King Prithvi Narayan Shah was a visionary to understand the sensitive geopolitics of Nepal. His Dibya Upadesh offers a prescription to carefully handle the relations with two neighbors. Geopolitics is a very sensitive issue in power dynamics. Prithvi Narayan had very clear understanding of it but his successors failed to understand the sensitivity of the matter and pushed the country into several problems.
ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, Aug 7: Pakistan said on Wednesday it would downgrade diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with arch-rival India after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested Kashmir region of special status.
Nepal and Qatar share multi-faceted relations. Over 500,000 Nepali migrant workers are said to be currently working in this Gulf nation. Besides exchange of high level visits to cement the ties, Nepal and Qatar have also been expanding various avenues of cooperation. The relations between the two countries have deepened further with Qatar establishing residential embassy in Nepal. As Qatar is celebrating its National Day – the birth day of its founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani on Tuesday, Republica talked to Ambassador of Qatar to Nepal Yousuf bin Mohamed al-Hail. Excerpts:
KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that Nepal and China are good friends and close neighbors, and the relation between the two countries is not only underpinned by interactions at political and official level but also at people to people level.
LHASA, TIBET, June 24: Government of both neighbours—China and India have called Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's slogan of 'prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis' as 'significant', while recognizing it at the government level.
Jaya Raj Acharya, Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown University, is a well-known scholar and former ambassador of Nepal to the United Nations. He has studied Nepal-India relations in depth. In the context of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, he shared his insights on multiple areas of Nepal-India relations with Mahabir Paudyal and Kosh Raj Koirala.
KATHMANDU, April 30: As Nepal's equidistant relations with its immediate neighbors have come under scrutiny especially after the new government came into place, top diplomats and foreign policy experts have advised the government not to make any compromise on the country's national interests in the name of equidistant relations with India and China.
Students’ main objective is to gain knowledge and elaborate wisdom as well as to get academic certificates from a college. The motto of joining a college may differ from one student to other. But most of the students receive knowledge from the educational institute. For that the institute must follow some essential norms for the betterment of both the sides in knowledge sharing process.
Time is most important factor for everyone that’s why we must do our works in time. For instance, a teacher must enter into the classroom in time and students should be punctual. It makes relation between a lecture and students stronger.
KATHMANDU, April 2: Newly-appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that there is no alternative to excellent bilateral relations between Nepal and India, despite some hiccups in the recent past.
KATHMANDU, March 29: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradip Gyawali has said that the bilateral relations between Nepal and India should be redefined and redesigned from the perspective of mutual economic benefits.
Even as effects of social media use on mental well-being is hotly debated, a new study says that spending too much time online can create problems in real life relationships of teenagers and vice versa. Results of a survey conducted by Professor Candice Odgers of University of California, Irvine and her colleagues showed teenagers from low-income families reported more physical fights, face-to-face arguments and trouble at school that spilled over from social media.
KATHMANDU, Jan 29: CPN (UML) chair and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has opined for maintaining the bilateral relations with neighbours on the basis of necessity and new principles instead of past practice.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Government of Nepal has welcomed the recent measures taken toward normalizing the relations between the Republic of Korea and Democratic People's Republic of Korea, including through the participation in the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Nepal and Burkina Faso established formal bilateral diplomatic relations today. Ambassador Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and Ambassador Yemdaogo Eric Tiare, Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations signed a Joint Communiqué to this effect at a brief ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations in New York, this morning.
Political thinker and CPN-UML Deputy General Secretary Ghanashyam Bhusal was one of the key negotiators who made the left alliance possible. After the alliance swept the elections of federal parliament and provincial assemblies, what challenges does he foresee on government formation and party unification? Thira L Bhusal and Mahabir Paudyal had caught up with him on Tuesday afternoon.
KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Nepal and the Bahamas have established diplomatic relations today. Ambassador Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations, and Ambassador Sheila Carey, Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations signed an instrument to this effect at a brief ceremony in New York, according to the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations, New York.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Nepal and the State of Eritrea have established diplomatic relations on October 31, Tuesday. With this, the number of countries with which Nepal has established diplomatic relations has now reached 152, including all original members of the United Nations.
KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA) Nepal and Uganda have established formal diplomatic relations on Tuesday. Nepal's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Durga Prasad Bhattarai and Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Uganda Dr Adonia Ayebare signed a joint communiqué to this effect at a brief ceremony in New York, according to a press statement issued by Nepal's Permanent Mission in New York.
KATHMANDU, April 4: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the media outlets should play constructive role to further strengthen the ties and for harmonious relations among the SAARC member states.
BEIJING, March 30: Despite concerns to the contrary in Nepal, Chinese foreign policy experts see Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's seven-day visit to China as a positive development in bilateral relations and in strengthening economic cooperation between the two neighbors.
KATHMANDU, Feb 8: With the informal deadline for the transfer of government leadership to the Nepali Congress (NC) fast approaching, relations between the two ruling parties-NC and CPN (Maoist Center) -have soured lately, multiple sources confirmed.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Stating that relations with both India and China are improving, Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat has said that Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to visit Nepal in the near future.
KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Even as the ruling coalition succeeded in tabling the constitution amendment bill as per the demand of the agitating parties, the relation between the ruling and the Madhesh-based parties has lately grown complicated.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Visiting Political Bureau and Secretariat member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Liu Qibao, wrapped up his three-day official visit to Nepal on Tuesday, marking the highest level visit of any Chinese leader to Kathmandu in the year 2016.
KATHMANDU, Oct 24: As Indian President prepares to visit Nepal after a hiatus of almost two decades, former diplomats and experts in Kathmandu see this as reflection of New Delhi's desire to improve 'troubled' relations between Nepal and India.
KAPLIVASTU, Oct 20: Proposed Ambassador of Nepal to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay has stressed the need to advance economic development sector by improving trilateral relations between Nepal, India and China.
KATHMANDU, Sept. 26: Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed confidence that Russia-Nepal relations would further develop fruitfully for the benefit of both countries in the interest of security and stability in South Asia.
NEW YORK, Sept 22: Nepal and El Salvador have established formal bilateral diplomatic relations. The two countries on Wednesday signed a joint communique to this effect on the sidelines of the ongoing 71st session of United Nations General Assembly (NGA) in New York.
KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The International Relations and Labor Committee under the Legislature- Parliament has directed the government to further strengthen diplomatic relations with neighboring countries—India and China, on the basis of constitution of Nepal, principles of the Charter of the United Nations and Panchasheel.
Senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vijay Jolly is no stranger to Nepal. His extensive ties with Nepali political leaders of all persuasions frequently bring him to Nepal. He was recently in Kathmandu to take part in the general convention of Nepal Family Party. Subhash Ghimire and Guna Raj Luitel caught up with the ex in-charge of BJP’s Foreign Cell to understand what the ruling party in India makes of recent political developments in Nepal.
A 26-year-old Public Relations professional, Rashmi Agrawal is currently working as the PR Manager at Kaymu Nepal. She joined the PR industry after completing Bachelor’s in Media Science from Kathmandu University in 2012. After an internship at Prisma Advertising, she moved on to organizations like ECS Media and Advantage Group.