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Tibetans Repressed in Nepal, Rights Group Finds Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

By EDWARD WONG and BHADRA SHARMA, BEIJING (NY Times): Under enormous pressure from China, the Nepalese government restricts the political freedoms of Tibetan refugees living in Nepal, subjects them to abuse and harassment by the security forces, and spies on them for Chinese officials, according to..

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President Yadav observed Ghode Jatra Sunday, March 30th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Nepal Army (NA) marked the Ghode Jatra, the Festival of Horses, today organising a special function at the NA Pavilion. President Ram Baran Yadav, Vice President Paramananda Jha, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Speaker Subas Chandra Nembang, Acting Chief Justice Damodar Prasad Sharma,..

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Foreigners ‘may not’ climb Everest alone Friday, March 28th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal is considering banning foreign climbers from scaling Mount Everest alone in a bid to reduce accidents on the world’s highest peak, an industry official said Thursday. Solo climbers would be forced to take a local guide up the mountain amid concerns of safety, overcrowding..

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‘Nepal plans free SIM cards to aid stranded hikers’

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal intends to distribute free mobile SIM cards to trekkers travelling alone to remote corners of the country, to address safety concerns and aid any rescue efforts, an official said Thursday. Tens of thousands of independent trekkers arrive in the Himalayan nation every year,..

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Nepal to Ease Traffic on Mount Everest Monday, March 24th, 2014

KATHAMDU (AP): Nepalese officials say the government plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather. Tourism ministry official Mohan Krishna Sapkota said..

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Nepal keenly watching Indian polls Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

By Anil Giri, KATHMANDU (IANS): Nepal is keenly following the upcoming general elections in India as any crucial economic or political changes that take place in the giant neighbour will directly impact on the Himalayan nation's politics, economy and common people. Nepal shares a 1,850-km open..

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Good News for Animals in Nepal: A Full Year Without Poaching Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

By Laurel Neme (National Geographic): It's the second year of such success in Nepal. In 2011 the country also had none, and in 2012 it lost just one rhino to poaching. This achievement is particularly notable in the face of increased poaching elsewhere. Since February 28, according to press..

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Dalai Lama meets the delegation of the EESC Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Dharamsala: The President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Henri Malosse, met with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala (India) earlier today. He was accompanied by a delegation of EESC Members, whose official visit included attendance of the 55th anniversary ceremonies of the Tibetan..

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Nepal mulls leasing Himalayan peaks

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal is considering a plan to lease Himalayan peaks to private tourism companies, an official said Tuesday, in a bid to ease traffic on Mount Everest and help jumpstart the economy. The proposal would involve hiring out some of the 326 Himalayan peaks that are currently open,..

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Nepal’s new government vows to investigate civil war abuses Friday, March 7th, 2014

KATHMANDU (Reuters): Nepal's new government pledged on Friday to investigate crimes such as rapes, killings and disappearances during a decade-long civil war, but stopped short of assurances that perpetrators would be brought to justice. Wedged between Asian giants China and India, the Himalayan..

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Dilsobha accused of molesting children, refutes reports Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Famous social worker Dil Sobha Shrestha famed for her services to less fortunate lot—elderly and children, was involved in child sex molestation under the guise of providing them sanctuary, Kathamndu police officials said Wednesday. The founder of Aamaghar , who had been housing..

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Nepal Tightens Security On Mount Everest Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Kharunya Paramaguru, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Nepal announced Friday it would deploy a team of security officials at Everest base camp in a bid to improve security for climbers on the world’s tallest mountain. “We will open an office at the base camp with a team of government officials,..

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Sherpa new head of Nepal mountaineering association

KATHMANDU: Ang Tsering Sherpa has been elected the new President of Nepal Mountaineering Association, the umbrella organization of mountain tourism entrepreneurs. Sherpa won 473 votes in the election held for the post at its annual general meeting here on Friday. His nearest rival was Nima Norbu..

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Nepal to tighten Everest security after brawl Friday, February 21st, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal will overhaul security on Mount Everest, a tourism official said on Friday, a year after a brawl between European mountaineers and local guides made global headlines. Soldiers and police will be stationed at Everest base camp so climbers can approach officers "if there..

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First Look at Jason Clarke in ‘Everest’ in Nepal Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

by Dave McNary: Director Baltasar Kormakur has started shooting “Everest” in the Nepalese foothills of the world’s highest mountain for Universal Pictures, Walden Media and Cross Creek Pictures. The action-adventure drama will recap the 1996 multi-expedition assault on Everest that left..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..