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Nepal to introduce air crash investigation regulation
Kathmandu, March 10 : Nepal will introduce an air crash investigation regulation in May in a bid to minimise air crashes in future, officials said Monday.
Nepal women lawmakers demand more share in state organs
Kathmandu, March 10 : Nepal's women lawmakers affiliated to different political parties have demanded 33 percent representation of women in the Constituent Assembly (CA) and other state mechanism.
Nepal heading for local body elections
Kathmandu, March 9 : Nepal is preparing to hold local body elections after a 16-year hiatus, a government minister said Sunday.
Nepal tightens security ahead of Tibetan Uprising Day
Kathmandu, March 9 : Security has been tightened around major Tibetan refugee settlements in Nepal ahead of Monday's Tibetan Uprising Day anniversary, officials said Sunday.
Nepal: Plane catches fire, passengers evacuated
Kathmandu, Mar 8 : An Indigo plane from New Delhi caught fire after it landed in Kathmandu's Tribhuvan Interntional Airport on Saturday, media reports said.
Nepal MP under fire for alleged Indian links
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, March 7 : A member of Nepal's newly-elected Constituent Assembly has come under fire after media in this Himalayan nation exposed his alleged association with Indian politics in the past.
Nepal constitution drafting process further delayed
Kathmandu, March 6 : The process of drafting a new constitution in Nepal is getting further delayed due to a dispute among the major political parties about the rules of procedure of the Constituent Assembly.
Constitution drafting process further delayed in Nepal
Kathmandu, March 6 : The process of drafting a new constitution in Nepal has been further delayed due to a dispute among parties about the rules of procedure of the Constituent Assembly.
Indian, Nepali armies hold joint military exercise
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, March 6 : The armies of Nepal and India are holding a joint military exercise named 'Surya Kiran VI' at the Integrated Army Training Centre (IATC) at Saljhandi in Rupanddehi district of southern Nepal.
Nepal orders Everest climbers to 'collect 8kg litter' before ...
London, March 4 : Nepal government has ordered mountaineers climbing Mount Everest to bring back at least 8kg each of litter on their way back.
Manmohan meets Nepal PM in Myanmar
Naypyidaw, March 3 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday met his Nepal counterpart, Sushil Koirala, on the sidelines of seven-nation grouping Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).
Everest climbers will be asked to bring down waste
Kathmandu, March 3 : In a bid to clean Mt. Everest of waste accumulated over decades of climbing, the Nepal government has introduced a new provision -- effective the coming spring season -- according to which every climber will have to bring down at least eight kg of garbage to base camp while ...
Nepal's Thapa is SAARC secretary general
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, March 3 : Nepal's former foreign secretary Arjun Bahadur Thapa Monday assumed charge as secretary general of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) at a function organised at the SAARC Secretariat here.
NEPS selects ECS's platform for e-payments
Kolkata, Mar 3 : Nepal Electronic Payment Systems (NEPS) on Monday selected the 'electra iTx series' platform by ElectraCard Services (ECS), which is a provider of software and processing solutions for electronic payment systems; to set up a shared switch infrastructure to enable electronic payment ...
Nepal to form task force to tackle trade deficit
Kathmandu, March 3 : Desperate to cut down its ballooning trade deficit, the Nepal government plans to set up a high-level task force to handle the issue within a couple of months, an official said Monday.
Bilateral talks equal priority for India in Myanmar
By Arvind Padmanabhan, Nay Pyi Taw, March 3 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hopes to hold "substantive" bilateral talks with the leadership of Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and hosts Myanmar on the margins of the seven-nation BIMSTEC Summit in this capital city where he landed Monday afternoon on a ...
Nepal to assume BIMSTEC chair
Kathmandu, March 2 : The year 2014 will see Nepal assume leadership of two major regional groupings providing the Himalayan nation "an excellent opportunity" to demonstrate its capability in regional cooperation, an official said here Sunday.
Four killed in boat accident near India-Nepal border
Kathmandu, March 2 : At least four people were killed and 14 went missing when a boat capsized in a river near the India-Nepal border Saturday night.
Nepal police chief to visit India
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, Feb 28 : Inspector General of Nepal Police, Uperendra Kanta Aryal, will go on a six-day official visit to India Sunday upon the invitation of the Indian government
Nepal to fast-track drafting of new constitution
Kathmandu, Feb 28 : Nepal's constitution drafting body, the Constituent Assembly, is preparing to adopt a fast-track model to promulgate a new constitution for the country within the next 11 months.
Police arrests Polish national on drug smuggling charge
Maharajgunj, (Uttar Pradesh), Feb. 27 : A Polish national, accused of drug smuggling, has been apprehended while trying to cross over to Nepal. A police officer, Arvind Pratap Singh, said the accused, Obrowski, had been on the run. "He is a citizen of Poland. A case was registered against him under ...
Six Indians arrested in Nepal with arms, ammo
Kathmandu, Feb 27 : Six Indian nationals have been arrested at Biratnagar in eastern Nepal and arms and ammunition seized from them, Nepal Police said Thursday.
Chinese firms eye $1-bn airport project in Nepal
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, Feb 27 : Five Chinese and two Spanish joint venture (JV) firms are vying for a $1 billion contract for upgrading the Gautam Buddha Airport at Bhairahawa near Lord Buddha's birthplace Lumbini, close to the India-Nepal border.
Koirala to meet Manmohan Singh in Myanmar
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, Feb 27 : Sushil Koirala, Nepal's newly-installed premier, will meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday on the sidelines of the third BIMSTEC Summit to be held in Naypyidaw, the Myanmarese capital.
Police nabs Poland national accused of drug smuggling
Maharajganj (Uttar Pradesh), Feb. 26 : Indian police arrested a Poland national, accused of drugs smuggling, while he was trying to cross over to Nepal.
India, Nepal to hold annual economic summits
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, Feb 26 : India and Nepal are to hold annual economic summits alternately in each others' countries, it was announced here.
Nepal PM expands cabinet
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, Feb 25 : Overcoming a row over allocation of the home ministry portfolio with alliance partner Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), Prime Minister Sushil Koirala Tuesday expanded his two-week-old two-member cabinet by adding 18 more ministers.
Nepal, China sign new air services pact
By Anil Giri, Kathmandu, Feb 25 : In what could be termed as increasing Chinese engagement in this country, Nepal and China revised their bilateral air service agreement (ASA) by increasing flight frequencies four-fold from 14 to 56 a week.
IM tried to contact Nepal Maoists: NIA
New Delhi, Feb 24 : Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal tried to contact Maoists of Nepal to seek their help in carrying out terror strikes in India, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said in the charge sheet filed against him.
Nepal to hold economic summit to attract investment
Kathmandu, Feb 23 : The Nepal Economic Summit-2014 would be held Monday onwards here as part of efforts to make the country a lucrative destination for investment, Nepal's apex business body said Sunday.