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    US to assist RS 50 billion to Nepal; MoU signing today

    Washington DC, Sept 14: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is being signed at Washington today in regard to the US government’s grant-assistance worth around Rs 50 billion to Nepal. Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki on behalf of the Nepal government and Deputy Secretary of State John J Sullivan from the US government are signing on the MoU to this effect. According to the MoU, a fund of around Rs 63 billion would be set up where Nepal government would...

    Nepal, US to sign Millennium Challenge Corporation grant agreement Thursday

    Kathmandu, September 13 Nepal will sign an agreement with the United States government’ Millennium Challenge Corporation to receive a grant worth USD 500 million (equivalent to around Rs 50 billion) in next five years. Nepal’s Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki is currently in Washington to take part in the signing ceremony to be held in  the Treaty Room of the US Department of State. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan and MCC Acting CEO Jonathan Nash will sign the agreement...

    Lamichhane leads Nepal’s rout of Thais

    Sep 12, 2017-Nepal opened the ACC U-19 Eastern Region cricket tournament with 255-run  hammering of Thailand at the Club Aman in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on  Monday. Put into bat first, Nepal made light of the Thailand bowlers to amass 281-7  in 50 overs. Thailand crashed to a humiliating 26 runs in 10 overs thanks  to a seven-wicket haul from star leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane. Although Anil Kumar Sah and Pranit Thapa Magar scored the bulk of the runs,  all the...

    Suicide of Nepali migrant workers in foreign land on the rise

    Sep 11 As the world marked the Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday, the cases of suicide increasing among Nepalis have also become an issue. In this context, Karobar has reported that the number of Nepali migrants committing suicide in the foreign land is also on the rise. “Experts have suggested immediate prevention measures against increasing suicide cases in foreign employment,” the report reads, adding at least 332 Nepalis working abroad have committed suicide in past few years. Of them, 27 are...

    DPM Mahara urges Chinese business community to invest in Nepal

    Kathmandu, Sept 10: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara has urged Chinese business community to invest in infrastructure sector in Nepal, as environment conducive to investment has been created in the country. “Nepal has focused on investment in infrastructure development and inter-country economic sector in order to increase connectivity between the two countries (Nepal and China). There are good opportunities for investment in inter-country railway, road, transmission line and airway,” he said. DPM Mahara,...

    Five municipalities’ chiefs to leave for Korea

    Pokhara, Sept 8: Man Bahadur GC, mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolis, leading a 10-member team is leaving for Korea to take part the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) & Mayors’ Forum. The Summit will be held from 10 to 13 September in Daejeon, the New Hub City of Korea. The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum, initiated by Brisbane City Council, is recognized as the region’s leading business and government forum for managing cities and urban development. The...

    Nepali embassy in Bangladesh supports flood victims

    Kathmandu, Sept 8: The Embassy of Nepal in Dhaka, Bangladesh has provided 500 thousand rupees in support of the flood-affectedpeople of Nepal. The employees at the embassy collected the amount and handed over to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday, according to the PrimeMinister’s senior media advisor, Govinda Pariyar. The amount was collected on the initiatives of the Nepalese ambassador to Bangladesh, Dr Chop Lal Bhusal. Rs 513 thousand 339 has been deposited in the Prime Minister Disaster...

    Chinese companies fail to keep investment promises

    Kathmandu, September 7 At the investment summit hosted by the Nepal government on March 6 this year, China became the country to promise the biggest investment for development projects in Nepal. In total, various Chinese companies promised to invest Rs 830 billion. Most of Chinese investors had promised to invest in roads, mines and hydropower. Exactly six months have passed since the conference, but Nepal has not received a penny from them. Neither have the companies started any legal...

    Name of 51 smugglers publicized by Nepal Embassy on UAE

    Sep 6:Nepal Embassy located in United Arab Emirates has publicized the name of 51illigal brokers, thugs and human smugglers for arrestment. Travel agency is also in the list. Embassy collected and publisized the name of those people for arrestment through the victims who visited embassy asking help.Nepalese living in Nepal and UAE are in list for arrestment for trafficking. According to speaker of embassy Krishna Aryal, among all the victims, 71 of them has filed a complaint. Embassy rescued...

    Australia’s high court hears challenge to same-sex marriage vote

     Sept 5:  SYDNEY: Australia’s high court on Tuesday began a hearing on the validity of a government plan for a postal vote to legalise same-sexmarriage, a challenge that risks destabilising the ruling centre-right coalition. If the court rules against the plan, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull could find himself presiding over a government fractured on the issue, endangering his razor-thin parliamentary majority of one. With the non-compulsory vote a couple of weeks away, its opponents have launched a legal challenge, saying the vote needs the backing of parliament – which has twice rejected such a...

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