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Gopal Sharma

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

Five South Korean climbers among group of nine missing in Nepal Himalayas – officials

Oct 13 2018

KATHMANDU, Oct 13 A group of five South Korean climbers and four Nepali climbers and porters has been reported missing after a storm hit a camp on a Himalayan peak in west Nepal, officials said on Saturday.

Nepal restores $2.5 billion hydropower plant contract to Chinese firm

Sep 23 2018

KATHMANDU Nepal’s new government has reversed its predecessor's decision and has asked China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build the nation’s biggest hydropower plant, an official said on Sunday, as it seeks to woo Chinese investment in its ailing infrastructure.

Stop, check and call: How Nepal's women 'human interceptors' catch traffickers

Sep 12 2018

BIRGUNJ, Nepal (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a canopied horse-drawn carriage emerged from a mushroom of dust at the Nepal-India border, Kavita Yadav's policing instincts kicked in and she stopped it to chat with the couple.

Nepal says China to allow access to ports, ending Indian monopoly on transit

Sep 07 2018

KATHMANDU China will allow Nepal the use of four of its ports, the Nepalese government said on Friday, as the landlocked Himalayan nation seeks to end India’s monopoly over its trading routes by increasing connections with Beijing.

India says to help Nepal build rail link to Kathmandu

Sep 01 2018

(This version of the August 31 story corrects paragraph 2 to clarify the agreement was signed by officials, not prime ministers)

Nepal probe blames weeping pilot for deadly airliner crash

Aug 27 2018

KATHMANDU A deadly plane crash at Nepal's international airport was the fault of the pilot, who had been “extremely upset” and chain-smoked and wept in the cockpit during the flight, an investigation report said.

Nepal landslide kills eight, victims mostly children

Aug 06 2018

KATHMANDU 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.

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