Tag: Kathmandu

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  • BIMSTEC mustn’t become a SAARC

    BIMSTEC mustn’t become a SAARC

    The fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) held in Kathmandu recently issued an 18-point declaration pledging to make the alliance more effective by strengthening it as a bridge between South and Southeast Asia. BIMSTEC will ‘identify and hold accountable states and non-state entities that encourage, support …

    September 14, 2018
  • Train to Nepal

    Train to Nepal

    The track is particularly strategic as it links a border city in India to the capital of the Himalayan country

    September 2, 2018
  • Lessons from a Bangladesh man

    Lessons from a Bangladesh man

    If leadership had a sound, it might be the roar of Shahidul Alam’s courage as he tells us to carry forth while he stands behind bars for speaking truth to power

    September 1, 2018
  • PM to visit Nepal for BIMSTEC Summit

    PM to visit Nepal for BIMSTEC Summit

    PM Modi will be visiting Nepal for the fourth time during his tenure, is also expected to inaugurate a 400-bed 'dharamshala' built with Indian assistance at the Pashupatinath temple premises in Kathmandu during the trip.

    August 25, 2018
  • She could even jump

    She could even jump

    She had fallen from a height of thirty feet and died, said the initial report. The first part was correct, the second part wasn’t. It was my year as the US Consul in Kathmandu. As a critically injured American overseas, travelling alone, she was my responsibility. I took a large utility vehicle and drove pell-mell …

    July 16, 2018
  • A war the world must win

    A war the world must win

    Kathmandu alone uses around 4,700,000 to 4,800,000 plastic bags daily. In Nepal, 16 per cent of urban waste is comprised of plastic, which is 2.7 tons of daily plastic garbage production. And this is just Kathmandu. When you look at the global level the data is staggering. Researchers claim humans have produced 9.1 billion tons …

    June 7, 2018
  • Nepal won’t allow anti-India forces on its soil: Oli

    Nepal won’t allow anti-India forces on its soil: Oli

    The Nepal government has reiterated that he will not allow the use of the country’s territory for anti-India activities.

    May 12, 2018
  • India condoles loss of lives in Kathmandu air crash, offers help

    India condoles loss of lives in Kathmandu air crash, offers help

    India on Monday condoled the loss of lives in a Bangladesh airline’s crash in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and offered any assistance required. “External Affairs Minister spoke to her Bangladesh counterpart and expressed deepest condolences and sympathies for the loss of lives in the crash of the US-Bangla Airlines in Kathmandu,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson …

    March 13, 2018
  • Plane with 71 on board crashes at Kathmandu airport; fatalities feared

    Plane with 71 on board crashes at Kathmandu airport; fatalities feared

    An aircraft of the US-Bangla Airlines with 67 passengers and four members crash-landed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) here on Monday, triggering fears of fatalities, officials said. TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur said the 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft veered off the runway while landing at 2.20 p.m. and crashed onto a ground near …

    March 12, 2018
  • Kathmandu craves clean air

    Kathmandu craves clean air

    In March 2017, the statue of Late King Mahendra Shah stood in the middle of Kathmandu Valley with an anti-pollution mask on. This was a creative take on protests against air pollution, and it drew attention to the deplorable levels of pollution in Kathmandu Valley, which is inhabited by over 2.5 million people. The effect …

    March 9, 2018
  • Nepal to hold National Assembly elections on Feb 8

    Nepal to hold National Assembly elections on Feb 8

    Elections for Nepal’s National Assembly, also known as the Upper House of the Federal Parliament, will take place on February 8, authorities announced on Saturday. An emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers presided over by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba made the decision as per the recommendation of the Election Commission, Commerce Minister Min …

    January 6, 2018
  • Kathmandu chaos all over Nepal

    Kathmandu chaos all over Nepal

    On a whirlwind road trip across many cities in Western Nepal, one can find a lot of similarities with Kathmandu, the capital. Although construction is booming, the roads are dug up without a timeframe for when they will be re-laid, and houses are built in an unplanned manner. It’s as if the road conditions are …

    January 6, 2018
  • Nepal bans solo climbing on Mount Everest

    Nepal bans solo climbing on Mount Everest

    Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in an attempt to reduce accidents and make mountaineering safer. The new safety regulations also prohibit double amputee and blind climbers from attempting to reach the summit of the world’s highest peak, the BBC reported on Saturday citing a Nepal Tourism Board official. …

    December 30, 2017
  • Focus: Destination Nepal

    Focus: Destination Nepal

    In an effort to highlight places of interest in countries across the world, their varied culture, economy and history, The Statesman brings to you a Weekly Focus on countries with which India shares diplomatic ties and friendship. This week’s focus is on Nepal. Know all about the country. Capital:Kathmandu,  Currency: Nepalese rupee Ethnic groups: : Chhettri 16.6%, …

    October 30, 2017
  • Summit of the region

    Summit of the region

    A meeting of the sub-regional body BIMSTEC has recently taken place in Kathmandu. There are seven members, a group of countries clustered around India which is the main inspirer and promoter of the initiative. Largely South Asian in composition, BIMSTEC stretches eastward from the sub-continent to include Myanmar as well as Thailand, thereby having the …

    August 18, 2017
  • Death toll in Nepal floods reaches 91

    Death toll in Nepal floods reaches 91

    Massive floods following incessant rains in the past few days have claimed 91 lives in Nepal, while thousands of people have been displaced across the country, officials said on Monday. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the flood-affected areas on Monday and assured that no stone will be left unturned in the government’s search, rescue, …

    August 15, 2017
  • 40 killed in Nepal floods, landslides 

    40 killed in Nepal floods, landslides 

    Floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains have killed 40 persons in Nepal, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Sunday. At least 36 persons have been reported missing in the low-lying areas, over 20 injured and thousands of families have been displaced since Friday, Xinhua news agency reported. In Rautahat district, 27-year-old Sharmila Yadav, …

    August 13, 2017