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Nepal: Landlocked country in South Asia
Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. With an estimated population of 26.4 million, it is 48th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. It borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west while Bangladesh is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic country with Nepali as the official language.

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Nepal's ailing Prime Minister Oli reshuffles his cabinet

New ministers were inducted into Nepal's government on Thursday as part of a cabinet reshuffle by ailing Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, who is trying to strengthen his grip, improve ties with a..
Reuters - Published

Record breaking Nepal climber seeks to inspire future mountaineers

A Nepali climber who scaled the 14 highest peaks in six months and six days to become the world's fastest mountaineer said on Wednesday he wanted to inspire future generations of climbers in the..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Nepal


Man smashes record for scaling world's highest mountains [Video]Man smashes record for scaling world's highest mountains

A Nepalese mountain climber and former British soldier has smashed the world record for climbing the world's highest 14 mountains in just over six months, beating the previous best of nearly eight..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

China's Xi Threatens 'Shattered Bones' For Anyone Trying To Divide China [Video]China's Xi Threatens 'Shattered Bones' For Anyone Trying To Divide China

Reuters reports Chinese President Xi Jinping issued a stark warning on Sunday. During a state visit to Nepal, Xi said that any attempt to divide China will be crushed. Anyone attempting to split China..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

China to give $21 million to Nepal army to help future disaster relief

Nepal said on Monday that China will give its army about $21 million in unspecified "disaster relief materials" over the next three years, as Beijing strengthens its ties with Kathmandu.
Reuters - Published

Nepal pushes to end dependency on India with China rail, tunnel deals

Chinese President Xi Jinping wound up two days of meetings in Nepal on Sunday with separate deals for a rail link to Tibet and a tunnel, an official said, as the Himalayan nation seeks to end an Indian..
Reuters - Published

Nepal eyes railway deal with China during Xi visit

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Nepal on Saturday for talks with Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and is expected to sign a deal expanding a railway link between the Himalayan nation and..
Reuters - Published

Nepal's parliament speaker resigns over rape allegation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nepal's parliament, Krishna Bahadur Mahara, resigned on Tuesday to allow an investigation into an accusation made by a female parliament employee that he..
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India and Nepal open South Asia’s first cross-border oil pipeline

India and Nepal officially opened South Asia's first cross-border oil pipeline on Tuesday, a project seen as part of New Delhi's efforts to increase its influence in the Himalayan nation where China is..
Reuters - Published

Death toll from India, Nepal, Bangladesh floods jumps to over 300

The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the..
Reuters - Published

Over 100 killed, millions displaced from floods in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Floods have forced more than four million people from their homes across India, Nepal and Bangladesh and killed more than 100 people as torrential rains in the initial days of monsoons wreaked havoc.
Reuters - Published

Death toll in Nepal floods rises to 55, thousands displaced

The death toll in Nepal from flash floods and landslides in the past three days rose to 55 on Sunday, with dozens missing and injured, the government said.
Reuters - Published

Death toll in Nepal rains rises to 47, dozens missing, injured

The death toll in Nepal from flash floods and landslides in the past three days rose to 47 on Sunday, with dozens missing and injured, the government said.
Reuters - Published

Monsoon rains kill 30 people in Nepal, others missing

Flash floods and landslides in Nepal triggered by monsoon rains killed 15 people and injured 12 overnight while another 18 have gone missing, officials said on Saturday.
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Floods and landslides kill 15 in Nepal, six others missing

More than 20 people have been killed or are missing due to landslides and floods as monsoon rains lashed Nepal, the government said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Ex-U.N. aid worker jailed in Nepal for sexually abusing boys

A court in Nepal has sentenced a former UN aid worker from Canada to nine years in jail on charges of sexually abusing two boys, a court official said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Nepal denies Tibetans' request to hold Dalai Lama birthday celebration

The Tibetan community in Nepal called off plans to mark the birthday of their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama after their request for a public celebration was rejected over security concerns, a..
Reuters - Published

Nepal waits for relatives to claim bodies brought down from Mt. Everest

Nepal on Thursday urged friends and families of four climbers whose bodies were brought down from Mount Everest to come forward and identify them, as the deadliest climbing season since 2015 came to an..
Reuters - Published

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