Nation & Society


Chinese INGO seeks congenial policies to work in Nepal Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

BEIJING: The only Chinese INGO operating in Nepal, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA), has urged both the Nepalese and Chinese governments to bring forth policies that help it work easily and effectively in Nepal particularly in this period of post-quake reconstruction. “Because..

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Yoga necessary at school level: PM Deuba Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today said the knowledge of yoga and its exercise must be taught to students at the school level. During a yoga camp held to mark the International Yoga Day here, PM Deuba insisted that the practice of yoga must be taught at school level mindful of its..

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Nepal-China consultation mechanism meeting kicks off Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The 11th meeting of the Diplomatic Consultation Mechanism has kicked off in the Capital today. The meeting that is taking place after a hiatus of four years, would review the Nepal-China relations, political relations, and the latest political developments. The meeting would be led..

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Two RJP-Nepal cadres arrested Sunday, June 18th, 2017

DHANGADHI: Police have today arrested two central committee members of the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal for carrying out activities to obstruct the filing of nominations by candidates standing in the second phase of local level elections. The arrested are Foniram Chaudhary and Sunita Chaudhary...

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Women’s competitive ability has improved: President Bhandari Saturday, June 17th, 2017

GENEVA: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday said women's political participation in Nepal has seen an extensive improvement after they were provided with reservation under positive discrimination as compared to full competitive participation. At a programme hosted by Nepali Ambassador to..

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Make arrangements for reliable security: CEC Yadav

KATHMANDU: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has directed the concerned officials to make arrangements for a reliable security during the second round of local level elections. CEC Yadav issued this directive while speaking in the meeting of the High-level Election Security..

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Dahal urges Baidhya, Chand for party unification Saturday, June 10th, 2017

KATHMANDU: CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that his party was taking special initiative to integrate and organise Nepal's communist movement. At a programme organised to welcome cadres from different political parties in the Maoist Centre at his residence in Lazimpat on..

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Nepal hosts tourism promotion program in Guangzhou

KATHMANDU: Nepali Ambassador to China, Mr Leela Mani Paudyal has said Nepal has planned to launch a campaign targeting 300 million Buddhist believers in China with a view to encourage them to visit Lumbini. While welcoming the participants at a tourism promotion program ( in Nepal) jointly..

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US Ambassador calls on PM Deuba Friday, June 9th, 2017

KATHMANDU: US Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B Teplitz, has called on Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday. During the meeting held at PM’s office Singha Durbar, PM Deuba expressed gratitude to the US government for its assistance in various sectors in Nepal...

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High-level panel to look into migrants’ issues Thursday, June 8th, 2017

KATHMANDU: In his first decision upon assuming office on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara formed a high-level panel to look into problems facing the Nepali migrant workers. The panel--whose members are included from Foreign Affairs, Home,..

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Nikita Chandak Crowned Miss Nepal 2017 Friday, June 2nd, 2017

KATHMANDU: Nikita Chandak won the title of Miss Nepal 2017 as she overcame other 19 contestants at the beauty pageant’s grand finale held in Kathmandu this evening. The 20-year-old Nikita from Morang, Eastern part of Nepal, beat 19 other contestants to win the coveted title in the final..

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Efforts on to operate Medical College-Dr KC

DHANGADI: Prof Govinda KC of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital has said he would take initiative to bring into operation the Medical College under construction at Geta of Kailali within three years. Talking to journalists, Prof KC, who reached Geta Wednesday to take stock of the college..

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Nepal announces $12 bn budget targeting high growth Monday, May 29th, 2017

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal's government unveiled it's annual budget on Monday focused on allocating funds to newly elected local units and sustaining its record high growth rate. The Maoist finance minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara outlined a $12.38 billion budget, giving resources for federal..

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‘Nepalis eager for OBOR implementation’ Friday, May 26th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Scholars participating in a discussion programme organised by the Nepal Council of World Affairs said on Thursday that the Nepalis were eagerly looking forward to the earliest implementation of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. Initiated by Chinese President Xi Jinping in..

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