A Chinese cyber rumble in Kathmandu

The arrest of 122 Chinese nationals by the Nepal Police in December last year reveals that groups committing major financial frauds are moving to South Asia from their traditional haunts in Southeast Asia. The December 23 raids l…

In BIMSTEC, push for SAARC

I t marked a terrific moment in history when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart of the time Nawaz Sharif shook hands during the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit i…

Avoiding debt trap

China seeks to break Indian monopoly in Nepal on hydropower and other infrastructure development projects Image From Republica National Daily. Two months ago, my Sri Lankan friend at Pondicherry University told me: “Hambantota wa…

Shuklaphanta timber for Kasthamandap reconstruction

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The government bodies have taken initiative to use timbers from the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve of Far Western Region for the reconstruction of the historical Kasthamandap Temple. The temple located on the …

Foreign agencies fail to renovate monuments on time

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Experts have said that the reconstruction and renovation of heritage sites by foreign governments has been taking time as they lack proper and detailed knowledge about Nepal's arts, culture and heritage. …

NRA seeks clarifications from World Vision on three points

-How many foreign nationals are working with the INGO and what are the responsibilities given them for implementing the programs? -How were the criteria, methods and procedures for selecting local partner organizations as stated …

Archaeologists dig up flaw in heritage structure

The Kasthamandap Temple before the earthquake. Photo Courtesy: Hanumandhoka.gov.np KATHMANDU, Dec 9: In recent excavations at Kasthamandap Temple next to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a group of researchers found the fourth saddle sto…

Following the Renjo, Missing the Gokyo

If you plan to trek Himalayan range to have exotic experience in life, Gokyo trail offers more than you would expect. The Rejo La commonly known as Renjo pass lies in an altitude of 5,360 meters in the middle of the trail, but i…

UNESCO mission wants Valley heritage in danger list

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Reactive Monitoring mission of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has asked the committee to place the cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley in the danger list in view of the government's failure at…

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