Nepal

Famed Swiss climber falls to death near Mount Everest

Ueli Steck fell 1,000 metres off a ridge during preparations to climb Mount Everest.

Famed Swiss climber falls to death near Mount Everest

Asia

Nepal restores cultural sites after earthquake

It has been two years since a powerful earthquake hit Nepal and killed more than 9,000 people. Local communities are now trying to restore the capital city's cultural heritage.

Opinion

Nepal's earthquake disaster: Two years and $4.1bn later

Despite the billions pledged, the majority of Nepalis affected by the earthquake still don't have proper housing.

Narayan Adhikari

by Narayan Adhikari

Narayan Adhikari

Opinion

The case against: Can journalists be activists?

The activist-journalist tries to influence debate, whereas a journalist helps to create an informed discussion.

Deepak Adhikari

by Deepak Adhikari

Deepak Adhikari

Asia

Nepal's village women tackle water crisis

In the mountain villages of Nepal, farming communities are facing acute water shortages. Natural springs and aquifers are drying up, but some women are building artificial ponds or 'recharge basins' to collect rainwater and refill local aquifers.

REWIND

Rewind: Daughters of the Brothel

Raised in a brothel, Naseema founded an NGO to fight for the rights of sex workers in a village in northeast India.

Asia

Bus falls 200m downhill in Nepal killing at least 24

Rescue teams search for surviving passengers of overcrowded bus that skid off mountain road in remote Jajarkot district.

Bus falls 200m downhill in Nepal killing dozens

Asia

Protesters shut much of south Nepal a day after clashes

At least three people killed when police opened fire at a get-out-the-vote rally before local elections set in May.

Protesters shut much of south Nepal a day after clashes

Asia

Pre-election rally turns deadly in Nepal's Rajbiraj

Police open fire after supporters and opponents of upcoming local election clash, leaving at least four people dead.

Rajbiraj pre-election rally turns deadly

Poverty & Development

Quake survivors spend second winter in temporary homes

Nearly two years on, the reconstruction of thousands of houses destroyed by the deadly quake remains stalled.

Quake survivors spend second winter in temporary homes

Asia

A Maoist newspaper editor fights for Dalit rights

The former Maoist fighter uses his local newspaper to confront issues left unresolved after the country's 10-year war.

A Maoist newspaper editor fights for Dalit rights

Politics

Opposition holds mass rally in the Nepalese capital

Nepal opposition leader vows not to pass constitutional amendment, as tens of thousands protest proposed change.

Nepalese opposition stages mass rally in Kathmandu

Nepal

Increasing number of deaths among Nepali workers

Despite the rising number of deaths caused mainly by heart attacks, an increasing number of Nepalese seek work overseas.

Increasing number of deaths among Nepali workers

Women's Rights

Nepali girl banished to 'menstrual hut' dies

A 15-year-old girl suffocated to death after she was made to sleep in a shed because she was menstruating.

Nepali girl dies due to banned menstruation practice

Opinion

Nepal: A costly constitution

Crucial issues ignored in the debate over the constitution will create faultlines in Nepali politics once it's passed.

Anurag Acharya

by Anurag Acharya

Anurag Acharya