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Seven years on, Nepali airlines still barred from flying over EU skies

Stating that the European Aviation Agency found no change in Nepal’s air safety status in the last seven years, the European Commission has decided to continue its ban on Nepali airlines from flying into the 28-nation bloc of the European Union

National Human Rights Commission recommends that Nepal legalise same-sex marriage

The National Human Rights Commission has said that it is unfortunate that same-sex marriage has not been legalised in the country even though it has been five years since an expert committee recommended legalisation

More child marriages in locked down Nepal

Million of girls continue to be subjected to child marriage and other harmful practices against women including sex-selective abortion across the world, and the rate may go up during the COVID-19 pandemic, says the UNFPA State of World Population 2020 report released on Tuesday

Party leaders seek resignation of PM Oli

Two days after ranting against India, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today earned the wrath of Standing Committee members of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) who sought his resignation from the post of PM, some even from the post of NCP co-chair

Nepal PM’s controversial remarks: Former PM asks Oli to quite

The Standing Committee meeting of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) held today got heated up as Prime Minster KP Sharma Oli’s recent controversial statement on India, among others things, were put on the table for discussion

Lockdown Phase II to extend till July 22 in Nepal

Nepal has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown, in its current form, till July 22

‘Anti-national’ Mahakali Treaty comes back to haunt ‘nationalist’ Oli

Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bamdev Gautam, who had stopped criticising the prime minister in recent weeks, appears to have found new voice in taking him to task of late

Government caught flat-footed as locusts enter Nepal

In contrast to the government’s prediction, a few groups of desert locusts have been located in five districts of Nepal so far

Citizenship bill protests in Nepal

A protest was staged at the initiative of Women’s Association aligned to Janata Samajwadi Party-Nepal in Saptari district headquarters Rajbiraj today against the constitution (amendment) bill proposing to grant naturalised citizenship to foreign women married to Nepali men only after seven years

PM Oli shows up to leave NCP meet

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who had skipped the Standing Committee meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) yesterday, showed up at the meeting venue today but only for a few minutes

Every Nepal district now affected by COVID-19: Official

The COVID-19 pandemic has now spread to all of the 77 districts in Nepal as cases in the Himalayan country has surpassed 12,000, a senior Ministry of Health and Population official said

Crores mobilised to combat COVID in Nepal

The COVID-19 Fund Committee has so far mobilised Rs 840 million from the COVID-19 Fund collected from different individuals, firms and government agencies to check the spread of the coronavirus contagion

Government has not followed most of the Supreme Court’s 23 rulings related to the pandemic

On April 16, the Supreme Court directed the government to repatriate Nepali workers stuck in foreign countries

Nepal’s coronavirus tally crosses 11,000-mark with 434 new cases

With 434 new cases of the coronavirus infection detected on Thursday, Nepal’s COVID-19 count has reached 11,162, stated the Ministry of Health and Population

COVID-19 infects Nepal health workers, security personnel

More than a dozen health workers and security personnel in Nepal have been infected with the novel coronavirus since the pandemic hit the Himalayan nation, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Thursday

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

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