China has only enthusiastic well-wishers in Nepal. However, they fall into two categories. The first are naïve type, who think China is still a Mao-era country enthusiastic about exporting revolution, excited about the tales of Yan’an and Hunan and eager to share it with the rest of the world. Many of these enthusiasts have read Yang Mo’s The Song of Youth in their formative years.

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NEW DELHI, June 1: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a major diplomatic move, invited BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) nations, Mauritius and Kyrgyzstan for his swearing-in ceremony to emphasize the importance of neighborhood in his government's foreign policy framework.

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, March 20: Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal has left here today for Thailand to take part in the third security officials' meeting of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical Economic Cooperation).

KATHMANDU, March 5: It has been revealed that the government spent more funds to make security arrangements for Asia Pacific Summit compared to Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit held in August last year.

Modi may visit Nepal again this year

September 25, 2018 07:37 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Amid concerns that the relations between Nepal and India had seen a hiccup again after the decision of Kathmandu not to participate in the BIMSTEC military drill earlier this month, it has been learnt that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could visit Nepal by November-end.

The decision of the government not to participate in BIMSTEC military drill and Nepal signing protocol to Trade and Transit Agreement with China may have been appreciated within Nepal but the two developments have also drawn attention of many quarters including India.

General Bipin Rawat was speaking to the media after the concluding ceremony of BIMSTEC MILEX-18, a joint military exercise of BIMSTEC member nations, which was underway in Pune from September 10.

Some hard truths

September 17, 2018 01:30 am

BIMSTEC might have a hard time taking off because of growing mutual suspicions and New Delhi’s aspiration to ignore Pakistan and distance China from any Indian initiative

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The Nepal Army (NA) has decided not to participate in the first-ever joint military exercise of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) member States.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Nepal has refused to participate in the week-long joint military exercise of BIMSTEC members scheduled to begin from September 12 in the city of Pune, India.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Lawmakers speaking at the House of Representatives meeting on Wednesday drew the government's attention over various pertinent issues including violence against women, natural disaster and the proposed joint military drill among BIMSTEC states.

KATHMANDU, Sep 5: Prime Minister KP Oli has clarified that the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Kathmandu summit has not agreed to any joint military exercise between the member states.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4:Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that efficient activities of the regional organizations have helped further consolidate emotional ties among the member States, raising the feelings of unity to resolve common problems and promoting the feeling of collaboration in regard with efforts of common interests.

Fourth BIMSTEC Summit explained

September 3, 2018 18:19 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was concluded last week.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed the concerned officials to implement the 18-point Kathmandu Declaration issued in the 4th BIMSTEC summit.

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Sri Lankan President off to home

September 2, 2018 16:36 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena left here for home this afternoon by concluding his two-day long goodwill visit to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena visited SAARC Secretariat, Lainchaur and planted at the Secretariat premises.

KATHMANDU, Sept. 1:  The weeklong joint military exercise of BIMSTEC member states is going to happen in Pune city of India from September 12, the Nepal Army Spokesperson Gokul Bhandari confirmed.

Four BIMSTEC leaders return home

September 1, 2018 07:27 am

KATHMANDU, Sep 1: Visiting heads of the state or the government of four BIMSTEC members returned home Friday.

KATHMANDU, Sep 1: The fourth Summit of BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) concluded on Friday, issuing an 18-point Kathmandu Declaration that lays huge emphasis on the development of multi-dimensional connectivity among member states for economic integration and socio-economic development in the region.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Normal life of commuters in the valley was heavily affected due to VVIPS motorcade of dignitaries participating in the fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) that started from Wednesday and have come to an end on Friday in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Nepal insisted on the need of achieving prosperity through mountain economy, ecological conservation and sustainable development during the fourth BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) concluded in Kathmandu Friday.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Major roads in the Kathmandu valley will be disrupted as the heads of states and governments are returning today after the successful completion of the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

KATHMMANDU, Aug 31: The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical for Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) has concluded by signing a 18-point Kathmandu declaration her in the Himalayan capital on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Thailand's prime minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o- cha (Ret.) has provided medicines and medical equipment worth US$ 1.5 million to his Nepali counterpart, KP Sharma Oli.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stressed on implementation of agreements to realize the goals envisioned by the BIMTEC nations as he concluded the fourth meeting.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Heads of four countries who had arrived in the capital to attend the fourth BIMSTEC summit will return today, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The Nepal government is set to organize a retreat program to the state and government representatives of the member states of the fourth summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) at Soltee hotel.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that BIMSTEC, or Bay of Bengal Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, is not an alternative to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) started from Wednesday in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The fourth BIMSTEC summit kicked off in Kathmandu Thursday with top leaders of member states stressing the need to enhance cooperation in various areas to harness the full economic potential of the region.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his spouse Radhika Shakya hosted a banquet in honour of the Heads of State and Government of BIMSTEC Member states in the capital today.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged one and all to stand united against terrorism.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheik Hasina has said that the prosperity of the BIMSTEC member states was possible through reforms in politics and economic situation.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that BIMSTEC summit is a unique platform that will not only connect the member states but the entire south Asian regions.

BIMSTEC summit begins at Soaltee Crowne Plaza

Look at schedule of BIMSTEC summit

August 30, 2018 14:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is all set to inaugurate the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical for Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in the Capital on Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is hosting luncheon party for the visiting head of states and executive heads of the member states of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha, retired Royal Thai Army general officer, has arrived in Kathmandu to participate in the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wazed has arrived in Kathmandu to participate in the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has arrived in Kathmandu to participate in the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

Myanmar prez, wife visit Lumbini

August 30, 2018 08:22 am

LUMBINI, Aug 30: Myanmar's President Win Myint, who arrived in Nepal Tuesday to participate in the BIMSTEC summit meeting, visited Gautam Buddha's birthplace Lumbini on Wednesday. He was accompanied by his wife Cho Cho and high ranking officials.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha are scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu today, Thursday to take part in the fourth summit of  Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has organized a lunch program on Thursday noon for the state representatives and government representatives of the participating nations in the occasion of the fourth summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).