Oxfam: Nepal humanitarian program moves close to complete standstill due to fuel crisis

As  Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the UK, Oxfam today warned that its humanitarian program in Nepal is just two weeks away from a complete standstill due to the fuel crisis that has severely affected the country. Fuel and essential supplies from India into Nepal have been restricted due...

Oxfam India says time to review policy on permission for working overseas

Even as India has swung into action for relief work in Nepal, following the recent earthquake in that country, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) say regulations are restricting them from carrying out relief operations abroad.Now, however, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has fast-...

International bodies intensify rescue operations

Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) International bodies, including the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Committee ofthe Red Cross,have intensified their work in the Himalayan nation that was convulsed by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake which killed more than 5,000 people.The WHO has...

Foreign countries, aid agencies race to reach Nepal quake victims

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International agencies and governments rushed on Sunday to send search and rescue teams, doctors and medicines to Nepal where an earthquake has killed more than 2,400 people and left tens of thousands without food, water or shelter.Teams from India,...

At least 1,340 dead following magnitude 7.9 earthquake in Nepal

The Nepalese government has declared a state of emergency in the affected areasA powerful earthquake centred in Nepal has killed at least 1,340 people across four countries, flattening houses and temples as well as triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest.The magnitude 7.9 quake was the strongest...

Massive earthquake hits Nepal, parts of India

A powerful earthquake has rocked Nepal. Over 950 people have died, with many more feared trapped under rubble. The death toll is expected to rise.This is one of the worst earthquake in Nepal since 1934. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced but access constraints have so far prevented an...