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Resolve crisis through consensus: Nepal President

KATHMANDU (PTI): Amid continued political stalemate in Nepal, President Ram Baran Yadav has asked Maoist chief Prachanda to find a way out by forging a consensus among parties. Yadav said this when UCPN-Maoist chief Prachanda called on him and held discussion yesterday in an attempt to break the..

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On top of the world – a return to Nepal Thursday, October 25th, 2012

(NZ Herald): Next year marks the 60th anniversary of the day Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of the world. While most of us could never follow in such rarefied footsteps I found that it's still possible to make your own remarkable ascent while hiking in the Himalayas. I had been here in..

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Three foreigners die in Himalayas: Nepal police

KATHMANDU (AFP):  An Israeli and two Europeans died trekking in the Himalayas on Thursday, Nepal police said, adding to a spiralling toll in one of the worst recent years for the world's highest mountain range. The 25-year-old Israeli man fell from a bridge while in separate incidents a German..

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Israeli dies while trekking in Nepal

(Israel News): A 26-year-old resident of central Israel was killed while hiking in Nepal on Thursday morning. The young man fell off a wooden bridge into a river while trekking in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. His family was notified. Rabbi Chezky Lifshitz of the Kathmandu Chabad..

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Learn about Nepal’s food, culture Sunday afternoon Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

KEARNEY — The campus and the community will have an opportunity to experience the Nepalese culture during “A Cultural Rendezvous from Nepal” from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. The event, which is organized by the Nepalese Student Association at Kearney, will take..

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Dashami celebrated in Nepal and Bangladesh

KATHMANDU, DHAKA (PTI): Thousands of Hindu devotees poured on to the streets of Bangladesh on Wednesday joining processions of goddess Durga, to mark the culmination of four days of revelry and celebration on Vijay Dashmi. Wearing colourful attires, beating drums and chanting mantras, jubilant..

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Trafficking victims from Nepal rescued Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

(AFP): Two Nepalese men were rescued from prison-like conditions in Haiti after 11 months at the mercy of human traffickers who had promised them jobs in the United States, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said yesterday. The men, in their 30s, had been recruited in their native..

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Flying high with buccaneers Saturday, October 20th, 2012

Nikki Marshall, POKHARA: "Another company will be up soon; they'll take you down. Just wait here." Not exactly reassuring words to a first-time paraglider standing on a 1600-metre cliff above Pokhara, Nepal's second city.It's lucky I've been in Nepal for a week, so I'm getting used to how it works..

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Security agencies take guard as China invests in Nepal telecom Friday, October 19th, 2012

THOMAS K THOMAS, NEW DELHI: Chinese investments in Nepal’s telecommunications sector are worrying Indian agencies. Security agencies have asked Indian outfits to take counter measures. According to an internal Government note, Zhong Xing Telecommunication Equipment Company Ltd (ZTE) plans to..

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Government hobbles human rights commission Thursday, October 18th, 2012

KATHMANDU, (IRIN) - Mismanagement of Nepal’s National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) and its lack of independence, as well as frequent changes of government and an ongoing constitutional stalemate, have weakened the group’s ability to pursue war-era crimes, say officials and..

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Nepali carpet exports post positive growth Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Woollen carpet exports from Nepal grew by 21.98 percent year-on-year during Nepali fiscal 2011-12 that ended on July 15, 2012. Exports grew from 2010-11’s Np Rs. 4.92 billion to Rs. 6 billion in 2011-12, according to statistics released by the Trade and Export Promotion Centre. The US imported..

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Nepal culls chickens amid bird flu outbreak Monday, October 15th, 2012

KATHMANDU (AFP): Health workers in Nepal on Monday culled hundreds of chickens and destroyed eggs following an outbreak of bird flu in the capital Kathmandu, a government official said. Officials found the H5N1 strain of bird flu at a poultry farm on the outskirts of the city, where it was first..

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Nepal’s president pushes for elections

PRASHANT JHA, KATHMANDU: At a time when Nepal’s political class is divided about the future political roadmap, President Ram Baran Yadav has said that fresh elections are the ‘only way’ out, and asserted that the revival of the Constituent Assembly (CA) could not happen ‘under any..

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India grants Rs 2.75 crores to school in Nepal Saturday, October 13th, 2012

KATHMANDU (PTI): India has announced an assistance of Rs 2.75 crores for the construction of a school building in western Nepal. Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai laid the foundation stone of Amar Jyoti Janata Higher Secondary School in Gorkha district in the presence of Ambassador Jayant..

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The US military industrial complex reigns like a ravenous ruler in search of new funding prospects. It has done well this year, with the Trump administration pushing the..