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Drones to protect Nepal’s endangered species from poachers Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

By Jill McGivering, BBC News: Conservationists in Nepal will soon start using special drones as part of efforts to protect endangered species. The pioneering pilotless aircraft have been developed by the global wildlife organisation, WWF. They have had some initial use in Indonesia and talks..

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Nepal launches drones to combat poachers Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

KATHMANDU (AFP): Conservationists in Nepal are to send drone aircraft into the skies in the battle to save the Himalayan nation's endangered tigers and rhinos from poachers. WWF Nepal said it had successfully tested two unmanned "conservation drones" earlier this month in Chitwan National Park,..

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Nepal’s woes deepen as ruling Maoist party splits

NY Daily News: The Maoist party in Nepal split into rival factions, furthering political challenges in the country. The move will likely “have adverse effects on the constitution-making process and the peace plan”. Nepal's ruling Maoist party split into rival factions on Tuesday, pushing the..

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Nepali refugees struggle with life in city

By Mark Ferenchik,The Columbus Dispatch : When Narayan Sharma returned to his North Side apartment on June 6, he was stunned to discover that someone had broken in. He said he was shocked that the thieves apparently had no fear of being caught when they hauled out his 42-inch television, a..

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Nepal Maoist Party Splits, Rebels Blame Prachanda Monday, June 18th, 2012

SHIRISH B PRADHAN, KATHMANDU (PTI): After half a decade long ideological squabble, the dissident faction of Nepal's Maoist party led by Mohan Vaidya 'Kiran' today split from the Unified CPN-Maoist, with the rebel group alleging that Maoist supremo Prachanda has deviated from revolutionary..

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Nepal: The Hidden Costs Of Early Marriage Sunday, June 17th, 2012

IRIN: Thousands of Nepali girls leave school every year to get married, missing out on their education, the government says. Parents are often unaware of the impact that trying to save the money spent on education can have on the future of their daughter. “We need to strongly lobby against..

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Dhoni becomes goodwill ambassador of Nepal cricket Saturday, June 16th, 2012

KATHMANDU (HT: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named goodwill ambassador for Nepal cricket on Saturday. Nepal's tourism minister Posta Bahadur Bogati conferred the honour on Dhoni at a function held in Kathmandu hours after he landed here to promote cricket in this football-crazy..

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Nepal man leaves Japan after miscarriage of justice Friday, June 15th, 2012

TOKYO (AFP): A Nepalese man who spent 15 years in a Japan prison before his conviction for a high-profile murder was overturned left for his home country on Friday, news reports said. Govinda Prasad Mainali, 45, departed from Narita airport for Nepal via Bangkok after a Tokyo court last week..

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‘65,000 Bhutanese refugees resettled from Nepal’

KATHMANDU (PTI): As many as 65,000 Bhutanese refugees, residing in Nepalese camps, have been resettled in the US and European nations under a resettlement programme by United Nations refugee agency. According to the UN High Commissioner of Refugees (UNCHR). the US which received 54,731 Bhutanese..

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Nepal Maoists inch closer to split Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Utpal Parashar, KATHMANDU (HT): Six years after giving up arms to join the political mainstream and three years after it became ‘unified’, Nepal’s Maoist party is headed for a split.With the hardliner faction of Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) rejecting Chairman Pushpa Kamal..

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Nepal: Pilot injured after bird hit forces emergency landing Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

KATHMANDU (PTI):  A pilot was injured when a bird hit forced a small aircraft to make an emergency landing in western Nepal, but a potential air tragedy was averted. Private airlines' Tara Air's small plane bound for Nepalgunj from Jumla district made an emergency landing at Surkhet Airport this..

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Too many splits spoil Madhes cause

Utpal Parashar,KATHMANDU (HT): Splits and parties from Madhes, the Terai region in Nepal along the Indo-Nepal border, are almost synonymous in this Himalayan nation. This week, another Madhesi party witnessed a split. Over a dozen leaders from Madhesi Peoples’ Rights Forum (Democratic), the..

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Nepal, Bangladesh more peaceful than India: Study Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

NEW DELHI (TOI): The Global Peace Index (GPI) for 158 countries, released on Tuesday, claimed that the world was more peaceful in 2011 as powerful nations had austerity-driven defence cuts. However, India's rank slipped to 142 as compared to 137 last year, while Pakistan ranked 149. The study,..

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Nepal: Governing the Ungovernable

By Kunda Dixit (IPS) - The people of Nepal are justifiably proud that their country was never colonised, even though most other countries in the region were under the British. The joke in Kathmandu is that the British in India took one look at the mountains to the north, and didn't bother..

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Immortal Travel to Katmandu in Nepal

CHARLOTTE: Seeing the Royal Kumari of Kathmandu is one of those cultural experiences where Western travelers must temporarily suspend personal mores and accept the traditions of another country.Also known as “The Living Goddess,” the Royal Kumari is a pre-pubescent girl from the indigenous..

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Nepal makes its biggest cannabis bust Monday, June 11th, 2012

KATHMANDU - Police in Nepal have made their biggest ever cannabis bust, seizing more than 2.5 tons from a jungle on the outskirts of the capital Kathmandu, a spokesman said Monday. Drug squad officers discovered 2 640 kilogrammes of the plant packed in 88 plastic sacks and bound for India,..

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Nepal parties stare at splits, dissension

Utpal Parashar (HT) KATHMANDU: Dissolution of the Constituent Assembly on May 27 for failure to promulgate a new constitution and announcement of fresh polls has had a negative impact on political parties in Nepal. Eager to secure votes from their respective constituencies, factions within the..

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