KATHMANDU, Aug 2: An international workshop is scheduled to kick off in Kathmandu on Friday with a view to discuss the issues related to the challenges posed by snakebites in Nepal.

Boris Johnson has achieved his lifelong ambition by becoming Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In a historic handover of power, he will take over from Theresa May as PM on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the management of the country's internal security affairs is challenging.

BRUSSELS, June 28: NATO defense ministers approved a new overarching space policy, which will guide NATO's approach to space, the opportunities and challenges.

Don’t shy away from challenges

June 19, 2019 19:05 pm

Honesty is always the best policy.

The budget has not met people’s expectations though there are some positive points. What I am unhappy with is that the budget is not centered on federalism. It does not provide a base for strengthening the federal structure. It is just a kind of traditional budget.

Work for social good

April 15, 2019 00:25 am

Today’s social structure is incredibly complex, and our societies are left with many more challenges: judicial, socio-economic, religious and psychological to mention a few. The most important workforces in helping us address these challenges are social workers. They have committed themselves to bringing a positive change in people who face various challenges in their social, economic and psychological spheres of life.

AMMAN, April 8: Participants in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2019 concluded on Sunday, calling on stakeholders to increase collaboration on social, economic and climate issues to address regional challenges.

JUMLA, Feb 14:  With increased poaching activities and rampant destruction of habitat, Jumla district is finding it challenging to conserve the endangered red pandas.Stakeholders, in a conservation program organized on Thursday, expressed deep concern over the failure to protect red pandas even in the conservation areas.“The government should have efficient policies for protecting red pandas,” said civil society leader Raj Bahadur Mahat.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The share investors' pressure group today launched a relay hunger strike at the office of Nepal Stock Exchange in Bhadrakali, demanding reforms in the capital market.

Every rejection pinches the heart

December 1, 2018 09:23 am

There are challenges in life It breaks you down but that’s how we learn to dive It’s also an opportunity to thrive Most often it’s about mindset so learn to use the knife.

ILAM, Oct 8: The Ilam units of the Armed Police Force (APF) have recognized border security as their biggest challenge.

Nation of challenges

September 2, 2018 02:00 am

There has been a serious breach of norms in making of provinces. Whose interest were our parties trying to serve by chopping Province 2 off from the hills?

A weak economy and accusations of collusion await the incoming prime minister

KATHMANDU, July 20; Worldwide Nepalese Students' Organization-Bangladesh (WNSO-Bangladesh) has condemned the 'senseless and unethical' statement made recently by Durga Prasain, the executive director of Jhapa-based controversial B&C Hospital.

When NRNA ICC participants and experts are returning from their visit to a rendezvous of exquisite beauty, unprecedented innovation, and prosperity, San Francisco, they are also taking home a revealing dream and commitment regarding prosperity and consolidation of resources in their motherland, Nepal. NRNA ICC’s North America Region’s Expert Conference on Skill, Knowledge, and Technology Transfer in Nepal, organized in California from June 16-17, has proved to be one of the rarest events of this magnitude that has inspired deep commitments, renewed energy, and uplifted morale of Nepali diaspora.

Himalaya College of Engineering organized a workshop entitled ‘Employment in ICT: Opportunities and Challenges’ at the Hotel Yak and Yeti on Wednesday.

Thirty Innovation Leaders have been chosen to work with Daayitwa for the YuwaAaja Campaign. According to the press statement released by Daayitwa, the organization aims to enhance the innovation and leadership capability of the youth to help them advocate for progressive social change and favorable policy reforms on youth employment issues in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Jun 6: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that there are primarily three groups that have been posing security challenges to the country.

Fiscal challenges

June 6, 2018 12:15 pm

Horizontal devolution and distribution of resources among the states is going to be major concern for Nepal’s fiscal commission. Horizontal devolution and distribution of resources among the states is going to be major concern for Nepal’s fiscal commission

KATHMANDU, May 25: Former prime minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Party, Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai, has challenged the government to present the implementation plan for its policy and programs for the next fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd Premier Golf Championship is the final tournament of Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2017-18 that carries the highest cash prize of Rs 1.2 million. The event slated for May 20 to 24 at the Gokarna Golf Club carries significant importance to the golf players in terms ranking and cash prize.

Teaching challenges

March 24, 2018 01:08 am

Teachers must be proactive in understanding students’ individual priorities.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Challenges to ecosystems and ways to overcome such challenges was discussed at a regional symposium held in Kathmandu on March 13 and 14. It was organized jointly by the Ministry of Forests and Environment, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the UK's Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) program and UN's Program on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation.

UDAYAPUR, March 11: Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri today said Nepal Army is ready to deal with any situation that may befall the country, committed to its responsibility. "Safeguarding sovereignty, territorial integrity, national unity and independency of the country is major responsibility of the Army.

Challenges galore for new home minister

February 27, 2018 06:44 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Although  senior leader of Maoist Center Ram Bahadur Thapa successfully mobilized the party’s armed wing during the Maoist insurgency, the   Home Ministry portfolio he assumed on Monday is not going to be any cakewalk . The two main challenges before him include restructuring the existing police apparatus in the federal setup and ensuring effective coordination between provincial governments and the government at the center in security matters .

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The government has made a record high achievement in meeting target of both contract award and disbursement for the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported projects in 2017.

Middle East-Main Challenges and Risks in 2018

KATHMANDU: Firebrand leader KP Sharma Oli is back at the helm of affairs in Singha Durbar, two years after he was first elected to the post of the Prime Minister of Nepal in October 2015.

Nepal hopeful amid difficult challenges

February 8, 2018 07:02 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Nepal embarked on international cricket journey in 2010, highlighted by a world event appearance in 2013 as the pinnacle of the team, until 2015. Nepali cricket team’s hard work, perseverance and a bit of luck helped the squad ascend from Division Five to Division Two and landed them in the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC).

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The first edition of Cricket Carnival hosted by cricket department of Madan Bhandari Sports Academy concluded on Saturday in Tribhuvan University (TU) ground, Kirtipur.

China’s digital challenges

December 28, 2017 00:35 am

If China is to ensure continued development of its digital economy while containing risks associated with disruption, its leaders will need to implement smart regulations.

Oli’s challenges

December 27, 2017 01:30 am

Oli will have to convince Indian establishment that a politically strong and prosperous Nepal is the best guarantee of safeguarding India’s interests.

Former Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Navaraj Dhakal has said that political parties should be responsible to reduce security challenges for upcoming elections. Security has been complicated due to the volatile activities of political leaders.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Former Additional Inspector General of police (AIGP) Navaraj Dhakal said that political parties should be responsible to reduce security challenges for upcoming elections. Security has been complicated due to the volatile activities of political leaders.

RAMECHHAP, Nov 11: The electoral battle between the left alliance comprising CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) and the 'democratic' alliance comprising Nepali Congress (NC) and other parties has turned very competitive in Ramechhap. Candidates of both alliances expect a tough battle in the upcoming parliamentary and provincial assembly elections. In all previous elections, the contest used to be trilateral as the three major parties - NC, UML and Maoists - would compete against each other. But now the contest is between the two alliances.

TEHRATHUM, Nov 7: With the second phase of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies just around the corner, election fever has gripped Tehrathum, a district of the Province-1 in eastern Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Nepali Congress (NC) has geared up for the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections by incorporating the forthcoming challenges posed by the Left Alliance in the political spectrum of Nepal in its manifesto.

BEIJING, Oct 18: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation’s “grim” challenges as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: The global community faces multiple challenges such as terrorism, climate change and mass migration and the global leadership should show a greater display of wisdom, knowledge and capacity to address them, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said.

NEW YORK, Sept 23: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the global community faces a more complex and polarized environment with multiple transnational challenges ranging from terrorism, climate change, energy deficiency, food insecurity and mass migration to extremism.

Kathmandu, August 10: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has underscored the need for stronger partnership and deeper collaboration among the BIMSTEC member states in order to combat the challenges facing the BIMSTEC region.

WASHINGTON, June 30: A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.

Sustainable Tourism Challenges

June 10, 2017 07:47 am

In 2017, the theme is "Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism", chosen in relation to the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Nepali Congress candidate Chiribabu Maharjan continued his lead in the vote count of Lalitpur Metropolitan City mayoral post.

PARIS, May 8: French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his predecessor at a solemn World War II commemoration.

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than three months in office without passing any major legislation, President Donald Trump faces a week that offers the possibility of averting a government shutdown and progress on health care.

Challenges at work

April 24, 2017 23:00 pm

Every work has its own hurdles to navigate. Be it an entry-level position or senior post, the challenges increase as we rise through the ranks. Republica talked to a few people about the challenges they are facing at work.

CHITWAN, April 9: Even though Nepal has celebrated successful zero poaching years many times in the past, the recent tragic incident of spotting the dead body of a rhino has once again raised questions about the government’s conservation efforts. The rhino’s dead body was found on Saturday morning with its horn missing at a community forest in Kasara area, a part of the buffer zone. And this happened in an area that has been pitted as very secure by the Chitwan National Park (CNP) officials.

KATHMANDU, March 29: After standing for almost an hour through traffic jams in a crowded public vehicle, two of the passengers rushed to the front row to grab a seat. They were just about to stretch their cramped muscles when somebody from the back pulled the sweater of one of them and said: ‘Excuse me, you are not allowed to sit here, these seats are reserved for women.