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Gopal Sharma

Nepal to use Chinese gauge for its railway, not the one India uses

Mar 05 2019

KATHMANDU Nepal has chosen a railway-track gauge used by China for its network and not the main one India uses citing lower costs, a minister said on Tuesday, a setback for India as it tries to limit Chinese involvement in the Himalayan country.

Thaw of Himalayas set to disrupt Asia's rivers, crops: study

Feb 05 2019

(This February 4 story was corrected to remove incorrect reference to 1.5 meter sea-level rise in paragraph 7)

Nepal urged to crack down on 'menstruation huts' after fourth death in a month

Feb 04 2019

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal faced urgent calls on Monday to stop women being banished from their homes during their periods after a teenager died sleeping in a hut, becoming the fourth victim in weeks.

Pilot had 'emotional breakdown' before deadly crash, Nepal probe panel says

Jan 29 2019

KATHMANDU/DHAKA The captain of a Bangladeshi aeroplane "seemed to have an emotional breakdown" before a deadly crash last March, Nepali investigators said in a final report on the Himalayan nation's worst aviation disaster in 26 years.

Pilot had "emotional breakdown" before deadly crash, Nepal probe panel says

Jan 28 2019

KATHMANDU, Jan 28 The captain of a Bangladeshi aeroplane "seemed to have an emotional breakdown" before a deadly crash last March, Nepali investigators said in a final report on the Himalayan nation's worst aviation disaster in 26 years.

Nepali woman and children die in 'menstrual hut'

Jan 10 2019

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A woman and her two sons suffocated to death in Nepal after she was forced to sleep in a windowless shed during her period, police said on Thursday, the latest victims of an age-old Hindu practice that was banned more than a decade ago.

Sherpa widows to climb Everest to inspire single women

Dec 26 2018

KATHMANDU The widows of two sherpa climbers, who died on Mount Everest, will try to climb the world’s highest mountain to complete the unfinished ascents of their husbands and hopefully inspire other single women, the pair said on Wednesday.

Nine of South Korean climbing expedition flung to their deaths in Nepal

Oct 15 2018

KATHMANDU Five South Koreans and four Nepali guides on a Himalayan climbing expedition were flung to their deaths after a huge block of ice crashed over a cliff into a narrow mountain gorge, a helicopter rescue official said on Monday.

Five Koreans among nine killed in Himalayas in Nepal

Oct 14 2018

KATHMANDU Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepali guides have been killed after their basecamp in the Himalayas was ravaged by a storm, local police and hiking officials said on Sunday. | Video

At least seven climbers killed in Himalayas, two missing

Oct 14 2018

KATHMANDU At least seven mountaineers were killed after their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal was hit by a storm, police said on Saturday, in the country's worst climbing disaster in two years. | Video

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