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    Cambodia Prime Minister arriving next week

    Kathmandu,Nov 20:Annapurna Post reports that Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu next week to take part in an INGO-organised event. The government has reluctantly called the visit a ‘bilateral’ one, but it is anything but, says the paper. Ministers from other countries in the Asia Pacific region are also to attend the ‘Asia Pacific Summit-2018’.

    China recalls its ambassador to Nepal

    Kathmandu,Nov 19:The Chinese government has decided to call back its Ambassador to Nepal, Yu Hong, and proposed sending Hou Yanqi as her successor, The Kathmandu Post reports in a snippet. Though anonymous sources confirmed that Beijing has already sent the name to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to approve the new name, the government officials have refused to speak on the issue formally, according to the report.

    Nepal abstains from UN vote on Myanmar

    Kathmandu,Nov18:Republica reports that Nepal has abstained from voting on an EU-backed UN resolution urging Myanmar to ensure that those responsible for rights violations and abuses during the Rohingya crisis be brought to book. The paper quotes a MoFA official to say that Nepal abstains from voting if a resolution is targetted at a particular country. Ahead of the vote, Nepal, however, thanked Bangladesh for hosting Rohingya refugees and stressed on the right of the displaced to return home.

    Sixth consultation of Colombo Process begins in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, November 15 The sixth ministerial consultation of Colombo Process, a group of 12 Asian countries that send workers for overseas employment, has begun in Kathmandu on Thursday. Nepal is the current chair of the group. Nepal’s Labour Secretary Mahesh Dahal is chairing the senior officials’ meeting today. The ministerial consultation will begin on Friday officially. Spokesperson at the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Narayan Regmi, says Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will inaugurate the meeting tomorrow....

    Nepal 11th biggest source of international students for US universities

    Kathmandu, November 15 The number of Nepali students at various universities of the United States has increased by 14.3 per cent this year, states the US government. According to the Open Doors report made public by the Institute of International Education and the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, total 13,270 Nepali students are studying in the US. Nepal has become the 11th biggest source country for US-based international students. Nepal’s immediate neighbours, China and India, are in...

    China Festival kicks off in Nepal

    Kathmandu, Nov 14: The 8th China Festival kicked off in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Tuesday under the theme “Cultural Journey along the Silk Road.” The event was inaugurated by Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari with the presence of visiting Chinese Minister for Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang and Nepali Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari. The festival, which was initiated in Nepal from 2003, has been organized reflecting synergy and joint commitment of China and Nepal for...

    Nepal participated in CIIE

    Kathmandu,Nov 14: Nepal successfully participated in the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) that lasted from Nov, 5-10, in Shanghai China. 3617 companies from 151 countries and regions participated in the event in which 500 goods, technologies or service products made their debut at the expo and it attracted 3600 foreign buyers from 72 countries and regions. The Expo was inaugurated on 5th Nov. 2018, by the President of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping amongst the...

    Chinese team in Humla for feasibility study of road connecting India and China

    Humla, November 13 Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, arrived in Simikot of Humla on Tuesday along with a Chinese team for the feasibility study of road and railway connecting India and China via Nepal. According to the District Administration Office, the team comprising Chief Minister Shahi and Chinese technicians arrived here to carry out the feasibility study of road and railway from Taklakot of Tibet to Jamunah of Nepalgunj, bordering with India. The Chinese government has...

    Free visa free ticket scheme largely ineffective

    Kathmandu,Nov 06:It has been more than three years since the government introduced free visa and free ticket scheme in foreign employment in a bid to give an end to rampant cheating of migrant workers by recruitment agencies. However, the scheme has turned ineffective due to administrative hassles and the government’s failure to take destination countries into confidence, Republica reports in a three column story.

    Ethiopia’s former PM Tamrat Layne in Pokhara

    Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia Tamrat Layne (2nd from right) in Pokhara, in November 2018. Pokhara, November 5 Former Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Tamrat Layne, visited Rupakot and Begnas Lake in panoramic Pokhara City. Layne has come Nepal leading a 12-member delegation including former executive officer of American Express, a popular commercial organisation. His delegation had visited prime tourism hubs of Lekhanath on Sunday. In course of his three- ay visit, the ex-PM’s delegation also made a feasibility study...

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