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Nepal to hold local polls after two decades
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 21 : Nepal is set to hold local polls after a gap of two decades.

Parties scared of election are opposing it, claims Madhav Nepal
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 21: Opposition CPN- UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has said forces scared of election are opposing it.

India keen to link Kathmandu with New Delhi and Kolkata via rail ...
New Delhi/Kathmandu, Feb 21 : India is keen on linking Nepal's capital Kathmandu with New Delhi and Kolkata through a railway network, media reports said on Tuesday.

Ruling alliance not to wait for Morcha consensus to announce poll date
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb.20 : The ruling alliance of present government Nepali Congress and the Maoist Center has decided not to wait for agitating parties consensus over announcing the date for polls.

India sanctions soft loan USD 340 million to Nepal
New Delhi , Feb. 20: India has sanctioned a soft loan of 340 million US dollar to Nepal for various infrastructure development programmes.

Preparation in full swing for Maha Shivaratri in Nepal
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 19 : At least five thousand saints from Nepal and India are expected to arrive at the Pashupat area in Kathmamdu this week to join the festivities of Maha Shivaratri here.

Nepal Govt.'s meeting with UDMF ends sans agreement
By Binod Prasad Adhikari

Nepal: Election Commission under confusion regarding local polls
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 17 : It's been long that the Election Commission of Nepal has been making preparations for holding the local polls, but it is yet to receive the date and the law regarding the political parties.

Nepal, India to finalize DPR for 400 kVA Butwal-Gorakhpur power line
Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 15 : Nepal and India have agreed to finalize the detailed project report (DPR) of the proposed Butwal-Gorakhpur cross-border transmission line prepared by a technical team representing both countries.

Nepal unveils plan to connect Everest Base Camp with free broadband
Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb.15 : Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has unveiled its plan to connect the Everest Base Camp and the famous Annapurna Trekking Route with free broadband.

Nepal President urges political parties to go for polls
Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb.14 : Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari has warned leaders of all political parties that the nation faces a possible constitutional crisis if they do not go in for elections at the earliest.

Two Nepali students feared drowned off Sydney beach
Sydney [Australia], Feb. 14 : Sydney's Marouba Beach witnessed a tragedy on Tuesday, when it was reported that two Nepali students had drowned.

Nepal PM urges Oli not to doubt govt's plan on holding elections
Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 10 : Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is also the Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre), has urged Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) Chairman KP Sharma Oli not to express doubts over the holding of local elections on time.

Two China-made planes formally handed over to Nepal
Beijing [China], Feb. 9 : Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has formally received two new aircrafts from Chinese supplier, AVIC International Holding, to add to its domestic fleet.

SSB seizes Charas worth Rs. 2.5 crore on Indo-Nepal border
Uttar Pradesh , Feb. 9 : The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Wednesday seized 20 kg charas worth Rs. 2.5 crore from Tulsipur area of Balrampur district on the Indo-Nepal border and arrested three women peddlers in this connection.

Ahead of polls, Nepal to close liquors shops along Uttarakhand border
New Delhi , Feb. 8 : In the wake of the upcoming elections in Uttarakhand, Nepal has decided for the first time to close liquors shops along its border with Uttarakhand 48 hours before the polling.

T20 Blind WC: India continue winning ways after thrashing Nepal
Andhra Pradesh , Feb.8 : Defending champions India continued their winning run in the ongoing T20 World Cup for the Blind by clinching a massive 152-run win against lowly Nepal at the Mulapadu cricket Ground here on Wednesday.

Nepal Elections will be held in time, no need to doubt, says PM Dahal
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb.8 : With the delay in the announcement of the date for holding the election and doubts rising over the government's intention, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal a.k.a. Prachanda has claimed that elections will be held soon.

Senior BIMSTEC officials meet in Kathmandu, Nepal plans to hold ...
Kathmandu, Feb 7 : The 17th session of BIMSTEC senior officials' meeting, being held in Kathmandu, Nepal, is likely to decide on the date of the fourth summit on Tuesday, according to media reports.

Shamsul Hoda, the ISI agent behind Kanpur train accident, arrested in ...
New Delhi, Feb 7 : : Shamsul Hoda, a Pakistani agent who is believed to be the mastermind behind a series of train accidents in India, has been arrested in Nepal, media reports said.

ISI agent masterminding train derailments in India arrested in Nepal
New Delhi , Feb. 7 : A person, identified as Shamshul Hudda, having links with Pakistan's intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has been arrested by Indian security agencies in Kathmandu, Nepal and is the alleged mastermind of a conspiracy of train derailments in India.

Nepali Congress and UDMF engage in meeting as time looms
By Binod Prasad Adhikari, Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb.6 : Nepal's largest party the Nepali Congress and United Madhesi Democratic Front leaders held discussion over the amendment and local elections on Sunday.

9th Gorkha Rifles bi-centenary celebrations held in Nepal
Pokhara [Nepal], Feb. 6 : The bi-centenary celebrations to mark 200 years of 9th Gorkha Rifles were organised at Pension Paying Office in Pokhara on Saturday.

No poll dates before end of Amendment Bill debate: Dahal's advisor
Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 3 : Nepali Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's chief political advisor Chakrapani Khanal on Saturday said the government would not announce local poll dates unless the Constitution Amendment Bill is finalised.

Nepal: Committee formed to draft new media laws
Kathmandu [Nepal], Feb. 4 : Nepalese Minister for Information and Communications, Surendra Kumar Karki, said on Saturday that a recommendation committee has been formed for drafting new media laws in conformity with the National Media Policy, 2016.

UN, donors need to back accountability from Nepal on civil war ...
New York [United States], Feb.4 : The mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons (COID) should be extended indefinitely to ensure that justice, accountability, and reparations are achieved for the thousands of victims of ...

Nepal parliament approves third poll-related bill
Kathmandu [Nepal], Jan. 31 : Nepal's parliament has approved the Bill on Election (Offence and Punishment).

Nepali woman, child found dead in Melbourne
Kathmandu [Nepal], Jan. 30 : A Nepali woman and her three-year-old daughter were found dead at their house in Pascoe Vale, a suburb near Melbourne in Australia, on Sunday.

Dahal-led government a failure, says Madhesi leader
Kathmandu [Nepal], Jan. 28 : Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik) chairman Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar has said that the incumbent Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government has so far been unsuccessful as it failed to create consensus on the Constitution Amendment Bill.

InterContinental Hotels group appoints Sudeep Jain as Vice President, ...
New Delhi [India], Jan 27 : InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has appointed Sudeep Jain as Vice President, Development, South West Asia. His immediate remit will be to further strengthen IHG's presence in the region encompassing India, Sri Lanka, ...