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Mountain village landslides kill 16 in Nepal, sweep away homes

8:36am EDT

KATHMANDU Landslides triggered by heavy rain swept away dozens of houses and killed at least 16 people in mountainous villages of Nepal on Friday and many people were missing, a home ministry official said.

Nearly a quarter of Nepal's workers lose jobs due to coronavirus - central bank

Aug 13 2020

KATHMANDU Nepali businesses have laid off 22.5% of their workers as measures to contain the novel coronavirus hit tourism and other activities, a senior central bank official said on Thursday, citing a study of the economic impact of the outbreak.

Nearly a quarter of Nepal's workers lose jobs due to coronavirus - cbank

Aug 13 2020

KATHMANDU, Aug 13 Nepali businesses have laid off 22.5% of their workers as measures to contain the novel coronavirus hit tourism and other activities, a senior central bank official said on Thursday, citing a study of the economic impact of the outbreak.

Heavy rains kill four of Nepal family; floods ease in India

Aug 11 2020

KATHMANDU A 35-year-old woman and her three children, aged between four and 11, were killed in western Nepal when heavy rains brought down their mud-and-stone house early on Tuesday, police said.

Bhutan orders first coronavirus lockdown as cases hit 113

Aug 11 2020

Bhutan ordered its first nationwide lockdown on Tuesday after a returning resident tested positive for coronavirus after being discharged from quarantine and coming into close contact with people in the capital Thimphu.

Landslides kill 10 in Nepal as heavy rains take toll in South Asia

Aug 03 2020

KATHMANDU/DHAKA Heavy rain in Nepal triggered landslides on Monday that killed eight labourers at a construction site and two members of a family, taking the toll in floods and landslides to 177 since late May.

Nepal to reopen Everest to climbers despite coronavirus case rise

Jul 30 2020

KATHMANDU Nepal will reopen its Himalayan mountains including Mount Everest to climbers for the autumn season, officials said on Thursday, to boost the tourism-dependent economy despite rising coronavirus infections.

Landslides sweep kill nine people in remote Nepal village

Jul 29 2020

KATHMANDU Landslides triggered by heavy rains killed nine more people in Nepal this week, raising the Himalayan nation’s death toll from floods and landslides to 160 since late May, a government official said on Wednesday.

RPT-Nepal's refiners struggle as India stops refined palm oil imports

Jul 21 2020

KATHMANDU/MUMBAI, July 22 Edible oil refiners in Nepal have all but stopped buying crude palm oil amid surging domestic stockpiles after top buyer India suspended most imports of refined oil from the country, industry officials told Reuters.

Nepal's refiners struggle as India stops refined palm oil imports

Jul 21 2020

KATHMANDU/MUMBAI Edible oil refiners in Nepal have all but stopped buying crude palm oil amid surging domestic stockpiles after top buyer India suspended most imports of refined oil from the country, industry officials told Reuters.

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