Quake-hit Nepal appeals for aid to rebuild country

Nepal is to host a major meeting of donors Thursday to raise funds to rebuild the quake-devastated country, hoping to dispel doubts that money will be lost to corruption and reconstruction hamstrung by red tape.

Nepal quashes Patanjali plans to shelter homeless children

Authorities in Nepal on Tuesday quashed a plan of Patanjali Yogpeeth, a trust run by yoga guru Baba Ramdev, to provide shelter and education to earthquake affected children.

Aid-dependent Nepal says needs $6.6 billion for post-quake rebuilding
Aid-dependent Nepal says needs $6.6 billion for post-quake rebuilding

Earthquake-battered Nepal will ask international donors to support a reconstruction plans that is expected to cost $6.6 billion over five years, the government said on Saturday.

Quake-hit Nepal to establish Rs 200 billion fund for reconstruction

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said on Sunday that his government is planning to establish a Rs 200 billion fund for reconstruction work after two deadly quakes and thanked neighbouring countries including India for their help in the aftermath of the tragedy.

'Reconstruction work in Kedarnath to be completed in 2 yrs'

Reconstruction work in Kedarnath and adjoining areas will be completed within two years well before the deadline set by the Centre, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said.

Reconstruction work around Kedarnath to start soon

 A three-layered security wall will be built behind the calamity-ravaged Kedarnath Temple to fortify it against future disasters as reconstruction and resettlement work around the shrine as per recommendations of the Geological Survey of India begins this season.

U`khand to get MI-17 cargo chopper for reconstruction work

The Centre will provide MI-17 cargo chopper to Uttarakhand to ferry heavy equipment to calamity-hit high altitude areas to expedite reconstruction work in the hill state.

Uttarakhand CM demands Rs 4000-cr package for reconstruction

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday demanded an additional package of Rs 4000 crore from the new NDA government for rehabilitation and reconstruction work in the hill state, saying the Rs 8000 crore sanctioned for the purpose by UPA II was not enough.

112-million-year-old dinosaur chase reconstructed in 3D

Scientists have digitally reconstructed a dinosaur chase that happened around 112 million years ago.

Centre to relax provisions for reconstruction work in Odisha

With cyclone `Phailin` leaving a trail of destruction in coastal Odisha, Centre on Monday acted swiftly, announcing "flexibility" in its various programmes for reconstructing houses and roads there and asked the state government to send proposals as soon as possible.

Andhra Pradesh to seek Rs 1,000-crore World Bank aid

Andhra Pradesh government has decided to seek financial assistance of Rs 1,000 crore from the World Bank for reconstruction works in cyclone-devastated districts of the state.

CM seeks entrepreneurs` help in Uttarakhand reconstruction

Seeking cooperation from entrepreneurs in Uttarakhand`s reconstruction, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna asked them to come forward and set up industries in the remote hill areas of the rain-ravaged state.

BJP alleges scam in distribution of relief in Uttarakhand

Alleging a scam running into crores of rupees in distribution of relief in Uttarakhand, BJP said the Vijay Bahuguna government should step down.

U`khand seeks Rs 13,800 cr for reconstruction work

Uttarakhand Wednesday sought Rs 13,800 crore from the Centre for reconstruction and relief work in the flood-ravaged state.

US to provide Pak 70 mn dollars for NATO supply road reconstruction

The United States will provide up to 70 million dollars as assistance in the reconstruction of the Peshawar-Torkham Highway, which is used by NATO to supply material to its troops in Afghanistan.

China seeks reconstruction role in Libya

China has sent a team of government officials and company executives to Libya to discuss post-war reconstruction.

SIT reconstructs Ishrat encounter for 3rd time

The SIT probing the 2004 police encounter of Ishrat Jahan reconstructed events that took place on the day of the incident for the third time.

Japan plans additional $165 bn for reconstruction

Japan`s government has yet to finalise the maturity periods for the planned reconstruction bonds.

Suspect booed at Morocco blast reconstruction

The chief suspect in Marrakesh cafe blast reconstructed the attack for authorities.

Tokyo to cover all reconstruction costs of quake, tsunami

Tokyo is studying measures to cover nearly all costs of clearing debris.