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China sees Nepal’s bright future despite impasse Monday, July 30th, 2012

KATHMANDU (China Daily): - China's Ambassador to Nepal Yang Houlan has expressed great optimism and confidence about Nepal's future as well as Sino-Nepal relations. "I am highly optimistic about the future of Nepal which is a land of great potential," the Chinese ambassador who began to assume..

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Nepal jeep plunge kills 14 pilgrims: police Saturday, July 28th, 2012

KATHMANDU (AFP) — At least 14 pilgrims were killed when a jeep carrying them to a sacred Hindu site in southern Nepal swerved off a highway and fell 100 metres (330 feet) into a stream below, police said on Saturday. The jeep was taking the devotees to Ridi, a pilgrimage town in Palpa..

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Love it or hate it, daring Nepali film makes waves

[caption id="attachment_8878" align="alignleft" width="512" caption="Image provided by Aadi Productions shows a scene from the new Nepali film "Highway", co-produced by US actor Danny Glover. Set amid the breathtaking landscapes of eastern Nepal, Highway follows the journey of nine..

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Nepal waits for its Godot as political uncertainty persists Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Utpal Parashar,KATHMANDU(HT): In his absurdist play Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett shows two characters Vladimir and Estrogen waiting endlessly in vain for the arrival of someone called Godot. The situation in Nepal, too, is somewhat similar with citizens waiting years on end for arrival of a..

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UN condemns attacks on Nepal schools

KATHMANDU (AFP) The United Nations has voiced “deep concern” over escalating violence against schools in Nepal by militants it said were endangering children’s lives and jeopardising their right to education. Local media have blamed student wings of various political factions for destroying..

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NEPAL: Chepang struggle to educate their children Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

SHAKTIKHOR, (IRIN) :- The Chepang, one of Nepal’s most disadvantaged and marginalized indigenous groups, are struggling to educate their children. While many parents are managing to keep them in school, they worry that poverty will put an end to education. “We will do whatever it takes to..

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Nepal: Prosecute, Don?t Promote, Notorious Army Officer Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Human Rights Watch: Nepal?s government should investigate, not promote an army colonel implicated in dozens of cases of enforced disappearance and torture, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). (Kathmandu) - Nepal's government should investigate, not promote an army colonel implicated in..

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15 killed in west Nepal as van plunges into river

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) : Authorities say 15 people were killed when a passenger van drove off a remote road and plunged into a river in western Nepal. It was at least the third road disaster in the country in a week. Police say the driver of the van lost control of the vehicle during heavy monsoon..

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Drink-drivers in Nepal face the ‘smell test’ crackdown Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

KATHMANDU (AFP); The policeman leaned in, detected a faint whiff of alcohol on motorcyclist Ram Thapa's breath and declared he had failed the "smell test" under a strict new drink-driving crackdown in Nepal. The 27-year-old is among thousands of road users falling foul of a "zero-tolerance"..

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Nepal trip to raise funds for injured Canadian soldiers Thursday, July 19th, 2012

By Daniel Schwartz, CBC News:In October, an expedition of Canadian soldiers will go to Nepal. Their mission: mountain climbing to raise awareness and funds for injured Canadian soldiers and their families. The soldiers taking part were themselves injured in Afghanistan or while serving..

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Nepal’s ex king Gyanendra leaves for Europe visit Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

KATHMANDU (PTI): Nepal's former king Gyanendra is headed to Europe for a three-week long private trip during which he is expected to meet political leaders of several countries. The visit will see him touring several countries, including the UK and France, comes closely after his comments on the..

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Nepal snow leopard threatened by climate change

KATHMANDU (AFP) — Nepal's elusive snow leopards, thought to number just 500 in the wild, are under threat from warmer and wetter weather in the Himalayas that is reducing their habitat, a new study says. Changing weather patterns are pushing forests further into the leopards' territory and they..

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Nine killed in second Nepali bus crash in two days Monday, July 16th, 2012

BBC News: At least nine people have been killed in a bus accident in Nepal, police say, just one day after another deadly crash killed dozens. Monday's accident happened as the bus swerved off the road into a river. Rescue workers are still searching the water for missing passengers. At..

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