Forging friendship beyond a century

February 22, 2024 07:30 am

As Nepal and the UK celebrate the first 100 years of their friendship, the two countries have laid out what can be described as a new chapter of friendship for another 100 years based on economic partnership and support. In a gesture of solidarity towards Nepal's aspirations for sustainable development and economic prosperity, the UK government on Tuesday committed £400 million (approximately $505 million) in development grants to Nepal by 2030.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: British Army Lieutenant General and Colonel Commandant Brigade of Gurkhas, Richard Wardlaw OBE presented an annual report of the Brigade for the year 2023 to President Ramchandra Paudel on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Foreign Minister Narayan Prakash Saud has said that the friendship treaty signed between Nepal and the United Kingdom 100 years ago is a strong international bilateral mechanism between Nepal and the UK.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: A total of 45 nurses have been selected for jobs in the UK, marking the first time such an opportunity has arisen for Nepali nurses.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: More than 50 young people have fallen victim to a fraudulent scheme promising opportunities in the UK. The victims allege that Amrit Lama from Kavre exploited them, extorting millions of rupees by enticing them with promises of excellent services and high salaries in the UK. On Wednesday, the victims filed a complaint against Lama at the Department of Foreign Employment.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: At a time when various types of protests are going on in the country, high security officials including chiefs of all three security agencies are on foreign tours.

Army Chief Sharma leaves for UK

October 8, 2023 15:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Prabhu Ram Sharma today left for the United Kingdom on a six-day official visit at the invitation of the British Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Patrick Sanders.

IGP Kunwar leaves for UK

October 7, 2023 16:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Inspector General of Police Basanta Bahadur Kunwar has departed for the United Kingdom today. IGP Kunwar is accompanied by Deputy Inspector General of Police Bishnu Kumar KC and Senior Superintendents of Police Dan Bahadur Karki and Shekhar Khanal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The applications for Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK are open between September 12 and November 7, 2023.

KATHMANDU, July 2: The Chevening Alumni Association Nepal (CAAN) has elected its new board during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Lalitpur on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 9: A team of teachers and trainees from Royal College of Defence Studies of the UK arrived in Nepal on Monday. Sir George Norton, the Commandant of Royal College of Defence Studies has led the 19-member team.

Sky has been censured by UK regulator Ofcom over its failure to protect under-18s from watching episodes of Game of Thrones broadcast in the daytime, according to the report by Deadline.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Lieutenant Sushant Khadka of the Nepali Army (NA) has received the Sandhurst Medal of  the United Kingdom.

UK-Nepal govt level talks on November 3

November 1, 2022 14:45 pm

LONDON, Nov 1: Government level talks will be held between the UK and Nepal to discuss the demands of ex-Gurkha soldiers retired from the British Army.

LONDON, Oct 25: Rishi Sunak became Britain’s third prime minister this year on Tuesday, tasked with taming an economic crisis that has left the country’s finances in a precarious state and millions struggling to pay their food and energy bills.

PM Deuba congratulates Rishi Sunak

October 25, 2022 11:48 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has congratulated Rishi Sunak for his election as the leader of the Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the UK.

LONDON, Oct 25: Former Treasury chief Rishi Sunak was set to become Britain’s next prime minister after the governing Conservative Party chose him as its leader on Monday in the hope that he will be a safe pair of hands to guide the country at a time of economic and political turbulence.

LONDON, Oct 21: British Prime Minister Liz Truss quit Thursday after a tumultuous and historically brief term in which her economic policies roiled financial markets and a rebellion in her political party obliterated her authority.

LONDON, Oct 14 : British Prime Minister Liz Truss fired her finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday, shortly before she is expected to scrap parts of their economic package in a bid to survive the market and political turmoil gripping the country.

LONDON, Sept 10: Britain's King Charles paid a heartfelt tribute on Friday to his late "darling mama" Queen Elizabeth, and vowed to serve as monarch with "loyalty, respect and love" as she had done for more than seven decades.

LONDON, Sept 5: Liz Truss was named as Britain's next prime minister on Monday, winning a leadership race for the governing Conservative party at a time when the country faces a cost of living crisis, industrial unrest and a recession.

KATHMANDU, August 22: Nepal and the United Kingdom (UK) on Monday signed an agreement which has paved the way for sending Nepali nurses to the UK for job placement.

ATHENS/LONDON, July 21: Emergency services battled wildfires across swathes of southern Europe amid mass evacuations on Wednesday, as warnings sounded in London after Britain's hottest day that the fight against climate change needed to be stepped up.

LONDON, July 7: Scandal-ridden Boris Johnson announced on Thursday he would quit as British prime minister after he was abandoned by ministers and most of his Conservative lawmakers.

LONDON, June 2: Tens of thousands of royal supporters lined the streets of London on Thursday to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee and kick off four days of pomp, parties and parades to mark her record-breaking 70 years on the British throne.

LONDON, May 26: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel has called upon Nepali people living abroad to return home and participate in the nation-building process.

LONDON, May 22: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Devendra Poudel has arrived in London to attend an international conference on education in the UK. A team including Education Minister Poudel arrived in London on Saturday evening to attend the World Conference of 112 ministers from 107 countries.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Ambassador of Nepal to the United Kingdom, Gyan Chandra Acharya, presented his Letter of Credence to Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday amidst a special ceremony held at Buckingham Palace in London.

LVIV/KYIV, Ukraine, March 16: About 20,000 people have managed to escape the besieged port of Mariupol in private cars, the Ukrainian interior ministry said on Wednesday, but hundreds of thousands remain trapped by Russian shelling, many without heating, power or running water.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Mountaineer Nirmal Purja of Annapurna Rural Municipality-3, Myagdi, who has set a world record in the field of mountaineering, has been accorded high honors by the Eastleigh Borough Council of the United Kingdom.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Youth human right activist and advocate Ganesh Prasad Ghimire has bagged Gandhi Noble Peace Award-2022.

Sneha Shakya Shrestha has become the first female barrister of Nepali origin practicing in the UK. After completing her final training to become a barrister (People) this month (February), she was listed as a practicing barrister by the British Bar Standards Board last year.

LONDON, Feb 25: With the new immigration rules in place in the UK, the British Government has waived visa fees to foreigners who worked in the British Army at least for six years. This decision has come as a sort of relief for the Gurkha Army serving the British force.

LONDON, Feb 11: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday confirmed that a further 350 British troops have landed in Poland as tensions around Ukraine continue to escalate.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Gyan Chandra Acharya as Nepal's Resident Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

LONDON, Jan 28: COVID-19 boosters increase protection against death from the Omicron variant to 95% in people aged 50 or over, the UK Health Security Agency said on Thursday.

LONDON, Jan 24: It will take another year to complete the process of bringing nurses to the United Kingdom by signing a labor agreement between the Government of Nepal and the UK Government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Nepal and the United Kingdom have agreed to establish labor relations between the two countries.

LONDON, Dec 24: Preliminary data suggests that people with the omicron variant of the coronavirus are 50% to 70% less likely to be hospitalized than those with the delta strain, Britain’s public health agency announced Thursday in a finding that one researcher called “a small ray of sunlight.”

LONDON, Dec 18:  Britain reported 93,045 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, breaking the daily record for the third consecutive day and bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 11,190,354, according to official figures released Friday.

LONDON, Dec 6: A further 86 cases of the Omicron COVID variant have been reported in Britain, taking the total to 246, British health authorities confirmed Sunday. This compares with a total of 160 on Saturday, an increase of more than 50 percent, according to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).

UK records 42,484 new coronavirus cases

November 24, 2021 17:22 pm

LONDON, Nov 24: Britain registered 42,484 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 9,932,408, according to official figures released Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The government has said it is initiating a process to send 10,000 nurses to the United Kingdom amid growing concerns about alternative employment opportunities in countries other than the Gulf and Malaysia.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: The government has recommended ambassadors to India, the United Kingdom and the USA.

UK removes Nepal from red list

October 8, 2021 08:07 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The Government of UK has removed 47 countries and territories including Nepal from its red list, which was in place earlier due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, August 18: Former Gurkha veteran, Dhan Gurung – who has been staging a hunger strike along with his fellow Gurkha veteran – has been hospitalized on Tuesday evening.

August 15: All 16- and 17-year-olds in England will be offered their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Aug. 23, according to a target set by British Health Secretary Sajid Javid.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane is leaving for the United Kingdom to play The Hundred, a professional cricket franchise 100-ball cricket tournament, scheduled to take place in the UK from July 22.

KATHMANDU, June 4:  The Embassy of Nepal in London said it sent a letter to the UK-based Daily Mail newspaper regarding a baseless claim about the origin of a mutant strain of SARS-Cov-2 in Nepal.

UK, May 30: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson married his fiancee Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, the Sun and Mail on Sunday newspapers reported.