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Stories about Nepal

Nepal’s wild elephants are also on the move

This year, because of the lack of human movement caused by COVID-19 restrictions, elephant herds shifted the path of annual migration from India into Nepal, marching right through villages.

With shrinking wetlands, population of Nepal's elusive fishing cats is poised to decline

The unique cat species is declining in number as their habitat of wetlands is shrinking, being turned into agricultural and developmental areas.

Rhino population climbs in Nepal thanks to collaboration, conservation and community

"It's a time to rejoice as the number of rhinos has increased to 752. However, habitat degradation bothers me and I wonder if it will be able to hold the...

Nepali migrant worker goes home after spending 40 years in the Indian prison system

Durga Prasad Timsina, who never faced trial for an alleged murder, has been freed on bail after a campaign started by a former cellmate.

Fact-checking in Nepal in the time of pandemic

"There's a tendency to cherry-pick facts and present them to suit a particular agenda."

Digital resources are the key to saving the ‘definitely endangered’ Nepalbhasa language

Community efforts recently led to the launch of an online dictionary containing close to 30,000 entries, making it the largest repository of linguistic data for the Nepalbhasa language to date.

Nepal’s progressive COVID-19 vaccine campaign plagued by ‘infodemic’

"Even doctors and nurses were reluctant to inoculate themselves. Failure to communicate, allay concerns about side effects, and ensure access in remote areas were the main blocks to better coverage."

Lost and found: The struggle to preserve Nepal's linguistic heritage

Parents insist on proficiency in Nepali or English in school to ensure good job prospects for their children; at least 24 indigenous languages in Nepal have become ‘endangered.’

Nepali Times, a leading English-language weekly, starts 2021 by reviving its print edition

Publisher Kunda Dixit says the print edition has brought in revenue and positive feedback from readers.

The favorite dishes of Nepali chef Santosh Shah

The London-based chef became a celebrity after finishing in second place at the BBC's MasterChef: The Professionals.

2020 round-up: COVID-19 in South Asia

The COVID-19 pandemic swamped our coverage in the past 12 months as we highlighted the challenges people faced and the fight against the coronavirus across the region.

New height of Mount Everest announced just as Nepal reopens its tourism sector

The world's highest mountain has grown by 86 centimeters, according to a survey carried out jointly by Nepal and China.

Diary of a Nepali soldier in France

A diary written by a Gurkha sergeant in the British Army in 1914, during World War I, has revealed a whole new side to the Gurkha legend.

Nepal's Sapana Roka Magar, who provides Hindu funeral rites for unclaimed bodies, listed in BBC's 100 Women of 2020

With COVID-19 disproportionally affecting homeless people in Nepalese cities, Sapana's work became vital to this vulnerable population, who are so often deprived of dignified funerals.

Two white snakes, first of their species in the world, found in Nepal

Two white-coloured kraits (Bungarus), discovered during rescue calls in the Province 2, in the southeastern region of Nepal, are first recorded cases in their species in the world.

One young man's protest against Nepal's COVID-19 response

Nepalese activist Iih founded a social movement, went on hunger strikes, and walked 167 km to draw attention to Nepal's poor pandemic response -- as well as help those impacted...

Nepali literature lovers take respite from COVID-19 by celebrating Dashain with new books

"I'm ready to travel to places where I don’t need corona travel guidance and information. Hoping the pages will transport me to different time zones and destinations."

Hunger-striking surgeon struggles to reform Nepal's inadequate health care system

Activist and former senior surgeon Dr. Govinda KC has begun his 19th hunger strike in protest over Nepal's poor public health care and medical education systems.

Border row, trade turmoil and rising Chinese influence send Indo-Nepal ties to lowest ebbs

Nepal finds itself in the line of fire of the China-US trade war and the Indo-China border conflict.

A rare, golden turtle — first of its kind — discovered in Nepal

The recent discovery of a yellow turtle in India drew a lot of attention, but it's not the first time one has been spotted.

About our Nepal coverage

Historical Monuments after the earthquake at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Image by Ajaya Manandhar. Copyright Demotix (25/4/2015)

The earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25 claimed more than 8,000 lives and injured twice as many people. Around 8 million people have been affected with at least 2 million displaced. 1.4 million are in need of food assistance. Reaching remote areas presents a special challenge.

Read our special coverage of the Nepal quake »


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