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Former Nepal PM Oli trains gun on rebel MPs

Days after losing the government,  the CPN-UML, the party headed by Nepal’s former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, is now preparing to take on the rebel MPs responsible for the fall of the government

Nepal: Foreign direct investment drops by 14 percent in FY 20-21

The disruption caused by the Covid-19 coupled with months-long political instability affected the flow of foreign direct investments in the last fiscal 2020-21 of Nepal,  with total FDI recorded a fall of around 14.81 percent in comparison to the previous year

Nepal PM Deuba struggles to expand Cabinet

Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who came to power with a rainbow coalition of several big and small parties, has begun consultations to expand his five-member Cabinet

Nepal organizes special vaccination drive for people with disabilities

The Nepalese government started using Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, donated by the United States, in the national immunization drive from this week

Nepal president rescinds controversial Constitutional Council ordinance

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has on Sunday rescinded the controversial Constitutional Council Act (Amendment) Ordinance on the recommendation of the new government that took office early this week

Nepal's new government cancels 11 ambassadorial appointments

Nepal’s new government scrapped the appointments of eleven ambassadors which were made by the previous Oli government at the eleventh hour

Nepal mulls banning small importers for better monitoring tax evasion

A proposal to ban small importers and only allow businesspeople with good financial credentials to import has sparked anxiety in Nepal’s business community

Sher Bahadur Deuba, Nepal’s new prime minister, emerges as savior of democracy

A new administration took charge of the government in Nepal this week as Sher Bahadur Deuba, 75, became the country’s prime minister for the fifth time following a historic decision by the Supreme Court on Monday that reinstated the Lower House of Parliament

Nepal remains vulnerable to Zika virus outbreak

Health experts in Nepal warned the government over the possible outbreak of the Zika virus--recently detected in the southern Indian state of Kerala--as the virus vector remains present in almost all districts in Nepal

Nepal to get 1.6 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses as donation from Japan

Japan will donate 1.6 million Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses to Nepal through the WHO’s COVAX, which will help the country to provide the second dose to people who had already received the first doses of Covishield

Legal experts question moral authority of Nepal president to continue in post

In the last six months, Nepal’s Supreme Court stuck two major decisions--both involving the dissolution of the House, calling the moves “unconstitutional”

Nepal apex court reinstates parliament; orders to appoint opposition leader PM

Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday reinstated the lower house of parliament--for the second time this year--overturning the government’s earlier decision in May of dissolving the House

Nepal PM Oli says all Nepalis to get vaccine by end 2021

All Nepalis will get vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of this year, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Sunday, assuring the country of the government’s effort to procure vaccines

Nepal gets its own genome-sequencing lab

In a boost to the country’s pandemic response, Nepal’s National Public Health Laboratory has now been equipped to perform genome-sequencing tests that will enable authorities to identify various variants of the Covid-19 virus prevailing in the country

Pay to secure vaccine, just don’t wait for free vaccines: WHO to Nepal

The World Bank, which has committed funds for vaccines, has advised the Nepal government to also procure vaccines available on payment from COVAX

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