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Government Dismisses Reports of Abuse of Tibetans Friday, May 2nd, 2014

New York: The Nepali government’s denial of mistreatment of Tibetans in Nepal is not supported by facts, Human Rights Watch said in a letter today. Nepal issued an April 3, 2014 statement denouncing Human Rights Watch’s April 1, 2014 report, but fails to establish any errors or engage with the..

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US DV-2015 results out Thursday, May 1st, 2014

KATHMANDU: The US Department of State published the results of 2015 Diversity Visa programme today. With the hope of winning an opportunity to settle in the US, millions of people across the globe, including thousands of Nepalis, apply for the programme every year. One can view the results..

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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 the exploitation of its vast migrant workforce. According to the department of foreign employment, more than 200 agencies have been punished since mid-February,..

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China: My Impression in my Visit 2014

By Dirgha Raj Prasai :: In April, 2014, I had an opportunity to visit Chinese capital Beijing for almost a month. During this visit I not only enjoyed Chinese food and shopping but also tried to clarify socio-cultural and politics myths about China, its people and long tradition. This article is my..

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Bus collides with truck in Nepal; 18 dead, 19 hurt Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AP): A bus collided head-on with a truck on a narrow mountain highway in western Nepal on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people and injuring 19 others, officials said. The accident occurred on a turn where the road was barely wide enough for two large vehicles to pass, said Resham Raj..

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Nepal Economic growth to top 5.2 pc Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

KATHMANDU: The Central Bureau of Statistics has started to make public quarterly Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimate from the current fiscal year 2070-71 BS in order to give information of change in economic sector in short span of time. Financial data will be available to the Bureau from the..

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68 child labourers from Bihar, Nepal rescued

BANGALOR: City police have rescued 68 child labourers from Bihar and Nepal who were forcibly employed at bag making units near here and arrested seven persons in connection with the case. Raids were conducted at four places along with NGO called Justice & Care, yesterday on receiving compliant..

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Nepal’s hill farmers show why climate finance matters

By Brandon Wu:: The eighth annual conference on community-based adaptation (CBA8) opened in Kathmandu, Nepal, at the weekend. It features some 400 attendees from governments, NGOs, and academia, including Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, and LDC..

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Nepal rural field workers uncertain under climate change Monday, April 28th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Life is a daily challenge for the families of this village of terraced maize fields and tin-roofed homes tucked in the steep green foothills of Nepal’s Himalayas. Monkeys living in the forests around Majhthana carry away many of the vegetables the community grows, and the men who once..

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Brazil to honor Nepal’s envoy Pradhumna Bikram Shah

Purushottam Dhakal, LA, CALIFORNIA: The Brazilian Government has announced to honor Nepalese ambassador to Brazil Pradhumna Bikram Shah with “Order of the Rio Branco Grand Cross”, one of the renowned decorations of the Latin American nation. The envoy will be honored at an independence day..

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Sanjeeb Sapkota announces candidacy for NRN ICC Member

GEORGIA: Georgia based renowned Nepali American, Sanjeeb Sapkota, has announced his decision to file candidacy for International Coordination Council (ICC) member of Non Resident Nepali Association USA. Sapkota made public his decision to contest for the post of the ICC member of the Nepali..

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Everest tragedy exposes big business behind noble pursuit Sunday, April 27th, 2014

By John Chalmers and Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Blogging from Everest base camp after 16 sherpas were killed by an avalanche, American climber Ed Marzec lamented: "I am shamed by our greed and embarrassed by our lack of compassion." Expressions of sympathy and regret were not enough,..

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‘Nepal committed to respond to climate change impact’

KATHMANDU:Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has said that Nepal was committed to responding to the impact of climate change in the country. Inaugurating the 8th International Conference on Community Based Adaptation: Financing local adaptation here today, Prime Minister Koirala said as the impact of..

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Dr. Binod Shah announces candidacy for ‘NRN ICC member’ Saturday, April 26th, 2014

LA, CALIFORNIA: Renowned Nepali American, Dr. Binod Shah, has announced his decision to file candidacy for International Coordination Council (ICC) member of Non Resident Nepali Association USA. Dr. Shah made public his decision to contest for the post of the ICC member of the Nepali Diaspora..

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Nepal passes bill offering amnesty for war crimes

KATHMANDU (AFP): Former Maoist rebels and security forces who committed torture, killings and other crimes during Nepal's decade-long civil war could be granted amnesty under new legislation approved by parliament, a lawmaker said on Saturday. Lawmakers passed a bill in parliament late on Friday..

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Hope rises again for a new constitution

By Kamal Dev Bhattarai :: Four months after the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election, the constitution drafting process in Nepal has taken a pace with a hope that the country will get a new federal constitution within a year. The promulgation of the new constitution within a year is not a..

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Bala Ghimire announces candidacy for ‘NRN ICC member’ Friday, April 25th, 2014

LA, CALIFORNIA: Bala Ghimire, a non-resident Nepali based in Chicago, America, has announced his candidacy for the NRN ICC member of Non Resident Nepali Association International Coordination Council. On Thursday, Chicago, America,-based renowned Nepali social worker Bala Ghimie announced his..

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