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His Holiness Arrives in Hawaii to Begin United States Visit Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Honolulu, Hawaii, 14 April 2012 (by Ben Gutierrez, HawaiiNewsNow) - Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, arrived on Oahu Friday and quickly charmed a group of students who greeted him with music and hula. (video of arrival at http://youtu.be/gHND6kxtsxQ) The Dalai Lama was..

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Activist offers insight into efforts to fight human trafficking Friday, April 13th, 2012

CEDAR CITY (Thespectrum): As part of a two-day conference on human trafficking at Southern Utah University, Anuradha Koirala spoke during a special convocation Thursday about her efforts to save women and children from traffickers and put an end to the practice altogether. Koirala was named the..

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India welcomes Nepal’s Maoist integration pact Thursday, April 12th, 2012

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India Thursday welcomed the recent pact under which former Maoist rebels handed over control of their fighters and weapons to the Nepal Army and hoped that "the Nepali-led and Nepali-driven political processes would be taken to their logical end within the..

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U.S. climbers aim to replicate tough 1963 Everest climb

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A flood of U.S. climbers is taking aim at Mount Everest this year as the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. conquest of the famous peak nears, with one team set to try and replicate the historic ascent along a difficult and rarely used route. Five U.S...

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Nepal army ‘completes’ peace process with Maoists

BBC News: Nepalese soldiers have moved into camps where thousands of former Maoist rebels have lived for more than five years. The former rebels have now come under control of the army in what is seen as a key step to securing peace six years after the end of Nepal's civil war. About 9,000..

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Revered Nepal temple in financial transparency move Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

By Joanna Jolly, BBC News: One of the most revered Hindu sites in South Asia, Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, has started paying its priests fixed salaries. The move is part of an effort to make its finances more transparent and part of an ongoing push to modernise the ancient temple. The..

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Maoist cantonments, arms come under Nepal Army control

Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times: In a major step in the ongoing peace process in Nepal, the cantonments and arms of former Maoist combatants came under control of Nepal Army from Tuesday. A decision in this regard was taken at a meeting of the Special Committee for supervision, integration and..

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Ballymoney family preparing for new life in Nepal

(Money Times):  A BALLYMONEY family is preparing to set off for an exciting new life in the foothills of the Himalayas. Andy Bleakley (33) and his South-African born wife Laura (31), along with their two young children Asher and Hadassash, will leave their Millbrooke Park home and head off to..

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Nepal Pashupatinath temple reveals its accounts Monday, April 9th, 2012

Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times: Unveiling a centuries-old shroud of secrecy, authorities at Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal’s most revered Hindu shrine, have started revealing its income from donations. Details of donations made by devotees had remained a mystery to outsiders and used to be shared..

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Nepal parties fail to evolve consensus Sunday, April 8th, 2012

(Daily Pioneer): Top Nepalese political parties on Sunday failed to evolve a consensus on the stalled peace process, including the key issue of integration of former Maoist combatants into the army, as leaders struggle against a May 27 deadline to complete the Constitution drafting process. The..

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German dreamer brings olive oil farming to Nepal

CHITLANG VALLEY, NEPAL(AFP): When Nepal’s first olive farm opened to produce extra-virgin oil from trees planted on the slopes of the Himalayas, the sceptics said it couldn’t be done. But 17 years later Himalaya Plantations — the country’s only producer — expects to turn its first..

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Tibetan Refugees’ Problems Will Be Solved: Senior US Official Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Dharamshala: - To solve the long-term problems being faced and currently facing by Tibetan refugees in Nepal, the United States has urged Nepal government to ensure that Tibetans refugees taking shelter in the Himalayan nation are dealt as per the international refugee laws, according to media..

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CII offers to push Nepal’s economic development

New Delhi (PTI): Leading business lobby Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has offered all help for Nepal's economic development.The offer was conveyed by CII president B. Muthuraman, who led a CEOs mission to Nepal April 5-7 for the 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM) with the Federation of..

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Nepal: A U.S. Appeal for Tibetan Exiles Friday, April 6th, 2012

KATHMANDU, AP: Wendy R. Sherman, an American under secretary of state, met with Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai on Thursday to express concern over Nepal’s treatment of Tibetan refugees and the refugees’ demands for documents that would entitle them to rights. Many of the thousands of Tibetan..

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16 children rescued; five agents arrested

The Hindu: Sixteen children, who were being trafficked to Ludhiana in Punjab, were rescued and five agents arrested at Old Delhi railway station in a joint operation on Thursday. The victims had been brought from Bihar, West Bengal and Nepal. The operation was carried out by non-government..

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Army chief General VK Singh meets Nepal president in Kathmandu Thursday, April 5th, 2012

KATHMANDU (PTI): Army chief General V K Singh on Thursday met Nepal president Ram Baran Yadav and wished peace and prosperity for his country. Singh, who is in Nepal to attend the three-day regional seminar on Natural Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance, called on President Yadav at..

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US official talks to Nepal about Tibetan refugees

KATMANDU (AP): A senior U.S. official met with Nepal's prime minister Thursday to express concerns about the situation of Tibetan refugees in the Himalayan country bordering China. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman said she talked with Prime Minister Baburam..

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Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has resigned after 37 years in power. He resigned in a letter sent to parliament as it began impeachment proceedings. His ally turned..