A railway between China and Nepal that could include a tunnel under Mount Everest is under consideration, Chinese state media said on Thursday, asBeijing builds links with a country India regards as firmly within its sphere of influence.
The Qinghai-Tibet railway already links the rest of China with the Tibetan capital Lhasa and beyond, and an extension running as far as the international border is already being planned “at Nepal’s request”, the China Daily newspaper reported, quoting an expert at the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
KATHMANDU, APR 16 – The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have projected Nepal’s economy to grow just under 5 percent until fiscal year 2019-20 which will hold it back from achieving the target of graduating to a developing country by 2022.
The WB has forecast that Nepal will grow by 5 percent during this and the next fiscal year and by 4.5 percent in fiscal 2016-17. The IMF has predicted the same growth rates for this and the next fiscal year and 4.5 percent for fiscal 2019-20 in their latest reports.
LALITPUR, APR 13 – All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) honoured five individuals with the Rupak Memorial Awards here on Sunday.
National football team forward Santosh Sahukhala, former women’s footballer Bhagwati Thapa, coach Maheshwor Mulmi and former Fifa referee Pema Dolma Lama and Madhusudan Khanal were the recipients of the annual awards that offer Rs 1,00,000 and a motorcycle each.
Sahukhala, who made his international debut in 2007 and club debut in 2003 from Three Star Club, is the highest goal scorer in the domestic front with 96 goals. “Any award helps motivate players and I am very happy to receive such a prestigious award,” said Sahukhala. Thapa represented Nepal in the Asian U-19 Women’s Championships in China in 2004 and was also a member of the national team that won silver medal in the 11th South Asian Games in Dhaka in 2010. She are represented Nepali team that finished second in the first (Sri Lanka, 2010) and second (Bangladesh, 2012) Women’s Saff Championship.