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Matters related to external affairs: Govt agencies asked to seek MoFA’s consent (kp 22/03/2017)

Hearing of seven envoy nominees over (kp 22/03/2017)

Prestige at stake: Laws need to be made to ensure that competent people are appointed as ambassadors, by Anurag Devkota (kp 17/03/2017)

Diplomacy As A Public Domain, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 14/03/2017), Refurbishing Nepali Diplomacy, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 14/03/2017)

Mahat admits to shortcomings in envoys’ nomination (ht 05/03/2017) [Stop political nominations once and for all!!]

Downplaying diplomacy: Govt needs to appoint competent ambassadors so that Nepal can handle international challenges successfully, by Gopal Thapa (kp 03/03/2017) [!!]

Investment summit 2017: Govt expects Rs100b in FDI pledges (kp 27/02/2017), Nepal Investment Summit from Thursday: AIIB President, Indian Finance Minister keynote speakers (rep 27/02/2017), Investment Summit from today: To be attended by around 300 foreign delegates, including India’s finance minister and AIIB president, by Rupak D. Sharma (kp 02/03/2017), Private investments and our duties: Nepal needs to create an investment-friendly environment in order to prosper, by Ghanashyam Ojha (kp 02/03/2017), Govt okays Rs 30b foreign investment for six joint ventures, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 02/03/2017), Investment climate in Nepal improving: Government organizing Investment Summit after a gap of 25 years, by Kuvera Chalise (rep 02/03/2017), Making case for investing in Nepal: Prime Minister Dahal, ministers and top NC, UML leaders commit to promoting a good business environment, by Bibek Subedi (kp 03/03/2017), ), AIIB committed to investing in Nepal’s infra: Chief (kp 03/03/2017), ‘Nepal will receive loan assistance from Asian Infra Bank by 2018’, interview with Jin Liqun, AiiB president (kp 03/03/2017)

Govt picks 14 envoys (kp 21/02/2017), Govt recommends envoys for 14 countries: NC Paudel faction unhappy (rep 21/02/2017), Foreign Ministry officials miffed at govt’s envoy picks: Senior officials at ministry say they were surprised to see the background and resume of the proposed ambassadors, by Anil Giri (kp 22/02/2017), Questionable nominations: Extreme care has to be taken  while picking ambassadors (kp 23/02/2017), No ambassadors: 14 envoy nominees (rep 23/02/2017), Govt to withdraw two ambassadorial picks: A Cabinet meeting today is likely to withdraw the names of Asha Lama and Sharmila Dhakal, earlier recommended as envoys for the UAE and Oman respectively (kp 28/02/2017), Govt drops Lama from envoy list withholds Rayamajhi, by Ashok Dahal (rep 03/03/2017)

Diplomacy In Democratic Age, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 18/02/2017)

Foreign investors will get a level playing field: Industry minister (rep 16/02/2017), Disaster in the making: Liquidity crisis, low capital spending, and swelling trade deficit are chronic problems, by Achyut Wagle (kp 17/02/2017), More than 100 foreign delegates to take part in investment summit (kp 19/02/2017)

Foreign Policy Strategies, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 11/02/2017)

Ambassador nominations in final stage: NC likely to get 6 or 7 positions, Maoist Centre 4, RPP 2. One post could be offered to a junior coalition partner, by Anil Giri (kp 04/02/2017) [No political nominations please! They are poisonous! Nepal needs qualified diplomats as representatives!]

Govt set to brief diplomats today: Foreign minister and foreign secretary will apprise the international community of the latest political developments (kp 31/01/2017), Envoys assure govt support to elections (kp 01/02/2017)

Consular services available online from today: Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat says this facility will save time and money of thousands of Nepalis for consular services (kp 29/01/2017)

UML refuses to be part of foreign policy review panel (kp 26/01/2017)

Efforts under way to name ambassadors, says PM (ht 25/01/2017) [?], PM misleads media on envoys' appointment, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/01/2017), CPN-MC likely to repeat earlier picks; Nepali Congress yet to decide on names (ht 31/01/2017), House panel tells govt to appoint envoys pronto (kp 01/02/2017) [The govt has never been interested in what parliament or Supreme Court say!]

Crafting Foreign Policy Track, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 14/01/2017)

The end of diplomacy: Nepal’s disastrous international positioning is the result of decayed domestic politics, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 13/01/2017)

Foreign Minister Mahat to embark on three nations’ tour (ht 10/01/2017)

Foreign policy flux: As long as our leaders seek patronage from foreign powers, Nepal can only exercise limited sovereignty, by Achyut Wagle (kp 03/01/2017)

Foreign policy review panel in final stages of formation, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2017)

Mahat’s call for ‘new foreign policy’ gets mixed responses, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 01/01/2017)

Quota row delays envoy appointments: Foreing Ministry officials are pressing the political leadership for swift appointments consider-ing the grave situation in in the Middle East (kp 29/12/2016) [Stop political appointments immediately!]

Foreign policy review panel to be formed ‘soon’ (kp 26/12/2016)

MoFA working to bring Foreign Service Act: Despite foreign service being a dedicated arm of civil service, it is still guided by some regulations and ministerial decisions (kp 16/12/2016)

Nepal absent in UN vote on Syria (kp 12/12/2016)

‘Taskforce to review foreign policy on cards’ (kp 06/12/2016)

Priorities Of Nepal’s Foreign Policy, by Shambhu Deo (rn 15/11/2016)

Ambassadorial appointments still in limbo, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 13/11/2016)

Envoys present credentials (kp 11/11/2016)

The Asian connection: Improving connectivity is the way to push economic growth in this part of the world, by Binoj Basnyat (kp 06/11/2016)

Redefining Nepal’s Foreign Policy, by Indra Karki (rn 05/11/2016)

Is Nepal’s Foreign Policy Changing?, by Balmukunda Regmi (rn 29/10/2016)

Nepali Diplomacy: A Kind Of Its Own, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 26/10/2016)

Team to prepare SOP for diplomatic appointments (kp 25/10/2016)

PM to meet all BRICS, BIMSTEC leaders (ht 14/10/2016)

US-India-Nepal alliance: Countering China; Nepal, surrounded by three nuclear powers of Asia- needs to adopt a careful policy as to whom to be aligned with. The policy of ‘non-alignment’ has no value now- so, where Nepal wants to incline for its betterment is a burning question, by Umesh K. Bhattarai (ht 28/09/2016)

Hearing of two envoy nominees on Friday (kp 20/09/2016), Complaints filed against Upadhyay, Paudyal, by Binod Ghimire (kp 22/09/2016), Recalling me from Delhi was a mistake: Upadhyay, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 29/09/2016), UML, RPP-N to vote against Upadhyay, by Binod Ghimire (kp 01/10/2016), PHSC endorses nominations of Upadhyay, Paudyal (kp 03/10/2016)

SC vacates stay order, allows govt to recommend new envoys (ht 05/09/2016)

No fundamental shift in foreign policy, says Minister Mahat, by Sarin Ghimire (kp 04/09/2016)

Bizarre diplomacy: High-level visits assured, embassies headless, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/08/2016),

Ambassadorial nominations: PHSC pulls govt up over agreemo issue; Asks not to send names until parliamentary panel completes its task (kp 02/08/2016), PHSC grills five ambassador nominees: Out of the 22 nominees, hearing of the remaining three proposed career diplomats will take place today (kp 03/08/2016), Hearing of two more proposed envoys held (ht 04/08/2016), Hearing of eight envoy nominees completed (kp 05/08/2016), Govt withdraws 14 envoy nominees chosen under political quota, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 06/08/2016)) [Stop political nominations of ambassadors forever!], Four ambassadorial nominees file case at SC (ht 16/08/2016), Apex court’s show cause to govt (kp 18/08/2016), Decision to withdraw names of ambassadorial nominees stayed (ht 18/08/2016), Three ambassadorial nominees file case against govt (ht 22/08/2016)

Diplomatic nominations based on political affiliation, says chief secy (ht 26/07/2016)

Fate of proposed envoys uncertain, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 15/07/2016)

A diverse diaspora: Nepalis are still struggling to establish a strong foothold in Australia, by Jagannath Adhikari (kp 10/07/2016)

Addressing the 3Cs of Nepal’s foreign policy: Nepal must address its three fundamental Cs: Clarity about its national interest, Coherence among domestic actors and the Capacity of its diplomatic missions, by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 09/07/2016)

Promoting Nepal’s Diplomacy, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 09/07/2016)

DoP launching new services from Sunday: Passports within a day after paying Rs 15,000 (kp 29/06/2016), DoP launches single day PP delivery (kp 04/07/2016)

Whither nonalignment? The geostrategic rebalancing in the Asia Pacific region has put Nepal’s long-held non-aligned foreign policy to test, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 16/06/2016)

Refurbishing  Nepal’s Diplomatic Standing, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 10/06/2016)

5 years on, no leader, official cares for diplomatic code: Incumbent government said to be revising rules set by Khanal Cabinet before enforcement, by Anil Giri (kp 07/06/2016)

Repositioning Nepal: Nepal has to believe that it is no longer the proverbial yam but an important regional player, by Mahendra P. Lama (kp 01/06/2016)

Nepal must shed its Yam-state mindset: Experts (ht 20/05/2016)

Unqualified hacks: Foreign Ministry has been reduced to a mere tool to be used at the discretion of powerful political masters, by Gopal Thapa (kp 11/05/2016)

Reorienting Nepal’s Foreign Policy For Economic Development, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 07/05/2016)

Neighborhood watch: The worldwide attention on India and China puts Nepal's difficult geopolitics on the global radar, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep 07/05/2016)

Govt drafts guidelines on signing treaties, by Ashok Dahal (rep 30/04/2016)

Employment in Korea: Applicants face tough job odds (kp 29/04/2016)

Work starts to buy homes for 3 missions abroad: The Foreign Ministry is in process to buy houses in New York, Bangkok and Geneva this fiscal year (kp 22/04/2016)

Cabinet recommends envoys for 21 missions: 13 picked under political quota, eight from among career diplomats, by Anil Giri (kp 20/04/2016), Envoys to 21 countries named, Oman post vacant (ht 20/04/2016), Govt names ambassadors to 21 countries (rep 20/04/2016), PM’s prison mate among the nominees (ht 20/04/2016), Undiplomatic move: Much delayed ambassadorial appointments leave more room for concern than celebration (kp 21/04/2016), Envoys sans criteria: Though delayed for very long the naming of the envoys is expected to enhance the image of Nepal abroad (ht 21/04/2016), Recommendation of envoys challenged (ht 22/04/2016), SC issues show cause on ambassador nominations (kp 23/04/2016)

MoFA failed to set deadline for personising MRPs: OAG (ht 14/04/2016)

21 foreign missions to be without chiefs in a month: Posting delayed as parties stake claim to berths, by Anil Giri (kp 08/04/2016), Envoy appointments kept aside on the backburner (ht 10/04/2016)

BIMSTEC, BCIM, BBIN - & ‘BCIN’: A fresh look at the map will show how Bangladesh-China-India-Nepal could now be connected, by Kanak Mani Dixit (nt 08/04/2016)

Some 500 'illegal migrants' in Nepal, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 06/04/2016)

Making new passport: Hi-tech system set to cut down on delivery time (kp 29/03/2016)

Nepal to get ACD membership today (ht 10/03/2016)

Envoys present credentials (kp 01/03/2016)

Thousands of handwritten passports yet to be replaced (ht 21/01/2016)

Nepal urged to join Commonwealth (ht 19/01/2016) [This sounds like admitting that Nepal has once been a British colony!?]

Appointment of ambassadors: CIAA instructions befuddle govt, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2015), Envoy appointment: Many jockeying for coveted posts; Offices of prime minister, deputy prime minister and ministers are inundated with CVs of those seeking to secure plum positions, by Anil Giri (kp 06/01/2016)

Around a dozen embassies sans chiefs, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 31/12/2015)

Passport application goes online from Nepali missions abroad (ht 22/12/2015)

Manual passports no longer valid (kp 23/11/2015), Passport application online; process will save time, effort, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/11/2015), Live enrolment service begins: 9 centres in Kathmandu and 11 in foreign missions by Dec first week (kp 24/11/2015)

MRP application process to go online (ht 21/11/2015)

Temporary passports for those who fail to acquire MRPs (ht 17/11/2015)

Uneasy neighbour: Nepal should learn from the recent turn of events and redefine its relationships with other countries, by Gyan Basnet (kp 27/10/2015)

Online MRP application from October (kp 15/09/2015)

No plan to seek ICAO deadline extension: Govt; Some 300,000 to 400,000 Nepalis living abroad still carrying hand-written passports, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/09/2015)

Where have all the passports gone?, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 19/07/2015)

Major reforms recommended at Foreign Ministry: Panels advise ministry to revamp its structure from top to bottom, reform its organisational policy and reorient diplomacy (kp 17/07/2015)

Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Nepal picked new dialogue partner (kp 11/07/2015), Nepal granted dialogue partner status of SCO (ht 11/07/2015)

Foreign envoys gathering at UN House today (ht 09/07/2015)

Govt renews deal with PP printer (kp 06/07/2015), New contract to cost govt Rs 330 million: To buy 2.5 million MRPs for $4.89 per unit,paying $1.59 more,from Oberthur Technologies, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 07/07/2015)

Foreigners with non-tourist visa flood country Nearly 3,000 have been allowed by several agencies in last one year to work in different sectors (ht 04/07/2015)

MRP distribution: ‘Super fast-track’ passports for Karnali, Far-West (kp 29/06/2015)

Govt sending additional labour attachés (ht 18/06/2015)

Plum posts to be shared among four ministries, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 16/06/2015)

Pandey urges officials, leaders to strictly abide by diplomatic code (ht 13/06/2015)

Swiss, Malaysian embassies move offices after quake (kp 20/05/2015)

Ministry objects to ‘mutual diplomatic briefings’ Following briefing by Indian ambassador, US Marine Corps apprise Western diplomats (kp 08/05/2015)

Visa processing controversy: Corruption chances high if Nepalis undertake job: DPM (kp 23/04/2015)

Nepal for south-south cooperation: Pandey (kp 21/04/2015)

Who’ll deliver MRPs after deal with Oberthur Technologies ends (ht 02/04/2015), MRPs for all by Sept ‘unlikely’ (kp 04/04/2015), House panel directs govt to meet ICAO deadline (ht 04/04/2015), Government sends teams to Malaysia, Saudi Arabia (ht 05/04/2015)

MoFA to deploy teams to destination countries, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 07/02/2015)

PHSC approves envoy nominees (kp 05/02/2015), House panel okays proposed ambassadors to USA, India, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 05/02/2015)

Foreign Policy With Clear Guidelines Needed, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (rn 30/01/2015)

Govt teams to aid process in Gulf, Malaysia: The Department of Passport has been urging Nepalis abroad to replace their hand-written passports with the MRP (kp 24/01/2015)

Govt names envoys for New Delhi, Washington (kp 17/01/2015), Envoys to India, USA recommended, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/01/2015), Cabinet names envoys to India, USA, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 17/01/2015)

Saving foreign service: Officials lobby to keep non-career diplomats at bay (kp 14/01/2015)

Parties divide 10 envoy seats: NC to pick ambassador for India and UML for the US (kp 12/01/2015), Dialling diplomats: Political parties now must ensure that they appoint qualified candidates to 10 missions (kp 13/01/2015), Next Cabinet meet to name ambassadors (ht 13/01/2015)

Fast track for passports in districts in two weeks, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 09/01/2015)

Haggling delays envoys’ appointment: No signs of appointing ambassadors anytime soon (ht 06/01/2015)

Nepalis living abroad toldto get MRPs immediately (ht 03/01/2015)

Errors resulting in MRP form rejection: On average 60 to 100 applications are rejected daily (ht 02/01/2015)

Mission passport: The current efforts to replace handwritten passports with Machine Readable Passports are moving at snail's pace, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rep 17/12/2014)

Panel suggests online application for MRPs Recommends adopting LES to phase out ordinary handwritten passports by Nov 24 deadline, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 07/12/2014)

Govt to provide ToR for envoys: This is the first time the Foreign Ministry has prepared country-specific terms of reference (kp 06/12/2014)

SAARC hangover delaying envoys’ appointment? Or is it squabbling between the ruling parties over ‘who gets what?’, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 06/12/2014)

Replacing hand-written passports an uphill task: Must be changed into MRPs by May 24, as per ICAO, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 03/12/2014)

Nepal’s geopolitical location is its soft power, by Dinesh Bhattarai (kp 01/12/2014)

Govt to strengthen immigration system (ht 23/11/2014)

DoI to introduce machine-readable visa, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 10/11/2014)

Passport distribution: DoP advised to work double shift (kp 04/11/2014)

DPM Singh to leave for Vienna (ht 01/11/2014)

Cacophony of concepts: Nepali leadership’s old foreign policy rhetoric ignores new relationships between China, India, and the US, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 27/10/2014)

Hire lawyers in labour receiving nations, govt told (kp 23/10/2014)

Long wait for acquiring MRPs, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 19/10/2014)

Realigning Foreign Policy of Nepal, by Pushpa Adhikari (Setopati 16/10/2014)

Delayed diplomacy:It is a sad state of affairs that so many key Nepali embassies have been without ambassadors for so long, by Krishna Sharma and Arun Bhattarai (kp 30/09/2014)

Ruptures and rivalries: Can Nepal’s leaders be objective and pragmatic in giving a new direction to the country’s international relations?, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 17/09/2014)

PM to interact with envoys in Gulf, Europe, America (ht 14/09/2014)

Govt recommends six ambassadors: Fails to nominate envoys for 10 missions, including India, US, UK, Qatar and Bahrain (kp 05/09/2014), Government fails to pick envoys for key missions (ht 05/09/2014), Govt recommends envoys to six countries, by Kosh Raj Koirala and Santosh Ghimire (rep 05/09/2014), 10 envoys will be appointed before Dashain: FM Pandey (rep 13/09/2014), Envoy nominees testify before House panel (kp 20/09/2014), PHSC completes hearing of three new ambassadors (ht 20/09/2014), Six Envoy nominees get House Approval (kp 23/09/2014), PHSC approves envoys for five countries and UN (ht 23/09/2014)

Nepal to accord India and China high priority (kp 03/09/2014)

Foreign Visits By Leaders: Reciprocity Needed, by Nir Bahadur Karki (rn 29/08/2014)

Ambassadorial appointments: Things become complicated as pressure mounts on FM Pandey, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 26/08/2014)

Chasing shadows: Far-reaching reforms in foreign service must be considered before appointing ambassadors, by Gopal Thapa (kp 25/08/2014)

Department proposes new rules for diplomatic passport (kp 19/08/2014)

Ambassadorial posts: Coalition partners at loggerheads, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 14/08/2014)

Our foreign non-policy: Inwardly shrivelled Kathmandu seems to have lost its ability to manage international relations, by Kanak Mani Dixit (kp 01/08/2014)

Bridge between boulders: Nepal should invite both India and China to competitively invest in development and the economy, by Santosh Sharma Poudel and Stefanie Kam (kp 24/07/2014), Path to prosperity: Nepal must look to benefit from PM Modi's "neighbor first" diplomacy and China's push for regional connectivity, by Pradumna B. Rana (rep 30/07/2014)

Over 2.2m MRPs issued since 2010, by Samik Kharel (kp 18/07/2014), Govt raking inthe moolah through MRP: Issued 2.2 million units so far; Earned Rs 9 billion in revenue (ht 19/07/2014)

Ride the wave: Nepal's traditional national security mentality with geopolitics at the center should give way to more dynamic economy-centric foreign policy, by Shyam Bandhu Subedi (rep 14/07/2014)

Mission Vacancy: Despite the pledges from Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and foreign minister Mahendra Pandey to appoint the heads of the diplomatic missions, the process has yet to start (sp 11/07/2014)

Don’t stay away: The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation provides an opportunity for Nepal to develop its transit potential, by Nirabh Koirala (kp 01/07/2014)

Migrants miffed at delay in MRP distribution (kp 29/06/2014), MRP distribution process to be eased (kp 30/06/2014)

Nepali missions mark seventh Republic Day (kp 31/05/2014)

DoP holds interaction with diplomats (kp 29/05/2014)

Nepal to join NAM meet (kp 25/05/2014), Nepal calls for unity in NAM (kp 31/05/2014), Non-aligned Movement: Make It Vibrant, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 06/06/2014)

Elitist Diplomacy vs. Public Diplomacy, by Yuba Nath Lamsal (rn 23/05/2014)

Make or break: Nepal’s long dormant foreign policy needs a new focus on cooperation and building confidence, by Lok Raj Baral (kp 21/05/2014)

Everything to play for: Political and institutional factors have made the selection of foreign envoys unfair, nepotistic and opaque, by Gopal Thapa (kp 12/05/2014)

Committee asks MoFA to fill ambassadorial posts (kp 03/05/2014)

Govt to set criteria for consul gen appointments, by Anil Giri (kp 23/04/2014)

Lot to do: Foreign policy has always been a vital part of statecraft in Nepal and a key test of statesmanship for its leaders, by Shambhu Ram Simkhada (rep 20/04/2014)

Envoys to leave for host countries with ToR, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 20/04/2014)

The year of puppeteers: All that foreign ministry has is ambition of pursuing "economic diplomacy", a euphemism for selling more passports and finding new labor markets, by C.K. Lal (rep 14/04/2014)

Minister for foreign policy overhaul (kp 12/04/2014)

Plans afoot to buy two embassy buildings abroad (ht 12/04/2014)

MoFA collects ex-envoys’ inputs to improve external relations (kp 09/04/2014)

New diplomatic code in offing (kp 08/04/2014)

Immigration dept deports 120 in last 2 yrs, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 03/04/2014)

Role Of MOFA In Foreign Policy Decision-Making, by Hira Bahadur Thapa (rn 02/04/2014) [see part 2 (09/04/2014)]

Ambassadorial race begins, aspirants galore: Contenders include ex-minister, bureaucrats, PM advisers, journalist, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 02/04/2014)

Foreign secy from same service only: Civil Service Act amended; Foreign Service Act in making, by Anil Giri (kp 29/03/2014)

Govt may withdraw maid facility to envoys: Likely to depute peons on contract to foreign missions, by Lakhanath Pandey (ht 28/03/2014)

Lessons from Ukraine: Only proper democratisation can lessen the degree of foreign influence in our domestic politics, by Trailokya Raj Aryal (kp 26/03/2014)

Foreign Minister Pandey mulls 'performance targets' for envoys, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 25/03/2014)

Ambassadorial appointments: Lobbying starts as govt begins consultation (ht 12/03/2014)

Missions struggle to keep up with MRP demands, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 09/03/2014)

Criteria to appoint new envoys to be standardised, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 08/03/2014)

The Agonies Of Diplomatic Brinkmanship, by D. M. Thapa (rn 07/03/2014)

Meaningful Economic Diplomacy, by Rebanta Bahadur K.C. (rn 04/03/2014)

DoP mulls hiring private party for passport delivery, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 28/02/2014)

MRPs to replace manual passports by Nov 2015 (ht 16/02/2014)

Nepalis staying abroad told to get MRP on time (ht 01/02/2014)

Government may bring Bhattarai back from UN: Wants him as foreign secy, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 29/01/2014)

Cadre diplomats: We need a diplomatic strategy that takes into account Nepal’s economic interests, by Sujeev Shakya (kp 21/01/2014)

Foreign secy retires; no clear successor in sight, by Anil Giri (kp 15/01/2014), Foreign ministry has its own home affairs to settle: Secretary retires, and it does not have anyone to succeed him fully, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/01/2014), Bairagi now officiating foreign secretary (rep 17/01/2014)

Passport distribution: Six form collection centres to open (kp 11/01/2014)

Ambassadors to Britain‚ USA in bid to get their stay abroad extended?, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 04/01/2014), Nepal’s envoys told not to overstay overseas (ht 13/01/2014), No term extension of envoys: FM Ghimire (rep 13/01/2014)

Proposal targets Foreign Ministry policy reforms, by Anil Giri (kp 02/01/2014)


Afghanistan

Who guards the guards? Simplifying the recruitment process and easing restrictions will help Nepalis working in Afghanistan more than a blanket ban, by Om Astha Rai (nt 18/11/2016)

Govt lifts ban on Nepalis working in Afghanistan (kp 17/10/2016)

Kin of Kabul attack victims press for compensation: Say the state has failed to provide justice to them (kp 04/10/2016)

Illegal flow of Nepalis to Afghanistan rampant (ht 23/09/2016)

‘Lift ban on Afghanistan for foreign job-seekers’: Study committee recommends numerous measures to ensure safety of workers (ht 24/08/2016)

Employment in afghanistan: PM wants more rigour in security assessment; Labour Ministry officials hint at partial lifting of the ban on Nepalis going to work in Afghanistan (kp 17/08/2016)

Govt team leaving for Kabul tomorrow (kp 21/07/2016)

Team to leave for Kabul to assess security (kp 10/07/2016)

Dependents of Kabul attack victims to get compensation (ht 09/07/2016)

Caught in Kabul: Both Nepal and govts of donor countries have failed to provide any protection for migrant workers, by Noah Coburn (kp 04/07/2016)

Will leave Afghanistan if our security not ensured: Nepalis, by Hom Karki (kp 25/06/2016), Forty Nepali guards return from Kabul: Devoid of security and better pay, 300 others may follow, by Hom Karki (kp 27/06/2016), More Nepalis returning home from Afghanistan (ht 28/06/2016), 41 more security guards return from Kabul, by Hom Karki (kp 29/06/2016)

Taliban attack in Kabul kills 12 Nepali workers: Were on their way to work when minibus was targeted by suicide bomber (kp 21/06/2016), Tragedy in Afghan capital raises many questions: Was lifting ban on Nepalis from working in Afghanistan a right move?, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 21/06/2016), Govt steps up efforts to bring bodies back home (kp 21/06/2016), 12 Nepalis killed in Kabul suicide blast, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 21/06/2016), NAC plane to bring home bodies of dead (kp 22/06/2016), Officials hint at ban on working in Afghanistan, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/06/2016), Dream of better life turns into despair for Kabul terror victims (kp 22/06/2016), Lessons from tragedy: Leaders should fix the mess at home, not merely give lip service to Kabul carnage (kp 22/06/2016), Govt mulls keeping Nepalis off war zones (ht 22/06/2016), Families break in tears as they receive bodies, by Anup Ojha (kp 23/06/2016), Injured say ‘there’s something strange about the blast’: Claim it may not be a suicide attack as has been reported, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (kp 23/06/2016)

Narrow escape from Kabul: 6 Nepalis manage to get to Delhi, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 05/04/2016)

5 Nepalis rescued in Afghan Capital (kp 09/02/2015)

Thousands of Nepalis work illegally in Afghanistan, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 02/11/2014)

Two Nepalis killed in Kabul attack (ht 23/07/2014)


Africa (South of Sahara)

Nepal, Guinea diplomatic ties set up (ht 14/05/2016)

Rai presents letters of credence in Botswana (ht 27/04/2016)

Rai presents credentials to South African Prez (kp 07/02/2015)

22 Nepali women working illegally in Tanzania casino held, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 26/01/2015), 22 Nepali girls held in Tanzania repatriated, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 16/02/2015)

NEF, IPAR sign co-operation MoU (kp 14/10/2014)

PM Koirala meets counterparts from Pakistan, B'desh (rep 27/09/2014)

CoAS Rana visits South Sudan (kp 08/09/2014)

Ebola panic among Nepalis in W Africa, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 17/08/2014), 3,000 Nepalis in Ebola zone, by Roshan Sedhai and Manish Gautam (kp 20/08/2014)

Four Nepalis stranded in Nigeria (kp 06/07/2014)

Ordeals for Nepali maids in African dance bars, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 08/03/2014)

NRNA to combat trafficking (kp 04/03/2014)

6 Nepalis await deportation in Tanzania, by Santosh Ghimire (rep 26/01/2014), A tale of six duped in Dar es Salaam: New racket trafficking Nepali job-seekers to Africa, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 07/02/2014)

NRNA rescues two Nepalis from Uganda, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 08/01/2014)


Australia

Budd picked next Australian envoy (kp 23/03/2017)

Nepal proposes ASA with AUS (kp 02/02/2017)

Nepali diaspora in Australia: New generation of Nepalis are integrating more actively in their new homeland, by Khagendra Nath Sharma (kp 29/01/2017), Nepali diaspora in Australia II: It’s not greed that makes young people go abroad, but a lack of prospects in Nepal, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 26/02/2017)

Australian Education Exhibition on Monday (kp 20/01/2017)

Trending : Australian education: A record number of Nepali students are heading to university Down Under, by Jessica Cortis (nt 06/01/2017)

FM sets off on weeklong Australia visit (kp 23/11/2016), FM urges Australia to resume visa service from Kathmandu (kp 25/11/2016)

Australian embassy organises ‘Education for All’ workshop (kp 18/11/2016)

‘Arrest fear’ cited for cancelled tour: Maoist Centre chief Dahal cancels Australia trip at the last moment, by Dewan Rai (kp 24/06/2016) [Obviously, he feels guilty!], No threat in Australia for Dahal: Envoy (kp 29/06/2016)

Nepali representatives to attend short course on inclusive education in Australia (ht 16/04/2016)

Samskaras down under: While traditional rituals reinforce Nepali identity among migrants in Australia, they are losing value, by Khagendra N. Sharma (kp 15/03/2015)

Australia supports gender equality (kp 07/03/2015)

46 Nepali students get Australian scholarships (ht 30/11/2014)

A candid conversation, interview with Australian Ambassador GVlen White (rep 25/04/2014)

Migrants say Australia blew up their boat, sent them back: Are from Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran (ht 27/02/2014)

Setting their sights on Australia, by Binod Ghimire (kp 21/01/2014)


Bangladesh

Bangladesh willing to invest $1 billion in Nepal's power sector (rep 13/02/2017)

B’desh ‘keen’ to develop big hydel projects in Nepal, by Bibek Subedi (kp 11/12/2016)

Nepal, Bangladesh likely to sign power trade agreement, by Bibek Subedi (kp 17/08/2016)

Let’s team up: Though de jure territorially separated, Nepal and Bangladesh  de facto are conjoined by virtue of common Himalayan rivers, by Madhukar Shamsher JB Rana (kp 08/07/2016)

Bangladesh to gift 10k tonnes of rice, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 02/06/2016), First instalment of rice gifted by B’desh arrives (kp 27/06/2016)

Nepal-Bangladesh commerce secretary-level talks kick off (ht 11/05/2016), Nepal, Bangladesh agree to remove TBT (ht 12/05/2016), 108 Nepali products get duty-free access to Bangladesh, by Parbat Portel (kp 14/05/2016)

Nepal-Bangladesh bilateral talks: Easy market access, trade barrier removal top agendas (kp 27/04/2016)

Nepal-B’desh commerce secretary-level talks next month (ht 13/04/2016)

Vishakhapatnam port to be operationalized for Nepal’s third country trade: Another transit route to Bangladesh to be opened, by Rudra Pangeni (rep 20/02/2016), India, B’desh open immigration offices, by Parat Portel (kp 22/02/2016)

Crisis delays planned Nepal-Bangla accord (kp 16/12/2015)

Nepal-Bangladesh bilateral trade halted, by Parbat Portel (kp 08/10/2015)

First trade deficit with Bangladesh in 10 years, by Parbat Portel (kp 06/08/2015)

Bangladesh donates 10,000 tonnes of rice (kp 18/05/2015)

Bangladesh agrees to simplify visa process (kp 24/04/2015)

Nepal-Bangladesh trade talks slated to start on Wednesday, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 20/04/2015), Nepal to cut customs on 50 B’deshi items: Seeks duty free access to 45 more products, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/04/2015), Nepal, Bangladesh sign pact to facilitate trade: A total of 108 Nepali products to be extended duty-free access to Bangladeshi market, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 24/04/2015), Trade surplus dips (ht 24/04/2015)

Nepal-Bangladesh trade talks: Nepal pushes for visa on arrival facility for B’desh (kp 07/04/2015)

B’desh new transit for traffickers: On Saturday, a Nepali woman was caught in Bangladesh trying to fly to Saudi Arabia without a visa (kp 06/04/2015)

Nepal, B’desh trade talk in April second week (ht 01/04/2015)

Nepal, Bangladesh ink tax agreement (ht 30/01/2015)

Pandey in Dhaka to invite B’desh PM (kp 13/10/2014)

Koirala talks business with Bangladesh PM: Hasina shows interest in investing in hydel in Nepal (kp 27/09/2014), PM Koirala meets counterparts from Pakistan, B'desh (rep 27/09/2014)


Burma (Myanmar)

Over 200 Rohingya settle 'illegally' in capital: Government says they are illegal migrants, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 04/06/2016) [??]

Rohingya in Nepal: Urban refugees’ fate hangs in balance, by Dewan Rai (kp 19/11/2015)

The Gurkhas of Burma, by Kai Weise (ht 04/04/2015)

A Refugee’s Ramadan: For Rohingya Muslims here, Ramadan allows for an occasion to deepen ties with Nepali Muslims; But it also reminds them of missing families they’re unable to locate, by Sabrina Toppa (kp 19/07/2014)

Suu Kyi arriving today (kp 13/06/2014), The Lady visits: Myanmar's Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has been an inspiration for democratic movements across the world, including in Nepal, by Bhium Udas (kp 13/06/2014), Suu Kyi arriving today as state guest (ht 13/06/2014), Suu Kyi lands in Kathmandu: PM Koirala lauds Nobel laureate's unflinching faith in democracy (kp 14/06/2014), Democracy and development go hand-in-hand, believes Suu Kyi (ht 14/06/2014), Nepal inspires me, says Nobel laureate: Suu Kyi hails Nepal's model of 'negotiated compromise' (kp 15/06/2014), Democracy is about inclusion: Suu Kyi (kp 15/06/2014), Lessons from unlikely places: Nepal could learn plenty from Suu Kyi's struggle for freedom, and Burma as a nation in a situation similar to our own, by Nirab Koirala (kp 15/06/2014), Nepal far ahead in democratic practice: Suu Kyi; Lauds Nepali Army’s professionalism, negotiated decision making among political stakeholders (ht 15/06/2014), Suu Kyi says overwhelmed bywarm welcome, affection (ht 16/06/2014), Suu Kyi wraps up Nepal visit (ht 17/06/2014), Suu Kyi Defends Social Democracy, by Narayan Upadhyay (rn 18/06/2014)

Myanmar’s democracy icon SuuKyi to visit Nepal as state guest (ht 05/06/2014)

Su Kyi set to visit Nepal in June (kp 22/04/2014)

Koirala, Suu Kyi recall Nepal-Myanmar relations (ht 05/03/2014)

PM Koirala to meet Nepali community in Myanmar (nn 05/03/2014)


Canada

Nepal caucus formed in Canadian parliament (kp 06/10/2016)

Nobodies who are somebody: What would the compensation be if Canadian nationals, not Nepali guards, had been killed in Kabul?, by Sangita Thebe Limbu (kp 15/07/2016)

‘Lack of empathy’ sparks outrage, by Anil Giri (kp 23/06/2016), Nepal to seek compensation from Canadian government (ht 24/06/2016)

Canadian official in town for weeklong visit (ht 14/01/2015), Canadian official calls on President (kp 17/01/2015), Canada to support democratic transition in Nepal (ht 17/01/2015)

Nepal-Canada Relations: Half A Century On The Friendship Road, by Prem Khatry (rn 06/01/2015)


Europe

Swiss envoy calls on PM Dahal (kp 16/03/2017)

Envoy Thapa presents credentials to Dutch king (kp 10/03/2017)

Danish Prince in Nepal on 10-day visit (kp 26/02/2017)

Will address concerns raised by EU on statute: Mahat (kp 13/02/2017), FM to ask EU to lift ban on Nepali airlines (rep 13/02/2017), Mahat to seek removal of EU ban on Nepali airlines (ht 13/02/2017), In Brussels, Mahat defends Nepal’s constitution (kp 15/02/2017), Mahat defends Nepal constitution in Brussels (rep 15/02/2017), Minister Mahat describes Nepal’s peace process as unique (kp 16/02/2017) [??], Nepal requests EC to unban Nepali airlines (kp 17/02/2017)

Nepal’s ambassador to EU presents letters of credence: Ambassador Thapa thanks the EU authorities for  their contribution to Nepal’s development (kp 27/01/2017)

Many struggles: Most Nepali migrant workers in Portugal don’t have legal papers or are working in precarious jobs, by Alexandra Pereira and Sanjeev Dahal (rep 17/01/2017)

Alliance Française de Katmandou’s new home (kp 15/01/2017)

Swiss envoy calls on DPM Nidhi (kp 21/12/2016)

Envoy Thapa presents letter of credence to Belgian king (kp 09/12/2016)

EU increases aid for PFM reform (ht 08/12/2016)

Nepal can be Brussels of South Asia, interview with Rensje Teerink, Ambassador and Head of the European Union Delegation to Nepal (kp 05/12/2016)

EU to allow only certified exports (ht 21/11/2016)

Nepal to shut down its Denmark mission (kp 09/11/2016)

At least 20 Nepalis in UK jail, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 28/09/2016)

Subedi is Nepal’s envoy to UK (kp 09/09/2016)

UK Minister Rory Stewart in Nepal (kp 02/09/2016), UK minister in Nepal to assess reconstruction progress (ht 02/09/2016)

Nepal-France Friendship Society established (ht 28/08/2016)

Nepal seeks extension of GSP facility in EU (ht 23/08/2016)

Sherpa receives one of Italy’s highest honours (ht 10/08/2016)

Brexit may bolster radical elements in Nepal (ht 25/06/2016)

EU to give GSP facility to registered firms only, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 23/06/2016)

Together we walk: Investment from both public and private sectors is critical for growth, by Mark Lowcock and Simon McDonald (rep 09/06/2016) [on UK and Nepal]

Mending fences: For the European Union, South Asia falls neither under its sphere of influence nor is it among its priority areas, by Seema Pandey (rep 02/06/2016)

Swiss support ‘to continue’ (kp 01/06/2016)

Nepal-EU trade cooperation helping build capacity of dairy stakeholders (rep 31/05/2016)

UK warns brits not to involve in political activities in Nepal (kp 21/05/2016)

Ireland urged to relax travel restrictions, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 02/05/2016)

Parliament delegation busy in Britain: The team led by Speaker Onsari Gharti meets British MPs and learns of their parliamentary system, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 21/04/2016)

‘EU stands by its position on Nepal’s new constitution’ (kp 06/04/2016), EU-India statement surprises Teerink, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 06/04/2016), EU Nepal head denies changing stance on constitution (rep 06/04/2016), A Diplomatic Wakeup Call, by Narad Bharadwaj (rn 08/04/2016) [???]

Pace of post-quake reconstruction too slow, say German MPs (ht 27/03/2016)

UK Prince Harry arriving today (kp 19/03/2016), UK Prince Harry in Nepal to ‘shine a spotlight’ on Nepalis’ resilience (kp 20/03/2016), Prince Harry appreciates Gurkhas (ht 20/03/2016), Prince Harry to visit Pokhara, by Bharat Koirala (ht 20/03/2016), Harry visits quake-affected areas (kp 21/03/2016), GAESO president accuses Britain of enslaving Nepalis: GAESO President Gurung says Prince Harry meeting former Gurkha servicemen in Pokhara would be a hypocritical move (kp 21/03/2016), Prince Harry to address Nepal Girl Summit 2016 (ht 21/03/2016), Prince Harry extends Nepal stay (ht 24/03/2016), Nepal is a country you really have to come and visit: Prince Harry; Extends visit by six more days, by Thira L. Bhusal (rep 24/03/2016), Dying for others: The royal tour has revived a debate in Nepal to redefine Nepal-UK relations that allows Gurkha recruitment, by Om Astha Rai (rep 25/03/2016)

British trade mission in Kathmandu (rep 14/03/2016)

Prince Harry arriving a day earlier: Itinerary rescheduled for the British royal to catch up with Prime Minister Oli, who is leaving for a week-long visit to China on March 20 (ht 10/03/2016)

British trade mission to visit Nepal (rep 01/03/2016)

Nepal, Germany sign mutual scientific cooperation deal (ht 25/02/2016), NAST, IASS sign MoU for scientific cooperation (rep 25/02/2016)

Rs 231m EU aid for Bhutanese refugees (kp 14/01/2016)

UK prince to visit Nepal this spring (kp 09/01/2016)

Thapa to fly to Nepal-UK bicentenary reception (kp 14/12/2015), Thapa in UK to ‘mend fences’ (kp 16/12/2015), Nepal’s new charter a milestone: UK; But urges Kathmandu to agree a political position that meets concerns of all Nepali citizens (kp 18/12/2015), Thapa urges UK to end Col Lama’s case (kp 20/12/2015) [??], ‘Nepal’s taken up ex-Gurkha issue with UK’, by Nabin Pokharel (kp 21/12/2015)

Nepal-EU Joint Commission meeting hel]d (ht 25/11/2015)

EU envoys vow support to new govt (kp 16/10/2015) [What else shall they say?]

Morris appointed new UK envoy To Nepal (kp 08/10/2015)

UK minister arriving in Kathmandu (ht 27/08/2015), British minister visits emergency relief base at Tribhuvan International Airport (ht 29/08/2015)

Dutch minister arriving in Kathmandu (ht 05/06/2015)

Duke of Cambridge offers his sympathy (kp 02/05/2015)

John Rankin new British envoy to Nepal (rep 21/04/2015)

Number of Nepalis in Portugal has doubled in one and half years, interview with Makar Hamal, Honorary Consul General of Nepal in Portugal (rep 20/04/2015)

Norwegian state secretary arrives (ht 15/04/2015), PM, visiting Norwegian offical discuss ties, energy sector dev (kp 16/04/2015), Norway state secy calls on PM Koirala: Also meets foreign, finance and women, children and social welfare ministers (ht 16/04/2015)

European Parliament delegation arrives (ht 08/04/2015), EU delegation concerned over statute writing (ht 10/04/2015), EU lawmakers call on Nembang, delegate asks about third CA (ht 10/04/2015), EU: Is third CA poll possible? (rep 10/04/2015), EU delegates stress inclusive statute (kp 11/04/2015), Third CA election can’t even be imagined, PM tells EU team, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 11/04/2015) [Second CA was not necessary either!!], EU lawmakers clarify on their third CA query (ht 11/04/2015)

Ambassador Dhital presents credentials (kp 26/03/2015)

Germany seeks support in bid for UNSC seat (ht 11/03/2015)

FNCCI woos German investment (ht 11/03/2015)

Outgoing British envoy pays farewell call on PM (kp 28/02/2015)

Swayne inspects DFID work (kp 21/02/2015)

UK envoy to retire in March; says leaving foreign service (kp 12/02/2015), UK envoy quits British Foreign Service, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 12/02/2015), UK envoy says resignation not linked to Nepal (ht)

Meeting with CK Raut apolitical, insist European ambassadors: PM tells envoys that consensus and dialogue had
not been abandoned even if CA process has begun
(kp 03/02/2015), Don’t violate diplomatic code: PM; Prime Minister tells them the process of voting is democratic practice, by Lekhanath Pandey (kp 03/02/2015), “We should have probably waited for a less sensitive moment”, interview with Rensje Teerink (nt 06/02/2015)

In Rumor Mill: European ambassadors have clarified their stand on events that unfolded on the basis of rumors, by Keshab Poudel (sp 30/01/2015)

Lessons from Belgium: A former Belgian Prime Minister gives his take on Nepal’s constitution writing processes, by Cynthia Choo (nt 30/01/2015)

Nepal, Czech Republic in cooperation agreement (kp 29/01/2015), NCC, CCC sign MoU to strengthen ties (ht 30/01/2015)

EU envoys clarify positionon meeting with CK Raut: Say ‘did not intend to endorse his political lines’ (ht 28/01/2015)

German envoy visits Tilaurakot (kp 25/01/2015)

Taking Nepal Britain Ties To The Highest Level: British Government started Gurkha recruitment from the same time to strengthen its security, by Dhan Prasad Pandit (sp 16/01/2015)

MoFA to ask for UK envoy’s take: Sparkes, in a newspaper opinion piece, had called on lawmakers to protect  right to change religion in new constitution (kp 15/12/2014) [The British ambassador's statement was necessary and reasonable! Only communal forces see this different! The fundamental right of every citizen to choose her/his religion must be guaranteed by the constitution!], Sparkes’ advocacy of conversion sparks row (ht 15/12/2014), UK envoy under flak for advocacy of conversion: Govt prepares to seek clarification, by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 15/12/2014), Diplomat summoned over envoy’s conversion note, by Anil Giri (kp 16/12/2014), Govt summons UK official over 'rights to change religion', by Kosh Raj Koirala (rep 16/12/2014), Breach of protocol: Andy Sparkes plea for right to conversion is condemnable; it goes against basic diplomatic norms and values, by Bimal Gautam (rep 16/12/2014) [The freedom to choose one's own religion is a fundamental right of every human being that is so far not respected in Nepal!!!], EU envoys divided over Sparkes’ view (kp 20/12/2014), We don’t advocate religion conversion: German envoy (ht 20/12/2014), Germany doesn't hold any position on religion: German envoy (rep 20/12/2014), Envoy Sparks Storm Of Conversion Controversy, by Ritu Raj Subedi (rn 21/12/2014)

‘Main problem lies with aviation sector regulator, not individual airline companies’, interview with EU Ambassador Rensje Teerink (ht 10/11/2014)

Envoys: Step up consensus effort (kp 07/11/2014), Next two months are critical: European ambassadors ask parties to find common ground (ht 07/11/2014), EU envoys urge leaders to step up consensus efforts (rep 07/11/2014)

Finnish officials arriving on Nov 9 (rep 05/11/2014)

Prime Minister urges Italian investment in hydropower sector (ht 29/10/2014), Commerce Minister Thapa seeks to woo Italian investors (ht 29/10/2014), Italy keen to invest in Nepal: Minister Vendova (rep 30/10/2014)

Germany sees rise in Nepali students (kp 23/10/2014), German envoy says PTA paves way for FDI (ht 23/10/2014)

Pact to export Nepali herbs to Europe (kp 10/10/2014), GIZ launches new agro initiative: Partnership aims to promote Nepali herbs in EU, alleviate poverty (ht 10/10/2014)

PM Koirala reaches Belgium on three-day Europe visit (kp 30/09/2014), Prime minister meets EU President: Discusses issues of Nepal-EU relations (ht 30/09/2014)

British MPs term visit ‘successful’ (kp 21/09/2014), Visiting UK MPs term Nepal visit ''exceptionally valuable'' (rep 21/09/2014) [??], British parliamentarians conclude Nepal visit (ht 21/09/2014)

NGCCI to lead visit to MEDICA (kp 18/09/2014)

Nepalis in Scotland campaign against ‘Yes’, by Navin Pokharel (kp 16/09/2014)

Nepal’s peace process exemplary: EU envoys (kp 11/09/2014) [??]

Operation Mustang: United Kingdom’s MI6 aided torture of Maoist cadres, by Ammu Kannampilly (kp 01/09/2014)

First Nepal-UK consultation meeting held (kp 21/08/2014), Nepal, UK review areas of cooperation (ht 21/08/2014)

Czech team meets nembang, CA members (kp 04/06/2014)

UK minister arriving today (ht 02/06/2014), UK minister meets PM Koirala (kp 03/06/2014), South Asia embarking on path to peace, stability: PM; UK minister lays stress on Nepal-UK ties (ht 03/06/2014), British State Minister Swire lauds Gurkhas (ht 04/06/2014), Ex-Gurkhas’ demands complicated: Swire (kp 04/06/2014), Nepal needs to assure travellers about air safety: British minister (kp 04/06/2014), 'Nepal's air safety still a major concern' (ht 04/06/2014), Independent TRC commissioners for int’l reputation: Swire (kp 05/06/2014), Nepal must abideby international laws, says Swire (ht 05/06/2014)

Embassy to serve Nepalis on their doorstep (kp 24/05/2014)

Irish consulate office (ht 24/04/2014)

Talking business: With the visit of a French Business Delegation, Nepal and France have started business (sp 09/05/2014), Friends indeed: Countries like Nepal and France with comparable cultural and artistic richness can have strong bonds, by Martine Bassereau (rep 11/05/2014)

The Promotion of German-Nepal Business Links: Foreign investors investing into thBritish parliamentariansconclude Nepal visite Nepalese market bring new employment and prosperity to the Nepalese society and significantly contribute to economic growth, by Frank Meyke (sp 09/05/2014), Political stability for economic prosperity, by Frank Meyke (pr 15/05/2014) [(Excerpts of the address by the German Ambassador at the Inaugural Session of the 20th and  21st AGM of NGCCI]

Old friends: Nepal and France have wirnessed similar upheavals after the two countries established diplomatic relations, by Pushpa Adhikari (rep 24/04/2014)

French delegation in town for two-day visit (ht 22/04/2014), French biz delegation meets FM Mahat (kp 23/04/2014)

Absence of elected local  officials worries Germany (ht 25/03/2014)

Nepali consulates open in Portugal, by Nirmal Shrestha (kp 12/03/2014)

Won’t forget Gurkhas’ sacrifice: British PM; Cameron hopes the two governments can work together to strengthen bilateral business, culture and education links (kp 08/03/2014)

UK minister for int’l development to visit Nepal (nn 02/02/2014), British minister says new CA inspires hope (ht 06/02/2014) [??]

The Empire speaks back: The arts are an ideal way to celebrate the historical ties between Nepal and the UK, by Alan Mercel-Sanca (kp 31/01/2014)

Mum’s the word on mission properties (ht 26/01/2014)

Customs bar used shoes from Switzerland, by Weena Pun (kp 15/01/2014)

Nepal seeks 'negotiations' with UK to settle Col Lama's case, by Kosh Raj Koirala  (rep 12/01/2014)

Nepal, UK to set up bilateral mechanism (kp 11/01/2014)

EU wants to help SAARC with regional cooperation (ht 09/01/2014), EU for deepening partnership with SAARC ( rep 09/01/2014)

Nepal, UK celebrate 200 years of diplomatic ties (ht 08/01/2014)


Gulf region - Near and Middle East - Northern Africa


Indonesia

Indonesian envoy calls on PM Dahal (kp 20/01/2017)

Prime minister to lead 11-member team to Indonesia (ht 17/04/2015), PM to attend Asian-African summit (kp 18/04/2015), PM Jakarta-bound today (kp 20/04/2015), Koirala meets Indonesian President‚ B'desh PM (ht 24/04/2015)

One on death row, five face life term, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 25/01/2015), Govt initiates diplomatic channel to find out details, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/01/2015), Dispatch from death row: It is a moral imperative for govt to appeal for the repatriation of Nepalis on death row (kp 27/01/2015)

Nepalis in Indonesia: INSEC asks govt to press for clemency (kp 20/01/2015)


Israel

Nepal-Israel chamber set up (kp 22/02/2017), Nepal-Israel CCI established to boost bilateral trade (ht 22/02/2017)

2 Nepali women held in Lebanon on spying charge: According to Lebanon General Security Directorate, those caught for spying for Israel include two Lebanese and a Palestinian refugee (kp 27/01/2017)

Israel likely to take more Nepali caregivers (ht 03/09/2016)

Students benefit from Israeli agro programme (ht 05/08/2016)

Bilateral consultations deal with Israel (kp 26/05/2016), Thapa seeks more support from Israel: Israel PM Netanyau ready to extend more support (rep 26/05/2016)

First lot of Nepali caregivers in Israel (kp 12/04/2016)

14 Nepalis leaving for Israel jobs by mid-April: Govt (kp 05/04/2016)

Final training for Israel jobs starts today (kp 25/02/2016)

Selection test on Tuesday for caregiver job in Israel (kp 30/01/2016)

DoFE compiling records of Israel job aspirants: Plans to send all 300 workers within a year in two groups (ht 11/09/2015)

Israeli labour market to reopen soon for Nepalis, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 05/08/2015), Deal with Israel to send workers (kp 08/08/2015)

Nepal Army says it can purchase arms through embassy, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 18/06/2015)

Israel advises its nationals to leave Nepal pronto (ht 30/04/2015)

Preps to send Nepali workers to Israel: Ministry to table proposal soon (kp 19/04/2015)

Waiting to leave: Nepal and Israel need to consider a new government-to-government deal for Nepali migrant workers, by Uddhab Pyakurel (kp 07/04/2015)

Stop Hundis: Nepali workers in Israel send millions of dollars back home through Hundi every month on order to save commission charges, by Sushil Adhikari (rep 16/02/2015)

Israel ‘ready’ to support Nepal in farm sector (kp 10/01/2015), B2B meeting on agriculture sector held with Israel (kp 10/01/2015)

Nepal asks Israel to take in 300 caregivers (rep 16/09/2014)

Israel to train Nepali farmers (kp 01/09/2014), Nepalese young farmers left Israel: Five hundred fifteen Nepalese youth are going to Israel to learn the agriculture skill and technology (sp 12/09/2014)

300 caregivers to get initial Israel passage (kp 02/08/2014)

Israel embassy staff on strike for salary raise, by Anil Giri (kp 28/03/2014)


Japan

Rising like the sun: Nepal-Japan ties have expanded rapidly since Kawaguchi’s visit over a century ago, by Bhim Udas (kp 30/12/2016)

Texture of bonding: Nepal-Japan relationship is shaped by a broad sense of human love and respect than anything else, by Abhi Subedi (kp 04/09/2016)

Japan honours contribution of individuals, organisations (kp 27/08/2016)

Japan appoints friendship envoy to Nepal (rep 26/03/2016)

Nepalis in Japan face psychological problems, suicide cases rising: These deaths reflect only the tip of the iceberg of problems that Nepalis in Japan face (kp 06/02/2016)

Nepalis top list of asylum seekers (ht 24/01/2016)

Japan formalises aid pledge for rebuilding, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 22/12/2015)

Prolonged petroleum crisis worries Japan (ht 19/11/2015)

Nepal Japan Relations In The Present Context, by Suresh Malla (kp 27/06/2015)

JICA president to visit Nepal from May 24-26 (kp 23/05/2015)

Pandey leaving for Japan (ht 11/03/2015)

Mahat talks Japan-Nepal relations (kp 13/02/2015)

Japan honours Nepali for his bravery: Confers ‘Red Ribbon’on Anuj Karki for saving a Japanese (ht 25/01/2015)

Nepal Japan Friendship Society launched (ht 02/11/2014)

Nepal, Japan to strengthen bilateral ties (kp 10/10/2014), Pandey seeks more investment in infrastructure from Japan: Fails to meet Japanese Prime Minister Abe (ht 10/10/2014)

Japanese vice-minister arriving to observe post-poll developments (ht 07/05/2014), Koirala seeks Japanese support for Nepal (ht 09/05/2014)

Japan's Nepal Cooperation, by Upendra Gautam (rn 03/04/2014)


Korea (South and North)

Registration for Korean Language Test begins (ht 23/03/2017)

Nepal, Republic of Korea hold third bilateral meeting (kp 22/10/2016)

Labor migration to Korea highest in nine years, by Siromany Dhungana (rep 15/09/2016)

Nepal govt Denounces DPRK nuke test (kp 13/09/2016)

Over 3,500 applicants pass Korean Language Test (ht 27/07/2016)

Police arrest 60 more fake examinees (kp 20/06/2016)

Korean language proficiency test to be held in June (ht 02/05/2016)

Korean language test slated for June (kp 05/04/2016), Korean language test scheduled for June 18-19 (rep 07/04/2016)

Korean movement gains political foothold in Nepal: South Korea’s Unification Church is affiliated to a Nepali political party that has a minister in the cabinet, by Seulki Lee (nt 01/04/2016)

Korean scholarships for Nepali students (ht 09/03/2016)

Korean test to take place early: Now on, youths will also have to  undergo screening  for tuberculosis to  qualify for Korean jobs (kp 29/02/2016)

From aid to investment: Nepal is slowly changing its image in Korea as an aid recipient country to a destination for Korean investment, by Seulki Lee (nt 25/12/2015)

Overstay threatens South Korean jobs for Nepali worker, by Santosh Pokhrel (rep 07/11/2015)

More than 8,000 pass Korean language test, by Devendra Sambahamphe (kp 09/10/2015)

Nepal, SKorea set to renew EPS agreement (ht 25/08/2015)

Employment in South Korea: Nepali migrants to benefit from new Korea guidelines, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 19/08/2015)

EPS invites applications for Korean language test: The number of Nepali migrant worker to be sent to South Korea in 2016 is expected to be announced by the end of this year (kp 13/04/2015), Application submission for Korean test opens today (kp 16/04/2015), Over 17,000 apply for language test on day 1 (kp 17/04/2015), 17,438 apply for Korea jobs on first day: Govt asks Korea to hire Nepalis in construction sector also (rep 17/04/2015), Korean language test form submission begins (ht 17/04/2015), 51,000 apply for Korean language test (kp 20/04/2015), 51,499 apply for Korean test (ht 20/04/2015)

Labour deal with SKorea: Nepal starts pact renewal process (kp 10/02/2015)

Korean language test: Govt mulls online application, more exam centres (kp 15/12/2014)

SKorea likely to hike job quota for Nepalis, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/12/2014)

3,663 pass Korean language test for employment permit (kp 16/10/2014), EPS result out; 6.2pc pass (ht 16/10/2014), 93.8 percent fail Korean language test (ht 16/10/2014)

29,891 appear in Korean language test on first day (rep 27/09/2014), Over 58,000 take Korean language test, by Anup Ojha (kp 28/09/2014)

Korean language test: EPS receives over 19,000 applications on day one, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 14/08/2014), Korean jobs aspirants face cops’ wrath, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 14/08/2014), Applications swamp EPS: Number of applications estimated to cross 55,000 this year, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/08/2014), More than 40,000 apply for EPS jobs (ht 15/08/2014), Over 62k apply for language test (kp 17/08/2014), Record number of youths vie for jobs in Korea: Government receives over 60,000 applications for Korean language test in four days (ht 17/08/2014), Chasing Korean dream: Youths brave rain, sun and police batons to apply for jobs in South Korea, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 17/08/2014), The Kimchi trail: Nepali Labor migration (rep 21/08/2014)

Nepal to seek SKorean investment (kp 12/05/2014), Minister leaves for Seoul to attract investment (ht 13/05/2014), Minister Pandey urges RoK to support in economic development along investment (nn 14/05/2014), Minister Pandey seeks investment from SKorea: Korean counterpart concerned about investment climate (ht 15/05/2014), Korea pledges support in education, health (kp 16/05/2014)

Mission ‘misuses’ migrant workers’ fund, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/03/2014)

SKorea to hire 5,700 workers (kp 02/03/2014)


Latin America

Nepali envoy to Ecuador presents credentials (ht 30/10/2016)

Nepali envoy to Brazil presents credentials to Brazil Prez (ht 29/10/2016)

Duped Nepali students arrested in Grenada: Traffickers had lured them promising entry into USA (ht 24/04/2015)

Dozens of Nepalis suffer in St Lucia as racketeers dupe, by Roshan Sedhai and Anup Ojha (kp 08/03/2015), More Nepali students left in lurch in St Lucia, by Roshan Sedhai and Anup Ojha (kp 09/03/2015), Lost in Lambirds: The students smuggled to St Lucia deserve an answer from the state (kp 10/03/2015),Nepal closer to labour
pact with Malaysia Victims await court hearing, by Anup Ojha (kp 11/03/2015), Stranded students may remain in St Lucia till April (kp 13/03/2015), St Lucia govt to ‘repatriate’ stranded Nepali students (kp 30/03/2015), Nepali students request IOM for repatriation (kp 31/03/2015), St Lucia court to hear scam case today (kp 10/04/2015), St Lucia launches probe (kp 11/05/2015), St Lucia court denies bail to accused four (kp 12/04/2015)

House panel seeks info on Nepalis in Latin American jails, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 30/01/2015)

34 Nepalis held in Costa Rica (kp 11/09/2014), Costa Rican police detain 34 Nepalis (ht 11/09/2014), One of 32 Nepalis held in Costa Rica falls ill (ht 13/09/2014), Govt starts effort to bring home Nepalis from Costa Rica (kp 14/09/2014)

Chile offers 100 caregiver jobs for Nepali citizens (kp 06/02/2014)


Malaysia

More than one Nepalis die in Malaysia every day, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 20/01/2017)

Illegal workers to get M’asia temp permits (kp 18/01/2017)

Levy burden taken off workers in Malaysia (kp 01/01/2017)

Malaysian delegates to hold talks on Nepali migrant workers’ woes, by Rupesh Acharya (ht 27/12/2016)

‘411,364 Nepalis in Malaysia currently’ (kp 22/11/2016)

Samsung and Panasonic accused over supply chain labour abuses in Malaysia: Migrant workers making goods for the global electronics brands claim they are trapped and exploited in Malaysia (Guardian 21/11/2016)

Nepali workers caught in Malaysia’s ‘unfair’ system (kp 19/09/2016)

Nepalis not to be sole foreign security workers in Malaysia (kp 07/09/2016)

Malaysia top remittance sending country to Nepal: However, remittance inflows from Malaysia might be hit in the future as the number of workers going there dropped sharply in the last fiscal year, by Bibek Subedi (kp 05/08/2016)

Malaysian authorities detain 118 migrant workers, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 25/07/2016)

19 Nepalis arrested in Malaysian crackdown, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 21/07/2016)

Shortage of Nepali security guards: Malaysian companies ‘look for alternatives’ (kp 10/07/2016)

Flow of Malaysia returnees on rise (kp 18/06/2016)

Heart attack, SCA ‘killing’ Nepalis in Malaysia, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 14/06/2016)

20 jailed illegal Nepalis rescued in Malaysia (kp 19/05/2016)

Malaysia mulls lifting ban on foreign labour, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 13/05/2016)

Hounded out of Malaysia: Among the factors dissuading Nepalis from working in Malaysia is widespread harassment and robberies by locals, by Om Astha Rai (nt 13/05/2016)

Ban on new migrant workers: Labour shortage hits Malaysia, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 23/04/2016)

21 Nepali migrants sent home (kp 13/04/2016)

21 Nepalis repatriated from Malaysia (kp 24/03/2016)

Malaysia imposes new foreign worker levies: Malaysia has implemented a uniform annual levy of 1,850 ringgit per worker in production, construction and service sector, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 21/03/2 016)

258 Nepali workers held in Malaysia (ht 13/03/2016)

Nepal’s monopoly in M’sia security industry may end (kp 07/03/2016), Nepali guards may face competition in Malaysia (kp 07/03/2016)

Illegal workers in Malaysia allowed to legalise status, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 03/03/2016)

Malaysia visa processing: Officials put through wringer over VLN Nepal (kp 23/02/2016)

161 Nepali workers detained in Malaysia, by Ramchandra Giri (kp 22/02/2016), Muglan matters: Political rumblings in host countries require government to be prepared (kp 23/02/2016)

Malaysia puts temporary ban on new migrant workers: A day after signing a deal for taking in 1.5 million Bangladeshis, Malaysia announces moratorium on all new arrivals of migrant job seekers (kp 21/02/2016)

Working in Malaysia: Rising cost and falling ringgit see Malaysia’s pulling power flounder, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 05/02/2016)

Malay levy rise affects Nepalis (kp 02/02/2016)

Karki to study issues of Nepali migrants (ht 13/01/2016)

Steep decline in Nepali migrants going to Malaysia: Hastily introduced free-visa-free-ticket regime blamed for fall, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 29/11/2015)

Malaysia plans online visa for foreign workers, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 20/08/2015)

Demand for Nepalis workers may decrease in Malaysia, by Ram Chandra Giri and Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/06/2015)

NRNA Malaysia seeks govt intervention (ht 23/06/2015)

Nepal closer to labour pact with Malaysia (kp 22/06/2015)

Nepali workers suffer in Malaysia right from airport: Risk of attack from Malaysian youths, by Devendra Basnet (rep 22/06/2015)

Govt preparing send workers to Malaysia free of cost, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 21/04/2015), Govt in ambitious bid
to safeguard workers: Two-pronged strategy: Improve workers’ conditions or stop sending them there
(kp 22/04/2015)

Illegal Nepalis face inhuman treatment in Malaysia: UCPN-M’s Narayan Kaji takes up their cause after visiting detention centres, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 17/04/2015), Shrestha for closing Malaysia if worker conditions unchanged (rep 17/04/2015), Shrestha: Nepali workers facing abuse in Malaysia (kp 18/04/2015)

Migrant workers back from Malaysia were tortured nude, by Surendra Paudel (rep 10/04/2015)

IRLC seeks better housing service for Nepali workers in Malaysia: Says most migrants dying due to low standard accommodation (ht 06/04/2015)

Housemaids in M'sia, gulf: Nepali missions against lifting employment ban on women, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/04/2015)

Mistreated in Malaysia: Migrant workers in Malaysia are routinely harassed by its policemen; But neither the employers nor the state machinery do anything to curb such treatment, by Weena Pun (kp 28/03/2015)

Govt puts on hold agreement with Malaysia on domestic workers: Forwards only pact related to general workers in the first phase (ht 23/03/2015)

Nepal-M’sia labour pact sought, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 19/03/2015)

M’sia decreases penalty for illegal migrant workers (kp 18/03/2015)

Migrant worker missing in Malaysia (ht 18/03/2015)

Agents add to Nepali migrants’ expenses, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 15/03/2015)

Embassy in M’sia told to relocate: Mission blamed for litter, crowd, by Ramchandra Giri (kp 15/03/2015)

M’sian security training in Nepal is illegal: Govt, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 02/03/2015)

Japan formalises aid pledge for rebuildingNepali gets retrial for ‘illegal’ abortion (kp 27/02/2015)

Nepalis in private security: Malaysia imposes training for job seekers, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 17/02/2015)

Migrant worker languishing in Malaysian forest (ht 16/02/2015)

Malaysia enforces bio-metric system for migrant labor: Recruiting firms threaten to stop processing Malaysia-bound workers, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 19/01/2015), Nepali migrants to Malaysia: Biometric screening is a go (kp 22/01/2015), Malaysia confirms implementation of biometric health test: Irate manpower agencies form joint struggle committee to put pressure on government, by Ramesh Shrestha (ht 24/01/2015), CA panel instruction to halt biometric screening (kp 29/01/2015)

Nepal opens honorary consulate in Penang (rep 16/01/2015)

Malaysia fee dispute: Govt urged to settle row through diplomatic means (kp 06/01/2015)

Labour agreement: Govt sends draft to Malaysia (kp 29/12/2014)

Nepali woman sentenced to jail in Malaysia for abortion: Dr Choong Sim Poey of Reproductive Rights Advocay Alliance Malaysia says Nirmala Thapa’s conviction is unusual and that it raises question on how foreign workers are treated (kp 06/12/2014)

Workers without frontier, working sans safety net, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 27/11/2014)

Migrant workers who returned from Malaysia share their plight (ht 23/11/2014)

9 Nepalis die each week: Embassy, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 21/11/2014)

30 Nepali workers ‘missing in Malaysia’ (ht 19/11/2014)

Malaysia interested in TIA’s modernisation (ht 18/10/2014)

Nepalis rescued from Malaysian prison (kp 15/10/2014)

371 back from Malaysia, with baggage of trouble (kp 26/09/2014)

Malaysian Minister takes stock of problems faced by Nepalis, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 06/09/2014)

15,000 Nepalis to be returned from Malaysia (kp 28/08/2014)

44 Nepalis held after Malaysia riot (kp 28/08/2014), Malaysia police arrest 40 Nepalis: Accused of rioting at export factory (ht 28/08/2014), Agitating Nepali workers to resume work on Friday (kp 29/08/2014), Some workers may be freed today (ht 29/08/2014), Nepalis held in Malaysia likely to be locked up for two weeks (ht 30/08/2014)

Govt to discuss labour issues with Malaysia (ht 20/08/2014), Authorities hope to seal deal on labour issues: Nepal and Malaysia have not signed a labour agreement despite relentless efforts from the Nepali side, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 21/08/2014), Nepal, Malaysia agree to sign labour pact, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 22/08/2014), Malaysian minister calls on Koirala: Prime minister urges Richard Riot to address visa issues of Nepali workers (ht 22/08/2014), Nepal, Malaysia plan committee: Body to finalise labour agreement draft to protect workers’ rights (ht 22/08/2014), Govt should consult us before signing deal with Malaysia: NAFEA (rep 27/08/2014)

Govt to ask M’asia to release Nepalis, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 18/08/2014)

Migrants in Malaysia: Company closes, workers affected (kp 13/08/2014)

1,959 Nepali workers return from Malaysia (kp 07/08/2014)

Mission braces for 750 MRPs daily: Handwritten passport phase-out, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 01/08/2014)

Over 600 Nepali migrant workers still stranded in Malaysia, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 24/07/2014)

14 Nepali workers stranded in Malaysia make it back home (kp 30/06/2014)

Malaysian companies aid Nepalis (kp 29/06/2014)

35 Nepalis rescued from Malaysia camp, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 24/06/2014)

Govt to repatriate Nepali migrants from Malaysia jails, by Ramchandra Giri (kp 24/05/2014)

Rescue workers languishing in Malaysian jails: CIAA:  Appeals for less cumbersome immigration process (ht 05/05/2014), 500 Nepalis languishin Malaysian jails: Govt to release Rs 2m for their rescue, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 05/05/2014)

House-hunt: It’s a race against time for Nepali mission in M’sia (kp 13/04/2014)

85 Nepalis Rescued from Malaysia (kp 01/04/2014)

Malaysian, Vietnamese ministers arriving: Malaysia wants quality Nepali workers for its security sector (ht 30/03/2014), Malaysian delegation arrives (ht 02/04/2014), Workers’ woes figure in talks with Malaysia, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 03/04/2014), Govt tells M’sia workers can’t afford Bio-Visa, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 03/04/2014), Malaysia to hire 200,000 Nepalis (kp 03/04/2014), Visa fee hike: Nepal asks Malaysia to roll back decision (kp 04/04/2014)

Govt prepares draft for labour pact with Malaysia, Kuwait (kp 27/03/2014)

DoFE to take action against VLN: Says company did not coordinate before hiking fee (ht 21/03/2014)

Sexually harassed returnee migrant worker seeks justice, by Subarna Poudel (ht 14/03/2014)

Nepali migrant gets 10 yrs for murder, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 26/02/2014)

Sexually harassed migrant returnee demands justice, by Subarna Poudel (ht 11/02/2014)

‘204’ Nepalis held in M’sia crackdown (kp 07/02/2014)

Nepal asks Malaysia to allow thousands of illegal Nepalese workers to return home without any hassle (nn 03/02/2014)

For just a few dollars more: As per a new provision, workers in Malaysia are entitled to a minimum salary of RM 900 - up from RM 600 - but beneficiaries believe the increase is mere window dressing, by Anup Ojha and Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/02/2014)

Lack of human resources: Migrants in lurch as embassy staff overworked, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 30/01/2014)

‘Discriminatory’ law denies migrants compensation, by Roshan Sedhai and Ramchandra Giri (kp 27/01/2014), Death in the tropics: The high incidence of Nepali deaths from ‘natural causes’ in Malaysia is suspicious (kp 28/01/2014)

Migrants face crackdown, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 19/01/2014), Nepali workers scramble for travel papers: Up to 45,000 said to be illegal, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 21/01/2014), Eighty illegal Nepalis arrested in Malaysia (ht 22/01/2014), Nepali hangouts in Malaysia look deserted, by Prabhakar Ghimire (rep 22/01/2014),   Nepali workers in dire straits in Malaysia (ht 23/01/2014), Nepali mission clueless about status of Nepalis in Malaysia (rep 23/01/2014)

Bid to help Nepali inmates in M’asia, by Ram Chandra Giri (kp 15/01/2014)

NEFEMA plans protest programmes (ht 13/01/2014), Malaysian biometrik health screening opposed in Nepal, by Sangeet Sangroula (rep 13/01/2014), Biometric medical test for malaysia-bound workers: Local medical centre operators in protest, by Roshan Sedhai and Ram Chandra Giri (kp 17/01/2014), NEFEMA protests government apathy (ht 18/01/2014)

Malaysia bans foreign workers in restaurants, fast food chains (kp 11/01/2014), ID cards for migrants (kp 11/01/2014)

Govt stops Malaysia work permits (kp 02/01/2014)

Jobs in Malaysia: Agents’ entry in visa work to cost Nepalis dear, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 01/01/2014), MoFA urged to look into pvt firm’s fund transfer request, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 01/01/2014)

Malaysia not to hike visa processing fee for now (ht 01/01/2014)


Maldives

Adhikari, Maldivian minister discuss mutual cooperation (ht 13/02/2015)


Mongolia

Nepal, Mongolia sign a host of agreements: Foreign ministers of both the countries lay stress on building ties at people-to-people level (kp 20/12/2016)


New Zealand, Oceania

7 of 16 Nepalis detained in Micronesia rescued: Were left in the island nation by human traffickers in Nov 2014, by Ramchandra Giri (kp 29/06/2016)

Fiji opens consulate office in Kathmandu (kp 24/03/2014), Call to strengthen Nepal-Fiji ties (ht 25/03/2014)


Pakistan

Pakistan scuttles Lakpa Sherpa’s bid to set Mount K2 record (kp 27/06/2016)

Pakistani aid will continue, says Envoy (kp 11/05/2015)

Nepali in Pakistan jail for 29 months, by Devendra Bhattarai (kp 15/02/2015), Freed from Pak jail, Magar returns home, by Weena Pun (kp 27/02/2015), Gulmi resident rescued from Pak jail after 30 months, returns home (ht 27/02/2015)

PM Koirala meets counterparts from Pakistan, B'desh (rep 27/09/2014)


Russia

Back in the USSR: A resurgent Russia is reviving the interest of Nepalis in education, trade and tourism, by Kristina Shperlik (nt 27/01/2017)

Youths using Russia as transit point to enter Europe, by Shreejana Shrestha (rep 01/03/2016)

Nepal appoints consul in Russia’s St Petersburg (kp 28/01/2016)

Nepal agrees to settle 40-year-old Russian debt (ht 27/02/2015)

Nepal-Russia: Time for Celebration (sp 21/11/2014)

Russia suggests practical state restructuring (kp 31/10/2014)

A search for new dimension in Nepal Russia relations, by Bhagawan Ratna Tuladhar (sp 25/07/2013), Nepal-Russia Relations: Friendship Test (sp 25/07/2014)


Sri Lanka

American, Sri Lankan envoys call on Prime Minister Dahal (kp 06/12/2016)

Dahal holds talks with SL prez (kp 17/10/2016)

Pandey visiting Maldives, Sri Lanka (ht 16/09/2014)

A tale of two nations: Nepal and Sri Lanka are two South Asian countries in post-conflict transition, but that is about all they have in common (nt 31/01/2014)


Thailand

Embassy alerts Nepalis on trafficking trend via Thailand: Fraudsters said to be  trapping Nepalis by  making them overstay in Thailand and sending them to other countries (kp 20/12/2016)

Thailand hails 56 years of ties with Nepal (ht 14/09/2016)

Don’t imitate us: The new draft constitution of Thailand proposes a new phase of political instability by institutionalizing proportional representation, by Aditya Man Shrestha (rep 17/08/2016)

Nepal and AIT to strengthen cooperation (kp 05/10/2015)

Thai pledge more assistance to Nepal (kp 09/06/2015)

Thai Nepal stamps to aid rebuilding (kp 29/05/2015)

Thai envoy calls on Koirala (ht 18/04/2015)

Kidnapped Nepalis freed in Thailand (kp 24/12/2014), Nepalis abducted in Bangkok rescued, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 24/12/2014), 3 Nepali students kidnapped in Thailand rescued, by Kosh Raj Koirala and Kamal Pariyar (rep 24/12/2014), Thai abduction ‘Ransom agent’ caught in Kathmandu (kp 25/12/2014)

Nepalis in Thailand jails seek transfer (ht 20/04/2014), 70 Nepalis in Thai jails, want royal pardon (rep 20/04/2014)


Turkey

DPM Turkey-bound today (kp 21/05/2016)

Nepal-Turkey Chamber, Istanbul Chamber join hands, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 29/06/2014)

FNCCI for stronger trade ties with Turkey, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 20/06/2014)

Exports to Turkey top billion-rupee mark in ‘13 (kp 15/06/2014)

Turkish fashion brand Sarar arrives (kp 05/04/2014)


USA

Looks can be deceiving: Recent rise in anti-immigrant sentiments has made the Nepali community in the US fearful, by Chandra Giri (kp 24/03/2017)

US Admiral Harris calls on PM, FM (kp 22/03/2017)

Nepal to seek DFQF access to more goods: Nepal has received duty-free treatment for 66 items including certain carpets, headgear, shawls and scarves apart from travel goods, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 14/03/2017)

Nepal courts vulnerable to threats, bribery, says US report (ht 05/03/2017) [Okay, but the report should also mention the threats towards US courts sent by Trump via Twitter!]

Nepal-US Relations: Views of a Nepali Citizen, by Madhavji Shrestha (rn 04/03/2017)

Fear and loathing in America: The recent gunning down of an Indian engineer in Kansas has put Nepalis living in the America on edge, by Saurav Upadhyay (kp 04/03/2017)

Inclusive civic participation: Where democracies thrive, by Alaina B. Teplitz (ht 20/02/2017)

The Trump 'Effect' on Nepali students applying for US, by Pooja Chauhan (rep 15/02/2017)

Trump jitters: Nepal’s ties with neighbours India and China could be affected by shifts in US policy, by Prakash A. Raj (kp 14/02/2017)

How the Trump gag rule threatens women’s lives in Nepal: The cut-off of American financing to providers of family planning services is a terrible blow to a country with few doctors and clinics, by Subina Shrestha (kp 11/02/2017), Back to the drawing board: Global Gag Rule can have huge repercussions on reproductive health services in Nepal (kp 17/02/2017)

Arrangements in Nepal for US resettlement of Bhutanese refugees put off after Trump order, by Keshav P. Koirala (ht 02/02/2017)

MCC grants: Roads, electricity transmission projects to be picked on March 17 (rep 30/01/2017)

US provided assistance worth $160 million to Nepal in 2016: According to the US Embassy in Kathmandu, the aid was issued in the areas such as health, education, agriculture, environment, and reconstruction (kp 27/01/2017)

Trump era triggers fear among Nepal’s LGBTI, by Anjali Subedi (rep 24/01/2017)

Beware Trumponomics: The economic policies of the incoming US president do not bode well for Nepal, by Jaya Jung Mahat (kp 20/01/2017)

2004 kidnapping and murder of 12 nepali men: KBR defeats appeal over Nepal, Iraq trafficking claims (kp 05/01/2017)

US election and Nepal: Trump cannot destroy American democracy, but his success sets a terrible example for struggling democracies like Nepal, by Naresh Koirala (kp 04/01/2017), Nepal in Trump world: Nepal is bound to be affected by major decisions of American government under Donald Trump, by Ayush Manandhar (rep 04/01/2017)

66 Nepali goods now eligible for duty-free entry into US: President Obama signs proclamation to implement programme (kp 17/12/2016)

Teplitz meets DPM Nidhi (kp 13/12/2016)

American, Sri Lankan envoys call on Prime Minister Dahal (kp 06/12/2016)

English access microscholarship gets wider reach (kp 06/12/2016)

US Embassy launches new website (kp 06/12/2016)

US Embassy launches six new English Access Microscholarship Programmes (ht 03/12/2016)

The business of entrepreneurship: With the amount spent even before they get the visa, students planning to study in the US can easily start a viable business at home, by Triveni Chand And Pankaj Parajuli (nt 18/11/2016)

Number of students at US colleges sees rise in 2015-2016 (kp 15/11/2016)

What would Trump presidency mean for Nepal? Limited engagement with countries like Nepal may be fallout of an inward-looking America under Trump; Countries with little strategic interests for the US like Nepal may be put very low on the foreignpolicy priority , by John Narayan Parajuli (kp 10/11/2016)

US extends Nepal’s TPS by 18 mths (kp 27/10/2016)

US ambassador calls on commerce minister (ht 19/10/2016)

No glasses allowed in US PP, visa photos (kp 16/10/2016)

Obama announces ‘Let Girls Learn’ for Nepal (kp 08/09/2016)

PM to visit US after returning from India (ht 28/08/2016)

Preferential treatment: This is what Nepal needs to do to gain from the recently announced US preferences, by Bijendra Man Shakya (kp 14/08/2016)

US committed to continued partnership with Nepal: Envoy (kp 09/08/2016)

US provides duty-free access to travel goods (kp 07/07/2016)

US agrees to support Nepal’s trade regime during TIFA meeting (ht 15/06/2016)

Duty-free market access to Nepali garment products: Nepal urges United States to adopt further flexibility, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 12/06/2016)

Long way to the promised land: An increasing number of Nepalis risk their lives and fortunes to sneak into the USA via Central America, by Ayesha Shakya (nt 10/06/2016)

Nepal-US Tifa Council meet slated for June 9-10, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 06/06/2016), TIFA council meeting to be held tomorrow: Talks to centre on improving trade and investment relations with the United States (ht 09/08/2016)

US supports democratic, prosperous Nepal: Teplitz; Says Washington for promoting regional collaboration (kp 27/05/2016), In the eye of the beholder: It is a matter of satisfaction to hear Ambassador Teplitz say that the US will look at Nepal with its own eyes, by Shyam KC (kp 03/06/2016)

US Embassy reduces document burden for visa applicants (kp 18/05/2016)

TIFA council meeting: Nepal, United States scheduled to sit for talks next month (ht 17/05/2016)

US to support Nepal in implementing constitution: Teplitz (rep 11/05/2016)

Kerry likely to visit Nepal later this year (ht 27/04/2016)

US envoy urges PM Oli to restore essential supplies (ht 07/04/2016)

Nepal and US preparing for TIFA council meeting (ht 15/03/2016)

US trade officials visiting Nepal to discuss, simplify duty-free access (rep 09/03/2016)

US travel warning for Nepal lifted (kp 02/03/2016)

Nepali garments get duty-free status in US: The move addresses the demand of Nepali garment manufacturers who had been lobbying for duty-free entry for over a decade, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 26/02/2016), Nepali garments all set to get duty-free access to US market, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (ht 26/02/2016), New US facility disappoints garment entrepreneurs (ht 13/03/2016), Listed products have greater potential, say US officials: Nepali garment manufacturers are disappointed that they cannot avail the facility instantly as the products they make currently are not listed under the scheme (kp 15/03/2016)

US urges govt to take concrete steps to resolve crisis (ht 24/01/2016)

Golden opportunity to reclaim lost glory: United states grants duty-free access to nepali readymade garment until 2025, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/12/2015)

This constitution is a huge milestone for Nepal, interview with US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz (kp 23/11/2015) [US politics is still lacking understanding of Nepal's realities!]

US urges peaceful resolution (kp 04/11/2015)

Border blockade: US warns visiting citizens (kp 10/10/2015)

US envoy hands over credentials (kp 08/10/2015)

“An observer, not a participant”: Outgoing US ambassador to Nepal Peter W Bodde spoke to Nepali Times before leaving this week (nt 18/09/2015) (interview)

‘CA voting of utmost importance’: US favours broadest possible support (ht 16/09/2015)

US Congressmen meet PM Koirala (kp 19/08/2015)

US envoy visits Sindhupalchok (kp 28/07/2015)

Teplitz to replace Bodde as US envoy (kp 09/07/2015), Alaina Teplitz confirmed as new US envoy (kp 07/08/2015)

US hails political developments in Nepal (ht 07/07/2015)

Duty-free access to Nepali garment: Strong lobbying needed to get US senate to pass bill: Experts (kp 20/06/2015), Govt asked to lobby with the US for DFQF facility for Nepali garments (ht 20/06/2015)

Nepalis in the US sign petition to increase relief fund pledge (kp 08/06/2015)

Bhutanese of Nepali origin held for terror threat in US, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 16/04/2015)

Counterterrorism meet kicks off in capital (ht 16/04/2015)

Obama picks new envoy to Nepal (kp 28/03/2015), Alaina B Teplitz nominated as United
States’new Ambassador to Nepal

MCC compact programme: Nepal, US expected to sign pact within a year, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 13/02/2015), Nepal, US set to sign ‘compact agreement’: Under the pact country may receive grant of up to $698 million for a five-year period (ht 13/02/2015)

New US envoy arriving next month (ht 04/02/2015)

America pivots south: There is a real opportunity at hand for expanded US engagement with Asia, including Nepal, by Curtis S. Chin and Jose B. Collazo (kp 02/02/2015)

PM Koirala renews invite to Obama (ht 09/12/2014)

US asks Nepal to oppose ISIS activities (kp 10/11/2014), US Under Secy Sewall meets PM Koirala (ht 10/11/2014)

US embassy introduces online visa processing (kp 15/09/2014)

Nepal-USA military drill on Sept 8-13 (kp 04/09/2014) [?????]

Nepali entrepreneurs seek easy access of Nepali products to US (kp 30/07/2014), Duty-free access in US sought for all Nepali products, by Rajesh Khanal (kp 31/07/2014)

FATCA legislation: Its implications for Nepal, by Krishna Sharma (kp 30/07/2014)

Nepal-US TIFA prep meet to be held on July 30 (kp 26/07/2014), Nepal, US start preparations for TIFA council meeting, by Pushpa Raj Acharya (rep 29/07/2014)

US gifts four acrow bridges to Nepali Army (ht 02/07/2014)

US for holding TIFA meet in Nepal in Aug (kp 26/06/2014), Nepal proposes holding TIFA meet with US in August (ht 05/07/2014)

US taxpayers in Nepal come under IRS scrutiny (ht 16/06/2014)

Long overdue Nepal-US TIFA meeting likely later this month: Second gathering of joint council after agreement was signed; Could enhance trade, investment and technical cooperation (ht 10/06/2014)

CoAS Rana busy meeting US officials (ht 04/05/2014)

Bodde calls on ministers (ht 17/04/2014)

USAID launches conflict mitigation plan (kp 12/04/2014)

UN mission cuts tasks: Nepal halts consular services from New York, by Anil Giri (kp 08/04/2014)

American Corner to open in Teku (kp 25/03/2014)

US General Brooks meets CoAS Rana (ht 22/03/2014)

US cuts budget for Nepal for ’15: Slashes aid for third consecutive year, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 06/03/2014)

Force for good: For Nepal jobs abroad not only provide much needed foreign currency to finance ever growing imports but also help maintain peace, by Keshar M. Ghimire (rep 24/02/2014)

2004 carnage in Iraq: US court deals a blow to Nepalis’ kin (ht 12/02/2014)

Ambassador Sharma pays farewell visits (nn 21/01/2014)


Vietnam

Vietnamese security minister meets Koirala (kp 05/04/2014)

Malaysian, Vietnamese ministers arriving: Malaysia wants quality Nepali workers for its security sector (ht 30/03/2014)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)

Central Passport Office, MoFA

Australian Embassy, Nepal

Bangladeshi Embassy, Nepal

British Embassy, Nepal

Danish Embassy, Nepal

Finnish Embassy, Nepal

French Embassy, Nepal

German Embassy, Nepal

Israely Embassy, Nepal

Japanese Embassy, Nepal

Malaysian Embassy, Nepal

Norwegian Embassy, Nepal

Sri Lankan Embassy, Nepal

Swiss Embassy, Nepal

The Netherlands Consulate, Nepal

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