- Arsalan Akhter
Mike McRobots, a reporter tweeted this picture of an old lady. This is what the caption read: "This amazing woman tells me she lost everything in the earthquake, and then offers me lunch. Humbling #Nepal" MORE
Minister Amatya resigns
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 21 - Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Deepak Chandra Amatya has resigned from the post this evening.Govt forms National Reconstruction Consultation Committee
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 20 - The government today formed National Reconstruction Consultation Committee for policy deliberations on the issues related to the relief, rehabilitation of the quake victims and reconstruction warranted by the destructive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on April 25.22-member squad announced for T-20 qualifiers
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 19 - A 22-member preliminary squad to play T-20 qualifiers and ICC World Cricket League match against Scotland was announced by Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) today.
Govt bans building houses over two stories
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 18 - The government has said any building can have a mamximum of two-stories until it comes with a new building code.Cabinet assigns districts to ministers to lead relief, rehabilitation
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 18 - Council of Ministers on Sunday designated ministers to lead tasks of relief distribution, recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction in the districts affected by the earthquake.National govt needed for rebuilding: Maoist spokesperson
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 16 - UCPN (Maoist) has stressed the need of unity among political parties to address the post-quake challenges.
PM's office relocated to Federal Affairs Ministry
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 15 - The Office of the Prime Minister (PMO) will be shifted to the building which houses the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development.Gorkha Durbar collapses due to earthquake
Setopati, Gorkha, May 15 - A massive earthquake which shook the nation on April 25 has destroyed the historical Gorkha Durbar.Wreckage of missing US chopper found
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 15 - The wreckage of the US military UNH-1 Huyi chopper which had gone missing since Tuesday has been found in Tindhure Danda, which lies between Kalinchowk and Garthali of Dolakha district.
Class XI, XII exams as scheduled: HSEB
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 22 - Although students have demanded postponing the exams of grade 11 and 12, the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) has said the exams will take place as scheduled.Japan, UNDP sign agreement for emergency grant to Nepal
Kathmandu, May 22 - The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement to provide one million US dollars in emergency grant to Nepal to assist in debris management and to create cash-for-work employment program.Geologists begin study of landslide risk
Kathmandu, May 22 - 18 groups mobilized by the Department of Mines and Geology at six districts worst hit by the quake began studying the risk of landslides today.
World Bank central office employees raise over 20 million for quake victims
Setopati, Washington DC, May 22 - Employees at the World Bank's central office in Washington DC have raised over $200,000 (Rs 20 million) to assist Nepal's quake victims.Chinese mobile hospital handed over to NA
Dhulikhel, May 22 - A mobile hospital run by China for the emergency treatment of quake victims at Dhulikhel has been handed over to Nepal Army today.Shrestha enters quarter final of Doha Int'l Boxing Championship
Kathmandu, May 22 - Nepali boxer Dinesh Shrestha has entered quarter final of the First Doha International Boxing Championship, edging his Sri Lankan competitor.
Kripashur Sherpa recommended as Tourism Minister
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 22 - CPN (UML) has recommended Kripashur Sherpa as the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.Siddhicharan Shrestha memorial day marked
Kathmandu, May 22 - The 104th memorial day of the Yugakavi Siddhicharan Shrestha was marked in the capital today.We need consensus govt: Deuba
Setopati, Kathmandu, May 22 - Senior leader of Nepali Congress and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Debua has stressed on the need of forming a national consensus government to maintain unity among the political parties and to expedite rebuilding efforts in the country.
What Nepal can learn from 2005 Pakistan earthquake
A separate but competent body headed by someone (not affiliated with any political party) who directly reports to Prime Minister and cuts across all bureaucracy could be to a way to address the post-earthquake reconstruction and challenges.
Kedar NeupaneLessons of the earthquake
Indeed, this is the opportunity the crisis offers - to change our politics and our nation. Let us seize the opportunity. We can do it and not be so helpless when the next, a really big one, strikes.
Naresh KoiralaPlanning for the largest reconstruction effort in Nepal’s modern history
Householders should be the key stakeholders in their redesigning and rebuilding, with basic engineering support provided by those with specialized expertise.
Addressing the housing needs of earthquake victims
Blending improved engineering with good social science to construct better and resilient housing that are closer to their livelihood sources should be the guiding principle while planning for rehabilitation of the affected households.
Dr. Mani NepalMassive quake: Economic consequences and opportunities
The astonishing reconstruction drive that greatly helped to put the Japanese and German economics in rapid growth trajectory after the destruction they experienced in WW II is a classic example that disasters sometime provide a unique opportunity to demolish the old system and replace them with new ones.
Prem KhanalWhat is the PM's Disaster Relief Fund and What it is Not?
People, agencies, NGOs, or donors with established bank accounts before April 25 can continue to receive and mobilize funds just as they used to in the past.
Public health impact of earthquakes
Although it is not possible to predict with accuracy which diseases will occur following certain types of disasters including earthquakes, generally, they can be distinguished as either water-borne, air-borne/droplet or vector-borne diseases, and contamination from wounded injuries.
Pramod Regmi & Nirmal AryalShould 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.
Tiny tales on Nepal earthquake
Mike McRobots, a reporter tweeted this picture of an old lady. This is what the caption read: "This amazing woman tells me she lost everything in the earthquake, and then offers me lunch. Humbling #Nepal"
Arsalan AkhterA bitter experience in Kakarvitta
Now I understand why the Indian journalists were criticized when they came to Nepal for the news and reports after the earthquake on April 25 and thereafter.
Uma Kanta KhanalResilient in times of adversity
A common feeling I often heard was the people in Nepal are all equal now as all of them live under open sky. Maybe this is the beginning of ‘’new Nepal’’. Maybe it is an opportunity to rebuild houses, and perhaps, more than that, confidence and cohesion that was missing for quite some time now.
Monsoon is coming to Gorkha
Every monsoon season, scores of people die due to landslide and flood. I believe the situation will be more horrific this time around.
Krishna DangiWe couldn’t merely read about a devastated Sindhupalchowk
We might not be able to share the grief brought by the loss of lives in many families. But we can definitely share the responsibility of rebuilding lives. We can help bring smiles to people and help them start working for the future.
Deepak KCTowards the Japan State of Mind
There could be another big one tomorrow or there could be none for another 80 years. How we are even supposed to plan our lives around so much uncertainty? How do we reconcile with reality? How can we get past the fear? Welcome to the world the Japanese have learned to live in for years.
Sambhu Man Shrestha
Earthquake and bank loan alerts
In hard times like this, how I wish the reality of the reputed banks would truly match their catchy and fancy tag lines that often say they are meant to serve the people.
Rolina DhitalTime to trust government
Given the seriousness and scale of post-earthquake challenges, international community, I/NGOs have the ethical responsibility to support the government, rather than constantly holding it under suspicion of corruption.
Narbada GhimireNepal will bounce back stronger
We can work to prevent such massive losses in the future. In the past, countries like Chile, Indonesia and Japan rose resiliently from similar disasters.