Binaj Gurubacharya
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2 Sherpa guides scales Everest setting new records
by Binaj Gurubacharya - May 17, 2018 - 12:00am
A veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest on yesterday for the 22nd time, setting a record for the most climbs of the world's highest mountain, while a female Sherpa made it to the summit for the ninth time, shattering...
Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu
by Binaj Gurubacharya - March 13, 2018 - 12:00am
A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed yesterday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing at least 50 people, officials...
Passenger plane crashes, catches fire at Kathmandu airport
by Binaj Gurubacharya - March 12, 2018 - 8:58pm
A passenger plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh crashed and burst into flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, killing dozens of people, officials said.
Death toll in South Asia monsoon flooding rises to 245
by Binaj Gurubacharya - August 15, 2017 - 7:44pm
The death toll in flooding and landslides that devastated parts of northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh over the past few days has risen to 245, while millions of others have been displaced, officials said...
4 climbers die near top of Mount Everest in tragic weekend
by Binaj Gurubacharya - May 22, 2017 - 8:12pm
The body of an Indian climber was spotted on Mount Everest on yesterday, the fourth fatality during a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest peak.
Nepalese vote in first local elections in 20 years
by Binaj Gurubacharya - May 14, 2017 - 10:38pm
Millions of Nepalese voted yesterday for representatives in municipal and village councils for the first time in two decades, a sign that the country's fractious democracy may be stabilizing.
Nepal's new premier names protest group leaders as deputies
by Binaj Gurubacharya - October 12, 2015 - 2:51pm
Nepal's new prime minister took the oath of office yesterday and appointed the leaders of groups that are protesting the new constitution as his deputies.
Negotiations fail to end protests as supplies thin in Nepal
by Binaj Gurubacharya - October 6, 2015 - 11:55am
The main group of protesters opposing Nepal's new constitution said its negotiations with the government failed to reach a resolution yesterday even as a punishing border blockade continued to squeeze the count...
Nepal votes on new constitution draft despite protests
by Binaj Gurubacharya - September 13, 2015 - 4:35pm
Nepal's Constituent Assembly began voting on a draft of the Himalayan nation's much-delayed new constitution on yesterday despite protests from ethnic minority groups.
Nepal pledges to improve climbing conditions on Everest
by Binaj Gurubacharya - February 24, 2015 - 11:02am
Nepal is improving its weather forecasting, stepping up security and promising swift rescues if needed during the upcoming climbing season on Everest.
Thousands in Nepal hug trees in world record bid
by Binaj Gurubacharya - June 6, 2014 - 7:00am
More than 2,000 people, mostly students wearing their school uniforms, gathered in Nepal's capital on Thursday in a bid to set a world record for the largest tree hug.
Nepal officials go to Everest to try to end crisis
by Binaj Gurubacharya - April 24, 2014 - 1:36pm
With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain...
Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs
by Binaj Gurubacharya - April 23, 2014 - 12:45pm
Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this...
13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche
by Binaj Gurubacharya - April 20, 2014 - 10:00am
Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster...
Nepal steps up security to stop Tibetan protests
by Binaj Gurubacharya - March 11, 2014 - 4:55am
Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal's capital and detained the protesters on yesterday's anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet.
81-year-old Nepalese climber quits Everest attempt
by Binaj Gurubacharya - May 29, 2013 - 5:06pm
An 81-year-old Nepalese man has abandoned his attempt to climb Mount Everest, leaving a Japanese mountaineer with the record as the oldest person to scale the world's highest mountain.
No more Everest, says oldest to climb highest peak
by Binaj Gurubacharya - May 27, 2013 - 10:24am
The oldest person to climb Mount Everest said Sunday that he won't make any further attempts to scale the world's highest peak — even though his new record may soon be in jeopardy.
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