17th September 2010. In a significant development, the UCPN (Maoist) has agreed in principle to disassociate the People's Liberation Army (PLA) from the party and place it under the Special Committee formed for supervision, integration and rehabilitation of the former combatants.
Tibetan authorities have agreed in principle to resume the Kathmandu-Lhasa bus service and provide visa to international tourists.A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in this regard during the fourth meeting of China´s Tibet-Nepal Joint Tourism Coordination Committee held on Monday and Tuesday in Lhasa, Tibet.
The total number of internet users have increased by a mammoth 160 percent within a year.The rise in the number of people using GPRS through mobile sets has chiefly contributed to augment the total number of net surfers in the country. According to the latest report released by Nepal Telecom Authority (NTA), the internet density has surged to 4.85 percent.
Nepal stood in 130th position in Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011. Switzerland is on the top of the list of the report prepared by analysing micro and macro economy of countries by the World Economic Forum. Centre for Economic Development and Administration Research (CEDA) of Tribhuvan University has been undertaking the responsibility of research.
Wednesday, 8th September 2010. The Father's Day, or 'Buwa ko mukh herne din', is being observed across the country on Wednesday.
The festival celebrates the deep bond shared by the fathers and their children. In the Newar community, sons and daughters offer delicacies and gifts to honour and express their love towards their fathers. Sweets and clothes shops have been thronged by people since yesterday.
A 24 years old Colombian has taken the title of the world's shortest man, measuring just 27 inches high (70 cm) - slightest taller than the height restrictions for a piece of carry-on aeroplane luggage.
Edward Nino Hernandez weights just 22 lbs and has just been officially certified as the world's shortest living man by Guinness World Records.
The Association is celebrating Dashain and Dipawali on Sunday, 24th October 2010 at 12.30 pm at Irish Association Social Club, High Lane, Manchester M21.
The President and members of the Association wish to extend an invitation to everyone to join us to celebrate the Dashain and Tihar (Dipawali).
Please contact Social Secretary Liesh Pradhan (07983 481084) and General Secretary Bijay Shrestha (07795 055935) for details.