Nepalese protest against bid to redraw provincial boundaries

Nepalese protest against bid to redraw provincial boundaries

Kathmandu, December 2 (Nepali Times): A day after the Maoist-Nepali Congress government registered a second constitution amendment bill in Parliament, protests erupted in several parts of mid-western Nepal on Wednesday over the bid to redraw provincial boundaries. If the bill is passed by the House, five hill districts of Province 5 (Palpa, Gulmi, Arghakhachi, Rolpa and Pyuthan) will be in...

Nepal bans India’s new currency notes

Nepal bans India’s new currency notes

Nepal, Nov 25 (NIA) - The Nepal Rastra Bank, on Friday, banned the use of India's new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 denomination, terming them "unauthorised and illegal". The Bank said the new Indian notes cannot be exchanged in Nepal until the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issues a new notification under the Foreign Exchange Management Act....

Nepal-made products are steadily gaining visibility and recognition around the world

Nepal-made products are steadily gaining visibility and recognition around the world

Sahina Shrestha/Nepali Times When discussing products from Nepal, the first things that usually come to mind are handicrafts, carpets and pashmina shawls. Those were Nepal’s traditional exports, but there are new Made in Nepal items that are steadily gaining popularity around the world. Entrepreneurs say pushing a product with a Made in Nepal tag actually adds value, but ultimately it is the...

Angry over last year’s blockade, Nepalese greet visiting Indian President with barbs on social media

Angry over last year’s blockade, Nepalese greet visiting Indian President with barbs on social media

Kathmandu. November 2 (Nepali Times): Indian President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday for a three-day visit, but what is supposed to be a fence-mending exercise seems to have reopened wounds inflicted by last year’s crippling border blockade. The visit triggered an avalanche of anti-Indian posts that reminded the Indian guest about his country’s first involvement in the blockade...

Nepalese Prime Minister Dahal goes to India with hopes but also amidst opposition

Nepalese Prime Minister Dahal goes to India with hopes but also amidst opposition

Kathmandu, September 14 (NIA): Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal will begin a four-day visit to India on Thursday, his first trip abroad after assuming office, with hopes of achieving the aim of balancing India and China .But opponents have warned him against giving in to India’s “hegemonic” demands. Commenting on the visit, Nepali Times said: “Dahal must clearly put...

21 killed in bus accident in Nepal

21 killed in bus accident in Nepal

Aug 26 (NIA) - At least 21 people were killed and 16 others injured when a passenger bus drove off a highway in Nepal and plunged into a river on Friday, police said. Police said the bus rolled about 100 meters down the slope in the early hours of Friday and crashed into the Trishuli river near Chandibhanjyang, about 120 kilometers west...

Pushpa Kamal Dahal To Become Nepalese PM on Wednesday

Parties representing Madhesis of Nepal seek unity on the new constitution

Kathmandu, August 24 (NIA): Political parties representing the Madhesis (people of partial Indian origin living in the Terai region of Nepal) are trying to come together on contention issues relating to the new constitution of Nepal, before Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal visits New Delhi for talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in September, Kathmandu Post reports. Leaders of...

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