KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Nepali Army is organizing Phulpati Badhai ceremony today at Tudikhel, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Nearly 3,000 Nepal Army (NA) personnel have been infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of Friday.

Republica Morning Brief: Sept 27

September 27, 2020 08:15 am

A group of youths staged a demonstration in Kathmandu, demanding justice to 12-year-old Samjhana Kami from Bajhang district in Far-western Nepal. She was raped and murdered a few days ago. In the protest organized by the United Dalit Youths Struggle Committe at Maitighar on Saturday afternoon, the participants demanded stringent punishment against the rapists. The participants carried placards that read “Hang the rapists to death”, “Ensure rule of law”, “Justice for Samjhana”, and “Love me, but not rape” in a bid to exert pressure on the government to launch a thorough investigation into the case and take stringent action against the culprits.

So far 2,197 Nepal Army Personnel have contracted the virus

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Three Nepal Army (NA) officials including a Brigadier General have faced dismissal from the service over their involvement in financial irregularities and breaching military discipline.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Breaking all past traditions and hierarchy, Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa on Friday visited Nepal Police Headquarters in Naxal to congratulate the newly-appointed chief of Nepal Police, Shailesh Thapa Chhetri.

Israeli contribution for Nepal Army

June 25, 2020 09:00 am

Diplomatic relations between Nepal and Israel were established on June 1, 1960. Israel opened its embassy in Kathmandu in March, 1961 and Nepal opened its Consulate in Israel in 1993. Nepali Ambassador to Egypt was concurrently accredited to Israel until Nepal established her embassy in Tel Aviv on August 13, 2007. The bilateral relations, marked by mutual cooperation, goodwill, understanding and friendship have expanded in various developmental and cooperation areas. Nepal was the only country in the region until recent past to recognize Israel by maintaining continued diplomatic relations.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Nine senior officials of Nepal Army (NA) including a major general, who recently tendered his resignation from the service, have faced action for their involvement in financial irregularities while serving at the Directorate of Army Aviation.

KATHMANDU, May 29: While taking a strong exception to the controversial writeups involving the Nepal Army in two Indian media  outlets -- The Hindustan Times and tfipost.com -- vis-á-vis provocative  remarks by the Indian army chief on border issues, Nepal Army (NA) has said the lengthy writeups 'woven with    lies, innuendo and mischief'  undermine the army as an institution and its constitutional   obligation.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The Nepal Army imported 18.8 tons of medical supplies from China on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepal Army has started inspection in various parts of the capital in a bid to check the misuse of army uniform during the ongoing lockdown.

A COVID Challenge for Nepal Army

May 14, 2020 17:05 pm

It breaks our hearts to see the plight of thousands of our Nepali compatriots stranded just across our southern border desperately trying to return to their motherland but prevented from doing so, not by any alien power but by their own government.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has lauded the role played by the Nepal Army in the fight against novel coronavirus. The Prime Minister said this in a message sent to the newly-commissioned officer cadets completing officer cadet basic course at the Nepali Military Academy, Kharipati, Bhaktapur. A total of 132 cadets including four foreign nationals completed the 48th batch of the course today.

KATHMANDU, April 4: In what appears to be an admission of a mistake in the process of picking a South Korean joint venture firm as consultant for the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track (Expressway) project, the Nepal Army has corrected its previous letter to the firm as 'Letter of Information'. The letter sent earlier to the firm was a "Letter of Intent'.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Nepal Army (NA) has been dragged into a controversy again. It is not because of the national army's own doings, though.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Following allegation of irregularities in procurement of medical kits from China through a private company, the government has decided to entrust the Nepal Army for the supply of essential medical equipment at a time when the country is facing threat from the coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMADU, April 2: The government has entrusted the Army to import COVID-19 related medical supplies.

KATHMANDU, April 2: At a time when the entire country has been under a total lockdown to combat COVID-19, Nepal Army has rushed to select a bid for awarding the consultancy service worth millions of dollars for Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track (Expressway), flouting the public procurement rules.

TANAHU, March  30: The Nepal Army (NA) has helped build 13-bed quarantine facility at Parashar Primary School at Byas Municipality-5 in Tanahu district to prevent possible outbreak of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Amid coronavirus outbreak fears, Nepal Army said on Wednesday that it has made preparations to fight the COVID-19.

ITAHARi, Feb 28: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Purna Chandra Thapa has inaugurated the first military hospital in the east part of the country here in Itahari at the premises of East Division Headquarters of Nepal Army today morning.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Major General of Nepal Army Ishwar Hamal has been appointed as the Head of the Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) to Golan Heights.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Major General of Nepal Army Ishwar Hamal on Monday has been appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres as the head of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Nearly a dozen domestic flights were cancelled and several others including some international flights were affected due to the annual Army Day/Shivaratri rehearsal conducted by Nepal Army in Kathmandu on Tuesday.b

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: A bomb disposal squad of Nepal Army defused a grenade found on the roof of a private house at Godavari municipality-5 of Lalitpur district on Monday morning.

Over 13,000 visit Nepal Army Exhibition

February 16, 2020 09:08 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: A three-day Mega Exhibition organized by Nepal Army (NA) on its headquarters premises that showcased its activities from its establishment to the present concluded on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: A taskforce formed by the State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the House of Representatives has sought investigation into the property of former chief of Nepal Army Rajendra Chhetri. The move of the taskforce comes in response to ‘several complaints’ that allege Chhetri’s involvement in ‘massive financial irregularities’ during his term in office. Chhetri served as army chief from September 2015 to September 2018.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Ishwar Pokharel, has praised the Nepal Army, saying it has played central role in peacekeeping.

Gifts from India

January 31, 2020 10:32 am

First of all, let us congratulate India for celebrating its 71st Republic Day with all the usual tadak-bhadak that comes with hosting a parade. I think our government should also do the same and not confine the usual Republic Day program inside Tundikhel. Our netas and Nepal Army should celebrate all parades out on the streets. Let us all stand by the sidewalks and clap, wave our flags and enjoy the parades outside Tundikhel. Why not host the celebration along the Ring Road route?

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the Nepal Army have collaborated in starting free hemodialysis services at the Chhauni-based Birendra Military Hospital. Sixty-four years old Chandra Devi Maharjan of KMC-15 became the first beneficiary of the service on Tuesday.

BUTWAL, Jan 11: Nepal Army Mid-Western Division Headquarters, Butwal has organized Victory Marathon and Unity Run Competition on the occasion of National Unity Day on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nepal Army (NA) has asked its personnel deployed under the United Nations Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to take necessary security precautions after Iran fired nearly two dozen ballistic missiles in US military bases in Iraq early Wednesday in retaliation for the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani by the US on January 3.

NIJGADH, Jan 5: Supervision and monitoring of bordering areas encroached by India in Bara district has been carried out. A team comprising representatives from Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, Nepal Army, Nepal Police and District Administration Office carried out the supervision and monitoring of bordering areas and no man's land in the district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Nepal Army on Thursday submitted the progress report on Kathmandu- Nijgadh Fast Track to National Concern and Coordination Committee of National Assembly.

Jaleswor, Dec 30: Nepal Army (NA) has distributed relief to cold wave survivors in the bordering villages of Mahottari district. People here have been reeling under pain and are in a difficult plight due to the biting cold, in the district for the past 14 days.

The government has decided to establish Defense University at Perungedanda of Banepa Municipality of Kavrepalanchok district. The recent meeting of the Council of Ministers has given permission to establish the university at the place.

US hands over two Skytrucks to Nepal Army

December 19, 2019 07:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The United States on Wednesday handed over two M28 Skytrucks to the Nepal Army (NA), representing the first part of one of the largest security grants to Nepal in history.

GORKHA, Dec 18: Nepal Army has completed most of the reconstruction of earthquake-devastated Laprak village at Darche rural municipality-4 in Gorkha.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepal Army (NA) has unveiled eight different promotional activities to help make the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign a success.

Feast and fun in country side

November 24, 2019 09:02 am

It’s no sin to turn your back to the sun occasionally even if you worship it. It behooves well to plan for feasts and fun in the sun as it requires bare minimum resources in the countryside. You just need to snatch a couple of corn pods from the bunch, peel and extricate the grains, roast them in a handi (earthen fryer) and mix them with some roasted bhatmas (soybean). Never worry about thetna (half-roasted grains) as they team up with the soybean to fight hunger effectively.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Nepal Army (NA) on Saturday received a medium fixed-wing cargo aircraft it purchased from an Indonesia-based company, taking the number of its cargo aircraft and helicopters to 20.

What went wrong?

October 27, 2019 01:00 am

Everything might look honky dory from outside, but several challenges stare Nepali politics at the moment, some of them with roots in happenings of a decade back. The first is Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on November, 2016 between the government and warring Maoist. It was probably the first agreement of its kind in the world in which the agreement was signed more with the partners in peace than between the parties in conflict. Parties in conflict at the time were royal palace and Maoists. Agreement should have been between the two. Instead, agreement was signed between the Maoist and the parties which together were in anti-monarchy movement. Nowhere else are agreements signed between the partners in peace. This makes the peace accord fundamentally flawed.

Oct 23: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

October 23, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Directorate of Public Relations and Information (DPRI) of the Nepal Army has launched an investigation against 27 including 4 incumbent army personnel over alleged irregularities in the process of recruiting army personnel.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: China has agreed to provide 150 million RMB (Rs 2.4 billion) to Nepal Army in the next three years as part of China’s Provision of Military Assistance Gratis to Nepal. An agreement to this effect was signed between Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe in Beijing on Saturday.

China pledges Rs 2.4b aid to Nepal Army

October 18, 2019 07:15 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: China has pledged military assistance worth Rs 2.4 billion to the Nepal Army for humanitarian and disaster relief purposes.

WUHAN, Oct 17: Countries participating in the Seventh World Military Summer Games hoisted their national flags on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: A Nepali Army team has bagged the gold medal in "Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2019" held at Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom recently.

Army plants trees

October 4, 2019 09:22 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepal Army (NA) in partnership with Madhyapur Thimi Municipality and the Delegation of European Union to Nepal conducted a plantation program in Bishnu Kundal area of Bhaktapur on Thursday.

NA begins tree plantation campaign

September 22, 2019 07:23 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Nepal Army has launched a massive tree plantation campaign to compensate the loss of those trees which were chopped down during the construction of the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track Project. The campaign was started on the occasion of the Constitution Day.