Nepal

  • Nepal to hold local elections in January 1 week ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal will hold local elections in January 2015 after a gap of 16 years, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam said on Tuesday. The elections for the leadership of local bodies -- village development committees and municipalities -- should have been held every five years. But due to political instability,...
  • Nepal: Madhesi parties and the Maoist form alliance July 11, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's main opposition party UCPN (Maoist) and six Madhesi parties on Thursday formed an alliance to push for their demand of identity-based federalism. Prachanda-led UCPN (Maoist), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum (Loktantrik), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum-Nepal, Tarai Madhes Loktrantrik Party, Sadhbhawana Party, Federal Socialist Party and Tarai Madhes Sadhbhawana Party announced the...
  • Huge Indian package for Nepal during Modi's visit likely July 5, 2014

    Kathmandu: India is expected to announce a major economic assistance package for Nepal during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the country. India's Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Saturday met Nepal's Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat when the matters related to the visit were discussed. "India is likely to announce...
  • 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...
  • Modi wishes quick recovery for Sushil Koirala June 30, 2014

    Kathmandu: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished "full and speedy recovery" to his Nepal counterpart Sushil Koirala who is suffering from first stage lung cancer and is in a New York hospital. In a letter to Koirala, Modi has said: "I also take this opportunity to offer my best wishes...
  • Overdrive: Meet The Neighbours June 29, 2014

    Overdrive in partnership with Nissan is set to embark on an epic drive called 'Meet The Neighbours', which as the name suggests intends to meet our neighbours. In this episode, we take you through Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh. ...
  • Modi government's neighbourhood priority policy: Swaraj to visit Nepal June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In line with the new government's commitment to give priority to neighbouring countries, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Nepal later next month. The External Affairs Minister, who chose Bangladesh for her first official foreign visit, had also accompanied Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his first visit to...
  • ICC awards Netherlands, Nepal with T20I status June 28, 2014

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) has agreed to give Twenty20 International status to the Netherlands and Nepal at its two-day Annual Conference which concluded in Melbourne on Saturday. This means that there are eight ICC Associate Members with T20I status. The other six are Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Ireland, Scotland, Papua New...
  • Nepal PM Koirala diagnosed with lung cancer June 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has been diagnosed with lung cancer at a US hospital, his personal physician said on Thursday. Koirala, 75, flew to the US 10 days ago for medical treatment as his doctors advised him to have a thorough medical check-up in a well-equipped hospital after black...
  • Fire in Nepal factory guts cigarettes worth millions June 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: A major fire at the godown of Surya Tobacco Company, the largest Indian joint-venture operating in Nepal, on Wednesday destroyed 40 truckloads of cigarettes and caused huge damage to its property. The fire that broke out in the godown of the company, a subsidiary of ITC, completely turned 40...
  • Siddharth Nagar: 16-year-old girl abducted, allegedly gangraped in Nepal for 20 days June 23, 2014

    A 16-year-old girl was abducted and gang raped for 20 days allegedly by four persons who also tried to sell her to human traffickers in Nepal, a senior police officer said on Monday. "The girl was abducted by one Vijaypal and his nephew Chinku from Etwah area on June 1 and...
  • India provides Rs 366 million grant to Nepal for embankments June 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: India on Wednesday provided 366.72 million Nepalese Rupees for construction of embankments along three major rivers in southern Nepal to check flooding in the downstream adjoining areas of states like Bihar. Ambassador Ranjit Rae handed over the cheque to Nepal's minister of irrigation, Narayan Prakash Saud. It comes as...
  • Narendra Modi's slip of tongue, referring to Bhutan as Nepal, and rare applause at Bhutan's Parliament inspire Twitter jokes June 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slip of tongue while addressing a joint session of Bhutan's Parliament, referring to Bhutan as Nepal, was picked up by Twitter users who cracked jokes as he wrapped up his two-day visit to the Himalayan country. A news report that the Bhutanese people, who do not...
  • Nepali Congress warns against sabotage of democracy June 12, 2014

    Kathmandu: Nepal's Vice President Ramchandra Poudyal has called upon the government to speed up the drafting of the constitution and implement it by November, warning that "anti-democratic forces" are attempting to foil its completion. Speaking as chief guest at the 5th death anniversary of first female deputy Prime Minister of Nepal...
  • Nepal issues death/missing certificate for missing Bengal mountaineer June 7, 2014

    Kolkata: The Nepal government has issued a certificate declaring as "dead/missing" West Bengal mountaineer Chhanda Gayen who went traceless during an expedition on Kanchenjunga in May, her brother said on Friday. "The Nepal government has a policy of issuing a death/missing certificate for persons who have been missing for three days...
  • Afghanistan, Nepal waiting for BCCI's response May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: It has been atleast six months since the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) had requested BCCI to use the training facilities in India but the Indian board is yet to table the proposals in any of its meetings. Afghanistan and Nepal have come up...
  • First Bengal woman to climb Mt Everest, Chhanda Gayen, goes missing from Mt Kanchenjunga May 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Prominent mountaineer Chhanda Gayen and two of her accompanying 'sherpas', who were attempting to climb the 8,505-metre-high Kangchenjunga West, known as Yalung Kang in Nepal, are reported to be missing. Gayen, best known for being the first civilian woman from West Bengal to climb to the summit of Mount...
  • Mauritius poll panel to experience Indian electoral system May 11, 2014

    Kolkata: A delegation from Mauritius led by Irfan Abdul Rahman, the president of that country's Electoral Commission, will make a four-day visit to the city from Monday for an experience about the Indian electoral system, specially the technology used in counting of votes. Stating this, Assistant CEO Amitjyoti Bhattacharya said on...
  • Neeraj Pandey's shooting unit lands in trouble in Nepal May 9, 2014

    Kathmandu: The unit of Neeraj Pandey's tentatively titled film 'Baby', starring Akshay Kumar, landed in trouble here after they allegedly failed to pay dues of Rs. 2.5 million (in Nepali currency) to a Nepali film management company. "We have not detained any one. We have called both the parties to reach...
  • Border areas with Nepal under vigilance for May 7 polls May 5, 2014

    Security arrangements have been beefed up at the seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Bihar sharing borders with Nepal to ward off any attempted electoral malpractices by anti-social elements during the fifth phase of polls on May 7, a government official said on Monday. Though Indo-Nepal borders of the poll-bound constituencies will...
  • LS polls: Indo-Nepal border to be sealed for fifth phase of Bihar elections May 2, 2014

    Maoists and the porous Indo-Nepal border are the two biggest challenges during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls in Bihar on May 7 and the Election Commission (EC) will seal the international border to tackle this. "The Indo-Nepal border will be sealed on the morning of May 5, 48 hours...
  • Chinese centres in Nepal not a threat to India as of now: SSB April 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India is keeping an eye on growing number of Chinese cultural centres in neighbouring Nepal, but their activity has not reached the threshold where it impinges on the country's security, outgoing chief of border guarding force SSB said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "We do not need to bother...
  • Eight kgs of explosive substance recovered on Indo-Nepal border April 21, 2014

    Eight kgs of explosive substance, including gun powder, were recovered by the SSB on the Indo-Nepal border in Balrampur on Monday, an official said. The SSB jawans asked a person, moving in suspicious circumstances near Siriya Naka outpost, to stop, Commandant SSB Murti Singh said. The person managed to flee leaving 8...
  • 17 persons belonging to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir detained April 19, 2014

    Seventeen persons, including three women and 10 children, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir were detained for illegally crossing into India from Nepal through Sonouli border, SSB sources said on Saturday. Four men, three women and 10 children were detained from here on Friday for illegally crossing into India after reaching Kathmandu from...
  • 13th body pulled from snow in Mount Everest avalanche April 19, 2014

    Kathmandu: Search teams recovered a 13th body on Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Another three guides remained missing, and searchers...
  • Search resumes for missing guides after Mount Everest avalanche April 19, 2014

    Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. Climbers declared a four-day halt to efforts to scale the 8,848-metre (29,029-ft) summit...
  • Three UP men arrested with huge foreign currency cache in Nepal April 19, 2014

    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 million...
  • Mount Everest avalanche kills 12 Nepalese guides; 4 missing April 19, 2014

    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...
  • Avalanche sweeps Mt Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing April 18, 2014

    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 Friday. He...
  • Cricket council happy with associates' progress at world events April 10, 2014

    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 Netherlands...