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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

Tourism Minister Acharya fly to Everest to try to end…

KATHMANDU: Nepal's government decided on Wednesday to send a delegation of officials to the base camp of Mount Everest to

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,

Himalayan face-off is inevitable :: By Atul K Thakur

India and China have a long history of love-hate relations that can be traced to the pre-civilisational era. Colonisation, of

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


The extraordinary and gratuitous brutality of Islamist terrorists in Syria, the progressive destabilization of West Asia, as well as the

Actress Sweta and Neal Kumar getting engaged!

Purushottam Dhakal, LA, CALIFORNIA: It was Saturday. The cameras rolled, the relatives & friend’s waited with bated breath. The “hero”

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

‘Democratic constitution within a year’

BHADRAPUR: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has expressed the confidence of completing a democratic constitution within a year for peace, stability

The Hague isn’t too far from Kathmandu :: By Gyan…

In Nepal, a few days ago, the long awaited Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Enforced Disappearance Commission Bills were

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 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

Maoists obstruct parliament, demand withdrawal of murder case

KATHMANDU: Maoists obstruct the Parliament for a second day on Thursday demanding the withdrawal of charges against 13 of its

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

Prachanda elected UCPN-M party’s parliamentary leader

KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been elected the party's parliamentary leader. A meeting of the party held

Justice for Nepal’s War-Era Victims?

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai:: Nepal’s success in writing a new constitution will largely depend on how it handles the issue

UN Warns Against Nepal Human Rights Bill

GENEVA: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday expressed grave concern at a bill presented to the

Worrying face of Indian militancy with a global stamp

By Gaurav Dixit: What may appear to be a prompt unplanned action by the Indian police in arresting a large