Nepal’s Supreme Court orders reinstatement of Parliament

Order came after cases filed with the court said PM Oli’s decision to dissolve the legislature last December was unconstitutional. Nepal’s Supreme Court has ordered the reinstatement of Parliament, which was dissolved in December last year – a ruling that is likely to thrust the Himalayan nation into a political crisis. Monday’s court order came […]

Nepal bans three Indian climbers for faking Mt Everest summit

Climbers Narender Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Goswami and their team leader Naba Kumar Phukon banned from climbing Nepal’s mountains for six years. Nepal has revoked the Everest summit certificates of two Indian climbers for faking their 2016 ascent, and banned them and their team leader from mountaineering in the country for six years, officials […]

Nepal economy hit as global warming bares snow-covered peaks

Over the 12 years that Baburam Giri has worked as a hotel cook in the village of Dhampus – a major tourist draw with its views of the towering Annapurna mountain range – winters have become less snowy. “The snowfall we had five years ago was more than 2 feet deep – but we didn’t […]

Rival communist faction strikes over Nepal Parliament dissolution

At least 77 protesters arrested in Kathmandu, police say, during nationwide strike over government dissolving Parliament and seeking fresh polls. At least 77 protesters, including a former minister, have been arrested in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, police said, as a nationwide strike was staged over the government dissolving Parliament and seeking fresh polls amid a pandemic-induced […]

‘Bigger than World Cup’: Nepal climber on first K2 winter ascent

Team that made the first winter summit of the world’s second tallest peak returns home to a heroes’ welcome. A team of Nepali climbers that made the first winter summit of K2, the world’s second tallest peak, has returned to a heroes’ welcome from crowds of well-wishers. The 10 men, who climbed the 8,611-metre (28,251-foot) […]

Nepal’s caretaker PM removed from governing Communist party

Decision was in protest against his abrupt move in December to dissolve Parliament and call for an early general election. Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has been removed from the country’s governing Communist party, his opponents said, in protest against his abrupt move in December to dissolve Parliament and call for an […]

Thousands in Nepal protest against dissolution of Parliament

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli dismissed the legislature in December, accusing members of his own party of noncooperation. Three former Nepali prime ministers joined thousands of demonstrators on Friday to protest against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s abrupt move to dissolve Parliament and call snap elections. Oli dismissed the legislature in December, accusing members of […]

To counter China, India pursues vaccine diplomacy in South Asia

India will give millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccine to South Asian countries in the next few weeks, government sources said, drawing praise from the country’s neighbours and pushing back against China’s dominating presence in the region. Free shipments of AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, the world’s biggest producer of vaccines, […]

‘United like brothers’: How 10 Nepali climbers made K2 history

Nepali team overcame ‘really horrendous’ conditions to become the first to summit world’s second-highest mountain in winter. The members of a Nepali climbing team who made history at the weekend by becoming the first to scale the world’s second-highest mountain – Pakistan’s K2 – in the winter season have said they battled hurricane-force winds and […]

Nepali team first to top K2, world’s 2nd tallest peak, in winter

A team of Nepalese climbers made history by scaling the world’s second-highest peak – Pakistan’s K2 – in the winter season, a local Alpine Club official said, on the same afternoon a Spanish mountaineer fell and died lower down the perilous mountain. The secretary of Pakistan’s Alpine Club, Karrar Haideri, said 10 Nepali sherpas reached […]

Nepal: Pro-monarchy protesters clash with police in Kathmandu

Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Monday witnessed clashes between riot police and protesters, who are demanding a return of the monarchy. Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on Monday witnessed clashes between riot police and hundreds of protesters, who are demanding a return of the monarchy that was abolished in 2008 following the end of 10 years of armed […]

Thousands protest in Nepal against PM dissolving Parliament

Protesters reject December 20 decision as unconstitutional as they rally outside PM Oli’s office despite coronavirus curbs on gatherings. Thousands of opponents of Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli marched through the streets of the capital Kathmandu urging him to reverse his decision to dissolve Parliament and call for early elections. Defying coronavirus restrictions […]

Chinese delegation meets Nepal PM amid political crisis

Senior Chinese Communist Party leader holds talks with PM Oli and President Bhandari as the ruling communist party on the verge of split. A Chinese delegation reportedly held talks with Nepali Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli and President Bidya Devi Bhandari in Kathmandu on Sunday in a first diplomatic step by the neighbouring power […]

Why did Mount Everest’s height change?

Here is why China and Nepal agree on a new standard height for Mount Everest. The world’s highest mountain is now officially a little higher – and that might not be the end of the story. China and Nepal agreed this week on a new standard height for Mount Everest, the rugged Himalayan peak that […]

Mt Everest: Nepal, China announce revised height at 8,848 metres

Nepal and China jointly announce a revised height for Mount Everest after separately spending months measuring the world’s tallest peak. China and Nepal have 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 […]

Nepal’s female soldiers break taboos to tackle COVID crisis

Female soldiers have been tasked with carrying corpses in Kathmandu – a task considered taboo in the Himalayan nation. Four female soldiers in protective gear lift the body of a coronavirus victim at the Pashupati crematorium in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, and hand it over to crematory workers – a scene unimaginable in the conservative country […]

Nepal stalling prosecutions on war crimes: HRW #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

The rights group urges government to pursue conflict-era human rights cases and ensure no amnesty granted to gross rights violations. Nepal’s authorities are preventing police and prosecutors from pursuing wartime crimes from the conflict between Maoist rebels and the state which ended in 2006, contributing to a culture of impunity, Human Rights Watch said on […]

Diwali 2020: When is it and how is it celebrated? #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

This November millions of people around the world will celebrate light over darkness amid the coronavirus pandemic. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists around the world. Its date changes every year and commemorates different things depending on local tradition and culture. This year celebrations […]

Diwali 2020: When is it and how is it celebrated? #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

This November, millions of people around the world will celebrate light over darkness amid the coronavirus pandemic. Diwali, also known as the festival of lights, is the biggest festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists around the world. Its date changes every year and commemorates different things depending on local tradition and culture. This year celebrations […]

Nepal police break up religious rally amid coronavirus surge

Police in Nepal used tear gas and water cannon to break up a religious rally that defied a government ban on public gatherings imposed to stop the flow of the coronavirus. Despite the ban, some 2,000 residents poured into a major thoroughfare of Lalitpur, near Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, on Thursday to pull a chariot of […]