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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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: 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.
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
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.