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Nepal Ahead In PCR testing In SAARC region

The number of ongoing Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests for COVID-19 in Nepal is considered higher in comparison to several other South Asian nations, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) said

Floods leave 2 dead, 18 missing in Nepal

At least two people were killed and 18 others reported missing due to floods in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, police confirmed on Thursday

Indian media should stop with the nonsense: NCP spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Spokesperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Narayan Kaji Shrestha today said that the Indian media must stop the baseless propaganda against Nepal government and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli

Adequate social security key to minimising impact of COVID-19, says PM Oli

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said protection of the most vulnerable, including migrant workers and those in informal sectors, and provision of adequate social security and health care was the key to minimise the impact of COVID-19

Ruling party talks deadlocked despite six meetings

Despite agreeing to resume the Standing Committee meeting on Wednesday and declaring a ‘ceasefire’, both factions in the Nepal Communist Party appeared to have gone back to locking horns

After a painful spring, Nepal’s tourism is looking at a worse autumn

After a painful spring that wiped out billions of rupees in revenue and rendered tens of thousands of workers jobless, Nepal’s tourism industry is bracing for another disappointment this autumn, the country’ peak tourism season

Bristol engineers, local partners start SAFER project to build seismic safety in Nepal

A team of engineers from the University of Bristol and local partners in Nepal have joined hands to improve the seismic safety, and resilience of school and community buildings in Nepal

Oli government’s foreign policy is lopsided and lacks coherence, say opposition parties and experts

Recent developments in the conduct of Nepal’s foreign policy, especially the precipitous fall in its relations with India, have led politicians from the opposition parties and policy analysts to characterise the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s foreign policy as disoriented and in disarray

Nepal ruling party faction fighting: Oli-Dahal hold yet another ‘one-to-one’

In a series of one-to-one meetings held to iron out factional differences, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal held a one-to-one, yet again, on Tuesday, attempting to reach a consensus

Satyagraha campaign signs 12-point agreement with Health Ministry, calls off hunger strike

On Tuesday morning, the youth-led campaign Enough is Enough called off their hunger strike following a 12-point agreement with the health ministry on Monday evening

Chinese envoy's meet raises eyebrows in ruling party

China’s Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi yesterday met Madhav Kumar Nepal, a senior leader of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), raising eyebrows as the meeting took place at a time when the internal rift within the NCP is heading towards a climax

Highest single-day spike recorded in Kathmandu valley

The valley’s daily-cases witnessed a relatively big leap on Monday, as 54 COVID-19 cases were detected across Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur

Oli and Dahal agree to continue talks as they declare a ‘ceasefire’ for now

With both party chairs KP Sharma Oli, prime minister, and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, former prime minister, agreeing to put a halt to all activities that could negatively affect the ongoing dialogue, party leaders say the two conflicting parties in the ruling Nepal Communist Party have agreed to a “ceasefire” for the time being

Three pilots among 7 Nepal Airlines aircrew members diagnosed with COVID-19

At least seven crew members of Nepal Airlines, including three pilots, have tested positive for Coronavirus infection. Three pilots and four cabin crew members of the national flag carrier have tested positive for COVID-19

Feud continues in Nepal's ruling party as Oli-Dahal talks fail

Amid pressure from party members to save the party unity, two chairs of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, on Sunday decided to buy time, agreeing to sit for talks once again on Monday morning

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With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity