Nepal


Nepali girls 'marry' Hindu god to protect from widowhood

2016-04-29 13:15

It's a big day for nine-year-old Nepali schoolgirl Riddhima Shrestha and her three-year-old sister, Ishita, as they dress up in silk brocade and gold jewellery, preparing to wed a Hindu god.

Nepal bus veers off mountain road, killing 13

2016-04-12 12:57

A Nepal police official says at least 13 people were killed and another 26 hurt when a bus slipped off a mountain gravel road and rolled down a hill for nearly 200m.

2 pilots killed as plane crash lands in Nepal

2016-02-26 13:29

Two pilots were killed when a small passenger plane crash landed in Nepal on Friday but all nine passengers survived, an airport official said.

Plane goes missing in Nepal with 21 on board

2016-02-24 09:31

Rescue teams are scouring a remote mountainous area of Nepal where a passenger plane went missing with 21 people on board, two of them children.

Nepal quake survivors fight freezing temperatures

2016-02-05 12:11

Nine months after a massive earthquake hit Nepal, thousands of survivors are now fighting sub-zero temperatures in flimsy temporary shelters, awaiting government help to rebuild their homes.

Nepal finally begins earthquake reconstruction

2016-01-16 19:10

Nepal has officially begun the much-delayed reconstruction of about one million houses and buildings - nine months after they were damaged in a devastating earthquake which killed 9 000 people.

Major hydropower project in Nepal stopped

2016-01-13 20:01

A Norwegian company has announced its decision to "discontinue" the development of a major hydropower plant in Nepal.

Crisis on Nepal-India border as blockade continues

2015-12-24 13:03

Three million Nepalese children under the age of five are at risk of death due to a shortage of fuel, food and medicine.

Nepal's dogs have their day

2015-11-10 22:03

Nepalis have celebrated the day of the dog as part of the wider week-long Tihar festival.

Dozens dead as bus veers off Nepalese mountain

2015-11-03 19:02

An overcrowded vehicle, including passengers travelling on its roof has plunged over a cliff, killing at least 30 people.

 

Nepal marks one year since huge quake

2016-04-24 19:04

Thousands of Nepalis have grieved for their loved ones killed in a massive earthquake a year ago, as protesting victims still living in tents accused the government of failing them.

Prince extends Nepal trip to rebuild quake-hit school

2016-03-23 21:01

Britain's Prince Harry is extending his trip to Nepal by six days to help rebuild a school damaged by a devastating earthquake last year

Nepal finds missing plane, bodies could be seen scattered around the wreckage

2016-02-24 10:54

The wreckage of a passenger plane that went missing in Nepal with 23 people on board has been found, the aviation minister says.

India pledges $250m for rebuilding quake-hit Nepal

2016-02-20 15:26

India has pledged $250m for post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal as the two countries try to remove irritants in their ties following protests in Nepal over the country's new constitution

Leopard enters Nepal suburb, injures 1

2016-01-24 14:43

Officials say a leopard has wandered into a suburb south of Nepal's capital and attacked a man who was walking along a road.

Norway firm quits $1.5bn Nepal hydropower project

2016-01-15 13:59

Statkraft says it has shelved plans to build a $1.5bn hydropower plant in Nepal, citing bureaucratic hurdles and political instability.

Quake fault straining underneath Kathmandu

2016-01-11 20:03

A massive underground fault line which ruptured last year, causing a killer earthquake in Nepal, is still under tremendous strain underneath Kathmandu.

Nepalese face bitter winter as resources become scarce

2015-12-22 15:41

Nepalese are being pushed into poverty as fuel and power supplies become choked off by India's closure of the common border.

Search for DA official missing in Nepal called off

2015-11-04 16:33

The search for DA North West deputy leader Petro Nel, who went missing in Nepal a month ago, has been called off and her family members are returning home, the DA says.

30 killed, 35 injured in Nepal bus accident

2015-11-03 14:15

An official says an overcrowded bus carrying passengers inside and on its roof has veered off a mountain road in northeast Nepal, killing at least 30 people and injuring 35 others.

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