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  • Nepal: Young girls worshipped during

    Nepal: Young girls worshipped during 'Kumari Puja' celebrations

    Sep 19, 2021, 06:37 PM IST

    Decked up in red-coloured finery, several young girls under the age of seven lined up to be worshipped turn by turn at the Basantapur Durbar Square in Kathmandu for the 'Kumari Puja'. It is a tradition that worships pre-pubescent girls as manifestations of Goddess Taleju. Taleju is the Nepalese name for Goddess Durga.

  • Hospitals in Nepal filling up over Delta variant spread

    Hospitals in Nepal filling up over Delta variant spread

    Aug 04, 2021, 06:40 PM IST

    With the fresh mutant of Delta variant spreads out in Himalayan Nation exceeding cases of daily infection, shelter for COVID-19 patients has been set up at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital. From beds to oxygen cylinders, everthing has been lined up following the growing cases of Delta COVID variant. Sukraraj Tropical Hospital which has capacity of 100 general beds patients have been admitted in 35 beds while 22 of its 28 ICU beds has been occupied.

  • Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba wins vote of confidence

    Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba wins vote of confidence

    Jul 19, 2021, 09:40 AM IST

    Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Sunday won a trust vote in the House of Representatives with 165 votes. Deuba secured 165 votes in his favour while 83 votes were cast against him.

  • Nepal lifts COVID-19 restrictions on public vehicles

    Nepal lifts COVID-19 restrictions on public vehicles

    Jun 30, 2021, 09:04 PM IST

    It seems like Nepal is not taking the ongoing pandemic situation seriously as the restrictions on the public vehicles have been lifted by the local authorities despite third wave warning.

  • Delhi Police Commissioner urges people to follow COVID appropriate behavior

    Delhi Police Commissioner urges people to follow COVID appropriate behavior

    Apr 14, 2021, 11:13 PM IST

    Amid rising cases of coronavirus disease in the Himalayan Nation, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has warned of possible lockdown in coming days.

  • Nepal: Man-eater Tiger moved into Central Zoo from National Park

    Nepal: Man-eater Tiger moved into Central Zoo from National Park

    Apr 07, 2021, 10:20 PM IST

    A man-eating tiger that has attacked many people has been transferred from Bardiya National Park to the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel of Lalitpur District in Nepal.

  • Nepal, India to conduct joint study on construction activities being undertaken around Mahakali River

    Nepal, India to conduct joint study on construction activities being undertaken around Mahakali River

    Apr 06, 2021, 05:20 PM IST

    Nepal and India have agreed to carry out a joint study on construction activities underway in and around the Mahakali River in Darchula district, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali announced on Monday.

  • Nepal assures to remove encroachment from

    Nepal assures to remove encroachment from 'no man's land': Tanakpur SDM

    Mar 17, 2021, 05:08 PM IST

    India has asked Nepal to remove encroachment from the 'no man's land' on the border between two countries in Tanakpur, Uttarakhand.

  • Reconstruction work of dharmashala at Budhanilkantha begins in Kathmandu with Indian aid

    Reconstruction work of dharmashala at Budhanilkantha begins in Kathmandu with Indian aid

    Mar 12, 2021, 06:40 PM IST

    The reconstruction work of a dharmashala at Budhanilkantha began with Indian assistance in Kathmandu on Thursday, according to the Embassy of India in Nepal.

  • Covid-19: Maha Shivratri turnout of pilgrims, sadhus low at Nepal

    Covid-19: Maha Shivratri turnout of pilgrims, sadhus low at Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple

    Mar 11, 2021, 05:00 PM IST

    The Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, which usually draws thousands of pilgrims and sadhus on Maha Shivaratri festival is seeing a dip in the number of visitors this year due to the Covid pandemic, according to authorities.

  • Nepali communist rebel group enters politics by signing 3-point peace deal with govt

    Nepali communist rebel group enters politics by signing 3-point peace deal with govt

    Mar 06, 2021, 08:02 PM IST

    A communist rebel group under the leadership of Netra Bikram Chand Biplav has entered into politics after inking a three-point peace deal with the government.

  • Indian national killed in firing by Nepal Police: Pilibhit SP

    Indian national killed in firing by Nepal Police: Pilibhit SP

    Mar 05, 2021, 07:59 AM IST

    An Indian national has been killed in firing by Nepal Police after three youths, who had gone to the country on a tour, got in a scuffle with the forces, informed Jai Prakash Yadav, Superintendent of Police of Pilibhit which borders the country in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Nepal President participates in

    Nepal President participates in 'Kshama Puja', inaugurates new 'Jalahari' at Pashupatinath Temple

    Feb 25, 2021, 06:09 PM IST

    Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday participated in "Kshama Puja" and administered the inauguration of the new 'Jalahari' at Pashupatinath Temple.

  • Nepal PM Oli defends dissolution of Parliament

    Nepal PM Oli defends dissolution of Parliament

    Feb 06, 2021, 10:23 PM IST

    Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday defended his latest move to dissolve parliament and called on the public to gear up for the election scheduled for April and May. Taking a jibe against his former fellow party chairman and other members of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Oli said splinter group orchestrated plots to remove him from post, thus bringing political instability in the Himalayan Nation. More than a dozen of cases have been filed against Oli's move of December in Apex Court which has continued its hearing over the weeks and is expected to give a verdict by the end of this month. If the government wins the battle in court, questions have been raised over the timings left with the Election Commission to prepare for the two phased elections which has been called on for April 30 and May 10. Elected in 2017 after landslide victory, Oli became the first Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nepal after communist alliance of CPN-UML and CPN-Maoist Center secured nearly two-third majorities in the lower house.

  • Three former Nepal Prime Ministers protest against dissolution of parliament

    Three former Nepal Prime Ministers protest against dissolution of parliament

    Feb 01, 2021, 06:06 PM IST

    Former Prime Ministers of Nepal, Pushp Kamal Dahal, Madhav Kumar Nepal, and Jhala Nath Khanal hit the streets of capital city Kathmandu and participated in sit-in protests against caretaker Prime Minister, K.P. Sharma Oli on Sunday.

  • Nepal: Protests against desecration of Hindu shrines in Pakistan

    Nepal: Protests against desecration of Hindu shrines in Pakistan

    Jan 28, 2021, 07:04 PM IST

    A protest was organised outside the Pakistan embassy on Wednesday against desecration of Hindu shrines in Pakistan and persecution of minorities.

  • Activists in Nepal stage protest against land encroachment by China

    Activists in Nepal stage protest against land encroachment by China

    Jan 25, 2021, 07:27 PM IST

    A group of activists affiliated with the National Unity Movement on Sunday organised a sit-in protest in front of the Survey Department of Nepal, demanding GPS-coordinates of border points with China amid claims of land encroachment. The protest was organised in Kathmandu where activists have demanded evidence over the claims made by the government that 'no land has been encroached' on the Northern sides. In search of assurance and answers from authorities, the group have also filed an RTI (Right to Information) application, which has remained unaddressed. Last year, on September 23, Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs had issued a clarification over the issue of land encroachment by China where it had downgraded the media reports of illegal construction in Nepali land. A 19-membered team went to the disputed site on September 30 despite the government calling the reports of land encroachment by China as "fake". Jeevan Bahadur Shahi, elected from Humla district, visited the site and alleged that China has encroached into Nepali land and constructed infrastructures. Back from the field on October 10, Shahi alleged China of building a new pillar in a remote location where the Nepali side does not have any presence.

  • Parliament dissolution a political issue, SC should dismiss case: Nepal PM

    Parliament dissolution a political issue, SC should dismiss case: Nepal PM

    Jan 11, 2021, 08:39 PM IST

    Calling the Nepal government's move to dissolve the lower house of the Parliament to be a 'political move', Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said the Supreme Court should dismiss the case.

  • Health emergency declared in Nepal as pollution rises

    Health emergency declared in Nepal as pollution rises

    Jan 06, 2021, 06:47 PM IST

    For the second day in a row, a thick layer of smog enveloped the Nepal capital Kathmandu. Visibility in the valley went down dramatically in the last two days with the Air Quality Index shown by the US Embassy in the capital remaining over 300 which

  • Students in Nepal perform vedic practice to mock government

    Students in Nepal perform vedic practice to mock government's 'unconstitutional move'

    Dec 29, 2020, 12:12 PM IST

    Students studying at the Sanskrit University or Balmiki Campus affiliated with rival Dahal-Nepal faction of ruling Nepal Communist Party's student union took this unique way to demonstrate against the Nepal PM Oli's move to dissolve the Lower House.