Province 2 receiving less aid than it would deserve

Kathmandu, 21 January : Province 2 is not on the priority of the international development partners even as it lags behind other provinces in terms of social, economic and human development, according to the Development Cooperation Report (DCR) 2017/18 published by the Ministry of Finance.

Vijay Dutta Chairperson of Madheshi Commission

Kathmandu, 21 January :  The Constitutional Council has recommended chairpersons of five constitutional commissions.

India accepts agreemo of Nilambar Acharya

Kathmandu, 20 January : India has accepted the nomination of Nilambar Acharya as Nepal's Ambassador to India. According to Spokesperson at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, Abhishek Dubey, Ministry of External Affairs of India accepted Acharya's agreemo and communicated it to the Nepal government.

55 Nepalis have over Rs 52 billion in Swiss banks

Kathmandu, 17 January : A year-long investigation conducted by a Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) team in collaboration with the International ...

Agreement for Nepal-India trade promotion

Kathmandu, 17 January : Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Trade Promotion Council of India have signed a bilateral agreement to promote trade between Nepal and India.

CoAS Thapa returns home

Kathmandu, 17 January : Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa has returned home, wrapping up his six-day official visit to India.

Buddha Air to start Kolkata flight from mid-April

Kathmandu, 17 January : Buddha Air ahs three weekly flights on the Kathmandu-Kolkata route from April 15.

Politics

PM Oli leaves to Switzerland

Kathmandu, 21 January : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has left here for Switzerland, leading a Nepali delegation to participate in the 49th annual meeting of World Economic Forum to be held at Davos city of Switzerland.

Local News

Province 2 receiving less aid than it would deserve

Kathmandu, 21 January : Province 2 is not on the priority of the international development partners even as it lags behind other provinces in terms of social, economic and human development, according to the Development Cooperation Report (DCR) 2017/18 published by the Ministry of Finance.

Interview

Madheshi people could explode any time : Rakesh Mishra

Deputy General Secretary, RJP-Nepal

The government is continuing discrimination against the marginalised groups. The government has been discriminating against Madhesi, indigenous people, Muslims in their language, culture, identity and citizenship, among other issues.

Terai-Madhesh is still in illusion : C.N Tharu

Coordinator, Tarai Madhesh National Council

Editorial

What’s the achievement of Madhesh Movement ? (Editorial)

One of the biggest achievements of Madhesh movements is that Madheshi got a renewed sense of dignity and pride in their own identity.

Prime Minister’s address and Madhesh (Editorial)

Madhesis want to be equal citizens of this country but the major political parties view their demands as communal and even against the national interests.

Implementation of federalism and statute (Editorial)

The formation of new government after the elections to House of Representatives and provincial parliaments has paved way for political stability.

International

Kumbha Mela, The World’s Largest Festival

Day and night, through crackling loudspeakers, the announcements ring out. “It is Babu speaking,” says a shrill voice. “I have lost my wallet and brother. Please come here the moment you hear this.”

Pollution in India's holy Ganges makes it toxic

New Delhi, 18 January : The Ganges river, holy to most Indians, flows from the western Himalayas down to the Bay of Bengal through crowded cities, industrial hubs and some of the most populated areas in the world.

India's transgenders take first Kumbh Mela dip

New Delhi, 17 January : For decades Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has fought India's conservative laws and beliefs to put her transgender community on a par with the rest of society, and now she has notched up a new milestone.