KATHMANDU, March 6: Applications are invited from individuals and institutions working in the field of fundamental education and literacy in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member states for this year’s Rotary SAARC Gopal-Kamala Rajbhandari Humanity Award.  The Award instituted by Gopal-Kamala Rajbhandari Family — a renowned business group in Nepal — carries a purse of USD 15,000.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: Foreign Minister of Pakistan Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged Nepal to play its role as the present chair of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for peace and stability in the region and impress upon India to ease the suffering of the people of 'Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir'.

NEW YORK, Sept 26: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali held talks with Pakistan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the UN Headquarters here on Tuesday.