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Supreme Court crisis continues in Nepal as tainted top judge sticks to position

The crisis in Nepal’s Supreme Court, over the demand of the resignation of Chief Justice Cholender Shumsher Rana, continued for the third week as the top judge, who has been facing serious allegations of compromising the institutional integrity, has reportedly been refusing to resign

Nepal allows the import of GM crops

Nepal has allowed the import of a few genetically modified crops, partially relaxing the complete ban put eight years ago, amid intense lobbying from the country’s poultry industry

Nepal to launch cholera vaccination drive after outbreak kills six

Nepali will soon launch a cholera vaccination drive after a deadly outbreak that started early last month killed at least six people and affected over a thousand so far in several villages

Nepal’s apex court judges refuse work, demand resignation of tainted Chief Justice

Nepal Bar Association, the umbrella body of the country’s lawyers, has now given a five-day deadline to Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher Rana to step down

Nepal’s Supreme Court’s judges revolt against Chief Justice facing integrity questions

Serious trouble has been brewing in Nepal’s top court after its judges on Monday refused to attend the meeting called by Chief Justice Cholender Shumsher Rana, who has been facing allegations of compromising the integrity of the judiciary

Nearly 30 killed, dozens missing in deadly floods in Kerala

At least 27 people have been killed in floods in southern India's Kerala state after heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, cutting off towns and villages

Nepal to buy 6 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines

The Nepali government is all set to sign a deal to procure 6 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines through a non-disclosure agreement, a media report said

Four killed in Nepal as clashes erupt during anti-encroachment drive

At least four people died and over a dozen were injured in Nepal after clashes broke out between police and people during an anti-encroachment drive to clear a government-owned land, media reports say

Nepal: Landslides, rains damage road bridges worth over $25 million

The prolonged rainy season and landslides this year have damaged several roads and bridges in Nepal, with the estimated losses running over $25 million, recording an increase of almost 33 percent in comparison to the year

2790 Nepalis faked documents to get jobs in Israel

The Nepal government had last month issued a notification announcing the recruitment of overseas job vacancies in Israel for trained caregivers and other jobs

Nepal’s foreign exchange reserves under pressure amid increasing imports and fall in remittances

Nepal's trade deficit increased by 70.6 percent, touching around $1.1 billion, in the first month of the current fiscal year as imports surged to  $1.278 billion and remittances fell around 18 percent to $466 million, putting pressure on the country’s foreign exchange reserves

Government shutdown ends in Nepal; Parliament passes revised budget

Nepali Parliament on Thursday passed the country’s annual budget which was approved hours later by President Bidya Devi Bhandari, effectively ending the government shutdown which lasted slightly over a week

Nepal government faces shutdown, budget deadlock continues

Nepal has stopped all government spendings since Wednesday as the government failed to pass the budget amid a political row with the main opposition party seeking suspension of 14 of its lawmakers who switched the party

Nepal PM heads 17 out of 21 ministries, struggles to expand cabinet two months after government formation

Almost two months after Sher Bahadur Deuba formed the government in Nepal with the support of a rainbow coalition of political parties, he is yet to expand his cabinet, drawing criticism from the public as he heads almost 17 out of the total 21 ministries

After China rebuff, US climate envoy Kerry pins hope on India for climate change funding initiative

US President Joe Biden's Special Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, is to visit India next week to launch an initiative for mobilising funds for battling climate change ahead of the UN climate change conference next month, according to the State Department