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Food affected villagers in India's Assam state.

Food affected villagers in India's Assam state.

Heavy rains, floods across South Asia

15/08/2017 14:49

Heavy monsoon rains in parts of Nepal, Bangladesh and India have killed more than 160 people.

 

Activists of Nepalese ethnic-based Madeshi political parties are detained by Nepalese police during a general strike in Kathmandu, 10 March 2017.

Activists of Nepalese ethnic-based Madeshi political parties are detained by Nepalese police during a general strike in Kathmandu, 10 March 2017.

Nepal PM reaches out to ethnic parties after they withdraw support ‎

18/03/2017 17:09

Nepal's ruling Maoists on 16 March offered to hold talks with minority Madhesi parties that withdrew support for the coalition because of long-standing differences over a new constitution.  

 

The Missionaries of Charity nuns serve at a home for the elderly and dying at the Pashupatinath Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Missionaries of Charity nuns serve at a home for the elderly and dying at the Pashupatinath Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Nepal celebrates Mother Teresa's canonization

24/10/2016 17:03

Both Catholics and non-Catholics from Nepal's Kathmandu Valley celebrated the canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata on Oct. 22. 

 

Archive photo of destroyed villages following an earthquake in Nepal in April 2015

Archive photo of destroyed villages following an earthquake in Nepal in April 2015

One year on from Nepal earthquake:

24/04/2016 14:05

On April 25th 2015 a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Nepal leaving devastation in its wake. Although little progress has been made in rebuilding the many homes destroyed as a result of the quake, aid agencies in the country are helping the population to rebuild their lives.

Nepalese lawmakers wave while Nepal's parliament passes a new national constitution in Kathmandu on September 16, 2015

Nepalese lawmakers wave while Nepal's parliament passes a new national constitution in Kathmandu on September 16, 2015

Blasts in Nepal churches after rejection of Hindu state proposal

17/09/2015 13:17

The constituent assembly drafting a new Constitution has rejected a proposal to declare the country a Hindu state, incurring the wrath of the pro- Hindu organizations in the former Hindu Kingdom

 

A butcher at a mass slaughter of buffaloes for the Gadhimai festival in the village of Bariyapur, Nepal, November 28, 2014

A butcher at a mass slaughter of buffaloes for the Gadhimai festival in the village of Bariyapur, Nepal, November 28, 2014

Nepal Hindu temple bans five-yearly mass animal sacrifice

29/07/2015 10:04

The ritual of slaughtering tens of thousands of animals at the Gadhimai temple had drawn international condemnation from animal rights groups in recent years