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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-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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
Some schools reopen in Kathmandu Valley amid pandemic
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) Some schools in the Kathmandu Valley have reopened after being shut down for more than four months amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-09-18
Category: International, Nepal,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
First private train cargo arrives in Nepal from India
Kathmandu, Sep 15 (IANS) Two months after the revision of the Nepal-India Railway Service Agreement, a private sector cargo train arrived in Nepal from India on Wednesday for the first time.
2021-09-15
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chinese aggressiveness against Nepal
Kathmandu/New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) In the backdrop of the decision taken by the government of Nepal to set up a committee in September to tackle the border dispute with China ? specifically to investigate the encroachment by China in the Humla region of Nepal - the Chinese have adopted a strong and aggressive stance against Nepal amounting to 'bullying' tactics, as per Nepali political analysts.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Nepal, India agree to construct 4000-KV cross border transmission line
Kathmandu, Sep 10 (IANS) In a major boost for bilateral power trade, Nepal and India have signed an investment agreement for the construction of the second Butwal-Gorakhpur 400 KV cross-border transmission line.
2021-09-10
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal seeks to draw $10bn investments in 5 yrs
Kathmandu, Sep 9 (IANS) The Investment Board Nepal (IBN), a high-level government body formed to facilitate large-scale investments, has unveiled a strategic plan aiming to attract projects worth $10 billion in the next five years.
2021-09-09
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
160 climbers granted permits to summit 2 peaks inside Nepal
Kathmandu, Sep 7 (IANS) As many as 160 mountaineers have received permits to climb two Himalayan mountains inside Nepal in the fall season despite the continued threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Tourism said.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
WHO urges joint efforts to prevent future Covid-like pandemic
Kathmandu, Sep 7 (IANS) World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for countries to work together to ensure that another pandemic at the magnitude of the Covid-19 crisis should not occur again in the near future.
2021-09-07
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine
Nepal's foreign trade grows in 1st month of current fiscal
Kathmandu, Sep 6 (IANS) Nepal's foreign trade surged by 79.71 per cent during the first month of the current 2021-2022 fiscal year that began in mid-July despite the Covid-19 impact, according to data from the Department of Customs.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Choudhary,Chhetri score as India beat Nepal 2-1 in friendly
Kathmandu, Sep 5 (IANS) Farukh Choudhary and captain Sunil Chhetri scored a goal each as India defeated Nepal 2-1 in their second international friendly at the Dasharath Stadium here on Sunday.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Nepal warns protesters not to burn Modi's effigy
Kathmandu, Sep 5 (IANS) Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday warned protesters not to burn the effigy of the Prime Minister of the neighbouring country without mentioning the name of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Politics
After lacklustre first game, Stimac's side looks to bounce back vs Nepal
Kathmandu, Sep 4 (IANS) India will have to come up with a much improved performance on Sunday to make up for their lacklustre showing in the first of a two-friendly match-up against Nepal earlier this week. Igor Stimac's side went into the contest at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu as favourites but failed to live up to their billing and were lucky to get away with a 1-1 draw.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
India, Nepal playout 1-1 draw in friendly
Kathmandu, Sep 2 (IANS) India came back from a goal down to hold Nepal to a 1-1 draw in an International Friendly held at the Dasharath Stadium in Kathmandu on Thursday. Midfielder Anirudh Thapa scored for the Blue Tigers in the 60th minute to cancel out the lead Anjan Bista had given the home team in the 36th minute.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Nepal forms team to study boundary dispute with China
Kathmandu, Sep 2 (IANS) In a surprise move, the Nepal government has formed a team to probe the boundary dispute with China.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Four-month lockdown ends in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, Sep 2 (IANS) Authorities in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley have decided to end the lockdown imposed since late April in the wake of the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, although certain restrictions will still remain.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal friendlies good preparation for SAFF Championship: Stimac
Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) Indian football team head coach Igor Stimac has said ahead of the first 'friendly' against Nepal on September 2 that the games here will serve as preparation for the SAFF Championship in the Maldives next month.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Nepal, India enter into fresh diplomatic row
Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) After the boundary row of last year, there was peace in bilateral ties between Nepal and India. There were high-level meetings and contacts between the two sides. But that seems to be fading away now.
2021-09-01
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Lucky to get opportunity to play friendlies vs Nepal: Chhetri
Kathmandu, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri said that the two 'friendlies' against Nepal on September 2 and 5 at the Dashrath Rangashala football stadium here would be a great opportunity for his team to "improve" and that his side was lucky to get the opportunity to play a few matches "given the current circumstances".
2021-08-31
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
Nepal's aviation entities suffer heavy Covid-induced losses
Kathmandu, Aug 31 (IANS) Nepal's aviation entities lost around 37 billion NPR ($313 million) in potential earnings due to flight restrictions imposed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an annual report.
2021-08-31
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Indian football team arrives Kathmandu to play friendly with Nepal
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) A 25-member Indian national football team arrived in Kathmandu on Monday evening to play two friendly matches against Nepal.
2021-08-30
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Football
70% of Nepal's population developed Covid antibodies, finds study
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) Almost 70 per cent of Nepal's population have developed Covid antibodies, a large-scale seroprevalence study carried by the Ministry of Health and Populations has found.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Whatmore quits Nepal cricket team coach job citing personal reasons
Kathmandu, Aug 28 (IANS) Nepal cricket team's Australian coach Dav Whatmore has caught the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) by surprise by his sudden resignation, citing personal reasons.
2021-08-28
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Cricket
Nepal's largest party splits
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) (CPN-UML), the largest political party in the Himalayan nation, has formally split as a faction registered a new party with the Election Commission.
2021-08-26
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Kathmandu Valley lockdown extended till Sep 1
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) Authorities in the three districts of Nepal's Kathmandu Valley have decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till September 1 by keeping most of the existing restrictive measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic, while lifting a ban on vehicles plying after 8 p.m.
2021-08-25
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Visiting BJP leader meets Oli, Prachanda, other top Nepal politicians
Kathmandu, Aug 23 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's Foreign Affairs Department chief Dr Vijay Chauthaiwale held talks with several top party leaders of Nepal on Monday.
2021-08-23
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal brings back 654 citizens from Afghanistan
Kathmandu, Aug 23 (IANS) As many as 654 Nepali citizens have been brought back from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday.
2021-08-23
Category: International, Nepal,National,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
BJP reaches to Deuba government in Nepal
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's Foreign Affairs Department chief Vijay Chauthaiwale met Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba at his official residence in Baluwatar here on Sunday.
2021-08-22
Category: International, Nepal,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal sees spike in suicides amid pandemic
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 7,141 suicides were recorded in Nepal in the 2020-21 fiscal year that ended in mid-July, up 14.2 per cent year-on-year amid the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest data released by the police.
2021-08-19
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
IANS Review: 'Bell Bottom': A brilliant narrative; must watch in theatres IANS Rating: ***1/2
Duration: 123 minutes
2021-08-18
Category: International, Nepal,Cinema/Showbiz
Nepal's two largest parties split, including Oli's UML
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) In a rare political development, Nepals first and fourth largest parties in the Parliament split on Wednesday following the promulgation of an Ordinance by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
2021-08-18
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
118 Nepalis return from Afghanistan
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) As many as 118 Nepalis arrived in the capital Kathmandu from Afghanistan via Kuwait , Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.
2021-08-18
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
Nepal, India review progress in India-funded projects
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Nepal and India on Monday reviewed the progress made in various India-funded projects in the Himalayan nation.
2021-08-16
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal allows foreign investors to register companies
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Foreign investors can register investment companies in Nepal but under certain strict conditions as per the new rules introduced by the Himalayan nation's government.
2021-08-16
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal announces relief measures for Covid-affected enterprises, individuals
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal's central bank has announced a set of relief measures for enterprises and individuals badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as the country's economic recovery is being reversed by the second wave.
2021-08-14
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
By 2022, Nepal to procure 4mn Moderna vax under Covax scheme
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Nepal is the second country globally to have completed agreements with GAVI as it sets out to procure four million doses of Moderna vaccines, financed by the World Bank, through the COVAX cost-share option.
2021-08-13
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal's Covid deaths cross 10,000 mark
Kathmandu, Aug 7 (IANS) Nepals Covid-19 death toll has crossed the 10,000 since the Himalayan nation registered its first virus-related fatality on May 14, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Population said.
2021-08-07
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal reports highest daily Covid cases since June
Kathmandu, Aug 6 (IANS) Amid fears of a third wave of the pandemic, Nepal has registered the highest single-day Covid-19 cases since June, which experts have attributed to the relaxation in restrictive measures.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
New dawn to usher under Deuba's leadership
Kathmandu/New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The restoration of Nepal's dissolved lower house of Parliament by the Supreme Court and Sher Bahadur Deuba becoming the Prime Minister for the fifth term by winning the trust vote by a comfortable margin, has finally helped the Nepalese to heave a sigh of relief.
2021-07-30
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Lockdown extended again in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) The ongoing lockdown in Nepal's Kathmandu Valley has been extended for an additional 10 more days until August 4, though most of the restrictive measures have been relaxed in past weeks.
2021-07-26
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
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