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Can South Asian rivers be ‘regional public goods’?

Kathmadu,April 05 : South Asia, as a whole, is already facing a water crisis, and it is likely to get worse. Afghanistan, Pakistan and India are already classified as water scarce regions, and crippling drought played out in Afghanistan last year and into this year. Farming is in crisis, with springs drying up in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, which hosts 240 million people, and climate change is leading to both more floods and droughts as rainfall becomes more...

China puts Nepal in priority

Kathmandu,April 03 : China has put Nepal in its high priority list as it is preparing to welcome the head of the state of Nepal to China for the first time after the abolition of monarchy in 2008, Annapurna Postreports in a brief story filed from Beijing. President Bhandari will go to China for a Belt and Road Initiative event in the last week of April. The report also claims that her Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will also come...

US Embassy Announces Visa Reciprocity Between the United States and Nepal

Kathmandu,April 02 : Mike Mussi, Consul of the U.S. Embassy, joined Director General of Immigration Eshor Poudel to witness the handover of the first five-year, multiple-entry tourist visas issued by Nepal to American citizen travelers. The United States has issued five-year visas to Nepali travelers for many years. With today’s handover, Nepal has adopted the same visa terms for American visitors, greatly facilitating the closer and deeper linkages between the U.S. and Nepal. Visa reciprocity is a standard and...

Visit of Pakistani Speaker postponed

Kathmandu,March 29: The visit of Pakistani Members of Parliament has been postponed upon request from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara had invited Pakistani Speaker and other parliamentarians to Nepal. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had also postponed the Secretariat level meeting between the two countries a week before the meeting was to take place. According to an official at the Secretariat, the meeting was postponed because it coincided with the Indian foreign minister’s visit to...

Indian Foreign Secretary Gokhale To Arrive Today

Kathmandu,March 28 : Foreign Secretary of India Vijaya Keshav Gokhale is arriving here on Thursday on his two-day official visit. He is scheduled to meet and discuss with his counterpart Shankar Das Bairagi about all aspects of Nepal-India relations same day, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.. He is also slated to pay separate courtesy calls on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali. Gokhale’s visit follows a custom that a high level diplomatic official...

Russian Film Week Kicks Off

Kathmandu,March 26: Russian Centre of Science and Culture organized opening ceremony of “Russian Film Week” in Kathmandu on 25th March 2019. Ambassador of Israel to Nepal Benny Omer inaugurated the event by lighting the traditional Nepali lamp. Miss Yuliya Androsova, Director of Russian Centre of Science and Culture, welcomed everyone to the event. The program was followed by screening of the Movie “The Champions” with English subtitles. Ambassadors of various countries, diplomats and movie lovers were seen in the...

Nepal Reiterated Commitments For South-South Cooperation

Kathmandu,March 21: Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali reiterated that Nepal’s call for meeting commitments, forging partnerships, increasing cooperation and redoubling our efforts, including through the South-South Cooperation, to support the countries that need the most. Nepal is ready to work together with all fellow member states and all stakeholders to this important end. Addressing at the Second High-Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation Buenos Aires, Argentina, minister Gyawali said that the development landscape has changed significantly....

Japanese Ambassador Inaugurates a Children’s Home

Kathmandu,March 19:Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masamichi Saigo inaugurated a care home in Samundra Devi Khola, Nuwakot District for children in vulnerable conditions, such as unaccompanied street-living and being in extremely poor families. The Project for the Construction of a Children’s Home in Nuwakot District is funded under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) of the Government of Japan. The total grant for the project is USD 81,729 (approximately Rs. 8.9 million). At the care home,...

Trump administration puts an end of TPS on hold for Hondurans and Nepalis

Kathmandu,March 14: Thousands of Temporary Protected Status holders from Nepal and Honduras got a reprieve on Tuesday after the Trump administration agreed to temporarily halt the termination of their protected status. The news comes a month after a class action lawsuit was filed at the Northern District in California against the government for its decision to end the humanitarian programme for the two countries. Nepal was set to lose its protected status—first granted in 2015 following the devastating earthquake that ravaged...

Nepal, Japan conclude worker recruitment negotiation; agreement within March

Kathmandu, March 13 After spending months in rounds of meetings at different levels, officials of Nepal and Japan have finally agreed on terms and conditions of a memorandum of cooperation regarding the recruitment of Nepali migrant workers in Japan. Officials say the two countries will sign the agreement within March and the implementation will begin the next month. An official of the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security informs that the Ministry is forwarding the draft of the...

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