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CHINESE INROADS TO NEPAL :: By Pramod Jaiswal Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Over the recent months, China, in an attempt to strengthen its relations with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), has been taking efforts to build a close-knit strategic alliance with Nepal. Nepal and China also revised the bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA),..

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Indian Flight Catches Fire in Nepal; No Casualties

KATHMANDU (AP): An Indian jetliner caught fire while landing in Nepal's capital on Saturday, but there were no casualties reported among the 170 people on board, officials said. The right wheels of the Airbus 320 caught fire while landing in Katmandu after a flight from the Indian capital of New..

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PM Koirala urges NRNs for technology, skill and investment Thursday, March 6th, 2014

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has urged Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) to put in technology, skill and investment for their motherland's development. Prime Minister Koirala made this appeal today during a meeting with NRNs living in Thailand in course of returning home after participating in..

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PM concludes visit, talks about connectivity and cooperation Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

MYANMAR: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has expressed hope that progress and prosperity of the BIMSTEC member countries is possible only through mutual understanding, unity, collaboration and collective efforts. Talking to RSS representative briefly today at Yangon, the old capital of Myanmar, in..

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6 Nepali peacekeepers injured in Congo Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

KINSHASA: At least six Nepali peacekeepers (UN peacekeeping troops) were injured in grenade attack in Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. The UN mission for the stabilisation of the country (MONUSCO) said in a statement the attack occurred in the area of Beni in North Kivu province. It did..

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Koirala meets Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh Monday, March 3rd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday met his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, on the sidelines of seven-nation grouping Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). The duo met on the sidelines of the third Summit of Bay of Bengal..

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PM Koirala off to Myanmar to attend BIMESTEC summit Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has left here today for Myanmar heading the 15-member Nepali delegation to the Third Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Talking to media persons briefly at TIA before his departure, PM Koirala..

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PM Koirala to attend 3rd Bimstec Summit in Myanmar Saturday, March 1st, 2014

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is leaving for Myanmar on Sunday leading a Nepali delegation to the third summit of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation ( BIMSTEC ) to be held in Naypyidaw, the Capital. This will be Koirala’s first foreign visit..

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China Watching India-Japan Relation :: By Bhaskar Roy Friday, February 28th, 2014

China has been cautiously, and with uncharacteristic restraint, watching the new flourish in India-Japan relations. Beijing kept its counsel to itself with the state visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan in early December 2014, followed by the visit of Prime Minster Shinzo Abe in January 24..

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DPM Bamdev seeks action against Madhav Kumar Nepal Thursday, February 27th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam today expressed resentment at senior party leader and Ex prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal for airing views against the party’s decision and policy. Addressing a 'Meet The Press', Gautam said he had to face disciplinary action in the party on..

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Devotees celebrated Maha Shivaratri in Nepal, India

KATHMANDU: Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal, India and South Asian countries on Thursday thronged the historic Pashupatinath temple here to offer prayers on Maha Shivratri. Over 4,000 saints and 150 ‘Naga sadhus’ arrived at the fifth-century temple to offer prayers. President Ram Baran Yadav..

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Pashupatinath (Lord Shiva) and Shivaratri :: By DR Prasai Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Hindus are devoting the lord Shiva on the occasion of 'Sivaratri'-2070. In this year, Sivaratri is celebrating in all over the Siva temples in the world. According to the Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva (Pashupatinath) spent his most of his time on the top of the holy mount Kailas Mansharobar,..

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UCPN Maoist Onsari Gharti elected as CA Vice Chair

KATHMANDU: The UCPN (Maoist) lawmaker Onsari Gharti has been elected as the vice chairperson of the Constituent Assembly on Wednesday. Garnering 484 votes of the total 489 votes cast, Gharti, who is also the former minister for youth and sports, defeated Anuradha Thapa Magar of Nepal Workers’..

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Spider-Man support environmental campaign in Nepal Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

LA, USA: Hollywood couple Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are helping to save the planet by throwing their support behind a new environmental campaign. The Amazing Spider-Man co-stars are backing Earth Hour Blue, a new initiative by the organisers of power-saving lights-off event Earth Hour which..

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Cabinet expanded, 18 new ministers sworn-in

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Tuesday expanded his cabinet by inducting 18 new ministers, ten from CPN-UML and eight from Nepali Congress, in the council of ministers. The cabinet expansion took place two weeks after the government formation. Prime Minister Koirala administered the..

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Child marriage: what do you do when it’s by choice? Monday, February 24th, 2014

Ola Perczynska, KATHMANDU: When 14-year-old Deumaya from Gorkha district in Nepal, talked about getting married, she said: "I met my husband in the village. He is two years older than me. It was a love marriage – we were in love. We went to another village and stayed there for some time. When we..

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NC, UML agree on ministry portfolios; Sworn in tomorrow

KATHMANDU: The government is likely to get full shape as an informal understanding was reached between the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML) to allocate 10 ministries each to the two parties for the time being. Discussions were held between the parties on Sunday after Prime Minister Sushil Koirala..

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CPN UML agrees to join Nepali Congress-led govt Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML has finally agreed to join Sushil Koirala-led Nepali Congress government and Prime Minister Koirala is most likely to expand the Cabinet today itself. The two parties will sit today morning to finalise the allocation of portfolios, minister without portfolio Ram Sharan Mahat..

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