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Nepal terai shows keen interest in Indian polls Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Shyam Kishore Singh, Sitamarhi (TNN): The Lok Sabha polls have become a major topic of discussion in Nepal's terai where a majority of the people speak Maithili, Bhojpuri, Avadhi and Hindi. They are keenly watching the fight between Modi, Rahul and Kejriwal. The Nepal districts of Rauthat,..

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Upset with dowry, Nepal man ‘sets pregnant wife on fire’ Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepalese authorities are searching for a man who allegedly set his pregnant wife on fire due an apparent dispute over her dowry, a police officer said Tuesday. Police accuse Farid Sheikh and his parents of dousing kerosene over the 25-year-old woman, who was seven months..

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Nepal cracks down on recruiters of migrant workers Sunday, May 4th, 2014

KATHMANDU: The Nepalese government has launched a crackdown on rogue recruitment agencies in an effort to stamp out the exploitation of its vast migrant workforce. According to the Department of Foreign Employment, more than 200 agencies have been punished since mid-February, with suspensions..

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Women reach the top in Nepal’s trekking industry Friday, May 2nd, 2014

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, POKHARA, Nepal (AP): When Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri tried to break into Nepal's male-dominated trekking industry 20 years ago, competitors tried to run them out of business. They say men threatened them, harassed them — even filed bogus police reports against..

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Government Dismisses Reports of Abuse of Tibetans

New York: The Nepali government’s denial of mistreatment of Tibetans in Nepal is not supported by facts, Human Rights Watch said in a letter today. Nepal issued an April 3, 2014 statement denouncing Human Rights Watch’s April 1, 2014 report, but fails to establish any errors or engage with the..

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Nepal’s crackdown on migrant worker exploitation Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Pete Pattisson, KATHMANDU: The Nepalese government has launched a crackdown on rogue recruitment agencies in an effort to stamp out the exploitation of its vast migrant workforce. According to the department of foreign employment, more than 200 agencies have been punished since mid-February,..

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China and Nepal agree to cooperate on mountain science Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Kieran Dodds, KATHMANDU: China has agreed to share scientific knowledge with Nepal on the effects of climate and environmental changes on the Tibetan plateau in order to spur sustainable development. The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) signed memorandums of understanding earlier this month (7..

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NA peacekeepers win hearts in foreign land

KATHMANDU: "Peace keeping is not soldier's job, but only the soldiers can do it." This adage which encourages the peace keepers of various countries deputed in peace keeping at the call of the United Nations in various conflict hit areas of the world carries a deep meaning in it. In fact, an army..

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China made MA60 conducts successful test flight in Nepal Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

KATHMANDU (Xinhua): China-made air carrier, 58- seater Modern Ark 60 (MA60) that landed in Nepal on Sunday has successfully conducted its first test flight from Kathmandu airport to Bhairawaha on Tuesday, officials said. Nepal's Aviation Minister Bhim Acharya, Aviation Secretary Sushil Ghimire,..

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Nepal rural field workers uncertain under climate change Monday, April 28th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Life is a daily challenge for the families of this village of terraced maize fields and tin-roofed homes tucked in the steep green foothills of Nepal’s Himalayas. Monkeys living in the forests around Majhthana carry away many of the vegetables the community grows, and the men who once..

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Nepal Receives First China-made Aircraft

KATHMANDU: The long wait of Nepal government to receive the first China-made air carrier has finally been over Sunday afternoon with the landing of a 58-seater Modern Ark 60 (MA60) at the country's only international airport. The aircraft that took off from China's Kunming finally arrived to the..

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Everest tragedy exposes big business behind noble pursuit Sunday, April 27th, 2014

By John Chalmers and Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Blogging from Everest base camp after 16 sherpas were killed by an avalanche, American climber Ed Marzec lamented: "I am shamed by our greed and embarrassed by our lack of compassion." Expressions of sympathy and regret were not enough,..

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Nepal passes bill offering amnesty for war crimes Saturday, April 26th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Former Maoist rebels and security forces who committed torture, killings and other crimes during Nepal's decade-long civil war could be granted amnesty under new legislation approved by parliament, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Lawmakers passed a bill in parliament late on Friday..

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Landslide blocks Nepali tunnel, 16 trapped Friday, April 25th, 2014

KATHMANDU (Reuters): Sixteen workers including a Chinese national have been trapped by a landslide inside the tunnel of a hydroelectric power project in Nepal, a project official said on Friday. The men were working at the Upper Madi Hydroelectric Project in Kaski district, 125 km (80 miles)..

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More teams withdraw, Nepal’s Everest season in jeopardy Thursday, April 24th, 2014

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Several foreign climbing expeditions have called off attempts to scale Everest following an avalanche that killed at least 13 local guides, meaning Nepal faces an entire season without a single ascent of the mountain for the first time in decades. The toll..

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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

NEW DELHI (AP): Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest. Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed down onto a..

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Most Sherpas Decide to Leave Everest for Season Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU (AP): Most Sherpas mountain guides have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the lives lost last week in Everest's deadliest disaster. Earlier Tuesday,..

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Nepali sherpa families cremate Everest victims, anger grows Monday, April 21st, 2014

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (Reuters): Nepali families cremated eight Mount Everest sherpas on Monday as anger grew over how much compensation should be paid to victims of the single deadliest avalanche on the world's highest mountain. The eight bodies, out of a total of 13 recovered at the..

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