Sunday, 03 March 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Nepal and Bangladesh progress in talks for 40MW electricity export

Nepal and Bangladesh progress in talks for 40MW electricity export

Nepal and Bangladesh are making significant progress towards finalizing the tariff for the export of 40 megawatts (MW) of electricity from Nepal. The ongoing negotiations are expected to lead to the signing of a tripartite agreement involving Nepal, Bangladesh, and India, marking the first-ever power export from Nepal to Bangladesh.

Nepal earthquake death toll reaches 160

Nepal earthquake death toll reaches 160

An overnight earthquake in a remote area of Nepal has left at least 160 people dead, with security forces rushing to aid in the rescue efforts, according to officials.

China eyes greater development strategy synergy with Nepal: Xi

China eyes greater development strategy synergy with Nepal: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed China`s commitment to strengthening its development strategy synergy with Nepal during a meeting with Nepalese Premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda in Hangzhou, China. 

Nepal to change power projects that will export electricity to Bangladesh

Nepal to change power projects that will export electricity to Bangladesh

In a bid to facilitate the export of electricity to Bangladesh under a tripartite agreement involving India, Nepal is making preparations to modify its power projects. 

Five killed in Nepal tourist helicopter crash near Mount Everest
Five killed in Nepal tourist helicopter crash near Mount Everest

At least five people have been killed after a helicopter carrying foreign tourists crashed near Mount Everest in Nepal on Tuesday. Another person on the aircraft was still missing.

Nepal-Bangladesh agree to sign 25-year power sale deal
Nepal-Bangladesh agree to sign 25-year power sale deal

Officials from Nepal and Bangladesh have agreed to sign a long-term agreement for the export of 40MW electricity from Nepal to Bangladesh, a Nepal Electricity Authority office bearer said.

Nepal suspends two controllers after flights avert midair crash

Nepal suspends two controllers after flights avert midair crash

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has suspended two employees of the air traffic controller department for `carelessness`, the aviation body`s spokesman Jagannath Niroula has told the media.

Nepal’s PM Dahal set to face parliamentary confidence vote

Nepal’s PM Dahal set to face parliamentary confidence vote

Nepal`s Premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal was set to face a vote of confidence in parliament on Monday after his old coalition allies pulled out of the government over the choice of a new president, one of his aides said.

India, Nepal Power ministry officials to meet next month

India, Nepal Power ministry officials to meet next month

India and Nepal Power ministry officials likely to meet next month in New Delhi, where they may discuss the issue of a formal agreement for transporting Power from the Nepal to Bangladesh using the Indian transmission infrastructure.

Co-pilot Anju lost husband in similar mishap 16yrs ago

Co-pilot Anju lost husband in similar mishap 16yrs ago

One of the two pilots in Sunday`s deadly Yeti Airlines plane crash in Nepal was Anju Khatiwada, who lost her husband, co-pilot Deepak Pokharel, in a similar plane crash at the country`s domestic Jumla airport 16 years ago. 

Nepal plane crash with 72 onboard leaves at least 40 dead

Nepal plane crash with 72 onboard leaves at least 40 dead

At least 40 people were killed when an aircraft crashed in Nepal on Sunday, a Nepal army spokesman said, as hundreds of rescue workers scoured the hillside crash site. 

Nepal new government seeks to balance ties with India, China

Nepal new government seeks to balance ties with India, China

Nepal`s new government, led by the former Maoist rebel chief, will try to balance relations with its immediate neighbours India and China as it seeks economic growth in one of the world`s poorest countries. 

Prachanda appointed Nepal’s new Prime Minister

Prachanda appointed Nepal’s new Prime Minister

A former Maoist guerrilla who led a decade-long insurgency against Nepal`s Hindu monarchy was on Sunday appointed premier for a third time, in alliance with the main opposition after previous month`s election returned a hung parliament.

Nepal president gives parties a week to form new govt

Nepal president gives parties a week to form new govt

Nepal`s president Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Sunday called on the country`s political parties to try to form the new government within a week after previous month`s inconclusive national election. 

Six dead after powerful earthquake hits Nepal

Six dead after powerful earthquake hits Nepal

An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck Nepal early Wednesday_ killing at least six people_ destroying multiple houses in the western district of Doti and shaking the Indian capital New Delhi_ officials said. Five other people were seriously injured as eight houses collapsed_ said Bhola Bhatta_ Doti`s deputy superintendent of police_ confirming an earlier figure shared by home ministry official Tulsi Rijal.

India and Bangladesh seek to sign deal on flood data sharing with Nepal

India and Bangladesh seek to sign deal on flood data sharing with Nepal

Himalayas country Nepal is holding discussions with India and Bangladesh about sharing of weather and flood data in real time so as to help avoid monsoon-induced disasters. During a meeting of the Nepal-Bangladesh Joint Expert Committee on Harnessing Water Resources and Mitigating Floods and Flood Damages held on Thursday_ two countries agreed