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Nepal, once known for farming, now exports people Monday, March 24th, 2014

Anup Kaphle, AAMBHANJYANG, Nepal: When 17-year-old Shanti Maya Dong decided to quit school and go work as a maid in Kuwait, her parents tried to talk her out of it. But eventually, their daughter wore them down. A month after she left this Nepali village, Dong wrote back saying she was doing..

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Nepal to Ease Traffic on Mount Everest

KATHAMDU (AP): Nepalese officials say the government plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather. Tourism ministry official Mohan Krishna Sapkota said..

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Malaysia Airlines flight to Nepal hit by birds, passengers safe Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

KATHMANDU (Reuters): A flock of birds shattered the windshields of a Malaysia Airlines jet as it landed in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, but all 180 passengers and crew were safe, an airport official said on Sunday. The birds hit the Boeing 737 late on Friday, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, chief..

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EU investment bank agreed to provide Rs. 16.5B: Mahat

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat Sunday said that the European Investment Bank had agreed to provide Rs. 16.5 billion for the promotion of hydropower and expansion of transmission lines in Nepal. Finance Minister Dr. Mahat made such remarks upon his arrival at the Tribhuvan..

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Netherlands, Nepal take pride among minnows

CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH (AFP): As cricket’s big guns lock horns at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the minnow nations can take pride in their performances as they seek to make progress on the global stage. The tournament has reached the Super 10 round, for which the top eight nations..

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Ex-Malaysian PM Mahathir & Governor Li in Kathmandu Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Ex-Malaysian PM Dr Mahathir Mohammad has arrived in Kathmandu on a four-day visit to Nepal on Saturday. leading an eleven-member Malaysian delegation to take part in an Investment Conference to begin from tomorrow. Dr Mahathir will be a key speaker in the conference to be hosted by..

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Why all this fuss over local elections? Friday, March 21st, 2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan: One notices that the present government of Nepal led by the Nepali Congress-UML combine gets into unnecessary and trivial controversies that would only further delay its primary task of getting a new constitution in time. In this process, the faith the people had put in..

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Two wins a great achievement for Nepal: Khadka

Chittagong, BANGLADESH: For sheer consistency, Nepal was the best of the three associate teams on display in Group A in Chittagong. It comprehensively beat Hong Kong, held its own with the bat against Bangladesh and pulled off a strong win against Afghanistan on Thursday (March 20), its first since..

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Nepal register second win in ICC T20, beat Afghan by 9 runs Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Chittagong (PTI): Subash Khakurel smashed a fine half-century to help Nepal beat Afghanistan by nine runs in their final Group A qualifying match and register their second win in the ICC World T20, here today. The win kept Nepal's slim hopes of qualifying for the Super-10. Nepal, who have two..

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‘All preparations for SLC exams completed’ Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

BHAKTAPUR: The Ministry of Education, Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE), has completed all the preparations for the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations starting throughout the country tomorrow. Examinations controller at OCE Bishnu Bahadur Dware said that all the..

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ICC World T20; Bangladesh thump Nepal by 8 wickets Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Hosts Bangladesh won their second group Group A match against Nepal in the ICC World Twenty20 Cup by eight wickets with 27 balls to spare at Chittagong this evening. They made 132 runs in 15.3 overs to meet the 127-run target at the cost of two wickets. With today's win,..

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World Twenty20: Nepal vs Bangladesh Live Score

Over 16 || Score 93/3 Now only four overs are left and Nepal would look to score runs quickly. Bangladeshi bowlers would be pleased with their efforts if they restrict Nepal under 120 runs, whereas, from here, Nepal would be eyeing for a score near 130 plus. Over 13 || Score..

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Nepal may install ladders on Everest’s Hillary Step Monday, March 17th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal may install ladders on Mount Everest's Hillary Step, the final rock wall which climbers have to scale to reach the summit, in a bid to ease congestion, the government said on Monday. Expedition organisers announced last week that extra ropes would be fixed on congested ice..

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Nepal lay their marker with 80-run win Sunday, March 16th, 2014

by Alan Gardner in Chittagong (ESPN): For the first time in five years, an Associate nation has won a game at the World T20. Okay, so that was a given, as Hong Kong and Nepal contested the maiden encounter between two second-tier sides in the tournament's history, but Nepal's achievement, on their..

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ICC World T20: Nepal post competitive 149/8 against HK

Shrikant Shankar, BANGLADESH: Nepal posted a competitive total of 149 for eight against Hong Kong in the second qualifying match in Group A of the ICC World T20 2014 at Chittagong on March 16, 2014. Gyanendra Malla top-scored with 48 runs and captain Paras Khadka scored 41. Four wickets fell in the..

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Khukuri :: By Deepak Shimkhada, Ph.D.

Nepal is known as the birthplace of the Buddha, the land of the Gurkhas, the land of the Sherpas and the land of Mt. Everest. Nepal also is home to many other things, such as exotic flora and fauna—and the Khukuri (figure 1). Gurkhas and Khukuris are intimately related. Even in modern days when..

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