Nepal
Neighborhood News Digest – 10 January 2023

Afghanistan
Aid Chief Says NRC Cannot Work without Women: Tolo News
The Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugees Council, Jan Egeland, said on Monday that without female staff, they cannot work and will not work in Afghanistan.....

Neighborhood News Digest – 06 January 2023

Afghanistan
Contract for Extraction of Amu Darya Oil Signed with CPEIC: Tolo News
The contract for the extraction of oil from the Amu Darya basin was signed with a Chinese company, the CPEIC, on Thursday. The contract was sig....

Round Table Discussion on Power Trading between India and Nepal

On 16 December 2022, the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) organised a talk on “Power trading between India and Nepal”. Dr Arvind Gupta, Director VIF, gave the introductory remarks, followed by a presentation by Mr Lal Krishna KC, Sr. Ad....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - January 04, 2023

Afghanistan
Afghanistan, Uzbekistan Settle New Electricity Agreement Amid Winter Shortages – The Diplomat
Under the new agreement, Uzbekistan will supply Afghanistan with 450 megawatts of electricity during the winter as both co....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - January 03, 2023

Afghanistan
Defense Ministry Rejects Pakistan Official's Remarks on TTP in Afghanistan: Tolo News
The Ministry of Defense reacted to recent comments by Pakistan’s interior minister about the presence of Tehreek Taliban Pakistan ....

China: Daily Scan, December 30, 2022

State Council appoints, removes officials: Xinhuanet
December 29, 2022
The State Council, China's cabinet, announced the appointment and removal of officials Thursday. Song Tao was appointed director of the Taiwan Affairs Office....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 28, 2022

Afghanistan
UN Official Urges Islamic Emirate to Lift Ban on Female Staff at NGOs: Tolo News
The UN deputy humanitarian coordinator in Afghanistan, Fran Equiza, in a meeting with Acting Minister of Public Health Qalandar Ibad ....

China: Daily Scan, December 28, 2022

Draft law on financial stability submitted to China's top legislature for 1st reading: Xinhuanet
December 27, 2022
A draft law on financial stability was on Tuesday submitted for its first reading to the ongoing session of the S....

VIF Neighbourhood News Digest - December 27, 2022

Afghanistan
Deputy Minister Reiterates Commitment to Fight Drugs: Tolo News
The deputy minister of counter-narcotics, Abdulhaq Akundzada, said the commitment to fight drugs and said alcoholic beverages, as well as a number of ....

China: Daily Scan, December 27, 2022

Xi stresses protection of people's safety, health: Xinhuanet
December 26, 2022
Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, demanded more targeted efforts to carry out patriotic health c....

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