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Past articles by Gopal:

'Death zone' queues feared on Everest as Nepal grants record climbing permits

A record number of mountaineers expected on Mount Everest during the current spring climbing season has sparked fears of a traffic jam when teams make their final ascent through the "death zone" to the summit of the world’s tallest peak. → Read More

Communist rift plunges Nepal's ruling coalition into crisis

Splits within Nepal's communist-dominated ruling coalition plunged the Himalayan nation into crisis on Monday as a Marxist-Leninist party said it would withdraw support after the Maoist prime minister backed an opposition candidate for the presidency. → Read More

Nepal's ruling coalition in turmoil as deputy PM and 3 other ministers quit

Nepal's ruling coalition was in turmoil on Saturday after the prime minister said he planned to support a presidential candidate from an opposition party, a decision that prompted the deputy prime minister and three other ministers to resign. → Read More

Pilot of crashed Nepal plane reported no power in engines -preliminary report

The pilot of a Yeti Airlines plane which crashed in Nepal killing 71 people said before the crash there was no power from the aircraft's engines, a preliminary investigation report said on Wednesday. → Read More

No hope of any survivors in Nepal's deadliest crash in 30 years, officials say

Officials in Nepal said on Wednesday there was no chance of finding any survivors of the country's deadliest plane crash in 30 years, but workers will continue to search for the remains of the last missing passenger. → Read More

Nepal plane crash searchers rappel, fly drones to find last passengers

Searchers used drones and rappelled down a 200 metres (656 feet) deep gorge in west Nepal on Tuesday to search for two passengers still unaccounted for after the country's deadliest plane crash in 30 years, which killed at least 70 people. → Read More

A pilot couple killed in air crashes in Nepal

In 2010, Anju Khatiwada joined Nepal's Yeti Airlines, following in the footsteps of her husband, a pilot who had died in a crash four years earlier when a small passenger plane he was flying for the domestic carrier went down minutes before landing. → Read More

Search resumes for four people missing in Nepal after deadly air crash

Rescuers resumed searching on Monday in Nepal for four people still missing after the Himalayan nation’s deadliest plane crash in 30 years, officials said. → Read More

At least 40 killed in Nepal's worst air crash in nearly five years

At least 40 people were killed on Sunday when a domestic flight crashed in Pokhara in Nepal, an aviation authority official said, in the small Himalayan country's worst crash in nearly five years. → Read More

Nepal's new govt seeks to balance its ties with India, China in growth pursuit

Nepal's new government, led by a former Maoist rebel commander, will try to balance ties with its immediate neighbours China and India for the economic growth of one of the world's poorest countries, officials of the ruling coalition told Reuters. → Read More

Nepal's ex-guerrilla chief set to become new prime minister

A former Maoist guerrilla who led a decade-long insurgency against Nepal's Hindu monarchy will take over as prime minister in alliance with the main opposition after last month's election returned a hung parliament, party officials said on Sunday. → Read More

Nepal president gives parties a week to form new government

Nepal's president on Sunday called on the country's political parties to try to form the new government within a week after last month's inconclusive national election. → Read More

Nepal's ruling party seen emerging as the single largest in elections

Election results showed the ruling Nepali Congress party was leading on Wednesday and could emerge as the single largest group, said analysts who expect a hung parliament to give new political parties a decisive role in forming the government. → Read More

Newer parties could make gains in Nepal's election, analysts say

Results from Nepal's parliamentary elections held over the weekend began to emerge on Monday, with political analysts saying more established parties could lose some support to newer parties and younger candidates. → Read More

Nepalis vote amid looming inflation, political stability concerns

Nepalis were voting on Sunday in a general election that few expect to bring drastic change - or a government able to quickly revive one of the slowest-growing economies in South Asia. → Read More

Nepal earthquake kills at least six villagers, rattles New Delhi

An earthquake in western Nepal killed at least six villagers, four of them children, as the tremor destroyed mud and brick houses in remote communities living in the foothills of the Himalayas. → Read More

Nepal’s Oli vows balanced ties with China, India if returned to power

Nepal's main communist opposition party will balance the Himalayan nation's ties with neighbours China and India for mutual benefit if it is returned to power in a general election this month, its leader said. → Read More

Bhutan holds high-altitude race to highlight climate dangers

Twenty-nine runners set off on a rare high-altitude race in Bhutan on Thursday to highlight the dangers of climate change to the Himalayan kingdom sandwiched between China and India, two of the world's biggest polluters. → Read More

Nepal coalition to aim for growth if returned to power, finance minister says

Nepal's ruling coalition will provide incentives for exporters and lift import curbs as part of efforts to put the economy on a higher growth trajectory if it is returned to power in a general election next month, the finance minister said. → Read More

Nepal in fresh political conflict as president declines to sign citizenship law

A clash between Nepal's government and its head of state over controversial citizenship legislation threw the nascent republic into turmoil on Wednesday, after President Bidhya Devi Bhandari refused to sign proposed amendments in the law. → Read More