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    President Bidya Devi Bhandari confers the insignia of Chief of Army Staff on General Purna Chandra Thapa, on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Photo: RSS Kathmandu, September 9 Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff of Nepali Army, General Purna Chandra Thapa, has assumed his office on Sunday. Before taking over the leadership, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is also the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the military organisation, amidst a special function at the Sheetal Niwas, conferred the insignia of CoAS on...

    Speaker Mahara leaves for five-day Tibet trip

    Kathmandu, September 7 ;efd’v dx/f Nxf;f k|:yfg rLgsf] kfFrlbg] e|d0fsf qmddf z’qmaf/ Nxf;f k|:yfg ug]{ qmddf lqe’jg cGt/f{li6«o ljdfg:ynsf] cltljlzi6 sIfdf k|ltlglw;efsf ;efd’v s ;lrjfno, /f;; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, has embarked on a five-day official visit to Tibet autonomous region of China on Friday. Five lawmakers and some staff of the Federal Parliament Secretariat are also accompanying Mahara. Those included in the team are Shanti...

    Dahal in Delhi meets Modi’s National Security Advisor

    Kathmandu, September 7 On the first day of his visit to New Delhi of India, ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s National Security Advisory Ajit Doval. The dinner meeting had lasted for around two hours, Dahal told Nepali organisations in New Delhi after the meeting “The Indian Prime Minister had said he would extend a support of rs 100 billion as he addressed Nepali Parliament. But it has...

    Prime Minister Oli says BIMSTEC Summit successful

    Kathamandu, September 3 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has termed the recently concluded fourth BIMSTEC Summit successful, both in terms of hosting the event and getting desired outcomes from it.Oli, who was addressing the final meeting of the BIMSTEC Organising Committee, said that the main highlight of the event was the agreement between member states to cooperate in the energy sector. The Prime Minister said that visiting heads of government were also positive towards buying electricity from Nepal.He explained...

    Oli, Modi to sign Raxual-Kathmandu railway agreement

    Kathmandu, August 31 Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is scheduled to sign an agreement with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to extend a railway track from Raxual, an Indian city across Birgunj, to Kathmandu. The agreement will be signed during a meeting to be held today. The agreement will pave the way for expending the railway to the Nepali capital as Oli has been talking about various railway projects of late. Meanwhile, Oli and Modi held a bilateral...

    Minister Gyawali says it’s time to translate words into action

    Kathmandu, August 29 Nepal’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Gyawali says it is now time leaders of the Bay of Bengal region to translate past commitments into action. Minister Gyawali, who was addressing a meeting of foreign ministers of the BIMSTEC region in Kathmandu, said that the regional grouping must focus on trade and transit. The minister, who chaired the meeting, presented Nepal’s vision for the region in the context of partnership in building a sustainable transportation and energy...

    PM Oli directs universities to promote research

    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addresses the eighth general meeting of Mid-Western University, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Kathmandu, August 26 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says universities should not restrict themselves in facilitating teaching learning activities, but they should promote research on various issues so as to support overall development of the country. Oli, who is chancellor of all universities of the country by the virtue of his position, says research is a must for the...

    Govt preparing for major shakeup in diplomatic posts abroad

    Kathmandu, August 24 Nepal’s government is preparing for a major shakeup in its diplomatic posts around the world, sources say. According to a source privy to the developments, the government will nominate new ambassadors for India, Malaysia the UAE and the UN General Assembly after the conclusion of the BIMSTEC Summit scheduled for next week. It will also recall ambassadors serving in Qatar, Spain, Israel, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Japan, South Korea and Oman. Meanwhile ambassadors serving in Canada, France, Thailand,...

    Scott Morrison selected as Australia’s 30th Prime Minister

    Scott Morrison has been chosen by the Liberal party room as Australia’s 30th prime minister. Mr Morrison defeated Peter Dutton 45 votes to 40 in the secret ballot. Leadership candidate Julie Bishop was knocked out in the first round. The decision capped off a week of turmoil in Canberra that began after Mr Dutton declared his intention to force Malcolm Turnbull from the prime ministership, saying the party needed to make a change if it was to win the...

    Oli govt needs to correct its course: NC leader Acharya

    Kathmandu, August 23 Nepali Congress senior leader Mahesh Acharya says that a government with two-third majority had the opportunity to do so many things, but the ruling alliance is spending time on petty endevours. Former Minister Acharya, in an interview with Onlinekhabar, said that instead of wasting time and energy on a tussle with the opposition on issues such as the appointment of the Chief Justice, the government should have focussed on the agenda of economic development. “The people...

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