KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Sompal Kami smashed a scintillating half-century off 38 deliveries to register his first and Nepal’s fastest half-century in ODI cricket to propel Nepal to one run win in the second ODI match against the hosts the Netherlands played at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen on Friday. Nepal drew the two match series 1-1.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Tri-Chandra College, once the pride of Nepal's education, is in dire straits today, requiring urgent renovation to revive its past glory in academic excellence, innovative logistic facilities and other vibrant academic activities.

MALAYSIA, Aug 1: A meeting between Bestinet Sdn Bhd and Nepal government officials to reverse a decision to bar its workers from coming to Malaysia has failed to yield any result.

Nepal will play their first-ever One-Day International game against the Netherlands on Wednesday (August 1) but Paras Khadka, their captain, believes this is just the beginning for his side. Nepal had secured the ODI status by beating Papua New Guinea in the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Harare in March this year.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The virtual finale between Nepal and the Netherlands ended with a no-result after 16.4 overs as rain kept intermitting Nepal’s first T20 International match in three years at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali stressed on the importance of Nepal’s relations with European Union Nations, United Nations, and international organizations in the Regional Conference of Nepali Ambassadors based in Europe in Brussels, Belgium.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Nepal national cricket team’s first ever One-Day International match against the Netherlands is set to be streamed live on the host-nation based streaming site (livebroadcast.nl). The Royal Dutch Cricket Association (Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB)) confirmed the broadcast through its official twitter handle on Friday.

Nepal's stolen gods

July 23, 2018 12:40 pm

Since the 1980s, authorities estimate thieves have plundered tens of thousands of Nepalese antiquities.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun, and Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Peter Budd, held discussion on the matters of collaboration in energy and hydropower sector.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Nepal's legendary all-rounder Shakti Prasad Gauchan announced his retirement from international cricket amid a farewell function in Kathmandu on Wednesday for the national cricket team before its Europe tour.

KATHMANDU, July 12: CPN Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal urged the World Bank's representatives to consider investment in Nepal's highly prioritized sectors, stating that Nepal has already paved its path towards economic prosperity.

MP Events and Entertainment is all set to organize ‘Nepal’s Next Superstar’.

KATHMANDU, July 11: In 2015, the Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project (KVRIP) decided to build two sets of network arc bridges along the eight-lane Tinkune-Maitighar road section to facilitate the traffic along the busy road. These bridges are said to be the first-of-its-kind to be constructed in Nepal.

Nepal golfer Pratima Sherpa grew up around golf, literally. The 17-year-old lives with her parents in a maintenance shed at the Royal Nepal Golf Club.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, has said Nepal's peace process is highly successful on the contemporary global scene and Nepal has realized the need of its internationalization.

KATHMANDU, July 2: The government has urged the Japanese government to provide support in Nepal's energy sector.

BEIJING June 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's China visit this time has internationalized Nepal's agenda of prosperity.

The sausage vine plant, a huge hit among gardeners in the United Kingdom (U.K.), originates from the jungles of Nepal, yet it remains in relative obscurity there due to lack of awareness and proper promotion.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil aviation, Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, has said that International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has removed Nepal's aviation sector from Significant Safety Concern (SSC) list.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that any attempts to foil Nepal’s sovereignty and unity were “intolerable and unacceptable”. Addressing the provincial assembly in Province 1, Oli vowed to act against any groups or parties that were attempting to affect Nepal’s unity by brewing factionalism and disharmony.

KATHMANDU, June 7: It has already been 100 years since Tri-Chandra College, the first college of Nepal, was established and from the same year the higher education was formally introduced in Nepal.

Nepal’s political paradox

June 7, 2018 01:00 am

Nepali communists have come to power through elections. Instead of democracy killing communism, communism here has thrived under democracy

KATHMANDU, June 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has highlighted Nepal's contribution to the world environment protection and conservation efforts.

KATHMANDU, June 1: An interactive map produced by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies shows that Nepal’s temperatures rose from -0.124 (-17.8466667 degree Celsius) degree Fahrenheit to 0.781 (-17.3438889 degree Celsius) degree Fahrenheit in 2017.

Martin Perschler directs the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, a cultural heritage preservation grant program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State. In Nepal, it has provided financial and technical assistance for reconstruction of Gaddi Baithak at Hanuman Dhoka and other heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala met with Perschler to discuss various aspects of heritage reconstruction and study of architecture and history.

Nepal’s growth path

May 20, 2018 02:00 am

In addition to investment in primary sector, government needs to invest in service and industrial sectors to attain sustainable growth

Biratnagar was the hotbed of democratic movements in the early 1980s. Leaders like BP Koirala and GP Koirala were mounting pressure against the Panchayat regime to hold a referendum. This was also the place where young theater artists staged plays, sometimes critical of the regime, which irritated the local authorities.

Nepal’s fault lines

May 8, 2018 01:00 am

What is the guarantee that the communist front can pull on till the end of their term, united or disunited?

KATHMANDU, May 4: Economic expert Sujeev Shakya has come up with an analytical comment on Nepal's economic history and current financial trends in his new book, 'Arthat Arthatantra’.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Construction has started on a 25MW solar PV project in Nepal, the largest ever in the country.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Nepal and India have agreed to make amendments to the bilateral Treaty of Transit to further facilitate transit movement of Nepal's trade with third countries.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The oldest and biggest government hospital, Bir Hospital, has begun Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) diagnosis for lung and chest patients for the first time in the country.

US-Bangla Airlines yesterday raised questions over the primary investigation report of the Nepalese authorities on the March 12 crash of its plane at Kathmandu airport that left 51 dead, 27 of them Bangladeshis.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Nepal’s Ravin Shrestha became the first and the only gold medalist for Nepal in the eighth South Asian Judo Championship on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 7: President of India, Ram Nath Kovind said that India was willing to expand cooperation that was in line with Nepal’s priorities to ensure stability and economic prosperity in the Himalayan nation.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that there will be no new agreements or understandings during his state visit to India that will humiliate Nepal or undermine her standing and dignity.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli shared that a basic principle that guided Nepal’s foreign policy with its neighbors was friendship that was based on equality and mutual interest, including adherence to international treaties that the country is part of.

Nepal’s railway dream

March 31, 2018 01:01 am

Having rails is what we will have to strive for ultimately but at the moment it is important to make provisions to address the urgent needs of people

In Nepal’s first oil spill accident, police of Udayapur at Ghurmi are in high alert of possible fire.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said that all the activities of his government shall be founded on the six fundamental pillars for achieving the motto of “Prosperous Nepal, happy Nepali”.

KATHMANDU, March 26: CPN-UML has taken serious exception to the report submitted by EU-EOM on observations of the elections of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Expressing serious concerns over the recommendations made by the European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) in its final election observation report, Prime Minister KP Oli said the report 'directly undermines Nepal's sovereignty and constitution' and urged the EUEOM to reconsider the report.

Nepal’s pro-China myth

March 19, 2018 01:30 am

It is meaningless to label political parties and government heads with ‘pro-China’ or ‘pro-India’ tags. As long as they are pro-people, they deserve full support from all

Dhaka Medical College Hospital's Forensic Medicine Department Associate Professor Dr Sohel Mahmud, who is now in Nepal with a team of Bangladeshi doctors, talk about the the autopsies and handover of the bodies of the victims of last week’s US-Bangla Airlines plane crash.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Nepal’s bid to remain the poorest has succeeded after the United Nations (UN) Committee for Development Policy (CDP) did not recommend the country to the UN Economic and Social Council for graduation from the category of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

POKHARA, March 16: Turkish Airway's airliner had an accident at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) about three years ago.  All the passengers in the aircraft were unharmed. However, as the plane remained grounded at TIA for a few days, larger aircraft could not approach the runway, which affected the tourism sector greatly as the tourist season in Nepal was approaching.

KATHMANDU, March 14: The World Bank has made public its Nepal Systematic Country Diagnostic (SCD) report, recommending six areas where action is required to give an impetus to growth, to accelerate poverty reduction, to address sources of fragility, and to reduce vulnerability.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: On Friday, Nepalese vehemently expressed their anger in a video that had surfaced their news feed on the International Women’s Day. The video: a 18 year girl, accused of being a witch was beaten for hours by Ram Bahadur Chaudhary who claimed to be a ‘baba’. The girl, Radha Chaudhary from Ghodaghodi municipality, Kailali was taken to the district hospital.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: Nepal’s hope of advancing into next round of ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers has taken significant dent after a six-wicket loss to Afghanistan at Bulawayo Athletic Club, Zimbabwe on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 9: Scotland skipper Kyle Coetzer made an unbeaten 88 runs to lead his team to the third win of ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers against Nepal by four wickets in Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo on Thursday. Scotland has become the first nation to reach the second round of the qualifiers known as Super Sixes. The 33-year-old right-handed batsman held the Scotland innings together and carried his bat throughout the chase smashing seven boundaries and three sixes. He was adjudged the player-of-the-match.