Maintaining a delicate balance between the immediate and extended neighborhood is the best way for Nepal to realize its national interest objectives.

CHITWAN, Nov 28: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Ghanashyam Bhusal has stressed on a hard-hitting policy to reform the agriculture sector.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The government has stepped up preparation to sign a pact on Double Tax Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Malaysia, Singapore and England in the current fiscal year.

The Kathmandu Valley has so far reported 546 COVID-19 deaths

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The Kathmandu Valley on Saturday recorded the lowest temperature so far in the winter this year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Referring to the recent report of Transparency International that the corruption perception had increased significantly in Nepal in the past 12 months, a civil society group has alleged that Prime Minister K P Oli had himself obstructed anti-graft bodies of the government to probe cases of big corruption in the country.

Kumari tradition is not as barbaric as it is portrayed. But why is it still considered as an inhuman example of child abuse in UN reports?

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Vitamin 'A' is being administered to over 2.71 million children aged between six months to 59 months throughout the country Thursday and Friday.

Rely on youth

November 27, 2020 07:38 am

Enabled by youth, local forums can help generate a new sense of civic engagement focused on achieving the Agenda 2030.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai has claimed that the earthquake-damaged cultural and religious heritages would be reconstructed within two years.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: As many as 1,514 more people were diagnosed with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The ratio of revenue mobilisation to the gross domestic product (GDP) stood at 22.33 percent during fiscal year 2019/20 following a slump in revenue collection due to COVID-19. This is less than 1.65 percent point as compared to the previous year.

GORKHA, Nov 26: Even as the the government is introducing stringent laws against the preparators of this crime, the number of rape cases in Gorkha district has shown no sign of abating.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The sky at most of the places of the country will remain partly to generally cloudy while some places of high-hilly and mountainous areas will experience light snowfall on Thursday due to the influence of the Westerly wind.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The perception of people who think government corruption is a big issue in Nepal has increased significantly in Nepal in the past one year, according to the report-- Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – Asia-- released by Transparency International (TI) on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal’s Sapana Roka Magar has been named as one of the 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

LAHAN, Nov 24: The dead body of a six-year-old girl, who was kidnapped from Bardibas-14 of Mahottari district, was found on Monday evening.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The National Examination Board (NEB) is conducting the board examination of grade 12 students from Tuesday amid the heightened risk of coronavirus infection. The exams will end on December 1.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepal and India have jointly announced the two-day Nepal visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla beginning November 26. This will be the first visit of the Indian foreign secretary to Nepal since he assumed office.

POKHARA, Nov 23: A person died and another sustained injuries in a paragliding accident in Pokhara on Monday.

COVID-19 recovery rate in Nepal stands at 90.9 percent

TAPLEJUNG, Nov 23: Stating that his resignation was sought as “some people were scared by the popularity of the current government”, Prime Minister K P Oli has said that the current government will not change in any circumstances. Prime Minister Oli also termed those making allegations that his government did nothing as “a bunch of jobless people seeking to bring instability in the country.”

Hunger is more dreadful than any disease, forcing us to leave our homeland, they say

574 street children rescued since 2016

November 22, 2020 16:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The government's campaign to make the country free of street children is gaining momentum with the implementation of related programs.

RASUWA, Nov 22:  The hotels in the Langtang region, one of the favorite travel destinations in Nepal, are all set to resume their services from Sunday.

LUMBINI, Nov 21: Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is eagerly waiting for tourists following its reopening after being closed for eight months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Nepal will participate in the 25th World Powerlifting Championship 2020 to be held in Maharashtra in India from December 4 to 7.

NCP won’t split: Vice-chairman Gautam

November 21, 2020 17:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Vice-chairman of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Bamdev Gautam has said that the party will not split though the party has been facing intraparty rifts in recent days.

The Kathmandu Valley has reported 46.54 percent of the total confirmed cases in the country

Devotees wish for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic as they worship the Sun god to conclude the Chhath festival

Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum say that failure to prosecute those responsible for conflict-era crimes is enabling fresh abuses in Nepal

The visit comes in the wake of Chinese government mouthpiece - Global Times - accusing forces within Nepal and beyond of provoking Nepal against China over what it said was a ‘fabricated’ border encroachment in Humla district.

Of 10,340 PCR tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1,945 people tested positive for COVID-19; case tally advances to 216,965

Gold price goes down

November 20, 2020 15:58 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The price of gold has decreased on Friday as well. The price of the yellow metal declined by Rs 400 per tola today as compared to Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Department of Drug Administration has banned the sale and distribution of hand sanitizers produced by six companies.

Chhath festival being observed today

November 20, 2020 12:30 pm

JANAKPURDHAM, Nov 19: The festival of purity, goodwill and faith, Chhath is being observed with high regard and much fanfare on Friday.

Cycling to Tilicho? (PHOTO FEATURE)

November 19, 2020 19:50 pm

POKHARA, Nov 19: Can one reach Tilicho Lake, one of the world’s highest-altitude lakes, on a bicycle? Many may not dare. But there are some adventure-lovers who have converted the dream into a rare feat.

Gold price slumps Rs 700 per tola

November 19, 2020 18:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The price of gold went down in the domestic market on Thursday. The news of the successful test of the vaccine against coronavirus in the international media had its impact on gold price as well.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The total number of people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Nepal has reached 215,020 as 2,103 more people tested positive for the virus during the 9,805 real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests carried out across the country in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The mercury continues to dip throughout the country including in the Kathmandu Valley. The minimum temperature in Kathmandu was 5.6 degrees Celsius, the lowest temperature so far this year. On Wednesday, the lowest temperature in the Valley was 6.0 degrees Celsius.

When will Nepal rise?

November 19, 2020 07:08 am

It's important to rise. But where is the possibility? Who is the possibility? Where are the forces with vision and humility?

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Ministry of Health and Population on Monday confirmed 1,197 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease in the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Rainfall is forecast in most of the places of the country in the next three days due to the influence of the Westerly wind, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology stated in its weather bulletin on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Nepal reported 1,477 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15:Eight more Nepali nations in India succumbed to COVID-19 last week, taking the fatality caseload among the Nepalis abroad to 293 as of Saturday evening.

DHARAN, Nov 14: A 19-year-old COVID-19 infected new mother has died in Dharan. She died today at Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), confirmed BPKIHS’s joint-spokesperson Dr Aashish Shrestha.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: As many as 1,946 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were detected in Nepal in the past 24 hours.

Some leaders are accusing China of land grab without verified and substantiated proof, while Nepali Congress leadership is pretending ignorance. What is it thinking?

There are more Nepali artworks around the world waiting to be brought back, such as three pieces of a 300-year old ancient pauwa art stolen from Itumbahal in Kathmandu in 1979.

Keeping diabetes at bay

November 14, 2020 08:25 am

Let’s take at least a half an hour brisk walk every day, eat healthy diet, avoid alcohol, tobacco, consume plenty amount of fruits and vegetables.