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  • Nepal President leaves for official Qatar trip

    Kathmandu, October 29 Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari has left for a four day official visit to Qatar upon the invitation of Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on Monday morning. Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun saw her off at the Tribhuvan International Airport before a special troop of Nepal Army paid a guard of honour. A Cabinet meeting held on Sunday had approved the visit. During President Bhandari’s visit, the two countries will sign agreements on cooperation in agriculture...

    Defence Minister Pokhrel to attend Beijing Xiangshan forum

    Kathmandu, October 23 Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel is to attend the eighth Beijing Xiangshan Forum, which is to take place in the Chinese capital from Wednesday to Friday. Pokhrel, who left Kathmandu on Tuesday, was invited to China by his counterpart, will return to Kathmandu after week. The minister will talk about Nepal’s contribution to peace-keeping missions under the UN flag and its future challenges, the minister’s press coordinator Lokendra KC informed. KC informed that...

    25 per cent raise in working journalists’ minimum wage

    Kathmandu, October 7 The government has decided to increase the minimum wage of journalists by 25 per cent. As decided by per the Cabinet meeting held in Kathmandu today, journalists working for national media will get at least Rs Rs 24,300 a month, according to the Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Banskota. Earlier, the minimum wage was Rs 19,500. The new decision will come into effect from mid-October, according to the government spokesperson. The Minister clarifies that...

    PM Oli, Costa Rica President talk cooperation, peace, climate change

    San Jose, October 2 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and President of Costa Rica Carlos Alvarado Quesada have discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to bilateral relations and the two countries’ outlook of the world. Prime Minister Oli told President Quesada that Costa Rica has made commendable progress in achieving economic growth and protecting the environment and human rights, the Nepali PM said during a joint press conference after the meeting. Similarly, issues related to poverty reduction, sustainable development,...

    Nepal, British PMs discuss Gurkhas’ grievances

    Kathmandu, September 27 Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Wednesday held a meeting with British counterpart Theresa May, during which the two leaders discussed protecting and promoting rights of former and current Gurkha soldiers. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, currently underway in New York of the United States. During the meeting,  Oli told May that the Gurkhas had been complaining about discriminatory provisions about pension for...

    Oli should speak less and listen more, says Madhav Kumar Nepal

    US, September 23 Ruling Nepal Communist Party’s senior leader and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal suggests his party Chairman and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli speak less and listen more. Nepal, who is currently in the United States, said in a conversation with media that Oli needed to deliver results to the public at the earliest; hence he should listen to others more, than speaking his own ideas. He also complained that the Prime Minister did not consult...

    Fuel crisis: Govt sets limits on refilling amount

    Kathmandu, September 21 After fuel tanker drivers launched an strike demanding amendments to some provisions of the recently introduced criminal code, the government on Friday has set limits on the amount of fuel different vehicles can refill. The government-owned fuel monopoly, Nepal Oil Corporation, has directed operators of fuel stations not to give more than five litre fuel to motorbikes and scooters at one time. Private light vehicles can get 15 litre fuel at maximum. Likewise, public transport vehicles...

    Nepal and China are connected inseparably, says VP Pun

    Kathmandu, September 20 Nepal’s Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun says Nepal and China are connected so strongly that they can never be separated again. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of an international fair in Chengdu of China on Thursday, Pun said histories, traditions and norms and values of Nepal and China were connected closely for ages. Chinese Vice Premier Hu Chunhua and Communist Party of China’s Sichuan Province Secretary Peng Qinghua among others addressed the function. Pun also addressed the ninth...

    Dahal: My China trip helped two countries expand bilateral ties

    Kathmandu, September 20 Ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal says his recent visit to China helped Nepal and China expand the bilateral ties between them to the next level. Dahal returned home concluding his four-day visit to the northern neighbour last night. Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Dahal said, “I have set the objective of expanding the relations between two governments as well as between our party and the Communist Party of China. I am...

    Prime Minister promises qualitative change in Nepal’s education

    Kathmandu, September 16 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed his government will bring a qualitative change in the country’s education sector. Inaugurating the seventh general assembly of the Fer-Western University at his official residence in Baluwatar as the University’s Chancellor, the Prime Minister also stressed result-oriented performance of government bodies as well as other institutions. He said, “I do not look at people’s faces. What I am concerned about is results of their performance.” In another context, Oli stated...

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