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Xi Jinping’s arrival likely to affect TIA flights

Published On: October 12, 2019 10:14 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Nepal is likely to affect air movement in Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) as the domestic and international flights will be halted for two hours on Saturday.

ADB to lend US$ 600m to Nepal

Published On: October 12, 2019 10:12 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is expected to lend an estimated amount between US$ 500 to 600 million during 2020-2024 under its new 5-year Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Nepal.

At least Rs 50 million spent on flowers and plants to decorate Kathmandu streets

Published On: October 12, 2019 09:12 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Flowers of various types have been used to decorate the Kathmandu streets in a gesture to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping in Nepal. It is estimated that at least Rs 50 million has been spent on planting flowers or using them in pots along the roads as decorative items.

Stocks flat after 5 day long holiday

Published On: October 12, 2019 09:08 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU: Nepali stocks opened roughly flat after Dashain holidays amid thin trading witnessed on Thursday. Stocks wavered along the opening level in the initial trading hour before trading slightly in the green in the afternoon. Latter trading hours saw the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index pull back slightly to close the day with a marginal decline of 0.39 points at 1,149.01 points.

Kathmandu ready for Xi Visit

Published On: October 12, 2019 08:44 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: From erecting welcome gates and arches at various places to patching up and painting roads and squares and growing gardens overnight, the authorities in Kathmandu left no stone unturned to decorate and beautify the capital city to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping who is arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday on a two-day state visit.

Senegal Prez Macky Sall, former LWF Prez Younan named Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates 2020

Published On: October 12, 2019 08:37 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The Sunhak Peace Prize Committee has named Sunhak Peace Prize Laureates 2020.

Saudi Fund extends Rs 3.4b soft loan for quake recovery

Published On: October 12, 2019 07:52 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The Saudi Development Fund (SDF) has extended Rs 3.4 billion in soft loan to Nepal to carry out the remaining reconstruction work of private houses, academic institutions and health centers that were destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes.

Opposition parties warn govt against debt trap

Published On: October 12, 2019 07:48 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Opposition parties have urged the government not to accept offers of loan for the construction of the proposed Kathmandu-Kerung railway. Nepal and China are expected to sign various accords on trade, energy and trans-Himalayan connectivity including one on railways following a meeting between Prime Minister KP Oli and Chinese President Xi Jinping on the second day of his two-day visit on Sunday.

Bus carrying over 100 falls killing 11, injuring 99

Published On: October 12, 2019 07:24 AM NPT By: Republica

SINDHUPALCHOWK/KATHMANDU, Oct 12: When he could finally squeeze himself among the other passengers on the roof of the bus Friday, Chhabilal Bhattarai of Sipatar, Sindhupalchowk heaved a sigh of relief.  It was the only bus to Kathmandu he could catch from his village. After a few hours he would be at his destination and would forget about the exhaustion of the journey, he thought. But the overloaded bus (Ba 2 Kha 2715) that left Siputar at 8.30 am fell some 200 meters from the road at Bhotshipa around 11 am.

From the archive: Chinese President Jiang Zemin's visit to Nepal (with video)

Published On: October 11, 2019 07:02 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Chinese President Xi Jinping is paying a state visit to Nepal on October 12 and 13.

Oct 11: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

Published On: October 11, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Chinese President Xi lands in Chennai for informal meeting with Indian PM Modi (with video)

Published On: October 11, 2019 04:05 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Chinese President Xi Jinping reached in the southern Indian city of Chennai on Friday afternoon to attend the second informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Hermeneutics Of Suspicion (H.O.S) to come with the debut album

Published On: October 11, 2019 02:22 PM NPT By: Republica

Nepali rock band, Hermeneutics Of Suspicion (H.O.S) is releasing their debut album ‘Blue For Death’ at Beers N’ Cheers, Jhamsikhel on October 19, Saturday. The record will be released under Skathi Records.

Xi leaves Beijing for India, arriving in Nepal tomorrow

Published On: October 11, 2019 09:17 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Chinese President Xi Jinping left Beijing on Friday morning for the second informal meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India and a state visit to Nepal, China's state-owned Xinhua news agency reported.

Ahead of his Nepal visit, Xi hopes two countries can together draw up new blueprint for bilateral ties (Full text of Xi's signed article)

Published On: October 11, 2019 08:45 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: A signed article by Chinese President Xi Jinping titled "Toward Greater Progress of China-Nepal Friendship across the Himalayas" was published on Friday in three Nepali newspapers ahead of his state visit to Nepal.

Former Speaker Mahara admitted to hospital

Published On: October 10, 2019 06:52 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Former Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara who was arrested five days ago after being accused of raping an employee at the Federal Parliament has been admitted to hospital on Thursday.

Nostalgia: Portrait of Baber Shumsher with his family

Published On: October 10, 2019 05:46 PM NPT By: Republica

A portrait of Baber Shumsher with his family.

Xi's Nepal visit to inject new impetus into bilateral ties, says senior Chinese official

Published On: October 10, 2019 04:15 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming trip to Nepal is expected to inject new impetus into age-old bilateral ties, a senior Chinese Foreign Ministry official said.

Celebrating the existence

Published On: October 10, 2019 12:48 PM NPT By: Republica

Visual artist Manish Shrestha participated in 'Sea Art festival 2019, organized by Busan Biennale Organizing Committee in South Korea.

Three gamblers arrested in Banke

Published On: October 10, 2019 07:14 AM NPT By: Republica

BANKE, Oct 10: Police have arrested three gamblers with Rs 98 thousand from Kohalpur-11.