KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Amid misleading news going viral in several online media platforms that its implementation would pave the way for deploying US military personnel in Nepal, the US Embassy in Kathmandu on Friday clarified that Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) does not have any military component.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Nepal has been selected for the FAO Regional Water Scarcity Programme in the Asia Pacific region.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The government has directed 18 gasoline stations that are operating at roadsides in Kathmandu Valley to relocate their operations to safer spots.

On IPS and MCC

January 12, 2020 09:32 am

The United States describes its Indo-Pacific strategy as “an ironclad and enduring commitment to” a region that spans from the Pacific Ocean to the Indian subcontinent. But while reading between the lines, the concept of Indo-Pacific gained momentum during 2000s when Chinese maritime expansion started to challenge United State’s primacy in the Western Pacific.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has sent a message of condolence to the governor general of Australia, David Hurley, on the loss of human lives, floras and faunas, and large-scale displacement of people, extensive damages to property and other infrastructure by a bushfire.

122 Chinese nationals deported

January 9, 2020 08:05 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Three days after the District Administration Office (DAO) released 122 Chinese nationals, who were arrested earlier on the charge of being involved in suspicious activities including cyber crimes, the Department of Immigration (DoI) deported them to China on Wednesday evening.

Understanding Chinese ambition

January 8, 2020 08:42 am

Strategic culture, Professor Colin S Gray says, “rests primarily upon the interpretation of history and history’s geography.” In September 1949, the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference met in its first session in Beijing to make final preparations to declare the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949. It adopted the Common Program stating: “The principle of the foreign policy of the People’s Republic of China is protection of the independence, freedom, integrity of territory and sovereignty of the country, upholding of lasting international peace and friendly cooperation between the people of all countries, and opposition to the imperialist policy of aggression and war.”

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Continuous snowfall coupled with rainfall has affected people's normal life across the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Of the total 55 domestic airports currently in operation across the country, the runways of 34 airports have been blacktopped.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The owner of Annapurna Sugar Mill Rakesh Agrawal has informed the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS) that a total of Rs 5 million due amount has been paid to the sugarcane farmers on Thursday and Friday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Bouddhanath Development Committee has welcomed Visit Nepal Year 2020 formally by lighting ten thousand of candles on Bouddhanath premises on Thursday evening.

Bitter struggle behind sweet sugar

January 2, 2020 20:02 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Sugarcane means raw material for sugar. And, sugar tastes sweet. However, the very sugar these days features the bitter struggle of sugarcane farmers. Yes, the farmers for having been unpaid for years for their harvest sold to the sugar mills are now staging days-long sit-in at the Maiti Ghar Mandala in the heart of the capital.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The presence of aquatic birds in the country's wetlands looks fascinating, as the migratory birds have arrived in search of warm habitat, food and good environment for reproduction.

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: The much-awaited and ambitious campaign in Nepal's tourism sector Visit Nepal Year (VNY) 2020 has been formally inaugurated by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari amidst a grand function organized at the Dasharath Stadium, Tripureshwor in the capital on Wednesday.

Kathmandu, Dec 27: The state would get around Rs 4.32 billion benefit directly and indirectly from the agreement to extend the term of lease agreement of Gorkarna Forest Resort, according to the Office of the Nepal Trust. The lease term of the agreement was extended for an additional 25 years by the cabinet's decision held on December 9 based on the legal provision that new agreement can be signed before the termination of the old agreement.

The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is marking its fourth anniversary tomorrow. It is said the Authority set up after the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake has completed 83 percent of the reconstruction works related to the private houses and other sectors, and the remaining work is ongoing in an expeditious manner.

A total of three movies and a documentary will be screened amid the festival.

Make tourists feel at home

December 26, 2019 08:55 am

Much awaited Visit Nepal 2020, the national event that aims to bring as many as two million tourists to Nepal in 2020, is beginning right next week.

Nepal will witness partial solar eclipse on Thursday. According to BP Koirala Memorial Planetarium, Observatory and Science Museum Development committee, the solar eclipse can be witnessed from 8:43 am to 11:33 am in Kathmandu, from 8:38 am to 11:19 am in Mahendranagar, from 8:48 am to 11:27 am in Bhadrapur. Although this is an annular solar eclipse, Nepal will witness the partial solar eclipse.

Nepali junior shuttlers win silver

December 23, 2019 13:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The pair of Jessika Gurung and Rashila Maharjan has bagged silver medal in the Bangladesh Junior International Series Badminton Championship organized in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, DEC 23:  A 20-year-old college student has died this morning after being hit by a passenger bus at Sukedhara in the capital.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed 206 cases against individuals for their alleged involved in corruption and irregularities in the first five months of the current fiscal year – FY2019/20.

Hospitality Nepal Contest begins

December 22, 2019 18:02 pm

The fourth edition of Hospitality Nepal Contest began here on Saturday. The contest is organized by the AP Entertainment.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Parliamentary committee on Development and Technology on Friday held a discussion on frequent road accidents.

‘Today's Woman Mrs Nepal UK’ Binu Lamichhane is going to represent Nepal at 42nd edition of Mrs Universe 2019 competition.

DEC 18: Veteran climbers of Mount Everest are skeptical that proposed new regulations by the Nepalese government to tighten the permit process for adventurers will address the root causes of this year’s heavy death toll on the world’s tallest peak.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Nepal and Oman have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on labor, tourism cooperation and visa waiver for the holders of diplomatic and official passports. The two countries signed the MoUs during the visit of Foreign Secretary Shanker Bairagi to Oman

Miss Nepal Anushka Shrestha has to satisfy with the top 12 title of the Miss World 2018, London on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing its citizens to be enlisted in the British army, before a planned recruitment of Nepali women in the Brigade of Gurkhas for the first time in two centuries, the Himalayan country’s foreign minister said.

The eighth edition of IME Nepal Literature Festival (NLF), organized by the Bookworm Foundation and Random Readers’ Society, is all ready to mesmerize the Lake City of Pokhara from December 13 to 16.

Nepal's gold medalists at 13th SAG

December 11, 2019 09:29 am

Nepal's gold medalists at 13th SAG

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Nepal completed its most successful South Asian Games (SAG) with a record 51 golds, 20 more than the record total tally at the eighth edition of the event, with a momentous closing ceremony held at the Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwar on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepal won a bronze medal in the men's basketball under the 13th South Asian Games (SAG).

Nepal one step away from final

December 8, 2019 09:22 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: A stunning header from center back Ananta Tamang all but secured a final place for Nepal with a 2-1 comeback win over the Maldives, but will have to wait until Sunday to see its fate decided when it takes on Bangladesh in the men’s football competition at the 13th South Asian Games (SAG).

Bogati wins gold in marathon

December 8, 2019 07:47 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Teary eyes, tired body. The first success. The very first gold.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Nepal’s hopes of winning gold medal in cricket was dashed after a 44-run defeat against Bangladesh U-23 team in the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) men’s cricket held at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Saturday. Nepal was limited to 111 runs for the loss of nine wickets after Bangladesh posted a total of 155 runs batting first.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7 : Nepal's Syantu Shrestha and Purushottam Bajracharya won a bronze medal each in men's single table tennis under the 13th South Asian Games underway in Kathmandu.

Govt seeks support of foreign missions

December 5, 2019 12:11 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Bhattarai, has urged foreign diplomats in Nepal to help the country in making 'Visit Nepal Year 2020' a success.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Nepali team were held to 1-1 draw by Sri Lanka during the Men’s Football match held under the 13th South Asian Games in Kathmandu today.

Nepal bags two gold medals in Wushu

December 3, 2019 16:22 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 3 : Nepal has won two gold medals in Wushu in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games, 2019.

Nepal wins bronze in athletics

December 3, 2019 16:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 3 : Nepal has bagged a bronze medal in athletics in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games. Tanka Karki bagged the medal in the men's 1,500 meters race, clocking 3 minutes 59.20 seconds.

Nepal wins gold, silver in duathlon

December 3, 2019 16:08 pm

POKHARA, Dec 3 : Nepal has won a gold and a silver in duathlon in men's sprint distance category in the ongoing 13th South Asian Games in Pokhara. Likewise, in women's category, Nepal won a silver medal.

DHARAN, Dec 2: Tilak Rai of Nepali Congress has been elected as the mayor of Dharan sub-metropolitan city in the by-polls.

Significance of SAG

December 2, 2019 10:04 am

Nepal is in the midst of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG). With its formal inauguration by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Sunday, the country has become the venue of a mega South Asian event happening in Nepal in 20 years.

Bollywood actress Daisy Shah in Nepal

December 1, 2019 20:00 pm

Bollywood actress Daisy Shah who starred with Salman Khan in ‘Jai Ho’ and ‘Race 3’ arrived in Nepal on Saturday to perform at the ‘Celebrities Event’ held at Bhairahawa.

Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody in Nepal

November 30, 2019 21:00 pm

Oscar-winning American actor/producer Adrien Brody is currently in Nepal.  He arrived in Nepal a week ago for trekking in Everest Base Camp (EBC).

Tread with caution

November 30, 2019 11:36 am

Border problems should not be allowed to damage the cordial relations between India and Nepal

How not to judge movies

November 28, 2019 09:15 am

Today’s movies are getting international recognition and awards not just because of their quality but also for globalization and easy access to international platforms

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Nepal national cricket team is preparing for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) with a realistic chance of winning its first gold ever, as the Asian heavyweights India and Pakistan withdrew their participation in the event to be held from December 1 to 10 at TU Cricket Ground in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Senior journalist and children litterateur Vinaya Kumar Kasajoo passed away on Tuesday.