Leaving no one behind

October 22, 2019 01:00 am

Nepal’s social protection schemes have contributed to addressing vulnerabilities associated with different stages of life but access to social protection remains uneven and uncoordinated

SURKHET, Oct 19: Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet has said that Prime Minister has the right to reshuffle the cabinet as per the need.

MYANMAR, Oct 19: Sitagu International Buddhist Academy (SIBA) in Yangon handed Nepal 30 metal idols of the Buddha.

BBC released the list of 100 inspiring women from around the world and one of them is Bonita Sharma.

OPPO Reno2F launched in Nepal

October 16, 2019 15:53 pm

OPPO has finally launched a new smartphone ‘Reno2F’ on October 16 in Nepal.

The ‘#MeToo movement’ spread like wildfire across the globe after Hollywood actress Milano tweeted in 2017: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.”

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has warned of suspending all flights to and from Janakpur, "if the government fails to ensure safety of the airlines." The AOAN has given a week's deadline to investigate the matter and take action against the accused.

Reassessing BRI

October 15, 2019 01:00 am

The connectivity that BRI offers will open Nepal to the world market through different sea ports. Nepal then will no longer be a‘land-locked’country

Bhutan holds Nepal to 1-1 draw

October 14, 2019 11:09 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Nepali women failed to defend their lead as they were held to a 1-1 draw against a sluggish Bhutanese side in the SAFF U-15 Championship in Bhutan on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Security personnel are busy in maintaining tight security targeting Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to Nepal.

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

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Nepal has defeated the Netherlands by four wickets in a nail-biting T20 match held at Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket in Oman.

CM Rai extends Dashain best wishes

October 6, 2019 13:14 pm

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 6: State 1 chief minister Sherdhan Rai has wished all Nepalis at home and abroad peace, happiness, prosperity and good health on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival.

30 hurt in bus plunge

October 4, 2019 16:53 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Around 30 people were injured when a Pokhara-bound passenger bus (Ga 1 Kha 4771) skidded off the road and fell some 60 feet at Trishuli danda at Begnas of Pokhara Metropolitan City-31.

Dashain, that time of the year again!

October 4, 2019 10:58 am

With many Nepalis residing abroad and families thus getting smaller, Dashain perhaps doesn’t have the same appeal as it once did. The Week asked a few people how they felt about ‘the biggest festival in Nepal’. The answers were pretty unanimous – all of them seemed to think Dashain is an important part of our culture that should be celebrated with a happy heart.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Following Krishna Bahadur Mahara’s resignation as speaker over a rape allegation, both the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) are staking their claims to the top position in the legislature.

DPL to be held in February next year

October 3, 2019 17:01 pm

DANGADHI, Oct 3: Fourth edition of the Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL)--one of the popular franchise Twenty20 tournaments of the country--is taking place between February 15-27, 2020.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: The government is committed to facilitate business and investment in Nepal, according to Baikuntha Aryal, secretary at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies.

Zimbabwe outplayed Nepal in tough loss

October 2, 2019 11:15 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Zimbabwe skipper Sean Williams picked up player-of-the-match trophy in a commanding win of 40 runs against Nepal in a Tri-nation T20I Series league match played at the Indian Association Ground in Singapore on Tuesday. Zimbabwe responded strongly to win the match after its first-ever loss against Singapore on Sunday.

Conflict with the north

October 2, 2019 09:09 am

Tibet was a good market for Nepali traders and Nepal had good ties with Tibet. With marriage of Nepali princess Bhrikuti with King Tsroang Chong Gympo of Tibet, diplomatic and official relations became cordial. Following that many Nepali merchants and officials also married Tibetan girls. Eventually, Tibet and Nepal had both people-to-people and government-to-government ties.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: General Secretary of the main opposition Nepali Congress Dr Shashank Koirala has demanded the government to launch a fair and independent investigation against Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara who has courted controversy after sexually harassing a female employee at the Federal Parliament.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Nepal and Australia have agreed to operate direct flight service.

KATHMANDU: Stocks continued to see weakness in the morning trading on Monday. The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell as low as 1,121 in the initial trading hour but recouped all its losses by mid-session. Stocks saw strength thereafter with the index climbing throughout the remaining trading hours. Consequently, the benchmark index closed Monday's session up 10.42 points at 1,135.56 points.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Social media was abuzz with instant pictures of people answering the call of nature out in the open as Nepal officially announced an end to open defecation on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Goal celebration cost Bangladesh the title of SAFF U-18 Championship, as it gave away the final game to India after being limited to nine players when the scorer was shown a second yellow card of the game.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) to transform itself from its past modality of grants into a 'think tank' for the ministry and entities working in the poverty alleviation.

Nepse extends losses for 10 straight weeks

September 28, 2019 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The Nepali stock market saw high volatility in the previous week before ending the week slightly lower. Subsequently, weakness carried over to this week's trading with the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index dropping over 16 points on Sunday. Despite the market's attempt to make a recovery on Monday, the index could only eke out a gain of over 1 point.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Player of the match Richmond Mutumbami and middle-order batsman Ryan Burl of Zimbabwe shared a match-winning partnership of unbeaten 69 runs to steer Zimbabwe to a win by five wickets in 18.1 overs chasing the target of 133 runs against Nepal in first match of the Singapore T20I Tri-series held at Indian Association Ground in Singapore on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Expressing dissatisfaction over recent controversies surrounding some of the US-supported programs in Nepal, US ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry said that he is concerned over the risk of the seven-decade long Nepal-US partnership derailing due to ‘misinformation and suspicion’.

Visit Nepal promotion in Oslo

September 27, 2019 16:17 pm

Regular Athletics Group of Student (RAGOS) - a Norway based sports group has started promotion of ‘Visit Nepal Year -2020’ in Oslo, Norway. The group wants to help the country to lure more tourists.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nepali delegation to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly engaged in a number of important events and bilateral meetings in New York on Friday on the sidelines of the ongoing General Debate.

KATHMANDU: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index started trading on a lower note on Thursday. Though the benchmark index tried to recover slightly toward mid-session, it failed to maintain the momentum and eventually ended the last trading day of the week 1.73 points lower at 1129.80 points.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal, Mazhar Javed, has said that situation in Jammu and Kashmir had grown serious after the Indian government decided to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution that granted autonomy to local people in these territories.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Karnali  Province’s Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nepal Mission have entered into a  partnership to increase access to quality health services in the  province on Thursday, in accordance with the bilateral agreement signed between the ministry of finance and the USAID.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Ambassador of the United States of America to Nepal, Randy W. Berry, has paid a courtesy call on Nepali Congress President and former Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Renowned Nepali litterateur Bal Krishna Sama (center) in this undated photograph.

Nepal-Ghana establish diplomatic relations

September 26, 2019 11:05 am

NEW YORK, Sept 26: Nepal and African country Ghana established formal diplomatic relations in New York on Thursday.

NEW YORK, Sept 26: Nepal is set to convene a SAARC ministerial meeting in New York on Thursday. The meeting is widely expected to pave the way for an icebreaker dialogue between India and Pakistan, whose relations are in the lowest ebb in the aftermath of recent border skirmishes and Indian clampdown on Kashmir.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) is making a move to collect outstanding dues of over Rs 2 billion from 230 airlines companies, government offices, firms, and individuals.

NEW YORK, Sept 25: As Nepal struggles to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from internal resources, officials have sought support from the international community for achieving SDGs at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

PPL set to kick off from Nov 11

September 24, 2019 07:37 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The second season of Nepal’s franchise T20 league Pokhara Premier League is set to be held in November, confirmed the organizing body Queens Event Management through a press release issued Monday.

Veg prices up by up to 70%

September 24, 2019 06:59 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The price of vegetables has shot up by as much as 70% over the past month.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23:Defending champion Nepal’s chance of advancing to the semifinals of the U-18 SAFF Championship has suffered a blow following a 3-0 loss to Bhutan on Sunday.

Bhutan beats Nepal 3-0

September 22, 2019 16:59 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Defending Champion Nepal has suffered a humiliating loss in its second group match against Bhutan in the SAFF U-18 Championship being held at APF Stadium Halchowk in Kathmandu on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Defending champion Nepal has failed to register a win in its first match in SAFF U-18 Championship 2019 against the Maldives as the final score-line remained 1-1.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Head-coach of Nepali National U-18 Football Team Chet Narayan Shrestha has said that Nepal would make a hat-trick in the upcoming SAFF U-18 Championship.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The budget session of the House of Representatives was concluded on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has drawn the attention of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to solve the problem of plane holding.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: An India-origin man from Kenya has passed away due to suspected high altitude sickness in Solukhumbu district.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell below 1,140 points at the start of Monday's session and continued to see weakness throughout the day. The benchmark index wavered along 1,135 points mark in the afternoon but gave up notable ground in the closing hours to end the day 16.18 points lower at a 6-month low of 1,123.83 points.