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Security guard shoots himself dead at Indian Embassy in Kathmandu
India

Security guard shoots himself dead at Indian Embassy in Kathmandu

According to embassy sources, the deceased - identified as Deepak Singh - allegedly shot himself with his rifle at around 9 am within the embassy premises

Nepal plane crash: Fate of four Indians and 18 others unclear as bad weather hampers rescue efforts
World

Nepal plane crash: Fate of four Indians and 18 others unclear as bad weather hampers rescue efforts

A Nepal Army spokesman said that troops and the helicopter with rescue teams are trying to locate the possible incident site, believed to be in and around Lete, Mustang

Missing Nepal aircraft found in Mustang; plane crashed near Lamche river
World

Missing Nepal aircraft found in Mustang; plane crashed near Lamche river

On Sunday morning, Tara Air's 9 NAET twin-engine aircraft carrying 22 passengers, including four Indians and three Japanese nationals, flying from Pokhara to Jomsom had lost contact after reaching the Lete area of Mustang

Indian national killed, seven injured in oxygen plant explosion in Nepal
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Indian national killed, seven injured in oxygen plant explosion in Nepal

The condition of the injured Indian national is said to be critical, according to Superintendent of Police Siddha Bikram Shah of the Lalitpur Metropolitan Police Range

Nepal's newly-appointed PM Sher Bahadur Deuba set to seek vote of confidence in Parliament today
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Nepal's newly-appointed PM Sher Bahadur Deuba set to seek vote of confidence in Parliament today

Deuba took the oath of office and secrecy on 13 July, a day after a five-member Constitutional Bench of the Supreme Court reinstated the dissolved House of Representatives for the second time in five months

'Can feel the suffering': Sherpa guide uses savings to help colleagues during pandemic
World

'Can feel the suffering': Sherpa guide uses savings to help colleagues during pandemic

About 1,71,000 visitors went trekking in 2019 spending days hiking, eating in cafés, staying in inns and buying gear and equipment. In 2020 and again this year there were hardly any.

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC's play-off match indefinitely postponed, says report
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AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC's play-off match indefinitely postponed, says report

Abahani were scheduled to host Eagles on April 14 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka but the countrywide lockdown due to the pandemic forced the hosts to suspend the match.

After pandemic year, a weary world looks back, and forward
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After pandemic year, a weary world looks back, and forward

A year later, some are dreaming of a return to normal, thanks to vaccines that seemed to materialise as if by magic. Others live in places where the magic seems to be reserved for wealthier worlds.

In a Nepali wetland, a traditional craft helps a community earn a livelihood and keeps invasive weeds in check
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In a Nepali wetland, a traditional craft helps a community earn a livelihood and keeps invasive weeds in check

While such initiatives will not permanently eradicate the invasive plants, uprooting large quantities helps to safeguard the ecosystem.

In photos: The story of Nepal's first, and now nearly forgotten, hydropower project
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In photos: The story of Nepal's first, and now nearly forgotten, hydropower project

This was only 30 years after the installation of the world’s first hydropower plant on Fox river of Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1882, and a year before China built its first hydropower plant in 1912 in Yunnan province.

Nepal political crisis: China tells KP Oli, Prachanda to 'properly handle' disputes and strive for stability
India

Nepal political crisis: China tells KP Oli, Prachanda to 'properly handle' disputes and strive for stability

China on Sunday rushed a high-level delegation to Kathmandu after its ambassador to Nepal failed to achieve a detente between Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and his rival Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda'

High-level Chinese Communist Party delegation arrives in Nepal to 'take stock' of political situation
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High-level Chinese Communist Party delegation arrives in Nepal to 'take stock' of political situation

Beijing appears concerned over Oli's move to dissolve the House of Representatives and the evolving political situation that saw a split within the Nepal Communist Party

Nepal political crisis: Constitutional bench set to hear over dozen petitions challenging KP Oli's move to dissolve Parliament
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Nepal political crisis: Constitutional bench set to hear over dozen petitions challenging KP Oli's move to dissolve Parliament

Nepal plunged into a political crisis after President Bidya Devi Bhandari dissolved the Parliament and announced dates for mid-term elections at the recommendation of prime minister KP Oli on Sunday, sparking protests from a section of the ruling party and various opposition parties, including Nepali Congress

As political crisis in Nepal deepens, India-China tug of war over Hindu nation set to intensify
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As political crisis in Nepal deepens, India-China tug of war over Hindu nation set to intensify

With China keeping no secret about its influence on Nepal politicians, India is unlikely to hold back in ensuring Kathmandu remains an ally and part of its sphere of influence.

Border disputes emerge between China and Nepal: A primer on historical context, attempts to resolve differences
World

Border disputes emerge between China and Nepal: A primer on historical context, attempts to resolve differences

Nepal and China have both denied the encroachments that were mentioned in the recent reported survey and they have decided to solve the dispute in an amicable way

R&AW chief's 'covert' visit to Nepal PM creates stir; Oppn diss KP Sharma Oli, calls move improper, objectionable
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R&AW chief's 'covert' visit to Nepal PM creates stir; Oppn diss KP Sharma Oli, calls move improper, objectionable

R&W chief chief Samant Kumar Goel's late night visit comes on the heels of a controversial cabinet reshuffle in Nepal which left the ruling NCP more divided than before

India, Nepal hold high-level talks to review progress of bilateral development projects
India

India, Nepal hold high-level talks to review progress of bilateral development projects

Reconstruction of earthquake-affected houses and operationalisation of a cross-border petroleum products pipeline were among the projects discussed

As KP Oli prorogues Parliament in bid to hang on to power, a look at how Nepal PM finds himself in this position
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As KP Oli prorogues Parliament in bid to hang on to power, a look at how Nepal PM finds himself in this position

Nepal's domestic politics is in some ways comparable to Bihar's internal politics: There are no permanent enemies and no permanent friends

Nepal prime minister KP Oli admitted to hospital after complaining of chest pain; govt says it's a routine check-up
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Nepal prime minister KP Oli admitted to hospital after complaining of chest pain; govt says it's a routine check-up

His press advisor Surya Thapa tweeted on social media that the hospitalisation was a part of his regular health check-ups.

Coronavirus Outbreak: In Kathmandu, ancient stone water spouts offer solace during lockdown
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Coronavirus Outbreak: In Kathmandu, ancient stone water spouts offer solace during lockdown

Kathmandu's ancient water distribution system through stone spouts provides both water and arena for social theatre.