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Oli arrives in China on five-day visit

Beijing, June 19 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli arrived in Beijing on on Tuesday on a five-day visit where he is expected to sign a slew of deals including a railway project linking Tibet to Kathmandu. India will closely watch visit by Oli, who, in his previous tenure, had inched closer to China, which currently is the largest foreign aid donor to the Himalayan nation and...

12 hours ago
China contributes over 80% of FDI pledges to Nepal

Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) China contributed to around 87 per cent of foreign direct investment (FDI) commitments received by Nepal during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year that began in mid-July 2017, Nepal's Department of Industry (DoI) said on Tuesday. Nepal received FDI pledge of NPR 43.22 billion ($396 million) from China against total FDI commitments of NPR 49.87 billio...

16 hours ago
Nepal PM leaves for China visit

Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Tuesday embarked on a six-day official visit to China, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation. His visit was on the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, reports The Kathmandu Post. Oli boarded a special Himlayan Airlines flight leading a 120-memb...

16 hours ago
Nepal willing to enhance connectivity, cooperation with China: PM

Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Nepal is willing to enhance cross-border railroad connectivity, infrastructure development, trade, investment and tourism cooperation with China under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, said here ahead of his visit to Beijing. Oli, who will embark on a five-day visit to China on Tuesday, told Xinhua during an interview...

1 day ago
Nepal PM all set to visit China

Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli is embarking on a six-day official visit to China starting from Tuesday, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation. During his visit, Oli will meet Chinese President Xi and Premier Li Keqiang and other senior Chinese leaders in Beijing. He will lead a 100-plus delegation to C...

1 day ago
International ICT conference concludes in Nepal

Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) The two-day international Information and Communication Technology (ICT) 2018 conference concluded here on Monday. The event was organised by the Federation of Computer Association Nepal under the theme Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society, reports Xinhua news agency. The conference was attended by both local and foreign ICT stakeholders, exp...

1 day ago
Oli's China visit will deepen bilateral ties, hope Ex-Nepal PMs

Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed the hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries. At a meeting summoned on Sunday evening by Oli, Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed happiness over the upcoming visit, reports Xinhua news agency. Deuba, who is als...

1 day ago
Oli's China visit instrumental for bilateral ties: Ex-Nepal PMs

Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Former Nepal Prime Ministers have expressed hope that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will be instrumental in further deepening bilateral ties between the two countries. At a meeting summoned on Sunday evening by Oli, Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed happiness over the upcoming visit, reports Xinhua news agency. Deuba, who is also th...

2 days ago
Nepal PM's China visit to deepen bilateral ties

Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's upcoming visit to China will deepen bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries, a Communist Party of Nepal (NCP) official said on Sunday. NCP spokesman Narayan Kaji Shrestha told Xinhua news agency that a Standing Committee meeting of the party held here on Saturday discussed Oli's five-day official visit slat...

6 days ago
Nepal's PM to visit China on June 19

Beijing/Kathmandu, June 13 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli will pay a five-day official visit to China from June 19, his second trip to a foreign country after India since taking power in the Himalayan nation. Oli, who is considered pro-Beijing, has been invited by Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang. He will hold talks with him and Chinese President Xi Jinping. China and Nepa...

6 days ago
Nepal's PM to visit China next week

Beijing, June 13 (IANS) Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Oli will pay a five-day official visit to China, his second trip to a foreign country after India, since taking power in the Himalayan nation. Oli, who is considered pro-Beijing, will visit China from June 19-24 and hold talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang. China and Nepal are comprehensive and c...

6 days ago
Climbing high peaks becoming very dangerous due to climate change: Mountaineer Arjun Vajpai

Kathmandu, June 13 (IANS) Mountaineers are at the forefront of facing the brunt of climate change and it is getting more difficult and dangerous to scale peaks above 8,000 metres because the weather window is shifting, says mountaineer Arjun Vajpai. Vajpai, who last month scaled Kanchenjunga and became the youngest person in the world to climb six peaks above 8,000 metres, said ascent to...

8 days ago
Nepal asks UN to close political affairs unit

Kathmandu, June 11 (IANS) The Nepal government has asked the UN to close its Department of Political Affairs (DPA) here with immediate effect, a Foreign Ministry official said on Monday. Ministry spokesman Bharat Raj Paudyal told Xinhua news agency that the decision to shut the DPA was taken at a meeting of the Council of Ministers presided by Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli The ...

12 days ago
Nepal readies for more foreign tourists in Annapurna region

Kathmandu, June 7 (IANS) Nepalese tourism associations are gearing up to attract more foreign tourists to the Annapurna region this season. Located at the foothills of Mount Annapurna, the world's 10th tallest mountain, the Annapurna trekking circuit is the second most popular in Nepal after the Mount Everest base camp, reports Xinhua news agency. To attract more foreign tourist...

12 days ago
Nepal-India talks on air routes next week

Kathmandu, June 7 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on Thursday said that an Indian delegation will arrive here on June 14 to discuss cross-border airspace issues that have been pending for the last five years. The team comprising officials from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be led by Anil Kumar Dutta, member of Air Navigation Services and board member of t...

14 days ago
BSF's Everest team sent environment safeguard message to world: Rajnath

At the felicitation ceremony for the 15-member Border Security Force (BSF) team -- which broke a record of Army whose 14 member team had climbed Mount Everest last year -- led by seven time Everest climber Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu (the highest by any Indian), he said the force is known for achieving any task, whether it is border security or scaling the highest peak. While it is diffic...

14 days ago
Nepal Army chief's 6-day India visit from Wednesday

Kathmandu, June 5 (IANS) The Nepal Army chief, General Rajendra Chhetri, will begin his six-day official visit to India on Wednesday, following an invitation from his Indian counterpart, General Bipin Rawat. Chhetri is slated to visit the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun as well as meet senior Indian military officials during his visit. Such high-level visits between Nepal an...

18 days ago
When mountaineer Arjun Vajpai had to spend night in a helicopter

Tseram (Nepal), June 1 (IANS) This is no ordinary village. Located at an elevation of 3,870 metres, it lies on the route to Kanchenjunga and treks can take you to either India or Tibet. Clouds here can come up suddenly, covering the two quaint guest houses in snow-white opaqueness, restricting vision to your immediate surroundings. Helicopter sorties in the area can be tricky because of the weath...

20 days ago
Nepal finance minister presents $12.15 bn budget

Kathmandu, May 30 (IANS) The Nepal government has presented a budget of 1.315 trillion Nepali rupees ($12.15 billion) for the 2018-19 fiscal year with a target of achieving an economic growth rate of eight per cent. Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada presented the budget on Tuesday at the joint session of the House of Representatives and the National Assembly with an outlay of one third ...

21 days ago
Nepal calls Sushma Swaraj's statement on Janakpur 'unfortunate'

Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Nepal on Tuesday said that a statement made by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Janakpur was unfortunate. Addressing a press briefing in New Delhi on Monday, Sushma Swaraj said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed lakhs of Indians in Janakpur during his visit there earlier this month. She said no Prime Minister before Modi had tried to rea...

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