Nepal landslide kills eight, victims mostly children

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Aug 6 : A landslide killed a woman and at least seven children in Nepal over the weekend as officials issued warnings on Monday of the risk of more landslides and flash floods due to torrential rain. Working in the downpour, rescuers in Bheri town, about 310 kilometres (193 miles) west […]

Modi to launch work on Nepal’s biggest power plant

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 11 : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday initiate work on Nepal’s biggest hydroelectric project, being built by an Indian company, as he seeks to regain ground in the Himalayan republic where China has made deep inroads. India has an open border with Nepal and tens of thousands […]

Flight data recorder retrieved from wreckage of Nepal plane crash

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Mar 13 : Investigators have retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of a US-Bangla Airlines passenger plane that crashed, killing at least 49 people on board, as it attempted to land at Kathmandu, a senior airport official in Nepal’s capital said on Tuesday. The airline and airport authorities have […]

Bangladeshi plane crashes in Nepal killing at least 50

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, March 12 : A Bangladeshi airliner with 71 people on board crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, killing at least 50 people, officials said. The plane, operated by US-Bangla Airlines, was on a flight from Dhaka when it hit an airport […]

Bangladesh plane carrying 71 people crashes in Nepal

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, March 12 : A Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, an airport official said, adding that 17 people on board had been rescued. The state of the other people on the flight from […]

Nepal’s new prime minister names former c.bank chief as finance minister

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, Feb 26 : Nepal’s prime minister on Monday named former central banker Yubaraj Khatiwada as the Himalayan nation’s finance minister, to revive a quake-hit economy emerging from a long civil conflict. K.P. Sharma Oli, who was appointed for a second term last week, campaigned on a promise to fight corruption and […]