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Nepali scales 14 highest peaks in just over six months, becomes world’s fastest climber

Nepali scales 14 highest peaks in just over six months, becomes world’s fastest climber

A 36-year-old Nepali became the fastest climber to summit the world's 14 highest mountains on Tuesday, scaling all the mountains in just over six months, his hiking agency said, a feat other climbers have taken several years to complete.

Kathmandu seminar explains Qatar Visa Centre procedures

Kathmandu seminar explains Qatar Visa Centre procedures

The Visa Support Services (VSS) Department under the General Directorate of Passports, Ministry of Interior (MoI), on Monday organised an introductory seminar for the Nepalese community

Three killed, six injured in two explosions in Nepali capital: police

Three killed, six injured in two explosions in Nepali capital: police

Three people were killed and six others injured on Sunday in two separate explosions in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, and police said they suspected a Maoist splinter group may have been responsible.

Nepalese police arrest five over kidney-smuggling

Nepalese police arrest five over kidney-smuggling

Police in Nepal have arrested five men in connection with a kidney-smuggling racket allegedly luring poor people to hospitals in India to have their kidneys removed and sold, a police official said Monday.

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

Nepal embarks on 'rhino diplomacy' with rare gift to China

The young male and a female rhinos, Rudra and Rupsi, boarded a charted flight bound for Guangzhou along with a team of Nepali experts.

Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal PM vows to speed up earthquake reconstruction

Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli on Wednesday vowed to rebuild speed up reconstruction efforts during an event to mark the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed 9,000 people.

Jet skids off runway causing Kathmandu airport chaos

Jet skids off runway causing Kathmandu airport chaos

The jet was speeding down the Tribhuvan International Airport runway when the pilots detected a problem and aborted takeoff.

One of Nepal's last dancing bears dies after rescue

One of Nepal's last dancing bears dies after rescue

The two sloth bears were rescued in southern Nepal in December last year from a pair of itinerant street performers who used the animals for entertainment.

Nepal begins plane crash probe; airline defends pilot

Nepal begins plane crash probe; airline defends pilot

The airline and airport authorities have blamed each other in the aftermath of Monday's aviation disaster, the worst suffered by the Himalayan country since a 1992 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) crash that claimed 167 lives.

Nepali pilot revives crashed plane as aviation museum

Nepali pilot revives crashed plane as aviation museum

A Turkish Airlines plane that crash landed at Kathmandu airport two years ago will be welcoming ticket holders on board again -- not for a flight but as the Nepali capital's first aviation museum.

Three-year-old anointed as 'living goddess' in Nepal

Three-year-old anointed as 'living goddess' in Nepal

Wearing a red dress the new Kumari, or living goddess, Trishna Shakya was taken from her home to the ancient Durbar Square for a short initiation ceremony.

Nepal names 3-year-old as new 'living goddess'

Nepal names 3-year-old as new 'living goddess'

Trishna Shakya will be anointed as the new Kumari in a ceremony on Thursday, when she will be taken from her family home to live in a palace in Kathmandu's ancient Durbar Square.