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Rescuers retrieve five bodies from Sindhupalchok landslide site, 38 still missing

Rescuers have recovered the bodies of five people, who were missing in a landslide at Jugal Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchok district on Friday morning

Dozens feared buried as early morning landslide sweeps 13 houses in Sindhupalchok

An early morning landslide in Sindhupalchok district has swept at least 13 houses in Lidi of Jugal Rural Municipality-2

MCC aid flow has stopped as government is still on the fence regarding the programme’s House ratification

Nepal received only five percent of the fund pledged by the United States under its Millennium Challenge Corporation Nepal Compact last fiscal year, as Parliament could not ratify the programme amid opposition from some sections within the ruling Nepal Communist Party

Oli, Dahal meet in Baluwatar after over a week-long hiatus

Ruling Nepal Communist Party  (NCP) co-chairs Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal held talks today after over a week-long hiatus at the former’s official residence in Baluwatar

No entry into or exit from Kathmandu valley until further notice

The District Administration Office of Kathmandu has decided to completely restrict entry into and exit from the Kathmandu valley until the issuance of another notice

Most people ignoring plea to wear mask in Kathmandu

Even as the coronavirus cases continue to surge in Kathmandu, people in the capital city are found roaming around without wearing masks

COVID-19 likely to persist until India gets rid of it: Nepal Health Minister

Minister of Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal has said the risk of COVID-19 will remain in Nepal until the pandemic is totally contained in India

Nepal braces for a return to locked-down life as COVID-19 cases rise

Three weeks after lifting the lockdown, the Nepalese government has given local administrations and governments the authority to decide on restrictions and lockdown measures as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Nepal lost Rs 7 billion in exports of high-value products as virus strangles foreign trade

Nepal lost nearly Rs7 billion in exports of high-value products in the last fiscal year as trade restrictions triggered by the pandemic strangled international commerce

Flights, long-haul transport to remain suspended till August 31

The Nepalese cabinet has decided to resume flight operations from September 1. Citing the worsening situation due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, the cabinet postponed the resumption of domestic and international flights

Half of Nepal’s girls may drop out of school

With schools closed for the past five months, and families losing their livelihoods due to the pandemic, many girl students across Nepal are helping their parents and may not rejoin schools once they reopen, a new survey has shown

Nepal PM Oli seeks to promote Ayodhyapuri - not Ayodhya - as Lord Ram’s place of birth

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is trying to convince everybody that Lord Ram’s birthplace is in Ayodhyapuri, in Chitwan district of Nepal and not Ayodhya in India

Worst is yet to come, Nepal's doctors say

On Friday morning, a man reached Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital. He wanted to inquire about the ambulance service

Prime Minister Employment Programme has so far proved to be a let-down for jobless citizens

Pushpa Kumari Karki is a stay-at-home mother of three. While her husband works as a general labourer in the highway town of Bardibas in Mahottari district, Pushpa Kumari spends her day doing house chores and looking after the children

War of words hots up in ruling Nepal Communist Party

Factions led by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Co-chair of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal and senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal have escalated their war of words, with Oli’s Political Adviser Bishnu Rimal warning party Spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha against ‘inciting leaders to promote factionalism’

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