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In-custody death of a Dalit youth in Nepal sparks protests

Nineteen-year-old Roshan BK, a resident of Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitan City Ward 5, died in police custody on Friday

Thirty months of poor governance and weak opposition in Nepal

When Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli took reins two and a half years ago, hopes ran high

31 feared dead in Sindhupalchowk landslide in Nepal

Eleven persons were killed and 20 went missing when a landslide struck three human settlements at Ghumthang of Barhabise Municipality in Sindhupalchowk last night

In Nepal's ruling party, leaders’ focus has been on one-upmanship, not COVID-19

For the ruling Nepal Communist Party and its government, the COVID-19 pandemic has largely been a non-issue

Nepal to resume visa services after a month

Nepal's Department of Immigration has decided to resume all the visa services starting from Sunday after the services were supended over a month ago after one of its staff members tested positive for Covid-19, a senior official said

Nepal reports record high single-day COVID-19 cases

With 1,454 new cases, Nepal witnessed a record high single-day spike in the number of infections recorded in the last 24 hours

146 Nepali migrant workers repatriated via charter flights from Bahrain

A total of 146 Nepali migrant workers stranded in Bahrain due to COVID-19 outbreak were repatriated via charter flights from Bahrain, today

Nepal authorises local governments to manage school education

The Nepalese government on Thursday came up with a directive making local governments responsible for managing the teaching-learning activities at school level using virtual medium, or by bringing students and teachers together in small groups

Former PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal is NCP executive chairman

The Standing Committee of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) today passed the agenda prepared jointly by the two co-chairpersons of the party — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal — and decided to give Dahal executive powers to run the party

Despite poor rights record, Nepal eyes another term on Human Rights Council

Nepal is seeking yet another term on the Human Rights Council for the 2021-23 period, amid rising concerns over the country’s commitment to rights issues and criticism for failing to uphold its past promises, including those which it made before its election to the UN body for the 2018-20 period

Kathmandu Valley abuzz with activity with relaxation on prohibitory order

With the partial lifting of the prohibitory orders on Thursday, Kathmandu Valley has become abuzz with activity. Vehicles can be seen snaking through some major road sections in the Valley leading to traffic jams in busy areas such as New Road, Ason, and Indrachowk

Nepal's tourism minister proposes unshackling travel to revive economy

Nepal Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai said on Thursday that they had proposed four actions to help revitalise the economy even as the fight against the virus continues—increase flight frequency, allow projects to bring foreign technicians, resume domestic flights and open trekking and mountaineering

Nepal records highest single-day infections

Nepal’s coronavirus tally advanced to 51,919 as 1,454 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours

Safety booth to carry COVID patients

Nepal's National Innovation Centre has developed a safe booth to take the COVID-19 patients to hospitals

Nepal PM Oli, former PM Dahal bury the hatchet with joint proposal

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the two co-chairpersons of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), have buried the hatchet and have sent a joint proposal to the party’s Standing Committee members