Chinese Vice-Premier arrives in Kathmandu

Chinese Vice Premier of the State Council Wang Yang arrived in Kathmandu on Monday on a four-day official visit to Nepal at the invitation of the government. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Kumar Dev welcomed him at VIP lounge...

Qatar Waives Entry Visa Requirements for Citizens of 80 Countries

Countries eligible for visa-free entry for 30 days 1. Andorra 2. Argentina 3. Australia 4. Belarus 5. Bolivia 6. Brazil 7. Brunei 8. Canada 9. Chile 10. China 11. Colombia 12. Ecuador 13. Panama 14. Costa Rica 15. Georgia 16. Guyana 17. Hong Kong 18....

Maoist Center to downsize leader-heavy committees

The CPN-Maoist Centre’s Secretariat meeting today decided to make directly elected executive chief its poll agenda in the next general elections. CPN-MC leader Mani Thapa said the party decided to go for either a directly elected president or prime...

President Bhandari seeks Rs 160 million to buy new presidential fleet

The Office of the President has sought Rs 160 million from the state coffers to buy an armored car and a fleet of vehicles to escort President Bidya Devi Bhandari. Though the government has already agreed to provide Rs 40 million for the purpose, the...

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MCC Board of Directors approves $ 500 m compact with Nepal


The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors this week approved a $500 million compact with Nepal, MCC’s first compact in South Asia. The Government of Nepal has committed to contributing an additional $130 million to support MCC’s investment. Pending Congressional review, the compact is expected to be signed by both governments in September. “I am pleased to announce the Millennium Challenge Corporation...

PM Deuba visits flood-hit Banke, distributes relief

Saptari folks displaced by the flood and inundation living in open meadows, schools, and roadsides in makeshift tents have started falling ill. People from flood-affected settlements too have become victims to various diseases such as fever, diarrhoea,...

Dr KC disagrees to revision, no talks held

The supporters of Dr Govinda KC have started a relay hunger protest in Pokhara to show their solidarity with the doctor, who has been staging a hunger strike at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in the Capital for the past 22 days. The...