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KP Oli sworn in as Nepal's PM days after losing vote of confidence in Parliament; retains Cabinet
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KP Oli sworn in as Nepal's PM days after losing vote of confidence in Parliament; retains Cabinet

Oli will head a minority government as he does not enjoy a majority in Parliament after losing the vote of confidence on Monday

KP Sharma Oli reappointed Nepal prime minister after Opposition fails to form govt
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KP Sharma Oli reappointed Nepal prime minister after Opposition fails to form govt

President Bidya Devi Bhandari had asked the Opposition to come up with the support of majority lawmakers to form a new government by 9 pm Thursday after Oli, 69, lost a crucial trust vote on Monday

Nepal prime minister KP Sharma Oli faces fresh setback, loses vote of confidence in Parliament
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Nepal prime minister KP Sharma Oli faces fresh setback, loses vote of confidence in Parliament

After losing the vote of confidence, Oli is automatically removed from his post. Now the new coalition government will be formed as per the constitutional process, said a senior Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh

China opens Mount Everest’s north side to 38 virus-tested mountaineers
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China opens Mount Everest’s north side to 38 virus-tested mountaineers

The 38 people who were issued Chinese permits to climb the peak must come from parts of China that are at low risk for infection and must show a clean bill of health before attempting the summit.

Along Nepal's Kamala river, cultivation has brought both opportunities and problems for farmers
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Along Nepal's Kamala river, cultivation has brought both opportunities and problems for farmers

Hundreds of families are adapting to sandbank cultivation on both sides of the Kamala. The practice has appeared along a 35-kilometre stretch of the river.

Dry winters, climate change causes Nepal to experience worst wildfires in a decade
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Dry winters, climate change causes Nepal to experience worst wildfires in a decade

More than 2,700 wildfires have been reported in Nepal since November, 14 times higher than in the same period last year.

Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane joins Worcestershire for T20 Blast
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Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane joins Worcestershire for T20 Blast

Sandeep Lamichhane has taken 125 wickets at an average of under 19 apiece in 96 T20s.

Amid continuing pandemic, Nepal expects hundreds of climbers looking to summit highest Himalayan peaks
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Amid continuing pandemic, Nepal expects hundreds of climbers looking to summit highest Himalayan peaks

The spring season, which is popular because of favourable weather, began this month. It extends up to the end of May, when weather deteriorates and climbing becomes dangerous.

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.

Setback for KP Oli as Nepal Supreme Court reinstates dissolved Parliament, orders House session in 13 days
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Setback for KP Oli as Nepal Supreme Court reinstates dissolved Parliament, orders House session in 13 days

The decision comes amidst a power tussle between Oli and his rivals in the ruling communist party, who along with main Opposition Nepali Congress, had challenged the dissolution in court

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 to get 5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China under grant assistance
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Nepal to get 5 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine from China under grant assistance

China's move to supply the coronavirus vaccine to Nepal is being seen as Beijing's efforts to step-up its vaccine diplomacy amid projections from experts that India could become a key player in distributing the jabs to the world

Nepal protests: Former minister among 188 arrested in strike against parliament's dissolution
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Nepal protests: Former minister among 188 arrested in strike against parliament's dissolution

The nationwide general strike in Nepal was called on behalf of a faction of the ruling Communist Party by Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who helped KP Sharma Oli come to power in 2018, but has since become a critic

Nepali climbers return home to hero's welcome after conquering K2 in first-ever winter summit
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Nepali climbers return home to hero's welcome after conquering K2 in first-ever winter summit

The K2 winter summit showed that Nepalis "are now mountaineers in their right", added Dawa Steven Sherpa, who runs Asian Trekking, an expedition company.

Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli removed from ruling NCP's general membership, says rival faction
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Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli removed from ruling NCP's general membership, says rival faction

Nepal plunged into a political crisis on 20 December after Oli, in a surprise move, dissolved the Parliament

Ex-Nepal prime minister Prachanda in Mumbai for ailing wife Sita Dahal's treatment
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Ex-Nepal prime minister Prachanda in Mumbai for ailing wife Sita Dahal's treatment

She has been suffering from progressive supranuclear palsy, a rare brain disorder which has similar symptoms to Parkinson's disease

India’s 'strategic inaction’ might be best policy as China ties itself up in knots trying to untangle Nepal’s mess
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India’s 'strategic inaction’ might be best policy as China ties itself up in knots trying to untangle Nepal’s mess

The grammar of chaos and anarchy that dominates the multi-party democratic system in Nepal is seemingly getting the better of Beijing’s carefully constructed plans.

Nepal crisis: Ready to forget everything if KP Oli accepts mistakes, says chairman of Prachanda-led NCP faction
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Nepal crisis: Ready to forget everything if KP Oli accepts mistakes, says chairman of Prachanda-led NCP faction

Madhav Nepal made the remarks while addressing a massive protest rally organised by his faction in Kathmandu, which was attended by former prime ministers Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and Jhala Nath Khanal

Nepal crisis: China's Guo Yezhou invites Nepali Congress chief Deuba to attend CPC's 100th anniversary
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Nepal crisis: China's Guo Yezhou invites Nepali Congress chief Deuba to attend CPC's 100th anniversary

Yezhou met the Nepal Opposition leader on Tuesday and discussed the latest political developments in the country following the dissolution of Parliament by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli