Immigration


Paragliding with vultures in Nepal Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

By Brandi Goode for (CNN): From hot air balloon to hang-gliding operators, plenty of airborne adventure outfits promise to let you "soar with the birds." Few, however, deliver on the claim quite as literally or dramatically as Nepal's Parahawking Project. An activity in which humans to fly..

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Nepal’s migrant women easy targets for abuse? Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Ramyata Limbu, KATHMANDU: They trickle into the nondescript hotel room in Dhading Besi on a Saturday afternoon, articulate young college students, demure housewives in saris, unlettered farmers with weathered faces, and nursing mothers with toddlers in tow. These women are prospective migrant..

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Chinese woman, 5 guides become first to climb Everest Saturday, May 24th, 2014

KATHMANDU: A Chinese woman and five Sherpa guides have scaled Mount Everest, becoming the first team to reach the peak from the Nepal side after a deadly avalanche last month. A Nepalese Tourism Ministry official, Dipendra Paudel, said Saturday that 40-year-old Wang Zing reached the 8,850-meter..

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Nepal glaciers shrink by quarter in 30 years: scientist Friday, May 23rd, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Climate change has caused Nepal’s Himalayan glaciers to shrink by nearly a quarter in just over 30 years, raising the risk of natural disasters in the ecologically fragile region, a scientist said Friday. A new study by the Kathmandu-based International Centre for Integrated..

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Nepal opens 104 new peaks to climbers Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal has opened 104 new, unconquered peaks to mountaineers, in an attempt to boost tourism after a deadly avalanche effectively ended this year's lucrative Mount Everest climbing season, the government said on Thursday. Climbers can now scale a total of 414 peaks in the..

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US man survives fall in mountain crevasse in Nepal

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU (AP): An American climber said he fell into a crevasse on a Himalayan mountain in Nepal but managed to crawl to his tent despite broken ribs and an arm before being rescued the next morning. John All of Western Kentucky University said Thursday he thought he was..

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Pupils’ once-in-a-lifetime trip to Nepal Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

The 17 pupils started their two-week expedition with a seven-hour bus journey to Pokhara where their five-day trek began. Each day of the trek presented the pupils and two accompanying staff with different personal challenges: the never ending ups and downs of the slate steps that took them..

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Global warming threatens more deadly Everest-like avalanches Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU,(Reuters): Mountaineering tourism in Nepal faces a threat from global warming as melting glaciers feed the risk of more deadly disasters such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 people last month, scientists said on Tuesday. More than 2,000 foreign..

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Modi commits to strengthen relations with Nepal Monday, May 19th, 2014

Utpal Parashar, KATHMANDU: India’s prime minister designate Narendra Modi has committed to better relations with Nepal during his tenure. “Nepal is an old and deeply valued friend. We are committed to strengthening our relations with Nepal in various spheres,” Modi wrote on his Twitter..

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Labor migration has become a fashion in Nepal Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Bibbi Abruzzini, KATHMANDU: Almost half a million Nepalese migrated to foreign countries in search of job opportunities in 2013, as leaving the country has become increasingly "fashionable" , according to Director General of the Department of Foreign Employment, Krishna Hari Pushkar. "The number..

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Body of WA trekker believed found Monday, May 12th, 2014

Police in Nepal are investigating whether human remains uncovered near personal items owned by missing Perth man Matthew Allpress are those of the 23-year-old, who went missing six months ago while on a trek in the Annapurna region. A statement today on the Find Matt website, which was formed by..

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Nepal terai shows keen interest in Indian polls Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Shyam Kishore Singh, Sitamarhi (TNN): The Lok Sabha polls have become a major topic of discussion in Nepal's terai where a majority of the people speak Maithili, Bhojpuri, Avadhi and Hindi. They are keenly watching the fight between Modi, Rahul and Kejriwal. The Nepal districts of Rauthat,..

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Upset with dowry, Nepal man ‘sets pregnant wife on fire’ Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepalese authorities are searching for a man who allegedly set his pregnant wife on fire due an apparent dispute over her dowry, a police officer said Tuesday. Police accuse Farid Sheikh and his parents of dousing kerosene over the 25-year-old woman, who was seven months..

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Nepal cracks down on recruiters of migrant workers Sunday, May 4th, 2014

KATHMANDU: The Nepalese government has launched a crackdown on rogue recruitment agencies in an effort to stamp out the exploitation of its vast migrant workforce. According to the Department of Foreign Employment, more than 200 agencies have been punished since mid-February, with suspensions..

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Women reach the top in Nepal’s trekking industry Friday, May 2nd, 2014

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, POKHARA, Nepal (AP): When Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri tried to break into Nepal's male-dominated trekking industry 20 years ago, competitors tried to run them out of business. They say men threatened them, harassed them — even filed bogus police reports against..

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