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Fears mount in quake-hit Nepal as tourists stay away

Mahankal - Former guesthouse owner Tenzing Lama remembers when foreign tourists thronged Nepal's Langtang valley, trekking through the breathtaking Himalayan wilderness and soaking up the tranquility.

Nepal marks one year since quake as frustration mounts

Kathmandu - Nepal held memorial services on Sunday for the thousands killed in a massive earthquake one year ago, as victims still living in tents accused the government of failing them.The 7.

A year on, millions of Nepal quake survivors wait for aid

Kathmandu - A year after an earthquake flattened her home in Nepal, Menuka Rokaya still lives in a tent with her husband and nine-month-old baby as they await even a sliver of a $4 billion aid fund.

Nepal quake in numbers, one year later

Kathmandu - A year after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake tore through Nepal, millions of people remain homeless.Here are some key facts about the quake and the reconstruction effort.DEATH TOLL: The death toll from the earthquake and its aftershocks stands at 8,959.

Nepal opens channels for reconstruction cash 11 months after quake

Kathmandu - Nepal authorities opened banking channels Sunday to start distributing reconstruction cash to earthquake victims, almost 11 months after the tremor killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed more than half a million homes.

Nepal extends Everest climbing permits after quake

Kathmandu - Nepal has extended the climbing permits of hundreds of mountaineers forced to abandon Everest after last year's massive earthquake, to try to lure tourists back to the Himalayas, an official said Tuesday.

Nepal's 'ice doctors' return to Everest after avalanche

Kathmandu - Nepal's experienced "ice doctors" were preparing Sunday to return to Everest to ready the mountain for the upcoming climbing season, almost one year after a huge earthquake triggered a deadly avalanche.

Nepal plane crashes, killing all 23 on board

Kathmandu - Rescuers have found the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that crashed into a mountainside in Nepal on Wednesday, killing all 23 people on board, officials said.

Plane goes missing in Nepal with 21 on board

Kathmandu - Rescue teams were Wednesday scouring a remote mountainous area of Nepal where a passenger plane went missing with 21 people on board, two of them children.

Nepal parliament votes to amend new constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament voted on Saturday to amend the country's new constitution in a bid to resolve a months-long dispute with ethnic minority protesters demanding more political representation.

Nepal district chief wins 'Integrity Idol'

Kathmandu - Nepali bureaucrat Pradip Raj Kandel on Sunday clinched the title of Integrity Idol, a television talent show-styled initiative that awards honest civil servants.

Nepali protesters to continue blockade over charter

Kathmandu - Ethnic minority protesters in Nepal vowed Tuesday to continue their border blockade over a new constitution, rejecting an "incomplete" government proposal designed to end the impasse, and dashing hopes of resolving a months-long political crisis.

Nepal quake victims face deadly winter as parties bicker

Gorkha - Thousands of Nepalis still living in tents months after a massive earthquake are facing a desperate winter, because of a fuel crisis and bickering politicians' failure to spend a $4.1 billion reconstruction fund.Eight months after a 7.

Nepal quake tough test for 'world's most dangerous airport'

Charikot - Flying into Nepal's Lukla airport -- the gateway to Mount Everest -- demands courage and precision, thanks to its tiny, treacherous runway perched on a steep cliff.

Nepal facing 'medical crisis' as supplies run short

Kathmandu - Bindu Ghimire's chemotherapy appointment is approaching, but supplies of the drugs the 61-year-old desperately needs are in short supply as a political crisis in her native Nepal deepens.

Nepal police gunfire kills Indian national at border protest

Kathmandu - An Indian national was killed Monday when Nepal police fired into a crowd of protesters who were trying to block a border checkpoint, a spokesman said.

Nepal police firing kills Indian national

Birgunj - An Indian national was killed Monday when Nepal police fired into a crowd of protesters who were trying to block a border checkpoint, a spokesman said.

Nepal's parliament elects first female president

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament Wednesday elected communist lawmaker Bidhya Bhandari as the country's first female president after the adoption of a landmark constitution last month.

Communist Party leader elected prime minister of Nepal

Katmandu - The parliament speaker announced that Oli had received 338 votes from the 597 members in the Nepal parliament. Oli is chair of the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) since 2014 when he won over Jhala Khanai by a 98 to 75 vote.

New tough-talking PM tasked with unifying quake-hit Nepal

Kathmandu - Nepal's new prime minister K.P. Sharma Oli, tasked with rebuilding the quake-hit country and ending bitter constitutional protests, spent years in jail for trying to overthrow the king before becoming a tough-talking politician.
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