ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 1: United Nations inspectors in Ukraine were due on Thursday to visit a Russian-occupied nuclear power plant, Europe's largest, where nearby shelling has prompted bitter recriminations and global fears of disaster.

Does public banking work?

October 16, 2019 00:30 am

Whether public banks will work is not really the right question to ask. More important is whether they will stay on mission

SRIHARIKOTA/BENGALURU, July 22: India launched a rocket into space on Monday to perform a soft landing of a rover on the moon, the country’s most ambitious mission yet to cement its position as a leading low-cost space power.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations in New York and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) on Tuesday organized a side event titled, 'Impacts of Climate Change on the Mountains' on the sidelines of the 2019 High-Level Political Forum at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

KATHMANDU, May 31: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Major General of Nepal Army (NA), Shivaram Kharel, as the acting head of the Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

BEIJING, Dec 7: China was preparing to launch a ground-breaking mission early Saturday to soft-land a spacecraft on the largely unexplored far side of the moon, demonstrating its growing ambitions as a space power to rival Russia, the European Union and U.S.

As the UN marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Wednesday, aid experts say donors must work closely with local governments, which in turn must do more to foster the economic growth that could lift millions out of poverty.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged all to move ahead on the way to prosperity as political stability was institutionalized in the country.

KATHMANDU, Mar 23: In a clear indication of souring relations between the government and the European Union (EU) mission in Nepal, government officials including those from the Election Commission (EC) have boycotted a stakeholders' consultation meeting organized by the EU Poll Observation Mission in Kathmandu, Friday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 23: In a clear manifestation of souring relations between the government and the European Union (EU) in Nepal, government officials including those from the Election Commission (EC) have boycotted a stakeholders meeting organized by the EU Poll Observation mission in Kathmandu on Friday.

The daring Chandrayaan-2 lunar mission

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: As Nepal assumed membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a two-year term, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has decided to depute additional employees to its Geneva-based mission.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: As Nepal assumed membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for a two-year term, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has decided to depute additional employees to its Geneva-based mission.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Nepali Army Brigadier General Naina Raj Dahal has been appointed the western region force commander under the UN peace keeping mission in South Sudan.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A weeklong Nepal Sales Mission in Sri Lanka and India concluded on  Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The Carter Center's election observation mission has arrived for the short-term observer delegation in advance of phase two of Nepal’s parliamentary and provincial elections scheduled for December 7.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The Election Commission (EC) has summoned Željana Zovko, chief of the European Union Observation Mission to Nepal, after a local election office recommended action against the mission's observers deployed in the far-western region of the country on charge of breaching the poll observation code.

EU mission begins poll monitoring

November 8, 2017 05:15 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) has officially started its poll monitoring of the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections in Nepal from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) for the elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly has officially started its works on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The EU has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nepal to observe the federal parliament and provincial assembly polls scheduled for November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: European Union (EU) has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nepal to observe the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies elections scheduled for November 26 and December 7.

KATHMANDU, September 2: Election Commissioners have left for the various districts of the Province-2 for monitoring all aspects of the election including the overall status of preparation, logistics management, abidance of the election code of conduct and the security arrangements among others.

LOS ANGELES, August 17:  Production has shut down on “Mission: Impossible 6” due to star Tom Cruise’s broken ankle. Paramount Pictures said Wednesday that production will go on hiatus while Cruise makes a full recovery.

LOS ANGELES, August 14: Actor Tom Cruise was injured during a stunt sequence on the set of "Mission: Impossible 6."

The man with a mission

August 4, 2017 14:09 pm

On the first anniversary of Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), one of the highly successful civil campaigns of the country was launched. Bagmati Cleanup Campaign, which recently completed its 259th week, was initiated by the then MoUD Secretary Kishore Thapa.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Reactive Monitoring mission of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has asked the committee to place the cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley in the danger list in view of the government's failure at timely reconstruction of heritage sites  damaged by earthquake in 2015. Inclusion in the list means the heritage sites concerned  might loose their world heritage status.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) has successfully hosted Nepal-China Sales Mission 2017 in Guangzhou, China.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA) is starting Nepal China Sales Mission 2017 in different Chinese cities from next week.

Kamikaze mission

April 8, 2017 00:26 am

This is about historical events associated with aircraft debris found in 2011, after 69 long years

WASHINGTON, April 5: NASA is preparing to send its long-lived Cassini probe into the unexplored region between Saturn and its rings for a scientific grand finale before the spacecraft’s suicidal plunge into the planet, space officials said on Tuesday.

UNITED NATIONS, March 25: The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Friday he expects operations in Haiti, Ivory Coast and Liberia to end by March 2018 which will save hundreds of millions of dollars.

UN mission exam canceled over leak

March 22, 2017 08:34 am

KATHMANDU, March 22: The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday canceled the English language test conducted to select Nepali security personnel for the deployment in the UN peacekeeping missions after they found the questions were leaked two hours before the examinations on March 16.

MICHIGAN, March 9: WikiLeaks documents showing the US Central Intelligence Agency considered a “mission” against connected car technology underscores auto industry concern that the science behind the next generation of vehicles could be turned against them.

Arsenal will have to produce the biggest second leg comeback in a Champions League knockout tie to avoid a seventh successive exit at the last 16 stage when they host Bayern Munich on Tuesday.

Mission incomplete

February 25, 2017 08:23 am

The Nepalese Army (NA) has contributed to 42 UN peacekeeping missions, in which over 114,818 personnel have already participated. The first Nepali contingent, Purano Gorakh Battalion, was deployed in United Nations Emergency Force–II in Sinai, Egypt in 1974. The ground reality was so volatile that the UN had to deploy this mission within 24 hours of Security Council resolution.

Kanchan  Jha, 33, is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sano Paila, a local NGO established in 2006  focusing on youth empowerment in Birgunj. He is a freelance media producer for Al Jazeera and a pioneer in the field of youth empowerment in Nepal. Holding his firm belief to serve for humanity, Jha dedicated his life to social causes from the very early phase of his life. Jha spoke to Republica about the inspiration to start an organization, his experiences on venturing his journey and the setbacks he has come across throughout.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Amid concerns that the decision to scrap high value Indian banknotes by the Indian government is also likely to weigh on economic growth of Nepal, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has played down such risk.

Ranger on a mission

January 6, 2017 04:33 am

“I understand that my work in anti-poaching involves considerable risk. I might even lose my life one day. But I’m not afraid. It will be one more life lost in the line of conservation duty. And that in itself will be an honor for me.”

LONDON, Nov 12: A first-of-its-kind TV series that combines documentary with scripted drama is set to take audiences around the world on a new Mars mission from next week.

China launched its longest manned space mission on Monday, sending two astronauts into orbit to spend a month aboard a space laboratory that is part of a broader plan to have a permanent manned space station in service around 2022.

PARBAT, Aug 24: Mission Hospital based in Huwas of southern Parbat, which was closed during the Maoist insurgency citing security reasons, is yet to reopen.

Mahabir Pun on a mammoth mission

August 16, 2016 15:41 pm

Magsaysay award winner Mahabir Pun is active in rural areas of the country for 25 years with a roadmap and a dream of a prosperous Nepal. He argues that the dreams of Nepal becoming a developed country and the ambitious projects shared by former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli are possible.