Mar 17, 2013 02:14 EDT
Run by Maoist revolutionaries and plagued by poverty, Nepal is not the most obvious place to make big bucks.
Mar 15, 2013 07:08 EDT
Asian markets were mixed on Friday following another strong lead from Wall Street, where traders took heart from more upbeat US jobs numbers.
Mar 14, 2013 08:33 EDT
Nepal's chief justice was sworn in Thursday as head of an interim government tasked with steering the country towards elections by June after a cross-party deal broke a 10-month political deadlock.
Mar 13, 2013 02:07 EDT
Inside a crumbling brick-walled compound in the heart of Kathmandu, children chatter and play hopscotch in the dust while their mothers peel vegetables and wash clothes in the pale winter sunshine.
Mar 10, 2013 08:08 EDT
Nepalese police arrested 18 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.
Mar 10, 2013 07:06 EDT
China's ambassador to Kathmandu was recently pictured in a traditional Nepali cap and silk scarf, digging with a spade to symbolise the laying of the foundations of a new dry port near the Tibet border.
Mar 10, 2013 06:10 EDT
Nepalese police said Sunday they have arrested more than 60 pilgrims for smoking cannabis and disturbing the peace at a major religious festival.
Mar 10, 2013 05:45 EDT
Nepalese police arrested 11 people in Kathmandu on suspicion of "anti-China activities" on Sunday morning, the anniversary of the 1959 rebellion against China's rule in Tibet.
Mar 07, 2013 03:36 EST
The makers of a film depicting torture by Nepal's army accused the government of censorship on Friday after they had to cancel the movie's release because of delays in getting approvals.
Mar 05, 2013 05:28 EST
Police in Nepal denied on Tuesday they had been targeting men with long hair as part of a drive against "hooliganism" in the capital that has seen more than 1,000 people arrested in the last week.
Feb 26, 2013 07:34 EST
The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it had approved a $150-million loan for a giant hydropower plant to ease Nepal's chronic electricity shortages which lead to power cuts of up to 14 hours a day.
Feb 25, 2013 06:19 EST
A Nepalese climber was confirmed on Monday as the first woman to scale Mount Everest twice in a single season, Guinness World Records said, after she made the second summit within days of the first.
Feb 14, 2013 13:11 EST
A Tibetan man burnt himself to death in protest against Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said Thursday, bringing the total to have set themselves on fire to at least 101 since 2009.
Feb 13, 2013 23:11 EST
A Tibetan man burnt himself to death in protest against Chinese rule, reports and Western rights groups said Thursday, bringing the total to have set themselves on fire to at least 101.
Feb 13, 2013 11:47 EST
A Tibetan exile turned himself into a ball of fire in front of a Buddhist monument Wednesday, the 100th self-immolation attempt since 2009 in a wave of protests against Chinese rule.
Feb 12, 2013 23:51 EST
A Tibetan man is in critical condition after setting himself on fire in Nepal, police said, the 100th self-immolation bid since 2009, according to a toll by Tibet's exiled government.
Feb 08, 2013 14:25 EST
The head of Nepal's ruling Maoists on Friday pledged that the country was headed towards elections after he cemented his position as leader at the end of the party's biggest post-revolutionary meeting.
Feb 02, 2013 11:31 EST
Nepal's Maoists vowed Saturday never to return to guerrilla warfare and offered to give up leadership to an independent prime minister to take the Himalayan nation towards democracy.
Feb 02, 2013 02:14 EST
Thousands of Nepal's former rebel Maoists gathered for their biggest show of strength since taking up arms in a 10-year insurgency and toppling the world's last Hindu monarchy.
Jan 25, 2013 12:08 EST
Nepalese police made a series of arrests Friday after campaigners who have been staging a month-long anti-rape protest defied a ban on entering an area close to the prime minister's residence.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
ñē̆ dēy (ञेँ देय्)
|Kathmandu Metropolitan City|
|- Mayor||(none at the moment)|
|- City||50.67 km2 (19.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,400 m (4,593 ft)|
|Time zone||GMT +5:45|