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Nepal and India have a lot to gain from meaningful hydropower cooperation
Every single government in Nepal’s modern era has realised that cooperation with India is necessary and that the investment and know-how India offers can speed up our development

Nepal poor because of poor governance: Communist leader
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) Khadga Prasad Oli, newly-elected chairman of Nepal's largest communist party, Monday blamed poor governance for the poverty in the country. The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) chief, in his first major public pronouncement since his election last week, asked party members to work towards achieving prosperity of the country, Xinhua reported. Nepal ...

Army provides Nepal with Acrow bridge kits
Richard Tomkins PARSIPPANY, N.J., July 21 (UPI) -- Acrow modular bridge kits for use in natural disasters have been supplied to the Nepal Army by the U.S. military.

Nepal seeks clarity in energy cooperation with India
In its response to the draft agreement on “Cooperation in Power Sector”, the government of Nepal has asked if the Indian proposal is to be ratified by parliament or to be approved by the cabinet

Nepal Women’s National Basketball team to play in India
Nepal Women's National Basketball team to play in India

Uproar in Nepal over Indian energy proposal
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) Days ahead of a visit by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj aimed at further strengthening bilateral ties, an Indian proposal for the development of Nepal's abundant water resources has triggered a row in the Himalayan nation with many political parties opposing it contending it was not in Nepal's national interest. At a closed-door meeting here over the weekend ...

Nepal to generate energy from Bagmati river
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) The Nepalese government is gearing up to generate hydropower energy from Bagmati river. Nepal's energy ministry has already announced that all of its available resources would be utilised to maximise the energy generation. Nepal is currently reeling under an eight-hour load shedding daily. The Department of Electricity Development (DoED) has granted a generation licence ...

Nepal's ex-crown prince nabbed in Thailand, again
BANGKOK (AP) — Nepal's former crown price, notorious for his flamboyant lifestyle, has been arrested for marijuana possession in Thailand for a second time in two years, police said Wednesday.

Nepal rescinds permission for Buddhist leader's cremation
DHARAMSHALA, JULY 14: The government of Nepal has revoked its decision to allow the last rituals of a prominent Buddhist leader who passed away in Germany last month due to heart attack, reported the New York Times.

Nepal Standard Time
July 22, 2014, 3:02 PM
Foreign Exchange Rates
Currency Unit Buying/Rs. Selling/Rs.
U.S. dollar 1 96.19 96.79
European euro 1 130.05 130.86
UK pound sterling 1 164.29 165.31
Swiss franc 1 107.07 107.73
Australian dollar 1 90.23 90.80
Canadian dollar 1 89.51 90.07
Singapore dollar 1 77.53 78.01
Japanese yen 10 9.49 9.55
Chinese renminbi (Yuan) 1 15.49 15.59
Saudi Arabian riyal 1 25.65 25.81
Qatari riyal 1 26.42 26.59
Thai baht 1 3.01 3.03
UAE Dirham 1 26.19 26.35
Malaysian ringgit 1 30.32 30.51
South Korean Won 100 9.37 9.42
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*