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India, Nepal set up joint ministerial commission on water resources
New Delhi, July 24 : The Governments of India and Nepal have set up a Joint Ministerial Commission on Water Resources (JMCWR) of which Indian side is headed by Minister of Water Resources and Nepalese side by Minister of Energy.
Modi to visit Nepal Aug 3-4
Kathmandu, July 24 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Nepal Aug 3-4, Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey announced Thursday.
Bengal cabinet okays trans-national road project
Kolkata, July 24 : The West Bengal cabinet Thursday approved a Rs.1,377 trans-national roadway project connecting India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal, a minister announced.
Nepal geared up for Sushma Swaraj's visit
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 24 : India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrives here Friday for a three-day visit - the first high-level visit from the new Indian government - where the Nepal-India Joint Commission at foreign ministers' level will be meeting after 23 years.
India, Nepal to revive joint panel during Sushma visit
New Delhi, July 23 : India and Nepal will resurrect a bilateral joint commission after 23 years during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's three-day visit to Nepal beginning July 25.
Kolkata safer than Delhi, say students from northeast
Kolkata, July 23 : Comments on appearance or the usual questions about whether they are Nepalis are common for students from northeast India who study here in the eastern metropolis.
Nepal PM back from cancer treatment, promises statute in time
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 23 : Nepal Prime Minister Sushila Koirala has returned home after undergoing treatment for first stage lung cancer in the US.
Nepal poor because of poor governance: Communist leader
Kathmandu, July 21 : Khadga Prasad Oli, newly-elected chairman of Nepal's largest communist party, Monday blamed poor governance for the poverty in the country.
Nepal to generate energy from Bagmati river
Kathmandu, July 21 : The Nepalese government is gearing up to generate hydropower energy from Bagmati river.
Uproar in Nepal over Indian energy proposal
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 20 : Days ahead of a visit by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj aimed at further strengthening bilateral ties, an Indian proposal for the development of Nepal's abundant water resources has triggered a row in the Himalayan nation with many political parties ...
Uproar in Nepal over Indian energy proposal
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 20 : An Indian proposal for the development of Nepal's abundant water resources has triggered a row in the Himalayan nation with many political parties opposing it contending it was not in Nepal's national interest.
Earthworms delay flights at Kathmandu airport
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 17 : Authorities at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here, Nepal's only international airport, have been lately forced to delay international flights, both arriving and departing, due to a huge number of earthworms crawling on the runway.
Nepal's oldest Communist party gets new leadership
Kathmandu, July 16 : Khadga Prasad Oli has been elected the new president of Nepal's oldest Communist party CPN (UML), party officials said here Wednesday.
Nepal's ex-crown prince arrested in Thailand with marijuana
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 15 : Paras Shah, Nepal's former crown prince known for his flamboyant lifestyle, was arrested by Thai police July 10 with 12 gm of marijuana, it was confirmed Tuesday.
Nepal to hold local elections in January
Kathmandu, July 15 : Nepal will hold local elections in January 2015 after a gap of 16 years, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam said Tuesday.
Nepal, India decide to set up boundary working group
Kathmandu, July 15 : In a significant development, Nepal and India have agreed to set up a boundary working group at the surveyors-general level in order to settle some boundary issues, including Susta and Kalapani, and maintain and renovate border pillars.
Nepal's Cricket team captain Paras Khadka bats for Earth Anthem
Kathmandu, July 14 : Nepal's National Cricket Team captain Paras Khadka has shown his support for an Earth Anthem written by poet-diplomat Abhay K.
Nepal unveils new budget
Kathmandu, July 14 : The Nepal government has announced a budget worth $6.18 billion for the fiscal year 2014-2015, media reported Monday.
Nepal PM recovers significantly from lung cancer
Kathmandu, July 13 : Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who was recently diagnosed with lungs cancer, has been recovering quickly, his personal doctor said Sunday.
13-year-old Nepali girl gives birth to child
Kathmandu, July 12 : A 13-year-old girl in Nepal's Chitwan District gave birth to a child at Bharatpur Hospital recently.
Indian varsities race to attract Nepali students
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 12 : At least 50 Indian universities and colleges are vying for students from Nepal at a time when the number of Nepali students seeking admission in Indian educational institutions has seen a sharp rise.
Mother, son hacked to death in Himachal
Shimla, July 11 : A mother and her son were hacked to death by five Nepalese labourers in Himachal Pradesh, police said Friday.
Pressure mounted on Nepal to fix flawed truth, Reconciliation Act
New York, July 9 : It has been suggested to the Nepal government to act immediately to fix crucial flaws in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act, particularly those highlighted in a new United Nations evaluation, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International ...
Nepal should fix reconciliation act: rights body
New York, July 9 : Nepal should act immediately to fix crucial flaws in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Act, particularly those highlighted in a new UN evaluation, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Commission of Jurists said Wednesday.
Nepali girl commits suicide after Brazil's defeat
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 9 : A diehard 15-year-old fan of Brazil in Nepal committed suicide Wednesday after the South American nation's humiliating defeat at the hands of Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal Tuesday.
Prachanda, Bhattarai agree to 'rejuvenate' Maoists
Kathmandu, Jul 8 : Signalling an end to factionalism forthe present, Nepali Maoist heavy weights Pushpa Kamal Dahal"Prachanda" and Baburam Bhattarai have agreed to "explore"means to "rejuvenate" the party.
Nepal PM responding to radiotherapy, likely to return home soon
Kathmandu, Jul 8 : Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, who is undergoing treatment for lung cancer in its early stages in the United States, is responding well to radiotherapy, according to his aide, Miridula Koirala.
Nepal seeks two ALH Dhruvs from India
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 8 : Nepal has proposed purchase of two advanced light helicopters (ALHs), generically named HAL Dhruv, from India at a highly subsidised price.
Nepal, India set up permanent mechanism for projects under credit line
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, July 7 : Nepal and India have set up a permanent mechanism to review projects under India's line of credit (LoC) to Nepal that stands at $350 million.
Indian Rupee Currency Exchange (FOREX) Rates
Mumbai, Jul 07 : Following were the indicative currency notes and travellers cheque buying and selling rates per unit today. CURRENCY NAME BUY SALE UAE DIRHAM 15.1028 17.304 AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 52.1774 58.9081 BANGLADESH TAKA 0.70518 0.83330 BAHRAIN DINAR 147.6603 168.7239 CANADIAN DOLLAR 51.728 ...