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Nepal heads to surprise election next year after PM loses ground

Nepal heads to surprise election next year after PM loses ground

Nepal's president dissolved parliament on Sunday at the request of Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli's cabinet and announced that general elections would be held in April and May, more than a year ahead of schedule.

Nepal to provide free Covid-19 tests and treatment as cases surge

Nepal to provide free Covid-19 tests and treatment as cases surge

Nepal will provide free Covid-19 tests and treatment, an aide to the prime minister said on Tuesday, as the total number of infections was set to cross the 200,000 mark.

Nepal Prime Minister's advisers test positive for Covid-19

Nepal Prime Minister's advisers test positive for Covid-19

Three advisers to Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Saturday they had tested positive for Covid-19, which has claimed the lives of 528 people in the country.

China, Nepal to build Tibet-Kathmandu rail link

China, Nepal to build Tibet-Kathmandu rail link

Nepal is seeking closer ties and much-needed energy and infrastructure investment from China.

Nepal PM to seek investment on first official China trip

Nepal PM to seek investment on first official China trip

Oli praised China's economic support for Nepal, one of the region's poorest countries and sandwiched between the two Asian giants.

Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on Wednesday vowed to rebuild speed up reconstruction efforts during an event to mark the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed 9,000 people.

Nepal PM Oli seeks to improve relations with India

Nepal PM Oli seeks to improve relations with India

KP Sharma Oli, who came to power after elections in February, is leading a 45-member delegation to New Delhi, which has traditionally been the first international stop for Nepal's prime ministers.

Former Nepal central bank chief named as finance minister

Former Nepal central bank chief named as finance minister

Yubaraj Khatiwada, who had served as governor of the central bank, Nepal Rastra Bank, is a monetary policy expert and an alumnus of the Delhi School of Economics in neighbouring India.

Nepal's former rebels agree to unite with ruling party

Nepal's former rebels agree to unite with ruling party

Leaders of the two Nepalese communist parties that formed an electoral alliance and won the largest number of seats in parliamentary polls last year have agreed to merge their parties, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Nepali PM appears likely to lose no-confidence vote

Nepali PM appears likely to lose no-confidence vote

Two more parties abandoned Nepal's ruling coalition ahead of a no-confidence vote later Sunday against prime minister K.P. Sharma Oli that he appears likely to lose.