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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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Nepal ranks low on press freedom

KATHMANDU: Nepal has been ranked at 120th position in the World Press Freedom Index-2014 released by the Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday, two places below what it was ranked a year earlier. Releasing the media report, the RSF mentioned in its statement that the Indian sub-continent..

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Gators aiding Nepal : By Ed Kellerman Sunday, February 9th, 2014

When I last wrote about Gator Aid to Nepal in 2008, Nepal was coming out of a 10-year-long Maoist insurgency. This Christmas, I met Radha Paudel, a Nepali nurse with a story to inspire us for the new year. On Nov. 11, 2002, after weeks of threatening calls and emails, hundreds of ghouls..

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Superstar Rajesh Hamal’s Secret Wedding at Singapore

KATHMANDU:The Superstar of Nepalese film industry Mr. Rajesh Hamal finally got married at the age of 45. But the surprising thing is no one was aware about this wedding. Even journalists are getting shocked after knowing about the superstar’s wedding. The ceremony takes place at Pan-Pacific..

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Intravenous Vitamin C May Boost Chemo’s Cancer-Fighting Power Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP): Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting that the GOP should wait until next year when the party might also control the Senate. House GOP leaders unveiled their broad immigration principles last week that gave..

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To AAP, with love, from Nepal’s Maoists

Prashant Jha, KATHMANDU: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) should tap into Maoist base to expand its own, is the success-mantra that Nepal’s former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai would like to give Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. “Maoists in India need to shed their sectarianism and realise..

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