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    Neel Kantha Uprety picked for Nepali Ambassador to India

    Kathmandu, July 16 The government on Monday recommended former Chief Election Commissioner Neel Kantha Uprety for the vacant position of Nepali Ambassador to India. A Cabinet meeting held this afternoon made the decision, according to Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. The position was vacant after then Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, resigned to contest House of Representatives elections from Nepali Congress party last year. Likewise, Udaya Raj Pandey has been recommended for the Ambassador to Malaysia....

    Global Video Challenge Competition for Nepal Tourism Promotion

    Kathmandu, July 11: Non- residential Nepali Association (NRNA) has come up with a mission to promote tourism industry of Nepal with global video challenge in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) partners like HAN, TAAN, Turkish Airlines, among others. The program is designed solely to draw maximum number of short videos from anyone interested persons on Nepal that reflects country and its diversity. The video should be no more than 3 minutes of length. In our query, Joint Treasurer...

    Nepal agrees to take part in ‘two-plus-one’ dialogue

    Nepalese officials are mulling over China’s proposal of a “two plus one” mechanism, where Beijing and New Delhi can jointly hold a dialogue with a third country in South Asia. “We welcome the two- plus-one format as we are confident that such a dialogue will be conducted in a spirit of equality and mutual respect,” Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Nepal’s Minister of Forests and Environment, told The Hindu in Beijing. The Chinese side has been emphatic that its relations with the Nepal...

    Indian criminal killed in Rautahat police shooting

    Rautahat, June 29 An alleged Indian criminal died in an exchange of fire between Rautahat District Police Office’s patrol team and his gang. The police team and the gang had exchanged fire on the embankment area of Bagmati River nearby Gadahiya Dumuriya in Rajdevi Municipality-4. A 25-year-old Indian criminal suspect was gunned down in the crossfire, police said. The deceased is yet to be identified. District Police Office spokesperson DSP Ram Kumar Dani informed that the critically injured Indian...

    Nepali ‘sausage vine’ is famous in UK, yet remains unknown in Nepal

    Kathmandu,June 28: 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. Nepali and Indian botanists are now trying to shed some light on the aromatic but long-forgotten sausage vine through research and advocacy. Nepal boasts botanical records of 6,000 species of flowering plants (about four times as many as the U.K.), and botanical experts anticipate that...

    Video challenge competition for Nepal Tourism Promotion on the occasion of 11th ERM, Luxembourg

    Kathmandu, June 20: Non- Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has organized a video challenge in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on the occasion of 11th European Regional Meeting (ERM) and 9th European Regional Women’s Conference, which is taking place in Luxembourg on 29th and 30th July 2018. The theme of this year’s ERM is Europe NRN’S Commitment: Tourism, Knowledge and investment in Nepal” which is in line with the catchphrase – “Saibai haath, ekai saath” being promoted by the...

    “China Week: Colorful Guizhou, Charming Culture” kicked off

    Kathmandu, June 17: The exhibition “China Week: Colorful Guizhou, Charming Culture” kicked off in Kathmandu on Friday.   The event organized by the China Cultural Center in Nepal was inaugurated by Nepali Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun. Addressing the opening event, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yu Hong said the event provided an opportunity for the Nepali people to know more about the Chinese art and culture. Stating that southwest China’s Guizhou province is enriched with diversity and vivid culture,...

    Nepal Sales Mission to be organized in the Vietnam Thailand and Cambodia

    Kathmandu, June 11: The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA Pokhara) is taking part in the Vietnam Thailand and Cambodia for Nepal Sales Mission starting from 7 June till 16 June 2018. NATTA Pokhara will be organizing Nepal Promotional Programs in Hanoi, Vietnam and Siem Reap, Cambodia in coordination of Nepal Tourism Board. The event will also have participation of  19 members . The objective of the 10 days long trip is believed to lure the Vietnamese and Cambodian...

    Nepal and China to sign an agreement on energy coordination

    Kathmandu, June 5 Nepal and China are likely to sign an agreement on energy coordination later this month when Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will pay a state visit to the northern neighbour. Likewise, the Nepal Government is also preparing to sign another agreement to prepare the detailed project report for Galchhi-Kyirong-Rasuwagadhi intercountry transmission line. The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation has sent the proposal to the Council of Ministers about making the agreements. Separate committees will...

    Nepal planning to sign agreement for Rasuwagadhi-Kathmandu railway

    Kathmandu, June 4 Nepal and China are likely to sign an agreement to carry out a feasibility study for the construction of a railway connecting Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, with the Nepal-Tiber border point in Rasuwagadhi, near Kyirong. Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to embark on a state visit to the northern neighbour on June 19 and the agreement will be signed during his visit, according to a source. It is sure that crossborder railway will be...

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