NIGERIA, June 26: Nigeria has overtaken India as the country with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty, with an estimated 87 million Nigerians, or around half of the country's population, thought to be living on less than $1.90 a day.

BARDIYA, Feb 13: With a budget of Rs 790 million, the construction of a 57-kilometer long stretch of the Postal Highway in the district has been expected to provide strong infrastructural backbone for the country. However, the construction has been marred with severe negligence on the part of the contractors of the project.

BEIRUT, Feb 6: U.N. representatives in Syria called on Tuesday for an immediate cessation of hostilities lasting at least month throughout Syria to allow aid deliveries and evacuations of the sick and wounded.

JAJARKOT, Jan 9: The dipping temperature compounded by the foggy weather has added to the woes of viral fever patients in Jajarkot. According to the health workers and doctors deployed in various parts of the district, providing service to the patients has really been a challenge due to the increasing cold.

LAMJUNG, Dec 26: There are around two dozen tin-roofed huts on the banks of Chepe River that divide Lamjung and Gorkha. These days, a large number of children and elderly people here are seen basking in sun out of the huts. In lack of warm clothes and shelter, they are found shivering in the cold.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Snowfall in the mountainous region since the last three days accompanied by rainfall in the lower areas has disrupted the normal life of people.

Extreme poverty worldwide falls

October 3, 2016 00:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: A new World Bank study on poverty and shared prosperity says that extreme poverty worldwide continues to fall despite the lethargic state of the global economy.