Nepalese politicians unsuccessfully attempt to elect a new prime minister for the fourth time; they will try again on 18 August.
The United Kingdom adds Turkey, the Maldives and Nepal to its "red list" of countries, where travellers will be required to quarantine in a hotel for 10 days upon their return to the UK at their own expense. Twelve countries are also added to the government's "green list", including Portugal and Israel. This new "traffic light system" will take effect on May 17, when international travel is no longer illegal.
The World Wildlife Fund reports global populations of tigers, an endangered species, are up about 20 percent over the past six years. This increase in tiger numbers, after declining for a century, was primarily in India, Russia, Nepal, and Bhutan. The third Asian Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation starts Monday in New Delhi, India.
Curfew imposed in central Nepal after clash. Central Nepal district Dolakha’s government issued curfew order on Sunday following clashes between the police and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)-aligned Young Communist League (YCL) activists. [http:--alice.boseviews.com-2010-05-25-curfew-imposed-in-central-nepal-after-clash- (alice.boseviews)]date=August 2019