The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake has reached 4500, police said. Similarly, police said over 8,235 have been injured and are undergoing treatment. The districts surrounding the Kathmandu Valley have been most affected by the earthquake. MORE
Toll climbs to 3,432 ; 6500 injured
The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake has reached 3432, police said. Similarly, police said over 6500 have been injured and are undergoing treatment.Earthquake death toll l climbs To 2000
Kathamndu April 26 - The total number of people who died from the Saturday's earthquake has reached 2000. Hundreds others have been feared dead.Govt declares national emergency
The death toll from Saturday earthquake in Nepal has climbed to 800, according to government officials. Hundreds others have been feared dead in earthquake. The government has declared a national emergency in a move to expedite the rescue operation.
Strong earthquake hits Nepal
A massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake has struck Nepal less than 50 miles from the capital, Kathmandu, the U.S. Geological Survey said Saturday. The quake rattled an area between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara, according to the US Geological Survey.Powerful earthquake hits Nepal
An earthquake measuring 7.8 in Richter scale has hit Kathmandu just before the noon on Saturday. Aftershocks are still being felt in Nepal.Looking back at April 24, 2006 (PHOTOS)
Bharat Bandhu Thapa, Kathmandu, April 24 - People's Movement II culminated after 19 days of agitation on April 24, 2006.
CK Raut gets clean from Special Court
Setopati, Kathmandu, April 23 - The Special Court today gave clean chit to CK Raut, a Madhesi rights activist, who was charged of sedition.Ramdev arriving today for yoga camp
Setopati, Kathmandu, April 23 - Indian Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is arriving in Nepal today to lead a 5-day yoga camp in the capital from Friday.At least 17 Indian pilgrims killed in Dhading bus plunge
Gajuri (Dhading), April 22 - At least 17 Indian pilgrims died on the spot when a bus carrying them plunged off the road at Jhyaplekhola along the Tribhuvan Highway around 8 this morning.
Toll climbs up to 4500
The death toll from Saturday’s earthquake has reached 4500, police said. Similarly, police said over 8,235 have been injured and are undergoing treatment. The districts surrounding the Kathmandu Valley have been most affected by the earthquake.Drinking water scarcity in Kathmandu
The Kathmandu Valley is undergoing a severe shortage of drinking water after the earthquake disrupted the electricity supply.Death toll climbs to 3218
The death toll from the Saturday’s earthquake has climbed to 3218. According to the ministry of home, 11 districts including capital Kathmandu have been most affected by the mega earthquake.
Naren making big name in writing and publishing in the US
Jyoti Devkota - Presently, books published by Mascot Books reach about 22 states in the US. One of the publications known for publishing most children’s books, Mascot, has now expanded in Canada as well.Major Greek bank to wipe debts of poorest clients
AFP, ATHENS, April 24, 2015 - One of Greece's largest banks is to wipe away the debts of clients who owe up to 20,000 euros ($21,600) in a one-off gesture to ease the burden on its crisis-hit customers.Army chief Rana to make official visit to Pakistan
Kathmandu, April 24 - Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Gaurav SJB Rana is scheduled to leave for an official visit to Pakistan at the invitation of his Pakistani counterpart General Raheel Sharif on Saturday.
Magnitude 6.2 quake shakes New Zealand
WELLINGTON, April 24 (Xinhua) - Emergency services are assessing damage after much of New Zealand was shaken by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake that struck on the northeast of the South Island Friday.Govt provides Rs 30 million more for Jhimruk roads
Pyuthan, April 24 - The government has allocated Rs 30 million additional budget for road expansion and preserving arable lands in Jhimruk Valley.President inaugurates Ramdev yoga camp
Kathmandu, April 24 - A five-day free Yoga Camp led by Indian Yoga guru Baba Ramdev kicked off in the capital city from today.
Should Asia go nuclear?: Same old growth versus sustainable growth
Nuclear energy should perhaps be seen as a stop-gap measure – energy that could help make the transition from coal to green energy, without it being seen as the answer.
Sushma JoshiA man for all seasons
Thapa's legacy means corruption, a brutal dictatorship, and a loss of opportunity for millions of Nepali people.
Bibek PaudelForeign aid versus business and remittances: Why the Nepali government needs to change its priorities
If you do the math, you realize that in fact the people who are taking the aid are disproportionately loud and dominate the political discourse, but in fact their contribution to social change may be quite small, compared to the large bulk of migrant workers, small business owners, traders, export-import entrepreneurs and other people whose contributions to society have built the toilets and lowered the child mortality rates.
Restructuring the higher education funding system
Although public-private partnership has been emphasized in HE, and is gradually coming to effect, it lacks an overall policy framework. A robust funding policy and mechanisms are needed. Funding mechanisms are especially important in shaping HE outcomes in areas such as quality, efficiency, equity, and system responsiveness.
Ammar Bahadur SinghThe challenges of rightsizing Tribhuvan University
We suspect that TU’s own ‘academic’ politicians do not want to see a decentralized TU because it would reduce their political turf and control over the largest university in Nepal.
Devendra Uprety, Pratyoush Onta & Lokranjan (alias Ramesh) ParajuliIn a state of oblivion
Although popular folk song “Sindhuli Gadhi Ghumera Herda” by the late folk singer Krishna Bahadur Thapa attempts to immortalize the famous fort, it has been reduced to rubbles.
Dr. Sanjaya Gajurel
Constitution drafting process must go forward
Our leadership should not forget that the constitution writing is a unique opportunity for Nepal to eliminate inequalities, resolve conflicts and build peace.
Shirish RanabhatTime to make landfills redundant
Study estimates that almost 90% of the waste generated in Nepal's cities could be easily recycled or composted. This indicates that only around 10% of the household waste generated should end in our landfill sites, but unfortunately lot more than that is being dumped, and worryingly most of our dumping sites do not even meet the minimum landfill standards and pose significant risk to the environment and human health.
Abhaya SigdelIf demand is strong, why is the growth sluggish?
The terrible shortage of basic infrastructure, mainly shortage of electricity is the biggest constraint to growth. The cost of shortage of power has been so severe that it is preventing investors from seizing distinctly visible opportunities created by healthy demand.
Where Heaven meets the Earth
Nepal is recognized for its beautiful scenery and highest of mountains, specifically, Mount Everest. To me and my family however, Nepal is home.
Shriti PantDasharath Stadium Disaster: Memory and Amnesia
Our amnesia is not unique to the victims of Dasharath Stadium disaster. And, ironically, our culture places great importance on memory and worship of our ancestors. There are statues and plaques to remember political leaders and other historical figures.
Sagar RijalGovernance in Nepal: What went wrong?
Singaporean Model of Governance with focus on discipline at all walks of life and emphasis on economic development is the right solution for Nepal.
Dr Shailendra Sigdel
Approach for prevention of non-communicable diseases
In the absence of an effective national action plan for the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), private sector can play a commendable role to provide sustainable ways to tackle these health issues.
Dr Lushun ChaliseLet’s clean our cultural pollution
There was a time when our country was peaceful, people were friendly and the world admired Nepalis for their warmth and culture.
Santosh AcharyaBecome flexible for hydropower investment
We have been talking about “Hydro-Power” power for decades but significant progress has not been achieved in mobilizing investment in this sector.
I crossed the line
I worry if my daughter will be safe in such an environment; my bigger worry is if I’ll tell them to live like a fighter, not like a victim, or I'll choose to say, “This too shall pass honey. It happened to me as well. Life goes on.”
Monica JhaIn love with Nepal
On a path, an elderly woman handed me a piece of grapefruit, showing toothless gums as she smiled at me. She reminded me of old days with my grandmother in her dear countryside, when times were not about rushing after pure illusion of power and money, where life was about enjoying every moment in peace.
Isabelle LippitschAn unforgettable vacation to Bern
This time in Switzerland was in no way as apprehensive as it had been the last time when we got mugged.