Pokhara Rhinos, an Everest Premier League (EPL) outfit, has appointed a foreign coach in Nepali franchise cricket for the first time ever. The signing of Australian Nathan Dodd is considered a breath of fresh air and a giant leap for Nepali cricket toward the next level.

Chobhar dry port is essential for country’s trade

Published On: December 3, 2018 10:24 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

The government, through the budget for Fiscal Year 2013/14, announced plans to build an international-standard exhibition hall and a dry port on the land of the defunct Himal Cement Factory in Chobhar. But the project has failed to take off. Nepal Intermodal Transportation Development Board (NITDB), under the Ministry of Commerce, was assigned the task of implementing the project with financial support of US$ 22 million from the World Bank.

Senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is one of the key leaders to bring the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 to Nepal. As a founder leader of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP), which is also a part of the Universal Peace Federation, the organizer of the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 in Kathmandu, leader Nepal shed light on the summit being held in the capital from Saturday in an interview with Republica. Excerpts:

Maria Leonor Robredo, Vice President of the Philippines, is in Kathmandu for the Asia Pacific Summit 2018. Republica editor Subhash Ghimire and Nagarik editor Guna Raj Luitel sat down with her Friday to discuss a range of issues, including economic cooperation between Nepal and the Philippines. Excerpt:

Summit will highlight Nepal's success in peace process and constitution-making: Eknath Dhakal

Injury is one of the major things a player always wants to avoid. But when it occurs, they want to recuperate at the earliest. To make a comeback in the match and maintain fitness, proper treatment, appropriate exercise and the proper course becomes crucial for players. And, role of a physiotherapist is always important to help a player do these key activities properly.

Nepal an important market for SML ISUZU

Published On: November 19, 2018 10:59 AM NPT By: Arpana Ale Magar

SML ISUZU India appointed Goldfish International Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Laxmi Group, as its authorized distributor for Nepal. The two companies signed an agreement to this effect in Kathmandu last week. Yugo Hashimoto, managing director and CEO of SML ISUZU India, was in Kathmandu to sign the agreement. Arpana Ale Magar of Republica talked to Hashimoto to know more about SML ISUZU and its plans for Nepal. Excerpts:

Wendy Kopp is CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All, a global network of independent organizations that are developing collective leadership to ensure all children have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Ensure level playing field for all contractors

Published On: October 23, 2018 11:01 AM NPT By: Rudra Pangeni

The Federation of Contractors’ Associations of Nepal (FCAN) has long been charged for influencing government agencies for collusion in contracts of development works. A handful big players have allegedly been controlling the professional umbrella body of civil works contractors. But the new executive body elected in September last week, led by Rabi Singh, has come forward with a different promise.

Nijgadh International Airport, which could potentially become the game-changing project of Nepal, is mired in controversy. Conservationists argue the government is trying to destroy the environment in the name of development.