The Indian government has provided NRs 97.71 million to Nepal as its contribution to the construction of embankments along the Lalbakeya, Bagmati and Kamla rivers.

The World Bank (WB) on Thursday approved credit worth US$ 60 million to help Nepal maintain and construct bridges on its strategic roads network.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 jolted northern and eastern Japan on Thursday, a government agency said.

A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.5 shook Sirnak province in southeast Turkey on Thursday, the Kandilli Observatory in Istanbul said.

Worldwide cases of cancer are likely to rise by nearly 75 percent by 2030, driven by demographic and lifestyle factors, according to a study published on Friday in the journal The Lancet Oncology.

Iran has cancelled a $2 billion contract for a Chinese firm to help build a hydroelectric dam in the country, Chinese state media said on Thursday, a move that risks upsetting Beijing, one of Tehra

The government on Wednesday officially launched the ‘Land Use Policy 2012’ that aims to encourage optimal use of land for agriculture.

A 4.7-magnitude earthquake hit northern China on Monday morning, shaking buildings in the capital Beijing, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Nepal has been conferred with the 2012 Resolve Award in recognition of its achievements in health, in particular maternal and neonatal health.

Timber worth millions of rupees was destroyed due to wildfires in more than 200 community and national forests in the Chure and Mahabharat areas in the district within the past two weeks.