Nepal

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.