KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Amid strong opposition by Nepal to recruit Nepali youths under the controversial Agnipath scheme, India is considering withdrawing vacancies for enlisting soldiers from Nepal under the new military recruitment scheme in the ongoing recruitment cycle.
KATHMANDU, August 12: Media freedom was what Nepali journalists and civil society activists fought for decades in Nepal until democracy was restored in the country in 1990. The Nepali media fraternity celebrated the abolition of the Panchayat system, which put harsh restrictions on civil liberties including press freedom for 30 long years. The reason: the new constitution promulgated after the success of the people's movement in 1990 guaranteed press freedom, paving the way for the establishment of a number of professional media houses at the initiative of the private sector.
KATHMANDU, July 13: The decision of the Indian government to introduce a scheme called ‘Agnipath’, which will apply to Gorkha recruitment as well beginning this year, has become controversial in Nepal as its impact on Nepali society becomes clear.
GENEVA (SWITZERLAND), June 15: China has proposed a Global Development Initiative (GDI) to help meet special needs of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) like Nepal through debt relief and development assistance.
GENEVA (SWITZERLAND), June 12: Nepal has demanded international forums including the World Trade Organization (WTO), the United Nations and various multilateral funding agencies to ensure adequate transitional support to facilitate smooth, irreversible and sustainable graduation from the Least Developed Country (LDC) status.
UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Assistant Administrator Kanni Wignaraja is currently in Nepal to discuss UNDP's ongoing and future collaboration with the Government of Nepal, development partners and stakeholders to firmly anchor the UN agency's next Five-year Country Program (2023-2027). The UNDP’s Country Program aims at supporting Nepal to tackle the impacts of climate change and contribute to the long-term sustainable development of Nepal. On the sideline of her marathon meetings and other engagements, Republica's Kosh Raj Koirala talked to her to understand the UNDP's priorities, support measures for the countries that are hit hard by the impact of climate change and other concurrent issues that UNDP is working on. Excerpts:
GENEVA (SWITZERLAND), June 12: A Nepali delegation led by Minister for Industry, Commerce, and Supplies Dilendra Prasad Badu arrived in Geneva, Switzerland to attend the 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) that is scheduled to take place from June 12 to 15.
Nepal and the Philippines may be geographically far apart, but these two countries share many similarities that bring them together. Despite limited bilateral interactions, people to people relations between the two countries are already strong. As both the countries are largely agrarian-based economies and major sources of migrant workers for Gulf countries, they also share common issues and concerns at the regional and global levels. Republica talked to the Non-resident Ambassador of the Philippines to Nepal, Ramon S Bagatsing, Jr to understand the current state of the bilateral relations between Nepal and the Philippines, potential areas of mutually beneficial cooperation and ways to further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.
KATHMANDU, May 30: Crash site of missing Tara Air aircraft has been located at Sanosware, Thasang-2, Mustang, according to Nepal Army. Wreckages of the missing aircraft were found scattered at a foothill located in the area.
As social media platforms have emerged as an important tool of election campaign, the EC equally faces a newer challenge to contain misinformation, disinformation and hate speech and ensure effective implementation of the election code of conduct this time.
Nearly 160,000 cases are pending at the three tiers of courts in the country. Put simply, this means hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for justice - an overwhelming number of them for years. When will their wait be over? When will they get justice?
KATHMANDU, Feb 11: As the deadline given by the US to take a final decision on whether to accept or reject the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) grant is just two weeks away, major political parties in the country are busy weighing the prospect of their electoral success in the upcoming local level election.