KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The Government of Nepal (GoN) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) on Wednesday officially launched the MCC Nepal Compact Program, a program jointly funded by the GoN and the US government.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The scandal surrounding the acquisition of two wide-body aircraft by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) seven years ago has attracted the attention of the American government.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Brushing aside suggestions made by a section of people in Nepal that all the development assistances of the US government to Nepal are guided by geopolitical consideration, visiting USAID Administrator Samantha Power said on Wednesday that the investment made by the US government in Nepal is not the product of geopolitics but a testimony to its enduring commitment and partnership to help Nepal prosper and have better life for its people.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The US government has announced to provide nearly $60 million to advance democratic progress in Nepal. $40.2 million of the support announced by the visiting USAID Administrator Samantha Power is a part of the $659 million development objective agreement announced in 2022 for the next five years.

WILMINGTON, Del, Jan 15: President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan to end “a crisis of deep human suffering” by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic’s prolonged economic fallout.

BOISE, Idaho, Oct 24: The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge.

WASHINGTON, Aug 7: Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.

WASHINGTON, July 18: The government of India has agreed to allow U.S. air carriers to resume passenger services in the U.S.-India market starting July 23, the U.S. Transportation Department said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 9: The US government has announced an additional $5.5 million in new funding, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), to mitigate the secondary impacts of the spread of COVID-19 in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 20: The US government has announced an additional $1.8 million in assistance to bolster the Government of Nepal’s novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) readiness and response.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: As leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) remain sharply divided over a US$ 500 million grant offered by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, Pacific and Latin America for the MCC Jonathan Brooks has arrived in Kathmandu on Friday.

Listen to your comrades

February 3, 2020 09:48 am

While much of the focus of the central committee meeting of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) was centered on MCC grants of the US government and Indo Pacific Strategy, some of the leaders have voiced the concerns of the general public. They have raised the issue of corruption and accountability. They have concluded that many NCP leaders have amassed property illegally and demanded that all their leaders disclose their property details and party should form a powerful commission to probe their property.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: After its failure to forge a common understanding on the $500 million Millennium Challenge Compact (MCC) grant of the US government, the ruling Nepal Communist Party on Sunday formed a three-member committee to study the grant agreement. The committee has been given 10 days to come up with a solution.

BRUSSELS, Sept 4: China’s Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] on Tuesday said the U.S. government had instructed law enforcement to “coerce” and “entice” its employees to turn against the company, as it steps up its pushback against a U.S. campaign that could threaten its survival.

WASHINGTON, May 14: The social media giant Facebook Inc is headed toward an agreement with the U.S. government over its privacy policies and practices that would put it under 20 years of oversight, according to a source knowledgeable about the discussions.

WASHINGTON, Jan 21: Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he’d billed as a compromise.

WASHINGTON, Jan 12: The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess.

WASHINGTON, Jan 12: A partial shutdown of the U.S. government could slash job growth by as much as 500,000 in January and lift the unemployment rate above 4.0 percent unless the impasse in Washington is resolved before next Friday, economists warned.

WASHINGTON, Dec 23:  The federal government is expected to remain partially closed past Christmas Day in a protracted standoff over President Donald Trump’s demand for money to build a border wall with Mexico.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: By this time next year, the Bharatpur-Lothar section (border point of Makawanpur and Chitwan districts) of the East-West Highway will hopefully have a smoother road to move on after completion of road maintenance.