A five-party alliance led by the Nepali Congress, which has been in power since July last year, fell two seats short for the 138 required for a majority.
Political instability has left Nepal with 13 different governments in the past 16 years and the frequent changes and squabbles among parties have been blamed for a slow economy.
Local media show visuals of mud and brick houses destroyed by the quake and rescuers digging through the rubble to look for survivors.
Nelson slipped and went missing while skiing down the world's eighth-highest mountain, after a successful summit with her partner Jim Morrison on Monday.
Monsoon rains, which have caused widespread devastation in Pakistan, continue to batter countries in the region.
At least 22 people were killed and 10 other injured Achham district and neighbouring Kailali district following the country's latest landlside.
What does it mean for China that Nepal has now awarded two joint storage projects totalling 1200MW to India?
Sanu Sherpa, who began working in mountaineering as a porter, becomes the first person to scale the world's 14 highest mountains twice.
"The largest global store of frozen water after the polar regions” serves water to nearly two billion people, yet changes in climate mean it too has been affected, as are the countries that are dependent on it.
There were a total of 22 people - 16 Nepalis, four Indians and two Germans – on the twin-prop aircraft which crashed on Sunday morning.
Nepal's army locates the crash site of Tara Air plane that went missing, officials say, but gave no details on its passengers.
Poor weather hampers a search operation for at least 22 people who are missing after a domestic flight bound for Jomsom from Pokhara lost contact soon after takeoff.
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