LAHAN, Oct 2: Nepal became first the open defecation free country in South Asia following Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s formal announcement on Monday. Many celebrated the status. However, some criticized it as a fake claim.

I was deeply saddened when a ninth grader, Madhav Kalauni of Mahakali Bal Vidyalaya of Kanchanpur district, died after being beaten by his four teachers last week. According to the news report published in Republica, Madhav was taken to the school office following a dispute with his friends outside school premises.

Nepal is significant market for us

September 15, 2019 10:13 am

Having two decades of experience in marketing, brand management and sales team management, Sabrina Chan joined MoneyGram in 2004. The Marketing Head of Asia Pacific, South Asia and Middle East, Chan has expanded her remit to cover more regions including South Asia and the Middle East region developing and leading the regional initiatives for more than 25 countries.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Minister for Finance Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada has underscored the need for collective effort to advance the cause of collective leadership in women in the South Asia region.

BARA, Sept 11: The prime ministers of Nepal and India jointly inaugurated the trans-border petroleum pipeline constructed from Motihari of India to Amlekhgunj of Nepal on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Nepal Center for Security Governance and Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) jointly organized a three-day long South Asia Security Sector Governance Forum in Nepal.

More than windmills in South Asia

August 20, 2019 00:30 am

With the end of the Soviet military presence in Afghanistan in February 1989 and the end of Cold War, the US chose to reconsider its stance toward both India and Pakistan

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Eminent personalities from various South Asian countries have expressed their deep concerns over the ongoing tension in Jammu and Kashmir.

GAUHATI, July 20: Officials say the death toll has risen to 152 in monsoon flooding in South Asia as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries.

KATHMANDU, July 17:  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has expressed concern over the havoc wreaked by the monsoon-triggered floods and landslides that hit different parts of South Asia.

Dozens of people have died and millions more have been forced from their homes after heavy monsoon floods caused devastation in Nepal, Bangladesh, and northern India.

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KATHMANDU, June 22: Experts from South Asia and South East Asia have highlighted the various opportunities and challenges associated with the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative during a two-day international conference which was concluded in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering has said that it is too early to call the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) unviable.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokhrel said that recent bombing attacks in Sri Lanka signalled that a new type of terrorism threat has arrived in South Asia.

KATHMANDU, June 3: As tensions between the US and Iran further complicate the already difficult relations among Gulf nations, with Saudi Arabia and its allies enforcing an embargo on Qatar, there are concerns that this could leave adverse impacts on countries like Nepal as well.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The decision of India to invite leaders from Bimstec member states and the chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization to the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends a message that India’s neighborhood first policy now extends beyond South Asia, foreign policy analysts in Kathmandu say.

KATHMANDU, April 27: President Bidya Bhandari has said that the development of ‘Trans-Himalayan Multi-Dimensional Connectivity Network’, including Nepal-China Cross-Border Railway, will boost connectivity not only between Nepal and China but other countries in the region.

A total of nine models are representing Nepal in the modeling contest ‘The Face of South Asia’. The contest that kicked off on Thursday continues till Saturday in Pune, India.

Terror in South Asia

April 21, 2019 01:25 am

Terrorism is the result of incompatible interest of various groups, individuals and even the states. At this juncture of time, India, Pakistan and somehow China are involved in tension over Kashmir. As SAARC chair, and a contributor of Gorkha troops to Indian Army which become the victims of geopolitical constraints, Nepal needs to remain vigilant about the situation likely to flare up in its neighborhood.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Dai Yonghong, professor at China Center for South Asia Studies of Sichuan University, has expressed hope that Nepal will not join the US-initiated Indo-Pacific Strategy that is widely seen as a measure to contain the rise of China.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Nepal’s air quality is degrading every year, according to the State of Global Air 2019 report by the Boston-headquartered Health Effects Institute. From 2015 to 2017, annual exposure of Nepalis to air pollution increased from 96 µg/m3 to 100 µg/m3.

KATHMANDU, March 31: With a strong kick start to Investment Summit Nepal 2019, 615 delegates from over 40 countries provided a strong platform for dialogues and articulate discussions regarding Nepal's potential market.

Toxic air is harming children

March 13, 2019 01:00 am

Air pollution is a severe and growing threat to people of all ages but it is particularly bad for children’s health and development

Under nuclear shadow

March 4, 2019 01:00 am

Unless Kashmir issue is amicably settled, South Asia will continue to remain under a looming shadow of nuclear war

Feb 27 : 6 things to know by 6 PM today

February 27, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Nepal has called India and Pakistan to exercise utmost restraint and not to engage in actions that would threaten peace and security in South Asia.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: A report unveiled by the World Bank here today has projected Nepal's possibility to increase exports to South Asian countries by four-fold.

Comparing constitutions

December 6, 2018 01:00 am

Our constitution may not be the best document of the world but it has some provisions which are more progressive than many constitutions of South Asia

WASHINGTON DC/HONOLULU, Nov 13: United States officials including defense strategists and members of the intelligentsia have called on South Asian nations to make the right choice while entering into infrastructure development cooperation with China.

Complying with the geo-political reality in South Asia, the Great King Prithvi Narayan Shah in the late 18th century appropriately defined Nepal as “a yam between two boulders”. However, in due course of time, the equal and great friendship with its two giant neighbors, China and India, intended to ensure Nepal’s overall prosperity, did not live up to the Great King’s expectation.

Improvements in bilateral flight agreements have led to opening up of more destinations, providing a big boost to tourism in South Asia particularly between India and Sri Lanka.

MEXICO, Sept 21: Global waste could grow by 70 percent by 2050 as urbanization and populations rise, the World Bank said Thursday, with South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa set to generate the biggest increase in rubbish.

Nepal climbs one point in FIFA ranking

September 20, 2018 18:16 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Nepal has improved by one point in the latest FIFA ranking.