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Published On: October 13, 2019 06:00 PM NPT

Nepal, China decide to elevate bilateral ties to strategic partnership: joint statement

Nepal and China have decided to elevate Nepal-China Comprehensive Partnership of Cooperation Featuring Ever-lasting Friendship to Strategic Partnership of Cooperation Featuring Ever-lasting Friendship for Development and Prosperity.

The announcement was made in a joint statement issued after a state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Nepal on Sunday afternoon.

Concluding two-day state visit to Nepal, Chinese President Xi returns home

Concluding a two-day state visit to Nepal, Chinese President Xi Jinping returned home on Sunday afternoon.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari bade farewell to her Chinese counterpart Xi at the VVIP lounge, Tribhuvan International Airport. On the occasion, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli were among those top dignitaries present at the TIA.

Nepal, China sign 18 bilateral cooperation deals, two letters of exchange

Nepal and China signed 18 deals and two letters of exchange to promote bilateral cooperation in multiple fields including physical infrastructure development, railroad connectivity and investment at the presence of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Hotel Soaltee. 

On the run for 11 years, Rautahat blast accused NC leader Alam arrested

Police have arrested Nepali Congress lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam on Sunday morning in connection with a bomb explosion that occurred in Rautahat some 11 years ago.

Superintendent of Police at Rautahat District Police Office Bhupendra Khatri confirmed Alam's arrest in connection with the bomb explosion.

Kojagrat Poornima being observed today


Nepali Hindus are observing the Kojagrat Poornima (full moon day) on Sunday to conclude 15-day Dashain festival by worshipping Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. 

The Bada Dashain festival formally ends today with the marking of the Kojagrat Poornima--devotees offering worships to Mahalaxmi at their homes in the evening and keeping vigil the whole night.

India beat South Africa at Pune to clinch series


India maintained their formidable home record by crushing South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second test at Pune to clinch the three-test series with a match to spare on Sunday.

Made to follow on, South Africa were bundled out for 189 in their second innings in a little over two sessions as the hosts took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.


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