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All-black expedition team makes a historic summit at Mt Sagarmatha

Published On: May 14, 2022 01:45 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, May 14: An all-black expedition team (Full Circle Everest Expedition) led by Philip Henderson has successfully made it to the summit of Mt Sagarmatha, 8848.86 meters on Friday.

Nepali Tourism: The ‘Adventure’ Factor

Published On: April 27, 2022 11:50 AM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

Exploiting the full potential of adventure tourism in Nepal is a sure-shot way to prosperity for the country, provided that we just do not talk the talk but also walk the walk. That said, it’s good to see the local and provincial governments taking the initiatives of their own to promote tourism in their areas, especially after the country adopted federalism some five years ago.

Chinese FM to meet PM Deuba tomorrow, Prez Bhandari on Sunday

Published On: March 25, 2022 12:56 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, March 25: The Foreign Minister of People’s Republic China and State Councilor Wang Yi, who is arriving in Kathmandu at 4PM today on a three day official visit  is set to meet Prime Minister Sher Bahadur on Saturday, according to a source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Climbing season in Nepal likely to suffer if Russia-Ukraine conflict escalates

Published On: March 10, 2022 02:30 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, March 9: Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine has left the whole world on high alert. With the world just recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, the conflict has again affected businesses and industries not only in both the countries but also in entire Europe.

No summit for Mingma's and Gelje's teams at Cho Oyu

Published On: March 2, 2022 01:21 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, March 2: Two expedition teams from Nepal that had set out for the Everest region to introduce a commercial route to the summit of Mt Cho Oyu from the Nepal side have been forced to turn back after encountering unfavorable conditions yet again in their final push for the summit.

Unfavorable conditions delay summit day at Cho Oyu

Published On: February 21, 2022 04:00 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: A team of 10 Nepali mountaineers who left for a summit push at Mt Cho Oyu early today have pulled back from their mission after encountering unfavorable weather conditions on their way up.

‘Vaccination Card’ made mandatory to accelerate vaccination drive: Health ministry

Published On: February 5, 2022 03:17 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The government has justified its decision to make it mandatory for people to carry vaccination cards to avail public services in order to accelerate its campaign to vaccinate every citizen against COVID-19.

Nepali team leaves for Mt Cho Oyu to introduce commercial route for winter summit

Published On: January 25, 2022 11:56 AM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: A team of 10 Nepali mountaineers is set to head to the Everest region to ascend Mt Cho oyu in winter and introduce a commercial route to its summit from the Nepal side.

NOC pays over Rs 13 billion to IOC with govt’s help

Published On: January 24, 2022 12:29 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has paid over Rs 13 billion to the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) for the procurement of crude oil. The NOC, which states that it has no savings left,  had no other option but to ask the Nepal government for money to pay the IOC.

NOC in dilemma of whether taking loans for fuel purchase

Published On: January 18, 2022 04:17 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has issued a press note, stating that the company is having to take loans in order to procure fuel for the country. NOC maintained that the company has depleted all its accumulated profits and is in a state where it cannot even pay to buy fuel.

These are capital's 17 hospitals where you can get your booster shot

Published On: January 17, 2022 02:36 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The government has started administering booster shots to frontline workers who have completed six months after receiving their second dose of vaccine against COVID-19 from today.

Three Nepali siblings summit Mt Vinson, highest point in Antarctica

Published On: January 14, 2022 12:01 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Three Nepali siblings- Mingma Sherpa, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, and Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, who left for Antarctica on December 13 last year in a bid to reach the South Pole and summit Mt Vinson have successfully fulfilled both their missions set at the continent.

‘Axe the Tax’ (Photo Feature)

Published On: January 9, 2022 02:09 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Jan 9:  “If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat, If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.” The song written by George Harrison and famously sung by The Beatles in 1966 exposes the government’s mindset of taxing anything and everything.

Three Sherpa brothers become first Nepalis to set foot on South Pole, Mt Vinson next

Published On: January 4, 2022 12:09 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Three Sherpa brothers -  Mingma Sherpa, Chhang Dawa Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa - who left for Antarctica in a bid to reach the South Pole and climb the highest point in the continent have become the first three siblings and the first Nepali expedition team to set foot on the South Pole.

Rainfall and cold weather behind overload and power outage across valley: Ghising

Published On: December 31, 2021 04:50 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) Managing Director Kulman Ghising has said that the recent rainfall and a sharp drop in the mercury level is the main reason behind the frequent power cuts and circuit overloading in many areas of the Kathmandu Valley.

X-Book Series officially launched in Nepal.

Published On: December 26, 2021 02:46 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

xLab, an American Brand with experience of more than two decades in the IT and Technology field has introduced its X-Book Series Laptop in Nepal. The American tech has made its way into the Nepali market through authorized partner Sagar Distribution Pvt Ltd, releasing its X-Book Series Laptop (Model: XL-156).

Omicron variant not a matter of serious concern: Health ministry

Published On: December 25, 2021 12:00 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Nepal has been recording as many as 200 to 280 cases a day with at least one death recorded daily. So far, the country has recorded 826,901 cases of COVID-19 and 11,582 deaths from the virus, as of Saturday. Likewise, 810,271 people have recovered.

Three Sherpa siblings on a mission to conquer all seven summits across seven continents

Published On: December 15, 2021 07:30 AM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: As professional mountaineers in their own right, Mingma Sherpa, Chhang Dawa Sherpa, and Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, three siblings from Makalu Rural Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha district, have embarked on a journey to the South Pole in Antarctica in a bid to summit Mt Vinson (the highest peak in the continent of Antarctica) under the trio’s mission to conquer all seven summits across seven continents.

How safe are children in Nepal where risk of a third wave of COVID-19 remains?

Published On: November 5, 2021 09:00 AM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal has recorded over 814K cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. With over 11,400 deaths from the deadly virus in a span of 23 months, people of all age groups have adapted to the new normal, following the virus outbreak.

Over 100,000 Pfizer vaccines donated by the US arrive in Nepal

Published On: October 25, 2021 02:47 PM NPT By: Sangay Sherpa

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The United States of America has donated as many as 100,620 doses of Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 to Nepal today.