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Nepal's new government cancels 11 ambassadorial appointments

Kahmandu: Nepal’s new government scrapped the appointments of eleven ambassadors which were made by the previous Oli government at the eleventh hour. Nine among them were political appointees and the rest two were the officers of the foreign service.

Nepal’s transit deal with China makes no progress even after five years

Kathmandu: It has been five years since Nepal-China Transit and Transportation Agreement was signed but Kathmandu and Beijing have been unable to make headway in a much-touted bilateral deal, media reports said on Tuesday.

Nepal: Sher Bahadur Deuba appointed as new PM

Kathmandu: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba was appointed as the new Prime Minister of the country on Tuesday.

Nepal fails to procure enough oxygen concentrators

Last week the Nepal government issued guidelines for establishing and operating oxygen cylinders in districts, mandating a stock of oxygen concentrators sufficient for 20 percent of the hospital beds in each district. However, the existing supply is not enough for maintaining the threshold set up by the government.

Nepal: Restrictions eased in Kathmandu; public transport resumes

Authorities in Nepal have eased restrictions in the capital Kathmandu, and the nearby regions, allowing public transport with certain conditions. Restrictions have been in place in the Kathmandu region for almost two months now amid the second wave of the Covid-19.

Nepali migrant workers hit by Gulf countries’ vaccine norms

Major labor destination countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates are tightening their respective norms for the entry of foreign workforces, putting the jobs of thousands of workers, who are yet to receive their vaccines, at risk.

Democracy at risk in Nepal, says leader of opposition

Kathmandu: The dissolution of the House of Representatives of parliament has put democracy at risk in Nepal, said Nepal's former prime minister and leader of opposition Sher Bahadur Deuba, whose claim to form the government was rejected by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on 22 May.  Last month, Bhandari had dissolved the lower house of parliament despite getting support letters from a majority of MPs.

Nepal president appoints 20 to constitutional bodies under controversial ordinance

Kathmandu: Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday appointed 20 people to eleven constitutional commissions under a controversial ordinance that has remained challenged in the country’s Supreme Court for the last six months.

Pregnant women most at risk in Nepal’s landslide-hit areas

Recent floods and subsequent landslide incidents in Nepal’s northern areas have displaced thousands and destroyed many homes. Several dozens of villages have been cut off as floods swept away many motorable roads and bridges in the country. However, pregnant women are most at risk; many of them are underage and needed evacuation to Kathmandu.

Nepal apex court gives another jolt to PM Oli, scraps appointments of 20 ministers

Kathmandu: In what is seen as yet another big jolt to Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, the country’s Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an interim order scrapping the appointments of 20 ministers to the council of ministers.

Nepal PM claims yoga originated in Nepal; says ‘there was no country like India then’

Kathmandu: In what seems yet another contentious claim, Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli has said on Monday that yoga originated in Nepal and “there was no country like India in the past”.

Nepal: New mutant of Delta variant found

Authorities in Nepal have confirmed the prevalence of highly infectious K417N, a sub-lineage of B.1.617.2, known as the Delta variant of the coronavirus, in the country. The mutation is also known as Delta plus.

Nepal to resume more flights to ease travel for migrant workers

Authorities in Nepal have decided to resume flights to six more countries that have significant Nepali migrant workers, including Japan and Malaysia, reported The Himalayan Times. 

Daily wagers hit hard in Nepal’s Lumbini

When the cases of the coronavirus were surging in Nepal, authorities had imposed a strict lockdown across the country, forcing many out of work. Daily wagers have been hit the hardest, especially when they received no relief from the government.

Nepalis living in Africa launch joint ventures in Nepal

Around 100 Non-Resident Nepalis (NRN) living in various countries in Africa have come together to form the NRN Africa Ventures Limited with an aim to invest in different sectors in their native country.