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Nepal and Tibet reach 16-point tourism promotion agreement

By Sharachchandra Bhandary Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People’s Republic of China have signed a 16-point memorandum of understanding along with a commitment of collaboration for bilateral tourism. The agreement was reached at the end of the 9th meeting of the Joint Tourism Coordination Committee between Tibet …

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Closure of Danish Embassy: Mission accomplished?

By Our Reporter Reports state that Denmark has decided to close her embassy in Kathmandu. It is said that as Denmark government has completed her development mission mission in in Nepal, she has decided to close her embassy in Kathmandu, however, some political observers remark that as Denmark has accomplished …

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NRA’ splans for quake-damaged houses


The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has decided to recommend the Council of Ministers to provide Rs 50,000 for the repair, maintenance and retrofitting of houses that were partially damaged in the earthquakes of last year. A meeting of NRA’s steering committee on Friday made a decision to carry out required …

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Food Safety Act to be improved

The government is preparing to amend the Food Safety Act and bring more types of misconducts in food trade under the Act’s purview as government officials believe introduction of the new law will help control food adulteration and other wrongdoings. Mohan Krishna Maharjan, senior food officer at the Department of …

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The Development and Evolution of Chinese Traditional Opera

Chinese opera

Chinese traditional opera form sprouted from god-worshiping dance and song in the ancient times. By the Spring and Autumn & Warring States period, there were the so-called “You Ren” actors. Since then it underwent a long term of evolution, through Baixi of the Han dynasty, Canjunxi of the Tang dynasty, …

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Painting depicting aspects of Mithila women

An art exhibition ‘Invention in Tradition Third’ that features the works by artist UmeshSah is currently being hosted by Siddhartha Art Gallery in the Capital. The artworks in the exhibit depict countless aspects of Mithila lifestyle. The paintings explore the psyche of Mithila women. The paintings not just explore the …

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Sunny Leone is here in KTM

sunny leon

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone has arrived in Kathmandu (KTM) to perform dance at a party which is going to be organized at Hyatt Regency. “Excited to come to Nepal, let’s get the party going,” she tweeted. This is the third time she is visiting Nepal. This time she came to …

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10th Israeli film festival

Isreal flim festival

The Embassy of Israel in collaboration with Nepal Film Society (NFS) jointly organized the 10th Israeli Film Festival from 23-24 June 2016 at the Russian Culture Center, Kathmandu. A special screening of the movie “Fill the Void” was screened amidst the inaugural on 22 June 2016. Mr.Ananda Prasad Pokharel, Minister …

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‘Upiyanko Nibandha’ at Theatre Mall

upiyako nibandha

Theatre Mall in Sundhara in the Capital is currently staging the play ‘UpiyankoNibandha’, written and directed KedarShrestha. Theatre Centre for Children (TCC, Nepal) partnered with Theatre mall to produce the play. The play explores the relationship between students and teachers; while doing so the play examines the current picture of …

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Has Nepal-India relations normalized?


By Our Political Analyst Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, at a press conference in Delhi, said that India’s relation with Nepal is normal as some misunderstandings in the past have already been over. Earlier, in a regular press brief, the Indian External Affairs Secretary had also claimed the same. …

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