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Nepal cancels contract with group to import testing kits, masks from China

April 02, 2020 1:10 am

The OMNI Tech group had been awarded the contract on the condition that it would import the goods within five days after the Health Department terminated the tender process that it had started more than two months ago.

Nepal puts all expeditions on hold, Giripremi team to wait till next season for Annapurna-1

March 14, 2020 2:07 pm

Every year, a team of mountaineers from Pune has been visiting Nepal to climb 8,000-metre high mountains

Kerala CM seeks monetary compensation from Nepal to kin of 8 deceased tourists

January 26, 2020 10:31 pm

Pinarayi Vijayan also said the Indian government should request the Nepal government to conduct a thorough inquiry into the matter.

Citizenship India’s issue: Nepal ‘reassured’ by Amit Shah's statements

January 26, 2020 8:35 pm

A top Nepalese government source said that Nepal is reassured by the statements of senior Indian ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh that no Nepalese-origin people will face any problems.

Kathmandu invites Modi and Imran to Sagarmatha dialogue

January 25, 2020 7:24 am

The theme for the first edition of the Sagarmatha Sambaad, scheduled from April 2-4, is ‘Climate Change, Mountains and the Future of Humanity’, Nepal Foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali told a group of visiting Indian reporters.

Nepal: 8 from Kerala die after falling unconscious at resort in Daman

January 21, 2020 2:05 pm

Rescue helicopters were summoned and flew the tourists to the capital but they were declared dead at the hospital in Kathmandu, police official Hobindra Bogati said.

Fresh avalanches hinder rescue operations in Nepal to find 7 missing

January 20, 2020 2:48 pm

Four South Korean hikers and three Nepali guides are believed to have been caught in a snow slide. New avalanches falling on the tourist trekking route have forced rescuers to halt their mission.

Nepal’s Prachanda says he can be blamed for ‘only’ 5,000 deaths during civil war

January 16, 2020 5:20 am

Prachanda’s statement comes amid demands by rival politicians that he should be tried for killing 17,000 people during the insurgency, which was led by Prachanda.

Nepal's Seke 'near-extinct': The six degrees of endangerment of a language

January 10, 2020 7:37 am

A press release issued by the UN in December 2019 quoted President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande as saying that despite efforts throughout the year, one indigenous language disappears every fortnight.

Nepal SC asks govt to furnish country's historical map relating to Kalapani border issue

January 02, 2020 4:34 pm

Nepal has raised objections after India released its new political map in November last year following the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir. Nepal claimed that Limpiyadhura, Lipulek, and Kalapani areas were shown under India's territory.

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Nepal's Chitrakar family struggle to revive dying art

August 29, 2019 9:23 am

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

November 27, 2018 9:13 am

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.

A year later in Nepal

April 25, 2016 9:45 am

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

April 30, 2015 3:12 pm

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

November 30, 2014 11:17 am

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

April 15, 2014 2:23 pm

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

NEPAL VIDEOS

Madeshis blame Nepal government for not supplying cooking gas

February 24, 2016 2:41 pm

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

February 24, 2016 5:40 am

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.

Misunderstandings must not undermine relations with India: Nepal PM

February 23, 2016 7:48 am

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

February 22, 2016 10:23 am

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

February 21, 2016 4:53 pm

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

February 17, 2016 5:05 am

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

Wanted to marry her, says Snapdeal employee kidnapper

February 15, 2016 4:22 pm

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

February 09, 2016 5:59 am

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

January 22, 2016 8:00 am

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

January 17, 2016 9:08 am

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.