Nepal

  • Three UP men arrested with huge foreign currency cache in Nepal 19-04-2014 08:23 AM

    Nepal police have apprehended four Indians from Nepalgunj along the India-Nepal border Friday evening with a huge cache of foreign currency while they were trying to board a Kathmandu-bound flight at the local airport. The police confisticated 179,500 euros, $2,900 and 1,300 Thai bhats - accounting to more than NRs.24.59...
  • Mount Everest avalanche kills 12 Nepalese guides; 4 missing 19-04-2014 07:06 AM

    Katmandu: An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early on Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone to fix ropes for other climbers when the...
  • Avalanche sweeps Mt Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing 18-04-2014 10:55 AM

    Katmandu: A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. on...
  • Cricket council happy with associates' progress at world events 10-04-2014 09:25 AM

    The International Cricket Council's faith in associate member teams was vindicated by their recent showing in the T20 WC, development manager Tim Anderson has said, singling out the Netherlands' upset win over England. Six ICC associate member countries - Ireland, Afghanistan, Nepal, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and the...
  • NRI arrested with gold valued at Rs 1.46 crore at Indo-Nepal border 04-04-2014 01:28 PM

    An NRI has been arrested after gold valued at Rs 1.46 crore was allegedly recovered from his possession in Sonauli area on the Indo-Nepal border. Dipak Bajaj (43), who is based in London, was arrested last night during a routine check and over four kg of gold was recovered from...
  • SSB seizes Charas worth Rs 1.6 crore from Indo-Nepal border 30-03-2014 06:21 PM

    The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Sunday seized 16 kg charas worth Rs 1.6 crore from a place on the Indo-Nepal border and arrested two Nepali nationals in this connection. The narcotics consignment was being brought to India by two Nepali nationals, identified as Chhavikant Mahto and Jitendra Das, on...
  • Nepal to host 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu 28-03-2014 08:35 PM

    Nepal will hold the 18th SAARC Summit in Katmandu on November 14, the third time the country is hosting the event since the establishment of eight-member regional grouping in 1985. A cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday decided to hold the summit on November 14 and...
  • Snapshot: 'Ragini MMS 2' star Sunny Leone holidays with husband Daniel Weber in Nepal, shares photos on Twitter 25-03-2014 12:20 PM

    The recent trip of Sunny Leone and husband Daniel Weber to Nepal may have been meant to promote Ekta Kapoor's 'Ragini MMS 2'. But the husband-wife duo managed to take time out to experience Nepalese culture, and drop in at the popular places in Nepal. Directed by Bhushan Patel, 'Ragini...
  • World Twenty20: Netherlands, Nepal highlight minnows' progress 22-03-2014 10:42 AM

    Chittagong: As cricket's big guns lock horns at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the minnow nations can take pride in their performances as they seek to make progress on the global stage. The tournament has reached the Super 10 round, for which the top eight nations qualified automatically, joined by...
  • World T20: Nepal sign off with 9-run win over Afghanistan 20-03-2014 07:56 PM

    Chittagong: Subash Khakurel smashed a fine half-century to help Nepal beat Afghanistan by nine runs in their final Group A qualifying match and register their second win in the ICC World T20 on Thursday. The win kept Nepal's slim hopes of qualifying for the Super-10. Nepal, who have two wins...
  • As it happened: Nepal vs Afghanistan, World T20 qualifier 20-03-2014 02:19 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Afghanistan won the toss and asked Nepal to bat. PLAYING XIs: Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (c), Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Shafiqullah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (wk), Samiullah Shenwari, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf Nepal: SP Khakurel...
  • World T20 Qualifiers: All-round Bangladesh thrash Nepal by 8 wickets 18-03-2014 10:28 PM

    Chittagong: Hosts Bangladesh dished out a solid all-round display to register a convincing eight-wicket win over Nepal in a Group A qualifying match of the ICC World T20 here on Tuesday. Electing to bowl, the hosts restricted Nepal to 126 for 5, before chasing down the target with 27 balls...
  • World T20, Ban vs Nep: as it happened 18-03-2014 06:24 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Mushfiqur Rahim has won the toss and Bangladesh will bowl. Teams: Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim*, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mahmudullah, Farhad Reza, Mashrafe Mortaza, Al-Amin Hossain, Abdur Razzak. Nepal: SP Khakurel, Sagar...
  • World T20, Qualifiers: Regmi, Gauchan star as Nepal beat Hong Kong by 80 runs 16-03-2014 10:23 PM

    Chittagong: Debutants Nepal produced a dominating all-round performance to crush Hong Kong by 80 runs in a Qualifying Group A match of the World T20 on Sunday. Sent into bat, Nepal first rode on batting heroics from Gyanendra Malla (48) and skipper Paras Khadka to post a competitive 149 for...
  • As it happened: World T20, Nepal vs Hong Kong 16-03-2014 06:47 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Hong Kong skipper Jamie Atkinson won the toss and opted to bowl against Nepal. Teams: Hong Kong: Waqas Barkat, Irfan Ahmed, James Atkinson(w/c), Babar Hayat, Mark Chapman, Nizakat Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Aizaz Khan, Najeeb Amar, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem...
  • IAF, experts debunk theory of Malaysian plane being used for 9/11-type attack 16-03-2014 05:59 PM

    The theory that the missing Malaysian aircraft could have been hijacked for a 9/11-type attack on India was on Sunday debunked by the IAF and strategic experts who said it would not have escaped detection had it entered the Indian air space. Senior IAF officers said India has multi-layered and...
  • Plane catches fire while landing in Nepal; no casualties 08-03-2014 03:24 PM

    An Indian jetliner with 170 people on board caught fire while landing in Nepal's capital on Saturday, but there were no casualties reported. The right wheels of the Airbus 320 operated by budget airline Indigo caught fire during the landing and passengers were quickly evacuated through emergency doors, said Rishikesh...
  • Bappi Lahiri appointed as UNESCO Nepal's goodwill ambassador 22-02-2014 12:45 PM

    Kolkata: Popular music director Bappi Lahiri has been appointed the goodwill ambassador of UNESCO Nepal's 'Education For All' in a unique honour. The Chief Patron of National Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Association of Nepal, Vinod Khetawat, said he appreciated the hit song maker's gesture. "We feel Bappi Lahiri's...
  • India calls for institutional reform within the SAARC 20-02-2014 05:15 PM

    India on Thursday called for institutional reform within the SAARC and define a clear set of policies on the nature of the grouping's relations with countries having observer status. The eight-member grouping needs to "move faster and to add momentum to our cooperation within the SAARC framework," External Affairs Minister...
  • Nepal plane crash kills 18 in snow, rain and fog 18-02-2014 08:46 AM

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Monday found the wreckage of a plane that slammed into a snow-covered mountain in Nepal and burst into flames, killing 18 people, including a child, authorities said. Moving slowly through thick snow, rescuers walked for 13 kilometers (8 miles) to the crash site. Air traffic control had...
  • Nepal police find wreckage of crashed plane 17-02-2014 12:14 PM

    The wreckage of a missing Nepal Airlines plane carrying 18 people was found on Monday in the country's mountainous west and rescuers are trying to ascertain if there is any survivor. The Twin Otter was found crashed at Masine Lek in Arghakhanchi district. "We have found the aircraft crashed in...
  • Nepal Police finds wreckage of crashed plane 17-02-2014 10:38 AM

    Kathmandu: The wreckage of a missing Nepal Airlines plane carrying 18 people was found on Monday in the country's mountainous west and rescuers are trying to ascertain if there is any survivor. The Twin Otter was found crashed at Masine Lek in Arghakhanchi district. "We have found the aircraft crashed...
  • Plane with 18 people goes missing in Nepal's mountains 16-02-2014 04:40 PM

    Kathmandu: A Nepal Airlines plane with 18 people on board flying in bad weather was missing on Sunday and feared to have crashed in Nepal's mountainous west, officials said. The plane left on Sunday from the resort town of Pokhara after making an unscheduled fuel stop, but contact was lost...
  • SSB arrests man carrying contraband worth Rs 8 lakh 15-02-2014 12:08 PM

    A man was arrested for allegedly carrying contraband worth Rs 8 lakh in the international market by Sashastra Seema Bal personnel on the Indo-Nepal border. Shailesh Upadhyay from Kushinagar district was arrested on Friday night from Marchahwa and 4 kg charas worth Rs 8 lakh was recovered from his possession,...
  • Manmohan Singh congratulates Nepal's new PM 10-02-2014 10:33 PM

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh congratulated Nepal's new Prime Minister Sushil Koirala after his election on Monday. Manmohan Singh, in his message, said Koirala's election as Prime Minister represented an important milestone in consolidating the democratic gains in Nepal's political transition. The Indian Prime Minister was the first head...
  • Sushil Koirala becomes new Prime Minister of Nepal 10-02-2014 03:03 PM

    Veteran Nepali Congress leader Sushil Koirala on Monday was elected Prime Minister of Nepal with the support of the CPN-UML, ending months of political instability following last year's elections. Koirala, the sole contestant in the premier race, was elected with 405 votes in the 601-member Constituent Assembly. As many as...
  • Maharajganj: SSB suspects terror activities around Republic Day, increases security along border 24-01-2014 11:11 PM

    Following IntelligenceBureau inputs about likelihood of increase in terroristactivities around Republic Day, the Sashastra Seema Bal isextensively screening the long and porous Indo-Nepal borderwith a view to check entry of anti-national elements. The SSB would also be identifying 'religious places'located on the 1751 km Indo-Nepal border which may have beenused...