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Nepal’s Top News Headlines in 2019

The year 2019 laid the foundation for the prosperous ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’.
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Nepal’s Top News Headlines in 2019

The year 2019 is considered to be the most propitious period for Nepal.

The country has witnessed major achievements in various areas including Technology, Tourism, Sports, Politics, Health and more.

The international events like 13th South Asian Games promoted Nepal on the global stage.

The year 2019 laid the foundation for the prosperous ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’.

Let’s have a look at some of the 2019 top news stories of Nepal:

1) Forbes Billionaire List 2019: Nepal’s Chaudhary is World’s 1349th Richest Person

Chaudhary’s assets have increased USD 200 million in the last one year, taking his total assets to USD 1.7 billion as of March 06, 2019. Chaudhary is the chairman of Chaudhary Group, owner of CG Foods and majority stake holder of Nabil Bank. Read More…


2) 10 Important Facts About Nepal’s Budhanilkantha Temple

The temple houses the country’s largest stone-carved idol of Lord Vishnu. The sculpture is 5 meters long and lies in a resting position in a 13-meter long pond. Read More…


3) Nepal SEE Results 2075-76 (2018-19) Released!

Nepali National Examination Board has announced the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) results 2075-2076 on June 27, 2019. A total of 475,003 students have written the SEE 2075-76 examination. Read More…


4) Nepal Federal Budget FY 2076-77: Income Tax Slabs, Rates and Concessions

The new budget displayed a 14% rise over the previous year’s budget and dedicated NPR 957 billion to the recurrent expenditure, NPR 408 billion to capital expenditure and NPR 167 billion for provisioning finance for principal payment of loans. The Nepali Government announced an estimated GDP of 8.5% and inflation rate of 6.5%. Read More…


5) 21 percent of Nepal Population Under Poverty Line

Despite Nepal’s major strides of development, the country has 21 percent of its population falling below poverty line. The country’s poverty percentage has decreased from 25% in 2010 to 21% in 2018. Read More…


6) Nepal’s Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) 2019 Kicks Off!

After Everest Premier League (EPL) 2018, DPL 2019 joined the list of ICC-approved Nepali annual T20 cricket tournaments. The tournament was organized during February 9-23, 2019. CYC Attariya as won the ‘DPL 2019’ title. Read More…


7) Nepal’s Bandana Sets Guinness Record for ‘Longest Dancing Marathon by an Individual’

Bandana has set the record by dancing continuously for 126 hours (5 days). She has surpassed the previous record of Hemalatha who danced non-stop for 123 hours and 15 minutes in 2011. Read More…


8) Nepal’s Bhoto Jatra 2019 Day Announced!

Nepal has fixed June 09, 2019 to display the bhoto (a jewel-studded vest) of Lord Rato Machhindranath. A group of four astrologers from the Joshi community have fixed the auspicious date. The Machhindranath chariot was towed from Lagankhel to Jawalakhel on that day. Read More…


9) Nepal Tops 2016 Global Ranking For Remittances by GDP

Nepal is leading the global ranking with an estimated USD 6.6 billion in remittances equivalent to 31.3 percent of the country’s GDP. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, India and the United Arab Emirates remained the biggest source of remittances for Nepal in 2016. Read More…


10) Nepal to Witness First Women’s T20 Cricket League

Nepal has marked the first women’s cricket league on October 16, 2019. Five teams representing five cities have competed for the trophy. Read More…


11) Nepal Grade 11 Results 2075-76 (2018-19) Announced!

Nepali National Examination Board (NEB) in Bhaktapur has released the Grade 11 results on September 24, 2019. Around 508,000 students from 4,137 schools have appeared for the Class 11 examinations that were held between May 12-22, 2019. Read More…


12) Nepal Federal Budget FY 2076-77: Income Tax Slabs, Rates and Concessions

The Nepali Government has rolled out the Annual Budget for FY 2018-19 on May 29, 2018. The NPR 1.53 trillion budget covered all the sectors with key focus on developmental reforms. Read More…


13) Major Business Investment Opportunities in Nepal

Nepal is one country witnessing fast-paced development in recent times, globally. Experts considered agriculture and mining as top sectors with huge investment potential for future. Read More…


14) Sunny Leone Arrives in Kathmandu to Watch ‘Password’ Premier

Bollywood actress Sunny Leone arrived in Kathmandu on September 12, 2019 to attend the preview show of Nepali film ‘Password’. The actress has performed a dance item number in the movie, which marks her first Nepali song. Read More…


15) NASA Live Streams Nepal’s First Nanosatellite Space Launch

Nepal’s first nanosatellite ‘NepaliSat-1’ was launched into space on April 18, 2019 at 2:30 AM NPT from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. With this launch, Nepal has entered the global space age. Read More…


16) Nepal All Set for 13th South Asian Games

Nepal has hosted the 13th South Asian Games during December 1-10, 2019 featuring a total of 662 athletes from South Asian nations competing in 8 different games. Read More…


17) Nepal Tourist Arrivals Reach 1.17 Million in 2019

The total tourist arrivals in Nepal in 2019 reached 1.17 million via air and land routes, a slight decline over 2018 number of 1.52 million. The country received the highest number of tourists from India totaled 209,611, followed by China (169,543), among others. Read More…


18) Nepal’s Dhangadhi Premier League 2019: Series Highlights

Nepal’s Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) 2019 kicked off in Nepal on February 11, 2019. CYC Attariya won the title of the tournament. Read More…


19) Nepal Marks 14th NADA Auto Show 2019

Nepal marked the beginning of the 14th edition of its Annual Automobile Show 2019 at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on August 27, 2019. The six-day event featured the latest additions to big automobile brands along with special offers on their products and services. Read More…


20) Nepal Employment Status: 2.8 Lakh Jobs Per Year Need of the Hour, says World Bank

The World Bank, in its report ‘Jobless Growth?’, recommended a rise in job creation for Nepal to meet the employment needs of the gradually growing working age population. Nepal must create 286,900 jobs a year to maintain its employment rate. Read More…


21) Nepal Grade 12 BS 2076/2019 Results Announced!

Nepali National Examination Board has announced the Grade 12 Results on July 29, 2019. A total of 428,052 students have appeared for the Grade 12 exams held between April 27-May 09, 2019. Read More…


22) Nepal EPS-KLT Results 2019 Released!

The results of Korean Language Test (KLT) under Employment System (EPS) were announced. Out of the total, 84,215 individuals, 2,015 applicants passed. Read More…


23) Visit Nepal 2020 Campaign – A Drive for 2 Million Tourist Arrivals

Nepali Government has announced a special tourism campaign in the form of ‘national tourism year’ campaign with the sole goal ‘Visit Nepal 2020’. The Tourism Board has dedicated the Visit Nepal 2020 launch to Rabindra Adhikari in recognition of his efforts in finalizing the campaign and bringing it to the current level. Read More…


24) Nepal Investment Summit 2019: A Glance at Highlights, Event Outcomes

The two-day Nepal Investment Summit (NIS) 2019 was concluded successfully on March 30, 2019, with 15 new deals and MoUs for new investments in Nepal, along with 10 proposals for 17 projects. More than 1300 participants and around 735 foreign delegates from over 300 companies attended the Summit. Read More…


25) Rajiv Jain Wins Nepal’s ‘Ko Bancha Crorepati 2019’

‘Ko Bancha Crorepati’ is one Nepal’s exciting television show, known for its suspense moments that tests contestants’ general knowledge. Rajiv Jain became the first person to win the Ko Bancha Crorepati’s full cash prize of NPR 1 crore. Read More…


26) Nepal Helicopter Crash 2019: Tourism Minister Adhikari, 6 Others Dead!

Along with Tourism Minister, prominent aviation and hospitality entrepreneur Ang Tsering Sherpa, personal aide to PM KP Oli Yubaraj Dahal, two CAAN officials and Captain Prabhakar KC are among who lost lives in the crash. The helicopter crashed exactly a minute after it took off from the Pathibhara temple, where the team had landed to offer worship before returning to Kathmandu. Read More…


27) Nepal Ranked ‘Third Happiest Country’ in South Asia!

The ‘global happiness survey’ conducted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network placed Nepal as the ‘third happiest country’ in South Asia and the 100th happiest country, globally. Neighboring countries such as Pakistan and Bhutan stand at 1st and 2nd positions in South Asia’s list of happiest countries. Read More…


28) Nepal Monetary Policy 2018-19: Current Scenario, Expectations and the Way Forward

The policy is aimed at maintaining financial stability, promoting agriculture and enhancing investment in the agricultural sector. Through this policy, the Central Bank aims at making more room for FDI and help the government achieve its targeted economic growth of 8 percent. Read More…


29) Remittances to Nepal Rise in FY 2017-18

The country’s remittance earnings saw a 7.3 percent rise to NPR 679.73 billion in the first eleven months of the FY 2017-18. Nepal Government approved 342,426 individuals for foreign employment during the mid-August to mid-June period of FY 2017-18. Read More…


30) Nepal EPS Level 2: After KLT, Skill Test for Korean Employment Next!

All candidates who cleared the Korean Language Test (KLT) under the Employment Scheme (EPS) have attended skill test between August 21-September 04, 2019. The marks weightage for the skills test is 110 marks. Read More…


31) Nepal Monetary Policy 2076/77: For Increased GDP and Inclusive Development!

The Nepali Government has designed the monetary policy to support the planned initiatives and drive income generation locally. It has also announced a well-planned Budget for FY 2076-77. Read More…


32) 13th South Asian Games: Sports Events and Highlights

The 13th SAG was inaugurated in Nepal on December 01 and continued till December 10, 2019. Around 2715 athletes from 7 South Asian nations have participated in the event. Nepal won 206 medals including 51 gold, 60 silver and 95 bronze.  Read More…


33) Nepal Brings New Tracking System to Track Goods

The Nepali Government has inaugurated a new Vehicle and Consignment Tracking System (VCTS) at an event held in Kathmandu on July 17, 2019. The new system will track the movement of all commodities sold in the market.  Read More…


34) Britannia to Establish Biscuit and Bakery Plant in Nepal

Britannia Industries Limited received permission to invest Rs 1.11 billion to set up a biscuit and bakery plant in Simara, Bara district. As per the agreement, Britannia will produce 14,000 tons of biscuits and bakery products every year and will hire nearly 345 people. Read More…


35) US 2020 DV Program for Nepalis Nearing Completion

The application period of the US 2020 Diversity Visa (DV) program for Nepalis is nearing its completion on November 06, 2018. The US Embassy in Nepal announced the DV program on October 03, 2018.  Read More…


36) WonderKid – Google Boy of Nepal

The ‘Google Boy of Nepal’ Aditya Dahal baffled everyone with his astounding knowledge on almost everything, which is impossible for a 3-year old toddler to know. By the time Google Boy Aditya was three, his normal growth stopped, and he developed a physical condition. His speech also slurred, and he couldn’t talk. Currently, Aditya is receiving treatment at the US, with support from government funding and the Aditya Dahal Foundation. Read More…


37) ICC U19 Cricket WC Qualifier Asia 2019: Nepal Fails to Qualify!

Despite four wins against Malaysia, Oman, Singapore and Kuwait, Nepal failed to see the expected success in the ICC U19 Qualifier tournament. The team lost the chance to enter the ICC World Cup Cricket 2020 after its failure in a match against UAE on April 13, 2019. Read More…


38) US Asks Nepal Not to Send Back Tibetan Refugees

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Nepal Prime Minister Oli on completion of the latter’s one-year tenure at the office. The US Secretary made a special mention regarding repatriation of Tibetan refugees. He expressed hope that Nepal would practice the international principle of ‘non-refoulement in the case of Tibetan refugees. Read More…


39) Tihar 2076 (2019) Celebrations In Nepal

Tihar, the festival of lights, is a five-day-long Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal. The Nepali Government has declared a public holiday on October 30, 2019 for Kija Puja.  Read More…


40) Province 2 Tops List in Government Jobs Applications

The Loksewa Aayog received 567, 853 applications in FY 2017-2018.  Province 2 was the highest contributor of applicants for government jobs in Nepal. Read More…

Stay Tuned for More Top News Nepal 2019  Updates!

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