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Himalayan news and journals
A selection of annotated links to TV stations, newspapers and journals
Updated 7 January 2021 (will be extended in future)

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TV news, big publishing houses, other online publications, academic papers

Please be aware that since the imposition of lockdown in March 2020 many newspapers and journals have either stopped publication or are published with a reduced number of pages.

TV news

News from Nepali TV stations:
Sagarmatha TV : Prime News in Nepali can be watched or downloaded
Kantipur TV  (live service) [morning news in English]
News24 Nepal : live stream [alternative link]
ABC Television Nepal : live streams in Nepali
Avenues TV : news live streaming in Nepali [alternative link]

Publications from big publishing houses

Kantipur publications: [Kantipur, Kathmandu Post, Nari, Nepal and Saptahik can also be read or downloaded as PDF]
Kantipur [PDF], a leading Nepali daily
The Kathmandu Post [PDF] , a leading English daily
Nari [PDF] ,  a monthly Nepali journal for women
Nepal [PDF] , a weekly Nepali journal (on Sundays)
Saptahik [PDF] , a Nepali weekly (on Fridays)

The Himalayan Times : a leading English language daily covering national,regional and international news [print edition can also be downloaded as PDF file]

Nepal Republic Media Publications: [all following publications can also be read or downloaded as JPG; free registration is required]
República ,  a leading English language daily
Nagarik , a leading Nepali daily
Shukrabar , a Nepali weekly (on Fridays)
Pariwar , a Nepali monthly

Annapurna Media publications: [all publications can also be read or downloaded as JPG]
Annapurna Post [PDF], a leading Nepali daily
Annapurna Express [PDF], a leading English weekly (on Fridays)
Sampurna [PDF], a Nepali weekly (on Thursdays)
Ankur , a Nepali weekly (on Sundays)

Gorkhapatra Sansthan publications: [all publications can also be read or downloaded as PDF]
The Rising Nepal [PDF], a government owned English daily
Gorkhapatra [PDF], a government owned Nepali daily

Kamana News publications: [all publications can also be read or downloaded as PDF]
Nepal Samacharpatra , a Nepali daily (except Saturdays)
Kamana , a Nepali monthly journal
Sadhana , a Nepali monthly journal on health and beauty

Naya Prakashan publications:
Nayan Patrika [PDF] , a Nepali daily

Himal Media publications:
Himal Khabarpatrika , a Nepali weekly (on Thursdays), pages can be read and downloaded as JPG
Nepali Times , an English weekly (on Fridays), can also be read and downloaded from the Digital Himalaya website as PDF

Other online publications

Rajdhani , a Nepali daily [pages can be read or downloaded as JPG]
Saurya , a Nepali daily [editions can be read or downloaded as PDF]
Karobar , a Nepali daily with orientation on economy (also available in English) [Nepali editions can be read or downloded as PDF]
Khabarhub , an English news ticker, also available in Nepali
Nepalnews , on online news portal, also available in English
Setopati , a Nepali news ticker (also available in English)
Ratopati , a Nepali news ticker (also available in English)
Record Nepal , news in English
New Spotlight , an English journal (irregularly) [articles can partly be read online]

Kathmandu Metro , news and comments in English by Siddhi B. Ranjitkar (irregularly)
Madheshvani [PDF], a Nepali weekly (on Fridays)
Voice of Madhesh [PDF], an English weekly (on Mondays)
New Business Age , an English monthly with orientation on economy [issues can be read or downloaded as PDF]
Pariwartan Khabar , a Nepali news ticker (also available in English)
Sancharkarmi , a Nepali news ticker (also available in English)

Forex: the daily updated foreign exchange rates (also for past dates), served by Nepal Rastra Bank

Nepal Monitor:  a system designed to alert local organisations to human rights and security incidents

News Now (Search: Nepal): automatically searching more than 20.000 news sources every five minutes (alternative version)

Academic papers

Himalaya: The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (formerly Himalayan Research Bulletin, between 1972 and 1980 known as Nepal Studies Association Newsletter)

Journals of Himalayan Studies: scanned copies of a number of journals, magazines and publications of Himalayan studies for free download as provided by Digital Himalaya (Ancient Nepal, Ādarśa, The Bhutan Review, Bulletin of Tibetology, Center for Constitutional Dialogue, Contributions to Nepalese Studies, Carter Center, Crisis Group, European Bulletin of Himalayan Research, Gochali, Himal, Himal SouthasianHimalayan Journal of Sciences, International IDEA, Journal of Bhutan Studies, Journal of Newar Studies, Journal of the Tibet Society, Kailash, Martin Chautari Policy Briefs, Midweek, Mother Tongue Pipal Pustak, Mulyankan, Nation Weekly, Nepalese Linguistics, Nepali Aawaz, Nepali Times, Newsfront, Occasional Papers in Sociology and Anthropology, Ogmios, Peace and Democracy in South Asia, Pūrṇimā, Read, Regmi Research Series, Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, Samaya, Saptahik, Sharada, Shikshak)

Nepal Journals Online: with links to about 125 Nepalese Journals; more than 13,000 articles can be read and downloaded as PDF

Nepal Observer: an e-paper irregularly published by Nepal Research

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