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Tourist tariff increased as a fundraising bid for restoration of monuments

The Hanumandhoka Durbar Area Conservation Committee has established a trust for reconstruction and restoration of the historic and cultural monuments that suffered partial, extensive and full damages during the massive earthquake which struck on April 25.

Foreigner Casualties of Nepal Earthquake 2015 (Full List)

7.8 M earthquake strikes Nepal on 25 April 2015 on 1156 am. More than 6 thousand killed, according to latest report.
According to Nepal Police, 43 foreigners killed, 45 injured and 42 are missing. Here is the list of foreigner casualties.

Ground report: Question that haunts us after watching heartbreaking situation in Bhaktapur- do we have a government?

Field Report by Umesh Shrestha and Rishikesh Dahal

Ram and Maiya Baasi are searching clothes for their daughter. Their 16-year old daughter is in a hospital. They are trying to find some clothes in the debris of the fallen house near Dattatreya Temple in Bhaktapur, an ancient city east of Kathmandu. The district hospital has referred their daughter to another hospital, but the couple don’t have money for that. ‘Our house is damaged, daughter is injured, please help us’- Maiya pleaded to us when we went there for reporting.

Chariot Festival Begins in Kathmandu

Seto Machhindranath is revered as the ‘Lord of Compassion’

The chariot procession of the Seto (white) Machhindranath deity started on Thursday, April 6 amid tension in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. The day marked the start of a four day general strike called by the seven political party alliance.

Nepal Government Bans Peaceful Public Gatherings

Ban will be effective within Kathmandu valley

The government of Nepal will ban peaceful public gatherings and assemblies within Kathmandu valley beginning April 5 until further notice. But on April 4, I witnessed a number of incidents in which people were barred from exercising their right to protest peacefully. 

Iraq War Reaches All the Way to Nepal

One reporter recalls the U.S.-led invasion three years ago

March 20, 2003: The U.S. starts its military strike in Iraq. At that time I was a sub-editor of the Nepali language daily Space Time and my job was to write news and give instructions about the layout to a graphic designer. I was desperately looking for new information and news on wire services and on the Internet. However, I had not thought that the war would impact my personal life and my job. 

Kathmandu Enjoys ‘Concert on Wheels’

While observers see lack of mass on opposition parties democracy movement, ‘popocracy’ can still draws enough mass, especially youths.

Climbers Set to Clean Up Mount Everest

South Korean climber will lead international team

It’s time to clean up world’s highest mountain. Mount Everest is going to get a spring cleaning. 

1,000 Chickens Die in Nepal, No Bird Flu Found

Investigators now suspect Newcastle virus


Government scientists have confirmed that the death of more than 1,000 chickens at a farm of Nuwakot was not due to bird flu.

Nepal Recruits Female Officers to Army

For the first time in its history, Nepal’s army on Monday, Feb. 20 commissioned 67 female officers.

The 67 new second lieutenants were able to “pass out” and receive felicitations from the Royal Nepalese Army Academy at Kharipati, Bhaktapur, according to the RNA public relations director.

Traditionally, females were recruited for non-combat services, such as healthcare. On the other hand, the Maoist rebels have a strong force of female guerillas.