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Fears grow over Nepal's 'anti-women' constitution

Kathmandu - Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality.

Nepal landslides toll climbs to 36: Police

Kathmandu - Emergency workers on Friday recovered seven more bodies from the debris of multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal, taking the confirmed death toll to 36.

Five fascinating facts that you may not know about the red panda

Scampering around in the trees from Nepal to northern Myanmar is an animal that is so cute, it looks like a creature from a child's dream. Perhaps it is, but it's also actually real. Red pandas can also be found in the mountains of southwestern China.

Monsoon troubles Nepal quake survivors three months on

Kathmandu - As dark clouds loomed overhead, Rabi Baral hurriedly secured his tent to the ground at a camp for victims of Nepal's earthquake, three months after the disaster upended his life.The 7.

Key facts about Nepal's quake and the risk of sequels

Kathmandu - Three months after a massive earthquake struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people and destroying nearly 600,000 homes, aftershocks continue to jolt the Himalayan nation.

Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake

Bejing - A devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April moved Mount Everest three centimetres (just over an inch) to the southwest, but did not change its height, according to Chinese research published on Tuesday.The 7.

Nepal police teach quake victims self-defence after attacks

Kathmandu - Nepal is teaching self-defence to quake-affected women and children following a string of attacks in temporary camps housing survivors, police said Friday.

Four dead in helicopter crash in quake-hit Nepal

Kathmandu - Nepalese troops recovered four bodies after a helicopter which had been delivering relief supplies crashed Tuesday in a region devastated by twin earthquakes in recent weeks, the army and police said.

Schools reopen in quake-devastated Nepal

Kathmandu - Thousands of children, many still traumatised from losing homes and loved ones, returned to class Sunday as Nepal's schools formally reopened following a devastating earthquake that claimed more than 8,600 lives.

Hundreds gather in Nepal capital to mark one month since quake

Kathmandu - Hundreds of Nepalis gathered Monday at the rubble of a 19th-century tower in Kathmandu to mark one month since a devastating earthquake killed more than 8,600 people in the Himalayan nation.

Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

Beni - Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepal's mountainous northwest, officials said Sunday.

Thousands evacuated in Nepal after river blocked by landslide

A mountain river in Nepal was blocked by a huge landslide on Sunday, forcing the evacuation to higher ground of thousands of families along the river say government officials.

Red Cross raises Nepal aid appeal to $93 million

Kathmandu - The Red Cross on Saturday ramped up its appeal for aid to disaster-hit Nepal, requesting $93 million in assistance after two earthquakes in less than three weeks killed nearly 8,500 and left thousands homeless.

Eight bodies found in U.S. chopper wreckage: Nepal army

Kathmandu - The Nepalese army said Saturday troops had found the bodies of all eight people from the wreckage of a U.S. helicopter which crashed while delivering aid in the quake-devastated country.

British aid helicopters turned back from Nepal

London - Three British helicopters sent to help with rescue efforts in Nepal following a devastating earthquake are to return without being used, the British government said on Saturday.

Nepal army finds wreckage of missing US chopper

Kathmandu - Nepal's army discovered Friday the wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing with eight people on board in the earthquake-devastated country near the Chinese border, with fears of no survivors, officials said.

Nepal unprepared for second quake, says PM

Charikot - Nepal's prime minister on Thursday said his government was unprepared for the strong earthquake that hit two days ago, as he visited one of the areas worst hit by the disaster.Tuesday's 7.

Nepal government runs quake relief operation from tents

Kathmandu - Ministries in Nepal battled Thursday to get aid to some of the remotest terrain on Earth, working from tents and makeshift shelters after an earthquake severely damaged government buildings in the capital.Tuesday's deadly 7.

Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake

Dhulikhel - Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as hundreds of troops searched for a missing US military helicopter.

US Marine helicopter declared missing in Nepal

A U.S. Marine helicopter with six crewmen and two Nepali soldiers has gone missing near Charikot, Nepal while delivering humanitarian assistance and disaster relief aid.

24 killed as new quake hits shattered Nepal

Kathmandu - A new earthquake and several powerful aftershocks hit devastated Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 24 people and sending terrified residents running into the streets of the traumatised capital.The 7.

Nepal quake leaves century-old library in ruins

Kathmandu - Janaki Karmacharya sits on a plastic chair under the tarpaulin that now serves as her office and despairs at the wreckage of her once magnificent library in the heart of Kathmandu.

UN says it has received fraction of $415 mn Nepal quake appeal

Kathmandu - The United Nations said Friday it had received just $22 million of the $415 million it had appealed for in Nepal following the recent earthquake, and called for aid contributions to be "dramatically ramped up".

Prayers and ritual baths as Nepal ends quake mourning

Kathmandu - Dressed all in white and with their heads shaved, survivors of a Nepalese earthquake that killed more than 7,800 people ended 13 days of mourning Thursday as the broken capital began picking up the pieces.

Israeli clowns try to ease Nepal quake trauma

Kathmandu - Israeli "medical clowns" are trying to help ease the trauma of children caught up in Nepal's devastating earthquake by healing psychological scars with laughter.

Beyond repair, Nepal's quake-hit homes await bulldozers

Kathmandu - As she stares forlornly at the teetering wreck she still calls home, Sobha Shakya knows it will soon be reduced to rubble by bulldozers poised to obliterate thousands more buildings in Nepal's devastated capital.

Health workers race to prevent Nepal measles outbreak

- Health workers are rushing to vaccinate more than half a million children in Nepal as fears grow that last month's massive earthquake has made youngsters more susceptible to disease.

Nepal tragedy takes toll even on cremation overseers

Kathmandu - As veteran cremation worker Khadga Adhikari placed a handful of uncooked rice and a coin on the chest of yet another young victim of Nepal's earthquake, his own heart was filled with sadness.

Nepal devastation a 'wake-up call' for vulnerable region

New Delhi - Nepal's earthquake should act as a wake-up call to neighbouring countries which have failed to learn lessons from their own disasters and where shoddy construction and rapid urbanisation could lead to death on an even greater scale next time round, exp...

'Boulders size of vans' hit Nepal trekking village after quake

Kathmandu - A trekker stranded for days in quake-hit Nepal has said he watched boulders the size of minivans smash buildings in a popular tourist area devastated by a massive avalanche, living to tell the tale using skills learnt from US reality TV show "Survivor"...
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A still from  The Sari Soldiers . Although the women have different points of view regarding the Nep...
A still from 'The Sari Soldiers'. Although the women have different points of view regarding the Nepal conflict, director Julie Bridgham has succeeded admirably in getting their stories across. The documentary has received several prizes, including the Nestor Almendros Prize from the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.
Julie Bridgham
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags.
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Nagarkoth  Nepal
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Nagarkoth, Nepal
Body on the funeral pyre.
Body on the funeral pyre.
QUAKE: Office workers in Kolkata  India s second-largest city  evacuate buildings Saturday following...
QUAKE: Office workers in Kolkata, India's second-largest city, evacuate buildings Saturday following the 7.9 earthquake that struck near Kathmandu in neighboring Nepal.
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Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
In the international market  one kg of Caterpillar mushroom can fetch up to USD 10 000.
In the international market, one kg of Caterpillar mushroom can fetch up to USD 10,000.
This devastating Glacial outburst flood hit around 8:30 AM and remained until 12:45 PM. This destruc...
This devastating Glacial outburst flood hit around 8:30 AM and remained until 12:45 PM. This destructive flood killed many people and affected hundreds more people in Pokhara, Nepal in 2012.
Amrit Banstola
The western side of Mt. Everest.  November 5  2012.
The western side of Mt. Everest. November 5, 2012.
Funeral pyre. Katmandu  Kali Gandaki river.
Funeral pyre. Katmandu, Kali Gandaki river.
Surrounded by lush green hills lined with rows of Pine  Teenpiple village of Nepal is today like a p...
Surrounded by lush green hills lined with rows of Pine, Teenpiple village of Nepal is today like a picture postcard
The Mera Glacier region in the Dudh Kosi basin  Nepal. One of the areas studied by the research team...
The Mera Glacier region in the Dudh Kosi basin, Nepal. One of the areas studied by the research team.
Patrick Wagnon - European Geosciences Union
Like many of the poor  men and women  this girl earns her living by carrying heavy loads through the...
Like many of the poor, men and women, this girl earns her living by carrying heavy loads through the mountains; often on bare feet.
Two such large community owned ponds are now providing water for irrigation  bathing and other needs...
Two such large community owned ponds are now providing water for irrigation, bathing and other needs to the village
Two girls. Durbar Square  Kathmandu
Two girls. Durbar Square, Kathmandu
The sadhu monks of Nepal
The sadhu monks of Nepal
Bernard Gagnon
A 3-day long media workshop  organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu  Nepal fr...
A 3-day long media workshop, organized by global environment forum Third Pole in Kathmandu, Nepal from 13-16 October brought together, for the first time, journalists from China, India and Bangladesh to deliberate upon the effects of climate change in Brahmaputra/Yurlung Zangbo river basin
Katmandu  Nepal
Katmandu, Nepal
Gambir raj Karnikar