Nepal Relief: Two plane loads of relief sent to Kathmandu

At the instructions of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif two plane loads of relief items were dispatched to Kathmandu on Saturday. The Prime Minister...

Nepal quake survivors turn porters to deliver aid

Bigu (Nepal) - Her back hunched over, Nepali villager Sanchimaya Thami strained to make the last stretch of a five-hour trek to deliver critical...

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...

Five insurgents killed in southeast Bangladesh: army

Chittagong (Bangladesh) - Bangladeshi troops shot and killed at least five suspected insurgents in a pre-dawn raid on a jungle hideout in the restive...

Climbing firms call off Everest season after quake

Kathmandu - Mountaineering companies Sunday called off their spring expeditions to Mount Everest, marking the second year with virtually no summits after an quake-triggered...

India, Bangladesh seal ‘historic’ border pact as Modi visits

Bangladesh and India on Saturday sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in...

Dozens dead as new quake hits shattered Nepal

Kathmandu - A new earthquake and powerful aftershocks killed dozens of people and brought fresh terror to a traumatised Nepal on Tuesday as buildings...

Quake-hit Nepal imposes two-month ban on new buildings

Kathmandu - Nepal Monday imposed a two-month moratorium on the start of new building projects and limited current construction to two storeys after recent...

Hundreds gather in Nepal capital to mark one month since quake

Kathmandu - Hundreds of Nepalis gathered Monday at the ruins of a 19th-century tower in Kathmandu to mark one month since a devastating earthquake...

Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

Kathmandu - Nepalese authorities said on Tuesday that a vast army of emergency workers was finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of...

Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A masked gang wielding machetes hacked a secular blogger to death Tuesday in northeastern Bangladesh in the third such deadly attack by...

No relief for Nepal quake victims as $4.1bn fund in limbo

Kathmandu - Hundreds of thousands of quake victims in Nepal are unable to start rebuilding their homes as winter approaches because a $4.1 billion...

Sri Lanka delays coalition cabinet

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president on Monday reinstated three key ministers in their posts but delayed announcing a full cabinet after a landmark agreement...

Anti-charter protestor shot dead by Nepal police

Kathmandu - Nepal police fired into a crowd of demonstrators on Monday, killing one person as fresh protests erupted in the country's southern plains...

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...

‘We’ve lost everything’: Nepal Sherpas fear for future after quake

Kathmandu - Mount Everest record holder Apa Sherpa ran for his life when a huge earthquake hit Nepal, and now fears for the future...

Al Qaeda branch claims murder of Bangladesh-born US blogger

Dhaka - Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has claimed responsibility for the murder of an American atheist blogger in Bangladesh over two...

Remains of 17 missing found in quake-hit Nepal trek zone

Kathmandu - Locals have recovered the remains of another 17 people who were killed in Nepal's Langtang trekking region in April when an earthquake...

US military planes to begin Nepal quake relief sorties

Kathmandu - US transport aircraft were to begin shuttling rescue teams and supplies on Monday to remote areas of Nepal that are desperately awaiting...

Rescuers battle to reach survivors of new Nepal quake

Chautara (Nepal) - Rescuers battled Wednesday to reach survivors of a deadly new earthquake in Nepal that triggered landslides and brought down buildings, as...