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Nepal quake significantly upped poverty, finds study Saturday, May 7th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Three districts – Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok and Sindhuli – hit by the devastating earthquake last year have witnessed a significant increase in poverty as a result of the disaster, a study carried out by the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) said. The quake that killed nearly 9000 people,..

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Nepal to mobilise over 1,300 engineers to rebuild houses Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nepal is set to mobilise over 1,300 engineers this week as part of the post-quake reconstruction campaign, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Wednesday. "We are entering into reconstruction but the nation cannot be rebuilt until people and leaders are fully determined. I am hopeful..

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Nepal’s quake-hit Tibetan nuns rebuild homes – and faith Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

BY JANE QUI, CHAKHAM, (REUTERS): It is the first time Nawang Tsultrim has harbored any sense of hope in a year. "They will begin to build my house tomorrow," she says cheerfully, picking through a pile of rubble that was once her home: a modest one-room building in the Bakhang Buddhist Nunnery in..

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Local teen spearheading relief effort in Nepal Friday, January 29th, 2016

By BETH DE BONA, HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP): As Kristian Gaylord's gap year continues to unfold in unforeseen ways, his sense of mission is increasing. The 18-year-old Hendersonville native has taken up a personal drive to aid Nepalese villagers left homeless by a devastating earthquake in April...

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Madhesi agitation turns violent in Nepal Friday, November 20th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Violence returned to Nepal on Friday following the failure of talks between the Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of four political parties of Nepal, and the government on the issue of amending the country's new constitution promulgated barely two months ago. Madhesi Morcha cadres on Friday..

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Gai Puja, Goru Puja, Mha Puja and Nepal Sambat today  Thursday, November 12th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Gai Puja or worship of cow, Goru Puja or ox worship and Mha Puja or worship of the self is being observed throughout the country today, the fourth day of the five-day-long Tihar festival celebrated by the Hindu people in the country. The Gai Puja and Govardhan Puja rituals are observed..

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Laxmi Puja being observed throughout the country today Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

KATHMANDU: On the third day of the Yamapanchak, Laxmi Puja or worship to the Goddess of wealth is being celebrated with jubilation and various religious rituals throughout the country in the evening in accordance with time honoured tradition. Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is being worshipped in..

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The second biggest festival of Nepalese Tihar begins today Monday, November 9th, 2015

KATHMANDU: The second biggest festival of Nepalese, especially the Hindus, The five-day Yama Panchak Tihar begins Today. Tihar , also known as the festival of lights or Deepawali, is celebrated from Trayodashi of Krishna Paksha (13th day of waning moon in the month of Kartik) to Kartik Shukla..

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UN Warns of a Humanitarian Crisis for Children of Nepal Sunday, November 8th, 2015

KATHMANDU: The UN has warned that Nepal's children, already hit by the devastating earthquakes, are facing a new humanitarian crisis as the country reels under political strife and blockade in the Terai region bordering India, severely impacting their health. United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)..

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Janai Purnima being observed across the country Saturday, August 29th, 2015

KATHMANDU:The Nepalese across the country are celebrating Janai Purnima (Rakhsya Bandhan) today. Today the Hindus- mostly the Brahimins and Chhetris male, take bath in holy rivers and ponds and change their janai (sacred thread) which they wear across their bodies. This festival is considered..

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Nepal caste system leaves Dalits with secret suffering Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

By Deepak Adhikari, KATHMANDU: Kamala Rasaili, a reporter with Nepal’s state-run Radio Nepal, thought she had found the perfect room for her and her brother to rent in a residential area of the capital Kathmandu. It was not very far from her office in central Kathmandu and the landlady initially..

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Landslide near Nepal’s popular Annapurna trek route kills 30 Thursday, July 30th, 2015

BY GOPAL SHARMA, LUMLE, NEPAL, (Reuters): Landslides triggered by torrential rain in Nepal swept through villages on Thursday, killing at least 30 people close to the nation's most popular trekking circuit, home ministry officials said. The landslides struck the villages near the resort town of..

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Size Matters: The Demise of the A380 Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

The aircraft business has always been a dear affair. More than other forms of transport, it remains susceptible to oscillating costs (materials, fuel), ever at the mercy..