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1m Nepali kids may not return to school: Unicef

May 9, 2015-<p>At least 950,000 children in Nepal will not be able to return to school, unless urgent action is taken to provide temporary learning …

UNICEF

Nepal’s achievement in edu sector ‘impressive’

Apr 10, 2015-<p>Nepal has made an impressive achievement in the education sector by attaining universal pre-primary and primary enrolment rate despite …

China boosts Nepal ties with $128 million grant

Xi Jinping<p>China has moved to broaden its already significant economic presence in Nepal by signing on Tuesday its biggest ever grant assistance to …

Nepal provides more doctors and rescue equipment at Everest base camp

Nepal is to increase the number of medical staff at the Everest base camp and improve provision for rescues on the mountain in an effort to cut casualties among climbers and support staff.<p>The move comes as climbers start arriving for the busiest season on the world’s highest peak.<p>Nepal and the …

Mountaineering

Google launches virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region

KATHMANDU: Google launched a virtual tour of Nepal’s Everest region on Thursday, allowing armchair tourists a rare glimpse of life in one of the …

Preserving Nepal’s soul

For many of Nepal’s development partners, the priority is poverty-reduction, health and education. But as Nepal makes progress in literacy and …

Nepal army officer to be tried for torture in London | Reuters

LONDON/KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali army colonel is to go on trial at London’s Old Bailey on Tuesday on charges of torture during a 10-year civil war, in a case the government of the Himalayan state has sought in vain to keep out of the courts.<p>Kumar Lama has been charged by British prosecutors …

Human Rights

Nepal itself should find solution: AAP spokesman

Feb 22, 2015-<p>The Central spokesperson of India’s Aam Admi Party (AAP), Ashutosh, has requested the Nepali political leaders to forge consensus on the …

‘Nepal concerned about spread of fundamentalism’

Feb 21, 2015-<p>Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that Nepal is deeply concerned about the spread of militant extremism and religious …

Constituent Assembly

Living goddesses: Isabella Tree on the young Nepali girls believed to embody a deity

Travel writer Isabella Tree talks to Mick Brown about her book on Nepal's Kumaris, The Living Goddess - and how it connects to the revolutionary farming techniques she and her husband are using at his ancestral home, Knepp Castle<p>In 1983 Isabella Tree and three friends, including her future husband, …

Aid money for development projects in Nepal linked to child labour

Children as young as eight are working 15-hour days making bricks that have been used in major international development projects in Nepal, including a World Food Programme (WFP) project funded with $3.2m (£2m) of UK aid money.<p>A Guardian investigation has revealed that “blood bricks”, tainted by …

Human Rights

Nepal faces milk deficit of 400,000 litres a day: NDA

Feb 7, 2015-<p>Nepal faces milk deficit of 400,000 litres a day, thanks to low domestic production, according to Nepal Dairy Association (NDA).<p>To …

Forestry

The high-wire bridges of Nepal

<b>The idea of inching along wires high above broad ravines in the mountains of Nepal seems like the stuff of adventure tourism. But for Nepalese villagers, the experience has long ceased to be a novelty.</b><p>Many villagers have to endure a perilous journey along the high wires just to get their produce to …

Bridges

Nepal govt. urges Opposition to give up protests

The Nepali Congress and CPN-UML on Friday said that they were ready to accommodate the demands of the Opposition parties if they withdrew their …

Nepal says ‘no’ to Malaysia’s biometric health tests

Biometric health testing for foreign workers outsourced to Bestinet.<p>KATHMANDU: Nepal’s parliament has told its government not to implement the …

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Nepal's fleeting moment of optimism | India

After years of trying, Nepal's Constituent Assembly was supposed to complete a new constitution this week. So the spectacle of elected members hurling chairs across the chamber was dismaying - indeed embarrassing - to many people who watched the TV news.<p>However, this exhibition is the least of what …

Political Science

Indonesia, Nepal likely to boycott M’sia over visa hikes

Recruitment groups there say the steep hike in visa charges no longer make it possible for them to send workers to Malaysia.<p>PETALING JAYA: Malaysia …

Nepal's child grooms suffer in physical, emotional ways

The groom remembers his wedding day only in snapshots, like a dream that comes back in fragments.<p>A band played Hindi songs. He rode in a rented van, his family dancing alongside. Guests dined on rice, dal and potato fritters known as pakoras, a food for special occasions.<p>It looked, he was told, …

Weddings

The deadlock in Nepal

The political turmoil in Nepal continues as the prospects of reaching a consensus over a new draft Constitution still appears bleak. The Constituent …

Nepalese pretend to bust furniture in #SmashChairChallenge protest

<b>Imitation is not always the sincerest form of flattery, especially if you happen to be a lawmaker in Nepal.</b><p>Hundreds in the country have posted pictures with hashtags #smashchairchallenge and the slightly misspelled #smashchairchallange, pretending to raise a chair as though to smash it into the …

Social Media

Annapurna Base Camp, Himalaya, Nepal - November 2014 : Trip Reports

Trip Reports: Annapurna Base Camp, Himalaya, Nepal - November 2014<p>In November after our 20-day trek in the Khumbu/Everest region, we headed to the …

Nepal's 'poor woman's problem': how obstetric fistula blights lives

Anita Rai does not look like a woman who has just been successfully cured of her fistula – one of the most debilitating, but least known, health issues affecting women in Nepal. Her face wears an expression of exhaustion and resignation. In a small hotel room in the eastern city of Dharan, she sits …

Pregnancy

बिरामीका लागि निःशुल्क यातायात सेवा

१३ माघ, लम्बिनी । सिद्धार्थनगर सिटी हस्पिटल प्रालि भैरहवाले बिरामीको सुविधालाई ध्यानमा राखेर निःशुल्क यातायात सेवा सुरु गरेको छ ।<p>हस्पिटलले पहिलोपटक …

Kenya condemn Nepal to fourth

Jan 25, 2015-<p>Already deprived of Division 1 promotion, Nepal threw away an opportunity to salvage some pride losing to Kenya by 15 runs in the …

Nepal

Pictures of the Week 1.22.15

Report: Nepal pushes for higher minimum wage for its workers in Qatar

Photo for illustrative purposes only.<p>Qatar is resisting calls by the Nepalese government to increase the wages of workers who come from the south …

World Bank

Nepal steps up security in Kathmandu fearing more trouble in parliament

Nepal stepped up security in the capital and put police on alert on Thursday, anticipating trouble both inside parliament and on the streets because …

Venezuela