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  • Nepal earthquake, magnitude 7.3, strikes near Everest

    05/12/2015 1:58:46 AM PDT · by John W · 14 replies
    bbc.com ^ | May 12, 2015 | BBC
    A major earthquake has struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, two weeks after more than 8,000 died in a devastating quake. The latest earthquake hit near the town of Namche Bazaar, near Mount Everest. The US Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 7.3. An earthquake on 25 April, centred in western Nepal, had a magnitude of 7.8. The latest tremor was felt in northern India and Bangladesh. In the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, which was badly damaged last month, people rushed out of buildings as the quake struck at 12:35 local time (07:50 GMT).
  • “Langtang is gone” (Beautiful village in Nepal's Langtang National Park)

    04/28/2015 3:10:12 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 3 replies
    The avalanche of ice and rocks fell on the village of Langtang just after the ground started shaking that Saturday morning. Even before the family of Dawa Tamang could run for safety the debris had engulfed them. Tamang, 35, has a dazed look on his face at the courtyard of Kathmandu Medical College (KMC) where his family was evacuated by helicopter on Monday. Tamang himself was in Kathmandu with his elder son. Doctors examine his two-and-half year old son Thindup who broke both his legs while the family tried to escape from their house. His five-year-old daughter Pasang Lhamu escaped...
  • Prime minister says death toll in Nepal could be 10,000

    04/28/2015 2:24:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    People stranded in remote villages and towns across Nepal were still waiting for aid and relief to arrive on Tuesday, four days after a devastating earthquake destroyed buildings and roads and killed more than 4,600 people. The government has yet to assess the full scale of the damage wrought by Saturday’s 7.9 magnitude quake, unable to reach many mountainous areas despite aid supplies and personnel pouring in from around the world. Prime minister Sushil Koirala told reporters the death toll could reach 10,000, as information of damage from far-flung villages and towns has yet to come in. ... The figure...
  • KATHMANDU REGION HIT WITH MAGNITUDE 6.7 AFTERSHOCK

    04/26/2015 1:03:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015-04-26 | Fox News
    - BREAKING NEWS - KATHMANDU REGION HIT WITH MAGNITUDE 6.7 AFTERSHOCK [No further details, yet.]
  • Turkish Airlines' Near Miss Creates Big Problem At Kathmandu's Tiny Airport

    03/07/2015 10:05:22 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    NPR ^ | March 4, 2015 | Donatella Lorch
    Turkish Airlines has the first slot for landing at the Kathmandu airport, just after 6 a.m. In winter, this often means long hours circling over the hills south of the Kathmandu Valley and waiting for dense fog to lift. Wednesday wasn't any different. About 6 a.m. local time, Flight TK726 crossed from India to Nepal and the pilot advised passengers that fog over the airport meant a 90-minute delay. But not to worry, he said, there was plenty of fuel. About 7:15 a.m., the Airbus A330 with 224 passengers attempted a landing but had to abort. The plane circled and...
  • Israel Embassy detains 'suspicious' Iranian man in Kathmandu

    04/22/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies
    THE HIMALAYAN TIMES.com (THT Online) ^ | Added At:  2013-04-21 7:58 PM Last Updated At: 2013-04-21 12:39 PM | n/a
    KATHMANDU SNIPPET: The Annapurna Post vernacular daily reported on Sunday that the arrest was made on April 13. Identified as Mohsin Khosravian, the suspect is currently in police custody.

 The security officials at the Embassy speculated that the suspect was scouting the facility with a harmful intention "for he carried a tourist map of the Lazimpat area" where the Israeli mission is located. 

He had stayed in a Thamel-based hotel. After his arrest, the suspect told police that he had ventured out to find out a shop to repair his laptop.

 According to the report, the Nepal Police's Central Bureau...
  • 1959 (State Department) Memo Lists Government Regulations for Yeti Hunting. Really.

    02/28/2013 9:42:19 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    BLASTR ^ | Tue, 02/26/2013 | Matthew Jackson
    1959 memo lists government regulations for Yeti hunting. Really. If you're planning to hit the Himalayas in search of an Abominable Snowman, you better be ready to do things by the book. At least, that'd be the case if you were conducting your search in 1959. These days, if you head out in search of a Yeti, you'll probably get a lot of giggles and funny looks, but back in 1959, the American Embassy in Kathmandu was taking such expeditions seriously. In a memo issued on Nov. 30 of that year, the embassy listed three specific regulations for Yeti searches...
  • Cobra Bites Farmer. Farmer Bites Cobra Back. Cobra Dies ... Farmer Lives. (Nepal)

    08/23/2012 7:19:57 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 23, 2012 | Gopal Sharma
    Nepali man bites snake to death in revenge attack KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali man who was bitten by a cobra snake bit it back and killed the reptile in a tit-for-tat attack, a newspaper said on Thursday. Nepali daily Annapurna Post said Mohamed Salmo Miya chased the snake, which bit him in his rice paddy on Tuesday, caught it and bit it until it died. "I could have killed it with a stick but bit it with my teeth instead because I was angry," the 55-year-old Miya, who lives in a village some 200 km (125 miles) southeast of...
  • US asks Nepal king to stay out of politics

    04/24/2006 10:36:11 PM PDT · by Balata · 8 replies · 2,533+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 4/25/06 | AFX News Limited
    WASHINGTON (AFX) - The United States called on Nepal's embattled king to stay out of politics completely as Washington welcomed his pledge to restore the country's parliament. 'We believe that he should now hand power over to the parties and assume a ceremonial role in his countrys governance,' Adam Ereli, deputy State Department spokesman, said after King Gyanendra announced his latest move to end 19 days of violent street protests. Gyanendra, who took absolute power last year after sacking a government he declared corrupt and incapable of battling Maoist insurgents, agreed late yesterday to reinstate the parliament dissolved in 2002....
  • US orders its citizens to leave Nepal

    04/24/2006 4:20:01 AM PDT · by angkor · 13 replies · 422+ views
    Kantipur Report ^ | 2006-04-24 02:44:44
    US orders its citizens to leave Nepal Kantipur Report http://www.kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?&nid=71887 KATHMANDU, April 24 - The embassy of the United States in Kathmandu on Monday has ordered mission family members, US employees and citizens to leave the country due to the deteriorating situation and ongoing security concerns after 18 days of pro-democracy movement and general strikes. "Under ordered departure, mission family members and non-emergency American employees would depart Nepal as soon as possible. American citizens should also depart Nepal as soon as possible," the embassy said in a statement. At least 14 people have been killed and hundreds other injured across...
  • Clashes erupt on Nepal's streets

    01/21/2006 11:54:29 AM PST · by injin · 2 replies · 126+ views
    BBC News World Edition ^ | Saturday, 21 January 2006 | BBC News World Edition
    Nepalese police have rounded up scores of opposition activists in clashes on the streets of the capital. Security forces fired tear gas as pro-democracy protesters hurled stones and scuffled with officers, in protest at King Gyanendra's absolute power. The government says nearly 200 people were taken away in trucks, but the opposition put the number much higher. The clashes followed a crackdown on activists on Friday, when protests were stymied by a curfew and mass arrests.
  • Maoists held secret meet in Delhi: Nepal

    03/26/2005 1:55:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 188+ views
    The Statesman (India) ^ | March 24 | Sudeshna Sarkar
    Defying India’s ban on them, Nepal’s Maoist guerrillas held a secret meeting in Delhi on Sunday to discuss the expulsion of three top leaders, Nepal’s army said today. Royal Nepalese Army spokesman Brigadier-General Dipak Gurung told the media here that the Nepalese government has conveyed the matter to India. According to army reports, Maoists belonging to the north-west regional bureau of outlawed Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) met in the west Delhi locality of Narela, in Sector V Central Park, to discuss a circular the latest activities in the underground party. The circular confirmed the demotion of the deputy leader...
  • Carlos the Jackal’s wife befriends Sobhraj the Serpent

    02/11/2005 12:03:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 550+ views
    Not only do they share the same first name but now, Charles Sobhraj aka the Serpent, serving a life term in a Kathmandu prison for the murder of an American backpacker, and Carlos the Jackal, the most dreaded terrorist in the 70s who masterminded the killing of Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics of 1972, will now be sharing the same lawyer as well. Since Sobhraj’s arrest in 2003 he has been serving out a 20-year jail term in the city. After a long delay, his appeal will be finally decided in the Patan appellate court on March 10. Last...
  • Suspected Rebels Bomb U.S. Center in Nepal

    09/11/2004 2:25:27 PM PDT · by stiga bey · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Newsday ^ | September 10, 2004, 3:06 PM EDT | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA
    KATMANDU, Nepal -- Suspected communist rebels bombed the American information center in Nepal's capital Friday, damaging parts of the building but causing no injuries, police said. It was the first time the rebels, who oppose U.S. support to the Nepalese government, have directly attacked an American government agency in Nepal. During the attack, which occurred just minutes after the center closed for the weekend, assailants threw two bombs from the parking lot and fled, police said. The explosion damaged parts of the building housing the auditorium and the education counseling section. Soldiers cordoned off the area and searched the area....
  • Mosque, Arab targets attacked in Nepal after 12 workers murdered in Iraq

    09/01/2004 7:48:14 AM PDT · by Alouette · 318 replies · 7,592+ views
    AFP ^ | Sept. 1, 2004
    KATHMANDU (AFP) - Thousands of people rampaged through Kathmandu, setting fire to a mosque and Arab targets and ransacking employment agencies after 12 Nepalese hostages were murdered in Iraq. Two men were shot and slightly wounded by security guards when they tried to storm the Egyptian embassy, which represents Iraqi interests in the Himalayan kingdom, police and a doctor said. The streets returned to normal after the government clamped an indefinite curfew and declared a national day of mourning Thursday for the victims of the worst hostage massacre in Iraq since the US-led invasion. Demonstrators, some chanting "Punish the Muslims!",...
  • Protesters Stone Nepal Mosque After Iraq Killings(Big Anti-Muslim Riot)

    09/01/2004 3:50:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 1,491+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 09/01/04 | Gopal Sharma
    Protesters Stone Nepal Mosque After Iraq Killings Nepalese protesters shout slogans as they stand on the dome of a mosque during a demonstration in Kathmandu to protest against the killijng of 12 Nepalese hostages in Iraq (news - web sites). Around 4,000 people set Kathmandu's biggest mosque ablaze and smashed up private job recruitment agencies in response to the killing of 12 Nepalese jobseekers in Iraq, witnesses said(AFP/Devendra M. Singh) Nepalese protester (R) shouts slogans as he stands beside a burning tyre during a demonstration in Kathmandu. The government clamped a curfew on the city after mobs ransacked a mosque...
  • Maoist rebels target Kathmandu

    09/06/2003 3:55:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies · 262+ views
    New Zealand Herald ^ | 06.09.2003 | CAMPBELL SPENCER
    Jays, a hip new nightclub, was due to open tonight in Patan, an upmarket suburb of Nepal's capital, Kathmandu. But the four-year dream of its young proprietor, Jay Shrestha, has been put on hold. "Well, there isn't much point opening now, no one would come. No one wants to be out late at the moment," he said. All across town, social life is suspended as residents of this historic city prepare for the next round of violence in Nepal's bloody communist insurgency. It's not just Nepal's plunge back into brutal and senseless violence that has people worried - they have...
  • Nepal bomb blast injures 25

    03/28/2002 10:19:39 PM PST · by colette_g · 11 replies · 295+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 29 March, 2002, 06:32 GMT | BBC News
    Nepal bomb blast injures 25 At least 25 people have been injured by a bomb explosion in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, police said. The blast occurred during the morning rush hour on a bridge over the river Bishnumati which flows through the city. "It's a bomb explosion. Investigations are going on," a police official said. The wounded included a number of children who were on their way to school and police said some of the injured were in a critical condition. "Some of them have abdomen injuries and others have fractured limbs," said a doctor at a hospital where...