KATHMANDU

  • Passengers term journey in newly-launched Pashupathi Express bus service a historical travel 5 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Pashupathi Express bus service that was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala at Kathmandu on Tuesday, arrived in New Delhi. The bus service was inaugurated while Modi was in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC summit. The Delhi Transport Corporation bus...
  • PM Modi calls for speedy drafting of Nepal's Constitution Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for the early drafting of Nepal's Constitution, saying if the country fails to do so it may get into "difficulties". "I request all political stakeholders to draft the Constitution by early next year as committed through consensus which will...
  • Modi flags off Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service as he began his two-day Nepal visit on Monday. Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala flagged off the bus service on Monday evening in Kathmandu. Before the flagging off, both the Prime Ministers hopped into the bus which was decorated with...
  • With 10 pacts signed, chopper gifted, Modi having flagged off bus, Indo-Nepal ties touch a new high Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that the ties between India and Nepal have come a long way under the new NDA government as he began his two-day visit to the neighbouring country with the inauguration of Trauma Centre in Kathmandu's Bir Hospital. "It has not been even 100 days since...
  • Modi, Nepalese PM to inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service Yesterday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala will inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service, a new initiative by the two countries. In the past there have been private operators who have been operating these bus services between India and Kathmandu but for the first time it is happening...
  • Modi reaches Kathmandu for SAARC summit, to hold bilateral talks with Nepalese PM Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kathmandu to attend the two-day SAARC summit. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the 18th SAARC summit which will begin on Wednesday. Modi has a jam-packed schedule as he will be flagging off the Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service. He will...
  • Developing relations with neighbours a key priority for India, says Modi before leaving for SAARC summit 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Kathmandu to attend the two-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Nepal on Tuesday. India is set to pitch for greater regional connectivity, people-to-people contact, and stronger cooperation on energy infrastructure development during the SAARC summit. Leaders from eight...
  • Hectic preparations underway for SAARC summit, PM Modi to reach Kathmandu by afternoon 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Hectic preparations are underway for the 18th SAARC summit in Nepal. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the two-day event which will begin on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon. India is set to pitch for greater regional connectivity, people-to-people contact, and...
  • Prime Minister Modi will visit Janakpur next time, says Sushma Swaraj 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Janakpur, the birth place of Sita, has not been cancelled but only postponed due to his busy schedule, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. "It would not be appropriate to say that the visit was cancelled," Swaraj said, adding "The Prime...
  • Nitin Gadkari to flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday. "Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Shipping Nitin Gadkari will flag off Delhi-Kathmandu-Delhi bus service on Tuesday from DTC Bus Terminal at Ambedkar Stadium," an official statement said. Earlier, the Cabinet approved...
  • SAARC Standing Committee discusses terrorism, energy, poverty 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: Top diplomats of the eight-member SAARC grouping on Sunday discussed cooperation on a range of issues like combating terrorism, poverty alleviation, energy security and climate change. Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh and other top diplomats met at the 41st meeting of SAARC Standing Committee ahead of the 18th SAARC Summit...
  • Delhi-Kathmandu bus service to begin during PM Modi's Nepal visit 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is all set to launch the Delhi-Kathmandu bus service around the same time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on his two-day visit to Nepal for the SAARC summit on November 26-27. A DTC team is already in Nepal to finalise the route, halting...
  • India did not offer bulletproof car to PM Sharif: Pakistan 6 days ago

    Islamabad: India has not offered any bulletproof car to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the upcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, to be held in Nepal on November 26-27, according to a Pakistani official. According to a media report November 17, a Nepalese official had said that...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif rejects India's bulletproof car at SAARC Summit November 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has rejected the bulletproof cars being provided by India for the next week's SAARC summit in Kathmandu, saying he would bring his own vehicle. "We have received information that Pakistani Prime Minister Sharif will bring his own bullet proof car for the Summit," said Foreign...
  • Don't consider government's flexibility as weakness: Nepal's PM Sushil Koirala November 10, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday asked the Maoists not to hinder the process of drafting the new Constitution, saying the government's flexibility on the issue should not be seen as its weakness. "Do not take the flexibility shown by the Nepali Congress-led government as its weakness," said Koirala,...
  • Nepal, India to start bus services between Kathmandu and Delhi November 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal have finalised a new agreement to boost people to people contacts and promote tourism by planning bus services on three routes from Kathmandu and Pokhara to New Delhi and Varanasi later this month. The Motor Vehicle Agreement will be signed during the forthcoming visit of Prime Minister...
  • Modi to attend 3 multilaterals, address joint Australian Parliament in November October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a series of multilaterals in November, including G-20 in Australia and SAARC in Kathmandu as well as hold bilateral meetings with various top leaders. The Prime Minister will first travel to Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Taw for East Asia Summit (EAS) on November...
  • SAARC Home Ministers' meet to discuss terrorism, piracy September 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead the Indian delegation at a conference of Home and Interior Ministers of SAARC countries to be held in Kathmandu on September 19 where terrorism, piracy, trafficking of drugs and women and children will top the agenda. Singh is expected to flag issues like crossborder...
  • PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kathmandu's Pashupatinath temple August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu's worldfamous Pashupatinath temple on Monday on the second and final day of his visit to Nepal. Modi had made a special request that there should be no official either from the Nepal administration or from India accompanying him when he goes in for...
  • PM Narendra Modi to meet Nepal President in Kathmandu today August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the last day of his Nepqal visit on Monday, will start the day with prayers at Kathmandu's famous Pashupatinath temple. He will then meet Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav and other political leaders including opposition leader Prachanda. On Sunday, Modi addressed the Nepal Parliament...
  • Modi wins hearts and minds by using Nepali language in speech August 3, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday won the hearts and minds of Nepalese people when he began his gripping address to the Parliament in Nepali language, recalling his previous visit to the country as a pilgrim. "I have returned to this beautiful country as a friend and I am happy...
  • India, Nepal to discuss security concerns, military supplies July 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal will discuss bilateral security concerns and defence cooperation, including the supply of military equipment to Nepalese army, during a twoday meeting of top officials beginning here on Sunday. A 13member delegation from India led by Joint Secretary North at the Ministry of External Affairs Abhay Thakur is...
  • Jet Airways to launch third direct DelhiKathmandu flight May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Private carrier Jet Airways on Tuesday said that it will enhance air connectivity to Kathmandu from New Delhi by launching one more direct flight from May 23. The airline presently operates two daily flights each out of Delhi and Mumbai and the addition of a third service from Delhi...
  • IM operative Waqas tells how he became a terrorist, planned for blasts March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas claims to have been motivated very early and wanted to participate in jehadi activities. In 2009, he met LeT recruiter Taj Mohammed. Then 21 year old Waqas told him that he wanted to get trained and fight for jehad in Kashmir. But Taj wasn't interested....
  • Indigo flight from Delhi makes emergency landing, all passengers safe March 8, 2014

    There was a scare on an Indigo from Delhi which had 182 people on board. The plane caught fire after it landed at Kathmandu airport but no one was hurt. All passengers and crew were safely evacuated from emergency doors soon after the ground engineers observed fire from the right...
  • General strike cripples life in major cities across Nepal November 12, 2013

    Life in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal came into halt as the hardline CPNMaoist, breakaway faction of UCPNMaoist, on Tuesday enforced a general strike in protest against next week's Constituent Assembly elections. The CPNMaoist and some other fringe parties are opposing the November 19 polls demanding resignation of chairman of...
  • India gifts 20 ambulances, four buses to Nepal on Independence Day August 15, 2013

    India on Thursday gifted 20 ambulances and four buses to various hospitals, charitable organisations and educational institutions in Nepal on the occasion of the India's Independence Day. Ambassador of India to Nepal Jayant Prasad handed over the keys of the vehicles to the recipient organisations from 16 districts at a special...
  • India take on Sri Lanka in SAFF Under16 C'ships opener July 20, 2013

    Kathmandu: The Indian under16 team will open its campaign against Sri Lanka in the second edition of the SAFF Under16 Football Championships at the Army Ground in Kathmandu on Sunday. Apart from India and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh are the third team in Group B. In the other group, reigning champions Pakistan have...
  • Nepal: 22 injured as plane skids off runway May 16, 2013

    Kathmandu: All 22 people, including eight Japanese tourists on board a Nepal Airlines aircraft on Thursday escaped with minor injuries after the small plane skidded off the runway while trying to land and plunged into a river in northwestern Nepal. The accident occurred as the Twin Otter airplane on a...
  • Police official says 30 die in Nepal bus accident January 12, 2013

    Kathmandu: A police official says a bus veered off a mountain road in west Nepal leaving at least 30 people dead and several more injured. Police official Ramesh Bahadur Dhanuk said the bus drove off the gravel road Saturday in a remote mountainous area near Chatiwan village. It was dark and...