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May 22, 2024 4:15 PM

Nepal demands full operationalisation of loss & damage funds due to climate change

The two-day 'International Dialogue on Mountains, People and Climate Change' is taking place in Kathmandu today (May 22) to draw the international community's attention to the negative effects of climate change in the mountains. Experts from 25 countries are participating in the international dialogue to be concluded tomorrow. More than 200 people, including representatives from mountainous and small island countries, the international community, development partners, international NGOs, the pr...

May 17, 2024 11:05 PM

Nepal PM Prachanda to Seek Fourth Vote of Confidence on May 20

Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has written to the Federal Parliament Secretariat to take a vote of confidence from the House of Representatives on May 20. As per Article 100 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal, the PM should table a motion in HoR for the vote of confidence within 30 days if a political party in a coalition government withdraws its support to the Prime Minister. PM Prachanda will seek a vote of confidence after the Upendra Yadav-led Janata Samajwadi Party (JS...

May 7, 2024 11:51 PM

A National Conference in Nepal discusses making foreign policy more inclusive and equitable for women

A National Conference on Prospect and Roadmap for Feminist Foreign Policy in Nepal was organised in Kathmandu today. The main theme of the conference was the integration of Feminist Foreign Policy principles into Nepal’s foreign policy and to make it more inclusive and equitable as per international standards.  Sewa Lamsal, Nepal’s Foreign Secretary, said that Nepal is gradually improving women’s representation in Nepal’s executive, legislative, and judicial bodies, as well as in c...

May 6, 2024 9:22 AM

Japan’s Foreign Minister visiting Kathmandu to hold bilateral talks with Nepal

Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamikawa Yoko, arrived in Kathmandu Sunday afternoon on an official visit to Nepal. The Minister arrived at the cordial invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha. Foreign Service Secretary Sewa Lamsal received the Japanese Minister at Tribhuvan International Airport. This marks her first visit to Nepal after she was appointed to the post. The Japanese Minister paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Pushpa Ka...

April 26, 2024 4:07 PM

National Seminar held in Kathmandu discusses regional experience on BRI in south Asia

National Seminar organised by Centre for Social Innovation and Foreign Policy (CESIF) on “Reflecting on BRI: Experiences and Lessons from South Asia” held in Kathmandu, navigated the opportunities and challenges of China’s Belt and Road Initiative with experiences from regional neighbours who have implemented the projects under BRI. The seminar was held at a critical time of accelerated Chinese push for the BRI implementation plan agreement with Nepal. Executive Chairperson of CESIF Ambas...

April 24, 2024 9:51 AM

Emir of Qatar arrives in Nepal on state visit, honouring relationship it declares today a public holiday

The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, arrived in Kathmandu for a two-day state visit on Tuesday at the friendly invitation of President of Nepal Ramchandra Paudel. The Qatari Emir arrived here this afternoon on a special plane upon completion of his State visit to Bangladesh. On arrival, A contingent of the Nepali Army presented a guard of honour, the Emir of Qatar was received in the VVIP lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport by President Ramchandra Paudel,...

April 18, 2024 6:50 PM

Seto Machindranath Rath Jatra concludes in Kathmandu

The three-day-long Seto Machindranath Rath Jatra concluded today in Kathmandu, marking the end of the festival that began on April 16, 2024. Seto Machindranath, also known as the White Machindranath, is revered as the deity who brings rain and ensures good harvests.    The festival holds great significance among the Newar community in the Kathmandu Valley.    During the Rath Jatra, the statue of Seto Machindranath is placed on a chariot and pulled through key areas of the city, including...

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