All stories by Shirish B Pradhan
Nepal forms panel to probe death of 8 Kerala touristsRediff.com22 Jan 2020
The Department of Tourism said that a five-member committee has been formed to investigate if the resort was following the standards set by the government.
8 Indian tourists die due to possible gas leak in Nepal resortRediff.com22 Jan 2020
The deceased -- two couples and four children -- were part of a group of 15 people travelling from Kerala to Pokhara, a popular mountainous tourist destination. They have been identified as Praveen Krishnan Nair, Saranya Sasi, Sreebhadra Praveen, Aarcha Praveen, Abhinav Saranya Nair, Ranjith Kumar Adatholath Punathil, Indu Lakshmi Peethambaran Ragalatha and Vyshnav Ranjith.
Any attempt to split China will be 'crushed', says Xi in NepalRediff.com14 Oct 2019
Beijing views the India-based Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, as a separatist trying to split the Himalayan region from China.
PHOTOS: 67 die, flooded Nepal pleads for helpRediff.com15 Jul 2019
Nepal has been hit by heavy rainfall since Thursday. More than 25 districts and 10,385 households have been affected.
2 Indian climbers die on Mount Kanchenjunga in NepalRediff.com16 May 2019
They were part of a five-member team of climbers from West Bengal.
Avalanche hits Nepal peak; 5 South Koreans among 9 killedRediff.com13 Oct 2018
A heavy snowstorm followed by a landslide buried the base camp at an altitude of 3,500 metres when the climbers were waiting for a fair weather to move towards higher camps.
Chopper crashes in Nepal; Japanese among 6 killedRediff.com8 Sep 2018
A woman has miraculously survived the accident.
Nearly 150 of 1,500 Mansarovar pilgrims stranded in Nepal evacuatedRediff.com3 Jul 2018
Two pilgrims -- Leela Narayanan Mandredath, 56, of Kerala and Satya Laxmi of Andhra Pradesh -- have died due to high altitude sickness in Simikot and heart attack in Tibet respectively, the Indian Embassy said.
India ready to be 'Sherpa' to help Nepal scale mountain of success: ModiRediff.com12 May 2018
Modi said Nepal must identify its needs and priorities to deliver results.
India supports united, prosperous and strong Nepal: ModiRediff.com11 May 2018
Modi said Nepal and India can benefit if they cooperate and work together for the promotion of five Ts: Tradition, Trade, Tourism, Technology and Transport.
Bangladesh plane with 67 on board crashes in Nepal, 50 killedRediff.com12 Mar 2018
The condition of over two dozen people who were admitted to the hospital in Kathmandu is said to be serious.
Nepal PM Deuba resigns, Oli sworn-in second timeRediff.com15 Feb 2018
Deuba was elected as the 40th prime minister on June 6 with the support from Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Centre, which is now a part of Left alliance and opting for merger with Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist.
Indian among 31 killed as bus plunges into river in NepalRediff.com28 Oct 2017
An Indian woman, Mamata Devi Thakur, died in the accident, police said.
Sher Bahadur Deuba becomes Nepal's PM for 4th timeRediff.com6 Jun 2017
The 70-year-old was the only contender in the election.
Missing Indian dies after climbing Mount EverestRediff.com22 May 2017
Ravi Kumar from Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad fell from the 8,200 metre altitude, which is popularly known as Balcony, and died.
Nepali woman scales Mount Everest with anti-trafficking messageRediff.com21 May 2017
Kanchhi Maya Tamang, a trafficking survivor, summited Mt Everest with the message on Sunday, becoming the first to climb the world's highest peak for women empowerment and gender equality, according to UN Women Nepal.
Prime suspect in Kanpur train accident arrested in NepalRediff.com7 Feb 2017
A special team of Nepal Police arrested Samshul Hoda along with three others from Tribhuvan International Airport.
Create conducive environment for successful SAARC meet: NepalRediff.com29 Sep 2016
Nepal said it 'has received communications' from four member-states -- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan and India -- in which they conveyed their inability to participate in the 19th SAARC summit.
Nepal Prez asks parties to elect new PM within a weekRediff.com25 Jul 2016
A day after premier K P Oli resigned, Nepal President called on all the political parties to elect a new prime minister within a week
9 climbers scale Everest after Nepal disastersRediff.com11 May 2016
Nine Nepalese sherpas on Wednesday conquered Mount Everest, becoming the first climbers to scale the mountain in two years after a series of deadly disasters forced a shutdown of expeditions to the world's highest peak.
Envoy row: Nepal says not expelling Indian ambassadorRediff.com9 May 2016
Media reports had suggested that the government was preparing to declare Rae persona non grata, meaning his diplomatic immunity would be withdrawn.
Nepal's Ambassador to India recalled for not cooperatingRediff.com7 May 2016
Nepal on Friday recalled its ambassador to India over charges of non-cooperation and indulging in anti-government activities.
Nepal begins rebuilding heritage sites damaged by quakeRediff.com25 Apr 2016
Amid chants of Buddhist scriptures, Nepal PM K P Sharma Oli on Monday offered prayers at an ancient temple in Kathmandu to mark the reconstruction of five heritage sites demolished by last year's deadly earthquake.
5.5-magnitude quake jolts Nepal, tremors felt in North IndiaRediff.com6 Feb 2016
15 people were injured in Kathmandu as people ran away from their houses in panic during the tremor, according to the home ministry spokesperson.
Madhesi leader, 15 others injured in Nepal clashesRediff.com27 Dec 2015
Rajendra Mahato, the chairman of Sadhbhawana Party, was injured in police action in Biratnagar on Saturday.
Police shoot dead 4 Madhesis as violence returns to NepalRediff.com22 Nov 2015
Police resorted to firing late Saturday night after they were attacked with petrol bombs and bricks when they tried to evict cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front from blocking the East-West Highway of Saptari district.
Indian killed as Nepal police clear Madhesis from border pointRediff.com2 Nov 2015
A 19-year-old Indian was killed as Nepal police opened fire on people demonstrating against the new Constitution near the Indo-Nepal border, hours after security forces baton-charged Madhesi protesters and evicted them from a key bridge in the area in a pre-dawn swoop.
K P Sharma Oli sworn in as Nepal's prime ministerRediff.com12 Oct 2015
The Shiv Sena on Monday refused to call off the protest against the book launch of former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri in Mumbai.
K P Sharma Oli elected Nepal's new prime ministerRediff.com11 Oct 2015
K P Sharma Oli was elected as the next prime minister of Nepal on Sunday defeating incumbent Sushil Koirala in a contest which became necessary after parties failed to forge a consensus amid violent protests over the country's new Constitution.
US marine chopper crash in Nepal killed 13 people: ArmyRediff.com5 Jun 2015
The United States Marine Corps helicopter that crashed in Nepal while carrying out earthquake relief last month killed 13 people, including a woman, and not eight, the Nepalese army said on Friday.
Amid fresh aftershocks, Nepal struggles to rebuild livesRediff.com25 May 2015
Two tremors struck Nepal on Monday, keeping people on edge as the country struggled to rehabilitate millions.
Nepal quake toll reaches 8,635, over 300 missingRediff.com23 May 2015
At least 79 foreigners, including 49 Indians have been killed in the devastating earthquakes, according to a statement by the Nepal police.
Nepal quake: 8 bodies found from wreckage of US chopperRediff.com16 May 2015
Charred bodies of all eight soldiers onboard the US Marine chopper that crashed in a remote hilly area while delivering aid in quake-hit Nepal have been recovered.
Wreckage of US chopper found in Nepal; toll reaches 117Rediff.com15 May 2015
Rescuers in quake-hit Nepal on Friday located three charred bodies and the wreckage of a US Marine helicopter that went missing while delivering aid in the devastated Himalayan nation as death toll from the fresh quake reached 117 amid three fresh tremors.
13 aftershocks keep Nepal on edge, toll in fresh quake rises to 76Rediff.com13 May 2015
Over a dozen aftershocks jolted Nepal on Wednesday, keeping people on edge a day after a powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake killed 76 people in the Himalayan nation that had just begun to rebuild itself following the devastation from the temblor less than three weeks ago.
Fresh tremors jolt Nepal, death toll climbs to 8,000Rediff.com8 May 2015
Two fresh tremors were felt in Nepal on Friday, triggering panic among the people.
After Nepal quake, presidential building no longer safeRediff.com6 May 2015
Nepal's Rastrapati Bhawan has been declared unsafe for use after the building developed cracks due to the devastating temblor.
Quake-hit Nepal needs one million tents for survivorsRediff.com4 May 2015
The earthquake has so far destroyed 1,60,786 houses and damaged 1,43,642, forcing thousands of people to stay in the open battling bad weather.
Nepal quake damages world's oldest Buddhist shrineRediff.com3 May 2015
The earthquake has threatened the existence of one of the seven UNESCO-listed world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Over 2,50,000 buildings damaged in Nepal quakeRediff.com1 May 2015
Around 1.4 lakh buildings have been completely destroyed in Nepal due to the powerful temblor that flattened houses and uprooted electric poles and trees besides killing over 6,300 people.