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Heavy monsoons trigger flash floods, landslides in Bhutan and Nepal

Heavy monsoons triggered flash floods and washed away a remote mountain camp in Bhutan, killing 10 people and injuring five. In neighbouring Nepal, at least three dead and seven missing, authorities said. When the incident occurred villagers in Bhutan were collecting cordyceps, a fungus used in medicine, were sleeping when the floodwaters hit just after […]

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Coronavirus outbreak in Nepal could be even worse than India’s

Nepali authorities reported 8,227 new daily cases and 190 deaths, with the country’s total case tally approaching 488,700. The rate of 29 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the last week has overtaken India’s 21. “We are running out of oxygen and hospital beds, we have a huge lack of health workers,” says Dr. Samir […]

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Pillars demarcing the international border between China and Nepal are vanishing: Report

The pillars that demarcate the border between Nepal and China have been vanishing. It appears to be yet another example of growing Chinese belligerence and a complete disregard to the international border by Beijing. Raising red flags, the Nepalese Home Ministry reported the incident in village-Vigu of District-Daulkha to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. […]

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Covid-19 Mount Everest: China to draw ‘border’ on Everest with Nepal to prevent climbers from mingling

China says it will set up a “line of separation” at the summit of Mount Everest in order to prevent climbers mingling with others from Nepal. It comes less than a week after mountaineers and authorities at base camp in Nepal warned of rising cases of Covid among climbers. Everest stands on the border between […]

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Nepal asks Mount Everest climbers to return oxygen canisters amid oxygen shortage, surging cases

Nepal has asked mountain climbers to return back oxygen canisters, as the nation grapples with a second wave of the coronavirus. The country issued climbing permits to more than 700 climbers for 16 Himalayan peaks, including 408 to Mount Everest for the April-May climbing season in a bid to get the mountaineering industry and tourism […]

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Mount Everest: Coronavirus outbreak hits the top of the world

Climbers rejoiced when Nepal decided to reopen its side of Mount Everest this year, but reports suggest even the world’s highest peak isn’t safe from the spread of coronavirus. Some climbers there have now reported testing positive, despite the Nepali government saying there are no infections on Everest. Erland Ness, a Norwegian climber who was […]

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Mount Everest: Norwegian climber becomes 1st to test Covid-19 positive on world’s tallest peak

At least one person climbing the Mount Everest in Nepal tested positive for Covid-19, just weeks after the world’s tallest peak reopened to climbers following a year of closure. The Norwegian climber Erlend Ness was isolated in hospital for eight nights due to the virus. Reports say a sherpa in his party had also tested […]

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Nepal battles worst wildfires in almost a decade as air quality dips

Forest fires in Nepal killed five people so far as fires have been ranging since January this year, said Sundar Sharma, a senior official of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, on Friday. Nepal has been battling its worst forest fires in years, officials said, with smoke wafting across its mountains and souring […]

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Bahraini prince under investigation for ‘donating’ Covid-19 vaccine to Mount Everest villagers

Nepal is investigating how a Bahraini prince was able to take Covid-19 vaccine into the country without permission Mohamed Hamad Mohamed al-Khalifa arrived in Nepal on Monday, with about 2,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Importing drugs into Nepal needs prior approval. The Bahraini embassy told Nepalese media that the prince’s team wanted to donate […]

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Thousands march to protest fresh elections and dissolution of parliament in Nepal

Thousands of people marched through the streets of Kathmandu on Tuesday urging Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli to reverse his decision to dissolve parliament and call for early elections. The protesters, who say his decision on December 20 was unconstitutional, rallied outside his office despite coronavirus curbs on gatherings. Oli says internal squabbling and a lack […]

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Dissolution of Nepal Parliament year ahead of schedule triggers large-scale rallies against Prime Minister Oli

Nepal’s president dissolved its parliament on Sunday at the request of the 68-year-old Prime Minister K.P.Sharma Oli and announced general elections would be held more than a year ahead of schedule, prompting about a dozen petitions in the country’s top court. Police detained about a dozen protesters near Oli’s office to prevent large-scale rallies against him. […]

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Mount Everest is 86 centimeters higher than previously thought: Nepal, China joint survey announce revised height

China and Nepal jointly announced a new height for Mount Everest, putting an end to controversy surrounding the exact height of the highest point in the world. The new official height is 8,848.86 metres, according to Chinese state media Xinhua News Agency. The new height would be based on trigonometric and GPS measurements carried out […]