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Xi Jinping Comes to Nepal Bearing Investments, and India Is Watching

The Chinese leader’s visit is a further display of his ambitious aims — both economic and strategic — on India’s doorstep.

Nepal rape allegation: Ex-house speaker Mahara arrested

Krishna Bahadur Mahara is accused of drunkenly assaulting a female member of staff last week.

India Isn’t Letting a Single Onion Leave the Country

India’s government bans the export of onions in order to lower rising domestic prices, causing great pain to neighboring countries.

Parliament Speaker in Nepal Resigns After Rape Accusation

After a parliamentary employee accused Krishna Bahadur Mahara of raping her, the governing Communist Party forced him to step down. He denies the accusations.

As Deadly Floods Engulf Nepal Border, Anger Turns to India

Nepal said embankments built by India along a shared border made flooding worse in their country during the summer monsoon season, killing dozens.

The Everest Climber Whose Traffic Jam Photo Went Viral

Nirmal Purja snapped the photograph of an overcrowded Mount Everest summit while on a quest to climb the 14 tallest mountains in the world in record time.

Baby Chimpanzees’ Case Reveals Nepal as a Trafficking Hot Spot

Five men were convicted of smuggling two baby chimpanzees through Nepal, which has become a hot-spot for traffickers.

Single-use plastics banned in Nepal's Everest region

Authorities recently cleared 11 tonnes of rubbish from the world's highest mountain.

Mount Everest: Climbers set to face new rules after deadly season

Only experienced mountaineers should be climbing the world's highest peak, a Nepali panel recommends.

New Everest Rules Could Significantly Limit Who Gets to Climb

Nepali officials proposed new regulations requiring mountaineers and expedition companies to prove that they have a certain level of experience.