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After aborting passport tender, government to sign security printing deal with French firm

Kathmandu, Nov. 13 -- After abruptly cancelling a global tender for the printing and supply of 5 million e-passports, the government is now in the final stages of signing an agreement to set up a dedi... Read More


Nepal hopes to resolve Kalapani dispute through a meeting of the foreign secretaries

Kathmandu, Nov. 11 -- In the wake of an uproar caused by the release of a new political map by India, Nepal hopes to iron out border differences through a foreign secretary-level meeting. As pressure... Read More


Department of Passports cancels e-passport bid hours before the end of tender submission deadline

Kathmandu, Nov. 8 -- Hours before the extended deadline for multi-billion rupees e-passport bid ended, the Department of Passports on Thursday night cancelled the entire tender process. Issuing a sta... Read More


Department of Passports cancels e-passport bid hours before the end of tender deadline

Kathmandu, Nov. 8 -- Hours before the extended deadline for the multi-billion-rupee e-passport tender ended, the Department of Passports on Thursday night cancelled the entire bid. Issuing a statemen... Read More


Government finally comments on new Indian map but takes no firm position

Kathmandu, Nov. 6 -- The KP Sharma Oli administration on Wednesday said that its attention had been drawn to news and commentary regarding the placement of Kalapani on a new political map released by ... Read More


Even as pressure mounts, Oli administration remains silent over Kalapani

Kathmandu, Nov. 5 -- The KP Sharma Oli administration has remained silent over a new political map released by India that places Kalapani, a disputed tract of land between Nepal and India, within Indi... Read More


Nepal says it is ready to implement transit deal but China has yet to respond

Kathmandu, Nov. 4 -- The recent state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping was supposed to be one more indication of Nepal's attempt at breaking free of the constraints of geography and to look beyon... Read More


Oli is firm, will not be stepping down any time soon, his aides say

Kathmandu, Nov. 2 -- Over the last two days, with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli admitted to hospital and little information forthcoming from government officials and doctors, many had begun to wonder i... Read More


Over murky details, Oli's health raises questions about his fitness to govern

Kathmandu, Oct. 31 -- Over the past 24 hours, there has been much speculation and conjecture about Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's health. Ever since Oli was admitted to Grande International Hospital o... Read More


Department of Passports once again extends e-passport bid deadline by a week

Kathmandu, Oct. 31 -- Just a day ahead of the deadline for submission of a final tender for the printing of e-passports, the Department of Passports has extended the deadline to November 8. The depar... Read More