BBC Nepali

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BBC Nepali
बीबीसी नेपाली
Type Radio network and website
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Availability International
Owner BBC
Key people
Rabindra Mishra
Suman Kharel
Launch date
7 june 1969
Official website
BBC Nepali

BBC Nepali (Nepali: बीबीसी नेपाली) is one of the 27 language services provided under the BBC World Service's foreign language output. It broadcasts in the Nepali language on GM, mediumwave, and over the internet.


BBC Nepali was launched on June 7, 1969, as a weekly program on the BBC World Service. In the early years the programs were hosted by Nepali students studying in the United Kingdom. Puran Agrawal was the first host of the show. At the end of 1970 programming became available five days a week, and later was made available on every day of the week.

Initial programming was directed at British Gorkha soldiers working in Hong Kong. Later the shows became widely popular in the Nepali community as trustworthy news broadcasting. Today the broadcasts are received by Nepali speakers worldwide.


BBC Nepali concentrates on news, analysis, and discussion. It covers 45 minutes of Radio Time. A daily fifteen-minute program is transmitted at 07:15 AM (UTC +1:30) and half-hour program is transmitted at 8:45 PM (UTC +5:45). Basically, the half- hour program is concentrated just on news & other certain programmes like BBC common issues program is a very effective program.

Key Journalists

Based in London UK

  • Desk Editor : Suman Kharel
  • Program Producer : Bhagirath Yogi, Navin Singh Khadka

Based in Kathmandu,Nepal

  • Program Producer : Jitendra Raut
  • Correspondents/Producer : Sharad KC, Surendra Phuyal, Sanjaya Dhakal, Rama Parajuli,Gani ansari
  • Correspondents outside Kathmandu : Though,no in every district has separated correspondents,however the correspondents are delivering servises from certain zonal criteria or a certain centre such as Sita Mademba from Dharan transmits the news collected from eastern region development,Brujkumar yadav from janakpur dham & so on. The list of corrrespondents from outside valley kathamandu are:

Umakant Khanal, Bikram Niraula, Sita Mademba, Sita Niraula, Ishwor Joshi, Narayan Karki, Bashundhara Gautam, Madhav Nepal, Brujkumar Yadav, Netra K.C., Haridevi Rokaya, Umid Bagchan, Phanindra Dahal.[1]


  • Business Development Officer : Ojaswi Dhungel
  • Technical/Studio Manager : Shyam Nepali
  • Office Manager : Riva Bhattarai


  1. ^ [BBC nepali service]

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