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Nepal-Britain tree twinning

A unique ‘tree twinning’ project between British and Nepali schools has shown how trans-continental partnerships like these can increase green cover even in crowded urban centres, help clean the air and get school children involved in environmental protection

Fear of infection still keeping patients away from hospitals across Nepal

Radha Bhattarai has been unwell for several months now. But she and her family in Sindhuli would rather want her to stay away from hospitals

Nepali Congress claims Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued hasty denial

The main opposition Nepali Congress has condemned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for issuing a clarification on the alleged encroachment of Nepal’s territory by China in Humla district ‘without waiting for the report from local authorities that visited the disputed site’

Nepal and Israel to ink labour deal for caregiver jobs

Nepal is all set to sign a new labour pact with Israel, paving the way for Nepalis to work in the West Asian country

Nepal reports 17 more COVID-19-related deaths, highest single-day fatalities

Nepal on Thursday reported 17 COVID-19-related deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day so far, taking the coronavirus death toll to 453. The country also recorded 1,497 new infections in the past 24 hours

Nepal keeps a close watch on Tibetan refugees amid India-China standoff

Nepal has directed its security forces and intelligence agencies to keep a close watch on movements of Tibetan refugees owing to ongoing India and China military impasse over border issues, sources said

COVID-19 cases are rising in Nepal but test numbers are declining

On Tuesday, doctors at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital decided to take matters into their own hands as people in an overwhelming number stood in queue for hours to get tested for COVID-19

Nepal's rulong NCP pressures PM to fill constitutional posts

The nine-member Secretariat of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) today urged the prime minister to take the initiative to convene Constitutional Council meeting and expedite the process of filling posts in constitutional bodies

Capacity utilisation of Nepali industries slumps to 40pc

The industries in the country utilised only 40 per cent of their installed capacity in the six-month period between Mid-July 2019 to mid-January 2020, reveals the Economic Activities Study Report 2019-20 (Half Yearly) unveiled by Nepal Rastra Bank today

Distribution of school book on Nepal’s borders and territory halted

Days after Nepal's Ministry of Education launched a controversial secondary school reference book on the country’s borders and territories, it is now halting its distribution since it was found to have a number of factual errors and “inappropriate” content

Legendary Ang Rita Sherpa is dead

Ang Rita Sherpa, known as the ‘Snow Leopard’ in the mountaineering sector, passed away at his residence in Jorpati. He was 72

Majority of private school teachers, staffers in Nepal deprived of salary

While many people working in the private sector have been deprived of salary ever since the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 24, the condition of many teachers and administrative staffers working in private school is no different

Nepal records highest death toll in single day

Nepal on Monday reported its highest number of deaths from the novel coronavirus in a single day. As many as 16 Covid-19 fatalities were confirmed in the last 24 hours

Nepal's domestic carriers resume operations after six months

Domestic carriers resumed their operations on Monday, nearly six months after being grounded due to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19

Nepal figures in leaked money laundering report

Top secret documents prepared by the US government’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and leaked to the media have revealed $2 trillion in suspicious money transfers, and include files that involve some of Nepal’s top banks