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China, Nepal sign 14 pacts, including on railway construction

Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China and Nepal on Thursday signed 14 agreements, including one on railway construction in the Himalayan nation, following a meeting between visiting Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang. Both sides struck the deal on conducting feasibility study of a railway line connecting the border town of Kerung to Nepali capital Kathma...

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Modi says yoga can unite conflict-ridden world; record set in Kota

Dehradun/New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The Fourth International Yoga Day was enthusiastically observed on Thursday within the country and abroad, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended the main event at Dehradun, saying yoga has emerged as a major unifying force in a world facing conflicts. A Guinness world record was created at Rajasthan's Kota where over two lakh people performed ...

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Oli inaugurates Nepal-China friendship run in Beijing

Beijing, June 21 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli inaugurated a Nepal-China friendship run here on Thursday to showcase the warm ties between the two countries. The Nepal Embassy and China's General Administration of Sports jointly organised the event at Beijing Sports University where 100 participants from each side took part. Chinese runners bagged the first, second...

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Nepal celebrates Yoga Day with enthusiasm

Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Nepali people celebrated the 4th International Day of Yoga with enthusiasm on Thursday. A special mass yoga demonstration was held in the premises of Nepal Police Training Academy in the capital where people from different walks of life participated despite rainfall since early morning. Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel, along w...

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OYO hotels announces its foray into China

Gurugram, June 20 (IANS) OYO Hotels on Wednesday announced its foray into China with a strong focus on strengthening its hotel chain there, a company spokesperson said. With this launch, OYO Hotels is all set to substantiate its leadership in the market while working towards its mission of bringing great living spaces in the country in the form of well-designed small hotels while introdu...

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Connectivity, trade, energy cooperation to mutually benefit Bangladesh, India: Envoy

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With a UN body elevating Bangladesh from being a least developed country (LDC) to that of a developing country earlier this year, Bangladeshi High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali on Wednesday said that cooperation between his country and India in the areas of connectivity, trade and commerce, and energy will mutually benefit both sides. Addressing a Track...

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Xi, Oli meet, discuss rail connectivity between China and Nepal

Beijing, June 20 (IANS) China and Nepal discussed cross-border railway connectivity on Wednesday as President Xi Jinping met Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli here and said that Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Oli, who arrived here on Tuesday on a six-day-visit, met Xi at the Great Hall of the People i...

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Chinese President meets Nepal PM

Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping met Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Wednesday and said Beijing is ready to cooperate with the Himalayan nation under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with Nepal in infrastructure connectivity, post-disaster reconstruction, trade and investment under the framework of the...

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Motorcyclist on a multi-nation anti-plastic mission

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With India estimated to generate 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, media professional Abhimanyu Chakrovorthy, 31, is all set for a 10,000 km crowdfunded motorcycle expedition through India and five neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to spread awareness of its pernicious effects and to encourage people to shun its use. I have always been environmental...

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Living in mountains may affect bone growth

London, June 20 (IANS) The place you live may have some influence on your bone growth as a new study has shown that people residing at higher altitudes may have relatively shorter lower arm segments. The team, however, found that their length of upper arm and hand were almost similar to those from lower altitudes. The authors explained that oxygen levels are lower at higher altit...

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Motorcyclist on a multi-nation anti-plastic mission

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) With India estimated to generate 25,000 tonnes of plastic waste every day, media professional Abhimanyu Chakrovorthy, 31, has set off on a 10,000 km crowdfunded motorcycle expedition through India and five neighbouring Southeast Asian countries to spread awareness of its pernicious effects and to encourage people to shun its use. I have always been environmental...

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Nepal, China sign 8 deals worth $2.24bn

Beijing, June 20 (IANS) Nepal and China on Wednesday signed eight agreements worth $2.4 billion on the second day of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's visit. These agreements were reached between the two governments and private sectors where Chinese investors will put money on developing hydroelectricity, water resources, cement factories and fruit cultivation and farming. The sig...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Chitrangada Singh to endorse hosiery brand

Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Model and Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh has been roped in to endorse the fashionable female wear segment of hosiery brand Dollar Industries, it was announced on Monday. Dollar Industries Managing Director Vinod Kumar Gupta said Chitrangada features in a new ad campaign, shot in Bangkok, that showcases products like leggings, capris and inner wears. T...

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CTET to be held in 20 languages, including Tamil: Javadekar

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) The Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) will be held in 20 languages, including Tamil, Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. The CTET examination will be conducted in all Indian languages as was being conducted earlier. I have already directed the CBSE to conduct examination in all the 20 languages, Javadekar said in a t...

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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...

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