Kathmandu

  • SAARC Home Ministers' meet to discuss terrorism, piracy Yesterday

    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 cross-border...
  • PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Kathmandu's Pashupatinath temple August 4, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu's world-famous 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 two-day meeting of top officials beginning here on Sunday. A 13-member delegation from India led by Joint Secretary North at the Ministry of External Affairs Abhay Thakur is...
  • Jet Airways to launch third direct Delhi-Kathmandu 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 CPN-Maoist, breakaway faction of UCPN-Maoist, on Tuesday enforced a general strike in protest against next week's Constituent Assembly elections. The CPN-Maoist 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 Under-16 C'ships opener July 20, 2013

    Kathmandu: The Indian under-16 team will open its campaign against Sri Lanka in the second edition of the SAFF Under-16 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...
  • Nepal: Plane crashes near Kathmandu, all 19 on board dead September 28, 2012

    Kathmandu: A plane en route to Lukla in Nepal's Mount Everest region with 19 people on board crashed on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Friday, reportedly killing all 19 people on board. The Sita Air twin-engine propeller plane crashed near the Manohara River on the southwest edge of the Nepalese...
  • Nepal: Man bites snake to death in revenge attack August 23, 2012

    Kathmandu: A Nepali man who was bitten by a cobra snake bit it back and killed the reptile in a tit-for-tat attack, a newspaper said on Thursday. Nepali daily Annapurna Post said Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, which bit him in his rice paddy on Tuesday caught it and...
  • Nepal: One Indian among 15 killed in road accident July 28, 2012

    Kathmandu: At least 15 people, including an Indian, were killed when an Indian jeep they were travelling in veered off some 100 meters down the road in western Nepal's Palpa district early in Kathmandu. Earlier reports had said that all those killed were Indians. However, the police later confirmed that the...
  • UP announces compensation for Nepal accident victims July 16, 2012

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Government on Sunday announced a compensation of Rs one lakh each to the kin of the pilgrims from the state who died in an accident in Nepal when a bus skidded off a road and plunged into a flooded canal. Condoling the death of the pilgrims, who...
  • Nepal: 34 Indians among 39 killed in bus accident July 15, 2012

    Kathmandu: At least 34 Indians were among the 39 pilgrims who were killed on Sunday when tragedy struck their overcrowded bus that skidded off a slippery road and plunged into a swollen canal in southern Nepal. The bus was carrying 100 to 120 Hindu pilgrims, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, to a...
  • Literary fests new tool of diplomacy in S Asia May 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Literature, the soul of cultural exchange, is giving conventional diplomacy a run for its space in South Asia with the mushrooming literary festivals that are provoking, discussing and building new bridges across cultures. Five major literature festivals - the Jaipur Literature Festival, Mountain Echoes in Bhutan, the Kathmandu Literary...
  • Nepal crash: Bodies to be handed over to families May 15, 2012

    Kathmandu: The bodies of 13 Indian pilgrims who died in a plane crash in northern Nepal will be handed over to their relatives on Tuesday after the process of postmortem is completed. The bodies were airlifted to Kathmandu on Monday, according to Agni Air staff. The Indians were among 15 persons who...
  • Plane crash is being investigated: Nepal PM May 15, 2012

    Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has ordered an inquiry into the plane crash. ...
  • 'Paa' child actor Taruni dies in Nepal plane crash May 15, 2012

    Kathmandu: Indian child artist Taruni Sachdev was among those who died in the Nepal plane crash on Monday. The 14-year-old had a cameo in the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Paa' and acted in numerous southern language films. She had also featured in over 50 commercials, including one with Karishma Kapoor. Taruni's mother...
  • Nepal: 3 dead in bomb blast near Govt offices February 27, 2012

    Kathmandu: At least three people were killed and seven others injured on Monday in a bomb attack in the Nepalese capital where a number of government offices, including that of the Prime Minister, are located. Three people were killed when the bomb exploded on a road between the office of Nepal...
  • Nepalese man, 72, declared shortest person ever February 27, 2012

    Kathmandu: A 72-year-old Nepalese man who is about the size of a toddler on Sunday became the world's shortest person ever recorded. A doctor and Guinness World Records official measured Chandra Bahadur Dangi to confirm his height of 21.5 inches (54.6 centimeters). Guinness official Craig Glenday presented Dangi with two certificates for...
  • Nepal plane crash: 10 Indians among 19 dead September 25, 2011

    Chennai: A plane crash in Bisankunarayan village, a few miles away from Kathmandu on Sunday has left all 19 people on board dead. Among the dead, ten passengers were Indians and eight of them were members of the Builders Association of India hailing from Trichy in Tamil Nadu. Central board...
  • No bomb found in Delhi-bound flight from Nepal September 25, 2011

    Kathmandu: The bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army has not found any bomb on the Spice Jet flight, which was searched at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The search was conducted inside the flight following a bomb scare. The authorities in Nepal suspected a bomb inside the Spice Jet flight. The...
  • Nepal: Plane with Indians aboard crashes, 19 dead September 25, 2011

    Kathmandu: The passenger plane carrying 19 people that went missing in Nepal crashed in Kathmandu on Sunday, killing all the people onboard. Out of the 16 tourists, 10 were Indians, said Apoorva Srivastava, the spokesperson of the Indian Embassy in Nepal. She also said that the Nepalese government has deployed...
  • Sikkim quake toll rises to 28, rescue efforts on September 19, 2011

    New Delhi: At least 28 people have lost their lives and over 100 injured after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Sikkim on Sunday evening. Authorities fear the toll could rise further. The exact extent of damages is yet to be assessed as relief and rescue is yet to reach affected...
  • Nepal frees Dalai's envoy but threat deepens August 6, 2011

    Kathmandu: Though Nepal police have released the envoy of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama after detaining him for eight hours, the threat hanging over the Tibetan diaspora deepened with the 55-year-old having to sign an undertaking. Thiley Lama, who is officially known as the volunteer coordinator of the Tibetan Refugee Welfare...
  • Nepal lesbian wedding inspires Bengal, Kerala June 22, 2011

    Kathmandu: The first public lesbian wedding in Nepal, held this week under the aegis of the republic's gay rights icon Sunil Babu Pant, has inspired the gay communities in India's West Bengal and Kerala to seek help to host the two states' first public gay rallies next month. Pant, who is...