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  • Nepal PM Oli expresses gratitude to India for shipping

    Nepal PM Oli expresses gratitude to India for shipping 'COVISHIELD' in time

    Jan 27, 2021, 08:12 PM IST

    After the recent initiative served by the Indian government for delivering one million dosages of COVISHIELD vaccine to Nepal, Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed his gratitude towards India. In an address during the inauguration ceremony of inoculation drive in Kathmandu, Oli thanked Indian Premier Modi for providing a vaccine in grant to Nepal. Oli added that the vaccine drive to inoculate the people of Himalayan Nation would be complete within three months. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, in the first phase of the vaccination drive, the government is inoculating the 'COVISHIELD' vaccine to around 4,50,000 frontline workers. Last week, the Government of India gifted a million doses of the 'COVISHIELD' vaccine to Nepal. The vaccine was jointly developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca--a British-Swedish pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company. It has been branded as 'Covishield' in India. According to the ministry, the vaccine has already been dispatched to almost 70 districts as of Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • NCP Rival faction leaders threatens to revoke Oli

    NCP Rival faction leaders threatens to revoke Oli's membership

    Jan 23, 2021, 09:18 PM IST

    After the parliament was dissolved on Dec. 20 last month at the direction of the Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Rival faction of the ruling Nepal Communist Party took to streets for the second time in less than a month against his unconstitutional move to dissolve the parliament.

  • Haqikat Kya Hai: After Bhutan and Maldives, India to export vaccines to Nepal, Bangladesh

    Haqikat Kya Hai: After Bhutan and Maldives, India to export vaccines to Nepal, Bangladesh

    Jan 21, 2021, 09:36 PM IST

    As part of its Neighbourhood First Policy, India had announced a vaccine rollout for Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar and Seychelles from Wednesday.

  • COVID-19: Covishield vaccine dosages dispatched to Nepal, Bangladesh today

    COVID-19: Covishield vaccine dosages dispatched to Nepal, Bangladesh today

    Jan 21, 2021, 11:09 AM IST

    A consignment of Covishield vaccine, by Serum Institute of India, dispatched from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport to Dhaka in Bangladesh, today.

  • 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.

  • Has Supreme Court of Nepal put ban on Azan? Watch

    Has Supreme Court of Nepal put ban on Azan? Watch 'Aaj Ka Viral'

    Dec 27, 2020, 03:09 PM IST

    A viral claim circulating on social media claimed the Supreme Court of Nepal has banned azan and declared it a criminal offence. Watch 'aaj ka viral' to know the truth behind.

  • Student union of Nepal Communist Party faction stages protest in Kathmandu

    Student union of Nepal Communist Party faction stages protest in Kathmandu

    Dec 25, 2020, 11:22 AM IST

    Student union of ruling Nepal Communist Party faction on December 24 evening staged a torch-light protest in Kathmandu against the dissolution of parliament.

  • 'Nepal free to act independently in international affairs': CDS Rawat

    Dec 17, 2020, 02:07 PM IST

    While addressing at the event in the national capital on December 17, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat said, "India's goodwill comes with no strings attached."

  • Air bubble arrangements with Nepal finalised with 1 flight daily: MEA

    Air bubble arrangements with Nepal finalised with 1 flight daily: MEA

    Dec 11, 2020, 09:38 PM IST

    During a press brief on December 11, MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava informed that air bubble arrangements amid COVID pandemic have been made with Nepal with 1 flight daily.

  • Muslim community in Nepal hold anti-China protest, demand justice for Uyghur

    Muslim community in Nepal hold anti-China protest, demand justice for Uyghur

    Nov 29, 2020, 06:39 PM IST

    Muslim Kalyankari Samaj, a civil society group, in Nepal held anti-China protest rally in Pokhara city.

  • Protest outside Pak embassy in Nepal

    Protest outside Pak embassy in Nepal's Kathmandu on 26/11 anniversary

    Nov 28, 2020, 07:51 AM IST

    A candle light march was held on November 27 outside the Pakistan embassy in Nepal's Kathmandu.

  • Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla meets Nepal President

    Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla meets Nepal President

    Nov 27, 2020, 07:52 AM IST

    Foreign Secretary of India Harsh V Shringla met Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari at her official residence in Kathmandu on November 26. Harsh V Shringla also met Prime Minister of Nepal, KP Sharma Oli.

  • Muslims in Nepal hold anti-China protest to condemn Uyghur genocide

    Muslims in Nepal hold anti-China protest to condemn Uyghur genocide

    Nov 19, 2020, 03:59 PM IST

    The Jamiat Ulama-e-Nepal organised a protest rally in Birgunj town of Nepal to condemn the genocide of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province of China.

  • Nepal Communist Party meeting deferred for 10 days

    Nepal Communist Party meeting deferred for 10 days

    Nov 19, 2020, 11:50 AM IST

    The crucial meeting of the Central Secretariat of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) on November 18 ended in a stalemate.

  • Nepal celebrates Bhai tika amid coronavirus pandemic

    Nepal celebrates Bhai tika amid coronavirus pandemic

    Nov 17, 2020, 06:58 PM IST

    Nepal on Monday celebrated the sibling festival of Bhai Tika with less fanfare and gaiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is increasing the toll in the Himalayan Nation.

  • Integrated Check Post construction begins at Nepalgunj to boost connectivity

    Integrated Check Post construction begins at Nepalgunj to boost connectivity

    Nov 13, 2020, 10:29 AM IST

    Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal and Nepali Urban Development Minister Krishna Gopal Shrestha on November 12 virtually witnessed the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of an Integrated Check Post at Nepal

  • International Suspension Bridge opens briefly to facilitate movement at Nepal border in Uttarakhand

    International Suspension Bridge opens briefly to facilitate movement at Nepal border in Uttarakhand

    Nov 06, 2020, 12:42 PM IST

    On November 05, International Suspension Bridge at Dharchula was reopened for 3 hours for movement of people, including patients, students and labourers.