4 months after quakes, Nepal fails to spend any of $4bn donor money

2015-09-02 12:12

Two months after foreign countries and international agencies pledged $4.1bn to help Nepal recover from its worst natural disaster; the government has yet to make arrangements to receive the money and has spent nothing on reconstruction.

First climber to attempt Everest ascent since Nepal quake

2015-08-23 16:59

A Japanese climber will be the first to attempt to scale Mount Everest since a massive earthquake in April triggered avalanches that killed 18 climbers.

Risk of west Nepal quake still high

2015-08-06 22:54

Large quakes in Nepal this year only partially relieved stress on a major Himalayan fault line, and chances for a big tremor are as high as before.

Nepal may end mass animal sacrifice

2015-07-29 19:32

The next mass slaughter of cattle in a Nepalese religious ceremony could be called off.

5 Nepalis held; suspected of sacrificing 10-year-old

2015-07-26 11:32

Five people have been arrested and face charges of murdering a 10-year-old boy in southwest Nepal, police have said, in an incident media reports say was a suspected case of human sacrifice.

Donors pledge billions to help rebuild earthquake-hit Nepal

2015-06-25 13:11

Foreign donors and agencies announced billions of dollars in aid for Nepal on Thursday, but it fell short by half of what the Himalayan nation wants to rebuild from the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8 800 people and made millions homeless.

Tibetans pray for Dalai Lama at 80th birthday celebration

2015-06-21 18:58

The Dalai Lama has marked his official 80th birthday, with prayers and celebrations at his hometown in exile but little to show for decades of lobbying seeking greater Tibetan autonomy.

Children in quake-hit Nepal at risk

2015-06-19 19:48

Thousands of Nepali children are trafficked into India every year to work in prostitution and as child labourers.

Nepal needs billions for post-quake rebuilding

2015-06-13 16:01

Earthquake-battered Nepal will ask international donors to support a reconstruction plan that is expected to cost $6.6bn over five years, the government says.

21 dead, dozens missing as landslide buries Nepal villages

2015-06-11 16:01

A landslide triggered by heavy rainfall has buried at least 21 people and left dozens missing as they were sleeping at night in six villages in Nepal's mountainous northeast.


Nepal police kill 5 protesters demanding new state

2015-09-01 15:12

Officials say police in southern Nepal have opened fire on members of an ethnic group demanding a new state in a draft constitution, killing five people in two separate towns.

Nepalis killed in protests over proposed constitution

2015-08-11 08:56

At least two people have been killed and 12 others wounded after police fired at demonstrators protesting against a proposed constitution, authorities say.

Remains of 17 missing people recovered in Nepal

2015-08-05 10:24

Nepalese officials say villagers have recovered the remains of 17 people who went missing after their village was buried by a landslide.

Man arrested for cannibalism in Nepal

2015-07-27 12:52

A Nepali man has been charged with murder for killing and eating human flesh, Dang district police say.

Nepal police arrest 188 as charter protest turns violent

2015-07-24 17:28

Nearly 200 demonstrators have been arrested in Nepal, as they torched vehicles and forced schools, shops and businesses to shut down in protest over government plans to bring in a new constitution.

UN agency under scrutiny for bad quality food aid in Nepal

2015-06-22 11:12

A UN agency is under scrutiny after the food aid it distributed to earthquake survivors in Nepal was found to be substandard, authorities say.

Frustration as tourists stay away from quake-hit Nepal

2015-06-21 11:49

Boatman Hem Gurung waits listlessly on the deserted banks of Lake Phewa in the shadow of Nepal's spectacular Annapurna mountain range for tourists that do not come.

Safety worries as quake-hit Nepal reopens heritage sites

2015-06-15 14:11

Nepal has reopened its temple-filled Durbar Squares to the public despite warnings over safety, seeking to woo back tourists after a deadly earthquake that left much of the country’s cultural heritage in ruins.

Experts to assess Everest safety

2015-06-11 22:01

Tourism-dependent Nepal will call in international experts to examine popular trekking routes - including in the quake-hit Everest region - and declare them safe for hikers.

Landslides hit 6 villages in Nepal, multiple dead

2015-06-11 09:53

At least 15 people have been killed in landslides in north-eastern Nepal, police say.

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