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India, Nepal to form joint panel to promote tourism
Kathmandu, Jan 30 (IANS) Nepal and India have agreed to form a joint working committee to implement and execute tourism development according to an agreement signed between the two countries during the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu last November. The 12-member panel from each side will oversee and lay the ground for implementation of agreements to tap the huge potential of promoting tourism ...

End of the road for Nepal's traditional Himalayan 'caravans'
For generations, traders and their colourful herds of mules and yaks were a lifeline for remote communities in the heart of Nepal's formidable and often dangerous Himalayas. The traders bravely plied an ancient trail, ferrying salt, grains and other goods between neighbouring China's vast Tibetan plateau and Nepal's middle hills, a profession that endured for centuries. We can't even begin to ...

Nepal misses deadline for constitution after raucous protests
Nepal's lawmakers failed to agree on a new constitution Thursday as a midnight deadline expired, deepening public frustration over the slow pace of political progress in the young republic. Parliament Speaker Subash Nembang adjourned the late-night session after opposition lawmakers rushed into the well of the main chamber, shouted slogans and disrupted proceedings for nearly three hours. "If a ...

Nepal makes pitch for energy, connectivity
In a first of its kind, Nepal has made a strong pitch for foreign investments at a high-profile international forum, 'Nepal Investment Summit 2015', organised outside the country. Despite constituti .....

IFPRI to enhance food security by accelerating agriculture growth in Nepal
New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): The International Food policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has been working to accelerate agricultural growth and to enhance the food security system in Nepal. India provides exposure to Nepal through capacity-building programmes in creating awareness and sensitization. The IFRI's policy reform initiative in Nepal focuses on capacity-building and to implement the policies ...

Nepal lawmakers to vote on charter despite opposition fury
Nepal's parliamentary speaker Sunday announced plans for a vote on a new national constitution to end a political deadlock, sparking fresh anger from opposition lawmakers. The ruling and opposition parties have spent years locked in a stalemate over the terms of a constitution designed to draw a line under a decade of civil war. Speaker Subash Nembang said he had decided to press ahead with a ...

Nepal plunges into turmoil as politicians scuffle over constitution
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal plunged deeper into crisis on Friday after feuding politicians, throwing microphones and shoes, failed to meet a deadline to table a new constitution, seen as a key step to stability in the Himalayan buffer state wedged between Asian powers China and India. "Political leaders must explain to people why they failed to fulfill their commitment," said ...

Nepal PM blames Maoists for missed constitution deadline
Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Friday accused opposition Maoists of turning parliament into a battleground and derailing efforts to secure agreement on a new constitution before a midnight deadline expired. "The constituent assembly has become a showcase for agitation, vandalism and chaos," said Koirala, at the end of a week which saw lawmakers come to blows in parliament as tensions rose ...

Nepal steps up security fearing more trouble in parliament
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal stepped up security in the capital and put police on alert Thursday, anticipating trouble both inside parliament and on the streets because of planned protests by the opposition against governing coalition plans to push through a draft of a new constitution.

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February 1, 2015, 10:18 PM
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Today's Weather Forcast
Stations Max.(ºC) Min.(ºC) Rainfall(mm)
Dadeldhura 27.5 14.4 1.6
Dipayal 38.7 23.5 0.0
Dhangadi 41.4 25.2 0.0
Birendranagar 38.8 23.5 Traces
Nepalgunj 42.0 25.5 Traces
Jumla 24.2 10.5 4.8
Dang 37.8 22.0 2.2
Pokhara 33.7 18.7 14.2
Bhairahawa 40.8 28.5 0.0
Simra 38.3 26.0 0.0
Kathmandu 31.1 18.5 0.5
Okhaldhunga 24.1 13.1 1.7
Taplejung 25.2 16.0 2.4
Dhankuta 29.4 21.0 8.5
Biratnagar 33.5 22.0 0.0
Jiri 24.0 11.5 19.0*