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Nepal to resume railway services after 7-yr suspension
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) Nepal has planned to resume passenger railway services after a 7-year suspension as two sets of rails that Kathmandu purchased from India have arrived in Janakpur city.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal Covid-19 cases top 61k with record high daily spike
Kathmandu, Sep 19 (IANS) The overall Covid-19 cases in Nepal has increased to 61,653 after the Himalayan country reported a record high spike in the number of single-day infections, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.
2020-09-19
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal PM Oli greets Modi on 70th b'day
Kathmandu, Sep 17 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Thursday greeted his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the latter's 70th birthday, saying the two neighbouring countries will continue working "together to further strengthen relations".
2020-09-17
Category: International, Nepal,International
9 killed, 22 missing in Nepal landslides
Kathmandu, Sep 13 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and 22 reported missing in two separate landslides in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday, a senior official said.
2020-09-13
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal to resume visa services after a month
Kathmandu, Sep 13 (IANS) Nepal's Department of Immigration has decided to resume all the visa services starting from Sunday after the services were supended over a month ago after one of its staff members tested positive for Covid-19, a senior official said.
2020-09-13
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal reports record high single-day Covid-19 cases
Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) With 1,454 new cases, Nepal witnessed a record high single-day spike in the number of infections recorded in the last 24 hours.
2020-09-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal: Home Ministry asked to take call on Covid-19 prohibitory orders
Kathmandu, Sep 9 (IANS) Failing to take a decision on whether or not to extend the prohibitory orders to check Covid-19, Chief District Officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu valley have sought directions from the Ministry of Home Affairs on the matter.
2020-09-09
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal reports record high single-day Covid-19 cases
Kathmandu, Sep 4 (IANS) Nepal has reported 1,228 nw coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike as the pandemic was raging in the Himalayan country.
2020-09-04
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Two-thirds of Nepal school kids deprived of distance learning
Kathmandu, Aug 31 (IANS) Two-thirds of school children in Nepal are deprived of distance learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to Child and Family Tracker report conducted by the Unicef.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Nepal,Education,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal reports record high single-day Covid-19 cases, deaths
Kathmandu, Aug 31 (IANS) Nepal has reported a record high increase in the number of single-day coronavirus cases and deaths, according to the Health Ministry.
2020-08-31
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal Covid-19 fatalities double in 2 weeks
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) Nepal has reported over 200 coronavirus deaths as the fatalities from the pandemic doubled in just two weeks, the Ministry of Health and Population said.
2020-08-30
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal reports record high single-day Covid-19 cases
Kathmandu, Aug 28 (IANS) Nepal reported 1,100 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, a record high number of single-day infections in the Himalayan country.
2020-08-28
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal to resume int'l flights from Sep 1
Kathmandu, Aug 22 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to resume international flights from September 1 after nearly six months, a Cabinet Minister said.
2020-08-22
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
18 dead, 21 missing in massive Nepal landslide
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 18 people have been killed and 21 others reported missing after a massive landslide hit Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, authorities said on Sunday, adding that a search and rescue operation was ongoing in the affected area.
2020-08-16
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
37 missing in Nepal landslide
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) At least 37 people have been reported missing, while 10 others were rescued after a landslide in Nepal's Sindhupalchok district on Friday, according to authorities.
2020-08-14
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Majority of people in Kathmandu don't wear masks: Report
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Despite the increasing number of coronavirus cases in Kathmandu, majority of people in Nepal's capital city do not wear masks, a media report said on Thursday.
2020-08-13
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal extends suspension of domestic, int'l flights
Kathmandu, Aug 11 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to extend the suspension of domestic and international flights as well as public transport until August 31 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-08-11
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal registers highest single-day COVID-19 deaths
Kathmandu, Aug 7 (IANS) The Nepal government has reported five COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the largest single day spike in the number of fatalities.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
72 personnel infected with COVID-19 at Nepal Police HQ
Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) At least 72 security personnel at the Nepal Police Headquarters in Kathmandu have been infected with the novel coronavirus, a media report said on Friday.
2020-07-31
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Chinese envoy to Nepal now makes effort to save PM's chair (IANS Special)
Kathmandu/New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) In a last ditch effort, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi is making all out efforts to prevent a split in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
2020-07-27
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Politics
COVID-19 could push one-third of Nepal's population below poverty line
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could push nearly one third of Nepal's population below poverty line due to the loss of livelihoods in the wake of the health crisis, the World Bank said in a report.
2020-07-24
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal to resume domestic, int'l flights from Aug 17
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to resume odomestic and international flight operations starting from August 17, nearly four months after they were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-21
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal unveils monetary policy to revive industries
Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) Nepal's central bank has unveiled a number of measures to provide relief and revive the industries hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-18
Category: International, Nepal,Business/Economy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal witnesses anti-Pak protests for 'atrocities' on Hindus
Kathmandu/New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Rashtriya Ekta Samaj, a fringe outfit, on Tuesday held a protest outside the Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu, accusing the Pakistan government of destroying Hindu and Buddhist temples in that country.
2020-07-14
Category: International, Nepal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Oli's shocker: India created fake Ayodhya, Ram was from Nepal
Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has claimed that India has created a 'fake' Ayodhya, and Lord Ram was originally from Nepal -- a shocking statement that has come at a time when India's diplomatic ties with the Himalayan nation is going through certain upheavals.
2020-07-13
Category: International, Nepal,Politics
11 dead, 23 missing in Nepal landslides
Kathmandu, July 11 (IANS) Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have claimed the lives of 11 people in Nepal's Myagdi district, while search efforts continued on Saturday for 23 missing persons.
2020-07-11
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Rajkumar Santoshi: I would always think of Jagdeep while casting for my films (FIRST PERSON)
(Filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi cast veteran Bollywood comedian Jagdeep in five of his films, including "Andaz Apna Apna". He says he really liked Jagdeep as an artiste, and the late actor was no less than a family member.)
2020-07-09
Category: International, Nepal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Floods leave 2 dead, 18 missing in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 18 others reported missing due to floods in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, police confirmed on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Suicide cases increase in Nepal during lockdown
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) At least 1,647 people have committed suicide during the lockdown period in Nepal which was imposed first imposed in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, police said.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Ruling Nepal Communist Party standoff continues
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) The ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has postponed its Standing Committee meeting till Monday in an attempt to reconcile differences among party co-chairs, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Locusts damage over 1,100 hectares of crops in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Locust swarms that entered Nepal from India last week have damaged over 1,100 hectares of crops in the Himalayan country.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Cricket, oh lovely cricket! (Column: Close-in)
The poem 'The Little Man Cricketer' written by Frank Jones comes to mind when cricket will finally see the light of day once again. England play West Indies at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton on July 8, after what seems like ages.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Nepal,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Nepal's tourism sector faces $330mn loss due to COVID-19
Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) Nepal's tourism industry is estimated to lose over $330 million due to the government-enforced lockdown imposed in the wake the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.
2020-07-04
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
From Army HQs to PMO, how Chinese envoy Hou 'rules the roost' in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 3 (IANS) From Nepal's Chief of Army Staff, General Purna Chandra Thapa to Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's office, the Chinese Ambassador in Kathmandu, Hou Yanqi has access to almost any place under the sun in the Himalayan Republic.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Nepal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Locust swarms enter Nepal
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) Nepalese officials have confirmed that swarms of desert locusts, which ravage crops, have entered the country after more than two decades.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Every Nepal district now affected by COVID-19: Official
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to all of the 77 districts in Nepal as cases in the Himalayan country has surpassed 12,000, a senior Ministry of Health and Population official said.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
COVID-19 infects Nepal health workers, security personnel
Kathmandu, June 25 (IANS) More than a dozen health workers and security personnel in Nepal have been infected with the novel coronavirus since the pandemic hit the Himalayan nation, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal Parliament panel endorses bill to amend Citizenship Act
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) Amid objections from three major parties, a Nepal Parliamentary panel has endorsed an amendment bill on the Citizenship Act 2063, with the provision that foreign women married to Nepali men will have to wait for seven years to acquire naturalised citizenship.
2020-06-22
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Nepal sees record high COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Nepal has reported 671 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, a record high, with two new deaths as the Himalayan country was witnessing a rapid rise in both coronavirus infections and fatalities in recent days.
2020-06-19
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal extends flight suspension till July 5
Kathmandu, June 15 (IANS) The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said the suspension period of all domestic and international commercial passenger flights has been extended till July 5.
2020-06-15
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Conservationists satellite track red pandas in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 13 (IANS) Conservationists are satellite tracking red pandas in the mountains of Nepal to find out more about the factors that are driving them towards extinction, a media report said.
2020-06-13
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife
Nepal reports high COVID-19 cases among younger age groups
Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) The Nepal government has reported a substantially high number of COVID-19 cases among people aged between 21 and 30 years, according to official data.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Nepal relaxes lockdown for most economic activities
Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) The Nepal government has decided to relax the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown in a phase-wise manner, allowing most of the economic activities to operate by following certain health protocol including social distancing measures, a Minister said.
2020-06-12
Category: International, Nepal,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
How an Ex-Minister's son runs D-company's operations from a remote jail in Nepal (IANS Exclusive)
Kathmandu, June 8 (IANS) Former Nepalese Minister Salim Miya Ansari's 'entrepreneur' son Yunus Ansari is the most well-protected prisoner in Lalitpur's Nakkhu Jail, located 9 km away from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport.
2020-06-08
Category: International, Nepal,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
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