Forging friendship beyond a century

February 22, 2024 07:30 am

As Nepal and the UK celebrate the first 100 years of their friendship, the two countries have laid out what can be described as a new chapter of friendship for another 100 years based on economic partnership and support. In a gesture of solidarity towards Nepal's aspirations for sustainable development and economic prosperity, the UK government on Tuesday committed £400 million (approximately $505 million) in development grants to Nepal by 2030.

Despite the pandemic Nepal-China cooperation projects have shown steady progress

The way people relate to one another has changed. Now the emphasis is more on social distancing. We find ourselves more in parks and open spaces. Friendships have taken a toll.

My dear friend

September 23, 2019 15:31 pm

Like a freshly arrived spring after a gloomy cold winter,  Like a newly made tune after a ruckus of numerous trials,  Like a clear blue sky after days of heavy shower, You exude an energy so comforting and pure.

My precious

August 16, 2019 10:15 am

There is some good feeling when you are with me We might irritated each other but we are there for each other Life is nothing but a flow of energies that we share The time I spend with you are precious treasure of memories.

Dear Friend

August 3, 2019 08:45 am

From the very first time that we met,  You left a mark in my heart I won't ever forget,  Oh, you beautiful friend, do you know, maybe? How much I admire your candor greatly!


August 1, 2019 12:31 pm

I thought, because we have been friends so long. We don't have to say things. I would show you the signs. And you would return the smile.


July 20, 2019 08:45 am

Today felt guilt when I reminisced your cry Wanted to console you that day but was too coward to try Assumed you wanted to be on your own So never asked you if something happened and why?

The love for you was pure

July 8, 2019 08:54 am

I still think of you I keep wondering that how are you? The heart still beats for you Though we do not talk like when we knew.

Not exactly antonym

June 22, 2019 08:05 am

Unadulterated crisis of judgment Not loving could mean hating her Promises made as a best friend Not fulfilling could turn it into a lie

Long before her Bollywood debut, when Taapsee Pannu danced in a college competition which Anurag Kashyap judged, she was just "a girl in the corner." Today, the actor headlines his projects and the filmmaker says he has found a great friend in her.

A new relation, "Friendastic"

May 10, 2019 12:00 pm

Our story of friendship is different. In this era where technologies exist everywhere, rule every soul, we were different.

A photo exhibition by photographer Deepak Tolange kicked off on Thursday at IOE, Pulchowk Campus, Lalitpur. The photo exhibition is organized by the Embassy of Germany and Goethe-Zentrum Institute to celebrate 60 years of friendship between Nepal and Germany.

But you won't

March 20, 2019 16:48 pm

Last one year was horrendous for us; it felt like walking on pieces of broken glasses

Pixar released a short film about two abused animals under its new SparkShorts program. It’s a story of an abused life of a pitbull and a kitten, where they form a lovely friendship.

Kunti Moktan recalls days without social media sites and mobiles. Likewise, Deepak Raj Giri says he used to catch up with his male friends directly.

Digitized era of friendship

August 5, 2018 08:10 am

Google ‘friendship’, you won’t find a precise definition because friendship, in practicality, varies from person to person. There are various mediums for connecting with people before bonding together. Whatever be the case, the first meeting is always worth remembering. Like finding a source of friendship, continuity process also differs.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed his commitment to work for national interests and priorities by respecting Nepal’s sovereignty with its neighbors based on mutual respect.

In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, Mr. Oli says the bitterness of past relations have been put behind them, and India and Nepal must work towards a new, more equal relationship.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Swiss Ambassador to Nepal Elisabeth von Capeller paid a courtesy call on Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Gazprom, official partner of FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, announced the opening of the Sixth Season of the Football for Friendship (F4F) International Children's Social Project.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli shared that a basic principle that guided Nepal’s foreign policy with its neighbors was friendship that was based on equality and mutual interest, including adherence to international treaties that the country is part of.

Interreflection of bilateral friendship

January 23, 2018 10:28 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Interreflection-Nepal-Korea International Art Exchange Exhibition kicked off on Saturday at Nepal Art Council, Babermahal with the aim to promote cultural interaction between Nepal and Korea. The five-day art exhibition features 19 artists each from both the countries.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: A Myanmar-Nepal Friendship Association was formed on December 24, 2017 in the premises of Nepali Embassy in Yangon. The Association aims to develop economic cooperation in the field of tourism, trade and investment and is chaired by U Hla Myint Oo, former Myanmar Ambassador to Nepal and former Parliamentary Chairman of the International Relations Committee.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal-Pakistan Friendship T-20 Cricket Tournament 2017 was organized by Embassy of Pakistan at its ground located at back side of Shankha Park, Pragati Tole, Kathmandu, from 14 to 23 November 2017.

ROLPA, Aug 21: Thabang, the origin of the ten years long Maoist insurgency has extended its hand of friendship towards Nepal Army which in the past was known as their biggest enemy. There was a time when people of Thabang hated the words army and police. But the officers of Khadka Dal Battalion spent their three months happily with the locals of Thabang, raising many eyebrows.

KATHMANDU, August 20: A high-level parliamentary delegation from Nepal visited North Korean capital Pyongyang with a view to promoting peace and friendship.

KATHMANDU: When Bidhata KC, Chirag Bangdel and Kapil Mani Dixit come together to organize collaborative exhibitions, like they did at Shaligram Hotel on Sunday, art-enthusiasts almost immediately look forward to a magical celebration of art, creativity and diversity. The three artists work in different art fields, which is why their collaboration oftentimes gives people an insightful experience. Their fourth exhibition together, called ‘Samishran’, started on Sunday and is set to run till July 11 at Shaligram Complex everyday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The members of 32nd DailÉireann (Lower House of the Irish Parliament) and 25th Seanad (Upper House of the Irish Parliament) have constituted Ireland-Nepal Parliamentary Friendship Group on June 27, 2017.

Celebrating US-Nepal friendship

April 10, 2017 12:43 pm

KATHMANDU, April 10: On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of US-Nepal bilateral relations, the Embassy of the United States in Nepal, organized a “cultural mela” at Staff College, Jawalakhel, on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Nepal and Belgium have agreed on establishing a bilateral consultation mechanism between the foreign ministries of the two countries and having parliamentary friendship groups.

Los Angeles: Singer Selena Gomez has reportedly ended her friendship with singer Taylor Swift post her rehab stint.

Thai-Nepal Friendship Dashain Festival

September 28, 2016 13:18 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: The Thai–Nepal Friendship Dashain Festival is taking place from September 30 to October 4 with construction materials, readymade garments, plastic products, ceramics, leather items and food and beverages to be put for sale.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The German Embassy in Kathmandu has unveiled ‘Buddy Bear’ sculpture to mark the 55 year long bilateral relationship between Germany and Nepal.