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SPICE OF LIFE

By P. Kharel ‘Transition’ shield In a country where much is said about the ideals of democracy, one, too, would like to contribute his modest line or two. Democracy reflects a state’s social, economic and political governance, with emphasis on popular accessibility to decision-making mechanism. Its success is on how …

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Ways in which China is drawing Nepal into its embrace

BY P K BALACHANDRAN There is an apocryphal story that the Nepalese believe that they have two elder brothers – the first, an interfering, censorial and patronizing one, namely India, and the second, a non-interfering, benign and respectful one, namely China. The dichotomy mentioned above is but a product of …

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Improving Sino-Nepal relations in 21st century

BY ARUN BUDHATHOKI Sino-Nepal relations in the 21st century holds a meaningful relationship in China’s rise to global and regional power. Nepal’s commitment towards China on various issues including Tibet has been applauded by the leaders of both nations. The Sino-Nepal Treaty of Peace and Friendship signed on April 28, …

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Being Sita and Janaki!

BY NIRAJ ARYAL In an incident last week that did not draw much media attention, Janaki Chaudhary (55) of Chitwan district who was seriously injured after being attacked by a Rhino got killed. The poor Tharu woman who lived by cutting grass at the Chitwan National Park and selling it …

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Pratima Pandé conferred with Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite

By Our Reporter The French government has conferred the honorary distinction, ‘Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite,’ knight of the national order of Merit, on Pratima Pande, honorary consul of Italy to Nepal. French ambassador François-Xavier Leger conferred upon Pande the French honour on March 19 amidst a function. This …

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NMB Bank and NBI sign MoU to promote financial literacy via NBI App

By Our Reporter On 25th March, National Banking Institute Ltd. (NBI) and NMB Bank Limited (NMB) signed a MoU whereby the two institutions would promote Financial Literacy Program to reach out to the larger masses through the Bank’s network spread across the country and NBI App, a recently developed Financial …

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Japan to consume Nepali manpower

By Our Reporter On March 25, the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Cooperation on a Basic Framework for Information Partnership for Proper Operation of the System pertaining to Foreign Human Resources with the Status of Residence of “Specified Skilled Worker” was held in Kathmandu between Masamichi Saigo, Ambassador of …

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Vice President Pun attends reception on Pakistan National Day

Kathmandu, March 23 (RSS): Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun attended a special reception hosted here on Saturday evening on the occasion of the 79th National Day of Pakistan. Also present on the occasion were Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, Prime Minister’s chief political advisor Bishnu …

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Sunrise Bank and Sikhar Insurance ink Bancassurance accord

By Our Reporter Sunrise Bank Ltd. has signed Bancassurance agreement with Shikhar Insurance Co. Limited. Bank’s CEO Ratnaraj Bajracharya and Insurance Company’s CEO Dipprakash Pandey signed the agreement amidst a function last week. After the agreement, the Bank’s clients will receive all insurance related services and also kind of claims …

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