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Nepal govt targets 7% growth next fiscal year
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The Nepal government has targeted the economic growth of 7 per cent in the next fiscal year 2020-21 despite the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy.
2020-05-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal extends nationwide lockdown till May 18
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic, until May 18, while the suspension of domestic and international flights will continue till May 31.
2020-05-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Flights to remain suspended in Nepal till May 15
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to extend the suspension of all domestic and international flights till May 15 as a precautionary measure against the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
2020-04-26
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal seals borders, announces funds
Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) Nepal has sealed all the border entry points on both the northern and southern sides, and has also created a $4 million fund to fight the novel pandemic
2020-03-23
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
ALERT: Italian tourist cured of corona in Rajasthan, dies of heart attack
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2020-03-20
Category: International, Nepal,
Nepal hotels to shut until COVID-19 situation improves
Kathmandu, March 20 (IANS) Due to lack of business amid the coronavirus pandemic, hotels across Nepal have decided to shut completely until the situation improves, a media report said.
2020-03-20
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal PM's close aide resigns following leaked audiotape
Kathmandu, Feb 21 (IANS) Gokul Baskota, a close aide of Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and also the Communications Minister, has resigned following the release of an audio recording of him allegedly negotiating a $6 million "commission" with the local agent for a Swiss company, it was reported on Friday.
2020-02-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal teenager becomes youngest to score ODI 50
Kathmandu, Feb 8 (IANS) Nepal teenager Kushal Malla on Saturday broke the record for youngest player to score a fifty in men's ODIs. Malla, who is 15 years and 340 days old, did so in Nepal's ODI against the USA as part of the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 in Kirtipur near here.
2020-02-08
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Cricket
Oli directs authorities to bring back Nepalis from China
Kathmandu, Feb 7 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has directed authorities to bring back Nepalis stranded in from China amid the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, a media report said.
2020-02-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ALERT: Ruckus in LS, Adhir Ranjan demands apology from BJP on Mahatma Gandhi remarks
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2020-02-04
Category: International, Nepal,
Nepal to finalise quarantine location for stranded citizens
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) The Nepal government is set to finalise the location to quarantine Nepalis who are stranded in the Chinese province of Hubei, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, a media report said on Tuesday.
2020-02-04
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
180 Nepalis in China request to return home
Kathmandu, Feb 3 (IANS) At least 180 Nepalis, mostly students, have approached the country's Embassy in Beijing, asking it to evacuate them from Hubei province, where the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak originated.
2020-02-03
Category: International, Nepal,International
Nepal Communist Party wins big in National Assembly polls
Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) of Nepal has registered a thumping victory in the National Assembly elections by bagging 16 out of the 18 seats that went to the polls, the Nepali media reported on Friday citing the Election Commission.
2020-01-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
New policy for foreign NGOs in Nepal over India, China concerns
Kathmandu, Jan 12 (IANS) Nepal's Social Welfare Council is drafting a policy "to discourage" foreign non-governmental organisations (NGO) from running programmes that can hamper the Himalayan nationss relations with India and China, it was reported on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal-China Transit Protocol to come into effect from Feb
Kathmandu, Jan 2 (IANS) Ten months after signing the Protocol on Implementing the Agreement on Transit and Transportation between Nepal and China, Beijing has officially notified Kathmandu that it has completed all domestic legal procedures which means that it would come into effect from February 1, it was reported.
2020-01-02
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal's mountain guides demand social security
Kathmandu, Dec 29 (IANS) Nepali mountain guides have demanded the government for social security for them, as they are the backbone of the Himalayan nation climbing industry.
2019-12-29
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
14 killed in Nepal bus accident
Kathmandu, Dec 15 (IANS) At least 14 passengers were killed and 16 others injured in a bus accident on Sunday in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district , authorities confirmed.
2019-12-15
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Tendulkar bats for brain development in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Nov 19 (IANS) Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar paid a three-day visit here to raise awareness for the UNICEF Nepal's 'Bat for Brain Development' campaign.
2019-11-19
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Cricket
42 students injured after Nepal school balcony collapses
Kathmandu, Oct 24 (IANS) At least 42 students were injured when the balcony of a school in caved in Nepal's Tarakeshwar municipality, authorities said.
2019-10-24
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Xi pledges enhanced cooperation between Nepal, China
Kathmandu, Oct 13 (IANS) Visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping said here that the his country was ready to enhance communication and cooperation with Nepal and jointly consolidate the friendship between the two countries.
2019-10-13
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Several agreements to be inked during Xi's Nepal visit
Kathmandu, Oct 12 (IANS) Nepal will roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is paying a two-day state visit to the Himalayan nation from Saturday, during which several agreements are set to be inked.
2019-10-12
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Nepal looks to boost pork products to China
Kathmandu, Oct 11 (IANS) Nepal is looking forward to a boost in export of piggery products to China, during the two-day state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Kathmandu from Saturday.
2019-10-11
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India gear up to play Bangladesh in SAFF U-18 Championship
Kathmandu, Sep 22 (IANS) A confident India U-18 football team will be looking to open their campaign in the SAFF U-18 Championship on a winning note when they take on Bangladesh in their opening match here on Monday.
2019-09-22
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
6 killed in Nepal landslides
Kathmandu, Sep 14 (IANS) Six people, including four of a same family were killed after landslides triggered by incessant rainfall buried two houses in Nepal's Rolpa district, officials said on Saturday.
2019-09-14
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Kathmandu sees alarming increase in dengue cases
Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) Dengue is spreading at an alarming rate in Kathmandu, with the district witnessing over four-fold hike in the number of patients in just two days, a media report said on Thursday.
2019-09-12
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine
Climbers to make autumn Everest ascent after 9 years
Kathmandu, Sep 9 (IANS) At least 10 mountaineers are preparing to make a bid to scale Mount Everest, breaking a nine-year hiatus in climbing the world's highest peak during autumn.
2019-09-09
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife
Overweight Nepal Army officers lose benefits
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) The Nepali Army has taken action against seven of its officers after they failed to lose weight, a media report said.
2019-08-29
Category: International, Nepal,Human Interest/Society
Jaishankar calls on Nepal PM, co-chairs 2-day meet
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar who arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day Nepal visit called on Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli ahead of the two-day 5th India-Nepal Joint Commission meeting. Jaishankar will call on President Bidya Bhandari on Thursday.
2019-08-21
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Nepal Army amending law for commercial activities
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Despite mounting criticism that the Nepal Army was increasingly getting involved in commercial activities not befitting the armed forces, the national defence force is amending a law to allow it to invest in commercial ventures as a promoter, furthering its entry into business.
2019-08-10
Category: International, Nepal,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
5 killed as bus plunges into river in Nepal
Kathmandu, Aug 9 (IANS) A bus carrying three dozen people heading for Nepali capital Kathmandu skidded off a highway and plunged into a river on Friday, killing at least five people, authorities said.
2019-08-09
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nepal needs millions to rebuild after rain creates havoc
Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) The recent floods in Nepal have caused extensive destruction and caused the deaths of at least 90 people. For rehabilitation and reconstruction, officials have estimated that around Rs 220 million will be needed.
2019-07-22
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Detailed project report of Indo-Nepal railway line finalised
Nepalgunj, July 19 (IANS) Having received the detailed project report (DPR) from India on the proposed cross-border railway line between Indias Rupaidiya and Kohalpur in Banke, the Nepal government is preparing to start the process of land acquisition for the project, the Himalayan Times reported.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India-Nepal oil pipeline to open next month
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) The Motihari-Amlekhgunj oil pipeline project will start commercial operation by August following virtual inauguration of the Nepal-India bilateral project by executive heads of the two countries, the Himalayan Times reported on Friday.
2019-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal strives to convert Everest trash into treasure
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) In a bid to save Mount Everest from trash, Nepal conducted a month-long cleaning campaign by collecting over 10,000 kg of rubbish from the region.
2019-07-07
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
12 missing as jeep plunges into river in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) At least 12 people are missing after a passenger jeep skidded off a mountain road and plunged into a river in Nepal's Humla district on Tuesday afternoon, officials said.
2019-06-18
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 Indian labourers killed in Nepal building collapse
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Three Indian labourers were killed and three others injured when a part of an under-construction building collapsed in Nepal's Dang district on Saturday, officials said.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US concerned about N. Korean activities in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Amidst reports of growing activities of North Koreans in Nepal, Mark Lambert, the special US envoy for Pyongyang, has asked the Himalayan nation's government and politicians not to entertain North Koreans in the country.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Mandarin made mandatory in many Nepal schools: Report
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) Many schools across Nepal have made it mandatory for students to learn Mandarin lured by the Chinese government's offer to cover salaries of teachers who teach the language, a media report said on Saturday.
2019-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal clears legal hurdles to buy arms from US
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal has cleared legal hurdles to import arms from the US government which has been pending for over a year following the differences over payment modality, a media report said.
2019-06-14
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Congestion didn't kill climbers on Everest: Nepal
Kathmandu, June 13 (IANS) Nepal's Department of Tourism (DoT) on Thursday claimed that high altitude sickness and other health reasons caused deaths on Mount Everest this spring season, not congestion.
2019-06-13
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Indian climbers killed in the Everest 'traffic jam'
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Two Indians died on Mount Everest due to hours-long "traffic jam", just days after expedition leaders and the Nepal government claimed overcrowding on the world's tallest mountain was not a worry.
2019-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal mountaineer climbs Mt.Everest for 24th time
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) A Nepalese Sherpa climber, who broke his own record by scaling Mount Everest for the 23rd time last week, on Tuesday climed the world's highest peak for the 24th time, a government official confirmed here.
2019-05-21
Category: International, Nepal,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal mountaineer to attempt record 24th Everest climb
Kathmandu, May 16 (IANS) Nepal's high-altitude climbing guide Kami Rita Sherpa, who just broke his own record by scaling Mount Everest for the 23rd time, is all set to attempt summiting the peak again.
2019-05-16
Category: International, Nepal,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal mountaineer climbs Mt.Everest for 23rd time
Kathmandu, May 15 (IANS) A Nepalese Sherpa climber on Wednesday reached atop Mount Everest for the 23rd time, becoming the only mountaineer in the world to hold the record for most summits on the world's highest mountain.
2019-05-15
Category: International, Nepal,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
First bird flu death reported in Nepal
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) A 21-year-old youth infected with the Influenza A virus subtype H5N1, popularly known as bird flu, has died here, becoming the first case of bird flu death in Nepal, the government informed on Friday.
2019-05-03
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cyclone Fani to affect weather in Nepal
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani which made landfall in the Indian state of Odisha on Friday, is expected to affect the regular pattern of weather conditions in some parts of Nepal, weather officials said here.
2019-05-03
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
3 killed, 3 hurt in Nepal plane accident
Kathmandu, April 14 (IANS) As many as three people were killed and three others injured on Sunday morning when a 19-seater plane crashed during takeoff at Lukla Airport in Nepal, officials said. There were no passengers aboard.
2019-04-14
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident
NatGeo to set up weather stations on Everest
Kathmandu, April 12 (IANS) The National Geographic Society will set up automatic weather stations on Mount Everest as part of its multi-year, partnered initiative to increase understanding of extreme environmental conditions, the media reported on Friday.
2019-04-12
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal showcases investment potential
Kathmandu, March 29 (IANS) Declaring that the pre-condition of political stability for economic development now stands fulfilled in Nepal, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Friday inaugurated the Nepal Investment Summit 2019, saying that political transformation cannot be sustained without an economic one.
2019-03-29
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
India thrash Bangladesh to reach SAFF final
Biratnagar (Nepal), March 20 (IANS) The Indian women's football team secured its berth in the final of the SAFF Women's Championship for the fifth time in a row with a clinical 4-0 win over Bangladesh at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium here on Wednesday.
2019-03-20
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football