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  • Indian PM Modi arrives in central capital

    Kathmandu, May 11 : India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is presently on a two-day State visit to Nepal arrived here this afternoon. He began his visit from Janakpur of Dhanusha, the district in Province 2. Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali welcomed the Indian Prime Minister at the VVIP bay of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). During his stay in Kathmandu, the Indian Prime Minister is scheduled to engage in high-level talks and will leave for Mustang on Saturday...

    Ramayan Circuit: Janakpur-Ayodhya bus service comes into operation

    Janakpurdham, May 11 A bus service connecting Janakpur of Nepal and Ayodhya of India has been launched on Friday. The service connects birth places of two ideal characters of Hindu mythology, Sita and Ram respectively. Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli jointly flagged off the service this afternoon. The service is a component of Modi’s vision of Ramayan Circuit. With the operation of the bus, Janakpur has been officially linked with the Ramayana Circuit...

    Kathmandu all ready to welcome Indian PM Modi

    Kathmandu, May 11: Security has been beefed up in the federal capital in view of the two-day State visit by Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. The Indian Prime Minister who landed in the historic city Janakpur of Province 2 a while ago is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon today itself. According to Home Ministry’s Spokesperson Ram Krishna Subedi, all three security forces–Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department–have been mobilized to their full...

    Chinese tourists to Ireland expected to more than double by 2025

    BEIJING, May 9 :  The number of Chinese tourists visiting Ireland could reach 175,000 in 2025, more than double that in 2017, according to Tourism Ireland. About 70,000 Chinese visitors went to Ireland last year, up about 15 percent year on year, according to Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland. “China is one of Ireland’s fastest growing tourism source markets, and the growth rate is likely to double in the near future,” he added. Gibbons made the remarks...

    Air pollution increases crime in cities – here’s how

    The impact of air pollution on human health is well-documented. We know that exposure to high levels of air pollutants raises the risk of respiratory infections, heart disease, stroke, lung cancer as well as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But there is growing evidence to suggest that air pollution does not just affect our health – it affects our behaviour too. Lead was removed from petrol in the USA in the 1970s in response to concerns that vehicle emissions could be contributing to behavioural...

    Air France shares in tailspin after CEO quits

    PARIS, May 8 (AFP) – Air France shares went into a tailspin on the Paris stock exchange on Monday after the resignation of the strike-hit company’s CEO. Air France-KLM boss Jean-Marc Janaillac announced his resignation Friday after staff at the carrier’s French operations rejected a pay deal aimed at ending months of walkouts.Janaillac, who had been in the post for under two years and staked his future at the company on staff accepting the deal, deplored their decision as...

    Tourists increase in Kaligandaki River for rafting

    Kathmandu, May 07: Kaligandaki River is emerging as the preferred destination for rafting among the national and international tourists. The number of tourists is increasing in Kaligandaki due to rafting business, said Tek Bahadur Magar. After the end of winter season, there is increase in arrival of tourists from mid-March. As the Kaligandaki River is preferred for family trips, it is also known as Family River. Due to less flow of water in the river it is preferred by...

    High alert in Mustang for Modi’s visit

    Thini, Mustang, May 7 : High security alert has been exercised in Mustang, targeting the upcoming visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Security check has been tightened in the border points with Tibet Autonomous Region of China including Nechung of the district and in Ghansa of Myagdi. Meanwhile, the personal details of the guests staying at various hotels and lodges in Mustang are being documented. Security agencies are holding daily meeting to expedite necessary security-related preparations, Deputy Superintendent...

    Chinese company studying possibility of Kerung-Kathmandu railway

    Kathmandu,May 6:China Railway First Survey Design Institute Group will conduct feasibility study for Keyrung-Kathmandu railway. The company has been selected after an agreement between officials of the two countries in Beijing last week to conduct feasibility study for the railway line, according to Communication Officer at the Department of Railways Prakash Bhakta Upadhyay. “The company will come soon for study. The Chinese side will bear all the expenses for this study. The company will submit the report by August,”...

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