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    BIMSTEC leaders to pay courtesy calls on President, PM before summit inaugural

    Kathmandu, August 30 Chiefs of delegation from all six member states of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation have landed in Kathmandu. On Thursday, prime ministers of India, Bangladesh and Thailand–respectively, Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina Wazed and Prayut Chan-o-Cha arrived in the capital. Leaders of Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Myanmar are already in Nepal since yesterday. Meanwhile, they are scheduled to pay courtesy calls on President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli...

    Japanese team to visit Kathmandu for tourism study

    KATHMANDU, Aug 30: A team from RIKKYO University from Tokyo, Japan, has visited Kathmandu for a field visit for potential tourism study. The university has shown interest in Nepal’s tourism market and in aiding in promotion of Nepali tourism in Japan. The team included Dr. Ryo Nishikawa, Assistant Professor, College of Tourism of RIKKYO University, Tokyo, Japan along with few of his student of tourism stream. The group met with CEO of Nepal tourism Board, Deepak Raj Joshi, and his...

    Chinese officials in Kathmandu to discuss West Seti

    Kathmandu,Aug 28;Representatives of Three Gorges International Corporation have come to Kathmandu on Monday to discuss the stuck West Seti Hydropower Project with Nepal’s Investment Board. The Board had signed an agreement with the company to build the project, but the Chinese company has raised some serious concerns delaying the ambitious project.

    Kathmandu all set to host BIMSTEC summit

    Kathmandu,Aug 28:Newspaper reports inform that the government has expedited preparations to host the BIMSTEC summit in Kathmandu on Thursday and Friday. Meanwhile, the foreign secretaries of BIMSTEC member states will hold a meeting in Kathmandu on Tuesday as a part of the summit, according to newspaper reports. Gorkhapatra informs that the officials have already arrived in Kathmandu on Monday and Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi received them at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Another report in the same newspaper informs...

    BIMSTEC members to sign deal on electricity grid interconnection: Nepali official

    A woman passes by the welcome board placed on street just ahead of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal on Aug. 25, 2018. Member states of the BIMSTEC will sign an agreement to establish electricity grid interconnection at a summit next week in Kathmandu, a senior official at the Nepali Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. (Xinhua/Sulav Shrestha) KATHMANDU, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) — Member states of the Bay of Bengal...

    We need your support, invest here: Dahal tells US Assistant Secretary of State

    Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal during a meeting with US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice G Wells, at his residence in Khumaltar of Lalitpur, on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Kathmandu, August 26 Ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has requested the United States to increase investment in Nepal, assuring that the government will ensure security of the investment. Receiving the US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central...

    Foreign Employment Promotion Board will get makeover: Minister Bista

    Kathmandu, August 23 The government has decided to redefine the duties and responsibilities of the Foreign Employment Promotion Board as well as give it a new name. Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security Gokarna Bista says the board will now be transformed into ‘Foreign Employment Management Board.’ Bista, who was addressing member lawmakers of Parliament’s Consumer and Labour Affairs Committee, said it was no longer the government’s job to promote foreign employment. The minister said that the government...

    Nepal, India likely to ink Kathmandu-Raxaul railway deal next week

    Kathmandu, August 22 Nepal and India are likely to ink an agreement to establish rail links between Kathmandu and Raxaul, officials say. The agreement, if things go according to plan, will be signed on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu next week. Although the Prime Ministers of the two countries have agreed in principle to construct the railway line, a formal agreement has not been signed between the two countries. According to sources, the Railway Department prepared...

    NAC carrier exploring new destinations to bring in more tourists

    Kathmandu, Aug. 22: The national flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) which bought two wide-body aircraft recently is exploring new destinations in Europe, North America and South East Asia to bring in more visitors to the country. With the new destinations, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) expects to increase its business and carry 400,000 tourists on board the NAC planes to Nepal every year. The NAC’s move is expected to serve largely for the government’s announcement to mark 2020 as...

    Former ambassador found dead under suspicious circumstances at own residence

    Kathmandu, August 20 Police say they have found the body of former ambassador Keshav Jha at his own residence in Babarmahal of Kathmandu on Monday morning. A mark of knife has been seen in his body and the door was locked while the body was recovered; therefore his death is suspicious, according to investigators. His body is yet to be sent for the postmortem. SSP Basanta Lama, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Range in Kathmandu, say police are investigating...

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