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Nepal PM Oli back on saddle

Kathmandu, May 13 -- Even by Prime Minister K P Oli's standards, this was risky brinkmanship: three days after he lost a confidence vote in Parliament he remains in office after dividing the other par... Read More


Nepal's first hydropower from a glacial lake

Kathmandu, May 9 -- From the edge of the terminal moraine of the Langtang Lirung Glacier, there is a 360 degree view of icy peaks, and below is the monastery town of Kyanjin blanketed in overnight sno... Read More


Nepal is a hotbed of virus and politics

Kathmandu, May 6 -- The most glaring failure of the past year has been the state's abdication of responsibility towards public welfare and safety during the country's unprecedented health emergency. ... Read More


Langtang copes with quake and Covid

Kathmandu, April 21 -- After attending a night-long vigil for a dead relative, Karma Tamang was taking a nap in a room in his Panorama Guest House in Kyanjin when he was woken up by violent shaking. ... Read More


Nepal is going up in smoke

Kathmandu, March 28 -- There were already indications in December that the wildfire season in the Himalaya was starting early. There had been no rain for three months, and the forests were already bur... Read More