NEPAL

  • Nepal blizzard death toll rises to 39, more than 370 rescued 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on Nepal's popular Annapurna trail in the Himalayas has risen to 39, police and army sources said on Saturday. "We have spotted nine new bodies today," said Govinda Pathak, police head in the district of Mustang. "We could not retrieve them...
  • Nepal vows warning system after deadly Himalayan snowstorm 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal's prime minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists. Forecasters had predicted the snowstorm, but many hikers appeared to have been caught unawares and were heading to an...
  • Nepal blizzard survivors recount ordeal, rescuers hunt for missing 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: Trekkers battling a Himalayan blizzard were left helpless after porters fainted from the cold, a survivor of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters said on Friday, as rescue teams resumed a hunt for 10 missing hikers and the death toll reached 29. The dead included trekkers from Canada, India,...
  • It was a frightening and an awful experience, says Nepal avalanche survivor 3 days ago

    30 people, including three Indians were killed in an avalanche in Nepal. "It was frightening and an awful experience. I was sure I was going to die, all members of my group are lost," said a survivor. ...
  • Nepal snowstorm kills 3 Indians; death toll rises to 30 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: At least 3 Indian trekkers were killed and 4 others rescued as the death toll in one of the worst snowstorms to hit Nepal's Himalayan mountain range reached 30 on Thursday. After the rescue work resumed, two more bodies of Indian trekkers were recovered from Narkhu village in Manang...
  • Nepal snowstorm: Death toll rises to 30, 3 Indians among those dead 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: At least 3 Indians were killed as the death toll in one of the worst snowstorms to hit Nepal's Himalayan mountain range reached 30. After the rescue work resumed, two more bodies of Indian trekkers were recovered from Narkhu village in Manang district. One Indian was found dead in the...
  • Indian among 21 trekkers killed in Nepal avalanche after cyclone Hudhud made its way northward 4 days ago

    Kathmandu: An Indian was among 21 trekkers killed while 85 others remained missing after being hit by one of the worst snow storms in western Nepal on Wednesday. Sixteen people - Nine Nepalese, three Polish, three Israelis and one Vietnamese -- were killed and as many as 19 others were injured...
  • Avalanche in Nepal kills 21 people, 85 still missing 4 days ago

    Moving northwards, cyclone Hudhud has turned deadly causing heavy snowfall and an avalanche in Nepal has killed 21 people including an Indian and four Canadian trekkers. ...
  • India, Nepal working together to link Lumbini, Bodh Gaya October 11, 2014

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal are "seriously working together" to link Lumbini, birth place of Lord Budhha, with Bodh Gaya where he is said to have gained enlightenment, as part of promoting a combined Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. "We are seriously working towards linking the two Buddhist circuits, Nepalese and Indian Buddhist...
  • Nepal PM congratulates Aamir Khan on being appointed as the new Unicef Ambassador for nutrition in South Asia October 10, 2014

    Kathmandu: Though some substantive achievement has been made in the region for overall development of children, compared with developed nations, South Asia needs to do more, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said here. The prime minister made the observation during his meeting here Thursday with the newly appointed Unicef Ambassador for...
  • Money was sent to relative of jailed and absconding IM men: NIA October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal not only used to send funds for terror acts across the country but also regularly provided money to families of the jailed and absconding operatives of the banned outfit, the NIA has told a special court. This was stated by the National Investigation...
  • Asian Games: Indian men win, women lose in Sepaktakraw September 29, 2014

    Incheon: Indian men's Sepaktakraw team registered a comprehensive straight-game win over Brunei and Nepal but their women counterparts sunk against Indonesia in preliminary round matches of the 17th Asian Games here on Monday. The Indian team took just 38 minutes to see off the challenge from Brunei 21-12, 21-15 in men's...
  • Nepal Prime Minister backs India's bid for permanent seat on UN Security Council September 27, 2014

    United Nations: Nepal gave its backing on Friday for India's bid for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, saying it was needed to reflect the changed times and make it more effective. Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told the UN General Assembly on Friday that the UN, including the...
  • Nepal seeks technical cooperation from India for extending Provident Fund September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Nepal on Saturday sought technical cooperation from India for extending Provident Fund in organised and unorganised sectors in that country. A delegation led by Secretary of Nepal Prime Minister and Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Nepal chief Durga Nidhi Sharma met Union Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and held deliberations...
  • India, Nepal discuss border issues at BWG meet September 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Seeking to resolve longstanding border issues, the first meeting of the NepalIndia Boundary Working Group (BWG) established after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Nepal, began on Wednesday. The main agenda of the BWG's first meeting is to finalise its own composition and terms of reference as well as...
  • 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...
  • Nepal importing 20,000 sheep, goats for Vijaya Dashmi September 14, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepalese traders are set to import at least 20,000 sheep and mountain goats worth NRs 300 million from China this year for the Vijaya Dashmi festival. The traders, who have reached Dhongwasen in Tibet, have already acquired permission from the District Livestock Office in Mustang in northwest Nepal to bring...
  • Nepal artificial lake bursts suddenly, no casualties September 7, 2014

    Kathmandu: A vast artificial lake, formed after a massive landslide that blocked the Sunkoshi river in NorthEast Nepal last month, burst suddenly on Sunday morning but no casualties have been reported in the downstream areas so far. Following the burst, the waterlevel in the lake has decreased by 18 metres,...
  • Nepal, India sign landmark Power Trade Agreement September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Nepal and India on Thursday signed a landmark Power Trade Agreement (PTA) which is expected to boost the energy ties between the two energystarved nations. The twoday meeting ended on Thursday on a positive note with the energy secretaries from both countries signing the agreement, an official source told...
  • Modi's 100 days in power: A look at PM's foreign policies August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Democratic Alliance government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed 100 days in power on Monday. PM Narendra Modi began his tenure with a diplomatic coup of sorts, securing the attendance of all South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) heads of states and Mauritius...
  • 35,000 Nepalese attempt to set world's largest human flag record August 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: In a bid to set a new world record, over 35,000 Nepalese on Saturday gathered at an open ground to form the world's largest "human national flag". Around 35,000 people carrying placards assembled at Tundikhel ground as they made a huge portrait of Nepali flag for setting the Guinness...
  • Nepal names mountain after Everest chronicler Elizabeth Hawley August 19, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal has named a small Himalayan peak near its border with Tibet after a respected chronicler of mountain climbing and opened it to foreign mountaineers for climbing, officials said on Tuesday. The USborn Elizabeth Hawley came to Nepal in 1960 as a journalist for Time magazine and from her home...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • Scores missing in Nepal as heavy rains spark cholera fears August 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers in Nepal struggled to recover bodies on Sunday after monsoon rains swept away houses, killing at least 85 people and sparking fears of a deadly cholera outbreak, officials said. Torrential rains last week led to multiple landslides and flooding, killing 85 people and leaving more than 100 others unaccounted...
  • Nepal: Floods, landslides kill 240 people, India announces relief fund of NRs 48 million August 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: India announced a relief assistance of Nepali Rs 48 million for the victims of the recent floods and landslides that have hit different parts of Nepal, claiming over 240 lives in two weeks. "The government of India will provide Rs 30 million (NRs 48 million) assistance to the victims of...
  • India announces 30 mn package for Nepal floodlandslide victims August 16, 2014

    Kathmandu: India on Saturday announced a relief assistance of NRs 48 million for the victims of recent floods and landslide in different parts of Nepal, which has claimed nearly 220 lives in two weeks. "The government of India will provide Rs 30 million (NRs 48 million) assistance to the victims of...
  • India helps in evacuation of 126 Nepalese nationals from Libya August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: India has facilitated evacuation of 126 Nepalese nationals from Sirte area of strifetorn Libya. The assistance by India came after the Nepalese embassy in Cairo sent a note verbale to its mission in Tripoli seeking assistance for evacuation of the Nepalese nationals, officials in the Ministry of External Affairs...
  • 156 dead in Nepal landslide; search called off August 6, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal government on Wednesday declared dead the 123 people missing in the country's worst landslide in over a decade, taking the death toll from the disaster to 156, as the search for the bodies buried under the debris was called off. The landslide, triggered by heavy rains, hit Sindhupal chowk...
  • Jeetbahadur had met his family in 2012, so why did Modi mislead Nepal? August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when people are praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his humanitarian act for reuniting one Jeetbahadur Sarumagar with his family after 16 years, the social media exposed the white lie of the Prime Minister. The Facebook profile of the Nepal boy has revealed that Sarumagar...
  • Nepal visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers special prayers at Pashupatinath Temple August 4, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered special prayers at Nepal's famed centuriesold Pashupatinath Temple and "felt extremely blessed"."Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at Pashupatinath Temple this morning," Modi tweeted after offering the puja at 5th century temple on the second and last day of his maiden trip to...