Heavy rainfall and swollen rivers have sub-merged around 2,000 houses of Saptari district in east Nepal.

The Kathmandu Municipal Corporation (KMC) has begun monitoring of the waste management in hospitals and hotels in the capital, state-owned news agency RSS reports.

Two women were killed and two others injured after they were buried under the debris brought by landslide in Chhapari VDC of Darchula district on Sunday.

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale shook mid-western Nepal Friday evening.

The death toll from the floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfalls in the Mid- and Far Western Development Regions of the country has reached 37 while eight persons were still missing a

The government is to allocate Rs.

Landslide triggered by incessant rainfall hit a house in a remote village in Palpa district and claimed the lives of three members of a family on Tuesday night.

The government has announced a relief package for the flood and landslides victims across the country.

The Chitwan National Park has handed down prison sentences ranging from 10-15 years to a dozen people found guilty of being involved in poaching rhinos and trading their body parts.

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has banned the use of plastic bags in the city from Saturday.