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  • Why menstrual stigma continues to claim lives in Nepal
    Kathmandu, Nepal - In Nepal's far western Achham, a remote arid region where farming villages dot the foothills of the Himalayas, government and aid workers have walked from door to door for nearly a decade to advocate against chauupadi, an ancient Hindu ritual where women are banished from their ...

  • Nepal: Transitional Justice, Accountability Stalled
    (New York) – The Nepali government held local, provincial, and national elections in 2017, following longtime political instability and debate over new provinces, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018. However, despite some halting progress on transitional justice for abuses during the ...

  • China Activates Historic Himalayan Link To Nepal
    On 10 January 2018, China Telecom activated a long-awaited terrestrial link to the landlocked country of Nepal. The new fiber optic connection, which traverses the Himalayan mountain range, alters a significant aspect of Nepal's exclusive dependency on India, shifting the balance of power (at least for ...

  • Nepal's Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Stunting in Children
    A global effort to reduce the number of stunted children worldwide from the current estimate of at least 155 million to fewer than 100 million by 2025 has fallen behind, putting the broader Sustainable Development Goal of ending all forms of malnutrition by 2030 in jeopardy. Nepal's experience holds ...

  • National HIV Strategic Plan 2016-2021 | Nepal HIVision 2020: Fast ...
    An estimated 39397 people were living with HIV in Nepal at the end of 2015. In the same year 1331 people were newly infected with HIV and there were 2263 AIDS-related deaths. Despite steady improvements, the global target to reach 90% treatment coverage is far from being accomplished, as only ...

  • A letter from earthquake to Nepal
    Nepal is really a heavenly place blessed by numerous natural beauties. But I have only visited the eastern hills and mountains. I want to visit the western parts of Nepal too. I've heard from my mom and dad that places like Lumbini, Tikapur, Bardiya and Khaptad National Park in the west are more beautiful.

  • Bulls pampered a year fight for a day in Nepal
    In this Jan. 14, 2018, photo, a Nepalese man warms up with his bull on the eve of Maghe Sankranti bull fight festival in Taruka, Nuwakot, 60 kilometers (37 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu, Nepal. In this sleepy mountain village in Nepal, bulls face off for one day every year, locking horns in a quest for ...

  • PEN Nepal: Increasing Access to Literature for Young Readers
    We have also organized two seminars entitled “Digital Freedom of Expression” and “Artistic Freedom of Expression,” which were funded by UNESCO Nepal and were published. The key free expression challenges faced by PEN Nepal are limited sources of income for an organization like PEN, physical ...

  • Indian arrested for flying drone in Nepal
    Indian arrested for flying drone in Nepal. Nepal authorities consider using drone illegal, though there is no specific law to regulate the usage of the equipment. ... An Indian national has been arrested in Nepal for illegally flying drones, police said Wednesday. Topten Lama, 20, a resident of Sikkim, who has ...

  • Nepal government announces Provincial Capitals and Chiefs
    After the promulgation of new constitution in September 2015 Nepal has adopted federalism. First time in the history of the country elections for provincial assemblies were held in two phases on 26 November and 7 December 2017. CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Center) left alliance registered landslide ...

Nepal Standard Time
January 20, 2018, 12:40 PM
Foreign Exchange Rates
Currency Unit Buying/Rs. Selling/Rs.
 U.S. Dollar 1 101.86 102.46
 European Euro 1 124.94 125.68
 UK Pound Sterling 1 141.53 142.37
 Swiss Franc 1 106.40 107.02
 Australian Dollar 1 81.62 82.10
 Canadian Dollar 1 82.02 82.50
 Singapore Dollar 1 77.16 77.62
 Japanese Yen 10 9.21 9.26
 Chinese Yuan 1 15.91 16.00
 Saudi Arabian Riyal 1 27.16 27.32
 Qatari Riyal 1 27.97 28.13
 Thai Baht 1 3.19 3.21
 UAE Dirham 1 27.73 27.89
 Malaysian Ringgit 1 25.87 26.02
 South Korean Won 100 9.55 9.61
 Swedish Kroner 1 12.70 12.78
 Danish Kroner 1 16.78 16.88
 Hong Kong Dollar 1 13.03 13.11
 Kuwaity Dinar 1 339.02 341.02
 Bahrain Dinar 1 270.19 271.78
Note: Under the present system the open market exchange rates quoted by different banks may differ.
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