NEWSWORTHY

Sep 10, 2018

Nepal copter crash kills five, including Japanese man; one missing

A helicopter flying in bad weather crashed in Nepal's mountains on Saturday, killing five of the seven people on board and leaving another missing, police said. The pilot and four of the six passengers, including a 68-year-old Japanese man, were among those killed, said police ...

China plans to build railway into Nepal

Jun 22, 2018

China plans to build railway into Nepal

China will build a railway connecting the western region of Tibet with Nepal, the China Daily reported on Friday, one of several bilateral deals signed during Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli's visit to Beijing. The link will connect the Tibetan city of Xigaze ...

Japanese firm cashing in on growing gas demand in Nepal

/ Jun 17, 2018

Japanese firm cashing in on growing gas demand in Nepal

A Japanese gas product vendor is tapping into the Nepali market as part of efforts to expand business in Asia, cashing in on growing energy demand in the Himalayan state, which is still recovering from a devastating earthquake three years ago. Saisan Co., a distributor ...

Mount Everest becomes a high-altitude rubbish dump

Jun 17, 2018

Mount Everest becomes a high-altitude rubbish dump

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind. Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the ...

China's Everest cleanup nets 8.5 tons of garbage

Jun 1, 2018

China's Everest cleanup nets 8.5 tons of garbage

China has retrieved 8.5 tons of waste from Mount Everest since April as it clears garbage left by growing numbers of visitors, the state-run Global Times said on Thursday. Enthusiasts from all over the world who flock to the world's tallest mountain, at a height ...

Nepal's medical drones bring health care to the Himalayas

May 3, 2018

Nepal's medical drones bring health care to the Himalayas

When Nepali laborer Om Bahadur Purja sprained his leg in his remote village he would have faced a four-hour trek to the nearest medical center if not for a pioneering project to bring health care to the Himalayas. Instead, the 60-year-old father of three received ...

Jan 3, 2018

Nepal bans solo climbers on Mount Everest

Nepal has banned solo climbs of its mountains including Mount Everest starting from the upcoming spring climbing season in a bid to reduce the number of accidents, according to local newspapers. The new regulations, announced by the tourism ministry, also bar people who are blind ...