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  • Nepal PM Oli to seek vote of confidence in Parliament on Monday May 09, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    Nepal PM Oli to seek vote of confidence in Parliament on Monday

    The prime minister's fate will be decided by Monday's voting for which the ruling CPN-UML has issued a whip to all of its lawmakers, urging them to cast their votes in favour of the prime minister.

  • Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record 25th time May 09, 2021 09:31 AM IST

    Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record 25th time

    A group comprising Kami Rita and 11 other Sherpa guides are the first climbers to reach the Mount Everest summit this year and were fixing the ropes on the icy route so that hundreds of other climbers can scale the peak later this month.

  • COVID-19 threatens Mount Everest climbing comeback plans May 08, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 threatens Mount Everest climbing comeback plans

    Nepal's tourism industry suffered a devastating blow last year when the pandemic prompted a complete shutdown of its summits, costing millions in lost revenue.

  • COVID-19 scales Mount Everest, over 19 climbers test positive May 07, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    COVID-19 scales Mount Everest, over 19 climbers test positive

    Nepal has reported 8,970, cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of infections to 3,68,580.

  • Nepal overwhelmed by surge in COVID-19 infections May 06, 2021 02:07 PM IST

    Nepal overwhelmed by surge in COVID-19 infections

    Nepal faces rising infections as India's outbreak spreads across South Asia. Nepal urgently needs at least 1.6 million AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 vaccine doses to administer second shots as the Himalayan country is recording a surge in new coronavirus cases.

  • Nepal requests India to fast-track shipment of 10 lakh Covishield doses already paid for Apr 27, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Nepal requests India to fast-track shipment of 10 lakh Covishield doses already paid for

    As a deadly second wave of COVID-19 continues, Nepal has also requested ventilators, oxygen cylinders and medical supplies from India. Though Nepal has approved a Chinese vaccine, it is not recognised by the WHO and there are concerns over its safety and efficacy.

  • COVID-19 infections surge in Nepal, fueled by mutant strains from India Apr 26, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 infections surge in Nepal, fueled by mutant strains from India

    Nepal, which shares a long porous border with India, reported 3,032 new infections on Sunday, the highest daily surge recorded this year. It took the total caseload since the pandemic first struck Nepal to 300,119, and there have so far been 3,164 deaths, according to government data.

  • COVID-19 reaches Mt Everest as Norwegian climber tests positive Apr 23, 2021 11:45 AM IST

    COVID-19 reaches Mt Everest as Norwegian climber tests positive

    One hospital in Kathmandu confirmed it had taken in patients from Everest who had contracted coronavirus but could not give a number.

  • Nepal's ex-King Gyanendra, Queen Komal test COVID-19 positive after attending Maha Kumbh in India Apr 20, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    Nepal's ex-King Gyanendra, Queen Komal test COVID-19 positive after attending Maha Kumbh in India

    The 73-year-old former King and 70-year-old former Queen recently returned from India where they had taken a holy dip at Haridwar’s Har Ki Pauri during the Maha Kumbh — a religious congregation of Hindu seers and devotees, according to the Health Ministry.

  • Nepal’s God of Sight eye doctor to expand work beyond border Apr 10, 2021 12:53 PM IST

    Nepal’s God of Sight eye doctor to expand work beyond border

    Nepal has limited number of hospitals and health workers and services are out of reach of most people. Cataracts, which form a white film that cloud the eye’s natural lens, commonly occur in older people but also sometimes affect children or young adults. The condition first causes vision to blur or become foggy because the eye is unable to focus properly. As the cataract grows and matures, it can eventually block out all light. Exposure to harsh ultraviolet radiation, especially at high altitudes as in Nepal, is a major risk factor.

  • EXCLUSIVE | Long list of challenges plague Indian traders’ desperate bid to find routes into China  Mar 24, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Long list of challenges plague Indian traders’ desperate bid to find routes into China 

    As consumption demand rises after a tough financial year, importers are desperate to visit China to stock up on new inventory. Their plans of transiting through a third nation to reach the Big Dragon and India's unique travel restrictions continue to hit a wall. Moneycontrol discovers the long list of hurdles impeding travel - tough vaccination rules in most countries, low availability or lack of approval for Chinese vaccines and the high cost of insurance

  • Bahraini Sheikh arrives in Nepal with 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for Everest Trek, but brings the ‘wrong’ kind Mar 20, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Bahraini Sheikh arrives in Nepal with 2,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for Everest Trek, but brings the ‘wrong’ kind

    The Bahraini climbers’ team promised 2,000 vaccine doses for villagers and Nepal assumed the doses would be of AstraZeneca’s while the visitors landed with Sinopharm’s offering in tow.

  • Nepal's CPN (Maoist Centre) asks its ministers in Oli-led govt to resign en-masse Mar 14, 2021 10:33 PM IST

    Nepal's CPN (Maoist Centre) asks its ministers in Oli-led govt to resign en-masse

    The Central Committee meeting of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) on Sunday asked Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Energy Minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi to resign en masse for breaching party discipline

  • In Nepal and Across the World, Child Marriage Is Rising Mar 08, 2021 10:47 PM IST

    In Nepal and Across the World, Child Marriage Is Rising

    In a report released Monday, the U.N. Children’s Fund predicted that an additional 10 million girls this decade will be at risk of child marriage, defined as a union before the age of 18.

  • Nepal's Supreme Court orders reinstatement of Parliament Feb 23, 2021 07:49 PM IST

    Nepal's Supreme Court orders reinstatement of Parliament

    The order will cause political trouble for Oli since he will not have a majority of votes in a reinstated Parliament.

  • Kathmandu conveys 'formal objection' to Tripura CM Biplab Deb's 'BJP in Nepal' comment Feb 17, 2021 07:39 AM IST

    Kathmandu conveys 'formal objection' to Tripura CM Biplab Deb's 'BJP in Nepal' comment

    During a party event earlier this week, Tripura CM Biplab Deb had reportedly claimed -- citing a previous conversation -- that Union Home Minister Amit Shah had plans to set up BJP governments in Nepal and Sri Lanka.

  • TVS Motor launches NTORQ 125 SuperSquad Edition in Nepal Feb 15, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    TVS Motor launches NTORQ 125 SuperSquad Edition in Nepal

    The SuperSquad Edition will comprise three new offerings — Invincible Red, Stealth Black, and Combat Blue — inspired by Iron Man, Black Panther, and Captain America respectively, it added.

  • Amit Shah has plans to form BJP governments in Nepal, Sri Lanka: Tripura CM Biplab Deb Feb 15, 2021 07:40 AM IST

    Amit Shah has plans to form BJP governments in Nepal, Sri Lanka: Tripura CM Biplab Deb

    Tripura CM Biplab Deb reportedly quoted former BJP national president Amit Shah as having spoken about an "overseas" expansion after winning in all state elections in India.

  • Nepal bans two Indian mountaineers after Mount Everest summit climb found to be fake Feb 11, 2021 04:50 PM IST

    Nepal bans two Indian mountaineers after Mount Everest summit climb found to be fake

    Following the investigation on the fake climb, the ministry in Nepal has issued an order imposing six-year retrospective bans, starting 2016 on Yadav and Rani.

  • General strike protesting prime minister paralyzes Nepal Feb 04, 2021 04:23 PM IST

    General strike protesting prime minister paralyzes Nepal

    Authorities stepped up security across the Himalayan nation, but there were no reports of violence. Police detained 75 supporters of the party faction who were blocking roads to enforce the strike.

  • Petrol price Rs 93 in Ram's India, Rs 53 in Sita's Nepal, Rs 51 in Ravan's Lanka: Subramanian Swamy Feb 02, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Petrol price Rs 93 in Ram's India, Rs 53 in Sita's Nepal, Rs 51 in Ravan's Lanka: Subramanian Swamy

    Netizens, while reacting to Subramanian Swamy's post, questioned the use of religion while criticising the government. They also accused the former Union minister of spreading factually inaccurate information.

  • Nepal kicks off coronavirus inoculations with Indian vaccine Jan 27, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    Nepal kicks off coronavirus inoculations with Indian vaccine

    Tens of thousands of Nepal's frontline health workers are set to receive India's AstraZeneca vaccine, caretaker Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said as the drive began.

  • NCP's Prachanda-led faction expels PM Oli from party's general membership Jan 24, 2021 08:46 PM IST

    NCP's Prachanda-led faction expels PM Oli from party's general membership

    The Prachanda-led faction on Monday dropped a letter at the Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | India announces supply of coronavirus vaccines to six countries under grant assistance Jan 19, 2021 07:24 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | India announces supply of coronavirus vaccines to six countries under grant assistance

    MEA said India will supply COVID-19 vaccines to partner countries over the coming weeks and months in a phased manner keeping in view the domestic requirements.

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