Khumbu shuts trekker clinics

Kathmandu, Jan. 18 -- Two mountain medicine clinics that have saved hundreds of lives of trekkers and porters in the Khumbu region of Nepal have been forced to close down by the local municipality, al... Read More

Mani Lama's Boudha in pictures

Kathmandu, Jan. 17 -- Mani Lama, 73, never intended to become a photographer. As a young man he studied agriculture in America, but destiny had other designs. As a photographer, Lama ended up becomin... Read More

Lifetime experience on Pikey Peak

Kathmandu, Jan. 17 -- It is a truism in tourism of the Himalaya that the closer we get to the mountains, the less we see of them. This holds for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which follows the narrow ... Read More

A shot in the arm for vaccines in Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan. 17 -- Last month, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a study of the successful trial of a new typhoid vaccine that could prevent thedeaths of many children aroun... Read More

Suicide Watch

Kathmandu, Jan. 17 -- Michael Eddleston is a professor of Clinical Toxicology at the University of Edinburgh with over two decades of experience in suicide by ingesting pesticide. He is also the direc... Read More

No Speaker, no Parliament in Nepal

Kathmandu, Jan. 15 -- An ongoing impasse over the Speaker at the House of Representatives has once more brought to the fore the power struggle within the ruling Nepal Community Party between an ailing... Read More

Giving back to Nepal what Nepal gave to them

Kathmandu, Jan. 15 -- Schoolmates who studied at Budanilkantha boarding school in Kathmandu went on for higher studies abroad, some to MIT and Harvard, others to New York University, and another to an... Read More

Australia's bushfires bring mounting pressure to reduce greenhouse gases

Kathmandu, Jan. 14 -- As nature's fury wreaked havoc across Australia, reducing to ashes all that came in its way - people, flora, fauna, picturesque historic towns and villages once popular with loca... Read More

Crushers of justice

Kathmandu, Jan. 13 -- This week, in a crime that shocked the nation, a young engineering student was killed and his body crushed with a tipper truck for opposing a sand-mining contractor in Dhanusha. ... Read More


Kathmandu, Jan. 10 -- On new year's day, President Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated Visit Nepal Year 2020, aimed at attracting 2 million tourists this year, at a lavish show in Kathmandu's main stadium... Read More