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Bhaktapur police launch campaign against wayward students

  * In the first phase, police hand over students at fault to their guardians * They initiate action against if first-time offenders do not mend ways * Police also plan to take operators of cinema halls, restaurants, pool houses and lodges, who let students in uniform in Kathmandu, February 4. Metropolitan Police Crime Division Bhaktapur […]

‘Gains in Nepal-China ties are irreversible, even if we want to reverse them’

Onlinekhabar Kathmandu, February 3. As Prime Minister KP Oli prepares to embark on his maiden official visit to India, many are suspicious that improvement of relations with India, which have been sour for the past few months, might overshadow prospective long-term agreements with China. But MP Rajan Bhattarai, who is a member of the recently-formed Eminent Persons’ […]

We’ve sold Upper Karnali to India for peanuts, says DPM KC

Kathmandu, February 2. The government ‘sold’ Upper Karnali to India’s GMR against Nepal’s national interest, and that too for peanuts, Deputy Prime Minister Chitra Bahadur KC says.

The minister says the agreement should be scrapped and Upper Karnali hydro project should be constructed utlising domestic resource. “Those who were in power when the agreement was signed wanted to please the Indian government to prolong their stay in power,” said Thapa speaking at a programme organised by the ‘Karnali-affected’ in Kathmandu.

Ncell takeover by Axiata: Govt has not received any official notice

Onlinekhabar Kathmandu, February 2. The government has not received any official communication from Ncell regarding the Malaysian telecom giant Axiata’s plan to buy controlling stake in Ncell. Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya, secertary at the Minstry of Communication and Information, told members of the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee that the deal between TeliaSonera, which has a controlling stake […]

ICC U-19: Nepal to face Bangladesh on Friday

Nepal’s U-19 cricket team will face hosts Bangladesh in the quarterfinal of the ongoing youth world cup.

The fixture was finalised after Bangladesh defeated Namibia by 8 wickets in their final group stage match on Tuesday. With the win, Bangladesh finish on top in Group A.

Prachanda: Blockade will remain until provincial boundaries redrawn

Kathmandu, February 1. UCPN-Maoist Chairman Prachanda has said that India’s unofficial blockade will be lifted only after an agreement is reached with the Madheshi Morcha on redrawing of provincial boundaries.

U-19 cricket World Cup: India beat Nepal by seven wickets

Kathmandu, February 1. India’s U-19 cricket team have defeated Nepal by seven wickets in their final group stage match in the ongoing U-19 World Cup. Nepal never looked to threaten the Indian side during the entire match. Nepal’s opening batsman Sunil Dhamala was out without troubling the score in the first over of the Nepali innings.

Yogendra Karki, who replaced Dhamala at the crease, could only muster seven runs. Skipper Raju Rijal, who had so far been the mainstay of Nepal’s batting lineup in the tournament, also got out after making six runs. Opener Sandeep Sunar looked threatening, but he too got out after making 37 runs. Vice-captain Arif Sheikh chipped with 26.

Sushil camp’s new proposal: Let’s have three VPs in Nepali Congress

Kathmandu, January 31. Nepali Congress’ establishment faction (led by Sushil Koirala) has proposed that the party have three vice-presidents.

According to the proposal, there shall be one senior VP and two VPs. The senior VP will be elected by party representatives and the other two VPs will be nominated by the party president. The Koirala camp also wants the party’s treasurer, who in the past has been elected by party representatives, to be nominated by the president.

Pokhara Int’l Airport agreement to be signed during Oli’s China visit

Kathmandu, January 29. The Chinese government is preparing to sign a loan agreement with Nepal for the proposed regional international airport in Pokhara, during Prime Minister KP Oli’s visit to Beijing in a few months.

The agreement will pave the way for China’s Exim Bank to provide concessional loan to construct the new airport in the Lake City. Sources at the Minsitry of Civil Aviation have told Onlinekhabar that although the paperwork for the deal is complete, the Chinese side is saying it needs more tim

Five vehicles enter Nepal through Miteri bridge on Friday morning

Kathmandu, January 29. Five vehicles from Raxaul have crossed the Miteri bidge, where agitated Madheshi Morcha supporters have been organising a sit-in for over 120 days.

Local authorities said four vehicles have also crossed the bridge from Nepal by 9 am. Parsa DO Keshav Raj Ghimire said around 4-5 protesters were present when the the vehicles made the crossing.

India says Oli coming to Delhi, don’t know about preconditions

Onlinekhabar Kathmandu, January 28. India’s Ministry of External Affairs has said Nepal’s Prime Minister will soon come to India. At the ministry’s regular press conference, spokesperson Vikas Swarup said details of the visit have not been finalised yet. He said India extended its invitation to Oli when he was appointed to the post. Asked to comment […]

U-19 Cricket World Cup: Nepal stun New Zealand 

  Onlinekhabar Kathmandu, January 28. Nepal’s U-19 cricketers have kick-started their World Cup Cup campaign by defeating New Zealand by 32 runs. Winning the toss, New Zealand decided to bat and restricted the Nepali side to 238/7 in the allotted 50 overs. In reply, the side from the test-playing country could only muster 206 runs before […]

After amendment, Morcha, govt have changed their strategy

Kathmandu, January 28. Nepal’s Parliament recently passed the first amendment to the new constitution to address the demands of the Madheshi Morcha, which has been in agitation for more than four months now. But still, politics is not back to what could be considered normal.

The Parliament’s passing of the amendment has been welcomed by the UN, China and other members of the international community. India has also termed it ‘positive’. But the Madheshi Morcha says it is still not content with the changes made to the constitution.

GP Koirala’s daughter Sujata to contest for Congress president

Onlinekhabar Kathmandu, January 28.  Nepali Congress leader Sujata Koirala has announced that she will contest for the party president during the upcoming general convention. Sujata, who is the daughter of GP Koirala, made the announcemet to the press at her residence in Biratnagar. Sujata said that she had taken the decision on her own, and […]

Congress leadership: Five leaders want to throw hat in the ring

Five leaders are likely to contest for the leadership of Nepali Congress: Sushil Koirala, Sher Bahadur Deuba, Ram Chandra Paudel, Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Sujata Koirala. Here’s a look at each of their chances.

Ban hopes amendment helps normalise supplies to Nepal

Onlinekhabar Kathmandu, January 27. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the Parliament’s amendment to the new constitution, and termed it an important step towards resolving differences on constitutional arrangements. UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, speaking on behalf of the Secretary-General, said Ban encourages all parties to exercise maximum flexibility in resolving the remaining issues through dialogue. “He […]

Mahato positive about grand alliance of Madheshi forces

Biratnagar, January 26. Sadbhavana Party President Rajendra Mahato and Tarai Madhesh national campaign coordinator JP Gupta on Tuesday discussed the possibility of forming what they call a grand alliance of Madheshi parties to intensify the Madhesh movement. Sadbhavana is with the United Democratic Madheshi Front, whereas Gupta’s party is part of the Federal Inclusive Madheshi Alliance. […]

Thanks to Indian TV channels, Nepal ranked 148th on ‘Netflix index’!

Onlinekhabar Kathmandu, January 26. Nepal ranks at the 148th position among 244 countries where is Netflix is available, on the basis of the availability of content to stream on the video streaming site. This data emerged from a new online database called the Unofficial Netflix Online Global Search, which lists all titles available on Netflix and […]

If blockade continues, Oli unlikely to visit India 

Onlinekhabar Kathmandu, January 26. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that the Indian blockade will end in 1-2 days, indicating he may not visit India shortly (as planned) if the blockade stays. “This blockade will end without a formal declaration,” Oli told journalists at his official residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday. Asked when the blockade […]

Fast-track process for import of medicines stuck on slow lane

Onlinekhabar Kathmandu, January 26. The fast-track process, meant to import medicines swiftly in view of a shortage resulting from the Indian blockade and the Madhesh movement, is on slow lane. Through this process, the KP Oli government aims to address the shortage of medicines and medical supplies in village-based government health centres for three months. Because […]

China hails constitution amendment, bids to resolve differences through talks 

Kathmandu, January 26. China has welcomed the first amendment to Nepal’s new constitution promulgated recently through a popularly-elected Constituent Assembly.

In a regular press conference on January 25, Hua Chunying, spokesperson for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: The Chinese side follows closely the situation in Nepal and welcomes the efforts made by the Nepali government and relevant parties to resolve differences through dialogues.