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Fears grow over Nepal’s ‘anti-women’ constitution Monday, August 3rd, 2015

By Paavan Mathema, KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality. Lawmakers tabled a draft in parliament in June shortly..

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Nepal boy slain in human sacrifice ritual

KUDIYA, NEPAL (CNN): A Nepalese man confessed to the murder of a young boy after a local holy man advised him that a human sacrifice would heal his ailing son, authorities said. In some cultures, priests are believed to have magical or spiritual powers to cure the sick. The body of the..

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Nepal arrests 11 in suspected case of human sacrifice Sunday, July 26th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Police have arrested 11 villagers on charges of murdering a 10-year-old boy in southwestern Nepal, an official said Sunday, July 26, in what villagers described as a case of human sacrifice. Local media reports said the father of a sick teenager had last Tuesday lured away the..

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In Nepal, escaping an uncertain fate Saturday, July 25th, 2015

By Naresh Newar, KATHMANDU: Sapana, 15, still shudders when she thinks of how she was almost tricked into going to India. “I will never forget that day when I was about to make a horrible mistake due to my desperate situation,” she says. Sapana was just 13 when she stopped going to school in..

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Batuli is world’s oldest living person, claims family Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

NUWAKOT: The relatives of the oldest living woman in Nepal are making a claim she is the oldest living person in the world. Batuli Lamichhane from the Thansingh VDC -8 is now 112 years, three months and 27 days old. Lamichhane was born on Chaitra 10, 1959 BS as per the Nepali calendar. The date..

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One killed as landslide hits Nepal school Thursday, July 16th, 2015

KATHMANDU (AFP): A landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains buried parts of a school in western Nepal on Thursday, killing a student and injuring 12 people. Police said the landslide buried three classrooms at the school in Pokhara where students were sitting end-of-term exams. "One student was..

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Quake-hit Nepal gears up to tackle stunting in children Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

BY GOPAL SHARMA, THECHO, Nepal (Reuters): Shanti Maharjan, who gave birth to a baby girl 10 days ago, has spent the last two months living under corrugated iron sheets with her husband and five others after two major earthquakes reduced her mud-and-brick home to rubble. Adequate food, drinking..

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An overlooked part of the Nepal quake response: Mental health Monday, July 6th, 2015

By Sophie Cousins: It is just over two months since the first earthquake hit Nepal, which killed almost 9,000 people and demolished more than 500,000 homes. Thousands of aid workers descended on the poor, landlocked country before yet another earthquake hit and shook the Nepalese again to the..

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Nepal, UN Differ on Quake Aid Priorities Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Steve Herman, BANGKOK, (VoA): Nepal's government continues to be at odds with the international aid community on the priorities and pacing for earthquake relief. A 7.8-magnitude quake on April 25 and second major quake on May 12 left more than 8,700 people dead. Tens of thousands of people are..

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Nepal two months after the deadly earthquake Monday, June 29th, 2015

Omar Havana, KATHMANDU: Two months after the deadly April 25 earthquake, much of the debris from Nepal's historical sites, such as Kathmandu's Basantapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, has been cleared and the sites are now reopen to the public. Most shops and schools have reopened..

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5.6 magnitude earthquake hits India’s Assam region Sunday, June 28th, 2015

ASSAM: An earthquake of moderate intensity of 5.6 on the Richter Scale rocked Assam , including its capital Guwahati, at 6:35 am on Sunday. The epicentre of the tremor was in Kokrajhar at a depth of 10 km on latitude 26.5 degree north and longitude 90.1 degree east, MET officials said. The quake..

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Nepal Marks 2 Months Since Deadly Quakes Saturday, June 27th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Nepal Saturday marked two months since a devastating earthquake struck the country, killing more than 8,800 and leaving half a million houses destroyed or damaged. At an event organized by Annapurna Publishing, participants gathered at Durbar Square in Kathmandu and released..

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Nepal Struggles to Recover From Devastating Quakes Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

By RAYMOND ZHONG, KATHMANDU, (WSJ):  Kami Lopchan Tamang was making $250 a month as a carpenter in his hillside village before an earthquake devastated Nepal in April. His family supplemented that by growing millet and corn. “We had a world for ourselves,” Mr. Tamang said. Now the..

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