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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

Nepal glaciers shrink by quarter in 30 years: scientist

KATHMANDU (AFP): Climate change has caused Nepal’s Himalayan glaciers to shrink by nearly a quarter in just over 30 years,

Nepal opens 104 new peaks to climbers

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal has opened 104 new, unconquered peaks to mountaineers, in an attempt to boost tourism after a deadly

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

Nepal opens peaks named after Hillary, Tenzing to foreign climbers

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Nepal has named two Himalayan peaks near Mount Everest after Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa

Pupils’ once-in-a-lifetime trip to Nepal

The 17 pupils started their two-week expedition with a seven-hour bus journey to Pokhara where their five-day trek began. Each

Global warming threatens more deadly Everest-like avalanches

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU,(Reuters): Mountaineering tourism in Nepal faces a threat from global warming as melting glaciers feed the risk

Majority of Nepal migrant deaths ‘should be treated as murder’

Pete Pattisson, KATHMANDU: More than 90% of deaths of Nepalese migrant workers should be treated as murder, a senior government

Modi commits to strengthen relations with Nepal

Utpal Parashar, KATHMANDU: India’s prime minister designate Narendra Modi has committed to better relations with Nepal during his tenure. “Nepal

Labor migration has become a fashion in Nepal

Bibbi Abruzzini, KATHMANDU: Almost half a million Nepalese migrated to foreign countries in search of job opportunities in 2013, as

Body of WA trekker believed found

Police in Nepal are investigating whether human remains uncovered near personal items owned by missing Perth man Matthew Allpress are

Nepal terai shows keen interest in Indian polls

Shyam Kishore Singh, Sitamarhi (TNN): The Lok Sabha polls have become a major topic of discussion in Nepal's terai where

Upset with dowry, Nepal man ‘sets pregnant wife on fire’

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepalese authorities are searching for a man who allegedly set his pregnant wife on fire due an apparent

Nepal cracks down on recruiters of migrant workers

KATHMANDU: The Nepalese government has launched a crackdown on rogue recruitment agencies in an effort to stamp out the exploitation

Women reach the top in Nepal’s trekking industry

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, POKHARA, Nepal (AP): When Lucky, Dicky and Nicky Chettri tried to break into Nepal's male-dominated trekking industry 20

Government Dismisses Reports of Abuse of Tibetans

New York: The Nepali government’s denial of mistreatment of Tibetans in Nepal is not supported by facts, Human Rights Watch

Nepal’s crackdown on migrant worker exploitation

Pete Pattisson, KATHMANDU: The Nepalese government has launched a crackdown on rogue recruitment agencies in an effort to stamp out

China and Nepal agree to cooperate on mountain science

Kieran Dodds, KATHMANDU: China has agreed to share scientific knowledge with Nepal on the effects of climate and environmental changes

NA peacekeepers win hearts in foreign land

KATHMANDU: "Peace keeping is not soldier's job, but only the soldiers can do it." This adage which encourages the peace