Nepal

141 people arrested as Nepal police cracks down on Holi revelers

At least 141 people were arrested and 600 motorcycles seized in the Nepalese capital during the annual Hindu festival of Holi on Sunday, police said.

Ten killed, dozens injured as bus plummets from mountain in Nepal

At least 10 people were killed and more than two dozen injured when an overcrowded passenger bus veered off a mountain road in north-western Nepal on Thursday, local authorities said.

Protesters shut down southern Nepal a day after clash kills three

Markets, schools and factories were closed across Nepal's southern plains on Tuesday in response to the killing of three protesters who tried to disrupt a political rally, as police revised the death toll down from four.

Four dead in Nepal after police open fire on protesters

An 18-year-old man was killed in Nepal on Monday when security forces opened fire at rival political rallies, a police spokesman said.

Nepal bans old vehicles to tackle air pollution

Nepal on Wednesday banned vehicles older than 20 years from plying the roads of the capital Kathmandu in a bid to control worsening air quality and to ease traffic congestion.

Protesters clash with police in Nepal anti-government shutdown

Anti-government protesters clashed with police in towns across southern Nepal and attacked a municipal building Wednesday as they forced a shutdown in the region over local elections.

First local elections in 20 years to be held in Nepal on May 14

Nepal's government announced the dates for forthcoming local elections on Monday, nearly 20 years after polls were last held for municipalities and village councils in the country.

Seven killed, five injured in Nepal jeep crash

Seven people were killed and five others injured on Wednesday when a jeep veered off a dirt track in western Nepal, police said.

Police shoot dead wild tiger in Nepal

Police in southern Nepal have shot dead a wild tiger after it injured nine people including four policemen, local officials said on Wednesday.

India plans to measure Everest to see if earthquake shrank it

The Indian government plans to measure the height of Mount Everest in order to put to rest speculation that a powerful earthquake in 2015 may have caused it to shrink, an official said Wednesday.

Tourist arrivals to Nepal rise in wake of 2015 earthquake

Nepal saw a record number of international tourists in 2016, giving the country a boost after numbers plummeted following a major earthquake in 2015, officials said Monday.

Nepal's Supreme Court removes head of anti-graft commission

Nepal's Supreme Court on Sunday ordered the removal of the head of the country's powerful anti-corruption commission for lack of qualification in a case that captured wide public attention in the country.

Nepal police bust kidney smuggling racket, arrest three

Police in Nepal have arrested three men in connection with a kidney smuggling racket allegedly luring jobless people to hospitals in India to have their kidneys removed and sold, a police official said Friday.

Nepal, China to conduct first joint military drills

Nepal and China have agreed to hold their first joint military drills early next year, local media reported on Friday, in a move that could upset regional rival India.

One killed, 15 injured in Hindu-Muslim clash in Nepal

A man was killed and 15 people were injured in a clash between Hindu and Muslim groups in south-western Nepal near the Indian border, local police said Tuesday.

Sherpa killed, climber hurt in quake triggered avalanche in Nepal

A Nepalese climbing guide was killed and a British climber injured on Monday when an avalanche triggered by an earthquake hit a Himalayan peak, expedition organizers said.

Seven killed, 18 injured in Nepal jeep crash

Seven people were killed and 18 others were injured when an overcrowded jeep crashed in central Nepal, local police said Sunday.

Nepalese not allowed to use new Indian notes despite cash shortages

Nepalese will not be allowed to use new Indian bank notes worth 500 and 2,000 rupees (about 7 and 29 dollars) until India’s central bank authorises Nepal to do so, an official said Friday.

Russian pilot killed, Canadian tourist injured in Nepal plane crash

A small aircraft crashed Wednesday near a stream in western Nepal, killing a Russian pilot and injuring a Canadian tourist, police said.

Police in Nepal arrest 142 over nationwide strike

Police in Nepal arrested 142 protestors across the country on Sunday for attempting to enforce a nationwide shutdown.

Hundreds of Nepal's ex-child soldiers protest at Maoist headquarters

Hundreds of ex-Maoist child soldiers protested at the headquarters of their former party in Nepal on Monday, demanding compensation for retired combatants.

Chinese President Xi "ready to visit Nepal"

Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday on the sidelines of BRICS Summit in Goa, India, following criticism at home of ignoring relations with China and botching a vist to Nepal by Xi.

18 killed, 13 injured in Nepal bus crash

A passenger bus carrying people from a small town in northern Nepal crashed on a narrow mountain road on Tuesday, killing 18 people and injuring 13 others, local authorities said.

Three killed, former minister missing, in Nepal car crash

Three people were killed and three others, including Nepal’s former home minister, were missing after a car veered off a busy highway approximately 100 kilometres west of Kathmandu, local police said Monday.  

Four hikers killed in Nepal landslide

Four hikers were killed and at least six wounded on Thursday when a landslide struck a popular trekking route near Nepal's Mount Manaslu, local police said.

India gives Nepal 750-million-dollar credit line for quake aftermath

India on Friday finalized a 750-million-dollar credit line for Nepal's post-earthquake reconstruction following talks between the South Asian neighbours.

Nepal failing to stop child marriage, says Human Rights Watch

Nepal’s poverty, traditional practices, patriarchy and gender discrimination have led to the country having one of the highest rates of child marriages in Asia, a leading rights group said Thursday.

Nepal bans Indian couple for fake photo of Mount Everest climb

Nepal on Tuesday banned an Indian couple from mountaineering in the country for ten years, after they doctored a photo to acquire a highly sought-after summit certificate despite failing to scale Mount Everest.

Nepal jeep crash kills nine

A passenger jeep veered off a dirt track in south-western Nepal on Sunday, killing at least nine people and injuring six, local police said.

French tourist found dead at bottom of cliff in Nepal

The body of a French woman, who had been missing for the last 10 days, has been found at the bottom of a cliff near a highway in western Nepal, local police said Friday.

At least 30 killed in Nepal bus crash

At least 30 people were killed when a passenger bus crashed on a mountain road in central Nepal on Monday, police said.

Seven killed in helicopter crash in Nepal

A helicopter crashed in central Nepal on Monday, killing all seven people on board, authorities said.

Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal elected Nepal's new prime minister

Former guerrilla leader and Maoist party chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal was elected the new prime minister of Nepal on Wednesday by a majority vote in the parliament.

Nepal parliament prepares to elect new prime minister

Nepal's parliament announced Monday that it would elect a new prime minister later this week, after the resignation of Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli following criticism of his administration and a period of political turmoil.

Death toll from Nepal monsoon disaster reaches 80

At least 80 people have died in monsoon-related disasters in Nepal in the past week, the Home Ministry said Sunday.

Death toll climbs to 49 following heavy rains in Nepal

The death toll from landslides and flooding brought on by heavy rainfall in Nepal climbed to 49 on Wednesday.

Nepal's prime minister resigns before no-confidence vote

Nepal's prime minister resigned on Sunday minutes before a no-confidence vote in parliament that he was expected to lose after a key party withdrew support from the coalition government.

Helicopter rescuer saves hundreds of lives in mountainous Nepal

Climbers stranded in mountainous areas of Nepal often have only one hope for reaching safety: helicopter rescue.

One dead, two missing during Everest ascent

An Indian climber was reported dead on Mount Everest on Monday, making it the third death on the mountain this season, authorities confirmed.

A Dutchman and an Australian die on Everest

Two foreign climbers have died on Mount Everest, sources at Nepal's Tourism Ministry said Saturday.

Nepali becomes first woman to climb Everest seven times

Nepali climber Lhakpa Sherpa became the first woman to make seven ascents of Mount Everest, local media reported Saturday.

Rescue under way for 19 climbers stranded in central Nepal

Nineteen climbers, including two critically injured, were being rescued after they were stranded in the central mountains of Nepal in bad weather, a tour company said Saturday.

First foreign climbers reach Everest summit after two-year gap

Foreign climbers reached the top of Everest Thursday, with their route mapped out by Nepali guides, after a two-year pause in expeditions due to deadly accidents.

Everest peak sees first expeditions after two years of tragedy

Climbers are ready to tackle the world's highest peak again after two years' hiatus due to fatal disasters on the mountain.

Nepal remembers victims of devastating earthquakes

Nepal's prime minister on Sunday visited one of the sites devastated a year ago by an earthquake that killed more than 8,800 people.

One year after deadly earthquakes, Nepal waits for tourists to return

Tourism is the backbone of Nepal's economy but has been struggling with the long-standing political instability and with natural disasters in each of the previous two years, including the 2015 earthquake whose anniversary is on April 25.

Nepal bus crash kills 22

At least 22 people were killed and 23 injured when a bus crashed in eastern Nepal Tuesday, police said.

British Prince Harry charms Nepali locals on tour of quake-hit areas

Britain's Prince Harry greeted Nepali locals and spoke with the survivors of the 2015 earthquake in and around Kathmandu on Sunday, as part of his visit to Nepal which sees him tour areas hit hard by the disaster.

Nepal pilots awarded posthumous medals after crash landing

Two pilots who died in a crash landing last week will receive posthumous bravery awards after all their passengers survived, officials said Tuesday.

Survivors of Nepal plane crash airlifted to hospital

Nine survivors of a plane crash in western Nepal have been airlifted to hospital, authorities said Friday, after the country's second air accident in three days.

Crashed Nepalese passenger plane might have diverted from its route

A passenger plane that crashed in central Nepal on Wednesday killing all 23 people on board might have diverted from its usual route, Pokhara Airport chief Dipak Baral said.

Passenger plane crashes in central Nepal, killing all 23 on board

A passenger plane carrying 23 people crashed in the mountains of central Nepal on Wednesday, killing everyone on board, police said.

India and Nepal leaders meet, signalling thaw in tensions

Leaders from India and Nepal held talks on Saturday to repair strained ties following a border blockade, as the neighbours signed nine pacts on issues such as trade and transport.

Nepalese ministers donate salary for post-earthquake reconstruction

Nepalese ministers are to contribute a month's salary to the rebuilding of a national monument that collapsed during the April 25, 2015, earthquake, crushing dead over 180 people, the cabinet announced late Tuesday.

Nepal-India border traffic resumes for first time in months

More than a hundred cargo vehicles crossed the India-Nepal border Saturday, for the first time since it was closed 135 days ago.

At least 25 injured in Nepal aftershock

At least 25 people were injured when a 5.5-magnitude earthquake struck parts of Nepal late Friday, nine months after a major earthquake, police said.

Nepal powers up first electric crematorium

Nepal's first electric crematorium came into operation in Kathmandu on Sunday, promising a positive environmental impact and lower costs for the majority of the Hindu and Buddhist populations who cremate their dead.

At least six dead in Nepal bus accident

At least six people were killed when a bus overturned in Nepal on Sunday, police said.

Nepal's fuel crisis will push almost a million people into poverty

Experts say this economic and humanitarian crisis is likely to have a much wider and longer-term impact.