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Nepal Monarch visits for traditional Puja

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Nepal Monarch visits for traditional Puja

Bhubaneswar:  Nepal’s last king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev is scheduled to visit Orissa (Odisha) for six days from February 7. During his six-day visit Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev is expected to perform a series of rituals at the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple at Puri and visit Sakhigopal Temple. He has a special […]

Why Labour Permit for Nepal workers?

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Why Labour Permit for Nepal workers?

Nepal government has for the first time formally acknowledged India as a labour destination for Nepali workers. On January 23, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced that the government is planning to make it mandatory for Nepali workers heading for India to acquire labor permits. The government does not have records of Nepalis working in […]

Nepal bans use of new Indian banknotes

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Nepal bans use of new Indian banknotes

Nepal Rastra Bank on Thursday (24 November) banned the use of India’s new currency notes of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 denomination, terming them “unauthorised and illegal”. These two currency notes were issued by the Reserve Bank of India recently after old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes were withdrawn. Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) […]

Kathmandu is Spiritual Centre of South Asia: Pranab

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Kathmandu is Spiritual Centre of South Asia: Pranab

KATHMANDU: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has described Kathmandu as a spiritual centre for the people of South Asian region. (November 3) “Kathmandu is not only the political capital of Nepal, but also a spiritual centre for the people in our region,” the Indian president said addressing a civic reception organized in his honour by the […]

Indo-Nepal border transit tightened

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Indo-Nepal border transit tightened

Patna: India has ramped up security at the no-man’s land and the transit points along the Nepal-India border following the southern neighbour’s increasing hostilities with Pakistan, according to reports reaching here Saturday (October 15) Indian authorities have beefed up security at Raxaul-Vishwa, Parsauni-Bhelai, Sirsiya-Raxaul, Janakitol-Inarwa, Thori and Bhiswa-Thori transit points across border with Parsa district. […]

India ‘bans’ Nepalese ginger, says it’s Chinese in disguise!

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India ‘bans’ Nepalese ginger, says it’s Chinese in disguise!

PANITANKI (INDIA), Sept 1: India has put a ban on import of ginger from Nepal, arguing that the rhizome has ‘high pesticide residue’ and that ‘Chinese ginger’ was being exported in the disguise of the Nepali product. However, a cleverly worded circular, put out by India does not mention the word ‘ban’. According to reports, […]

Nepal PM walking the tight-rope between China and India

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Nepal PM walking the tight-rope between China and India

KATHMANDU  – Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda sent one of his trusted lieutenants from the insurgency period as a special envoy to China. He seeks to clear confusion over the future of agreements signed by his predecessor. In a balancing act, officials said Prachanda would send another deputy, Bimelandra Nidhi, a member of the Madhesi […]