KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal, 23 years after the last visit by a Chinese President, has kept social media users busy for weeks. Opinions of the general public, as well as experts started flooding as the government started preparing for President Xi’s visit.

Sept 30: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

September 30, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu Ajay Kumar inaugurated a school building of Kuleshwor Awas Secondary School in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Are we prepared?

September 25, 2019 01:00 am

I was going through Instagram posts and came across a majestic photo of Kanchenjunga. The photo was taken from a hotel in Damak, which is situated at an elevation of 126 meters. A 8,586 meter high mountain was looming behind the hills, roughly at a vertical distance of 130 kilometers.  Apart from my own country, I have seen the United States, but I am pretty confident that it’s only in Nepal where you can see such a tall mountain from such a low elevation. Nepal is a gem, but we often fail to market what we have to the international community.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The Nepal government should revise several pieces of draft legislation that threaten to undermine the right to freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept. 2: Nepal government will conduct Rhino census in March next year.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Nepal must remove all existing obstacles that hinder victims of torture and forced labor in filing complaints, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) said in a decision published in Geneva on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The government has decided to deport five Sri Lankan nationals who had been staying in Nepal without getting their visa renewed for a long time.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the restoration works of Jagannath and Gopinath temples at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in the capital.

KATHMANDU, July 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday expressed his strong dissatisfaction with the decision made by the Parliamentary Committee on International Relations to direct the government not to host the IIFA awards.

BIRATNAGAR, July 5: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal on Friday afternoon has said that the government will host IIFA awards in Kathmandu despite widespread public outcry.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Senior leader of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Madhav Kumar Nepal has expressed serious concerns over the government’s unpopular performance.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The House of Representatives is now holding deliberation on the fiscal year budget of six ministries.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Various programs are being organized across the country today to mark the World Environment Day 2019.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The government has slashed the budget for tourism sector by 51% to Rs 2.68 billion for the next fiscal year. The budget cut may hit the priority sector, including the ambitious plan of doubling the inflow of foreign tourists in the next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has presented a total of Rs 1,532.96 billion budget for the fiscal year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has increased salary of civil servants by 18-20% on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The government has increased the budget for Constituency Development Fund from current Rs 40 million to Rs 60 million.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 28: The government has expedited preparations to bring back into operation the Tatopani border point between Nepal and China that remains closed for the last four years following the devastating earthquake of 2015 in May. According to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the border point is going to be reopened as soon as the dry port at Larcha, Tatopani, is handed over to the Nepal government.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Nepal and the United Arab Emirates were agreed to sign a revised labor agreement on Thursday.

Ban your fears

April 20, 2019 00:25 am

I was in grade seven in school when a fellow classmate asked me if I knew what ‘sex’ meant. I replied that I had no clue. He told me to go home and find its meaning from the dictionary. I obliged politely, went back home and the meaning read “sex is an intercourse between a man and a woman”. I mugged it up and the next day at school recited the same line to this friend.

KATHMANDU, April 16: The government will set up a flagship international forum called “Sagarmatha Dialogue,” in Kathmandu to host dialogues with the countries from South Asia and beyond on contemporary global issues such as climate change and global warming, officials said.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Even as the government's official statement on the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela tried to distance itself from the ruling party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's statement criticizing US and its allies, this has failed to impress the US officials in Kathmandu.

Where’s our drug regulation?

January 15, 2019 02:00 am

Nepal’s drug monitoring mechanisms seem to be either badly ailing or they are simply turning blind eyes to various irregularities in sale and consumption of vital drugs in the country.

India must own up EPG report: Minister

December 14, 2018 09:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Amid speculation that the Indian side had snubbed the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) report, Nepal has said that India cannot question the EPG) report as it was prepared by a joint team nominated and accepted by the incumbent governments of both countries.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: The government of India has released the amount of Rs 470 million for the postal highway project.