NEPAL

  • Cuba says to send 48-member medical team to Nepal 4 hours 39 minutes ago

    Havana: The Cuban government will send a 48-member medical team including 22 doctors to Nepal in response to the April 25 earthquake that killed more than 7,600 people, official Cuban media said on Wednesday, citing Health Ministry officials. The Communist government has traditionally sent medical teams abroad in response to disasters,...
  • Nepalese conglomerate to build 1000 homes, 100 schools 5 hours 15 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Nepalese conglomerate CG Corp Global plans to build 1000 transitional homes and 100 primary community schools in affected districts across the quake-hit nation, a statement said on Wednesday. The Himalayan nation's only multinational conglomerate spearheaded by Binod Chaudhary will in total pledge 250 million Nepali rupees for the projects. According to...
  • Campaigners warn of rise in trafficking after Nepal earthquake 7 hours 44 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Human traffickers could try to target vulnerable women and children displaced by a devastating earthquake in Nepal, campaigners warned on Wednesday. The deadly earthquake that struck on April 25 killed thousands of people and made many more homeless. One non-government organisation working to prevent child trafficking said it had seen an...
  • Post-quake renovations begin in Nepal; death toll nears 7,700 19 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal on Wednesday mounted post-quake renovation works as it declared the Rastrapati Bhawan and thousands of buildings and homes unsafe for use after the devastating temblor that killed at least 7,652 people. Eighty personnel of India's National Disaster Response Force, which had the largest presence in Nepal after the...
  • Delhi High Court pulls up municipal bodies, says Nepal-like earthquake will lead to death of lakhs 20 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the city's municipal corporations for "dereliction of duty" and allowing buildings to come up without complying with regulations saying it may result in death of lakhs of people if an earthquake, like that in Nepal, occurs here. A bench of Justices Badar...
  • Nepal: Presidential residence, some ministries declared unsafe after earthquake 21 hours 5 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: The rear section of Nepal's presidential residence, Sheetal Niwas, has been declared unsafe following the powerful earthquake that has killed thousands. After a safety assessment, technicians from the Department of Urban Development and Building put red stickers in the rear section. It will now have to be demolished and rebuilt. The...
  • Nepal billionaire to construct 10,000 houses for earthquake victims Yesterday

    Kathmandu: A Nepalese billionaire will construct 10,000 transitional homes for the earthquake victims here and has sought technical support from a non-profit organisation in India. Chaudhary Group will construct 1,000 homes with its own resources and will partner with other donor organisations to construct remaining 9,000 homes in the next six...
  • India assures UN of commitment to reconstruct quake-hit Nepal Yesterday

    United Nations: Having launched the massive relief operation 'Maitri' in quake-hit Nepal, India has told the UN that it remains committed to partnering with the neighbouring country's rehabilitation and reconstruction. Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Bhagwant Bishnoi said on Tuesday that all the relief and rescue work being done...
  • Reconstruction key to next stage of Nepal recovery: UN Yesterday

    United Nations: Various UN agencies have appealed for humanitarian relief and reconstruction in the next stage of Nepal recovery after a major quake there claimed more than 7,300 lives so far, a UN spokesperson has said. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Tuesday that more than 7,300...
  • Israel sends medical clowns to quake-hit Nepal Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Israel has sent a team of five medical clowns to Nepal to treat people who have developed trauma due to continuous tremors jolting the Himalayan nation and in the aftermath of the April 25 devastating earthquake. Their purpose is to ease trauma effects and to reduce pain and anxiety...
  • Nepal takes charge of post-quake operations as death toll mounts to 7,557 Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Thousands of military and police personnel were on Tuesday deployed as Nepal took over from foreign rescue teams to mount massive operations to rehabilitate displaced victims of the devastating temblor that has killed at least 7,557 people, including 41 Indians. A day after the Nepalese government asked rescue teams...
  • Fresh earthquake jolts Nepal as death toll crosses 7,500 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: A fresh tremor of magnitude 4.0 on Tuesday jolted the quake-hit Nepal, where the death toll from the April 25 deadly temblor has risen to over 7,500. The feeble tremor at "6:39 am, was epicentred on the border of Dhading and Nuwakot districts," National Seismological Centre chief Lok Bijaya Adhikari...
  • Bad weather disrupts links with avalanche-hit Nepal village 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Bad weather has cut links with a remote village in Nepal where dozens of villagers and trekkers are believed to be buried under an avalanche set off by devastating earthquake on April, officials said on Tuesday. The death toll from the April 25 earthquake in the Himalayan nation has reached...
  • Ground report: No relief yet in remote villages near Nepal-China border 2 days ago

    The Nepal government has asked all foreign search and rescue teams to leave the country but no relief has reached a remote village close to the Nepal-China border. ...
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry calls up Sushma Swaraj to discuss relief efforts in quake-devastated Nepal 2 days ago

    New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday night called his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj and the two discussed the overall situation in the region, specially the relief efforts in quake-devastated Nepal. "Secretary of State John Kerry called External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. They...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • About 100 bodies found in Nepal trekking village 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepali police and local volunteers found the bodies of about 100 trekkers and villagers buried in an avalanche set off by last month's devastating earthquake and were digging through snow and ice for signs of dozens more missing, officials said on Monday. The government began asking foreign teams to wrap...
  • NDRF work accomplished in Nepal: Kiren Rijiju 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Monday said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) was deployed in Nepal immediately after the April 25 earthquake for rescue operations and their work has been accomplished. "NDRF was deployed in Nepal for rescue operations and their rescue work has been accomplished," Minister of State for...
  • News 360: Kumar Vishwas rejects allegations of affair with AAP worker 2 days ago

    AAP leader Kumar Vishwas rejected allegations of an affair with a party worker on Monday and claimed it is a BJP conspiracy ahead of the Punjab polls. The Women's Commission summoned him. The lady in question said that she is receiving death threats. ...
  • Nepal earthquake: Largest ever disaster relief operation by India 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Over 2,600 earthquake victims in Nepal have been treated so far by Indian medical teams, the Indian envoy said in Kathmandu on Monday while providing details of the largest ever relief operation mounted by India in response to a natural disaster abroad. 1,170 of the victims have been treated at...
  • Nepal asks foreign rescue teams to leave; earthquake toll climbs to 7,365 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Rescue teams from India and 33 other countries were on Monday asked by Nepal to leave as it prepared to launch massive operations to rehabilitate millions of uprooted victims of the devastating temblor that has killed at least 7,365 people, including 41 Indians. The decision that also applies to India's...
  • US choppers begin Nepal earthquake reconnaissance flights 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: US military helicopters began reconnaissance trips on Monday to assess remote areas of Nepal devastated by an earthquake that killed more than 7,300 people, an official said. Nine days after a 7.8-magnitude quake brought death and destruction to the Himalayan nation, the helicopters surveyed mountain villages. Four tilt-rotor Ospreys have also...
  • Nepal earthquake-ravaged temple faces threat from looters 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Surrounded by ochre rubble, Pannakaji beds down on a mattress wedged between Buddha statues at Kathmandu's "Monkey Temple", hoping to deter looters from the quake-ravaged site where his ancestors have served as priests for 1,600 years. The hilltop Swayambunath Temple complex, one of Nepal's oldest and most sacred religious monuments,...
  • I feared that ground would open up and swallow us: Mountaineer 2 days ago

    Jamshedpur: Moments after the earthquake jolted Nepal, climbers of Mt Everest saw avalanches rushing down from three sides with no place to hide, recounts mountaineer Hemant Gupta. I was concerned that ground would open up into crevasse and swallow us. My heart stopped for a moment and I thought this is...
  • With Mt Everest shut down by Nepal, climbers dejected 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Nepal government's decision to shut down Mt Everest for climbing has left dejected several Indian mountaineers, who paid huge sums of money for an opportunity to scale the world's tallest peak. The decision to close climbing was taken after an avalanche triggered by the deadly April 25 temblor swept...
  • Nepal asks Indian and other foreign rescue teams to leave, says it doesn't need further help 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal government on Monday asked rescue teams of all foreign countries including India's National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) to leave the earthquake-hit country. The Nepal government said that all rescue operations have been completed and it will handle the rest of the relief work while adding that the country...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show From Ground Zero 2 days ago

    This Citizen Journalist Show brings you survivors' accounts and ground reports of the devastation caused by the recent earthquake that shook Nepal on 25th April 2015. @meghamamgain, @tweetyvandy , @akanshapradeep, @runjhunsharmas, @mihirz ...
  • Ground Reports from Nepal 2 days ago

    Ashutosh Neupane turns a Citizen Journalist and gives us a first hand account of the disaster that struck Nepal on 25thApril 2015. He brings to us the scenes of destruction when the earthquake first hit Nepal. ...
  • Amidst the Disaster 2 days ago

    While the disaster was still unfolding, Citizen Journalist Jonathan Khoo, a stranded tourist spoke with CNN-IBN's Megha Mamgain giving details about the tragedy. ...
  • Send Help To Nepal 2 days ago

    Meenakshi from Goonj turns Citizen Journalist to tell you how you can help Nepal. Vandana Anand reports. ...