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Planting hope

A woman plants corn seeds she picked up from under the debris left by last month's earthquake at lanagol, Kirtipur. (Pratik Rayamajhi) ...


Quake-displaced locals near the Arkhet bazaar in Thumi VDC of Gorkha wait for relief at a destroyed house. (Narahari Sapkota) ...

Smile against all odds

An elderly man heading for his village with relief materials distributed by an aid organization in Dolakha. (Dipesh Shrestha) ...

Superstar speaks

Actor Rajesh Hamal briefs media after a meeting of personalities from different sectors with the Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on relief and disaster management ...




Off the blocks

NPC reconstruction plan The preliminary draft of the four-stage rehabilitation and reconstruction plan of National Planning Commission (NPC) covers pretty much all bases. The four stages are: immediate rescue and relief efforts; preliminary rehabilitation (short-term rehabilitation of earthquake victims who have lost their homes); rehabilitation of infrastructure (repair of damaged drinking water and health infrastructure, for instance); and fourth, long-term rehabilitation and reconstruction. In the first phase, the plan envisions continued mobilization of security forces for relief distribution, including food and medicines, and providing some...


Lawmakers: Relief yet to reach quake-affected villages

Lawmakers: Relief yet to reach quake-affected villages

KATHMANDU, May 23: Various lawmakers who visited the earthquake-ravaged districts have concluded that the authorities tasked with distributing relief materials have failed to deliver it to the victims.Submitting their report to the National Special Committee for Disaster Management, Monitoring and...



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Leadership questioned

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Road to recovery

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Desperate times

After the deadly and much-fabled earthquake...


CSK beat RCB by three wickets to reach final

CSK beat RCB by three wickets to reach final

RANCHI, May 23: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) reached the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the sixth time as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by three wickets in the qualifier 2 of the Twenty20 tournament at the...

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Into the open

Into the open

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My voice: Mega quake, Mhairi and the message

My voice: Mega quake, Mhairi and the message

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