Kathamndu post RSShttps://kathmandupost.com/The Kathmandu Post : Find the latest breaking news from Nepal, opinion and analysis on Nepali politics, business, culture and arts, sports, movies, food and travel, books, education, auto and more at kathmandupost.comNepali climbers are one step closer to making history on Mt K2, as they reach the highest pointhttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/15/nepali-climbers-are-one-step-closer-to-making-history-on-mt-k2-as-they-reach-the-highest-pointThirteen of the world's 14 peaks taller than 8,000-meters have been climbed in winter. But one still remains unclimbed—the 8,611 metres (28,251 feet) K2, the world's second-tallest that straddles Pakistan and China.Bhandari's ton gives Army flying start in PM Cup openerhttps://kathmandupost.com/cricket/2021/01/15/bhandari-s-ton-gives-army-flying-start-in-pm-cup-openerThe departmental team captain struck 111 runs as they beat Gandaki Province by 98 runs in the opening match.International Covid-19 vaccine poll shows higher mistrust of Russia, China shotshttps://kathmandupost.com/world/2021/01/15/international-covid-19-vaccine-poll-shows-higher-mistrust-of-russia-china-shotsThe poll was based on questions put to almost 19,000 people.Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 1,948 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 266,816 with 270 new infectionshttps://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/01/15/nepal-s-covid-19-toll-reaches-1-948-with-five-more-deaths-national-tally-reaches-266-816-with-270-new-infectionsAccording to the Health Ministry, 3,084 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours.Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine gets emergency use approval in Nepalhttps://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/01/15/oxford-astrazeneca-vaccine-gets-emergency-use-approval-in-nepalThe decision comes at a time when Foreign Minister Gyawali is in India on a three-day visit.Heritage conservationists carry out symbolic protest for conservation of Kamal Pokharihttps://kathmandupost.com/visual-stories/2021/01/15/heritage-conservationists-carry-out-symbolic-protest-for-conservation-of-kamal-pokhariThe centuries-old pond in Kathmandu is being restored by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City as a recreation centre with small artificial ponds at four corners and a fountain at the centre.Nepal-India Joint Commission meeting starts in New Delhihttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/15/nepal-india-joint-commission-meeting-starts-in-new-delhiForeign Minister Gyawali and his Indian counterpart Jaishankar are leading their delegations.Strong quake in Indonesia's Sulawesi kills at least seven, injures hundredshttps://kathmandupost.com/world/2021/01/15/strong-quake-in-indonesia-s-sulawesi-kills-at-least-seven-injures-hundredsThe quake was felt strongly for about seven seconds but did not trigger a tsunami warning.Use technology to curb deaths related to childbirth, experts sayhttps://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/01/15/use-technology-to-curb-deaths-related-to-childbirth-experts-sayFamily Welfare Division starts dialogue to reduce country’s maternal, neonatal deaths.Nepal to build four new economic zones on the borders with India and Chinahttps://kathmandupost.com/money/2021/01/14/nepal-to-build-economic-zones-on-the-borders-with-india-and-chinaThe construction of a cross-border economic zone in the far west will help industrialisation, insiders say.Vaccine for allhttps://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2021/01/14/vaccine-for-allThe government cannot evade its primary obligation to the citizens.Are we poised for Jana Andolan III?https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/01/14/are-we-poised-for-jana-andolan-iiiThe bigger the political void and uncertainty, the greater the chances for a people’s movement.Has Lukashenko won?https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/01/14/has-lukashenko-wonBelarusians will be a formidable adversary for Lukashenko’s exhausted security services.National Examination Board to take 10 more days to publish grade 12 resultshttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/15/national-examination-board-to-take-10-more-days-to-publish-grade-12-resultsStudents preparing for various entrance exams find themselves in a fix over the delay, call on board to respect deadlines.Oli to focus on polls, rival camp on protestshttps://kathmandupost.com/politics/2021/01/15/dahal-nepal-to-intensify-protests-oli-to-focus-on-pollsWhile Dahal-Nepal faction seeks support from other forces to intensify protests, Oli group is pleased with informal gatherings.Lost and never found: Hundreds of children, more girls than boys, go missing every year not to be foundhttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/15/lost-and-never-found-hundreds-of-children-more-girls-than-boys-go-missing-every-year-not-to-be-foundThe majority of the children that go missing are eventually found but stakeholders fear all those who go missing are vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation.As Gyawali lands in Delhi, India hints boundary talks unlikelyhttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/14/as-gyawali-lands-in-delhi-india-hints-boundary-talks-unlikelyJoint Commission and boundary talks are two different mechanisms, says Indian Ministry of External Affairs, even as Nepal keeps the territory issue high on agenda.Pradeep Gyawali: ‘I am here with the objective of making Nepal-India ties even stronger based on trust.’ https://kathmandupost.com/interviews/2021/01/14/pradeep-gyawali-i-am-here-with-the-objective-of-making-nepal-india-ties-even-stronger-based-on-trustThe foreign minister on his visit to Delhi which is taking place not only after a long gap of engagements but also at a time when there is a political crisis in Kathmandu and his agendas and priorities.Traffic police reintroduces surveillance vans to catch rule violatorshttps://kathmandupost.com/valley/2021/01/14/traffic-police-reintroduces-surveillance-vans-to-catch-rule-violatorsMotorists dismiss the vans as a mere gimmick unless there are enough of them to cover the entire city.India to treat homegrown COVID-19 vaccine same as AstraZeneca'shttps://kathmandupost.com/world/2021/01/14/india-to-treat-homegrown-covid-19-vaccine-same-as-astrazeneca-sIndian health advocacy groups, watchdogs and opposition politicians have questioned the local vaccine’s approval, which came just a day after the authorities asked Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech for more evidence it would work.Impunity continued in Nepal in 2020, Human Rights Watch sayshttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/14/impunity-continued-in-nepal-in-2020-human-rights-watch-saysThe international rights watchdog points at lack of accountability that undermined rule of law.India hints boundary talks unlikely during Gyawali’s visithttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/14/india-hints-boundary-talks-unlikely-during-gyawali-s-stay-in-delhiJoint Commission and boundary talks are two different mechanisms, says Indian Ministry of External Affairs, just as Nepal foreign minister lands in the Indian capital.Forty-four applicants for vice chancellor job at Kathmandu Universityhttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/14/forty-four-applicants-for-vice-chancellor-job-at-kathmandu-universityA meeting of the search committee scheduled for Monday is likely to shortlist the candidates for the position that becomes vacant next week.Devotees throng Devghat to mark Maghe Sankrantihttps://kathmandupost.com/visual-stories/2021/01/14/devotees-throng-devghat-at-to-mark-maghe-sankrantiDespite the pandemic, people from different parts of the country visited the religious site to take a dip at the confluence of Kaligandaki and Trishuli rivers. Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 1,943 with six more deaths; national tally reaches 266,546 with 403 new infectionshttps://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/01/14/nepal-s-covid-19-toll-reaches-1-943-with-six-more-deaths-national-tally-reaches-266-546-with-403-new-infectionsAccording to the Health Ministry, 5,032 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours.One dead, three injured at the hands of faith healers in Gulmihttps://kathmandupost.com/province-no-5/2021/01/14/one-dead-two-injured-at-the-hands-of-witch-doctors-in-gulmiA 64-year-old man was fatally burned and beaten in the name of treatment.US House impeaches Trump for a second time; 10 Republicans vote yeshttps://kathmandupost.com/world/2021/01/14/u-s-house-impeaches-trump-for-a-second-time-10-republicans-vote-yesThe Senate’s Republican majority leader, Mitch McConnell, rejected Democratic calls for a quick impeachment trial, saying there was no way to conclude it before Trump leaves office.Kalikot landslide victims await relocationhttps://kathmandupost.com/karnali-province/2021/01/14/kalikot-landslide-victims-await-relocationSurvivors displaced for over six months have demanded relocation to safer areas but their demands have remained unaddressed.Wildfire burns 700 hectares of forest cover in Mananghttps://kathmandupost.com/gandaki-province/2021/01/14/wildfire-burns-700-hectares-of-forest-cover-in-manangThe fire that started two months ago is spreading rapidly destroying forest resources and risking wildlife inside Annapurna Conservation Area.Oli claims his faction’s Central Committee is the legitimate onehttps://kathmandupost.com/politics/2021/01/14/oli-claims-his-faction-s-central-committee-is-the-legitimate-oneAs tenure of Central Committee expired in May, it was up to him to form new one to hold party’s convention, he says.In between ideas and feelingshttps://kathmandupost.com/arts/2021/01/13/in-between-ideas-and-feelingsGallery Mcube's latest exhibition ‘MAATO’ is manifestations of concepts that reflect contrasting takes on the medium of clay by artists Sushila Singh and Zoe Williams.Onion prices still on high side despite resumption of importhttps://kathmandupost.com/money/2021/01/13/onion-prices-still-on-high-side-despite-resumption-of-supplyTraders contend that prices are not coming down due to a jump in demand in the international market.A tale of two pondshttps://kathmandupost.com/editorial/2021/01/13/a-tale-of-two-pondsAuthorities must stop becoming habitual offenders and instead listen to specialists.Assault on Capitol Hillhttps://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/01/13/assault-on-capitol-hillIf Islamic militants are driven by ideology and a skewed worldview, so are white nationalists and the MAGA mob.Narendra Modi’s Potemkin democracyhttps://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/01/13/narendra-modi-s-potemkin-democracyThe country’s old parliament, led by Modi and the BJP, will be left with animated discussions.Money should be no issue for government to procure Covid-19 vaccines, experts sayhttps://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/01/13/money-should-not-be-an-issue-for-government-to-procure-covid-19-vaccines-experts-sayPublic health experts react after government publishes a notice seeking contributions to vaccinate Nepalis saying saving lives is its legal and moral responsibility.Constitutional Bench still unsure which bench will hear House dissolution casehttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/13/which-bench-to-hear-house-dissolution-case-constitutional-bench-still-undecidedWhile government wants Constitutional Bench to hear the case, petitioners say full bench must look into it.Border row on agenda, but political talks likely to get more focus during Gyawali’s Delhi stayhttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/13/border-row-on-agenda-but-political-talks-likely-to-get-more-focus-during-gyawali-s-delhi-stayThe foreign minister is travelling to India on the heels of political turmoil caused by Oli’s decision to dissolve the House and declare snap polls for April 30 and May 10.Easier driver’s licence tests go against road safety, officials sayhttps://kathmandupost.com/national/2021/01/13/transport-agency-plans-lenient-driver-s-licence-criteria-traffic-officials-say-the-idea-goes-against-road-safetyThe move is aimed at easing the pressure of service seekers and discouraging corrupt practices, transport department director-general argues.Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 1,937 with five more deaths; national tally reaches 266,143 with 445 new infectionshttps://kathmandupost.com/health/2021/01/13/nepal-s-covid-19-toll-reaches-1-937-with-five-more-deaths-national-tally-reaches-266-143-with-445-new-infectionsAccording to the Health Ministry, 4,154 PCR tests were performed in the past 24 hours.