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UN rejects allegation of distributing substandard food in Nepal

The UN today rejected media reports that World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed substandard food to the survivors of devastating earthquake on April 25 and subsequent aftershocks. “It is totally wrong and nonsense to make allegations by the local media

Canada announces additional humanitarian support in response to Nepal earthquake

Canadian minister of International Development and La Francophonie Christian Paradis announced yesterday that the Government of Canada will provide an additional Canadian dollar $13 million in humanitarian assistance to support the continued relief efforts underway by experienced Canadian and international

Health of quake survivors at risk without regular services: WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) showed serious concern on health of earthquake survivors. The health of people, who survived the devastating earthquakes could be at risk, if regular services were not rebuilt and restored on a priority and sought the

ADB joins US-led partnership to fight climate change in developing countries

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today joined a global public-private partnership to provide the highest-quality scientific data and tools to help developing countries improve their climate change planning. “Asia is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change,”

Nobel laureate’s twin formula for Nepal’s reconstruction

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has recommended formation of two different mechanisms – national reconstruction body and international coordinational body – to reconstruct the infrastructures damaged in the devastating earthquake of April 25. He suggested to constitute a high-powered authority to

Government prepares action plan for reconstruction of damaged heritages

The government has come up with three phase action plan for the preservation and reconstruction of the world heritage sites damaged by the devastating earthquake on April 25. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has come up with

Ban urges world to help raise funds for quake-hit Nepal

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon today urged the member countries and others to help raise an additional $365 million urgently needed to support Nepal devastated by a devastating earthquake on April 25, and its powerful aftershocks. Addressed the United Nations

EU increases financial support in the aftermath of the earthquake

Brussels : The European Commission (EC) has today approved financial support worth €16.6 million to assist Nepal after the devastating earthquake that hit the country just over a week ago. The assistance will be provided directly to the government of

ADB hosts Partnership Forum for Nepal, Mahat presents bleak economic picture

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) hosted a Partnership Forum for Nepal today during its 48th annual meeting to affirm international support for the country, following the devastating April 25 earthquake. At the meeting – jointly chaired by ADB president Takehiko

Upendra Mahato pledges Rs 150 million support to earthquake hit

Businessman Dr Upendra Mahato announced Rs 150 million assistance for the relief and rehabilitation for the victims of Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Rs 30 million will be spent on relief and the remaining Rs 120 million will be spent for rehabilitation

UN, EU call on international community to strengthen support for Nepal

The United Nations under-secretary-general for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos and the European Union’s commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides appealed to the international community today to continue its support to the millions of

Earthquake strikes Nepal, hundreds dead, history crumbled

A powerful earthquake struck at 11.56 am today suspected to be killing hundreds and injuring thousands across the country. The quake epicentered at some 80-km northwest of Kathmandu had a depth of only 11-km, which is considered shallow in geological

Direct bus service from Karnali to Kathmandu marks Loktantra Day

The remote Karnali region is coming closer to the capital, as it is connected with a direct bus service from Jumla – a far western district – with Kathmandu. Karnali Transport Service started the direct bus service from today from

New law aims to curb low bidding

The government brought Public Procurement Act Amendment through Ordinance. The Public Procurement Act Amendment Ordinance 2015 – one of the three dozen Acts aimed at accelerating the development process – is expected to curb low bidding and timely and cost

One third of development expenses lost due to lack of resilience

One third of the development expenses is lost due to lack of resilience, according to a report. One dollar out of every three dollar in development funding is lost as a result of recurrent crises, according to the World bank

Government extends deadline for implementation of standards on crusher industries

The government today extended the deadline for implementation of new standards to regulate crusher industries till mid January 2015 bowing down to the pressure from crusher entrepreneurs. Economic and Infrastructure Committee – chaired by Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat –

Finance Minister asks donors to fund infrastructure projects

Donor agencies should concentrate on infrastructure projects, instead of scattering funds for various social and political causes, in Nepal, according to the finance minister. They can help Nepalis upgrade their lifestyle by investing on infrastructures like roads and irrigation canals