RAJBIRAJ: Despite being declared open-defecation free zones, around dozen VDCs in Saptari are performing very poorly in terms of use of toilets.

KATHMANDU: A 13-member Rapid Environmental Assessment team, headed by former vice chairman of the National Planning Commission Shankar Sharma, has recommended that the government act in a manner to

BHOJPUR: A committee of locals here has held a demonstration, putting forth a six-point demand including immediate compensation for the damage caused by the under-construction Eastern Hydropower Pr

KATHMANDU: The Unites States has said it will invest at least $77.47 million (approximately Rs 8 billion) as development grant in Nepal for the year 2015.

KATHMANDU: The devastating earthquake of April 25 and subsequent aftershocks have threatened to erode some of the gains made in fighting absolute poverty.

KATHMANDU: Multiple avalanches have struck the Langtang valley in Rasuwa posing a serious threat to Kyanjin Gompa area that shelters more than 200 survivors of the recent earthquake, according to a

KATHMANDU: A new Disaster Management Bill registered at Parliament Secretariat on May 5 proposes to create National Disaster Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs with broader mandat

OKHALDHUNGA: As many as 17 people died in Satuday’s devastating earthquake in Okhaldhunga. The district also suffered huge loss of physical infrastructure.

KATHMANDU: As tens of thousands of people reluctant to return home after the April 25 earthquake are still living in the squalid tents, the authorities are battling to address the worsening problem

KATHMANDU: An emergency cabinet meeting held yesterday evening decided to release Rs 1 billion to the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund for rescue and relief of earthquake affected people.