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“Himalayan Viagra” source of income, violence in Nepal

Bibbi Abruzzini, KATHMANDU: A rare fungus, also known as " Himalayan Viagra," is both a source of income and violence

Nepal by-polls conclude with 70 percent voting

KATHMANDU: Nepal today witnessed heavy voter turnout with around 70 per cent polling reported in the by-elections to four constituencies

Gold rush for Nepal’s ‘Himalayan Viagra’

Angel L. Martinez Cantera, Siwang, Nepal: An $11bn gold rush is under way in the remote highlands of Nepal to

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

Local Guide Must for Foreign Trekkers in Nepal: Trekking Association

KATHMANDU: Nepal's agitating tourism entrepreneurs today claimed the government has agreed to their demands for removing the chief of the

She was a goddess, now she’s a seventh grader

Sonia Narang, KATHMANDU: A narrow wooden staircase leads up to the second floor, where the goddess spends much of her

Flooding in Nepal: will the economy survive the deluge?

Elizabeth Gogoi, New Delhi: In Banke district along the West Rapti river basin in Nepal, farmers have noticed that floods

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

Nepal workers pay terrible price in Qatar World Cup build-up

KATHMANDU (AFP): A broken leg, a metal crutch and piles of paper testifying to his fight for justice: all reminders

Nepal’s Upper Mustang sees tourism boom

Lo Manthang, Nepal: Life has never been better for Yangzom Bista. For this spritely 70-year-old, business is booming in the

Asia’s first hybrid solar-wind power system to Nepal

KATHMANDU: Asia's first wind-solar hybrid energy system was handed over to Nepal today by the Asian Development Bank, demonstrating the

Thousands in Nepal Hug Trees for World Record

KATHMANDU (AP): More than 2,000 people have gathered in a park in Nepal's capital in a bid to set the

Groups Seek Resumption of US Adoptions From Nepal

By DAVID CRARY (AP): Prominent advocates of international adoption are assailing the State Department for its four-year suspension of adoptions

Nepal now promoting “spiritual tourism” after avalanche tragedy

Bibbi Abruzzini, NAGARKOT: Nepal got a prime spot on the world tourism map for its celebrated mountains, particularly Mount Everest

Paragliding with vultures in Nepal

By Brandi Goode for (CNN): From hot air balloon to hang-gliding operators, plenty of airborne adventure outfits promise to let

Water supply by Himalayan mountains to increase in decades ahead

KATHMANDU: Despite retreating glaciers, the amount of water supplied by the Himalayan Mountains will increase in the coming decades, a

Nepal’s migrant women easy targets for abuse?

Ramyata Limbu, KATHMANDU: They trickle into the nondescript hotel room in Dhading Besi on a Saturday afternoon, articulate young college

Nepal probes if Chinese woman used helicopter on Everest climb

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU (Reuters): Nepal said on Tuesday it was investigating whether a Chinese woman, this season's sole climber

Nepal’s bogus orphan trade fuelled by rise in ‘voluntourism’

Pete Pattisson, KATHMANDU: Like an increasing number of tourists visiting Nepal's mountain peaks, colourful markets and lush national parks, Marina

Chinese woman, 5 guides become first to climb Everest

KATHMANDU: A Chinese woman and five Sherpa guides have scaled Mount Everest, becoming the first team to reach the peak