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Nepal bureaucrat clinches ‘Integrity Idol’ crown

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepalese civil servant Gyan Mani Nepal doesn't sing, dance or perform magic tricks -- but all eyes were on the bespectacled bureaucrat on Sunday when he became the country's first Integrity Idol. The online contest, which eschewed the glitz of popular television talent shows, saw..

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Climber and guide Kenton Cool on Kathmandu, Nepal Friday, January 9th, 2015

For me, Kathmandu is the start of something special. Almost every expedition to Nepal, to Everest and Annapurna, starts and finishes there. It has an energetic feel. People are excited: they’re either going on the trip of a lifetime or coming back from one. I’ve been going to Nepal since 1995,..

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Nepal Introduces Women-Only Buses to Combat Groping Monday, January 5th, 2015

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal's capital has introduced women-only minibuses in a bid to protect female passengers from sexual assault, the transport operator organising the service said today. Four 17-seater minibuses were flagged off in Kathmandu with large "women-only" signs on Sunday and they will..

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An adventure in Nepal Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

By BELINDA LEE, SINGAPORE: Two months ago, as World Vision Singapore’s newly appointed ambassador, actress and TV host Belinda Lee travelled to Sindhuli, the latest area development programme in Nepal to meet one of her sponsored children and understand firsthand their struggles and needs. She..

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Farmer’s fundraising summit for Nepal Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Semi-retired farmer Ian Banks has so far raised £25,000 to pay for the construction of a hospital in the mountain village of Chulung, where he takes groups of people trekking each year. He said: “When you first go to Nepal you expect to have a nice holiday and a trek with fantastic views, but..

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China deepens Nepal engagement, India watches but not alarmed Monday, December 29th, 2014

Prashant Jha, New Delhi: On a visit to Kathmandu last week, the Chinese foreign minister, Wang Yi, announced Beijing would increase its aid five-fold to Nepal. Meeting a long held desire of the Nepali political elite, he also said that Nepal could serve as the 'bridge' between China and South..

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‘Anti-women’ citizenship bill sparks fury in Nepal Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepalese single mother Deepti Gurung has spent years trying and failing to register her two teenage daughters as citizens of their country. Although her children were both born in Nepal, the 40-year-old has struggled to secure their legal right to citizenship in the absence of..

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Nepal’s Sarda river identified to be linked with Yamuna: Min Monday, December 22nd, 2014

New Delhi (PTI): The Sarda river in Nepal has been identified for connecting with river Yamuna as the Sarda-Yamuna link, Rajya Sabha was informed today. Besides, Sarda, also known as Mahakali there, the Ghaghra river (known as Karnali river in Nepal) has been identified for linking with the..

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Nepal: Independence Critical for Justice Panels

New York: The Nepal government should ensure more victim participation and improve transparency when selecting candidates for two independent commissions on the country’s decade-long conflict, eight local and international human rights organizations and conflict-era victims groups said in an open..

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Nepali TV talent show seeks the civil servant with the X-factor Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation):  A Nepali talent show is in the final stages of finding a star who doesn't need to sing, dance or act - but has the X-factor when it comes to honesty in their job in the civil service. The competition, Integrity Idol, is searching for the..

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Nepal’s Integrity Idol seeks civil servants with the X factor Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Pete Pattisson, KATHMANDU: While millions of Britons settle down on their sofas to choose the winner of The X Factor this weekend, Nepalese will be busy voting in their own television competition. But unlike other versions of perennially popular talent contests, the winner will not be the best..

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Over 1000 complication at CIAA west region office

KASKI: The West Region Office of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has received 1032 different sorts of complaints in the Fiscal Year 2013/2014. Out of the total complaints the Office cleared 132 complaints while cases have been filed at the Special Court on seven..

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