Nepal war children head from poverty to university Thursday, April 19th, 2012

By Frankie Taggart | AFP –The gates of one of Nepal's top private schools swing open and 20 children who hope to be the doctors, lawyers and scientists of tomorrow spill out into a smart Kathmandu suburb. But while their classmates come from the country's wealthiest elite, these children were..

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Nepal cops give list of criminals to Araria SP

Bhuvaneshwar Prasad, ARARIA (TNN):  Zakir Miyan of Araria and former chairman of Jogbani panchayat parishad Bhola Shanker Tiwari figure prominently in the list of 35 "most wanted" criminals handed over to the Araria police by Morang (Nepal) district police chief at the district level co-ordination..

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Women trekking guides take the lead in Nepal

Gulf Times: When Saraswati Biswakarma first started working as a trekking guide a decade ago, she was greeted by jeers from male porters and trekking guides. ''You’ve snatched our job’, they would shout when I walked up the mountains with over 10kg on my back,” said the..

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Faith motivates tongue piercing in Nepal village

By Gopal Sharma, BODE, Nepal (Reuters): Pressing his palms together, Jujubhai Basan Shrestha raises his hands, acknowledging greetings from the cheering crowd of devotees and onlookers. Sporting a white turban, the 31-year-old sits on a chair as a man inserts a 13 inch (33 cm) metal skewer..

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NEPAL: Treatment illiteracy puts HIV benchmarks in peril

KATHMANDU, (PlusNews): Poor understanding of antiretroviral therapy (ART) amongst health officials, clinicians and patients in Nepal could undermine gains in the country’s HIV/AIDS prevention efforts and threaten future progress in lowering the number of new infections. “Treatment illiteracy..

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B’desh, Nepal new terror routes: P Chidambaram

(Daily Pioneer): Painting an alarming picture on new security challenges facing the nation, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday raised concern over the situation along the International Border and the LoC in the West and said infiltrators were using new routes via Nepal and..

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Open Indo-Nepal border cause of concern: Akhilesh Yadav

NEW DELHI (PTI): Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said the open Indo-Nepal border is emerging as a possible ingress point for anti-national elements because of strict vigil on the country's borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh. Speaking at the internal security conference of..

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UN chief hails progress in Nepal’s peace process Sunday, April 15th, 2012

KATHMANDU,(Xinhua): The United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-Moon on Sunday welcomed the agreement to kick-start the integration of former Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) combatants in the Nepal Army. Spokesperson to the UN Secretary General issued a press statement Sunday..

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Army ranks beckon Nepal’s former Maoists

Utpal Parashar, KATHMANDU (HT): Till a few years back they were fighting the country’s army. Now they will be joining it. Some will even become officers and command troops once their enemies. Nepal’s peace process is taking crucial strides. With cabinet approval on Sunday, former Maoist rebels..

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His Holiness Arrives in Hawaii to Begin United States Visit Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Honolulu, Hawaii, 14 April 2012 (by Ben Gutierrez, HawaiiNewsNow) - Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, arrived on Oahu Friday and quickly charmed a group of students who greeted him with music and hula. (video of arrival at The Dalai Lama was..

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Activist offers insight into efforts to fight human trafficking Friday, April 13th, 2012

CEDAR CITY (Thespectrum): As part of a two-day conference on human trafficking at Southern Utah University, Anuradha Koirala spoke during a special convocation Thursday about her efforts to save women and children from traffickers and put an end to the practice altogether. Koirala was named the..

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India welcomes Nepal’s Maoist integration pact Thursday, April 12th, 2012

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India Thursday welcomed the recent pact under which former Maoist rebels handed over control of their fighters and weapons to the Nepal Army and hoped that "the Nepali-led and Nepali-driven political processes would be taken to their logical end within the..

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U.S. climbers aim to replicate tough 1963 Everest climb

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A flood of U.S. climbers is taking aim at Mount Everest this year as the 50th anniversary of the first U.S. conquest of the famous peak nears, with one team set to try and replicate the historic ascent along a difficult and rarely used route. Five U.S...

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