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43 people die in Nepal floods

Kathmandu, Jul 14 (PTI) At least 43 people, including 18 women, were killed and 20 others injured in floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in various parts of Nepal, police said.

Twenty four people have been reported missing in the rain-related incidents that displaced settlements and disrupted vehicular traffic, the Himalayan Times reported on Sunday.

Heavy rainfall since Thursday hit more than 25 districts in the hills as well as the southern plains of the country, affecting 10,385 households.

Floods, landslides leave scores dead across Nepal, India

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 43 people in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the Himalayan border in India.

At least 24 others are missing in Nepal, either swept by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since rains began pounding the region Friday. Roads and highways have been blocked in parts of Nepal while communication towers are knocked down.

Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After every party it’s time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.

9 killed, 5 injured in jeep accident in western Nepal

KATHMANDU, June 17 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were killed and five others seriously injured when a passenger jeep skidded off road in Bajhang district of western Nepal on Monday afternoon, local authorities said.

Ram Bahadur Sarki, the assistant district chief of Bajhang, told

Xinhua via phone that nine dead bodies were recovered from the crash site.

"We are now preparing to airlift seriously injured people to hospitals based in Kathmandu for treatment," he said.

Deaths rise as Nepal issues more permits for Mount Everest

NAMCHE, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s reluctance to limit the number of permits it issues to scale Mount Everest has contributed to dangerous overcrowding, with inexperienced climbers impeding others and causing deadly delays, seasoned mountaineers said.

During the short period this season when the weather was clear enough to attempt the summit, climbers were crammed crampon-to-crampon above South Col’s sharp-edged ridge, all clipped onto a single line of rope, trudging toward the top of the world and risking death as each minute ticked by.

Life paralysed in Nepal due to general strike as series of explosions kill 4 people

Kathmandu, May 27PTI/GANASHAKTI:  Normal life in Nepal was paralysed on Monday due to a general strike called by an outlawed communist group, a day after a series of explosions rocked the capital Kathmandu, killing at least four people and injuring seven others.

Educational institutions and business establishments remained shut in major cities while traffic was thin due to the strike called by the CPN-Maoist to protest against the killing of its cadres during an encounter a couple of months ago.

Indian female climber dies on Mt Everest

Kathmandu, May 23; PTI/GANASHAKTI:  A 54-year-old Indian woman climber died while descending the Mt Everest, taking the toll of those who perished during this season's expedition in the Himalayan nation to 13, according to a media report on Thursday.

Mumbai-based Anjali S Kulkarni died at above Camp IV after she fell ill while coming down from the summit point on Wednesday, Thupden Sherpa, an official at Arun Treks, which organised the climb said.

Seven Indians arrested after shootout in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 24; PTI/GANASHAKTI: Seven Indians have been arrested in Nepal following a shootout with the police near a temple on Thursday.

The accused, who hail from Bihar's Samastipur district, include one Ravi Mallik who has sustained a bullet injury in the ensuing gunbattle, the police said in a statement.

They were arrested as they gathered near the Bihar Kunda temple of Janakpur for committing loot, they said.

The police have also seized two pistols, two rounds of bullet, a magazine, one knife and two motorcycles.

2 Climbers From Kolkata Die On Kanchenjunga, One Had Reached Summit

Kathmandu, May 16; PTI/GANASHAKTI:  Two Indian climbers have died in Nepal due to altitude ailments after one of them successfully scaled Mount Kanchenjunga, the world's third tallest peak, an official said Thursday.

Biplab Baidya (48) and Kuntal Karar (46) died Wednesday night above Camp IV after they were unable to continue their descent from near the 8,586-meter summit due to hypothermia and snowblindness.

Mount Everest clean-up team picks up 3 tonnes of garbage

2 May 2019; DW: A 14-member team sent by the Nepalese government to tidy up Mount Everest has so far collected three tonnes (3.3 US tons) of garbage including cans, bottles, plastic and discarded climbing gear.

"The clean-up campaign will be continued in the coming seasons as well to make the world's tallest mountain clean. It is our responsibility to keep our mountains clean," said Dandu Raj Ghimire, the head of Nepal's tourism department.

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