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Strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0 strikes Nepal

The landlocked country of Nepal woke to a strong earthquake at 5:19 am local time today. According to various agencies, the quake had a magnitude between 4.9 and 6.0 and struck approximately 60km north east of capital Kathmandu in the Sindhupalchok district, near the border with China’s Tibet region.. The quake was widely felt within […]

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Pathao and Gokada founder, Fahim Saleh found dismembered in luxury New York apartment

The founder of Nigeria’s Gokada ride-hailing app was found decapitated and dismembered in a luxury New York apartment with a power saw plugged in nearby on late Tuesday. The police in a statement confirmed the death of Fahim Saleh and deemed it a homicide. Detectives found Saleh’s torso near a power saw and later discovered […]

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‘Lord Ram is Nepali’: Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli claims Ayodhya is in Nepal

Ayodhya, the holy city where Hindus believe is the birthplace of Lord Ram, is actually a small village near Kathmandu, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli claimed on Monday speaking at cultural programme. Mr. Oli also stated that Lord Ram is Nepali not Indian. “We have been oppressed a bit culturally. Facts have encroached. We […]

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Flash floods and landslides kill at least 40 in Nepal, many missing

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal. Twenty people were killed and at least 13 others were missing in Myagdi district, 200 km northwest of the capital Kathmandu, where several houses were destroyed on Friday. “Rescuers are looking for those who are still […]

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Nepal blocks transmission of Indian news channels for hurting national sentiments

Nepal stopped the transmission of all Indian private news channels after accusing them of airing reports hurting the country’s sentiments. “We have stopped the distribution of all Indian news channels except Doordarshan,” Dinesh Subedi, the chairman of Multi-System Operator (MSO), foreign channel distributor said. “We have halted distribution of India’s private news channels as they […]

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Hundreds protest against Nepal government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis

Police in Nepal arrested 10 people, including seven foreigners, on Saturday as demonstrations against the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis continued with hundreds of protesters gathering in the capital city Kathmandu, officials said. The Himalayan nation imposed a complete lockdown in March after reporting its second confirmed coronavirus case. But the number of infections […]

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Nepal Parliament tables bill to formalise new map with Indian territory

The move to update Nepal’s new map — which includes a stretch of land high in the mountains that India claims as its own — has gathered momentum, with the ruling Left alliance moving a constitution amendment bill today. The opposition Nepali Congress has said it would vote in favour of the amendment, amid friction […]

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Indian virus more lethal than Chinese, Italian: Nepal PM’s attack India

While unveiling a new Nepal map with disputed territory with India, Prime Minister KP Oli delivered a new shocker in his offensive against India. “Virus from India looks more lethal than Chinese and Italian,” Mr Oli said in a speech in parliament, blaming India for the spread of coronavirus cases in his country. “Those who […]

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Nepal’s new map features parts of disputed territory with India

Nepal’s Cabinet has endorsed a new political map showing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura under its territory, amidst a border dispute with India. The move announced by Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali came weeks after he said that efforts were on to resolve the border issue with India through diplomatic initiatives. Nepal’s ruling Nepal Communist […]

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SAARC leaders hold unprecedented conference to combat Novel Coronavirus

The SAARC nations — India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka — held a conference to discuss the “roadmap to fight the challenge of COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus”. The meet was chaired by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He suggested for the creation of an emergency fund with “voluntary contributions” to counter the […]

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Nepal shuts Mount Everest for climbers over coronavirus fears

Nepal has closed all of its Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest this climbing season because of fears of the coronavirus outbreak, a government minister said on Friday. Nepal, home to eight of the world’s 14 highest mountains including Mount Everest, earns about $4.4 million a year in permit fees from climbers aiming to scale the […]

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Two Nepali, four South Korean trekkers missing after an avalanche hit Nepal

At least six people have gone missing after an avalanche hit a trekking route on a Himalayan mountain in north-west Nepal, officials say. The avalanche struck near a base camp in the Annapurna region after heavy snowfall on Friday. Four South Koreans – all volunteer teachers – and at least two Nepali guides are among […]