Normally, the animals are fed by devotees at Nepal’s most revered Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu. But last month, the government ordered a lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus and the animals now risk starvation.
Advocacy groups including Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty warn that cramped accommodation and inadequate sanitation endanger migrant workers across the Gulf, who may not have access to healthcare.
Any attempts to revive this long-planned alliance will be ineffective in trying to counter China, and instead will simply be viewed as an alliance of Islamophobes.
Chinese premier Xi Jinping visited Nepal recently, where China’s influence has grown rapidly, prompting Washington to push back – but is it ‘too little, too late’?
"Private is Political –– Vagina Monologues 4.0," a Nepali rendition, gives life to real stories about harassment in the South Asian nation, in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Nepal has enjoyed a degree of political and economic stability over the last few years but a clash between a renegade party and the government could endanger the calm.
Wrongly convicted as young men for bombing attacks on Delhi and Rajasthan, three men return home to find they have lost families and livelihoods.
Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak.
The crash occurred while the plane belonging to Summit Air was trying to take off from Lukla for Kathmandu.
Television channels said the storm and accompanying heavy rainfall, uprooted trees and electric and telephone poles, crushing some people to death.
Police say another 15 people were hurt when a bus on educational tour plunged down a mountainous slope and rolled about 1,640 feet in western Nepal.
Nepal is a staging ground for China and India's military dominance of South Asia. So what role can Nepal play as it is stuck between a rock and a hard place?
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