'Amphan' intensifies into super cyclone over eastern India, Bangladesh

The India Meteorological Department on Monday said that extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan over the west and central parts of Bay of Bengal has intensified into a "super cyclone" with wind speed above 200 km per hour

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Maldives confirms second local case of COVID-19

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Taliban rejects Kabul peace force as ‘inconclusive’

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Bangladesh ready to work with UK

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed sadness for her British counterpart Boris Johnson, who has been infected with coronavirus, and said that her government is ready to work closely with the United Kingdom (UK) government to overcome the challenge that has risen due to the outbreak of the lethal virus across the globe

Government allocates rice for the poor amid shutdown

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Informal sector workers hit hard by lockdown

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Call to provide help to Nepali students in Australia

Five umbrella organisations of education consultancies working for Nepali students in Nepal and Australia have issued a joint press release, requesting the Government of Australia, Embassy of Australia in Nepal, Australian High Commission in India, Australian education providers, Australian communities, Embassy of Nepal in Australia and other stakeholders to provide necessary support to Nepali students in Australia in this hour of global

Fifth COVID-19 case confirmed in Nepal

The fifth case of coronavirus was confirmed in a 19-year-old girl, a resident of Baglung

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The Tirupati man and understanding strategic deterrence

The COVID-19 lockdown ruminations continue.  There are some concepts in the world of international power play that are difficult to comprehend, even for us normal adults

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Miss Nepal calls for action to help migrant workers stranded at Nepal-India border

Miss Nepal World 2018 Shrinkhala Khatiwada is indeed a beauty with a purpose. She has lent her voice to the issues of migrants stranded on the Nepal-India border, showing her support for CNN Hero…