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China, Nepal sign 14 pacts, including on railway construction

China, Nepal sign 14 pacts, including on railway construction

  • 1 month ago

Beijing, June 21 (IANS) China and Nepal on Thursday signed 14 agreements, including one on railway construction in the Himalayan nation, following a meeting between visiting Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and his Chinese counterpart li Keqiang. Both sides struck the deal on conducting feasibility study of a railway line connecting the border town of Kerung to Nepali capital Kathmandu. The MoU was signed by Nepal's Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth [...] Read more

China vows to back Nepal’s ‘territorial integrity’ as two sides sign US $2.4 billion of deals

China vows to back Nepal’s ‘territorial integrity’ as two sides sign US $2.4 billion of deals

  • 1 month ago

President Xi Jinping says countries are ‘facing new development opportunities’ during meeting with visiting Nepalese leader KP Sharma Oli. China has vowed to support Nepal’s efforts to maintain its “territorial integrity” as Beijing seeks to strengthen its ties with the Himalayan state and expand its influence in South Asia. The two sides also signed eight agreements worth US$2.4 billion, ranging from hydroelectric to water resources projects, cement factori [...] Read more

June upcoming meeting

June upcoming meeting

  • 2 months ago

सम्पुर्ण सदस्य साथीहरुमा नमस्कार !  यस नेब्रास्का नेप्लीज सोसाइटीको विविध विषयमा छलफल गरि निर्णय गर्नुपर्ने भएकोले  June 9th,  Saturday, 2018 को दिन, विहानकोठीक 11:00 AM बजे  304 Olson Dr Papillion, NE 68046 मा तपाईको अनिवार्य उपस्थितिको लागि विनम्ररतापुर्वक अनुरोध गर्दछौँ। बैठकका एजेन्डाहरु: १. कोषाध्यक्षद्धारा प्रस्तुत हुने अह [...] Read more

Disfigured Nepali man, in U.S. for surgery, comes to Norfolk to see his portrait

Disfigured Nepali man, in U.S. for surgery, comes to Norfolk to see his portrait

  • 2 months ago

NORFOLK, Neb. — The man from Nepal stands before an oil painting, a near-mirror image of his severely disfigured face. His one good eye begins to fill with tears. “I like it,” he says softly. “I like it.” Ashok Shrestha has traveled far to be able to stand here in the Norfolk Arts Center to see his portrait, cast lovingly on canvas in soft lines and muted colors. He has come a long way to meet the Omaha artist who painted him and to experience something he had [...] Read more

A 30-year-old man is being sued by his parents because he refuses to leave home

A 30-year-old man is being sued by his parents because he refuses to leave home

  • 2 months ago

In most cases, there's nothing wrong with living with your parents as an adult — after all, Michael B. Jordan does it. But one man in Central New York seems to have overstayed his welcome at his childhood home. Michael Rotondo, 30, has been living at his parents' place in Camillus, New York, without paying rent. But now they want him out. Christina and Mark Rotondo repeatedly asked Michael to move out of their house — but claim he has refused to do so. Now, Christina an [...] Read more

10 dead in school shooting, official says

10 dead in school shooting, official says

  • 2 months ago

A law enforcement official says 10 people are dead in the Texas high school shooting; nine of those killed are students and one a teacher. Two law enforcement officers are among those injured, the official says. As to the explosive devices at the school, the official says pipe bombs and pressure cookers were found at the scene.   Source: https://www.cnn.com/us/live-news/santa-fe-texas-shooting/index.html   Read more

Indian Man Among Two Arrested In Nepal For Illegal Call Bypassing

Indian Man Among Two Arrested In Nepal For Illegal Call Bypassing

  • 3 months ago

They were operating illegally BOIP service from their rented room in Kathmandu, causing a huge loss to state-run Nepal Telecom, police said. KATHMANDU:  An Indian national was among two persons arrested in Nepal today for illegally operating a call bypass centre from their rented room in Kathmandu, police said. Vivek Shukla, 24, a resident of Madhya Pradesh and Nepali local Lal Bahadur Magarati, 25, were arrested from a guest house in Kathmandu, they said. Read more >> [...] Read more

Nepal grants power generation licence to Indian company

Nepal grants power generation licence to Indian company

  • 3 months ago

Nepal has granted an Indian government-owned subsidiary the power generation licence from a 900-megawatt hydropower project, days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to the country from May 11. Investment Board Nepal (IBN) recently granted the licence to Satluj Jala Vodyut Nigam Power Development Company, a subsidiary of Indian government-owned Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd, to generate power from the Arun-3 Hydropower Project located in eastern Nepal. The permit was gr [...] Read more

Nepal: Government Adopted New “National Alcohol Regulation and Control Policy”

Nepal: Government Adopted New “National Alcohol Regulation and Control Policy”

  • 3 months ago

The government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, has adopted a new policy to coherently and evidence-based regulate sales of alcohol products in the country of 26.8 million inhabitants. The core features of the new law are: Total ban of alcohol advertisement, promotion and sponsorship. Decreasing availability: in the future alcohol will only be sold by especially licensed shops for certain hours. All alcohol containers will have at least a 75% hea [...] Read more

Warren Buffett says bitcoin is 'rat poison'

Warren Buffett says bitcoin is 'rat poison'

  • 3 months ago

The price of bitcoin took a dive after Warren Buffett renewed his criticism of the cryptocurrency — even comparing it to rat poison. Bitcoin had been closing in on $10,000, but it fell nearly 6% Sunday and was down another 2% Monday to just over $9,300. Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB), has been a bitcoin bear for years. He has often compared the cryptocurrency to gold, saying that both assets are strictly speculative and don't produce earnings and dividend [...] Read more

Kim Jong Un cross the line at DMZ

Kim Jong Un cross the line at DMZ

  • 3 months ago

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un crossed the southern side of the DMZ for a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the first time a North Korean leader has stepped into the territory since 1953. Source: https://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2018/04/27/kim-jong-un-crosses-into-south-korea-summit-ac.cnn Read more

Homeland Security ends protections for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

Homeland Security ends protections for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

  • 3 months ago

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration announced on Thursday an end to a protected status for roughly 9,000 Nepalese immigrants that has been in place since a devastating 2015 earthquake -- a move that could force many to choose between returning to their still-recovering home country or living in the shadows in the US. Thursday's announcement by the Department of Homeland Security continues the administration's effort to substantially curtail the use of temporary protected status, [...] Read more