KATHMANDU, June 8: Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar defended the mural depicting the concept of 'Akhand Bharat' in the new Parliament building, asserting its significance.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The 15 Murrah buffalo bulls to be given from the Government of India to the Government of Nepal would be used for crossbreeding through artificial insemination in as high as 100,000 buffaloes and to increase milk production.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Maha Prasad Adhikari has said that the agreement between Nepal and India on cross-border digital payments will facilitate payments between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Indian actress Bhagyashree has arrived in Nepal to participate in a ceremony to be held in Kathmandu.

BEDKOT, June 4: An agreement reached between Nepal and India to construct a dry port at Dodhara Chandani in Kanchanpur has sent waves of happiness to the locals.

Nepal's recent agreement with India to construct petroleum pipelines and storage facilities at a significant cost raises concerns about resource allocation efficiency. While the intention may be to ensure a smooth supply of petroleum products, it is essential to consider alternative solutions that align with Nepal's national interests.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu organized an Alumni Get-Together to honor Nepalese nationals who graduated from various educational institutions in Pakistan. The event took place on Saturday.

A Landmark Agreement

June 3, 2023 07:30 am

The long-term energy agreement reached between Nepal and India marks a significant milestone in the bilateral relations between the two countries. India’s commitment to purchase 10,000 megawatts of electricity from Nepal over the next decade paves the way for harnessing Nepal’s immense hydro potential and ensures a guaranteed market for its electricity.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Social media influencers from different countries have visited Nepal in accordance with the collaboration of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) with USAID for the promotion of Nepal's tourism and business and competitive partnership program. After visiting the major tourist destinations of Nepal, they responded that Nepal is truly a mine of natural beauty.

KATHMANDU, June 1: An agreement has been reached between Nepal and India for the construction of two important pipelines in the ongoing India visit of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

CHITWAN, June 1: Experts have warned that the risk of food crisis will increase in Nepal this year. They claim that agricultural production will decrease due to less than average rainfall predicted this year.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Nepal is among the countries that are at high risk of climate change due to its geographical topography and geomorphologic characteristics. According to the latest statistics, the annual average temperature of Nepal has increased by 0.056 degrees Celsius.

KATHMANDU, May 29: The 16th Republic Day is being marked nationwide by organizing several programs today.

RAUTAHAT, May 28: The meeting of border security officials of Nepal and India has been held in Sitamarhi, Bihar, India.

As events continue to unfold in Nepal, particularly concerning the fake Bhutanese refugee scandal, there is a growing public and media pressure to ensure justice is served during the upcoming hearing and prosecution. While it is crucial to uphold the principle of "innocent until proven guilty," concerns are arising among the public that the perpetrators may evade accountability.

KATHMANDU, May 26: Smart watches worth over Rs 330 million have entered Nepal in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year 2022/23 (from mid-July 2022 to mid-April 2023).

KATHMANDU, May 26: Although the Tatopani trade route between Nepal and China has been put into operation, the poor condition of the road has increased the risk of accidents.

Nepal Needs Sustainable Tourism

May 26, 2023 09:00 am

According to the travel guide, LonelyPlanet, Nepal is ranked at the fifth position among the top ten destinations in the world to visit for.

Boosting domestic agricultural production is not a choice; it is an imperative for our nation's security, stability, and economic prosperity. The time has come for the government to translate its promises into meaningful action and seize this opportunity to transform our agricultural sector and pave the way for a self-reliant and prosperous Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 25:  Ambassador of Nepal to India Dr Shankar Sharma has paid a courtesy call on Indian External Affairs Subramaniam Jaishankar in New Delhi on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, May 24: Nepal has reached the semi-finals of the NSC-CAVA Women's Volleyball Challenge Cup tournament.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Nepal’s per capita public debt increased four-folds in the past one decade, mainly due to an increasing unproductive spending along with slow growth in the government revenue collection.

In the past 10 months of the current fiscal year (FY 2022/23), Nepal has witnessed a concerning trend: over 660,000 Nepalis leaving the country in search of overseas employment opportunities. The number does not include those leaving the country as students, with many of them choosing to settle in other countries.

A society, where exploitation and inequality are at its highest level and unemployment is a major problem, can hardly appeal to the people to stay within the country with a hungry stomach and under such conditions. They would certainly try to migrate to other countries in search of a better life.

The world's forest area is shrinking due to population growth and natural disasters, but in Nepal, it has actually increased. A report published in 2015, based on a forest resources survey conducted from 2010 to 2014, showed that Nepal's forest area has rapidly expanded, thanks to the successful implementation of community forestry practices in the country.

JHAPA, May 20: Nepal’s trade deficit with Bhutan is over Rs 126 billion in the past five years. Exports and imports with Bhutan and Bangladesh are taking place through Kakadbhitta transit in the eastern border of the country.

Nepal is strategically located between the emerging Asian giants: China and India. It has maintained cordial people-to-people relations with both countries. Nepal's geostrategic position not only attracts the attention of Asian rivals India and China but also the interest of global powers.

Sports for Unity

May 18, 2023 18:30 pm

Despite being rocked by one scandal after another, ranging from match-fixing to rape charges, Nepal's sports community has consistently united the country in matters pertaining to national pride, although the country is deeply divided politically.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The registration of Yatri Motorcycles, which had been halted for a long time due to the failure to show the import certificate, was finally completed on Tuesday.

The past year was marked by high hopes for achieving a notable goal in the energy business, in line with the aspirations of the nation. The achievements of last year have largely established the confidence that the development of the energy sector can make the nation prosperous.

JHAPA, May 16: The administrators of the border districts of Nepal and India have agreed to evacuate the no-man's-land area and to repair the collapsed border pillars.

Whether a person is seeking an adrenaline-rushing adventure or finding peace through tranquil nature, Nepal is the perfect destination. Home to breathtaking mountain ranges, including Mt. Everest, the country offers diverse cultures among various ethnic groups and religions coexisting harmoniously. Nepali people are also renowned for their warm hospitality and friendly nature. The country leaves a lasting impression on any visitor since opening its borders to foreigners in the 1950s.

In the jungle of corruption

May 13, 2023 08:45 am

With the unfolding of high voltage “fake refugee scandal” corruption or rather anti-corruption cacophony is out there in the streets, in the parliament and in the media. In fact, it is the talk of the town.

KATHMANDU May 12: Air pollution in Nepal is starting to worsen again with the increased fire incidents and lack of rain. According to the latest data, the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Patan, Lalitpur is 176, Kirtipur, Kathmandu 163, Narayani 171 and Dhankuta 155.

Nepal is afflicted by a distressing malady. The unchecked dominance of untrammeled rationalism has worsened societal problems, causing increased suffering for its people. Adding to the concerns is the looming presence of unregulated Artificial Intelligence (AI), which poses a threat to humanity.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Nepal and Bangladesh will be finalizing the investment modality for the Sunkoshi-3 Hydropower Project in the bilateral energy talks that will kick off on Monday.

Kathmandu, May 11: The Nepal cricket team are preparing to visit South Africa ahead of the World Cup Qualifier for warm-up matches.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal received remittance worth Rs 109.07 billion just in one month between mid-March and mid-April.

I moved to Nepal after a corporate life in the United States to grow old with Nepal, not considering the roads and certainly not knowing that I might get myself killed here. Thousands of meticulously calculated tenders are flying around offices, government bids and policies: Does any of them care about lives? Hardly!

Expenditure made by the government on infrastructure and development projects is referred to as public capital expenditure. This spending is primarily focused on areas such as roads, bridges, buildings, communication, energy, and irrigation. Capital expenditure plays a crucial role in boosting production, income, and employment within the economy.

The upcoming budget for the fiscal year 2023/24 is a topic of great importance and concern for the people of Nepal. With the country facing numerous challenges, it is imperative that the government takes a human-centered approach to development and austerity measures in the new budget, as suggested by several lawmakers in both the National Assembly and the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, May 9: A study conducted recently has shown that the number of women journalists covering foreign affairs and security is dismal in Nepal even as there is significant participation of women journalist in Nepali media.

If you're searching for a country that puts kindergarten classrooms to shame with its rule overload, Nepal is your jackpot! It's like the lawyers in this country are playing an epic game of "Keep Up with the Laws" that even they can't win.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Former Additional Inspector General (AIG) of Nepal Police, Bigyan Raj Sharma has claimed that two people arrested by the police in connection with the fake Bhutanese refugees scam earlier were released under political pressure when Nepali Congress (NC) leader Bal Krishna Khand was serving as the home minister.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The ongoing scandal involving fake Bhutanese refugees has sent shockwaves through Nepal's political landscape, with allegations of involvement of leaders of both the ruling and opposition parties.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Bollywood actor Amir Khan has arrived in Nepal.

It seems Nepal has started taking steps in the right direction when it comes to promoting electric vehicles (EVs) and building the necessary infrastructure to support EV transportation. According to a recent news report, the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is preparing to bring into operation 51 more fast charging stations within the next month.

KATHMANDU, May 5: President Ramchandra Paudel has said it is a matter of pride for all Nepali people to note that Nepal is the birthplace of Gautam Buddha – who is respected as the apostle of global peace.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepal has been selected for the Asia Cup after its 7-wicket victory over the UAE in the final match of the ACC Men’s Premier Cup held at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Tuesday. Nepal’s crushing victory in the reserve-day match due to rainfall on Monday not only saw the hosts lift the title but also qualify for Asia’s biggest tournament for the second time after 2014.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Nepal has been selected for Asia Cup by defeating UAE in the final of ACC Premier Cup. Today, Nepal defeated UAE by 7 wickets and won the title and was selected for the Asia Cup.