Nepal elects its first woman president

Vidya Devi Bhandari from the ruling CPN-UML was on Wednesday elected as Nepal's first woman President.

Nepal president tells govt to address Madhesi issue seriously

Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav appealed to the new government to take the demands raised by the agitating Madhesi groups seriously.

Nepalese Parliament to elect new PM on Sunday

Nepalese Parliament is all set to elect the new Prime Minister tomorrow, choosing between outgoing Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and CPN-UML leader KP Sharma Oli, in a contest which became necessary as parties failed to forge a consensus.

Nepali PM Koirala resigns ahead of tomorrow's election

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala resigned on Saturday ahead of the election for the post on Sunday.

Nepal president calls for consensus government in a week

Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav on Friday called upon all political parties in the Himalayan nation to form a national consensus government within a week.

Process to elect president, PM to begin in Nepal

The process to elect a new president, vice president, prime minister and Parliament speaker in Nepal in accordance with the constitution promulgated on September 20 will begin soon, an official said on Friday.

Nepal Parliament's winter session summoned on Oct 2

Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav has called the Parliament's winter session next week, days after the lawmakers promulgated the country's new Constitution that triggered widespread protests in the southern plains bordering India.

Nepal leadership should have taken steps to defuse tension: MEA

Expressing concern over incidents of violence in regions of Nepal bordering India following the promulgation of new constitution yesterday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Monday said these could have been avoided had the political leadership in that nation taken steps to defuse the tension.

Nepal violence continues day after adoption of new constitution

Police in Nepal said they shot and injured at least three protesters on Monday, a day after the Himalayan nation adopted its first democratic constitution, the violence dashing hopes that the historic event would put a stop to weeks of clashes.

New Nepal Constitution should address concerns of all: India

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Friday said Nepal's new Constitution should address concerns of all sides as he called on the top leadership here following violent protests by Madhesi groups over a federal structure that has spilled over to districts bordering India.

Nepal gets new chief justice

Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav on Wednesday appointed Justice Kalyan Shrestha as the new chief justice of the country, officials said.

Sushma Swaraj calls for early drafting of Nepal's Constitution
Sushma Swaraj calls for early drafting of Nepal's Constitution

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday met the entire spectrum of Nepalese leadership and encouraged them to finalise the long-pending drafting of the Constitution at the earliest to take the country on a new path of development.

Nepal President okays ordinance on post-quake reconstruction

 Nearly two months after a massive earthquake rocked Nepal, President Ram Baran Yadav on Tuesday approved an ordinance to facilitate the setting up of a reconstruction authority headed by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, media reports said.

Xi pledges support to Nepal's reconstruction after quake

President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged China's support for the reconstruction of Nepal after the recent devastating earthquake as he greeted his Nepalese counterpart on the country's Republic Day.

Nepal's Rastrapati Bhawan declared unsafe for use

Nepal's Rastrapati Bhawan, a British-era structure, has been declared unsafe for use by a technical team after the building developed cracks due to the devastating temblor.

India with people of Nepal, Pranab Mukherjee tells envoy

India is with the people of Nepal in this hour of distress, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday to the new Nepali envoy here.

Nepal president spends night in tent

 Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav spent Saturday night inside a tent after the powerful earthquake caused several cracks in his office-cum-residence.

India committed to help quake-hit Nepal: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said India was committed to assist Nepal in every way possible in dealing with the situation after a massive earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation.

Earthquake wake-up call for govt; need better building tech: Expert

The powerful earthquake in Nepal is a "wake up" call for the government to determine how it deals with such calamities, seismology experts have said while calling for urgent advancement in construction technology.

Earthquake of 7.9 magnitude shakes Nepal, more than 1800 people dead
Earthquake of 7.9 magnitude shakes Nepal, more than 1800 people dead

A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake epicentred near Kathmandu ripped through the upper part of the South Asian peninsula on Saturday, leaving more than 1,800 dead in Nepal.