Amid mounting criticism over the shoddy handling of relief supplies, Nepal's three major political parties today agreed to allow anyone to distribute the materials to the victims of the devastating quake that has killed over 7,000 people.
The Indian media is facing flak for its coverage of the earthquake disaster in Nepal with complaints in the social media that it was treating the tragedy as a "public relations exercise" on behalf of the Indian government.
Ninety percent of the ancient heritage of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur has been damaged in last week`s devastating earthquake and it will take at least seven to 10 years to rebuild it, according to Nepal`s Department of Archaeology.
The death toll from an earthquake that ripped through Nepal will climb "much higher", the government warned Sunday, as relief teams raced to reach survivors of the disaster that has already claimed more than 7,000 lives.
Three people were pulled out alive from the rubble of their home eight days after Nepal`s devastating earthquake, an official said on Sunday, but rescuers have found about 50 bodies on a popular trekking route that was hit by an avalanche.
Ninety percent of the ancient heritage of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur has been damaged in last week's devastating earthquake and it will take at least seven to 10 years to rebuild it, according to Nepal's Department of Archaeology.
Dusk has begun to fall and Thakurnath Nepal, puffing on a beedi, sits opposite a funeral pyre. The pyre makes a crackling sound when he tries to stoke it with a thick wooden stick so that the body is burnt completely.
A Nepali police team has pulled out the bodies of about 50 people, including some foreign trekkers, from an avalanche-hit area, officials said on Sunday, as the death toll from last month`s devastating earthquake climbed to over 7,000.
When the deadly earthquake battered Nepal last week, major temples in Kathmandu' Darbar Square were razed to the ground, but the home of a nine-year-old girl worshipped as a living goddess remained almost unscathed.