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India agrees to repair Gandak power house Thursday, October 9th, 2014

PARASI: Indian government has agreed to repair the Gandak power house closed for the past four months in Nawalparasi district. India is to repair as per the agreement between Indian embassy and officials of Nepal and India, the power house said. Paper works have been forwarded for the repair of..

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Bouncing Back: Nepal’s Tigers Survive Civil Turmoil Monday, September 22nd, 2014

By Joseph Allchin, Dhaka, Bangladesh: For years the Himalayan nation of Nepal lacked a functional government. Years of war and subsequent reorientation of the state, left vulnerable the nation’s rich fauna and in particular its tigers to the rampant poaching that has decimated wildlife..

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India, Nepal agree to complete field work in border Friday, September 19th, 2014

By Anil Giri, KATHMANDU: Nepal and India have formed two panels to look into the boundary issue for the first time and finalised the terms of reference (ToRs) of the Boundary Working Group (BWG). The first meeting of the Nepal-India Boundary Working Group that concluded in Kathmandu Friday..

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French ‘bikini killer’ convicted of second murder in Nepal Thursday, September 18th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): A Nepalese court has convicted Charles Sobhraj of a second murder, sentencing the alleged serial killer, con man and prison escape artist to life in prison, an official said today. Sobhraj, a French citizen of Vietnamese and Indian parentage -- nicknamed the "bikini killer" --..

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Nepal all-party conference on constitution drafting cancelled Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

KATHMANDU (IANS): A scheduled all-party conference which was expected to provide an impetus to the fragile constitution drafting process of Nepal has been cancelled due to dispute among parties about its agenda, party leaders said Tuesday. The all-party conference is a much-awaited political..

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Govt to build 100 houses for Chepang, Gandarvas Saturday, September 13th, 2014

GORKHA: The government is going to construct 80 houses for Chepang and 20 houses for Gandarvas for their settlement in Gorkha district this year. The houses would be built by the Ministry of Urban Development by targeting the two marginalized communities--Chepang and Gandarvas. The government has..

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Nepal citizenship law ‘biased’ against women Friday, September 12th, 2014

KATHMANDU:  Shivani Kharel from Nepal is worried about her future. Instead of attending college, she has been fighting a long battle to be recognised as a citizen of the Himalayan nation. The 20-year-old, whose mother was abandoned by her father when she was five, has been making the rounds of..

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Food crisis hits Nepal district Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Humla, Nepal (Aljazeera): Humla district, a remote area which lies in the northwestern part of Nepal, has been suffering from food shortage for more than a decade due to lack of access and corruption. The region perched at an altitude of 2,910 metres in the Himalayas bordering the Tibetan..

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Road threat to Nepal’s top tourist area Saturday, September 6th, 2014

A spate of road building projects in and around the most popular trekking area in Nepal has sparked a battle involving local people, tourist entrepreneurs and developers. The Annapurna region is one Nepal's main attractions, attracting some 40,000 to 50,000 trekkers every year who enjoy its..

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A Vision for Nepal – Policy Notes for the Government Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Nepal has achieved important progress in the past few years, with increased political stability and substantial gains made in reducing poverty and expanding access to services. However, economic growth has been modest compared to its neighbors and the economy - highly dependent on..

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Single mum struggles to raise autistic son Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Five-year-old Bishal Tamang’s foot is tied to the bed with a green shawl. A thin curtain separates the bedroom and a space for eatery, where the boy’s mother, Januka, is busy cooking and serving snacks to customers. Meanwhile, Bishal bursts into a sudden paroxysm of excitement. Flapping and..

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Foreign returnees see investment scope in Nepal

POKHARA: Madan KC did not see any prospect of return on his investment in Nepal while the country was reeling under conflict 10 years ago. He saw better business prospects abroad and headed to South Korea. There he invested in export/import trade and also ran a restaurant which ensured him a good..

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Half the sky Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

KATHMANDU, Aug 25:It was very displeasing when Bimala Rai had to go to bed hungry several nights when she got back home late. She expected her husband to prepare dinner for her, but he simply would not. Rai, who understands that women shouldn´t be confined to household chores, opted to sleep..

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Nepal receiving Rs 1.49b in remittances daily Monday, August 25th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Nepal received an average of Rs 1.49 billion as remittance income on a daily basis in fiscal year 2013/14. According to the Current Macroeconomic Situation of Nepal based on data of fiscal year 2013/14 unveiled by the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Sunday, total remittance income in..

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Neighbours high on China’s foreign policy agenda

China attaches great importance to its neighbourhood, as the country’s policy is to help its neighbours prosper for peaceful coexistence, according to the Communist Party of China. The CPC and the Chinese government have placed neighbourhood high on their foreign policy agenda. “Nepal and..

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2014: A Year of Botched Elections in Asia Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Andrew Oplas: It is commonly understood that genuine elections are among the most indispensable prerequisites for effective and sustained democratic governance. And yet as with democracy itself, elections are imperfect and malleable. Often associated with triumphant images – the purple-stained..

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