Nepal

Nepal picks May 28 as National Day

Nepal-National-Day-May-28Kathmandu, June 1 : The government of Nepal has decided to observe May 28 of each year as the National Day, ending years of confusion over the issue since the country turned into a republic in 2008.

On May 28, 2008, the first meeting of Constituent Assembly declared Nepal as a federal republic, bringing to an end the 240-year-old monarchy.

Tata has launched Indica Vista D90 in Nepal

Tata has launches Indica Vista D90 in NepalIndian automotive giant, Tata Motors has announced the launch of tis Tata Indica Vista D90 model in the Nepalese market.

The model, which is a very successful model in the Indian market, was launched on May 20, 2013 in Kathmandu by Gurinder Singh, Country Manager for the Nepal and Bhutan Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors.

Nepal's chief justice takes oath as executive head

Nepal's chief justice takes oath as executive headKathmandu, March 14 : Nepal's sitting Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi Thursday took oath of office as the chairperson of the Interim Election Council to hold Constituent Assembly elections by June 21.

Regmi was sworn in by President Ram Baran Yadav as the head of the interim government as a way out to end the political deadlock since the expiry of the first Constituent Assembly on May 27 last year, reported Xinhua.

Forest officials from India, Nepal begin sophisticated tiger survey

Forest officials from India, Nepal begin sophisticated tiger survey Forest Officials from India and Nepal have started a sophisticated census of the Royal Bengal tiger in Terai Arc region, which is shared between the two countries.

This is the first time that the officials from the two countries will be working on a joint census of tigers. The census will be carried out in a series of wildlife preserves and forests located along the Terai Arc region. The officials have said that the objective of the survey us to determine the exact number of Royal Bengal tigers residing in the area.

India, Nepal begin joint Royal Bengal tiger census

India, Nepal begin joint Royal Bengal tiger censusForest officials from neighbouring countries, India and Nepal have begun a joint census for the Royal tigers in the region.

This is the first time that the officials from the two countries will be working on a joint census of tigers. The census will be carried out in a series of wildlife preserves and forests located along the Terai Arc region, which is shared between the two countries. The officials have said that the objective of the survey us to determine the exact number of Royal Bengal tigers residing in the area.

Flight towards Mount Everest crashes in Nepal

crashes-in-NepalA flight carrying 19 people bounded towards the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest crashed just outside the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.

The craft came down in flames and all of the people on board have been killed in the incidence, including 7 people from the UK and 5 Chinese nationals. The twin-engine Sita Air craft, which was flying from Kathmandu to the gateway to the Mount Everest, Lukla town, crashed just after take-off.

Sobhraj's mom-in-law shocked by 'Bigg Boss' sex query

Sobhraj's mom-in-law shocked by 'Bigg Boss' sex queryKathmandu, Oct 3 - When Nihita Biswas Sobhraj made entertainment history Monday night by becoming the first contestant from Nepal to take part in Indian TV channel Color's reality show "Bigg Boss 5", back home in Kathmandu her family's moment of pride turned into shock and consternation at the first barrage of questions raining down on the 23-year-old.

"I was shocked," said Nihita's mother Shakuntala Thapa, a senior lawyer practising at Nepal's Supreme Court, reacting to the question posed by one of the participants, news anchor Mandeep Belvi.

Anna phenomenon grows in Nepal too

Anna phenomenon grows in Nepal tooKathmandu, Aug 25 : As Anna Hazare's public protest against corruption in the form of a fast in New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan reached its 10th day Thursday, support for the frail 74-year-old began to grow in neighbouring Nepal as well with civil society members and human rights activists showing solidarity.

On Thursday, dozens of Indians marched in a rally in capital city Kathmandu, holding up signs that said in Hindi, "All of us are with you, Anna".

'Delhi Belly' finally gets clean chit in Nepal

'Delhi Belly' finally gets clean chit in NepalKathmandu, July 6 : After being put on hold for 48 hours following censors' objections to the expletives peppering its dialogues, Aamir Khan's home production "Delhi Belly" finally reappeared in Nepal's theatres Wednesday after the offending parts were addressed.

`Delhi Belly' gets bitter censor pill in Nepal

`Delhi Belly' gets bitter censor pill in NepalKathmandu, July 4 : Two years after Bollywood action comedy "Chandni Chowk to China" was banned in Nepal, now it's the turn of Amir Khan's newest release "Delhi Belly" to land in the latest controversy in the Himalayan republic with the government Sunday stopping the film from being screened in Nepal.

Nepal gays seek inspiration from Bollywood's `I Am'

Nepal gays seek inspiration from Bollywood's `I Am'Kathmandu, May 31 : Still portrayed as buffoons, aliens and despicable people by their own silver screen story-tellers, Nepal's burgeoning gay community is now hoping Bollywood's path-breaking films like "I Am" and "My Brother Nikhil" will give Nepali filmmakers the right perspective one day.

Rituparno Ghosh takes the plunge into 'queer' film

Rituparno Ghosh takes the plunge into 'queer' filmKathmandu, April 27 : After "Arekti premer golpo" (Just another love story) and "Memories in March", both of which have strong gay protagonists and Rituparno Ghosh stepping out in front of the camera, the Bengali film director has now completed shooting his first "queer" film, which is also a metaphor for his own sexual transformation.

Monica Bedi begins new innings in Nepal

Monica Bedi begins new innings in Nepal  Kathmandu, Feb 28 : Thirteen years after she acted in her last film of note, "Tirchhi Topiwale", Monica Bedi, better known as the companion of jailed mafia don Abu Salem, has begun a new innings in Nepal, acting in a new film that could be the mirror image of her own aspirations.

Proteins persuade AIDS Immunity

AIDSIt is claimed that 64,000 people are suffering from HIV in Nepal and 16,637 among them are surviving with HIV/AIDS.

This was further stated in an interaction on media sensitization on the problems related with HIV/AIDS conducted by Nepal HIV/AIDS Alliance (NEHA) here Monday.

The respondents claimed that the sex workers, where they infused drugs, male having sex with male, third gender, migrant workers and their family members and prisoners are having the increased risk of population group of HIV.

Nepal braces for supernatural thrill on Christmas

Nepal braces for supernatural thrill on ChristmasKathmandu, Dec 2 - The more Nepali director Dev Kumar Shrestha read in the papers about fatal road accidents at Krishna Bheer - a cliff west of Kathmandu that was once prone to the worst landslides - the more he became convinced there was more to it than met the eye. His new film "Ek Din, Ek Raat" puts the spotlight on the mystery.

"It's not just bad roads or bad drivers that cause an accident," the 38-year-old director told IANS.

Can 'Indian Idol' Prashant Tamang become Nepali matinee idol?

Can 'Indian Idol' Prashant Tamang become Nepali matinee idol?Kathmandu, Nov 10 - This is going to be a critical week for former "Indian Idol" Prashant Tamang. He is now aiming to become the new matinee idol of Nepal, the country that helped him win the popular Indian reality show three years ago.

The 27-year-old former constable from West Bengal Police Force starts his new innings as an actor with his debut film, "Gorkha Paltan", running in almost 60 theatres across the country.

Nepal asks India to lift 1,000-rupee note ban

NepalKathmandu, July 11:  Less than a fortnight after an Indian minister was detained in Nepal for carrying banned Indian currency notes, Nepal has reiterated its call to India's banking transaction regulator to lift the prohibition.

Yubaraj Khatiwada, governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the republic's apex bank, has asked Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao to lift the RBI ban on Rs.1,000 and Rs.500 Indian rupee notes in Nepal.

The ban came into effect more than a decade ago after a growing racket in fake Indian currency as well as suspected routing of money to fund terrorist activities through Nepal.

Manisha Koirala Ties Nuptial Knot With Nepali Businessman

Manisha Koirala Ties Nuptial Knot With Nepali BusinessmanBollywood hottie Manisha Koirala tied the nuptial knot with Nepali businessman Samrat Dahal in a traditional Nepali ceremony today after an elaborate engagement and mehendi ceremony a day before.

The 40-year-old Koirala was married to the 33-year-old entrepreneur at the scenic Le Meridien resort in Kathmandu.

Maoists call off strike after six days

Maoists call off strike after six daysMaoists have called off the strike in Nepal after six days. As per the Mao leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the normal people are facing lot difficulties due to ongoing strike. So the party has decided to protest the Government in some other way soon.  

No signs of end of end of Maoist strike visible yet

Madhav-KumarAccording to the official reports, Nepal's embattled prime minister won support from 10 of his 22-party ruling coalition as the Maoist-led nationwide strike showed no sign of ending.

Nepalnews. com has reported that the 10 parties urged Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, under pressure from the former Maoist rebels to resign, to stay on.




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