2018 in Nepal

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Events in the year 2018 in Nepal.




  • January 8 - Govinda K.C. is arrested for contempt of court after he began his 14th hunger-strike demanding resignation of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli.
  • January 10 - The Supreme Court releases Govinda K.C. from custody without bail and decides to procure copies of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli's two citizenship certificates, Judicial Council’s decision on his age controversy and copies of his academic certificates.





  • May 2 - Senior Supritendent of Nepal Police Divesh Lohani is arrested in connection with the 33 kg gold smuggling case.[2]
  • May 11 - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives on a two day visit.
  • May 13 - 8 Nepalis make the first Everest summits for this climbing season as part of the rope fixing team.
  • May 16
  • May 22 - Chudamani Upreti alias Gore is arrested in connection with the 33 kg gold smuggling case and the murder of Sanam Shakya.[3]
  • May 29 - Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada presented the federal budget of Fiscal Year 2018/19 in a joint sitting of both houses of the Federal Parliament. [4]
  • May 31 - Senior Superintendent of Nepal Police Shyam Khatri surrenders himself to Morang District Court in connection with the 33 kg gold smuggling case.



  • July 6 - Provincial lawmakers pass a resolution to name Province No. 4 as Gandaki.
  • July 24 - Law Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang resigns after making controversial remarks regarding female medical students in Bangladesh.
  • July 27 - Thirteen year old Nirmala Pant is raped and murderded in Bhimdatta, Kanchanpur leading to nationwide protests.[5]




  • October 13 - Five South Korean climbers and four Nepali guides die after their camp is hit by an avalanche air blast. They were planning to ascent the south face of Gurja Himal.[6]
  • October 25 - Superintendent Dilli Raj Bista and Inspector Jagdish Bhatta of Nepal Police are removed from service due to their roles in the mishandling of the Nirmala Pant rape and murder case.


  • November 2 - Physical Infrastructure and Development Minister of Province no.3 Keshav Sthapit is removed from his post after allegations of sexual assaults and alleged misbehaviour with Chief Minister Dormani Poudel.
  • November 6 - 10 people are killed after a vehicle falls into Bheri in Dolpa.[7]
  • November 22 - 18 people are killed in a bus accident in Dadeldhura.[8]




  1. ^ "Judicial Council relieves Chief Justice Parajuli". ekantipur. Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ "SSP Divesh Lohani arrested in connection to smuggling of 33 kg of gold". Setopati. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  3. ^ "गोरे पक्राउ पर्दा क–कसको भयो निद हराम ?". Nepal Samacharpatra. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Finance Minister Dr. Khatiwada unveils fiscal budget of FY 2075/76 [LIVE VIDEO]". Sharesansar. Retrieved 31 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Nationwide protests today in support of Nirmala". myRepública. Nepal Republic Media. Retrieved 3 November 2018.
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45848535
  7. ^ "डोल्पामा अहिलेसम्म कै ठूलो सडक दुर्घटना". Annapurna Post. Annapurna Media Network. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  8. ^ "मेलाबाट घर फर्किएका यात्रु बोकेको बस डडेलधुरामा दुर्घटना, १६ को मृत्यु". Pahilopost. Bizmandu Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Rs 2b corruption case against ex-minister Bikram Pandey over Sikta". Setopati. Retrieved 8 December 2018.