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More teams withdraw, Nepal’s Everest season in jeopardy

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Several foreign climbing expeditions have called off attempts to scale Everest following an avalanche that

Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

NEW DELHI (AP): Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say,

Most Sherpas Decide to Leave Everest for Season

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU (AP): Most Sherpas mountain guides have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said, confirming a

Nepali sherpa families cremate Everest victims, anger grows

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (Reuters): Nepali families cremated eight Mount Everest sherpas on Monday as anger grew over how much

Survivors recall chaos, fear in Everest avalanche

Binaj Gurubacharya, KATHMANDU (AP): Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they

Deadliest Day: Sherpas Bear Everest’s Risks

By ELLEN BARRY and GRAHAM BOWLEY, NEW DELHI (NY Times): The Sherpas always go first, edging up the deadly flank

Avalanche kills at least 12 guides in deadliest incident on…

Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, April 18 (Reuters): An avalanche sweeping down Mount Everest killed at least 12 Nepali guides on Friday

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

KATHMANDU (AP): An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides

6 Dead, 9 Missing After Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU (AP): An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend

Nepal: Reject Draft Truth and Reconciliation Bill

New York: Nepali legislators should reject problematic provisions of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) bill introduced in parliament

Nepal govt files murder case against 13 Maoists

KATHMANDU: Nepalese government has filed a case against 13 Maoist cadres for their alleged involvement in the murder of a

U.N. warns Nepal against amnesty for civil war crimes

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU (Reuters): Nepal would weaken the foundations of "genuine and lasting" peace after a decade-long civil war

Gov’t sets up contact office at Mount Everest base camp

KATHMANDU: Government has finally set up a contact office at Mount Everest base camp over the last weekend, officials said.

Nepal government urged to change amnesty plan

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU (Reuters): Nepal's government faced calls on Friday from human rights and victims' groups not to grant

Nepal bill offers amnesty for war crimes

KATHMANDU (AFP): Former Maoist rebels or security force members who committed crimes during Nepal’s civil war could be granted an

More must be done to improve flight safety in Nepal…

LAWYERS representing the families of British passengers killed in a plane crash - including Winwick man Tim Oakes - say

‘Delay in formation of TRC results in various problems, denies…

KATHMANDU: Attention should be paid to ensure justice to the conflict victims and building a conciliatory atmosphere in the country

1999 hijack case: Yusuf Nepali released from jail

MUMBAI: Bhupal Man Damai alias Yusuf Nepali, who was jailed in connection with the hijacking of Indian airlines flight IC-814

Home Minister Gautam and US Ambassador Bodde discuss refugee issues

KATHMANDU: U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Peter W. Bodde called on Minister for Home Affairs Bam Dev Gautam on Wednesday. During

Tibetans Repressed in Nepal, Rights Group Finds

By EDWARD WONG and BHADRA SHARMA, BEIJING (NY Times): Under enormous pressure from China, the Nepalese government restricts the political