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Three killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

Kathmandu - A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on Sunday, killing three people and injuring three, officials said.

Nepal bans online game PUBG on concerns over children

Kathmandu - Nepal has banned the hugely popular but brutal online game "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" over concerns about its impact on children, officials said Friday.

Nepal expedition to remeasure height of Everest: officials

Kathmandu - Nepal is sending a team of government-appointed climbers up Mount Everest to remeasure its height, officials said Monday, hoping to quash persistent speculation that the world's tallest mountain has shrunk.

Nepal whirlwind storms kill 27, injure hundreds

- A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured, officials said Monday as a major rescue operation gathered pace.

Sherpa widows breaking down taboos as they eye Everest

Kathmandu - For generations climbing has been firmly the realm of men among the legendary Sherpas of Nepal, tradition dictating women care for the home while their husbands conquer the Himalayan peaks.

Nepal tourism minister among seven killed in chopper crash

Kathmandu - Nepal's tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari was among seven people killed Wednesday when a helicopter crashed in the country's hilly east, officials said.

Pilot's 'emotional breakdown' blamed for deadly Nepal plane crash

Kathmandu - An "emotional breakdown" by the pilot caused a deadly plane crash in Nepal last March, a government investigation concluded, in the worst aviation accident in the Himalayan nation for decades.

Nepali woman, two children, die in outlawed 'menstruation hut'

Kathmandu - A Nepali mother and her two children have died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a windowless hut where women are banished during their period, police said Wednesday.

Nepal probes 'Buddha boy' over devotee disappearances

Kathmandu - A Nepali spiritual leader believed by his followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha is under investigation over the disappearance of several devotees, police in Kathmandu said Monday.

Suu Kyi calls for peace in speech which avoids Rohingya crisis

Kathmandu - Myanmar's civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who is facing international criticism over her country's crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, called Saturday for "a culture of peace" to end conflict between communities.

Nepal stalls on LGBT rights despite early strides

Kathmandu - Nepal was hailed a leader in LGBT rights when it became the first country in conservative South Asia to recognise a third gender and assure equality for its sexual minorities.

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers

Kathmandu - The bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal's Mount Gurja were retrieved Sunday as rescuers tried to piece together what led to the freak accident, the deadliest to hit the Himalayan nation's mountaineering industry in recent years.

Bodies of nine climbers killed on Nepal peak found

Kathmandu - A rescue team Sunday began retrieving the bodies of nine climbers killed in a violent storm on Nepal's Mount Gurja, a freak accident that has left the mountaineering community reeling.

Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak

Kathmandu - Nine members of a South Korean climbing expedition were killed after a violent snowstorm swept them off a cliff on Nepal's Mount Gurja, one of the deadliest mountaineering accidents to hit the Himalayan nation in recent years.

Snowstorm kills at least eight climbers on Nepal peak: officials

Kathmandu - At least eight climbers from a South Korean expedition have died on Nepal's Mount Gurja after their camp was devastated by a violent snowstorm, officials said Saturday.

Six killed in Nepal chopper crash

Kathmandu - A helicopter crashed into a hillside in central Nepal on Saturday, killing six on board including a Japanese tourist, officials said. One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.

'Stressed, weeping' pilot caused deadly Nepal plane crash: inquiry

Kathmandu - An investigation into a deadly plane crash at Nepal's international airport has blamed the captain who wept and suffered an emotional breakdown during the flight after his skills had been questioned, according to a draft of the report leaked Monday.

One dead in Nepal protest over rape, murder of teen

Kathmandu - One person was killed and dozens injured in Nepal when police opened fire on protesters demanding action over the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, officials said Saturday.

Man arrested over Facebook post depicting Nepal PM as monkey

Kathmandu - A man in Nepal was arrested for sharing a doctored image on Facebook showing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's head superimposed on a monkey's body, police said Wednesday.

Nepal crime reform sparks press freedom concerns

Kathmandu - Nepal introduced a new criminal code Friday that makes sharing confidential information a jailable offence, sparking concerns among journalists that the laws could be used to muzzle the press.
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