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Five Koreans among nine killed in Himalayas in Nepal Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepali guides have been killed after their basecamp in the Himalayas was ravaged by a storm, local police and hiking officials said on Sunday. The disaster, which claimed the life of record-breaking Korean climber Kim..

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Nepal is ‘Peace Champion’ Friday, October 12th, 2018

Narayan Neupane, KATHMANDU: In its contribution of 60 years to global peacekeeping mission, the Nepal Army (NA) has bagged as many as 122,871 UN Medals. In course of 'Peace Mission' odyssey that began from Lebanon in 1978, the NA has also established its good image as 'Peace Champion' by winning..

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Khinumaya desperate to know the status of her missing husband Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

Kashiram Sharma, NEPALGANJ: Nineteen years have gone by since Khinumaya Pathak of Banke has been desperately waiting to know the status of her missing husband. Dhakaram Pathak was forced disappeared by State security forces on the charge of supporting the then Maoist insurgency in 2056 BS. At the..

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Explains: How new criminal laws threaten Nepal journalism Friday, September 21st, 2018

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA,KATHMANDU, (AP):  Journalists in Nepal are demanding changes to new criminal and civil codes they say undermine freedom of speech and expression. The laws that took effect last month are general codes of conduct that apply to all citizens of Nepal, but press freedom groups..

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Beldangi-1 Bhutanese Refugee Camp vacated Thursday, September 13th, 2018

DAMAK: Once a bustling place populated by the Bhutanese refugees, the Beldangi-1 Camp in Damak Municipality of Jhapa district now wears a deserted look, thanks to the Third Country Resettlement launched since 2007. According to Camp former secretary Sancha Hang Subba, a small number of Bhutanese..

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Parliamentary Committee endorses Mishra as new CJ Monday, September 10th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Parliamentary Hearing Committee has endorsed Om Prakash Mishra as the Chief Justice. A meeting of the Committee today unanimously endorsed the name of Mishra proposed as the new CJ. The Committee conducted hearings on complaints filed against Mishra before giving its approval to..

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Indian girl aged nine gang-raped and murdered Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

SRINAGAR, India, (AFP) - Indian police have arrested a woman and four others after her nine-year-old stepdaughter was allegedly gang-raped, murdered and mutilated, in the latest horrific crime to shock the country. The child's decomposed body was found on Tuesday hidden behind bushes about a..

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Growing fascination towards paragliding in Pokhara Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Prabhash Chandra Jha, Hari Bastola, POKHARA: Paragliding has been growing as an attraction among the youths in Pokhara lately. Youths here were further enthused by this sport after the Nepali team bagged silver medal in paragliding competition recently held 18th Asian Games in Indonesia. The..

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Rahul Gandhi Leaves Nepal Enroute Kailash Mansarovar Saturday, September 1st, 2018

KATHMANDU: Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet, on Saturday flew to Lhasa. Gandhi left on a flight from Tribhuvan International Airport at around 1:00 pm, Nepalese media reported. He had arrived here on Friday. Details of his visit have been kept under..

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Nepal: Uphold International Standards in Transitional Justice Thursday, August 30th, 2018

NEW YORK, (HRW): Nepal should strengthen amendments to the Enforced Disappearances Enquiry, Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act to comply with international standards, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the attorney general. Human Rights Watch noted that universal jurisdiction laws could..

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One dead in Nepal protest over rape, murder of teen

KATHMANDU: One person was killed and dozens injured in Nepal when police opened fire on protesters demanding action over the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, officials said Saturday (Aug 25). Angry crowds took to the streets in the country's remote west on Friday accusing police of..

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The Tyranny of Fashion: Shredding Banksy Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The modern art world is filled with pranks and pranksters, the clowns who have decided that play counts for art. Brattish artists foist a range of projects and..