KATHMANDU

  • Nepal quake: Daughter of Indian embassy employee killed as house collapses 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An Indian embassy employee's daughter died and wife suffered serious injuries when a house in the mission complex in Kathmandu collapsed during the powerful earthquake that struck Nepal. The nationality of the contract-based mission staff was not immediately known. "A house in our Embassy complex collapsed. Unfortunately, the daughter of...
  • 180 bodies retrieved from debris of Nepal's historic Dharhara tower 1 hour 28 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal's 19th-century nine-storey Dharhara tower in the heart of the capital on Saturday became a burial ground for hundreds of visitors who had come to see the panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley from the top of the minaret. 50.5-metre-high historic tower was reduced to just its base after a...
  • Watch: CCTV camera catches the intensity of Nepal earthquake 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, causing some buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse, witnesses said. According to a home ministry official the death toll has reached 876 in Nepal. ...
  • Nepal: Earthquake triggers Mount Everest avalanche, eighteen people killed 3 hours 31 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: A major earthquake in Nepal on Saturday unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least eighteen people and raising fears for other climbers on the world's highest peak, a tourism ministry official said. The avalanche buried part of the base camp for climbers bound for Everest, according to Gyanendra...
  • Devastating Nepal earthquake kills over 876, triggers deadly Everest avalanche 4 hours 1 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: The death toll in the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday has risen to 876, a Nepal Home Ministry official said, of which 467 were in the Kathmandu Valley that is the most heavily populated part of the Himalayan country. The quake toppled a 19th-century tower in the Nepalese...
  • Nepal quake: Nearly 125 Indians stranded in Kathmandu 4 hours 24 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Kathmandu: Nearly 125 people from Maharashtra and Telangana are stranded in Nepal after a high-magnitude earthquake struck the Himalayan nation. According to officials at the Maharashtra Information Centre in Delhi, around 80 people from Nashik had gone to Nepal for pilgrimage while 15-20 people were on a trekking expedition. A group...
  • Over 150 killed in magnitude-7.9 earthquake in Nepal 5 hours 24 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Over 150 people were killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7.9 on Richter scale struck Nepal on Saturday destroying several buildings including a UNESCO World Heritage site and the centuries-old Dharhara tower in the heart of the capital trapping scores of people. The earthquake with epicentre at Lamjung, around 80...
  • Emergency helpline numbers for Nepal quake 5 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal has been struck by a massive earthquake measuring 7.9 on the richter scale. Thereafter, there have been 13 aftershocks which have caused a lot of damage to life and property. Over 150 people are feared dead with the death toll expected to rise. Here are the 24x7 emergency helpline...
  • Nepal quake: Flights to Kathmandu put on hold 5 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, causing massive damage in the capital Kathmandu with strong tremors felt across several states of India too. The authorities have closed the Kathmandu airport due to the quake. All flight operations in and out of Kathmandu have been suspended...
  • Never felt an earthquake like this, a survivor tells about Nepal tremblor 6 hours 19 minutes ago

    Ramkot: I had just stepped out of my house. It was a very pleasant morning. I was planning to go to Kathmandu to buy clothes for my siblings. I was walking towards the bus station. Somebody shouted 'earthquake, earthquake'. I looked back. I saw people rushing out of their homes...
  • Historic Dharara Tower collapses in Kathmandu after quake 6 hours 43 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: A historic tower built in the 19th century collapsed in the Nepali capital Kathmandu following a severe earthquake on Saturday and at least one body was removed as police cordoned off the area, a witness said. The Dharara Tower, built in 1832, was a historic landmark that had been open...
  • 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Kathmandu, historic Dharahara tower collapses 7 hours 7 minutes ago

    An earthquake of magnitude 7.9 in Kathmandu caused a lot of destruction and damage. Historic Dharahara tower also collapsed and around 50-60 people are trapped under the debris. ...
  • Watch: Several buildings collapse, major loss to property in Kathmandu due to earthquake 7 hours 38 minutes ago

    A massive earthquake measuring 7.9 magnitude struck 80 km (50 miles) east of Pokhara in Nepal on Saturday, causing some buildings in the capital Kathmandu to collapse. ...
  • India sends plane to airlift Nepal accident victims remains 13 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Government sent an IL 76 aircraft to Kathmandu to bring back mortal remains of the 17 Indian pilgrims who were killed in a bus accident in Nepal. The plane will reach Kathmandu. However, the bodies and 28 people injured in the incident will be air-lifted after completion of formalities. "India...
  • 17 Indian pilgrims killed in Nepal accident, bodies identified 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: At least 17 Indian pilgrims were killed and 28 others injured on Wednesday when a bus carrying them plunged into a river while negotiating a sharp bend along a downhill section of the Prithvi Highway in Nepal, police said. According to Superintendent of Police Narayan Singh Khadka, the accident took...
  • Nepal: 12 Indian pilgrims dead, 27 injured in a bus accident 3 days ago

    Kathmandu: At least 12 Indian pilgrims were killed and 27 others injured when a bus carrying them plunged some 100 metre down from the hilly road at Naubise village in Dhading district, 75-km east of Kathmandu in Nepal. The bus with Indian number plate was carrying around 45 pilgrims from Gujarat...
  • 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...
  • Turkish Airlines jet with 238 onboard misses runway while landing at Kathmandu airport March 4, 2015

    Kathmandu: A Turkish Airlines jet with nearly 240 people on board had a lucky escape when the plane missed the runway on landing in dense fog at the Kathmandu airport on Wednesday day and skidded onto nearby grassland. The Airbus A330 from Istanbul skidded off after over-shooting it at the Tribhuvan...
  • Nepal imports roses worth Rs 4 million from India to meet the Valentine's Day demands February 13, 2015

    Kathmandu: Nepal has imported 100,000 red roses - considered a symbol of love - from India for celebrating Valentine's Day Feb 14, according to the Floriculture Association Nepal. The roses were imported as the local market could not meet the demand. "This year, we are importing roses worth Rs.4 million from India...
  • Jet Airways plane makes emergency landing in Kathmandu December 29, 2014

    Kathmandu: A Jet Airways aircraft from Mumbai with 125 passengers and six crew members on board made an emergency landing at Kathmandu airport following a bird hit that caused a minor fire in one of its engines. The plane, however, made a safe landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the...
  • 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...
  • PM Modi returns home, says 'Thank You, Kathmandu' November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night returned here after a three-day visit to Nepal where he attended the SAARC summit and held bilateral talks with leaders of a host of neighboring countries. "Thank you, Kathmandu," the Prime Minister said at the end of his visit. On Wednesday, Modi had...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PM Modi calls for speedy drafting of Nepal's Constitution November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a strong pitch for the early drafting of Nepal's Constitution, saying if the country fails to do so it may get into "difficulties". "I request all political stakeholders to draft the Constitution by early next year as committed through consensus which will...
  • Modi flags off Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service as he began his two-day Nepal visit on Monday. Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala flagged off the bus service on Monday evening in Kathmandu. Before the flagging off, both the Prime Ministers hopped into the bus which was decorated with...
  • With 10 pacts signed, chopper gifted, Modi having flagged off bus, Indo-Nepal ties touch a new high November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that the ties between India and Nepal have come a long way under the new NDA government as he began his two-day visit to the neighbouring country with the inauguration of Trauma Centre in Kathmandu's Bir Hospital. "It has not been even 100 days since...
  • Modi, Nepalese PM to inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service November 25, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala will inaugurate Delhi-Kathmandu bus service, a new initiative by the two countries. In the past there have been private operators who have been operating these bus services between India and Kathmandu but for the first time it is happening...
  • Modi reaches Kathmandu for SAARC summit, to hold bilateral talks with Nepalese PM November 25, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Kathmandu to attend the two-day SAARC summit. Leaders from eight South Asian countries will attend the 18th SAARC summit which will begin on Wednesday. Modi has a jam-packed schedule as he will be flagging off the Kathmandu-New Delhi bus service. He will...
  • Developing relations with neighbours a key priority for India, says Modi before leaving for SAARC summit November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will leave for Kathmandu to attend the two-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Nepal on Tuesday. India is set to pitch for greater regional connectivity, people-to-people contact, and stronger cooperation on energy infrastructure development during the SAARC summit. Leaders from eight...