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    Yogi Adityanath in Janakpur for Bibaha Panchami celebration

    Janakpurdham, December 12 India’s controversial Hindu leader and the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday morning, landed in the holy city of Janakpurdham to celebrate the annual festival of Bibaha Panchami. The festival culturally marks the centuries-old ties the two countries have shared as it commemorates the mythical wedding between Sita from Janakpur of Nepal and Ram from Ayodhya of India. Yogi Adityanath came to the Nepali city today leading wedding attendants from the groom’s side....

    EU Chamber to activate for the tourism promotion

    Kathmandu, Dec 10:The Annual General Assembly of the European Economic Chamber (EEC) Nepal has approved annual plans and programs for 2019. The Annual General Assembly chaired by President Mr. Binayak Shah on December 7, 2018 agreed to activate Nepal Business Forum in Europe for the promotion of bilateral trade, investment and tourism. The Annual General Assembly deliberated ways and means to capitalize the favorable European Union (EU) trade regime available to Nepalese exports. Under Everything but Arms (EBA) scheme,...

    The cost of PM’s 0.1 million dollar award

    Katmandu,Dec 03:The Himalayan Times reports in its lead story that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received USD 100,000 in the award from the controversial Universal Peace Federation, but it has also raised a serious ethical question. Kantipur says many leaders of his Nepal Communist Party have expressed their dissatisfaction over the PM’s decision to accept the award. Naya Patrika reports that the award cannot be evidence of his good governance as it was decided just after around four weeks of his appointment as...

    Nepal and Cambodia prepare to sign aviation deal

    Kathmandu,Nov 28:Abhiyan reports in a brief story that Nepal is preparing to sign an agreement with Cambodia to operate flights between the two countries. Quoting officials of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, the report claims the deal is likely during the visit of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen beginning tomorrow. Cambodia’s aviation minister is also accompanying the Prime Minister, according to sources.

    Swiss govt holds Nepali leaders’ meeting in Bangkok ‘to discuss peace process’

    Kathmandu, November 26 The Swiss government is currently hosting a meeting of leaders of major political parties of Nepal in Bangkok. The meeting is discussing next steps of the peace process, according to sources. It has been learned that the meeting will try to forge consensus among major political actors on how to settle conflict era cases. Leaders of ruling Nepal Communist Party and main opposition Nepali Congress are attending the meeting. NCP’s Barsha Man Pun, Matrika Yadav, Bhim...

    Chinese-Nepali consortium to build Upper Marshyangdi

    Kathmandu,Nov 23:The Kathmandu Post reports that a consortium of Chinese and Nepali companies has bought shares of the 600 MW Upper Marsyangdi hydropower project. Indian company GMR had been holding the license of the project for the last 11 years. The paper reports that the Chinese firms SCIG International, Xingcheng International Investment and QYEC International and Nepali firm Butwal Power Company have bought the shares of the company from GMR for around Rs 3 billion. The Indian firm has applied...

    Nepalis’ labour migration to Malaysia: Govt says visa stamping has not resumed yet

    Kathmandu, November 22 Dismissing rumours that the Malaysian Embassy in Kathmandu has resumed stamping visas for people who have already received confirmation from the employers, the Nepal government says efforts are underway to execute a labour agreement the two countries signed last month. The government’s statement comes after two private companies, VLN and One Stop Centre, reportedly began collecting passports from those waiting for their flights. Earlier, the government had shut down the operation of these companies after they were...

    JICA sends new chief representative to Nepal

    Kathmandu, November 22 Japan has changed the chief of its bilateral cooperation agency in Nepal. Japan International Cooperation Agency says Yumiko Asakuma has been appointed its Chief Representative to Nepal. Asakuma will replace Jun Sakuma, who completed his three year term recently. Asakuma was working as Director General in Yokohama Centre of JICA before assuming her role in Nepal. She began her career in JICA in 1993 in the social development cooperation department and diversified her work experience in various departments...

    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.

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