China pledges RMB 150 million (NRS 2.4 billion) military assistance to Nepal Army

The Chinese government has agreed to provide RMB 150 million (NRS 2.4 billion) military assistance to Nepal Army. The ‘assistance’ which is to be provided over three years will be utilised towards... Read more »
Left: Anil Pradhan with the drone (Facebook); Right: Elephants in a jungle (Reference only)

Jhapa has a wild elephant problem. A 12th grader found an ingenious solution.

Jhapa in eastern Nepal has a wild elephant problem – or a human-elephant conflict we may say. About 152 km area – from south-east Kachankawal Rural Municipality to east-north Mechi Municipality’s Bahundangi... Read more »

NRNA Elections – Kumar Panta elected President

Kumar Panta has been elected ‘president of the Non-Resident Nepali Association, the apex body representing Nepali diaspora abroad. He beat his rival Kul Acharya at the polls and will lead the association... Read more »

Lawmakers or law breakers?

Uncle Ben’s line ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ may evoke a myriad of thought provoking emotions – however in practice – we are quite unlikely to implement, or so it seems.... Read more »

I am a Nepali, and I don’t like your money

The date was 25th April, 2015 – just before 12 p.m., I along with millions of others watched buildings shake – while concrete buildings crumbled, not a single Nepali soul broke (with... Read more »

#Xiplomacy: 56 billion rupees in less than 24 hours

Visiting President of People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping in a state dinner announced a ‘support’ of 3.5 billion RMB (more than NRS 56 billion) for ‘uplifting the living standard of the... Read more »

Police arrest former Parliament Speaker Mahara

Immediate past Parliament speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been arrested by police over the allegation of sexual harassment ahead of the country’s great festival, Dashain. A team of police from the Metropolitan... Read more »

UN Secretary-General Lauds Nepal, Invitation Extended To Participate In Sagarmatha Sambad

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lauded Nepal’s unparalleled contributions to the global peace building missions and expressed UN commitment to work in partnership for socio-economic development of Nepal. The UN Secretary-General... Read more »

Chhaupadi – An individual experience, a societal issue

In 2005, the Supreme Court of Nepal banned Chhaupadi – an age old practice of banishing menstruating women to huts/cowsheds because they are ‘impure’. Between 2005 and 2018, at least 13 females... Read more »
Gulariya Village declared ODF. (Image: UN Habitat)

Nepal to become an Open Defecation Free (ODF) nation today. But now is not a time to stop the effort.

In an official program, Nepal will declare itself an Open Defecation Free (ODF) free nation today – while a few shortcomings remain, tremendous efforts by multiple stakeholders have been placed to materialise... Read more »