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Nepal Arrests Tibetan Protesters

Posted November 1st, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Nepalese police detained more than 60 Tibetan refugees early Tuesday as they demonstrated in support of Buddhist monks who have set themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in their homeland. Police say the demonstrators were arrested after shouting anti-China slogans during a prayer service outside a monastery on the outskirts of the capital, Kathmandu. […]

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Search Ends for South Korean Climbers Missing in Nepal

Posted October 30th, 2011 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A South Korea climbers association has ended its search for three people lost while climbing Nepal’s Mount Annapurna. Renowned climber Park Young-Seok was reported missing along with two of his fellow climbers on October 18. The Seoul-based Korean Alpine Federation said it ended the search Saturday because of continuing avalanches and falling rocks. Park was […]

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Nepal PM to Begin Visit to India

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Nepal’s prime minister arrives in India Thursday for a visit aimed at increasing economic and political ties between the two South Asian nations. During Baburam Bhattarai’s visit to India, he is expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Pratibha Patil, and members of the Indian business community. In an editorial published Wednesday […]

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Plane Crash Kills 6 in Nepal

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Nepal say a military plane has crashed in a remote mountainous area in the country’s northwest, killing all six people on board. The plane was transporting a patient from western Nepal to the capital, Katmandu, when it crashed late Tuesday about 200 kilometers west of the city. Rescuers hampered by bad weather reached […]

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Google Earth Helping Nepal Track Typhoid

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Scientists are combining gene sequencing technology with Google Earth to help map the spread of typhoid and trace the source of the illness in Nepal. Typhoid fever is caused by bacteria and usually spread through food or water contaminated with fecal matter. Outbreaks of the illness have been difficult to track because the pathogen mutates, […]

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Bus Crash Kills 38 in Nepal

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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At least 43 people were killed in eastern Nepal after their bus swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a river. The accident occurred Thursday in Sindhuli district located east of the capital, Kathmandu. Reports say that so far the bodies of 43 people have been recovered with more feared swept in the river. […]

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Bus Crash Kills 38 in Nepal

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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At least 38 people were killed in eastern Nepal after their bus swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a river. The accident occurred Thursday in Sindhuli district located east of the capital, Kathmandu. Reports say that so far the bodies of 38 people have been recovered with more feared swept in the river. […]

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Plane Crashes in Nepal, Kills All 19 Onboard

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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Aviation officials in Nepal say a plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest has crashed, killing all 19 people onboard. Authorities say one passenger initially survived the crash Sunday, but died later in a hospital. Tourism officials say the Buddha Air Beechcraft was carrying 10 Indians, 2 Americans, 1 Japanese and 3 Nepali passengers. The […]

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Plane Crashes in Nepal, Kills All 19 On Board

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 2:26 am (UTC-5)
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Aviation officials in Nepal say a plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest has crashed, killing all 19 people on board. Authorities say one passenger initially survived the crash Sunday, but died later in a hospital. Officials say the plane crashed in heavy fog, a few kilometers south of Katmandu. Aviation authorities say the Buddha […]

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Plane Crashes in Nepal, Kills All 19 On Board

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 2:26 am (UTC-5)
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Aviation officials in Nepal say a plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest has crashed, killing all 19 people on board. Authorities say one passenger initially survived the crash Sunday, but died later in a hospital. Officials say the plane crashed in heavy fog, a few kilometers south of Katmandu. Aviation authorities say the Buddha […]

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