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Omicron drives surging Covid-19 cases in Nepal: Health authority
Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is now driving daily cases to surge in Nepal, accounting for 88 per cent of the samples tested recently, the country's Ministry of Health and Population has said.
2022-01-24
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine
Rising inflation, Covid make people more vulnerable in Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 23 (IANS) Many families in Nepal are struggling due to reduced job opportunities and growing inflation amid the Covid-19 pandemic, which is still continuing unabated and has increased the single-day cases to more than 10,000 in the past few days.
2022-01-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal sends over 14 tonnes of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan
Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) Nepal on Sunday dispatched more than 14 tonnes of various relief materials on board a chartered flight to the crisis-hit Afghanistan.
2022-01-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Don't construct road via Nepali territory unilaterally, Nepal tells India
Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) Nepal on Sunday once again reminded India not to construct any roads in Nepali territory unilaterally.
2022-01-16
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Boundary talks with Nepal through established mechanisms: India
Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) In the wake of the recent boundary issue with Nepal, the government of India has said that outstanding boundary issues with Nepal will be settled through the established mechanisms and channels.
2022-01-15
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Politics
Uproar in Nepal over Modi's announcement to build road in Lipulekh
Kathmandu, Jan 11 (IANS) A fresh diplomatic spat has brewed between Nepal and India after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis recent announcement to expand the road across the Lipulekh area which Nepal claims as its own.
2022-01-11
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal govt body suggests curbs on large gatherings, school closures
Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) A government body in Nepal has recommended restrictive measures against large gatherings and closing of schools as the latest measures against the latest Covid-19 resurgence.
2022-01-10
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal PM isolates after close contacts test Covid positive
Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have gone into isolation after his close contacts tested positive for Covid-19.
2022-01-09
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal makes vaccine card mandatory for visiting public places
Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to make vaccination cards compulsory to enter in public places like government offices, hotels, restaurants, cinema halls, stadiums, domestic flights, banks and other public places from January 17.
2022-01-09
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine
Nepal sees sharp rise in Covid cases, including Omicron
Kathmandu, Jan 7 (IANS) Nepal is witnessing a sharp spike in Covid cases since the past one week, sending a red alarm to the countrys fragile health sector.
2022-01-07
Category: International, Nepal,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal PM Deuba's India visit cancelled
Kathmandu, Jan 6 (IANS) The scheduled India visit of Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has been cancelled after the Gujarat government deferred the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2022 owing to the Covid crisis.
2022-01-06
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Nepal PM Deuba to reach India on four-day visit on Sunday
Kathmandu, Jan 5 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is flying to India on Sunday on a four-day official visit to Gujarat to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, to be held in Gandhinagar from January 10-12.
2022-01-05
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Politics
Nepal struggles to intensify vaccination amid Omicron threat
Kathmandu, Dec 27 (IANS) As the threat of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant looms large, Nepal is struggling to vaccinate its targeted population against the virus.
2021-12-27
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal PM Deuba to visit India early next month
Kathmandu, Dec 24 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is leaving for India on January 10 to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, according to local media reports.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Skipper Gyanendra Malla sacked, Lamichhane made new captain of Nepal
Kathmandu, Dec 16 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Nepal has stripped captain Gyanendra Malla and vice-captain Dipendra Singh Airee of their posts over disciplinary issues and instead appointed star leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane as the new skipper.
2021-12-16
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Cricket
Deuba elected President of Nepali Congress for 2nd term
Kathmandu, Dec 15 (IANS) Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba, 75, has been re-elected as the President of the Nepali Congress (NC).
2021-12-15
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Pubudu Dassanayake appointed Nepal coach after resignation of Whatmore
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Saturday appointed former Sri Lanka and Canada cricketer Pubudu Dassanayake as the head coach of the men's national team. This will be Dassanayake's second stint with the Nepal team after being their coach from 2011 to 2015.
2021-12-11
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Cricket
Nepal Army expresses grief over demise of General Rawat
Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) The Nepal Army on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, who was killed a day earlier in a chopper crash along with 12 others in the state of Tamil Nadu.
2021-12-09
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal unveils plan to regulate Internet of Things, machine to machine communication
Kathmandu, Dec 4 (IANS) The Nepali authorities have come up with a plan to regulate Internet of Things (IoT) and machine to machine (M2M) communication by prioritising data security.
2021-12-04
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Nepal suspended issuing visas to African visitors
Kathmandu, Nov 29 (IANS) Nepal on Monday suspended issuing visas to visitors from African nations after emergence of new Covid variant Omicron, believed to be lethal than existing ones.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Two Patanjali-owned TV channels get clean chit in Nepal
Kathmandu, Nov 25 (IANS) Two Patanjali television channels owned by yoga Guru Ramdev that are all set to operate in the Himalayan country have been given clean chit in Nepal after a government probe team found that both the channels were not registered in the country yet.
2021-11-25
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Nepal, India to recognise Covid vax certification
Kathmandu, Nov 23 (IANS) Nepal and India on Tuesday agreed to recognise Covid-19 vaccine certification.
2021-11-23
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy
2 Patanjali TV channels stir controversy in Nepal
Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) Two television channels owned by yoga guru Ramdev in Nepal has stirred controversy after they were being operated without registration.
2021-11-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal won't allow 3rd country nationals to travel to India by rail
Kathmandu, Nov 20 (IANS) Nepal will not allow people from third countries to travel to India by rail via the Kurtha-Jayanagar railroad after Indian officials expressed security concerns, a senior official of the Department of Railways has said.
2021-11-20
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Four Indian nationals killed in Nepal road accident
Kathmandu, Nov 14 (IANS) Four Indian nationals were killed in a road accident in Rautahat district near the Nepal-India border, police said.
2021-11-14
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal offers cash aid to Covid-affected families
Kathmandu, Nov 12 (IANS) The Nepal government has encouraged eligible families belonging to poor households affected by the Covid-19 pandemic to apply for cash grants as part of a relief scheme announced earlier this year.
2021-11-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Crisis in Nepal judiciary as protests continue against Chief Justice
Kathmandu, Nov 12 (IANS) Nepal's judiciary is facing an unprecedented historic crisis after 19 out of 20 Supreme Court judges demanded the resignation of Chief Justice Cholendra Sumsher Rana.
2021-11-12
Category: International, Nepal,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Nepal Army chief embarks on 4-day trip to India
Kathamndu, Nov 9 (IANS) General Prabhu Ram Sharma, Nepal's Chief of Army Staff, on Tuesday embarked on a four-day visit to New Delhi at the invitation of his Indian counterpart General Manoj Mukund Naravane.
2021-11-09
Category: International, Asia,Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Korean War remains of 3 British troops to be buried at UN cemetery
Seou, Nov 4 (IANS) The remains of three British troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War will be buried at the UN Memorial Cemetery in South Korea's southeastern port city of Busan later this month, the Veterans Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
2021-11-04
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Nepal to sell surplus power to India
Kathmandu, Nov 3 (IANS) Nepal will sell electricity to India at a time when the Himalayan country boasts surplus power, the Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation said.
2021-11-03
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal cuts tariffs to promote more use of surplus power
Kathmandu, Oct 28 (IANS) Nepali authorities are encouraging consumption of more power by cutting electricity tariff by 2.84 per cent on average, as the South Asian country is generating a surplus of hydropower.
2021-10-28
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal recommends new envoy to India
Kathmandu, Oct 28 (IANS) The Sher Bahadur Deuba government on Thursday recommended veteran diplomat Shanker Sharma as the next ambassador to India.
2021-10-28
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Politics
11 Afghans arrested in Nepal for illegal entry
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) The Nepal Police have arrested 11 Afghan nationals suspected of entering the illegally entering the Himalayan nation via India.
2021-10-26
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
No peace would prevail in Nepal if India not positive: Prachanda
Kathmandu, Oct 25 (IANS) CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Monday said that it would not have been possible to restore peace in Nepal if India was not positive.
2021-10-25
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Death toll from Nepal floods, landslides reaches 101
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) The death toll from floods and landslides in Nepal triggered by unseasonal rainfall has increased to 101, with 35 others still missing, according to authorities.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India hands over Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail section to Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) India on Friday handed over the Jaynagar-Kurtha cross-border rail link, built with its assistance, to the Nepal government, paving the way for early resumption of railway links between the two South Asian nations.
2021-10-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
48 died, 31 missing in Nepal's flood and landslides
Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 48 people have died and 31 others went missing in Nepal's flood and landslides triggered by incessant rains from Sunday, Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs said.
2021-10-20
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Rain, floods create havoc in Nepal, 6 killed
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) Incessant rains followed by flooding and landslides continuing from Sunday have created havoc in Nepal.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China pledges an additional 2 mn Covid vaccines to Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) China on Tuesday announced that it is providing an additional grant of two million Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal makes progress in conserving forest, wildlife species
Kathmandu, Oct 11 (IANS) Nepal has managed to increase forested areas and the population of endangered animals, tigers and one-horned rhinos in particular, in its efforts to preserve biodiversity over the years, according to the Ministry of Forests and Environment.
2021-10-11
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal PM Deuba expands cabinet after nearly three months
Kathmandu, Oct 8 (IANS) After much delay and criticism, Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday expanded his cabinet and gave it full shape, after serving nearly three months in office.
2021-10-08
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal-India sign MoU for Kathmandu-Raxaul railway link
Kathmandu, Oct 8 (IANS) Nepal has signed an MoU with India to prepare a detailed project report for the proposed $3.15 billion railway line linking Kathmandu with the Indian border town of Raxaul, a statement said on Friday.
2021-10-08
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal sending a high-level delegation to India
Kathmandu, Oct 6 (IANS) In a bid to reach out to the Indian leadership, Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba is sending a high-level delegation to India at the invitation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
2021-10-06
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
With India's soft loan, Nepal gets new strategic transmission line
Kathmandu, Oct 6 (IANS) With the Indian soft loan, Nepal has constructed a 220 KV Double Circuit Koshi Corridor power transmission in eastern Nepal and handed over to Nepal Electricity Authority, a semi-autonomous body to oversee the power generation and distribution in Nepal. With the construction of the new strategic transmission line, Nepal can evacuate power up to 2000 mw, said officials, which will also ease power evacuation and distribution in eastern Nepal.
2021-10-06
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Protest in Kathmandu against Chinese land encroachment
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) The Nepal Democratic Youth Association on Tuesday staged a protest in Kathmandu against alleged Chinese land encroachment in the Himalayan nation.
2021-09-28
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal resumes on-arrival visas for foreign tourists
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) Nepal has resumed the on-arrival visa service to foreign tourists who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 with a view to revive the pandemic-battered tourism sector.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Airlines in Nepal to resume flights over the Himalayas
Kathmandu, Sep 24 (IANS) Airlines in Nepal are going to resume scheduled mountain flights over the Himalayas following a suspension that lasted form more than four and a half months due to Covid, targeting mainly domestic and Indian tourists, industry representatives said.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal recalls its ambassador to India
Kathmandu, Sep 22 (IANS) Nepals Sher Bahadur Deuba government on Tuesday decided to recall 12 ambassadors previously appointed by the K.P. Sharma Oli government, including Ambassador Nilamber Acharya from India.
2021-09-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Narayan Khadka is new foreign minister of Nepal
Kathmandu, Sep 22 (IANS) Veteran Nepali Congress leader Narayan Khadka has been appointed as country's Foreign Minister. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has appointed Khadka as new Foreign Minister on Wednesday morning, Deuba's private secretariat has confirmed.
2021-09-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Politics
Oli claims India threatened not to promulgate constitution in Nepal
Kathmandu, Sep 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister and Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party-UML, K.P. Sharma Oli, has claimed that India had threatened the Nepali political leadership in 2015 not to promulgate the constitution ignoring India's concern and suggestion.
2021-09-20
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics