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  • President Pranab Mukherjee condoles former Nepal Prime Minister's death 4 days ago

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday condoled the death of former Nepal Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa saying with his demise the Himalayan country has lost a "great leader" and a "visionary statesman" who served its people with dedication and commitment. In his condolence message to Sunil Thapa, son of...
  • Phillip Hughes bat to be raised atop Everest 1 week ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal's record-breaking climber Chhurim Sherpa will carry the bat and two playing shirts of deceased Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes to the top of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest. The 25-year-old Australian died on November 27, 2014, following injuries from a bouncer which hit the back of his...
  • Nepal seeks Indian support for development of cricket April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: The Nepal government has sought the support of India for the development of the game of cricket in the country, the sports ministry said on Friday. A 50-member Nepalese youth delegation led by Sports Minister Purushottam Poudel concluded its visit to India on Friday. The maiden visit of the...
  • China plans to build rail link with Nepal through Mount Everest April 9, 2015

    Beijing: China plans to build a 540-kilometre strategic high-speed rail link between Tibet and Nepal passing through a tunnel under Mt Everest, a move that could raise alarm in India about the Communist giant's growing influence in its neighbourhood. "A proposed extension of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway to the China-Nepal border through...
  • Watch: Rhino holds small town to hostage in Nepal March 31, 2015

    A huge rhinoceros strayed into a small town of Hetauda in southern Nepal on Monday morning injuring people. In a video posted by locals, the rhino is seen running through their neighborhood chasing people and motorcycles. Hetuada is close to Nepal's famous Chitwan National Park, a world heritage site known...
  • Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to visit Nepal in April March 25, 2015

    Kathmandu: Indian Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar is scheduled to arrive in Nepal on April 2 on a three-day visit as part of his SAARC yatra. Nepal's foreign affairs ministry and a spokesperson at the Indian embassy in Kathmandu told IANS that Jaishankar is slated to meet top political leaders, including President...
  • Nepal extends permits to over 300 climbers for Mount Everest March 20, 2015

    Kathmandu: Nepal has allowed more than 300 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest after they had to abandon their expeditions last year when 16 Sherpa mountain guides were killed in an avalanche on the world's highest mountain. The government will extend last year's permits without charging new fees, said the head of...
  • Paras Khadka - a shining star for Nepal cricket March 19, 2015

    He is suave, he speaks really fast, and has a balanced outlook towards life. He believes in god and follows the principle of being honest and standing up for the right causes. He wanted to study architectural engineering, but could not pursue the degree due to a lack of time,...
  • India advance in 2018 World Cup qualifiers after 0-0 draw against Nepal March 17, 2015

    Kathmandu: India on Tuesday held a dominant Nepal to a goal-less draw in their 2018 FIFA World Cup football qualifying round one second leg match to advance to the second round on 2-0 aggregate. India, who had beaten Nepal 2-0 in Guwahati on March 12 in first leg, were clearly the...
  • Sunil Chhetri scores twice as India beat Nepal in World Cup qualifiers March 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Star striker Sunil Chhetri struck twice in the second half as India notched up a 2-0 win over Nepal in a dominating display in the first leg of their 2018 FIFA World Cup football qualifying round one on Thursday. Today's win at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium at Sajusarai ...
  • Air crash in Nepal: India sends team to help March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: India has rushed a team of IAF officials along with recovery kit by a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Kathmandu to help in operations to clear the runway after a Turkish plane had a crash landing in Kathmandu. The C-130J ferried 11 personnel of Air India and the recovery...
  • Sunil Chhetri not automatic choice for captaincy: Stephen Constantine February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Set to begin his second stint as Indian football head coach with a match against Nepal next month, Stephen Constantine on Tuesday said that he is yet to decide on who will captain the national team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. India play Nepal on March...
  • India meet Nepal as 2018 football WC qualifiers kick off in Asia February 10, 2015

    The world's lowest ranked soccer team, Bhutan, will take on Sri Lanka next month, while sleeping giants India face Nepal in the first qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup. Tuesday's first round draw by the Asian Football Confederation, who are yet to find out from FIFA how many places they...
  • Rohtak murder-cum-rape case: Eight people arrested, one commits suicide February 9, 2015

    Rohtak: Eight people were on Monday arrested in the brutal rape and murder of a mentally challenged Nepalese woman while one more accused in the case that has caused outrage and revulsion across the country allegedly committed suicide. Haryana police, which was under attack over...
  • Rohtak rape-cum-murder case: Eight people arrested, including one of Nepali origin February 9, 2015

    Rohtak: Eight people have been arrested in the rape and murder of a mentally-challenged woman in Rohtak. Speaking to mediapersons on Monday, Haryana Director General of Police Yashpal SInghal said, "We have solved the Rohtak rape case. We have arrested eight of the nine accused persons," and added that the police...
  • Haryana: SIT to probe rape, murder of a 28-year-old woman February 8, 2015

    Rohtak: A Special Investigative Team (SIT) has been constitued to probe the rape and murder of the 28-year-old mentally challenged woman from Nepal in Rohtak, Haryana. The post-mortem report of the woman mentioned several injuries on her private parts. According to reports, stones and blades were also found in...
  • NIA absolves Liaqat Shah of all terror charges levelled against him by Delhi Police January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday absolved Liaqat Shah of all terror charges levelled against him by Delhi Police Special Cell. NIA filed a chargesheet against suspected Delhi Police 'source' Sabir Khan Pathan in the case of Liaqat Shah, who was alleged to be a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist. The agency...
  • No Nepal constitution without consensus, says CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda December 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: CPN-Maoist leader Prachanda on Saturday warned that it would not be possible to draft the new Nepal Constitution without consensus from all the political parties. "It would not be possible to promulgate the new constitution by the January 22, 2015 deadline, as promised by the political parties, if consensus...
  • Nepal prevents airing of TV show episode satirising PM Modi December 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal has stopped telecast of one of the episodes of a popular satirical TV show on its national channel for reportedly caricaturing Prime Minister Narendra Modi who visited the country twice within four months. Nepal Television (NTV) prevented the telecast of one of the episodes of TV show 'Tito Satya',...
  • Sushma Swaraj to make a statement on PM Modi's foreign tour December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make an official statement on Wednesday regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign trips. Modi has recently returned from Nepal after attending two-day SAARC summit. Modi has dedicated almost a month of his tenure till date to international visits and has been targeted by...
  • 5,000 buffaloes slaughtered during Nepal religious festival November 29, 2014

    Kathmandu: About 5,000 buffaloes were slaughtered in a religious sacrifice in Nepal, in spite of efforts of animal rights activists to end the practice. This mass animal sacrifice was part of the Gadhimai festival, held in Bariyarpur in Nepal's Bara district, in which tens of thousands of animals, including buffaloes, goats...
  • Swedish woman returns to India to find her roots November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: A 34-year-old woman who was adopted by Swedish parents has returned to India seeking to find her roots. Rebecca Aditi Sandlert was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata where she had been abandoned. Rebecca said her biological mother was from Nepal and her father was Bengali. She is now...
  • Watch: Day 2 of Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 29, 2014

    Every five years, in a small temple in Bariyapur in southern Nepal, about 5 lack animals get slaughtered in the name of religion. ...
  • 5 lakh animals slaughtered in 48 hours in Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 28, 2014

    Over five lakh animals will be sacrificed in the biggest animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival over the next two days. Although police have been deployed-- but the Federation of Indian Animal protection organization shoots this video where one can see that the locals at the Gadhimai temple committee are easily...
  • Modi-Sharif handshake a face-saver for Kathmandu SAARC Summit, Pakistan to host next one in 2015 November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit waited for a handshake between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for it to be successful. Pakistan had already spiked three agreements, engulfing the summit in despondency. But the summit came to an end on Thursday...
  • All vegetarian fare at SAARC retreat lunch November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: From traditional Nepali thali to Gujrati Basundi with Jalebi, it was a lavish vegetarian spread of cuisines laid out for the SAARC leaders as they met in the cooler climes of exotic Dhulikhel resort for a retreat session. The leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, arrived at the resort, around...
  • SAARC nations to sign energy deal at summit, says Nepal minister November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: South Asian nations will sign a deal on Thursday to create a seamless electricity grid, Nepal's foreign minister said, signalling an agreement to salvage a regional summit that had been overshadowed by hostilities between India and Pakistan. "Yes the electricity agreement will be signed," Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey said. All...
  • Modi, Sharif shake hands at SAARC retreat but no end to logjam over pacts November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a brief meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands during the retreat at the SAARC Summit on Thursday. The meeting between the two leaders is just being seen as a courtesy call to share pleasantries. "Yes, they have met and shook...
  • SAARC initiatives caught in Indo-Pak logjam; Modi, Sharif come face-to-face at the retreat November 27, 2014

    Kathmandu: In the last ditch effort to push Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif to ink the regional connectivity agreements, all heads of the SAARC nations are meeting in Dhulikhel in Kavre district, 20 km east from Kathmandu for a retreat. The retreat is a tradition of SAARC Summit where leaders hold...
  • Passengers term journey in newly-launched Pashupathi Express bus service a historical travel November 27, 2014

    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...