Gopal Sharma

11 Apr 2017

Nepal quake survivors at risk again with a third of homes poorly built

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tens of thousands of survivors of Nepal's 2015 earthquake are at risk of future quake damage with about one third of newly constructed homes failing to meet safe building codes, the head of the country's reconstruction agency said on Tuesday.

31 Mar 2017

Nepali immigration officials may be involved in trafficking women to Gulf

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Immigration officials at Nepal's international airport may be colluding with traffickers to send thousands of poor illiterate women to work illegally in Gulf nations where they are exploited and abused, the head of a parliamentary panel said on Friday.

29 Mar 2017

Nepal asks climbers to clean quake-littered Everest camp

KATHMANDU Nepal is urging climbers on Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, to help remove garbage from a camp abandoned two years ago after an earthquake triggered avalanches killing 18 people, as officials prepare to handle a rush of climbers.

23 Mar 2017

Nepal PM to support new Silk Road during China visit

KATHMANDU Nepal's prime minister is set to throw his support behind Beijing's initiative to build a modern-day Silk Road across Asia during a six day trip to China starting on Thursday, in a move that could upset traditional regional powerhouse India.

20 Mar 2017

GPS device to prevent false Everest claims by climbers

KATHMANDU Nepal will provide GPS tracking devices to some mountaineers who attempt to scale Mount Everest this year to prevent them from making false summit claims and to track climbers in distress, an official said on Monday.

16 Mar 2017

Nepal PM reaches out to ethnic parties after they withdraw support

KATHMANDU Nepal's ruling Maoists on Thursday offered to hold talks with minority ethnic parties that withdrew support for the coalition because of long-standing differences over a new constitution.

14 Mar 2017

Nepal bulldozes earthquake survivors’ relief camp in capital

KATHMANDU Police in riot gear stood guard on Tuesday as Nepali civic officials used bulldozers to tear down a relief camp in the capital for victims of the 2015 earthquake, in a bid to force people to return to their home villages. | Video

10 Mar 2017

Nepal to probe report that women selling skin for penis enlargements

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal said it will investigate a report claiming poor women are being trafficked and duped into selling their skin to be used for penis and breast enlargements in the global cosmetic surgery market.

10 Mar 2017

Anti-India protests erupt in Nepal over shooting death on border

KATHMANDU Indian border guards killed a Nepali citizen over a local dispute in a rare shooting at the border, Nepal's government said, prompting anti-India protests in the area and in the national capital on Friday.

06 Mar 2017

Nepali police kill 3 ethnic protesters in new violence over charter

KATHMANDU Nepali police shot and killed at least three ethnic Madhesis in the country's restive southern plains as they tried to disrupt an opposition rally, officials said on Monday, the deadliest incident in more than a year over its post-monarchy charter.

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