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One week in office, Nepal PM fails to expand his Cabinet
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) One week after he was sworn-in as the Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba, whos also the President of Nepali Congress, has failed to give full shape to his Cabinet.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal creates short-term jobs for tourism workers amid Covid
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) With a large number of workers in the tourism industry rendered unemployed amid the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the Nepal Tourism Board is implementing a programme to provide temporary employment to those who have lost their jobs.
2021-07-21
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Modi assures Covid vaccine supply to Nepal
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) While speaking to his newly-appointed Nepal counterpart Sher Bahadur Deuba, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday assured Covid-19 vaccine supply to the Himalayan nation.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Modi congratulates Deuba on winning confidence vote
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Nepal counterpart, Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday evening, minutes after he secured the vote of confidence in the House of Representatives.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal PM Deuba wins vote of confidence in Parliament
Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) Nepal's new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday won the vote of confidence in Parliament on Sunday.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
India gifts 150 ICU beds to Nepal
Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) India on Sunday gifted 150 ICU beds to Nepal as part of its commitment to Covid-19 cooperation with the Himalayan nation.
2021-07-18
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
China becomes biggest vaccine donor to Nepal with 3.4 mn doses
Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) China has announced on Friday that it would provide additional 1.6 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance, after already donating 1.8 million doses of vaccines to the Himlayan nation earlier.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rajnath Singh congratulates new Nepal PM Deuba
Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) Indian Defence Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Tuesday congratulated Sher Bahadur Deuba for being appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Deuba takes oath as new Nepal PM, forms small Cabinet
Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) Nepals newly-appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba took oath of office and secrecy on Tuesday evening.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Japan to donate 1.6m Covid vaccine doses to Nepal
Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) Nepal is now receiving Covid vaccines from different countries and facilities.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Deuba appointed new Nepal PM
Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday appointed Sher Bahadur Deuba, leader of the opposition Nepali Congress party, as the country's new Prime Minister.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
457 mountaineers climbed Everest this spring
Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) A total of 457 mountaineers, including Sherpa guides, scaled Mount Everest during the 2021 spring season, Nepal's Department of Tourism said.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal SC reinstates House, orders Prez to appoint Deuba as PM
Kathmandu, July 12 (IANS) In a dramatic move, the Nepal Supreme Court on Monday overturned Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Olis decision to dissolve the House and issued an interim order to reinstate it, while also ordering President Bidya Devi Bhandari to appoint oppsotion Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba as the new premier.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal receives 1.5 mn J&J vaccines from US
Kathmandu, July 12 (IANS) Nepal on Monday received 1.5 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) Covid-19 vaccines from the US.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
SJVN Ltd gets another mega hydro project in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 11 (IANS) In a major achievement, public sector hydropower major SJVN Ltd on Sunday signed a pact with the Investment Board of Nepal for the development of 679 MW Lower Arun Hydroelectric Project - its second in the Himalayan nation.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy
Nepal inaugurates largest power project
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has inaugurated the Upper Tamakoshi hydropower project, the country's largest, with an installed capacity of 456MW, which is expected to make the country a power exporter in the monsoon season.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Restrictions further eased in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Authorities in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley have decided to lift all the restrictive measures against public and private transportation and allow more operation hours for shops while extending the ongoing lockdown for 10 more days to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-05
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal, India revise Railway Service Agreement
Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) In a major boost to the Nepal-India bilateral ties, the two neighbouring countries have revised the Railway Service Agreement on June 30, according to a media report.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal to resume regular visa services for foreign residents
Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) Nepal is set to resume regular visa services for foreigners residing in the country from Friday after suspending them for over a month due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Immigration said.
2021-07-02
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal approves month-long flights schedule
Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has approved a month-long schedule for domestic and foreign airlines to conduct international flights to and from 11 destinations abroad, an official said.
2021-07-01
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal introduces digital visa system
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) Nepal on Monday launched a digital visa system to replace its 45-year-old hand-written visa regime.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy
Online classes boost mobile phone import in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 25 (IANS) Online classes amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has boosted the import of mobile phones in Nepal, according to data released by the country's Department of Customs.
2021-06-25
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Technology
Nepal adds more destinations for resumed int'l flights
Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) The Nepali government has decided to reopen international flights for more foreign destinations and partially resume domestic flights, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Serious blow to Oli as SC quashes his Cabinet reshuffle
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) In a serious blow to Nepals embattled Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, the countrys Supreme Court on Tuesday quashed the recent Cabinet reshuffle and relieved 20 ministers from their posts in Olis cabinet.
2021-06-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Yoga originated in Nepal, not in India, claims PM Oli
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) As the world celebrates International Yoga Day on Monday, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli claimed that yoga originated in his country, not India.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Lockdown extended in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Authorities in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to extend the ongoing lockdown by an additional week till June 28 to help curb Covid-19 infections, but also relax the provisions of the prohibitory order significantly.
2021-06-21
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Two Indian workers die in Nepal fire
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) Two Indian nationals died in a fire that broke out at a steel factory in Nepal's Bara district.
2021-06-20
Category: International, Nepal,Diaspora,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dozens feared missing in Nepal's floods, landslides
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) Over four dozen people are feared missing as floods and landslides wreaked havoc in Helambu and Melamchi areas in Sindhupalchok district of Nepal following incessant rains on Tuesday and Wednesday.
2021-06-16
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
India opens vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) In a first, the Indian Army has opened vacancies for Nepali women in Military Police.
2021-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal PM lays foundation stone for 1st liquid oxygen plant
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has laid a foundation stone virtually for the construction of the country's first liquid oxygen plant which is expected to help substitute oxygen import from India.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian Army hands over medical supplies to Nepali Army
Kathmandu, June 11 (IANS) As part of the 'Neighborhood First policy, medical equipment and supplies worth Nepali Rupees 28.80 crore (Rs 280 million) provided by the Indian Army were handed over to the Nepali Army here on Friday.
2021-06-11
Category: International, Nepal,Defence/Security,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Nepal's new Foreign Minister seeks India's support for Covid vaccines
Kathmandu, June 9 (IANS) Nepal's new Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister, Raghubir Mahaseth on Wednesday sought India's support for Covid vaccines.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Health/Medicine
Patanjali's Coronil lands in row in Nepal, faces distribution ban
Kathmandu, June 8 (IANS) Coronil, the so-called immunity booster kit manufactured by yoga guru Ramdevs Patanjali group in India, has landed in a controversy in Nepal after the Himalayan nations Department of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine imposed a ban on its distribution.
2021-06-08
Category: International, Nepal,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal asks hospitals to prepare facilities for children over Covid threat
Kathmandu, June 5 (IANS) The Nepali government on Friday asked hospitals to get health facilities ready for children, saying they are more vulnerable to a potential third or fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-05
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nepal' caretaker PM reshuffles Cabinet
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) Nepals caretaker Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Friday reshuffled his Cabinet at a time when his decision to dissolve the House and declaration to hold polls in coming November is pending in the Supreme Court for hearing.
2021-06-04
Category: International, Nepal,National,Politics
Lockdown renewed in Kathmandu Valley to curb Covid-19
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) Nepali authorities decided on Wednesday to extend a lockdown for 10 more days which has been put in place in the Kathmandu Valley since late April, as the number of Covid-19 cases remains high in the country.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Nepal receives more China-donated vaccines
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) In a major boost to its faltering vaccination drive against Covid-19, Nepal on Tuesday received more vaccines granted by China.
2021-06-02
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Covid cases decline in Nepal, challenges remain
Kathmandu, May 31 (IANS) New coronavirus infections have been declining in Nepal in recent days, however, the country is still facing many challenges as the daily infections remain high.
2021-05-31
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
New Nepal budget highlights Covid control, economic recovery
Kathmandu, May 30 (IANS) Nepal Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel has presented a budget of 1.64 trillion NPR ($14 billion) for the 2021-22 fiscal year that starts in mid-July, with focus on controlling the Covid-19 pandemic and recovering the economy.
2021-05-30
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
8 Covid-19 patients die in Nepal due to oxygen shortage
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Eight Covid-19 patients died in Nepal's western city of Pokhara due to oxygen shortage, a hospital official said on Friday.
2021-05-29
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Politics
China announces 1 mn Covid vaccine doses as grant to Nepal
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) China on Wednesday announced to provide an additional one million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to Nepal under a grant assistance policy.
2021-05-26
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Climbers report Covid cases on Mt Everest, Nepal official denies
Kathmandu, May 25 (IANS) As the current spring season draws to an end, climbers and expedition organisers have reported more Covid-19 cases on the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest, while an official from the Nepali Department of Tourism has denied it, saying no written reports were presented yet.
2021-05-25
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal oppn moves SC against House dissolution
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) Nepals opposition on Monday moved the Supreme Court against Prime Minister KP Sharma Olis decision to dissolve Parliament, holding the mid-term elections and President Bidhya Devi Bhandaris rejection to appoint the opposition leader as the next prime minister.
2021-05-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Uproar, opposition in Nepal after Oli dissolves Parliament
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister KP Olis decision to dissolve Parliament has led to controversy, uproar and opposition in the Himalayan nation.
2021-05-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal President dissolves House, announce polls on Nov 12 and 19
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday midnight dissolved the Parliament as per the recommendation of the government and declared to hold midterm elections on November 12 and 19.
2021-05-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Both ruling and oppn parties stake claim to form govt in Nepal
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) Amid high-drama at Nepal Presidents office on Friday evening, both the ruling and opposition parties staked claim to form the new government in the Himalayan nation.
2021-05-21
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Nepal President calls for formation of new government
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) One week after the reappointment of K.P. Shamra Oli as the Prime Minister of Nepal, the countrys President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday called for the formation of a new government as per Article 76 (5) of the Constitution.
2021-05-20
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
5.8 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, 3 injured
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 on the Richter scale hit the Lamjung district in northern-central Nepal on Wednesday, leaving at least three people injured, a local official said.
2021-05-19
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nepal gets more China-donated oxygen cylinders
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) Nepal received a second shipment of China-donated oxygen cylinders as the Himalayan country is continuing to face an acute shortage of medical oxygen supply for a growing number of Covid-19 patients.
2021-05-17
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
WHO expresses serious concern over Covid pandemic in Nepal
Kathmandu, May 15 (IANS) Expressing deep concern over the fast spreading Covid pandemic in Nepal, World Health Organisation's director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Nepal has emergency
2021-05-15
Category: International, Nepal,International