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Kotgarh region of Shimla district had a lean crop this season so growers with smaller orchards managed harvesting on their own.(Deepak Sansta/HT file photo)

Nepalese labour shortage amid Covid curbs, strained ties upsets Himachal’s applecart

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla, Shimla:
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Apart from travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s strained relations with Nepal over the recent border dispute has hit the movement of skilled migrant workers from the neighbouring country
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Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli at the parliament.(Reuters File Photo)
Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli at the parliament.(Reuters File Photo)

Nepal to send updated map to India, international community, says minister

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 10:56 AM IST
The ministry has asked the department of measurement to print 4,000 copies of the updated version of Nepal’s map in English language and send it to the international community.
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Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli is facing pressure to quit.(Reuters File Photo)
Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli is facing pressure to quit.(Reuters File Photo)

Nepal’s political turmoil may get new twist as Madhesi party gets poll panel nod

By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 02:35 PM IST
Though it has supported the constitutional amendment bill passed by the Nepal government to change the country’s map, the JSPN has been against a new citizenship amendment bill being pushed by the Oli government.
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Nepal has recorded over 4,360 cases and 15 deaths due to the disease.(ANI)
Nepal has recorded over 4,360 cases and 15 deaths due to the disease.(ANI)

Nepal government to ease coronavirus lockdown in some areas

By Press Trust of India | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 04:20 PM IST
A Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to change the modality of the lockdown in an attempt to gradually resume economic activities, sources said.
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The Cabinet meeting held on Saturday decided to extend the lockdown. Meanwhile, the government has also decided to suspend all domestic and international flights until June 30.(AFP)
The Cabinet meeting held on Saturday decided to extend the lockdown. Meanwhile, the government has also decided to suspend all domestic and international flights until June 30.(AFP)

Nepal extends coronavirus lockdown till June 14

By Press Trust of India | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The country on Saturday registered its highest single-day surge in coronavirus cases with 189 new infections, taking the Covid-19 tally in the country to over 1,400.
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Climbers await rescue after an avalanche hit in Deurali, Nepal January 18, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken January 18, 2020. Simrik Air/Captain Ananda Thapa.(CAPT. ANANDA THAPA/via REUTERS)
Climbers await rescue after an avalanche hit in Deurali, Nepal January 18, 2020 in this picture obtained from social media. Picture taken January 18, 2020. Simrik Air/Captain Ananda Thapa.(CAPT. ANANDA THAPA/via REUTERS)

Nepal government resumes search for 4 trekkers, 3 guides missing in avalanche

By Press Trust of India | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:53 AM IST
The avalanche happened at an altitude of 3,230 m (10,600ft) about 150 km (93 miles) north-west of Kathmandu.
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Mountaineer Priyanka Mohite at the Mt Makalu, the fifth-highest peak in the world.
Mountaineer Priyanka Mohite at the Mt Makalu, the fifth-highest peak in the world.

When the mountains call, be responsible, says Satara-based mountaineer Priyanka Mohite

By Sanchita Kalra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 08:44 PM IST
Mohite who recently climbed Mt Makalu, the fifth-highest peak in the world, talks to us about her achievement, receiving praises from Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar and importance of maintaining a clean environment on the mountains.
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Workers from a recycling company load the garbage collected and brought from Mount Everest in Kathmandu, Nepal June 5, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
Workers from a recycling company load the garbage collected and brought from Mount Everest in Kathmandu, Nepal June 5, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

Nepal finds 4 corpses, tonnes of garbage in cleanliness drive on Mount Everest

By Pres Trust of India | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 09:39 PM IST
Of the total 11,000 kg rubbish, 1,000 kg was brought down from the Everest on the first day of the cleaning campaign.
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(HT File)
(HT File)

Police have no procedure to verify criminal record of Nepalese in Ludhiana

By Tarsem Singh Deogan | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2018 11:52 AM IST
The police department renders helpless in case any Nepalese flees back to his country after committing crime.
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Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (L) chats with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 21, 2018.(AFP File Photo)
Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (L) chats with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 21, 2018.(AFP File Photo)

Nepal scraps $1.5-billion dam project with China

By Anil Giri | Hindustan Times, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 07:10 PM IST
The proposed 750-MW West Seti hydropower project in western Nepal was considered one of the major Chinese ventures in Nepal, which has signed up for the Belt and Road Initiative.
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The pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibetan region of China is considered holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.(PTI File Photo)
The pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibetan region of China is considered holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.(PTI File Photo)

Over 1,500 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims from India stranded in Nepal, 100 evacuated

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2018 07:47 PM IST
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said about 525 pilgrims are stranded in Simikot, 550 in Hilsa and another 500 are stuck in Tibet side.
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The wooden bridge between India and Nepal comes as a sigh of relief for the Indian villagers.(HT PHOTO)
The wooden bridge between India and Nepal comes as a sigh of relief for the Indian villagers.(HT PHOTO)

Bridges built to help stranded villagers reach Vyans valley

By Badri Kasniyal | Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:01 PM IST
The Border Roads Organisation constructed the bridges after tracks linking Dharchula with the Vyans valley were damaged.
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Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (R) receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Pant University of Agriculture and Technology chancellor KK Paul in Pantnagar on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (R) receives an honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Pant University of Agriculture and Technology chancellor KK Paul in Pantnagar on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Oli keen on ties with Pantnagar varsity for farm growth in Nepal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2018 09:31 PM IST
Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Sunday expressed interest in joining hands with the Pant University of Agriculture and Technology to boost the agro sector in the Himalayan nation
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