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Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu

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    Activists put on show as Kathmandu summit avoids rights issues

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:23am on September 01, 2018

    Human rights were kept firmly off the agenda at a seven-nation Asian summit that ended Friday, though activists managed to light up the host city...

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    Nepal crime reform sparks press freedom concerns

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 01:05am on August 18, 2018

    Nepal introduced a new criminal code Friday that makes sharing confidential information a jailable offence, sparking concerns among journalists that the laws could be used...

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    Third of girls in South Asia miss school during periods: report

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:36am on May 23, 2018

    More than a third of girls in South Asia miss school during their periods, a report said Tuesday, with a lack of toilets and cultural...

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    Modi visits Nepal to restore ties

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:05am on May 12, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi prayed at a renowned Hindu temple with his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli on Friday as he started a visit...

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    Plane skids off Kathmandu airport

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:25am on April 21, 2018

    A Malaysian jet carrying 139 people that aborted its takeoff and skidded into mud forced Kathmandu airport to shut down for more than 12 hours...

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    Nepal chief justice sacked for faked date of birth

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:33am on March 15, 2018

    Nepal’s divisive Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli was sacked Wednesday for faking his date of birth in order to remain in office longer. The controversy over...

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    Nepal’s first female president wins second term

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:29am on March 14, 2018

    Nepal’s lawmakers Tuesday elected president Bidya Bhandari for a second term, extending the tenure of the Himalayan nation’s first female head of state for another...

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    Nepal newspaper in court

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 11:54pm on March 02, 2018

    Nepal’s largest newspaper appeared briefly in court Friday summoned by the country’s chief justice for publishing articles critical of him, in a case widely condemned...

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    Nepal’s ruling party merges into super bloc with Maoists

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:05am on February 21, 2018

    Nepal’s ruling party has merged with a former Maoist rebel group to form a super bloc that experts say will reshape politics after years of...

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    Nepal bans solo climbers from Mt Everest

    Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu | Updated at 12:35am on December 31, 2017

    Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday...

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