Gopal Sharma

23 Mar 2017

Nepal PM to support new Silk Road during China visit

KATHMANDU Nepal's prime minister is set to throw his support behind Beijing's initiative to build a modern-day Silk Road across Asia during a six day trip to China starting on Thursday, in a move that could upset traditional regional powerhouse India.

20 Mar 2017

GPS device to prevent false Everest claims by climbers

KATHMANDU Nepal will provide GPS tracking devices to some mountaineers who attempt to scale Mount Everest this year to prevent them from making false summit claims and to track climbers in distress, an official said on Monday.

16 Mar 2017

Nepal PM reaches out to ethnic parties after they withdraw support

KATHMANDU Nepal's ruling Maoists on Thursday offered to hold talks with minority ethnic parties that withdrew support for the coalition because of long-standing differences over a new constitution.

14 Mar 2017

Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital

KATHMANDU Police in riot gear stood guard on Tuesday as Nepali civic officials used bulldozers to tear down a relief camp in the capital for victims of the 2015 earthquake, in a bid to force people to return to their home villages. | Video

10 Mar 2017

Nepal to probe report that women selling skin for penis enlargements

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal said it will investigate a report claiming poor women are being trafficked and duped into selling their skin to be used for penis and breast enlargements in the global cosmetic surgery market.

10 Mar 2017

Anti-India protests erupt in Nepal over shooting death on border

KATHMANDU Indian border guards killed a Nepali citizen over a local dispute in a rare shooting at the border, Nepal's government said, prompting anti-India protests in the area and in the national capital on Friday.

06 Mar 2017

Nepali police kill 3 ethnic protesters in new violence over charter

KATHMANDU Nepali police shot and killed at least three ethnic Madhesis in the country's restive southern plains as they tried to disrupt an opposition rally, officials said on Monday, the deadliest incident in more than a year over its post-monarchy charter.

01 Mar 2017

Nepal banishes old vehicles from Kathmandu's streets to fight smog

KATHMANDU Nepal has forced 2,500 old vehicles off roads in its capital city of Kathmandu, part of a fight against alarming air pollution levels that have hit nine times World Health Organisation (WHO) limits.

20 Feb 2017

Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years - minister

KATHMANDU Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years in May, a minister said on Monday, an important milestone in its long and difficult transition to democracy that the government hopes will culminate in a general election.

10 Feb 2017

Nepal government extends term of war crimes probes by one year

KATHMANDU, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal has extended the term of two panels investigating allegations of war crimes committed during the Himalayan nation's decade-long civil war, saying more time was needed to probe the tens of thousands of complaints.

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