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13-Sep-2020 Kathmandu

9 killed, 22 missing in Nepal landslides

At least nine people were killed and 22 reported missing in two separate landslides in Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday, a senior official said."Nine dead bodies have been recovered from the landslides while search operations are undergoing to...

16-Aug-2020 Kathmandu

18 dead, 21 missing in massive Nepal landslide

At least 18 people have been killed and 21 others reported missing after a massive landslide hit Nepal's Sindhupalchowk district, authorities said on Sunday, adding that a search and rescue operation was ongoing in the affected area.The landslide, which...

22-Jul-2019 Kathmandu

Nepal needs millions to rebuild after rain creates havoc

The recent floods in Nepal have caused extensive destruction and caused the deaths of at least 90 people. For rehabilitation and reconstruction, officials have estimated that around Rs 220 million will be needed.The floods...

16-Jul-2019 Kathmandu

Death toll from Nepal floods reaches 67

The death toll from the monsoon floods and landslides in Nepal has increased to 67, while 32 people were reported missing and over 40 others injured, officials said on Monday.The Nepal Police said in a statement late Monday that the victims comprised 41...

15-Jul-2019 Kathmandu

Death toll from Nepal floods reaches 59

The death toll from the monsoon floods and landslides in Nepal and northeastern India has increased to 59, while the number of affected people stands at around 2.6 million, officials said Sunday.In Nepal, a total of 55 people died, while 30 others are listed...

14-Jul-2019 Kathmandu

Toll in Nepal floods, landslides reach 43

The death toll in the Nepal floods and landslides caused by torrential rain has increased to 43, while 21 were reported missing and 26 others injured, authorities confirmed on Sunday.The toll was confirmed by the Home Ministry, adding that 2,000 people had...

13-Jul-2019 Kathmandu

21 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

At least 21 people were killed while 10 others were reported missing due to floods and landslides caused by incessant rain in Nepal, police said on Saturday.According to the police, at least 10 people have sustained injuries, while a total of 50 others...

12-Jul-2019 Kathmandu

Nepal thrives for commercial coffee production to meet demands

At least 6,346 farmers and entrepreneurs have been carrying out commercial coffee farming in 32 out of 77 districts in Nepal, according to a new survey.The "Commercial Coffee Farming Survey Report" published by Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) of Nepal...

14-Apr-2019 Kathmandu

Three killed in Nepal chopper-plane collision

At least three people were killed on Sunday when a plane collided with a parked helicopter while taking off from an airport in Nepal's Lukla town, a major gateway to Mt Everest.The police said the incident occurred at around 9.10 a.m. at the Tenzing-Hillary...

01-Apr-2019 Kathmandu

31 killed in Nepal thunderstorm

At least 31 people have been killed and hundreds injured as a violent thunderstorm lashed through parts of southern Nepal, authorities said on Monday.According to authorities, most of the victims were from the country's Bara district. The storm accompanied...

22-Nov-2018 Kathmandu

Bus crash kills 16 in Nepal

At least 16 people were killed and 27 others injured in a road accident in Nepal's Dadeldhura district on Thursday, the authorities said.District Administration Officer Mohanraj Joshi said the incident happened when the ill-fated bus veered off the mountain...

13-Oct-2018 Kathmandu

Storm kills 9 climbers on Nepal mountain

Nine climbers, including five South Korean nationals, who were part of a trekking expedition, were killed after a snowstorm destroyed their base camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal, the police said on Saturday.Wangchu Sherpa, Managing Director at Trekking...

08-Sep-2018 Kathmandu

6 killed in Nepal helicopter crash

At least six persons were killed after an Altitude Air airline helicopter crashed in a dense forest area on Saturday, leaving only a woman passenger alive, officials said.According to Nima Nuru Sherpa, Managing Director at Altitude Air Pvt Ltd, the chopper...

31-Aug-2018 Kathmandu

India, Nepal sign railway line survey agreement

In what can be seen as a major boost to regional connectivity, India and Nepal on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here on preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey of the proposed Raxaul-Kathmandu railway line as Indian Prime Minister...

31-Aug-2018 Kathmandu

Narendra Modi inaugurates Pashupatinath Dharmashala in Kathmandu

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today jointly inaugurated the Pashupatinath Dharmashala in  Kathmandu, with the Prime Minister of Nepal, Shri K.P. Oli.Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that he feels the love and affection of the people...

31-Aug-2018 Kathmandu

Narendra Modi, Thai PM discuss boosting bilateral ties

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his Thailand counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha on the sidelines of the Fourth Bimstec Summit here and discussed strengthening of bilateral ties."Connecting with an important partner from Southeast Asia," Indian...

29-Aug-2018 Kathmandu

BIMSTEC priority for India: Minister

A day ahead of the start of 4th BIMSTEC Summit, India's Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Wednesday said that the sub-regional group of seven nations was a priority for India as it fulfilled the country's "Neighbourhood First" and "Act...

12-May-2018 Kathmandu

India, Nepal agree to boost trade, people-to-people, connectivity ties

In what can be seen as a series of steps to mend their ties, India and Nepal on Saturday agreed to boost trade and economic links, connectivity via air, land and water, people-to-people ties, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that his country...

08-Apr-2018 Kathmandu

India visit productive in building mutual trust : K.P. Sharma Oli

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Sunday that his visit to India was productive in building mutual trust between the two countries.Oli, who came back home after a three-day visit to India on Sunday, made such remarks at Tribhuwan International Airport...

03-Apr-2018 Kathmandu

India visit focussed on building trust : K.P. Sharma Oli

Nepali Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Tuesday said that his upcoming India visit will be solely focused on building trust but he will not sign any agreement against his country's national interest.He will embark on a state visit to India on Friday following...

13-Mar-2018 Kathmandu

Bidya Devi Bhandari re-elected Nepal's President

Bidya Devi Bhandari was on Tuesday re-elected President of Nepal for a second term.Bhandari was candidate of the ruling Left Alliance supported by two major Madhesi parties. She defeated Kumari Laxmi Rai of Nepali Congress, the main opposition party.In the...

12-Mar-2018 Kathmandu

49 dead in Nepal plane crash

As many as 49 people were killed and 22 injured when a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines, flying to Kathmandu from Dhaka, with 71 on board crash-landed and exploded into a ball of flame at Nepal's main airport here on Monday.Nepal Police spokesperson...

12-Mar-2018 Kathmandu

40 dead in Nepal plane crash

At least 40 people were killed and 23 injured when a US-Bangla Airlines plane crash-landed and exploded into a ball of flame at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here on Monday, police said.Nepal Police spokesperson Manoj Neupane said the bodies...

12-Mar-2018 Kathmandu

Plane with 71 on board crashes at Kathmandu airport, 8 dead

An aircraft of the US-Bangla Airlines with 67 passengers and four members on board crash-landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here on Monday, leaving casualties and injuring 17 people.TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur said 25 people were...

02-Mar-2018 Kathmandu

Salman Khan's 'Da-Bangg Tour to Nepal' cancelled

Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan's 'the Da-Bangg Tour to Nepal', which was scheduled to take place in Kathmandu on March 10, has been called off citing threat from a section led by Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav', according to the organisers.Other Bollywood stars such...

15-Feb-2018 Kathmandu

K.P. Sharma Oli sworn in as 41st PM of Nepal

CPN-UML Chairman K.P. Sharma Oli was on Thursday sworn in as the 41st Prime Minister of Nepal, 69 days after the elections of the Federal and Provincial Assemblies.President Bidya Devi Bhandari administrated the oath of office to Oli at a ceremony organised...

06-Jan-2018 KATHMANDU

Cold wave kills nine in Nepal

At least nine people were killed due to an intense cold wave in Nepal's Terai region, authorities said.Six people died of freezing cold in Saptari district and three in Rautahat district, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.The cold wave has badly affected...

28-Oct-2017 Kathmandu

14 killed in Nepal road accident

At least 14 people were killed on Saturday when a passenger bus skidded off a highway and plunged into a river in Nepal's Dhading district, police said."Fourteen bodies were recovered while 15 injured are receiving treatment at local hospitals," a district...

15-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Toll in Nepal floods rises to 120

The toll in Nepal's floods soared to 120 as the disaster caused havoc mostly in the country's southern plains in the Terai, officials said on Tuesday.According to Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs, 35 people were still missing while 39 were injured in the...

13-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

53 killed, one lakh displaced in Nepal floods

At least 53 people were killed and as many as 100,000 displaced in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains across Nepal, officials said on Sunday.Search and rescue operations were underway in several parts of the Himalayan nation. According...

13-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

40 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

Floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains have killed 40 persons in Nepal, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Sunday.At least 36 persons have been reported missing in the low-lying areas, over 20 injured and thousands of families have been displaced...

12-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Incessant rainfall displaces thousands in Nepal

Floods caused by incessant rain have created havoc across the low-lying Terai region in Nepal, inundating thousands of houses and displacing people, the media reported on Saturday.The floods since Friday night have forced thousands of families to shift to shelters...

12-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

17 dead, 6 missing as floods, landslides hit Nepal

At least 17 persons died and another six went missing after floods and landslides swept through southern Nepal on Saturday due to heavy rainfall, a minister said.Home Minister Janardan Sharma said in a press conference that of the victims, nine died in...

11-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Amid Doklam standoff, Sushma Swaraj meets Bhutanese Foreign Minister

Amid the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops on the Doklam plateau, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met with "close friend and neighbour" Bhutan's Foreign Minister Damcho Dorji here on Friday."Time with a close friend and neighbour....

10-Aug-2017 Kathmandu

Sushma Swaraj attends BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday attended the inaugural session of the two-day 15th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting here that was inaugurated by Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba."Building on shared histories & values. EAM @SushmaSwaraj...

09-Apr-2017 Kathmandu

Three Indians killed in Nepal accident

Three Indians were killed and another was critically injured when a truck rammed into their car on the East-West Highway along the Hetauda-Narayanghat road stretch, police said on Sunday.The three were killed on the spot when their car (BR-6D-5625) was hit...

29-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Army chief Rawat conferred Nepal Army General honorary rank

Indian Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat was on Wednesday conferred the rank of honorary General of the Nepal Army by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari at a special ceremony at the President's official residence Sheetal Niwas here, media reports said.Defence Minister...

29-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Nepal to formally join Chinese Belt and Road : Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Wednesday said Nepal will formally sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China to become part of the latter's 'Belt and Road Initiative'.Dahal, who returned home from his China visit on Wednesday, informed...

27-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Prachanda meets Xi, calls meeting 'fruitful'

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who is on a six-day visit to China, held a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Monday.Prachanda later called the meeting with Xi "fruitful" and said "this kind of high-level meeting has...

26-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Exchange of Rs 4,500 in old notes allowed in Nepal : RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will allow exchange of up to Rs 4,500 in banned Indian currency notes to each Nepali national, a visiting team of the Indian central bank here hinted on Sunday.The Indian proposal has sent waves of nervousness among the Nepali...

10-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Nepal bus accident toll reaches 26

The death toll in a bus accident in Nepal's far-western Jajarkot district has risen to 26, it was reported on Friday.Jajarkot Chief District Officer Krishna Chandra Poudel said 15 people died on the spot when a passenger bus fell some 200 metres from a highway...

09-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

22 killed in Nepal bus accident

At least 22 people were killed and 40 others injured when a passenger bus plunged down some 200 meters from a highway in Nepal's far-western Jajarkot district on Thursday.Chief District Officer Krishna Chandra Poudel said 13 people died instantly and nine...

06-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Three dead, 10 injured in Nepal clash

At least three persons were killed and 10 others injured in a clash between agitating Madhesi Morcha protestors and security personnel in southern Saptari district, officials said on Monday.According to Nepal's Home Ministry spokesperson Bal Krishna Panthi,...

03-Mar-2017 Kathmandu

Banned Indian notes in Nepal will be exchanged soon : Arun Jaitley

India's Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the currency notes scrapped by his country on November 8 last year but still in Nepal's financial system will be exchanged soon.Interacting with journalists here, Jaitley said he has not yet received a study...

06-Jan-2017 Kathmandu

RBI to give Nepal Rs 1 bn in 100-rupee notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has agreed to provide Rs 1 billion to the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) after its request that the country was facing a shortage of INR 100 denomination banknotes.The NRB's plan to import Rs 100 denomination notes was delayed due...

01-Dec-2016 Kathmandu

Opposition obstructs Nepal Parliament over constitution amendment bill

Nepal's main opposition party Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist on Thursday obstructed and later boycotted the proceedings of the Legislature-Parliament in protest against the introduction of the constitution amendment bill.After a year's hiatus...

27-Nov-2016 Kathmandu

7 killed, 18 injured in Nepal jeep accident

At least seven persons were killed and 18 other injured, when an overloaded jeep plunged into a 100-metre ravine in Nepal's Nawalparasi District on Sunday.The vehicle, which was heading for Kadabheri from Bulingtar in the district, slipped off a mountain...

19-Nov-2016 Kathmandu/New Delhi

Nepali migrants in India struggling to cope with demonetisation

India's demonetisation of high-value currency has hit hard the tens of thousands of Nepali migrant workers employed in India as security guards, daily wagers, domestic helps and others who receive salary in cash, as they are struggling to cope with the situation.Shyam...

19-Nov-2016 Kathmandu

Nepalis facing hard time in India following demonetisation

Nepalis living in India have been facing difficulties after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and 1000 notes to crack down on black money.Just like millions of Indians, the November 8 move has come as a bolt to the blue for the Nepali...

18-Nov-2016 Kathmandu

Demonetisation worries people in Nepal

The demonetisation move has affected people in border regions of Nepal as most of them have been facing problems in exchanging their Indian currency of Rs 500 and 100 denomination.Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000...

11-Nov-2016 Kathmandu

Chief of Army Staff Visits Nepal

Gen Dalbir Singh, Chief of Army Staff, proceeded on a visit to Nepal from 11 to 13 November 2016. The visit assumes special significance in the light of India’s special relationship with Nepal, underpinning India’s priorities in maintaining friendly relations...

09-Nov-2016 Kathmandu

Nepal also hit as India bans its Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes

India's decision to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes had its ripple effect in Nepal -- affecting transactions, depressing the share market, creating difficulties for border residents and raising concerns among citizens working in India.Nepal's central...

04-Nov-2016 Kathmandu

India is proud of Gurkha soldiers, ex-servicemen: Pranab Mukherjee

Visiting President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the Indian government and the Indian Army were proud of their Gurkha soldiers and ex-servicemen."I, on behalf of the government of India, assure you that our government will never step back in its efforts for...

04-Nov-2016 Kathmandu

India is proud of Gurkha soldiers, ex-servicemen : Pranab Mukherjee

Visiting President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the Indian government and the Indian Army were proud of their Gurkha soldiers and ex-servicemen."I, on behalf of the government of India, assure you that our government will never step back in its efforts for...

04-Nov-2016 Kathmandu

Nepal visit successful, our destinies interlinked : Pranab Mukherjee

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said his three-day state visit to Nepal was successful and reflects the priority that India attaches to further strengthening its unique relationship with the Himalayan country."Our destinies are interlinked and there...

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