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Rights watchdog raps Nepal over war crimes

Rights watchdog raps Nepal over war crimes

KATHMANDU, January 13 (Reuters) – Ten years after the end of Nepal’s bloody civil war, the Himalayan republic has failed to punish perpetrators of human rights abuses during the conflict, a leading international watchdog said on Friday.   Both government…

Nepal fails to deliver relief to quake survivors – rights group

Nepal fails to deliver relief to quake survivors – rights group

KATHMANDU, January 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nearly two years since Nepal’s devastating earthquakes, millions of survivors languish in makeshift shelters as the government has failed to deliver billions of dollars pledged in aid for rebuilding, a human rights group…

Nations must stop allowing use of soil for cross-border terrorism: Nepal

Kathmandu, October 2 (IANS) Saarc member-states must ensure that their territories are not used by terrorists for cross-border terrorism, Nepal, the current Chair of the regional grouping, said on Sunday.   Taking exception to the recent developments between India and…

India, Nepal hold bilateral talks

India, Nepal hold bilateral talks

New Delhi, September 16 (IANS) India and Nepal held bilateral talks after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Nepalese counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” here on Friday.   “Reviewing the full spectrum of #IndiaNepal relations. Both PMs lead delegation level…

Nine months on, Nepal finally set to start quake reconstruction work

Nine months on, Nepal finally set to start quake reconstruction work

KATHMANDU, January 9 (Reuters) – Nepal will start repairs and reconstruction next week for nearly a million homes damaged by last year’s deadly earthquakes, the head of a state agency said on Saturday, nearly nine months after the disaster left…

Nepal considers air-lifting fuel as India border stays shut

Nepal considers air-lifting fuel as India border stays shut

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepal is considering air-lifting fuel, possibly from Bangladesh, as supply routes from India stay blocked by protesters opposing its new constitution, a short-term solution ahead of a key festival even as the government talks to China for…

Nepal adopts secular democratic constitution

Nepal adopts secular democratic constitution

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 20 (PTI): Nepal on Sunday adopted its new fully secular and democratic Constitution, achieved after seven years of painstaking deliberations, amid violent protests by minority Madhesi groups over a seven province federal structure. “I announce the presented constitution…

Nepal urges officials to be cautious using social media

Kathmandu, Sep 7 (IANS) The Nepal government on Monday asked all its officials to be cautious while using social media sites and not post opinions which may have negative impact on social harmony in the country. The Office of the…

Four months after quakes, Nepal fails to spend any of $4.1 billion donor money

Four months after quakes, Nepal fails to spend any of $4.1 billion donor money

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Two months after foreign countries and international agencies pledged $4.1 billion to help Nepal recover from its worst natural disaster, the government has yet to make arrangements to receive the money and has spent nothing on reconstruction.…

Nepal says will not let protests derail constitution

Nepal says will not let protests derail constitution

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Nepal’s government has vowed that protests in which 14 people have been killed will not derail a constitutional process that is in the final stretch, even though pressing ahead could further anger ethnic minority groups on the…

Concert for Nepal…

Concert for Nepal…

India, Nepal to ink petroleum pipeline deal on Monday

Kathmandu, Aug 23 (IANS) The much awaited Nepal-India petroleum pipeline project is set to take-off with the signing here on Monday of an MoU for construction of the 41-km Amlekhgunj-Raxaul petroleum pipeline with Indian assistance. Nepal’s Minister for Commerce and…

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