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  • Bracing for another blockade far away

    (Pritam Bhattarai) Kathmandu: It seems Nepal faced two blockades in the past two years with the recent one being the diplomatic crisis in Qatar. Nearly five months long economic blockade on Nepal imposed by India immediately after Nepal promulgated its constitution on September 19, 2015 crippled general life and cost a huge loss to country’s economy. India imposed the blockade expressing its displeasure with Nepal’s constitution, arguing it was not inclusive of all the communities. The recent incident of...

    Sanjay Pandit shows anger towards Helipad cancellation in EBC

    Kathmandu, May 19: After Everest summit 4 years ago I planned to reach Everest Base Camp (EBC) some days ago. As per the plan I traveled to Lukla Airport with Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, Senior Vice President of TAAN, on helicopter. After reaching Lukla we had to part our way as I planned to trek to Base Camp whereas Senior Vice President Tashi Sherpa to travel from Helicopter to Basecamp. While enjoying the view of Everest, from Phakdim, namche to...

    Welcome to Mongolia: A tourists’ paradise

    Mongolia and Nepal enjoy age-old cultural and historic ties and share a great deal of similarities apart from their geographic settings. We established diplomatic relations 55 years ago on 5th January, 1961. High level contacts have taken place ever since. We Mongolians say: It is always better to see once through own eyes than to hear others’ accounts many times. Mongolia is a sparsely populated, landlocked country with four distinct seasons. Altai-Khanghai mountain ranges with eternally snow-capped peaks and...

    Trump’s economic plan: The international barriers

    US President-elect Donald Trump should have a relatively clear road ahead at home for the implementation of his economic program: with Republicans holding majorities in both houses of Congress, he seems likely to benefit from a break in the political gridlock that has paralyzed the body for the last six years. But the United States economy does not exist in a vacuum. If Trump is to succeed in delivering the high growth and genuine financial stability that he has...

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