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Nepal sacks earthquake reconstruction chief

Kathmandu - Nepal on Wednesday sacked the chief of its earthquake reconstruction body, a move seen by critics as politically motivated and likely to further delay rebuilding following the April 2015 disaster.

Wild elephant kills Indian tourist in Nepal

Kathmandu - A wild elephant killed an Indian tourist in Nepal's largest national park on Tuesday in the second deadly attack in recent months.

Debt traps threaten Nepal quake victims

Bhaktapur - Victims of Nepal's 2015 earthquake are at risk of slipping into debt as they face a second winter in temporary shelters, according to a monitoring group which says the government has been too slow to disperse reconstruction grants.

Debt traps threaten Nepal quake victims

Bhaktapur - Victims of Nepal's 2015 earthquake are at risk of slipping into debt as they face a second winter in temporary shelters, according to a monitoring group which says the government has been too slow to disperse reconstruction grants.

Debt traps threaten Nepal quake victims

Bhaktapur - Victims of Nepal's 2015 earthquake are at risk of slipping into debt as they face a second winter in temporary shelters, according to a monitoring group which says the government has been too slow to disperse reconstruction grants.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

Kathmandu - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

Kathmandu - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Last ruler of remote Buddhist kingdom dies in Nepal

Kathmandu - The last king of the isolated Himalayan region of Upper Mustang died Friday in Kathmandu, eight years after he lost his royal title when the centuries-old Buddhist monarchy was abolished.

Mammoth battles at Nepal elephant polo championship

Putalisadak - The elephants lumber across the field on the edge of a Nepalese jungle in pursuit of a small white ball. It might be slightly slower-paced than its horseback equivalent, but there's nothing sedate these polo pachyderms.

Sham brokers shatter Nepali students foreign education dreams

Kathmandu - When aspiring chef Bijay Shrestha left Nepal last year for the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia his goal was an international degree, work experience, and a chance at a well-paid career.

Nepal's quake-damaged Boudhanath stupa reopens

Kathmandu - Nepal's newly restored Boudhanath stupa reopened to the public Tuesday after it was damaged in the deadly 2015 earthquake that left much of the country's cultural heritage in ruins.

A decade on, legacy of Maoist war stalks Nepal

Kathmandu - Sabitri Chilwal's eyes mist over as she remembers the day 12 years ago when her husband was shot in his office and left to die in a pool of blood at the peak of Nepal's Maoist insurgency.

Nepalese Army drains glacial lake near Mt. Everest to safe level

Nepal's army has confirmed it has finished draining a glacial lake to safe levels, preventing it from flooding several villages downstream and putting the lives of thousands of people at risk.

Inside Nepal's forgotten medieval kingdom

In Nepal's isolated, high-altitude desert of Upper Mustang, a new road to China is bringing economic transformation to the former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce.

In Nepal's Himalayas, hopes of closer China ties

- Twice a year, a normally deserted border checkpoint high on the Tibetan plateau throngs with activity as traders from Nepal flock to do business with their giant northern neighbour China.

Nepal lawmakers elect Maoist chief as prime minister

Kathmandu - Nepal's new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal pledged Wednesday to unite a country hit by deadly protests over constitutional changes after lawmakers elected the Maoist leader and former guerrilla to head a new government.

Restoring medieval Tibetan shrines in Nepal's Himalayas

Deep in the heart of a medieval monastery in Nepal's remote Upper Mustang region, the battle to restore sacred murals and preserve traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture is in full swing.

Monsoon-triggered floods kill more than 50 in India

Guwahati - Floods triggered by days of torrential monsoon rains have claimed more than 50 lives in eastern India this week, the country's home minister and reports said Saturday, with millions of people affected by surging waters.

Nepal, India floods leave more than 90 dead

Kathmandu - Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday.

Nepal's Oli resigns as prime minister

Kathmandu - Nepal's K.P. Sharma Oli resigned as prime minister on Sunday, minutes before facing a no-confidence motion in parliament he was certain to lose, plunging the impoverished, quake-hit nation into fresh turmoil.

Road brings jeans, satellite TV to Himalayan Shangri-La

- A Himalayan Shangri-La that was closed to visitors until 1992, the former Buddhist kingdom of Upper Mustang in Nepal is facing unprecedented change as a new highway brings modernity to the roof of the world.

Nepali guards among at least 25 killed in Afghanistan attacks

Kabul - A busload of Nepali security guards were among 25 people killed in a string of bombings across Afghanistan Monday, days after Washington expanded the US military's authority to strike the Taliban.

Nepal seeks to drain giant glacial lake near Everest

Kathmandu - Nepali soldiers have kicked off efforts to partially drain a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, fearing possible flooding that could threaten the lives of thousands, an army official said Friday.

Everest rescuers find body of missing Indian climber

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Friday found the body of one of two Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest, before bad weather forced them to halt search operations, an expedition operator said.

Top Nepal court demands police justify reporter's arrest

Kathmandu - Nepal's top court Friday demanded an explanation from police over the arrest of a journalist at a protest outside government offices in Kathmandu, the latest incident to spark fears over free speech in the Himalayan nation.

Hope and relief as Everest season draws to a close

Kathmandu - Hundreds of mountaineers have reached the summit of Everest in recent weeks, drawing a line under two years of tragedy on the world's highest peak.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

Kathmandu - An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summitting Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest deaths to hit the Himalayan climbing season.
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Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
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 body is washed and prepared to be burned
The body is washed and prepared to be burned
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.
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.
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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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A scene from 'Manakamana'
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Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black  kohl  under her eyes is...
Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black 'kohl' under her eyes is not make-up, but a protection against the sun.
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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.
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Former Nepal Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal
Former Nepal Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal
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Body on the funeral pyre.
Body on the funeral pyre.
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UH-1Y Huey helicopter landing on ship
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A snowstorm in the Himalayan region of central Nepal has killed 17 people  including nine hikers and...
A snowstorm in the Himalayan region of central Nepal has killed 17 people, including nine hikers and three villagers, while more than 100 remain unaccounted for, officials have said.
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Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
The western side of Mt. Everest.  November 5  2012.
The western side of Mt. Everest. November 5, 2012.
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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.
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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
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
Young mother  begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu  Ne...
Young mother, begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu, Nepal

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