Jun 30, 2016

Nepal to speed up aid grants to quake victims

Nepal’s government has agreed to provide aid grants in two instead of three installments to people who lost their homes in last year’s devastating earthquake. Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli made the announcement after the main opposition party protested in parliament for days demanding ...

Jun 20, 2016

Nepal police arrest 36 fake doctors in raids nationwide

Police in Nepal have arrested 36 people who were working as doctors with fake credentials and education certificates in a sweeping operation across the Himalayan nation. Central Investigation Bureau official Dibesh Lohani said Monday that those arrested were working in reputed hospitals, health clinics ...

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

May 22, 2016

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summiting Mount Everest, expedition organizers said. The Australian was on her way down from Camp 4 to Camp 3 when she fell ill and died on Saturday afternoon, Pasang Phurba Sherpa, a ...

Comedian Nasubi climbs Mount Everest

May 19, 2016

Comedian Nasubi climbs Mount Everest

Japanese comedian Tomoaki Hamatsu, known by the stage name Nasubi, scaled Mount Everest on Thursday, according to an official from the Nepal Tourism Ministry. Hamatsu, 40, team leader Kenji Kondo, 53, and three other Japanese — Sumio Hibino, Ban Ito and Koki Nishida — ...

May 16, 2016

Second day of protests over Nepal's new constitution

Supporters of ethnic minority groups demanding changes in Nepal’s new constitution clashed with police Monday and blocked main streets near the prime minister’s office, on a second day of protests. About 500 demonstrators gathered, chanting anti-government slogans and attempting to push through a police ...