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India seems really serious about mending ties with Nepal (Editorial)

The Indian Budget of 2018 has set aside INR 6.6 billion (NRS 10.4 billion) as a financial grant towards Nepal, a 74% increase from Budget 2017. This significant increase does say we want to be friends again. The budget was revealed yesterday, the same day Indian External Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Nepal for a two day agendaless visit. In her agendaless visit which comes just days before the...


20 stranded Nepali migrants in Kuwait sent back home by Embassy of Nepal, Kuwait

On Saturday, 20 Nepali migrant workers were sent back home after being rescued from Kharafi National Company on charges of labour and human rights violation. Almost 300 Nepali workers and thousands more from South Asian countries were stranded after the company refused to pay them their wages. The Nepalis had approached the Embassy for help which they have been duly doing. The embassy did the ...


Hydropower for industrialization and income generation: President

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has said that generating more hydropower is key to increasing income of people and enhancing industrialization in the country. Inaugurating Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 on Friday, president Bhandari stressed on need for developing hydroelectric plants to tap the hydropower potential of the country. Clean energy can be an important means to do away with more expe...


South Asian Community Link Group host their annual New Year BBQ

The South Asian Community Link Group organised their traditional meet and greet New Year BBQ to express gratitude towards the support to SACLG programs in the last year, renew support for the year lined ahead, and celebrate the New Year. The program was of an informal nature and was organized in a community park on January 1st, 2018, at Coburg Lake Reserve, from 11 AM onwards. Many Nepalese...


Trump says U.S. has gotten 'nothing' from Pakistan aid
Source: Reuters

Trump says U.S. has gotten 'nothing' from Pakistan aid

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday the United States has foolishly handed Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years while getting nothing in return, and pledged to put a stop to it. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more! Trump wrote on Twitter. The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollar...


Blast at Afghan news agency in Kabul kills dozens

A suicide attack on an office of the Afghan Voice news agency and a neighboring Shiite cultural center in the capital Kabul killed dozens on Thursday, officials and witnesses said, with many of the victims students attending a conference. Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said at least 40 people had been killed and 30 wounded in the blast, the latest in a series to have hit media...


Nepal votes against Trump's Jerusalem call

Nepal was one of the 128 countries to vote against the President Donald Trumps unilateral call to make Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Both Israel and Palestine claim Jerusalem to be their capital. The world came together to condemn the United States President after he planned to relocate the American Embassy of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on December 6. Bhutan was the only South Asian count...


Sunam Gautam to play for Chitwan Tigers in Everest Premier League

Sunam Gautam, famous in the Nepali community of Australia for his cricket skills shall be heading to Nepal to play Everest Premier League, scheduled to start on the 18th of December. He will be playing for Chitwan Tigers in the tournament which will be held in Kirtipur Cricket Ground. Sunam Gautam is a star in the Nepali Community of Australia. His skills in cricket have earned him fame from ot...


Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs to create a South Asian Advisory Council, request applications from interested candidates

The Victorian Minister for Multicultural Affairs (MP) Robin Scott today announced the formation of a South Asian Ministerial Advisory Council in the state of Victoria. He has also asked for fellow Victorian South Asians to be a part of the committee. In a press release by the Labor Government, the Council is being formed to ensure voices of South Asian Victorians are heard by the Victorian governm...


‘Team Nepal’ for Melbourne Renegade Championship, 16 determined players to fight for national pride (Game Schedule inside)

Team Nepal this year shall be contending for Australias prestigious Melbourne Renegade Championship. Amongst the many who registered to play, and after a scrutinizing selection process16 players have been chose to represent Team Nepal. Sunam Gautam (Captain) Asim Subedi (Vice-Captain) Susan Gurung, Raj Kumar Gurung, Biswas Manandhar, Roshan Poudel, Sajendra Shrestha, Chiranjebi Neupane, ...


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