Public hearing on Nepal's statute begins

 Millions of Nepalis in and outside the country will on Monday and Tuesday provide feedback, suggestions and inputs to the preliminary draft of a new constitution for the country.

Quake-hit Nepal faces scrutiny in distributing aid billions

Compensation is starting to reach families in the regions worst hit by Nepal`s devastating earthquakes, amid close scrutiny of how billions of dollars pledged this week by global powers will be distributed to rebuild the shattered Himalayan nation. 

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 appeals for funds, vows full transparency in aid efforts
Nepal appeals for funds, vows full transparency in aid efforts

 Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today pledged to ensure full transparency in massive reconstruction efforts, seeking to allay international donors' fears over corruption as he appealed for a robust partnership in rebuilding the quake-devastated country.

Nepal PM appeals for quake aid, vows funds will reach victims
Nepal PM appeals for quake aid, vows funds will reach victims

Nepal`s Prime Minister pledged Thursday to ensure that all aid would reach quake victims, seeking to allay fears over corruption and red tape as he appealed for funds at a meeting of international donors in Kathmandu.

Sushma Swaraj leaves for Nepal to attend donors' conclave

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday embarked on a two-day visit to Nepal to attend an international donors' conclave where she is likely to announce a major financial package by India for reconstruction of the quake-hit Himalayan nation.

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.

Sushma to attend Nepal donor conference

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will attend Thursday's international donor conference here on Nepal's reconstruction post earthquake.

CPN-UML to lead next Nepal govt, Deputy PM says
CPN-UML to lead next Nepal govt, Deputy PM says

 Nepal's Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam today said the next government to be formed after the promulgation of the new Constitution in July will be headed by his CPN-UML party which will lead the massive post-earthquake relief work.

Nepal meet: PM conveys support, leaves open his participation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday conveyed to his Nepalese counterpart Sushil Koirala India's support to the upcoming Donors' Conference on the quake-hit country's rehabilitation but left open the issue of his participation in the meet.

Landslides kill at least 21 after heavy rain in Nepal

Landslides triggered by heavy rains have left at least 21 dead and dozens missing in northeastern Nepal, prompting officials to evacuate villagers living in the riskiest areas, police said Thursday.

Nepal parties ink historic agreement

The four major political parties of Nepal on Monday night inked a 16-point agreement to federate the country into eight federal provinces, paving the way for the promulgation of a new constitution.

India to share Gujarat reconstruction experience with Nepal

India on Wednesday pledged full support to the post-quake restoration and reconstruction works in Nepal and said it wants to share its experience gained from the 2001 Gujarat earthquake with the Himalayan nation.

Sushil Koirala to visit India soon to seek help for post-quake Nepal

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is likely to visit India soon to discuss long-term plans on rehabilitation and reconstruction following the country's deadliest earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people.

Quake-hit Nepal likely to form national govt: Minister

Pushing differences aside, Nepal's political parties are keen to form a national government in the aftermath of the devastating quake that has been declared the deadliest of all times, killing nearly 9,000 people.

Nepal earthquake death toll becomes highest on record, dozens still missing

The number of people killed in Nepal by two major earthquakes has surpassed 8,500, making the disaster the deadliest to hit the Himalayan country on record, as rescuers on Sunday searched for dozens of people still missing in remote villages.

Nepal unprepared for second quake, says PM

Nepal`s prime minister on Thursday said his government was unprepared for the strong earthquake that hit two days ago, as he visited one of the areas worst hit by the disaster.

Nepal PM lends helicopter to woman badly injured in earthquake

  A Nepali woman seriously injured by falling debris in Tuesday`s earthquake was airlifted to a Kathmandu hospital on Thursday in the prime minister`s helicopter, after two British paramedics pleaded with officials to help save her life.

Nepal political parties unite for early Constitution

 Nepal's warring political parties united by the killer quake have agreed to set aside differences over the long-pending constitution and work towards its early promulgation.

Nepal to rebuild property within two years: Koirala

Nepal will reconstruct all private and public properties destroyed by the devastating earthquake within two years, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said as he called on citizens, neighbouring countries and migrant workers to lend their helping hands to the government.