, India and Pakistan have announced free surgeries under the aegis of SAARC Surgical Care Society. The plan has been announced during a conference in Ludhiana on Sunday (Oct 23), President... More

Chances of Nepali Congress alliance with SSF, RJP slim


Chances of a larger electoral alliance between the Nepali Congress (NC) and Madhes-based parties in Province 2 have become slim, however, discussions are underway for forging an agreement to support “top leaders” of... More

At least 31 dead in central Nepal bus accident: Police


At least 31 people, including 11 children, died when an overcrowded bus swerved off the road and plunged into a river in central Nepal on Saturday, police said. The bus skidded off the road... More

COLUMN

China trumps the West over Myanmar

Myanmar was used to be a pariah state in the past, but for the former democracy icon it has become an unwelcome nuisance, forcing Aung San Suu Kyi to realize that in the current global world its... More

Afghanistan: The Taliban night goggles have a serious message

If the US’ new Afghan strategy was aimed at forcing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, the recent wave of highly sophisticated attacks has shown that this strategy has not only failed, but also backfired.  The... More

Muslim leader’s warning of a forced exodus a la Myanmar angers...

Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with JamaitUlema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani, for warning that the on-going revision of the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) could lead to a... More

A feudal electoral system

  The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King John at Runnymede near London on June 15, 1215. Brokered by the Archbishop of Canterbury... More

Myanmar enters make or break year

This month marks the second anniversary of Aung San Suu Kyi’s electoral landslide at the 2015 polls. It also marks the start of her third year in power. This coming year is going to be a “make... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Why US, India strategic ties can’t sustain

Three months ago, the new South Asia policy that US President Donald Trump laid out was a cause of much optimism in New Delhi. It singled out... More

Why India should be wary of the Quad

The second coming of the Quadrilateral alliance of the US, Australia, Japan and India to confront China in the Asia-Pacific may not be the proverbial farce, but... More

India and Saudi Arabia: Two countries going in unexpected directions

In spite of its painful birth as a free and independent state, India quickly became a model for what many considered to be the desired post-colonial progressive... More

A family worries over toxic air’s chilling effects

I have been living in Delhi for nearly two decades and my husband for many more years. Even though we come from different parts of India, it... 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... More