KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Marxism-Asian Philosophy International Conference has kicked off on Monday in Kathmandu.

POKHARA, April 28: Japan’s Makoto Odakura has won the first Asian Cup Triathlon Championship held in Pokhara on Saturday. He completed the 20 km cycling, 750 meters swimming and 5 km race in 54 minutes and 17 seconds to win the title.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Nepal is set to make its third appearance in the international sports climbing, a gradually rising sports in Nepal, in the upcoming Asian Games to be hosted by Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Nepal national football team has aimed at winning the SAFF Championship, also known as the SAFF Suzuki Cup, which will be held in Bangladesh from September 4 to 15 after the Asian Games, in which it targets to at least reach to the second round from a group which consists of Japan, Vietnam and Pakistan.

JAKARTA, July 31: Indonesia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta in August following a similar invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, officials said. North and South Korea are likely to be a focal point of the Games, particularly amid recent doubts over Kim’s promise to work towards denuclearisation made during a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore in June.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Agility Health and Wellness Corporation of China has sponsored the Nepali team, who are taking part in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from August 18-September 2.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Nepal’s preparations for the 18th Asian Games, which is just around the corner, are on a rapid track. However, a major sport authority of the country sees the games more as a warm up for the next year’s South Asian Games (SAG) than an opportunity to win medals.

KATHMANDU, July 22: The South Asian Olympic Council (SAOC) members have unanimously voted to include cricket and paragliding as disciplines in the South Asian Games (SAG) 2019 to be held in Nepal from March 9 to 18 next year.

South Asian International Art Camp, organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) concluded at Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal on Sunday.

Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) organized the 1st South Asian Artist Camp on Wednesday at Kupondole, Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, July 6:  Nepal has been pitted with Japan, Vietnam and Pakistan in Group D for the upcoming men’s football of the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

KATHMANDU, June 15:  Iran has become the first Asian team to win at the 2018 FIFA World Cup since Japan defeated Denmark 3-1 on June 24, 2010, with an own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz in the fifth minute of the stoppage time.

SEOUL, South Korea, June 14:  The United States and its Asian allies worked Thursday to paper over any semblance of disagreement over President Donald Trump’s concession to Kim Jong Un that the U.S. would halt military exercises with South Korea, with Trump’s top diplomat insisting the president hadn’t backed down from his firm line on North Korea’s nukes.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Nepal Sports Council (NSC), Nepal Olympic Committee, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports have been requested to look into the selection of tennis squad for the forthcoming Asian Games to be hosted in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has allocated Rs 2.4 billion for organizing the 18th Asian Games, the 13th South Asian Games and the eighth National Games to be held later this year.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The All Nepal Table Tennis Association (ANTTA) on Monday finalized the players to participate in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from August 18.

KATHMANDU, April 30: The selection committee has selected Karate players for the 18th Asian Games which will be held in August this year.

KATHMANDU, April 28: India has won the South Asian Regional Qualifiers Tournament for the ITF Asia U-12 Team Tennis Championship on Friday by defeating Nepal 2-0 in both girls’ and boys’ categories.

KATHMANDU, April 24: India has clinched the 8th South Asian Judo Championship title, winning both the women's and men's events. The championship concluded on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 24: India has clinched the 8th South Asian Judo Championship title, winning both the women's and men's events. The championship concluded on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The South Asian Regional Qualifiers Tournament for the ITF Asia U-12 Team Tennis Championship is being organized by the All Nepal Lawn Tennis Association (ANLTA) today.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Nepal Judo Association (NJA) is set to organize the eighth South Asian Judo Championship in Kathmandu from April 21 to 23.

KATHMANDU, March 30: The Asian Eastern Regional Qualifiers Tournament under the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup is set start from August 26.

KATHMANDU, Mar 23: The national football squad is leaving for Doha of Qatar to play the Group 'F' final match under the AFC Asian Cup Qualifier.

KATHMANDU, March 21: A 20-man national football squad has been announced for the final Asian Football Confederations (AFC) Asian Qualifiers match against Yemen in Doha, Qatar on March 27. Nepal’s qualifications chances are over reeling at the bottom of the table with two points whereas Yemen, on seven points, is vying for top spot finish in the Group F.

TOKYO, March 8: Asian shares found relief on Thursday as fears about a global trade war amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s push to introduce protectionist tariffs were tempered by signs the move could include carve-outs for key partners.

NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, March 7: A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and analysts.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Second South Asian Yoga Sports Competition is being organized in Pokhara.

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea, Feb 25: Humanity’s most extraordinary feats of winter athletic prowess unfolded, revealing the expected triumphs but also stars most unlikely — from favorites like Mikaela Shiffrin, Shaun White and Lindsey Vonn to sudden surprise legends like Czech skier-snowboarder Ester Ledecka and the medal-grabbing “Garlic Girls,” South Korea’s hometown curling favorites.

TOKYO, Feb 6: Asian markets were rattled Tuesday by the miseries on Wall Street, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 index briefly dipping more than 7 percent, but investors seemed to be taking the gyrations in stride.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Nepal has ranked at the 43rd position in Open Budget Index 2017, out of 115 countries covered in an assessment carried out by International Budget Partnership (IBP). Nepal scored 52 out of 100, showing that the country’s budget transparency is insufficient and limited information is available.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that growth is expected to accelerate or remain broadly stable in South Asia except Nepal.

South Asian craft festival concludes

January 15, 2018 01:31 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: South Asian Festival on Handicrafts has concluded in Kathmandu on Sunday.

POKHARA, Jan 8: The 12th South Asian Seven-a-side Football Championship is going to be organised in Pokhara from January 13-18.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, a 27-year-old mountain guide from remote Rolwaling valley of Dolakha, has become the first woman from South Asia to be an internationally-certified mountain guide.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Nepal Roll Ball Association is set to organize the 3rd South Asian Roll Ball Championship in the capital from December 30.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC)’s vice-president Jyoti Rana and executive secretary Sujanlal Shrestha will be representing Nepal in the Chef-de-Mission meeting for the 18th Asian Games-2018 to be held in Indonesia.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18:Outreach Nepal has reached the finals of 'South Asia Independent Agency of the Year 2017' competition.

POKHARA, Nov 11: Shangri-la Village Resort, a three-star resort in Pokhara, has been awarded the South Asian Travel Award (SATA) for Leading Wellness and Spa Hotel/Resort in Nepal.

Nepal to open Asian Cup facing Bangladesh

November 10, 2017 08:05 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Nepal is beginning its ACC U-19 Youth Asia Cup campaign taking on Bangladesh on Saturday.

LONDON, Nov 6: Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min is keen to continue his goalscoring exploits, the striker said as he became the Premier League’s highest-scoring Asian after scoring the winner in Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Twenty-two players squad for the upcoming closed camp of Women's T20 Qualifier's Asian Region tournament has been announced on Friday.

Talk session on Asian art

September 13, 2017 11:58 am

Yala Mandala hosted a one-hour session on ‘Newar Contribution to Asian Art’ at its premises in Patan Dhoka on Monday. The session was facilitated by Art Historian Naresh Shakya.

KATHMANDU, August 6: The South Asian Women's Conference-2017 began here today. The All Nepal Women's Association has organized the conference with an objective of increasing women's participation in local governments of South Asian Countries.

‘India Now and In Transition’, edited by Indian Journalist Atul K Thakur and published by Niyogi Books was officially launched at India International Center, New Delhi on Friday. According to the press statement released by Thakur, the book is compiled in the memory of Late BG Verghese, former editor – Indian Express and Hindustan Times.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal held Yemen to a goalless draw in its first home match of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 13: National football team skipper Biraj Maharjan said that the team must improve coordination when Nepal faces Yemen in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers at Halchowk Stadium on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 12: As Nepal takes on Yemen at the Halchok-based Armed Police Force (APF) ground for a match to be held under the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualification round tomorrow, Nepali team head coach Koji Gyotoku is hopeful that the team would give an 'outstanding' performance.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Ncell has stated that two of its projects aimed at connecting rural areas with telecommunication service and providing drinking water as well as irrigation facilities have been nominated for the GSMA Asian Mobile Awards (AMOs) 2017.

Asian Premier League in Nepal

June 12, 2017 04:45 am

KATHMANDU, June 11: Ultimate Sports Management (USM), an Indian sports management company, is set to organize the Asian Premier League (APL) T20 tournament in Nepal in association with National Sports Council (NSC) at the TU Cricket Ground from June 19 to July 4.