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Nepal parties to forge consensus to tweak statute

Nepal’s three major political parties Monday decided to reach a consensus on a bill to amend the new Constitution to resolve the current political crisis amid the ongoing protests by Madhesis demandin

29 Dec 2015 6:12 AM

Nepal, India embassy pay tribute to Ghalib

A special programme was organised here to pay tribute to noted Indian poet Ghalib on his 218th birth anniversary for his outstanding contributions in the field of Urdu poetry.

29 Dec 2015 6:10 AM

Nepal woos Chinese tourists with free visas

Nepal will grant free visas to visitors from neighbouring China as the Himalayan nation seeks to rebuild its tourist industry after two devastating earthquakes in April that killed nearly 9,000 people

27 Dec 2015 2:16 AM

Nepal quake-reconstruction body finally cleared to start working

The delays were due to wrangling between political parties.

26 Dec 2015 4:27 PM

Madhesis decry amendment bill

Nepal’s two top Madhesi leaders Friday told Maoist supremo Prachanda, who is apparently mediating between the government and the agitating group, that the Constitution amendment proposal has been “for

25 Dec 2015 11:26 PM


Madhesis agree to resolve crisis after Opposition talks

Nepal’s main Opposition party Nepali Congress and the agitating group of Indian-origin Madhesis have agreed to quickly resolve the current political crisis due to the ongoing blockade of key border tr

20 Dec 2015 11:06 PM

Madhesis call for fresh stir in Nepal

Nepal’s Indian-origin Madhesis on Friday announced fresh protest plans over the new Constitution saying talks with the government have become irrelevant even as Nepalese Premier dismissed their over t

18 Dec 2015 10:54 PM

Nepal President escapes unhurt in attack by Madhesis

Nepal’s first woman President, Bidya Devi Bhandari, on Wednesday escaped unhurt as agitating Indian-origin Madhesis waving black flags attacked her motorcade with stones and hurled a petrol bomb at th

17 Dec 2015 6:36 AM

6 Indians die in Nepal brick kiln

At least six Indians, including four minors, are among eight people killed when a high chimney at a brick factory collapsed in eastern Nepal following an explosion.

16 Dec 2015 5:46 AM

Nepal tables bill to amend Constitution

Nepal’s much-awaited Constitution Amendment Bill, which includes proportionate representation and allocation of parliamentary seats on the basis of population — addressing two major demands of agitati

16 Dec 2015 5:42 AM


Five Indians nationals killed in Nepal brick kiln blast

The incident took place at New Jaya Nepal Brick Factory in Nepal's Itahari city.

15 Dec 2015 12:45 PM

Nepal statute talks fail to break ice

A crucial tripartite meet between Nepal’s ruling coalition, Opposition and the Madhesis Thursday failed to make any headway even as the agitating Indian-origin leaders asked the government to come up

11 Dec 2015 6:27 AM

Madhesis in Delhi, talk to Sushma, will meet Modi

Senior leaders from the Indian-origin Madhesi community protesting against Nepal’s new Constitution on Sunday arrived in New Delhi to meet the top Indian leadership, including Prime Minister Narendra

07 Dec 2015 3:59 AM

Nepal agrees on statute change

Top leaders of agitating Madhesis to visit New Delhi on Sunday

04 Dec 2015 11:52 PM

Nepal goverment’s talks with Madhesis cancelled

The much-anticipated tripartite talks between the Nepal government, the Opposition Nepali Congress and the Indian-origin Madhesis were cancelled on Wednesday as the agitating Madhesi leaders did not s

03 Dec 2015 6:15 AM


Indian tourist bus torched in Pokhara

An Indian tourist bus was torched in western Nepal’s lake city of Pokhara by an unidentified group of people, the police said on Monday.

30 Nov 2015 11:09 PM

SSB patrol of 13 held, released by Nepal

Nepal on Sunday briefly detained 13 personnel of India’s paramilitary Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) who allegedly entered the country while chasing suspected smugglers near Jhapa district, bordering Bihar

30 Nov 2015 6:15 AM

Nepal arrests 38 for strike against India

The police in Nepal arrested 38 protesters Sunday for trying to enforce a strike against neighbouring India, which is accused of orchestrating a weeks-long border blockade that has caused crippling fu

30 Nov 2015 2:32 AM

Jawans crossed ‘inadvertently’ into Nepal

Indian officials in New Delhi said the patrol party of 13 SSB personnel followed the lead team of two jawans, identified as constables Roshan and Ramprasad of the 12th SSB Battalion deployed in the ar

30 Nov 2015 12:22 AM

Uganda parliament passes controversial NGO bill on eve of pope's arrival: government

Civil society groups say legislation gives the government unprecedented powers

27 Nov 2015 3:28 PM