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Nepal: Landlocked country in Southern Asia
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic country with Nepali as the official language.


Nepal offers to play role of mediator between India and Pakistan

IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal urges India to reconsider palm oil import ban

Speaking to our diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal in Kathmandu, the minister lauded India's support to Nepal but also expressed concern over large Indian currency notes.
DNA - Published

Videos for Nepal

Fresh avalanches halt Nepal trekker rescue [Video]Fresh avalanches halt Nepal trekker rescue

Fresh avalanches have forced Nepal rescuers temporarily call off search for South Korean hikers. Adam Reed reports

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:54Published

Around 200 trapped climbers rescued in Nepal avalanche [Video]Around 200 trapped climbers rescued in Nepal avalanche

Around 200 people, including tourists, guides, helpers, and others who were trapped after an avalanche hit Nepal's Annapurna region were rescued and brought to a safer place, officials said on Sunday...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:40Published

Nepal parliament in deadlock over speaker replacement dispute [Video]Nepal parliament in deadlock over speaker replacement dispute

Bills are piling up but Nepal's parliament has been unable to pass them into law for three months.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Wild plants offer a lifeline as staple crops fail to cope with climate change [Video]Wild plants offer a lifeline as staple crops fail to cope with climate change

Scientists say many of the wild cousins of the crops that feed the world may offer us a lifeline as the world grapples with the combined challenges of climate change and sustainably feeding an..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:23Published


Kalapani: Nepal pushes for talks for third time

IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal confirms first case of new coronavirus

A Nepali student home from China tested positive for the new coronavirus, an official in Kathmandu said on Friday, making it the first confirmed case in the Himalayan nation.
Reuters - Published

Nepal hopes India will take back demonetised notes worth Rs 7 crore

Nepal's Central Bank is saddled with Rs 7 crore of demonetised Indian currency but India is not making "adjustments" to take back the notes, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said on Friday,..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mortal remains of 8 Indian tourists flown back to Kerala from Nepal

The mortal remains of eight Indian tourists, including four minors who died of possible asphyxiation in their room at a mountainous resort in Nepal, were flown back to their hometowns in Kerala on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Unaware of tragedy, boy back from Nepal

IndiaTimes - Published

8 from Kerala found dead in Nepal hotel

IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal forms probe committee to investigate death of 8 Indian tourists in Makwanpur

The eight Indian tourists, including four adults and four children, were found unconscious at the resort while they undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kathmandu on Tuesday, according to the police.
IndiaTimes - Published

Shock besets kin of eight Keralites dead in Nepal, govt assures all assistance

IndiaTimes - Published

Rescuers dig for trekkers missing in Nepal avalanche

Rescuers began digging through several feet snow at two mountainside locations in Nepal on Tuesday where four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides are thought to be trapped, officials said.
Reuters - Published

PM Modi, Nepal PM jointly inaugurate Jogbani-Biratnagar border check post

IndiaTimes - Published

Eight Indian tourists die in Nepal after lighting gas heater in hotel

Eight Indian tourists including four children died of suspected suffocation in a hotel in Nepal on Tuesday, police said, after trying to keep warm by using a gas heater during the night.
Reuters - Published

Eight Kerala travellers killed in Nepal

IndiaTimes - Published

Eight Indians die due to possible gas leak in Nepal

IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal: Eight Indian tourists from Kerala die after collapsing at resort in Kathmandu

A postmortem of the bodies will be conducted today
DNA - Published

PM Modi, Nepalese counterpart inaugurate check post at Jogbani-Biratnagar

IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

Nepal rescuers call off search for trekkers after new avalanches

Rescuers in Nepal called off efforts on Monday to find seven people, including four South Korean trekkers, after fresh avalanches hit the Annapurna region where the group went missing last week, an..
Reuters - Published

Nepal avalanche: Four South Korean trekkers among missing

Helicopters are sent to Annapurna region amid poor weather conditions and plunging temperatures.
BBC News - Published

Four South Korean trekkers among seven missing in Nepal avalanche

Seven trekkers, including four South Koreans, went missing in Nepal's northwest Himalayan region after an avalanche hit their trail, local police and hiking officials said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

'Dr Bomb' held in Kanpur, was planning to flee to Nepal

Ansari had disappeared from his Mumbai residence on Thursday, a day before his 21-day parole was to end.He was picked up by the UP Special Task Force (UPSTF) as he walked out of a mosque after offering..
IndiaTimes - Published

'World's smallest man' dies at age of 27

'world's smallest man' dies at age of 27
The world's shortest man who could walk, as verified by Guinness World Records, died this morning at a hospital in Nepal. Khagendra Thapa Magar, who measured 67.08cm (2'2), died of pneumonia at a..
WorldNews - Published

Nepal's new policy to bar NGOs from running programmes opposed to India, China

Nepal is drafting a new policy to "discourage" international NGOs from undertaking programmes with potential to hamper the country's relations with its giant neighbours, India and China, officials said..
IndiaTimes - Published

Ethnic eats in Columbus, Ohio: From Nepal to Somalia, it's all here

Columbus, Ohio's capital city and home to Ohio State, boasts an enviable variety of ethnic eateries, from Salvadoran to Somali, Indian to Ethiopian. - Published

High alert in several UP districts after two ISIS terrorists enter state via Nepal

Security has been tightened in border towns of UP including Basti, Gorakhpur, Siddharthnagar, Kushinagar, and Maharajganj, among others.
DNA - Published

Alert along India-Nepal border after inputs of suspected terrorists in UP

IndiaTimes - Published

New map in no way revises boundary with Nepal: MEA

Despite Nepal itching to start a dialogue with India on the Kalapani border dispute, the government insisted on Thursday that India’s new political map, released after reorganisation of the J&K..
IndiaTimes - Published

Our map accurately depicts India's sovereign territory, boundary with Nepal not revised: MEA

India on Thursday said the new map issued by it in November 2019 accurately depicts its sovereign territory and it has in no manner revised its boundary with Nepal.
IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal SC asks govt to furnish country's historical map relating to Kalapani border issue

Nepal's Supreme Court has sought within 15 days the country's original map exchanged with India during the signing of the Sugauli Treaty in 1816 after a petition sought the apex court's intervention to..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kalapani belongs to Nepal, shouldn’t allow dispute to fester: Nepal

IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal detains 122 Chinese for suspected cyber crime and bank fraud

Police in Nepal have detained 122 Chinese men and women in its biggest crackdown on crime by foreigners entering the country on tourist visas, officials said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Why is Australia such a popular destination for Nepalese students?

Most people would be able to name China and India as the top two source countries for international students coming to Australia, but third place may come as a surprise.
The Age - Published

Certain elements trying to use India's borders with Nepal, Bhutan to enter India: Amit Shah

IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal's proposed changes to climbing permits for Mount Everest

The Nepal government has proposed changes to its permit process for climbers on Mount Everest following the deaths of eleven climbers this year. The proposals, and associated criticisms, include:
Reuters - Published

Veteran climbers skeptical proposed rules for Mount Everest will stop deaths

Reuters) - Veteran climbers of Mount Everest are skeptical that proposed new regulations by the Nepalese government to tighten the permit process for adventurers will address the root causes of this..
Reuters - Published

Nepal to help India in checking 'third country' suspects, terror operatives

IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal seeks review of Gurkha recruitment deal with Britain

Nepal wants to review a military deal allowing its citizens to be enlisted in the British army, before a planned recruitment of Nepali women in the Brigade of Gurkhas for the first time in two..
Reuters - Published

India, Bangladesh, Nepal drive global progress in birth registration of children: UN report

IndiaTimes - Published

Opposition tears into CAB, says what about Lanka, Myanmar Hindus

The brunt of the opposition attack, articulated by Congress, DMK, BSP and SP, was that while the bill discriminates against Muslims, it is biased against persecuted individuals including Hindus in Sri..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal man arrested over death of woman in 'menstruation hut'

It is believed to be the first-ever arrest for the centuries-old practice, which was outlawed in 2005.
BBC News - Published

Government approves 7 projects to strengthen FM coverage along Indo- Nepal border

IndiaTimes - Published

Thousands of animals sacrificed in Nepal Hindu ritual amid outcry

Tens of thousands of devout Hindus thronged a temple in southern Nepal where thousands of animals and birds were sacrificed this week, amid an outcry from animal rights activists who said the ritual..
Reuters - Published

Animal sacrifice begins in Nepal despite outcry

animal sacrifice begins in nepal despite outcry
Hindu worshipers yesterday began killing thousands of buffaloes in reputedly the world’s biggest animal sacrifice, held every five years in a remote corner of Nepal, despite efforts to end the..
WorldNews - Published

Gadhimai: Nepal's animal sacrifice festival goes ahead despite 'ban'

Gadhimai - dubbed the world's bloodiest festival - attracts thousands of devotees every five years.
BBC News - Published

PM Modi wishes Nepalese counterpart Oli speedy recovery

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has wished his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli a speedy recovery following his recent surgery, official sources said on Monday. Modi, in a letter to Oli, offered him..
IndiaTimes - Published

UP law panel suggests new legislation to check forcible conversions

The Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission on Thursday submitted a report to chief minister Yogi Adityanath, suggesting a new law to check forcible religious conversions. The report was prepared after..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nepal's ailing Prime Minister Oli reshuffles his cabinet

New ministers were inducted into Nepal's government on Thursday as part of a cabinet reshuffle by ailing Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, who is trying to strengthen his grip, improve ties with a..
Reuters - Published

Quake hits Nepal, tremors felt in Delhi, Lucknow

IndiaTimes - Published

Tremors in Lucknow, Delhi-NCR as earthquake of magnitude 5.1 rocks India-Nepal border

Tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR on Tuesday evening.
DNA - Published

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