Governed by 10 Articles, the countries entered into the Treaty with the desire to "strengthen and develop these (existing) ties and to perpetuate peace between the two countries."

What does he want?

June 3, 2018 02:30 am

Mahaseth’s mistakes

DHARAN, May 11: Citing the lack of infrastructure as per proposed framework, ginger and turmeric dusting and processing plant construction at former Bishnupaduka Village Development Committee (VDC), Sunsari, seems impossible. The Prime Minister Agriculture Modernization Project had designated this area as a zone for ginger and turmeric production.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel lashed out at party President Sher Bahadur Deuba accusing him of not being able to rise above faction politics.

“When I was in my early teens, about 13 or 14 years old, I got a fever and was diagnosed with typhoid. And that’s how I lost my vision,” said Resham Baram, 34-year-old, vendor from Gorkha.

DAMAK, March 19: Himalaya Mahalaxmi Tea Garden based in Damak Municipality, which is owned by Gyanendra Shah, has not paid tax worth over Rs 40 million. Shah has not paid the tax even after he was stripped of all his kingly power and reduced to a common citizen.

KATHMANDU, March 15:CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal has said that he repeatedly urged Dr. Baburam Bhattai, coordinator of Naya Shakti Party Nepal to return to his previous party Maoist center.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: An aircraft of Sita Air, a private airline, made a safe landing at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Tuesday after one of its engines had to be turned off. The plane had taken off for Lukla from TIA at 10:30 am, with 12 passengers  on board.

In the recent years, the teaching of penmanship in schools or the lack thereof has been stirring quite a few controversies. The world has gone digital and educational systems have followed that rule. So why do some people emphasize on writing with hand? Bal Gopal Kapali, calligrapher and founder of Thamel Calligraphy Center, believes that digitalization of everything is the very reason we should learn about handwriting.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8:   The Nepal Army has displayed photos of their weapons and their contribution made duirng the service to the nation on Thursday at the Tribhuvan Army Officers Club.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: The Washington Post, one of the world’s leading newspapers has argued that following Thursday’s elections, each vote will help to determine whether Nepal will rely on either of its two neighbors.

Disability does not mean inability

December 4, 2017 08:04 am

Notable writer Jhamak Ghimire, who was born with cerebral palsy, won the most prestigious prize of Nepali literature, Madan Puraskar, in 2010 for her autobiography ‘Jeevan Kanda Ki Phool’. She has been an inspiration to many, while her life story is a tight slap to those who think differently-abled people do not possess the capability to survive in this dog-eat-dog world.

KATHMANDU Nov 23: Spiritual leader Dalai Lama has spread misleading information about the birthplace of Buddha.

DHADING, Nov 10: Although the election to the House of Representatives and State Assembly are at hand, the Rubi Valley rural municipality folks do not seem to be excited about the day when their votes could decide the fate of the leaders by exercising their franchise.

What does Xi want?

November 6, 2017 00:30 am

Xi’s motive is not, as many in the West have wrongly inferred, to establish China as a superpower on par with United States.

JUMLA, Nov 1: With just 25 days left for the parliamentary and provincial elections of November 26, candidates nominated by political parties to contest the upcoming elections have already entered villages to spearhead their elections campaign. Despite the difficult topography, such promotional activities have been a common sight in many of the local units of Jumla district.

Crime does pay

October 28, 2017 00:37 am

There are no blurry lines between crime and politics in Nepal. They are inseparable bedfellows.

MUMBAI, Oct 26: Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who was instrumental in the union of actress Asin Thottumkal and Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma, is ecstatic that the couple has welcomed a daughter.

Does love sprout from infatuation?

October 26, 2017 08:08 am

You might have listened to this old evergreen Nepali song’Nakkali Lai Bhagai Lagyo Jhilke Le’ by Saroj Gopal. This song is all about infatuation.

What you want in life does not come easy- heart to heart with Malvika

SOLUKHUMBU, Sept 12: The most dangerous airport in the world – the Tenzing – Hillary Airport located at Lukla of Solukhumbu district – does not have the necessary infrastructure to deal with the unpredictable alpine weather system.

There is a saying ‘a smooth sea does not make skillful sailors’. This means that life would become boring, unprogressive and unproductive without difficulties. And I feel lucky to be going through rough sea to make myself a skillful sailor in the future.

KATHMANDU, June 19: The preparation of the Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) to license a new stock exchange company has divided investors, analysts, experts and other stakeholders over the need and rationale of another bourse.

What does a cup of tea look like around the world?

Talks flounder as NC does U-turn

April 1, 2017 00:53 am

KATHMANDU, March 31: A meeting between ruling coalition partners and United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) ended fruitless on Friday after Nepali Congress turned down the Madhes-based parties' proposal to increase the number of local units in the tarai.

As the International Women’s Day is being celebrated across the world with slogan #BeBoldForChange, women in Palpa are seen chopping firewood, as if they untouched by it.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Indian ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae has said that India does not have any desire to interfere in the internal affairs of Nepal.

Does a college degree still matter?

January 9, 2017 23:20 pm

Go to school, focus on your studies, do all your school tasks, get a degree, get a good job and take care of business. This age-old wisdom has rung throughout the years, but how much merit does it have? Does success at college or university guarantee a great entrance into the workforce after graduation? Do the best students always succeed in real life? Does a degree necessarily make you a better employee or an entrepreneur?

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte "doesn't do second" and the club's rise to the top of the Premier League standings under the Italian is hardly surprising, Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has said.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 8: Minister for Irrigation Deepak Giri has urged all political parties to be responsible towards the people and the country.

What do people worry about most in different countries?

Why does she think she is ugly?

November 16, 2016 11:23 am

“I thought it was cruel for other people to have to see my face, that it really is disgusting,” says 20-year-old Alanah.

Radheshyam Adhikari was among the first lawmakers to raise the issue of impeaching CIAA Chief Lokman Singh Karki in the parliament. Adhikari, a lawyer by profession, was also instrumental in defining CIAA’s jurisdictions in the new constitution. The Nepali Congress MP spoke to Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal on Tuesday about the rationale for the impeachment motion, the CIAA’s role and how the motion will be taken ahead.

MUMBAI, Oct 1: Amid grapevine buzzing about Salman Khan calling it quits with rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur, her recent social media post seems to be an unofficial confirmation that all is not well between the two.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the International community does not trust the CPN-UML.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The Communist Party of China has shown concerns of political stability in Nepal during a five-day official China visit undertaken by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Krishna Bahadur Mahara.

Where does gold come from?

August 22, 2016 04:00 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: With the festive season around the bend, customers are buying gold ornaments to make the celebration more special. But the gold that they buy could have entered the country through illegal routes.

URLABARI, Aug 13: Madheshi Janadhikar Forum Lokatantrik (MJF-L) Chairperson Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar has argued that the three-point agreement among Nepali Congress, CPN (Maoist Centre) and United Madhesi Democratic Front on August 3 this year was not doing any good to Madhesh community.

The Government of Denmark and Nepal have had diplomatic relations since 1967. Denmark started development activities in Nepal in 1987 and opened its Embassy in Kathmandu in 1991. Last fall, the Danish government decided to close its mission in Kathmandu from the end of year 2017. Why did Denmark take this decision and how will it affect Nepal-Denmark relation? Mahabir Paudyal met with Kirsten Geelan, who will be serving as the last Danish Ambassador to Nepal, to take her views.

Facebook has denied using location data to suggest potential friends amid questions about the unsettling accuracy with which it puts forward “people you may know.”