BBC Nepali

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BBC Nepali
बीबीसी नेपाली
Type Radio network and website
Country United Kingdom United Kingdom and Nepal
Availability International
Owner BBC
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 and over the internet.

History[edit]

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.

Programming[edit]

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.

Team

Jitendra Raut is the Head of BBC Nepali Service.

Bhagirath Yogi, Surendra Phuyal, Sarad KC, Sanjaya Dhakal, Rama Parajuli, Mahesh Acharya, Phanindra Dahal and Gani Ansari

Stringers

Narayan Karki (Pokhara), Madhav Nepal (Butwal), Brij Kumar Yadav (Janakpur), Netra KC (Nepalgunj/Kathmandu), Uma Kanta Khanal (Jhapa), Ishwor Joshi (Narayanghat), Umid Baghchan (Mahendranagar), Bikram Niraula (Biratnagar), Sita Mademba (Dharan), Basundhara Gautam (Dang), Sujata Tamang (Solukhumbu), Sita Niraula (Taplejung), Niranjan Rajbanshi (Kathmandu), Krishnamaya Upadhyaya (Jumla), Manju Kalyal (Darchula), Madhuri Mahato (Birgunj), Nirashi Thami (Sindhupalchowk), Rabina Bohara (Baglung), Sewa Bhattarai (Kathmandu), Laxman Dangol (Kathmandu), Pratichya Dulal (Kathmandu), Kamal Pariyar (Kathmandu) and Matina Twayanabasu (Bhaktapur) [1]

Management

Ojaswi Dhungel (Business Development), Shyam Nepali (Studio), Shraddha Sapkota (Bureau Manager)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [BBC Nepali Service Online.com]

External links[edit]