The telecommunications industry stands as a major contributor to societal connectivity and economic progress. Without it, almost every work would be incomplete. Within these dynamic landscapes, Axiata, a Malaysian multinational telecommunications company established in 1992 A.D. with the purpose of advancing Asia, has emerged as a significant player, operating across multiple markets in Asia. The company has a vision of being TNGDC, i.e., The Next Generation Digital Champion.

MANTHALI (RAMECHHAP), May 10: Forest fires broke out in 155 places of eight municipalities and rural municipalities in the district have destroyed almost 4,500 hectares of forest area in the past one month.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The ruling coalition comprising the CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) has managed to ensure a narrow majority in the parliament by ‘orchestering’ the split of Upendra Yadav-led Janata Samajbadi Party-Nepal (JSP-N), one of the coalition partners in the incumbent government, amid apprehension that the party was conspiring to withdraw its support to the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government.

We all tend to view flights as one of the safest modes of travel, yet an unruly passenger behavior can shatter that illusion.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Preparations are in full swing at Pulchowk, Lalitpur, for the much-awaited Rato Machhindranath chariot procession.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The Nepali Embassy in Washington, USA, has sent 24 statues of archaeological value back to Nepal.

ILLAM, April 24: The Nepal-India border will be 'sealed' from midnight today in preparation for the by-elections to be held in Ilam Constituency-2 on April 28.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Life in the Terai region as well as in the hilly region has been affected due to the lack of rain for a long time. The increasing heat and dry condition has led to growing incidents of fire in various places.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Supreme Court (SC) is set to conduct a hearing on a case filed by Nagarik Unmukti Party (NUP) patron Resham Chaudhary against the party’s chairwoman Ranjita Shrestha and the Election Commission (EC) today.

KATHMANDU, April 21: Finance Minister Barshaman Pun, who returned home from a US visit on Saturday, said that the US government, private sector and development partners are interested to work with Nepal more closely.

KATHMANDU, April 19: Former Indian Foreign Secretary K.V. Rajan, and policy professional Atul K. Thakur have collaborated on a new book titled "Kathmandu Chronicle: Reclaiming India-Nepal Relations."

KATHMANDU, April 18: Nepali banks and financial institutions (BFIs) increased their lending by 4.3 percent in the first eight months of the current Fiscal Year (FY) 2023/24.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Cosmic Electrical Limited has successfully completed the charging of the 220 kV D/C Transmission Line Project, a significant achievement in bolstering Nepal's energy infrastructure. This milestone ensures reliable electricity supply across the region, benefiting communities and supporting sustainable development.

KATHMANDU, April 18: President Ram Chandra Paudel has nominated Dr Anjan Shakya as a member of the National Assembly, based on the government's recommendation.

Iran’s counterstrike

April 16, 2024 07:33 am

The Middle East, indeed, the entire international community, was on tenterhooks after Israel struck the consular section of Iran’s embassy in Damascus on April 1. While Tel Aviv has been striking Iranians and their allies in Syria for over a decade, since the beginning of the Syrian conflict, this incident was different, and was seen by Tehran as a declaration of war.

SARLAHI, April 15: In Ishwarpur Municipality, Sarlahi, Pramod Shah, a former member of parliament (MP) from the Janata Samajwadi Party (JSP), was attacked and beaten up. The incident occurred around 11 PM on Sunday when Shah and his workers, Rajendra Mahato and Ravi Paswan, were returning home after irrigating their corn crop.

KATHMANDU, April 14: Since Barshaman Pun assumed the role of finance minister, government spending has increased significantly. The ministry has intensified expenditure on various non-budgeted projects by implementing fund transfers, program revisions, and other methods.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Dipendra Singh Airee, Nepal's big-hitting finisher, entered the record books as the third man to hit six sixes in an over in an international T20 game.

DHARAN, April 9: The Maha Kumbh Mela, a grand religious fair, is beginning at Chatara of Baraha Chhetra Municipality-1 in Sunsari today.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Air pollution in Kathmandu has reached alarming levels, ranking third on the list of the world's most unhealthy cities, according to Switzerland's IQAir, which provides real-time air quality measurements globally. New Delhi in India holds the top spot, followed by Chiang Mai in Thailand.

BIRGUNJ, April 7: The arrival of domestic and foreign tourists has increased in Parsa National Park, officials said.

KATHMANDU, APRIL 4: Tech Peak Nepal 2024, an event dedicated to Nepal's IT services export industry, kicked off in Kathmandu on Thursday, bringing together more than 200 national and international experts, professionals and government officials in a single platform.

New Delhi and Washington appear to be squaring off for a fight over the U.S. expressing its concerns about the Modi government’s actions ahead of the general election. After the U.S. State Department spokesperson first made a comment on the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) summoned the acting Deputy Chief of the U.S. mission in Delhi and sternly called on the U.S. to desist from interfering in India’s internal affairs.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Ambassador of China to Nepal, Chen Song, called on Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Nepali Congress (NC), the major opposition party, has put forward a list of seven individuals as potential candidates for the upcoming by-election in Illam-2.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Naveen Srivastava, called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Rabi Lamichhane, on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane has instructed the immigration staff not to treat indecently the workers who are going for foreign employment.

PARBAT, March 25: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Padam Giri, has said that the bill related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons has reached the final stage.

ABC trek draws crowds of visitors

March 24, 2024 13:30 pm

POKHARA, March 24: Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) above Ghandruk, considered the trail's gateway, is bustling with both local and foreign guests up to the base camp. Tourism entrepreneurs in the area noted that while Ghandruk sees a surge in domestic guests, the base camp area primarily accommodates foreign visitors.

KANCHANPUR, March 24: The Yellow breasted bunting, an endangered species of bird, has been spotted in the buffer zone of Shuklaphanta National Park.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Nepal has expressed its profound shock and sorrow over the terrorist attacks that occurred during a musical concert in Moscow, resulting in numerous casualties and injuries.

KATHMANDU, March 21: The Embassy of Switzerland, in collaboration with Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) and the Nepal Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industries (NSCCI), conducted the Second Fact-Finding Mission with a Swiss business delegation's visit to Nepal from March 17 to March 20.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The government is to take an effective diplomatic move to take back the Nepali territory of Limpiyadhura, Lipulek, Kalapani, Susta, and other sites.

We, as concerned citizens and advocates of good governance, human rights, and the rule of law, write to express our profound concern regarding the recent appointment of Mr Rabi Lamichane, chairperson of the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP), as the Home Minister of Nepal. Your decision in this matter and the subsequent defense of it, rather than a gesture of regret, has raised significant concerns about the integrity of the government and its adherence to constitutional principles, the Good Governance Act, the Convention against Corruption, and the coalition's 8-point agreement.

KATHMANDU, March 19: Indian nationals can pay money in Nepal using eSewa.  eSewa has issued a notice informing about this service.

KATHMANDU, March 19:  Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Damodar Bhandari, has held discussions with the private sector representatives regarding the upcoming Nepal Investment Summit.

Bettina Iseli serves as the Chief Program Officer at Welthungerhilfe, a German organization dedicated to advancing food security globally, with a particular focus on countries such as Nepal. During her recent visit to Nepal, she personally explored the WHH-funded projects spanning diverse regions of the country. Republica engaged in a conversation with Iseli to delve into insights about her organization, its impactful interventions, and the envisioned future plans. Key excerpts from the discussion:

KATHMANDU, March 15: Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal Abrar H Hashmi called on  Narayan Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha at the latter’s office in Singha Durbar on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The high-level commission tasked with investigating gold smuggling in the country has concluded that the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) committed serious errors in the investigation of gold smuggling.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The Itilhana Samyak Mahadan, a celebration dedicated to Dipankara Buddha, takes place once every four years, in Patan, Lalitpur. This year's festival, held in Nagabahal area, saw an impressive gathering of devotees and monks.

KATHMANDU, March 14: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Prabhu Ram Sharma has underlined the need for common initiative and commitment for Nepal's sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, nationality, dignity, border security and economic prosperity.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Newly-appointed Finance Minister Barshman Pun has urged American investors to participate in the upcoming Investment Summit to be held in Kathmandu in April.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Saksham, an initiative by Coca-Cola, is set to embark on its third year.

Two people killed in road accident

March 9, 2024 12:02 pm

INARUW, March 9: Two people died in a road accident last night at Khanar Chowk of Itahari sub-metropolis-12.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Coca-Cola, one of the beverage brands in Nepal, has launched a value-driven promotional campaign for its consumers.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Nepal has advanced to the semi-finals of the WAFF Women's Championship, securing their place by defeating Palestine 4-0 in their final group match.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has sought explanation from some internet service providers (ISPs) after it was revealed that they allowed the operation of TikTok, a social media platform which has been banned by the government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Japanese Ambassador to Nepal, Kikuta Yutaka, hosted a National Day Reception at his official Residence in Tahachal on Friday to celebrate the 64th auspicious birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan.

Two killed in Bara road accident

February 21, 2024 11:21 am

BARA, Feb 21: Two people died in a road accident that took place this morning in Aadhabhar located in Jitpur Simara Sub-metropolitan City-21.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a corruption case against 18 individuals, including three former secretaries, in relation to the Melamchi Water Supply Project.