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A collegebus Driver runs Children Home Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Ganesh Nepali, by profession, he is a college bus driver and social worker as well. He is founder of "Helping Hands Children Home", where 21 children are living, studying and sharing happiness together. 37 years old Ganesh Nepali, from western part of Nepal "Srukhet" entered Kathmandu a decade..

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Technology leading the fight against poaching in Nepal Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Bibek Bhandari, KATHMANDU: An animal welfare group in Nepal has concluded an experiment with Google Glass that uses the wearable computing device to help track and document the characteristics of endangered rhinos as part of efforts to combat poaching. The exercise is part of Nepal's attempts to..

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Nepal’s Organ Trail: How traffickers steal kidneys Friday, June 27th, 2014

By Sugam Pokharel, KATHMANDU (CNN): On the streets of Kathmandu, the sight of people begging for kidney treatment has become common. The capital of Nepal is no different from many places in the world where aging populations, poor diets and no health insurance systems mean increased organ..

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Nepal by-polls conclude with 70 percent voting Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Nepal today witnessed heavy voter turnout with around 70 per cent polling reported in the by-elections to four constituencies where EVMs were used for the first time. "The polling was conducted peacefully and no untoward incident occurred," a spokesperson at the Election Commission..

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Gold rush for Nepal’s ‘Himalayan Viagra’ Friday, June 20th, 2014

Angel L. Martinez Cantera, Siwang, Nepal: An $11bn gold rush is under way in the remote highlands of Nepal to exploit the world’s most valuable fungus fabled for its aphrodisiac and medicinal properties. Trade in yarsagumba - dubbed the "Himalayan Viagra" for its supposed libido-boosting..

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Nepal’s Sherpas drift away from mountaineering

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU (AP): Cheddar Sherpa has scaled Mount Everest seven times while guiding Western climbers to the top of the world. He has narrowly escaped three avalanches and seen a dozen of his friends perish on the icy Himalayan slopes. But an avalanche in April that swept 16..

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She was a goddess, now she’s a seventh grader Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Sonia Narang, KATHMANDU: A narrow wooden staircase leads up to the second floor, where the goddess spends much of her childhood. She’s called a Kumari and she’s worshipped by Nepali Hindus and Buddhists, who believe she's the reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga. In Nepal, this..

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Flooding in Nepal: will the economy survive the deluge? Monday, June 16th, 2014

Elizabeth Gogoi, New Delhi: In Banke district along the West Rapti river basin in Nepal, farmers have noticed that floods are coming more often, and with greater intensity. Flooding has always been part of the annual cycle of life, but the past 40 years have seen 12 abnormally large floods that..

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A Look at the Terrible Life of Migrant Workers Everywhere

BY SIENNA CRAIG, ABU DHABI, When migrant laborers at New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus raised their voices, striking over pay and working conditions, they were treated to arrests, beaten, or in some cases deported—flung back home in despair and in often debt. Within 24 hours after the New..

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Nepal workers pay terrible price in Qatar World Cup build-up Saturday, June 14th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): A broken leg, a metal crutch and piles of paper testifying to his fight for justice: all reminders of Bhupendra Malla’s stint working for a Qatari construction firm, ahead of the 2022 World Cup. As the 32-nation tournament gets under way in Brazil, Qatar has come under fire for..

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Nepal’s Upper Mustang sees tourism boom Friday, June 13th, 2014

Lo Manthang, Nepal: Life has never been better for Yangzom Bista. For this spritely 70-year-old, business is booming in the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang near the Nepal-China border - once the seat of governance of Upper Mustang region or the former Tibetan Kingdom of Lo, it is now a major..

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Asia’s first hybrid solar-wind power system to Nepal Monday, June 9th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Asia's first wind-solar hybrid energy system was handed over to Nepal today by the Asian Development Bank, demonstrating the viability to provide reliable clean energy options to rural areas. The project, completed under ABD'S USD 3.8 million regional technical assistance (RETA), was..

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Thousands in Nepal Hug Trees for World Record Thursday, June 5th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AP): More than 2,000 people have gathered in a park in Nepal's capital in a bid to set the record for the largest tree hug. The participants — including Parliament members, students, office workers and even Buddhist monks — gathered Thursday at a park on the northeastern outskirts..

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Groups Seek Resumption of US Adoptions From Nepal Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

By DAVID CRARY (AP): Prominent advocates of international adoption are assailing the State Department for its four-year suspension of adoptions from Nepal and have asked Congress to help reverse the policy. The group leading the campaign, Both Ends Burning, released a report this week..

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