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BBIN delegations exchange views for cooperation at sub-regional level
New Delhi, Jan. 31 : The second meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on sub-regional cooperation between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) on water resources management and power/hydropower and on connectivity and transit were held here on Friday and Saturday.
India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh explore scope for power trade
New Delhi, Jan 31 : The joint working group (JWG) on sub-regional cooperation between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal Saturday explored the scope for power trade and inter-grid connectivity between the four countries, an official statement said.
Taapsee Pannu set for image change in 'Agra Ka Daabra'
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Jan 31 : After her brief role in "Baby" as Akshay Kumar's accomplice in Nepal who beats the hell out of Sushant Singh, Taapsee Pannu has got the kind of attention that her debut film "Chashme Baddoor" didn't. She is now gearing up for an image change with her next film ...
IFPRI to enhance food security by accelerating agriculture growth in ...
By Neelapu Shanti, New Delhi, Jan.31 : The International Food policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has been working to accelerate agricultural growth and to enhance the food security system in Nepal.
UN concerned over Nepal's deadlock in drafting constitution
United Nations, Jan 31 : The UN has expressed concern over Nepal's deadlock in drafting a new constitution and Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called on the nation's leaders to continue their dialogue, according to his spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
India, Nepal to form joint panel to promote tourism
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, Jan 30 : Nepal and India have agreed to form a joint working committee to implement and execute tourism development according to an agreement signed between the two countries during the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu last November.
Gorkhaland movement chief Subash Ghising passes away
New Delhi, Jan. 30 : Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Subash Ghising, who gave birth to the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state for Nepali-speaking people of the Darjeeling hills, passed away on Thursday night after battling prolonged illnesses.
Nepal's main opposition to boycott parliamentary meetings
Kathmandu, Jan 28 : Amid deepening political crisis, Nepal's main opposition United Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Wednesday announced it would boycott meetings of parliamentary committees to press the ruling parties into agreeing to a compromise in the constitution-drafting process.
Nepal's ruling parties request opposition for talks
Kathmandu, Jan 27 : In a bid to end the current stalemate in the constitution drafting process in Nepal, the country's 10-party ruling alliance Tuesday appealed to the opposition parties to come for negotiations.
European envoys' meeting with Nepalese activist sparks furore
Kathmandu, Jan 27 : Ambassadors of some European countries here have triggered a diplomatic storm in Nepal following their meeting last week with controversial Nepalese activist C.K. Raut.
Indian gifts for Nepal on Republic Day
Kathmandu, Jan 26 : On the occasion of the 66th Republic Day of India, the Indian embassy in Kathmandu Monday gifted 20 ambulances and four buses to various hospitals, non-profit charitable organisations and educational institutions in 19 districts of Nepal.
Borders sealed for R-Day in northern West Bengal
Siliguri, Jan 25 : Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place across northern West Bengal including sealing the international borders with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh ahead of Republic Day.
RBI revokes ban on carrying higher denomination currency notes to ...
New Delhi, Jan. 24 : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has revoked the ban on carrying currency notes of the denominations Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 to Nepal and Bhutan.
Himachal seeks extradition of Nepalese for temple heist
Shimla, Jan 24 : Himachal Pradesh has sought the extradition of the Nepalese prime suspect in the theft of an antique idol from a historic temple in Kullu town, police said Saturday.
Nepal PM regrets delay in constitution drafting
Kathmandu, Jan 23 : Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Friday expressed regrets for failing to promulgate a new constitution within the deadline, Xinhua reported.
Nepal Parliament to meet today to resolve crisis over new Constitution
Kathmandu, Jan. 23 : Nepal's Parliament will meet on Friday afternoon to discuss the political crisis arising out of the lack of consensus shown by political parties to clear the way for acceptance of a new Constitution.
Nepal fails to draft constitution before deadline
Kathmandu, Jan 23 : Nepal's political parties have failed to draft a new constitution before the Jan 22 deadline they set a year ago, Xinhua reported Friday.
Nepal's CA building fortified as historic opportunity goes abegging
Kathmandu, Jan 22 : With Nepali lawmakers Thursday set to miss a self-imposed deadline for promulgation of the country's new constitution, security in and around the extensive Constituent Assembly complex was beefed up with several thousand security personnel deployed to maintain law and order ...
Nepalese leaders must work together to draw new Constitution: MEA
New Delhi, Jan. 21 : The Ministry of External Affairs has said that it expects all Nepalese leaders to work together in the final stage of the peace process and in the drawing up a new Constitution that honours past agreements and the mandate of the elections.
Nepal Maoist leader regrets Constituent Assembly chaos
Kathmandu, Jan 21 : Nepal's main opposition Unified CPN (Maoist) Wednesday expressed regrets over the fracas and vandalism in the Constituent Assembly early Tuesday over continuing differences on drafting the country's new constitution.
Nepal to miss constitution deadline amid continuing confusion
Kathmandu, Jan 21 : Nepali lawmakers were Wednesday set to miss a self-imposed deadline for promulgation of the country's new constitution after the various political parties failed to reach a consensus on key issues eluding a resolution.
India mulls building LPG and natural gas pipelines to Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 21 : India will explore the feasibility of building LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) and natural gas pipelines to Nepal, after the two neighbours agreed to build a petroleum pipeline link, a statement here Wednesday said.
Nepal: UN agency continues distribution of emergency health kits to ...
New York, Jan 21 : Five months after a series of landslides and subsequent flooding brought devastation to large swathes of Nepal, thousands of survivors continue to remain exposed to bitter temperatures and wintry conditions, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has warned.
India expects Nepal's leaders to work together for constitution
New Delhi, Jan 20 : As Nepal's opposition leaders indulged in violence in the Constituent Assembly ahead of the deadline for promulgation of the new constitution, India Tuesday said it expects that all Nepalese leaders will work together in drawing up the constitution.
Dozen Nepal lawmakers injured in clash over statute
Kathmandu, Jan 20 : Over a dozen Constituent Assembly members in Nepal, including senior leaders, were injured Tuesday when opposition members attacked lawmakers of the ruling parties over issues concerning the new statute and disrupted the proceedings.
Maoist-led strike paralyses life in Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 20 : A nation-wide general strike called by an alliance led by the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist and Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist paralysed normal life across Nepal Tuesday, with several reports of clashes and vandalism.
Dozen Nepal lawmakers injured in clash over statute
Kathmandu, Jan 20 : Over a dozen Constituent Assembly members, including senior leaders, were injured Tuesday when opposition members attacked lawmakers of the ruling parties over issues concerning the new statute and disrupted the proceedings.
LPG to be supplied to Nepal adequately: Dharmendra Pradhan
New Delhi, Jan.19 : Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday met the Commerce Minister of Nepal, Sunil Bahadur Thapa, and assured that Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) will be supplied to Nepal in adequate quantity without interruption.
Two Indians die in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Jan 19 : An Indian man, who was about to board a plane to New Delhi, fell unconscious at the airport here and later died in a hospital Monday, while another Indian was found dead in a rented room in the Nepal capital, police said.
Nepal finally picks envoy to India after three years
Kathmandu, Jan 16 : After a three-year-long vacancy at its Mandi House embassy in New Delhi, Nepal has finally picked its envoy for India, a critical diplomatic mission for the Himalayan nation's foreign relations.