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Dissolution of assembly throws Nepal into chaos

KATHMANDU – Tiny Himalayan country Nepal has plunged into another round of political crisis following the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly Sunday midnight (May 29).  The first ever CA elected originally for two years in 2008 to draft a new constitution expired four years after without promulgating the new constitution. Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai though […]

Strike called by ethnic communities goes violent

Strike called by ethnic communities goes violent

KATHMANDU — Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the umbrella organization of Nepal’s journalists, have expressed its serious concerns about the manhandling of the journalists, vandalizing of their vehicles misbehaviors meted out against them on the first and second days of the three-day general strike called by the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities. The powerful organization […]

Nepali plane crash claims 15 dead and six injured

Nepali plane crash claims 15 dead and six injured

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Thirteen passengers and two crew members died Monday morning when a Dornier 9N AIG-D228 plane of Agni Air crashed in Jomsom Airport in western mountains of Nepal. The ill-fated plane was flying to Jomsom from tourist city Pokhara taking 16 Indian pilgrims, two Danish tourists and three crew members. Of them, five passengers and […]

Flood leaves 17 dead and 47 missing in Nepal

Flood leaves 17 dead and 47 missing in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal— Seventeen people died and 47 went missing in a flash flood triggered by the bursting out of Seti River clogged by debris from an avalanche near the base camp of Mt. Fish Tail following continuous rains Saturday.  The death toll could go higher as the chances to rescue the missing alive were slim, said […]

Lakes dry up in eastern Nepal

Lakes dry up in eastern Nepal

This is the Tal Pokhari Maimugha Lake being dried up.  ILAM, Nepal – Beautiful lakes of Ilam district in eastern Nepal, important in terms of bio-diversity and cultural significance, are drying up in absence of much needed conservation measures. Out of a total of 42 lakes and ponds located at different places of the district, 11 […]

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