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China offers $135mn aid to Nepal

In a bid to woo its land-locked southern neighbour, China on Saturday offered $135 million in aid to Nepal to beef up its infrastructure and security during a brief and surprise visit by the Chinese P

Gyanendra embarks on a two-week India visit

Nepal’s ex-King Gyanendra on Wednesday embarked on a two-week personal visit to India during which he is expected to meet political leaders. The former King is accompanied by his wife Komal and daughter- in-law Himani Shah. He will be visiting Jaipur for attending a wedding function in the family.

Edgerton in talks to star in Osama film

Hollywood actor Joel Edgerton confirmed on Saturday he is in talks to lead a stellar cast in a film about the killing of Osama bin Laden by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.

Nepal fights power cuts with renewable energy

Touted as the country’s biggest, a hybrid power generation system which uses solar and wind energy has been inaugurated in western Nepal to help residents facing acute shortage of electricity.

Nepal court rejects French 'bikini killer' petition

Nepal's supreme court has rejected a petition to review its decision to uphold the murder conviction of Charles Sobhraj, the alleged serial killer linked to backpacker deaths in Asia in the 1970s.


India extends support to Nepal peace process

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said India stands by the efforts of Nepal and its people towards logically concluding their peace process and the drafting of the constitution for a multi-p

DTAA will help strengthen bilateral ties: Pranab


India's finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with Nepal will help strengthen bilateral ties and further expand trade and economic activities.

Brit woman sets new record for 320-kilometer trail run from Mt. Everest base camp to Kathmandu

A British woman has set a new record for completing a 320-kilometer trail run from the Mount Everest base camp to Kathmandu.

Elizabeth Hawker, who is also known as Lizzy, completed the journey in two

Chinese Premier Wen to visit Nepal

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is to visit Nepal in December, the government in Kathmandu said on Wednesday, marking the first visit by a leader of the world's number two economy for a decade.

"Prime Min

About 2,000 trekkers stranded near Everest in bad weather

About 2,000 foreign hikers have been trapped in bad weather on the slopes of a mountain near Mount Everest in a remote corner of Nepal for the past four days, officials said on Friday.

They have been

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