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Explained: The India-Nepal petroleum pipeline inaugurated today

The pipeline will transport fuel from Barauni refinery in Bihar's Begusarai district to Amalekhgunj in southeastern Nepal, situated across the border from Raxaul in East Champaran district.

Experience, training, insurance — recommendations by Nepal panel to climb Everest henceforth

A committee is recommending Nepal require would-be climbers to have experience climbing tall peaks, proper training, good health and rescue insurance to obtain a permit for Mount Everest.

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Nepal: Four former govt employees under probe commit suicide

The Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has expedited investigations into a major land deal that involved transfer of government property to private individuals in the neighbourhood of the Prime Minister’s official residence.

India submits final DPR for cross-border rail project to Nepal: Report

Officials at the Railway Department have said that 750-km-long railway network will be developed in five years, the Himalayan Times reported.

Nepal floods: Death toll touches 78; over 17,500 displaced

Many parts of Kathmandu, including Kalanki, Kupondole, Kuleshwor and Balkhu were submerged under water on Friday. Thirty-two people are still reported to be missing in the rain-related incidents that have thrown normal life out of gear in the central and eastern parts of the Himalayan nation.

Nepal floods death toll touches 43

The Flood Forecasting Section (FFS) said that monsoon is active and the rainfall will continue for two to three days in most places across the country

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17 killed as heavy rains lash Nepal

According to the Nepal Police, 17 people died while six are missing. Initial reports said that 400 families in Morang and 35 families in Bara have been displaced.

Nepal schools make Mandarin compulsory after China offers to pay teachers' salaries

However, as per the guidelines laid down by the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC), a government body which designs school-level academic curriculum, schools in Nepal are allowed to teach foreign languages, but they cannot make those subjects mandatory for students.

1 in every 10 men in Nepal gets married underage: UNICEF

Using data from 82 countries, the study revealed that child marriage among boys is prevalent across many countries around the world, spanning sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, South Asia, and East Asia and the Pacific.

Nepal issuing too many permits: First Indian to lead team to Mount Everest

The government issued 381 permits this year — an all-time high. To get a permit, one does not require previous mountaineering training, just a certificate of medical fitness and a recommendation letter from a recognised Alpine Association.

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Nepal's Chitrakar family struggle to revive dying art

For Chitrakar couple Tej Kumari and Purna, who have been following the tradition at their home in Bhaktapur, a suburb of Kathmandu, it is a struggle to keep the dying art alive against the modern mass-produced prints.

A sneak peek into Ramayana Express: Chants of Jai Shree Ram, bhajans and more

In the course of 16 days, the passengers of Ramayana Express are to cover 8,080 km on the Indian Railways’s ‘Ramayana circuit’, from Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, covering major destinations associated with Lord Ram.

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A year later in Nepal

Nepal remembers the nearly 9,000 who perished on April 25 last year when an earthquake struck and was followed by another 17 days later.

Life limps back to normal amid fear in Nepal after devastating earthquake

Thousands line up in Kathmandu where the government is providing free transportation for people hoping to travel to their hometowns.

Mass animal sacrifice festival in Gadhimai temple, Nepal

Over 5,000 buffaloes have been slaughtered in a mass animal sacrifice festival in Nepal, believed to be the world’s largest such ritual.

Nepal celebrates New Year

Nepal celebrated New Year 2071 as per Bikram Era calendar, established by Indian king Vikramaditya.

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Madeshis blame Nepal government for not supplying cooking gas

Nepal, Feb 24 (ANI): Madeshis in Nepal's Terai region are unable to procure cooking gas even when India's supply side resumed after prolonged agitation by the ethnic minority community which lasted for nearly six months. Although several trucks loaded with LPG (Liquefied Petroleum gas) cylinders entered through Birjung border, Madeshis claim that they do not get cooking gas for consumption. The uneven distribution of cooking gas has made life difficult for the Madeshis. The supply system was badly hit due to border blockade by the Madeshis in southern Terai region, resulting in a shortage of essential commodities, including petrol and cooking gas. The Madeshis have demanded that the Nepal government must prioritize the availability of cooking gas for them at the earliest.

Nepal PM studies post-quake rehabilitation work in Bhuj

Kutch, Feb 24 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli visited Gujarat’s Bhuj area, which was devastated by a massive earthquake in 2001, to take lessons on rehabilitation of earthquake victims. Oli, along with his wife Radhika Shakya, and Nepali delegates reviewed the reconstruction work undertaken by authorities in Bhuj, adding that soon he will start reconstruction of Nepal.

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Misunderstandings must not undermine relations with India: Nepal PM

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli said misunderstandings must not undermine the foundation of relations between the neighbouring countries. Oli was speaking at a conference organised by Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) in the national capital. Oli added the most important outcome of his visit was that the misunderstandings between India and Nepal, which arose over the last few months, persisted no longer. The Nepal PM is on a six-day visit to the country for talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after a months-long freeze in relations.

Nepal PM discusses energy crisis with Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday met the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal at the Presidential Palace in Delhi to discuss the ongoing energy crisis in Nepal. Nepal has been importing 280 MW from India to meet its energy demand. Nepal declared energy emergency last week targeting an end to the ongoing power crisis within the next two years. Import from India will play a crucial part in meeting Nepal's power demand during the emergency period.

‘Process of Constitution making and its declaration was very democratic’: PM Oli

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday said that the process of the Constitution making and its declaration was very democratic in the country. He also said that after the second constituent assembly elections, the people discussed different matters and the draft was sent to the MPs. On September 20 last year, Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav announced that his country had a new constitution, which is the result of eight years of deliberation, including the failure of the first Constituent Assembly in 2012. It is the seventh constitution to have been adopted by Nepal in the last 67 years and the first by democratically elected representatives.

New India-Bangladesh immigration centre to be opened

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): A new immigration check point between India and Bangladesh is expected to boost trade and ties between the neighbours. The immigration centre would be inaugurated in Siliguri town on February 18. The new check point has been set up after fervent protests by local businessmen. The first immigration centre was opened in 1994 for trade between Bhutan and Bangladesh and in 1997 for trade between Nepal and Bangladesh

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Wanted to marry her, says Snapdeal employee kidnapper

Ghaziabad, Feb 15 (ANI): Devendra, the mastermind behind the abduction of Snapdeal employee, on Monday confessed to his crime and said he wanted to marry her and wanted to get settled in Kathmandu, Nepal. The accused said that he first saw her at New Delhi Rajiv Chowk metro station and fell in love with her. He added that he was inspired by Adolf Hitler and Shah Rukh Khan’s character in ‘Darr’ and had planned everything on similar lines.

Nepal's former PM Sushil Koirala passes away

Kathmandu (Nepal), Feb 09 (ANI): Former prime minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala passed away at the age of 79 after battling with a chronic respiratory problem. Koirala was also being treated for tongue cancer. He is credited with promulgating the new constitution of Nepal in September last year. His body will be taken to party's central office in Kathmandu and kept there for last tributes from party cadres and others.

Three killed in fresh violence in Nepal

Nepal, Jan 22 (ANI): Three people were killed in southern Nepal on January 22 when police fired on protesters trying to disrupt a rival group's political gathering amid a deepening crisis over a new constitution. Nepal has been in turmoil since adopting its first republican constitution last September, with protesters in the lowland south saying the charter deprives them of a fair say in how the country is run. They have prevented supply trucks from entering from India and choked the landlocked Himalayan nation with a fuel shortage. Two people were killed at Rangeli, 215 km southeast of Kathmandu, when police fired at ethnic Madhesi activists to stop them from disrupting a gathering organized by the youth wing of Prime Minister K.P. Oli's political party. Eight others were also injured in the firing. It was the first deadly incident in more than a month.The United Madhesi Front, which is leading the protests, wants state boundaries to be redrawn to give their communities more power. The Front said this week that talks with government negotiators that started two weeks ago had become "meaningless".

UN delegation meets Madheshi protestors to check human rights violation

Nepal, Jan 17 (ANI): Since the promulgation of the new constitution in Nepal last year, the Madheshi community has been protesting as their “interests have been neglected”. The United Nations delegation visited the border area near India’s Raxaul district and met agitating protestors. The protestors claimed that not only their demands have been suppressed, but they have also been tortured by the Nepal administration. Talks between the government and the Madheshi community have not yielded any results. The protestors rejected government's plan, saying it did not meet their demands to offer adequate national representation.

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