Nepal government, donors spar over relief, reconstruction fund

In the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, a new debate has been triggered between the Nepal government and donor agencies over relief distribution and the reconstruction mechanism as some donors want to fund projects and programmes in their own way.

Nepal issues alert as swine flue virus infects 17

Nepal government has issued a high alert after at least 17 people, many of them from areas near the India-Nepal border, have tested positive for the deadly swine flu virus, officials on Thursday said.

International conference on climate change kicks off in Kathmandu

An international conference on "mountain people adapting to change" kicked off in Kathmandu Sunday, aiming at providing a platform to discuss best ways to help mountain communities to deal with adverse impacts of climate change.

India trains Nepali officials to fight money laundering, terrorist financing

The Indian government has approved a Capacity Development Programme for the officials of the Department of Money Laundering Investigation (DMLI), Nepal, and other stakeholder ministries in the Nepal government to counter the challenges of money laundering and terrorist financing.

Very little chance of rescuing Indian mountaineer alive: Nepal government

Nepal`s Tourism Ministry Saturday said that there is very little chance of rescuing alive Indian mountaineer Chhanda Gayen and two Sherpas who have been missing since Monday.

Nepal govt files murder case against 13 Maoists

Nepalese government has filed a case against 13 Maoist cadres for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 16-year-old school boy in 2004 during the decade-long civil strife in the country, prompting the Maoists to obstruct the Parliament Wednesday.

Nepal plans to host SAARC summit Nov 14

The Nepal government has decided to host the 18th SAARC summit Nov 14 this year, officials here said.

Nepal PM expands cabinet, Home Ministry goes to CPN-UML

Nepal`s new Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Tuesday expanded his cabinet by giving the powerful Home Ministry to main coalition partner CPN-UML, ending the uncertainty that had held up the formation of the government.

Nepal`s new coalition government sworn in

Nepal`s new coalition government was sworn in late Tuesday after weeks of squabbling over power sharing, potentially paving the way to stability for the Himalayan nation.

Nepal hands over bodies of 13 plane crash victims

The Nepal government Tuesday afternoon handed over the bodies of 13 people who were killed in Sunday`s plane crash to the respective family members, officials said.

Nepal to elect 601-member constituent assembly

The Nepal government Tuesday formally decided to elect a 601-member Constituent Assembly (CA) in the Nov 19 elections for drafting a new constitution.

Nepal`s Chief Justice ready to head government

Nepal`s Supreme Court Chief Justice Khilaraj Regmi on Monday said that he is ready to head the election government.

Nepal Govt announces fresh polls in April-May

The Nepal government announced fresh Constituent Assembly elections in April or May next year, in an attempt to break the political deadlock.

Nepal govt deplores anti-India move of Maoist party

Ruling United Democratic Madhesi Front has deplored the move of CPN-Maoist to prevent vehicles with Indian number plates from entering Nepal.

Nepal issues transitional justice mechanism ordina

Nepal government has issued an ordinance to allow amnesty for crimes committed during the nation`s civil war from 1996 to 2006, prompting angry reaction from rights groups and some western countries.

Nepal Prez endorses anti-money laundering ordinances

Nepalese Presz Ram Baran Yadav endorsed two ordinances on Mutual Legal Assistance Bill and Extradition Treaty, both related to anti-money laundering.

Nepal govt evacuates hundreds of squatters

Police officer Bishnu Joshi said this was the eighth time that the government has evacuated the area.

Nepal Prez sets Aug 21 deadline for national govt

President Ram Baran Yadav set an August 21 deadline for the political parties to form a national unity government.

Nepal`s government totters as new ally splits

The dissidents, led by former minister Jay Prakash Gupta, pulled out in revolt against Foreign Minister.

Nepal govt mulls concrete steps to conclude peace process

Amid a deadlock among Nepal`s
political parties, the government plans to initiate some
concrete steps to conclude the 2006 stalled peace process.