Free Press Journal
  • 6 Indians killed in Nepal road accident

    Kathmandu: Six Indian nationals have been killed in a road accident in Nepal’s Sunsari district close to the Nepal-India border. Four more, including the driver of the jeep, were also injured in the incident late on Monday. They were returning after visiting Bhedetar hill station in Dhankuta district when the incident happened.

  • Kailash Manasarovar Yatra: 250 pilgrims from Karnataka stranded in Nepal after landslide

    New Delhi: Nearly 250 pilgrims from Karnataka are stranded in Nepal’s Simikot after heavy rains caused landslips along the route of the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra. As per the Karnataka Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), the Embassy of India, Kathmandu is continuously monitoring the situation in Simikot, and representatives in Nepalganj and Simikot are personally in touch with all stranded pilgrims to extend all possible support to them for stay, and ensure availability of

  • Nepal to present its first federal budget today

    Kathmandu : Nepal’s Finance Minister will present the first federal budget of the Himalayan nation after completing the three-tier elections held simultaneously in the year of 2017.

  • On This Day in History: May 23, 1984 – Bachendri Pal became first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest

    On this day, May 23, 1984, Bachendri Pal successfully climbed Mount Everest and became the first Indian woman and fifth in the world to achieve this feat. Bachendri Pal was born on May 24, 1954 in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. She developed an interest in mountaineering at the age of 12, when she scaled a 13,123 feet high peak during a school picnic.

  • Nepal official says two foreign climbers died on Mount Everest  

    Kathmandu: Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world’s highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said today. Members of their expedition teams reported a Japanese climber died Monday and a Macedonian died on Sunday, said Gyanendra Shrestha, who is stationed at Everest’s base camp during the climbing season and received the reports of the deaths.

  • Reaching out to an aggrieved Nepal

    It is a matter of relief that India has reached out to Nepal promptly to repair ties after China sought to establish overweening influence in Kathmandu in the wake of a Left government being voted to power there as part of China’s policy to encircle India with hostile neighbours. The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Kathmandu close on the heels of the visit of his Nepalese counterpart, K P Oli,

  • Nepal: PM Narendra Modi offers prayer at iconic Muktinath temple

     Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today prayed at Nepal’s iconic Muktinath temple that is regarded sacred by both Hindus and Buddhists, becoming the first world leader to offer prayers there. Modi wore a Buddhist traditional red dress and carried out rituals both according to the Hindu and Buddhist tradition. After praying, he also greeted and interacted with people waiting at the temple premises.

  • Modi: Nepal at top of India’s Neighbourhood First policy

    Janakpur : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday assured Nepal that it is at the top of India’s Neighbourhood First policy as he announced a Rs 100 crore package to develop Janakpur – the sacred city for Hindus – while invoking mythological links between the two countries.

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    Nepal at top in India’s Neighbourhood First policy: PM Narendra Modi

    Janakpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Nepal that it is at the top of India’s Neighbourhood First policy as he announced a Rs 100 crore package to develop Janakpur – the sacred city for Hindus – while invoking mythological links between the two countries.

  • Narendra Modi in Nepal: PM performs special prayers at Janaki temple

    Janakpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the famed 20th century Janaki temple in this Nepalese town and offered special prayers. Modi, who arrived here today on a two-day state visit to Nepal, directly went to the Janaki temple, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sita, from the airport.