Nepal’s whitewater rapids threatened by hydropower Monday, April 2nd, 2012

KATHMANDU(AFP): The Bhote Koshi river rises in Tibet and cuts a mighty swathe through the Himalayas, carving out gorges as it tumbles into Nepal in a series of thundering rapids. Regarded as one of the best waterways in the world for whitewater rafting, the river attracts thrill-seekers of all..

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Nepal Parliament OKs China Dam Project

By KRISHNA POKHAREL(WSJ)NEW DELHI: A parliamentary committee in Nepal has given the go-ahead for China Three Gorges Corp.'s $1.6 billion hydroelectric-power project after the Chinese state-owned company threatened last month to pull the plug on its investment. Lawmakers had raised concerns that..

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Trip to Nepal an enjoyable experience for Newton woman Sunday, April 1st, 2012

NEWTON (HRT NEWS): Traveling abroad involves experiencing new things. For Colleen Burke, 20, of Newton, a trip to Nepal involved sampling a local treat — water buffalo milk. The 2010 Lincoln High School graduate ventured to the mountainous country of Nepal in southwest Asia for 2½ months..

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After Israel, Army Chief’s Nepal tour curtailed

New Delhi (PTI): Amid the controversy surrounding the Army Chief Gen VK Singh, the Defence Ministry has cut short duration of his stay and size of the delegation for a visit to Nepal scheduled this week. Gen Singh is scheduled to take part in a regional two-day disaster management and counter..

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Concerns over India rivers order Saturday, March 31st, 2012

By Navin Singh Khadka, BBC News: A supreme court order in India asking the government to link more than 30 rivers and divert waters to parched areas has sparked concerns in neighbouring countries. Bangladesh says it would be hardest hit because it is a downstream country to two major rivers..

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Nepal’s whitewater rapids threatened by hydro-power

Deepak Adhikari (AFP):  The Bhote Koshi river rises in Tibet and cuts a mighty swathe through the Himalayas, carving out gorges as it tumbles into Nepal in a series of thundering rapids. Thrill-seekers whitewater raft on the Bhote Koshi river in Sindhupalchowk district, some 70km east of..

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By Lamya Hussain: Villagers in Nepal are battling preconceived notions of their country by using creative models to attract tourists, this is quickly becoming a popular destination referred to as “the homestay village.” After a decade-long conflict that ended in 2006, local communities in..

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Nepal to host national LGBT games

Christopher Brocklebank,Pink News :This September, Nepal is set to host the country’s first – and indeed Asia’s first – national games for LGBT persons. Covering a two-week period, the games will showcase LGBT sportspersons competing in games and sports including volleyball, football,..

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Nepal SC denies more time for constitution Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Utpal Parashar, Hindustan Times: With less than two months remaining for lawmakers in Nepal to draft a new constitution, the country’s Supreme Court has refused to grant them more time to complete the task.On Wednesday, a single judge bench rejected petitions filed by Prime Minister Baburam..

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Nepal village adopts homey ways to boost to tourism Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

GOPAL SHARMA,GHALEGAUN, Nepal: Gam Bahadur Gurung sits cross-legged on the clean, hard-packed mud floor at the family kitchen sipping rice beer. His wife Tek Kumari, who sits across from him at the fireplace, prepares a meal of lentils, goat meat and rice as her husband offers vodka-like..

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Gorkha plan reverberates in India

By Neeta Lal, NEW DELHI:  Calls for the Nepalese Gorkha community in West Bengal, India, to be empowered with a political identity - either through a granting of statehood (Gorkhaland) or the right to vote - have intensified following talk in Nepal of ending the tradition of their community..

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Female pilots challenge aviation, social customs in Nepal Monday, March 26th, 2012

KATHMANDU, NEPAL (GPI):  “The sound of the Indian jet plane taking off enveloped me, and I felt the rattling vibrations creep up to my feet,” says Anusha Udas, 22. “As I watched the jet plane ascend in the clear, blue sky with a kind of speed that I had never witnessed before, I knew I was..

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Nepal, China to enhance trade relations, economic ties Sunday, March 25th, 2012

KATHMANDU,(IANS):  Nepal and China Sunday agreed to enhance trade relations and economic ties between them. "I am confident that our cooperation will move forward quickly with more exchanges," said Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Yang Houlan at the 12th annual general meeting (AGM) of the..

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‘India for removing trade barriers among SAFTA countries’ Saturday, March 24th, 2012

SME Times News Bureau: India has continuously been urging SAFTA member countries to further liberalise their trade and investment policies, said Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Jyotiraditya M. Scindia in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha Wednesday. "Other SAFTA member..

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Buddhist Figure from Nepal Sells for $2.49 Million Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

By Margherita Stancati (WSJ): A 13th-century bronze figure from Nepal sold for around $2.49 million at a Christie’s auction in New York on Tuesday — seven times more than its expected sale price. The Padmapani was part of a private collection that went under the hammer on Tuesday...

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