Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers
Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.
Nepal calls off search for survivors of deadly snowstorm
Nepal on Wednesday called off a search for any more survivors of a Himalayan snowstorm that claimed some 43 lives, after more than a week of scouring the popular trekking region.
Nepal vows new rules after worst trekking disaster
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal on Tuesday said it will introduce new rules, improve weather forecasts and better monitor the movement of trekkers after the Himalayan country's worst hiking disaster left dozens dead last week.
India and Nepal sign electricity trading pact
India and Nepal signed an agreement on Tuesday to start selling electricity to each other, deepening energy ties between the two nations and boosting New Delhi's efforts to grow its influence among its smaller neighbours. Under the agreement, India will help develop Nepal's vast but underexploited hydropower potential and buy electricity to help tackle its own energy shortages. The agreement ...
Overcrowded bus drives off Nepal mountain road, killing 9 and injuring dozens
Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others.
Nepal officials deny knowledge of FIFA-ordered audits
Senior officials at the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) say they have no knowledge of a string of past financial audits carried out by world soccer's governing body FIFA into potential irregularities at ANFA. ANFA Vice Presidents Karma Tsering Sherpa and Bijay Narayan Manandhar have asked for details regarding the audits in a letter dated Oct. 22 to FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke and ...
Nepal disaster a 'wake-up call' for trekkers and agencies
A snowstorm that killed dozens of people in Nepal is a "wake-up call" for the trekking industry and tourists alike, experts say, with some heading to the world's highest mountains unprepared for conditions that can easily turn deadly.
Nepal football chief steps down pending graft probe
Nepal's powerful football chief Ganesh Thapa stepped down from his post Monday, pending a parliamentary investigation accusing him of embezzling millions of dollars and accepting bribes during his 19-year tenure.
Nepal blames poor forecasts, lax rules for trek disaster
By Rupam Jain Nair and Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's prime minister on Friday promised to set up an early weather warning system after at least 29 people were killed in a blizzard on a popular Himalayan trekking route, raising concerns that amateurs were ill prepared for such expeditions. Nepal's government blamed poor weather forecasts and lax regulation after the storm struck at ...