New UK envoy calls on home minister

December 11, 2019 14:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: British ambassador to Nepal Nicola Pollitt has paid a courtesy call on Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Ambassador of Nepal to the United Arab Emirates, Krishna Prasad Dhakal has paid a courtesy call on Minister for Foreign Minister and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Saturday evening.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The government has extended the term of Nepali ambassador to the US, Arjun Kumar Karki. His four-year term expired earlier this week.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Not a single complaint has been registered at the Parliamentary Hearings Committee (PHC) against four ambassadorial nominees, prior to their hearings.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed has called for full implementation of the report prepared by the UNOHCHR on the violation of human rights in the disputed Kashmir region.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The new French ambassador to Nepal, Francois-Xavier Leger presented his credentials to President Bidya Bandari amidst a special ceremony held at the Office of the President on Thursday.

SAUDI ARABIA, Aug 6: Saudi Arabia announced Monday it was expelling the Canadian ambassador and had recalled its envoy while freezing business ties with Ottawa, over what it called "interference" in its internal affairs.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The cabinet decision to appoint ambassadors to India and Malaysia has become uncertain following dilly-dallying by the Prime Minister's Office in writing to parliament for confirmation hearings. Even three weeks after the cabinet decision, the government has yet to write to the Parliamentary Hearings Committee for the hearings.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B Teplitz has expressed concern over the shrinking civic space in Nepal in recent days.

Japan envoy pledges additional aid

July 31, 2018 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, July 31: Newly-appointed Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masamichi Saigo said Japan will provide additional support to Nepal for post-earthquake reconstruction and infrastructural development.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Prime Minister KP Oli and Chargé d’Affaires at the US embassy Peter Malnak on Wednesday jointly inaugurated the recently restored Gaddi Baithak and four other monuments in Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Model United Nations (MUN) is an extracurricular activity where students imitate the diplomatic delegates representing different countries in the United Nations conferences.  The activity simulates the work sessions of the United Nations which provides the participating students with a platform to enhance their leadership and negotiating skills.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Senior Foreign Service career member Randy W. Berry is set to succeed Alaina B. Teplitz as US ambassador to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 23: US Ambassador to Nepal, Aliana B Teplitz, has commended the government's commitment to zero tolerance against corruption to curb the social malady.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel and Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong have discussed bilateral coordination and cooperation for the development of education in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Japanese Ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa has paid a courtesy call on Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri at the Nepal Army Headquarters in the capital today.

QATAR, MAR 4: Qatar is expected to import high-quality mineral water from Nepal by 2019, according to professor Ramesh Prasad Koirala, Nepal’s ambassador to Qatar.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Ambassador of Pakistan Mazhar Javed speaking at a talk program in Kathmandu on Monday called for resolving the dispute on Jammu and Kashmir as per the wishes of the people there.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri said that there could be obstruction imposed on Nepal's export of ginger to India over phytosanitary requirement as agreed between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: North Korean Ambassador to Nepal Kim Yong-hak paid a courtesy call on CPN (Maoist Center) chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday at party office Parisdanda.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B Teplitz has said that one of key areas of cooperation between Nepal and the US in coming years should be to increase growth in Nepal by strengthening economic ties between the two countries.

GENEVA, Dec 14: The U.N. Syria envoy has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “have the courage” to push the Syrian government to accept new elections and a new constitution.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal, Yu Hong has called for policy stability in Nepal to further promote trade and investment between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Chinese ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong has said that there is a great potential of cooperation between China and South Asia in terms of infrastructure development under the framework of Belt and Road Initiative.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Newly-appointed German Ambassador to Nepal Roland Schaefer has pointed out the need to publicize Nepal's successful peace process around the world.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Nepal, Roland Schaefer has expressed the commitment of the Government of Germany to provide all possible assistance to Nepal for its social and economic progress. Mr. Schaefer formally assumed his office today after submitting his Letter of Credence to President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday. He expressed that his priorities would be to bolster cooperation, ties and contacts between Germany and Nepal and promoting German investments in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Nepali envoy to India Deep Kumar Upadhyaya has submitted his resignation to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara on Friday.

Open letter to US envoy

October 4, 2017 00:45 am

I urge you and other members of international community to take decisive action that supports the aspirations of Nepalis for a corruption-free future

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: A series of investigative reports carried by Republica and its sister publication Nagarik Daily has begun drawing wide acclaim from various quarters.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The continuous reporting on rampant corruption issues reported by Republica and its sister publication Nagarik Daily have started earning wide acclaims from various quarters.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Japanese ambassador to Nepal Masashi Ogawa on Wednesday handed over emergency relief goods to Nepal amidst a special function at the Humanitarian Staging Area at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Indian envoy to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri has advised the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to participate in the third phase of the local elections. Eight districts of Province 2 are scheduled to go to the polls on September 18.

Indian envoy calls on DPM Mahara

June 14, 2017 15:55 pm

KATHMANDU, June 14: Indian ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri has called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs  Krishna Bahadur Mahara at latter’s office in Singha Durbar on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese envoy to Nepal have congratulated newly-elected Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Indian ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri have suggested to the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to take part in the second phase of local elections. Indian envoy Puri gave such suggestion during a two-hour meeting with top leaders of the RJPN held at Indian Embassy in Lainchaur on Tuesday morning.

WASHINGTON, May 27:  U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Indian envoy to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri has said that his interest in Nepal is to provide support enhancing connectivity links in the country.

BEIJING, May 10: Nepali ambassador to China Leela Mani Paudyal said that Nepal's participation in China's ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative is going to add new momentum to Nepal-China relations.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Parliamentary Hearing Special Committee has decided to complete the hearing process of the recommended envoy to Spain, Bharat Rayamajhi, only after the completion of local level election on May 14.

DHAKA April 13: Authorities in Bangladesh have executed a top leader of a banned militant group and two accomplices for their involvement in a grenade attack against a British diplomat at a popular Islamic shrine in 2004.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls Dr Sharman Stone has urged the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) to keep safety and security of women and children in mind while carrying out the post-earthquake reconstruction works.

KATHMANDU, March 30:India's new ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, today paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda'.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri has paid a courtesy call to CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli at the UML Parliamentary Party Office in Singha Durbar on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Issuing a press release on Thursday, Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi has informed that Ambassador Of Nepal to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay met with Indian minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 4: Nepali ambassador to India Deep Kumar Upadhyay has said that President Bidya Devi Bhandari will 'soon' travel to India on a state visit.

KATHMANDU, March 3: The government has changed its decision to nominate Aasha Lama as Nepal's envoy to the United Arab Emirates after the nomination courted a controversy. Sources said the government has also put off the parliamentary hearing of the ambassador-designate to Spain, Bharat Rayamajhi, until it receives concurrence from the Spain government to establish a residential embassy there.

KATHMANDU, March 1: India has named a senior diplomat at the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Manjeev Singh Puri, as its new ambassador to Nepal. Puri will be succeeding Ranjit Rae, whose term as envoy to Nepal ended on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Muslim community in Kathmandu organized a farewell function in honor of the outgoing Indian envoy to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Tuesday.

Petition against envoy picks

February 23, 2017 00:10 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court on Wednesday against the government's ambassadorial picks.

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20: North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur on Monday denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death.