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NEPAL: HIV widows on the edge Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

RAKAM,  (PlusNews) - Widows living with HIV in Nepal’s remote hill districts in some of the country’s poorest and vulnerable communities face a particularly bleak future. “My husband died four years ago. We had to sell our cattle and farm to pay his medical bills,” 32-year-old Sumi..

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Nepal to have 11 states, mixed govt

Utpal Parashar,KATHMANDU: With constitution drafting deadline expiring in 12 days, major political parties in Nepal on Tuesday forged consensus on the two most contentious issues---federalism and form of government.Ending the ongoing stalemate, Maoists, Nepali Congress, Communist Party of Nepal..

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Nepal Winning Battle against Rhino Poachers Sunday, May 13th, 2012

(AFP): In a nation where a civil war and years of political deadlock have stunted prosperity and development, the burgeoning rhino population is one of Nepal's rare success stories. The Himalayan country's endangered one-horned rhinoceros has increased its numbers significantly over recent years..

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Nepal remains stuck on constitution

Joseph Mayton (BM): KATHMANDU: With three days of nationwide strike seemingly at an end, shops and businesses got back to work on Sunday, but the frustration over the lack of consensus on a new constitution to be finalized by May 27, has many in the country worried that the country is headed in the..

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Nepal’s mystery language on the verge of extinction Saturday, May 12th, 2012

By Bimal Gautam, BBC News, KATHMANDU: Gyani Maiya Sen, a 75-year-old woman from western Nepal, can perhaps be forgiven for feeling that the weight of the world rests on her shoulders. She is the only person still alive in Nepal who fluently speaks the Kusunda language. The unknown origins and..

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Nepal: No consensus on Constitution drafting

KATHMANDU (PTI): The stalemate between four major political parties in Nepal over contentious issues of Constitution drafting continued on Saturday even after several rounds of negotiations. Issues of state-restructuring have been a bone of contention among the major political parties even as..

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Nepal parties meet to forge consensus on Constitution

KATHMANDU (PTI):  Top leaders of the major political parties in Nepal are meeting on Friday in a last ditch attempt to forge consensus on key issues relating to the Constitution drafting ahead of the May 27 deadline. State restructuring and forms of governance are the key issues which need to..

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Protests cripple Nepal

KATHMANDU (AFP): A 48-hour strike brought much of Nepal to a standstill on Friday, two weeks ahead of a deadline for the country to complete its first peace-time constitution.Protest groups have been making various claims for their rights ahead of a May 27 deadline for parliament to complete its..

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Strikes cripple Nepal as constitution deadline nears Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Utpal Parashar,KATHMANDU: With 17 days left for expiry of the constitution drafting deadline, Nepal is witnessing strikes called by various groups on the issue of restructuring the country into federal units.Normal life across the Himalayan nation remained affected on Thursday due to a two-day..

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Nepal: More honey, more money

NEPAL (Trust.Org) - Until recently, Shover Singh Praja often went to bed without dinner and had to work on an empty stomach, barely able to feed his family. Born to a poor family in Makwanpur district, central Nepal, Shover now earns way above the national average and has become a role model among..

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U.S. climber eyes rare Everest dual ascent

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A 70-year-old climber who became the oldest American to scale Mount Everest three years ago, is heading to the mountain again at the weekend hoping to climb the world's tallest peak that straddles the Nepal-Tibet border from both sides. Bill Burke, a native..

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Nepal least urbanised, but fastest urbanising Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Utpal Parashar, KATHMANDU: With only 20% of its 26.6 million population living in urban areas, Nepal is the least urbanised country in South Asia. But with an urban population growth estimated at more than 5% every year on average since the 1970s, it is also one of the fastest urbanising countries..

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Nepal govt evacuates hundreds of squatters Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

KATHMANDU (IANS):  The Nepalese government Tuesday ordered the evacuation of hundreds of squatters from the Bagmati riverside of capital Kathmandu. More than 500 police personnel from Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Metropolitan Police were deployed for the task of the evacuation with more..

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Nepal’s opposition party rejects unity govt Monday, May 7th, 2012

THE NEWS, KATHMANDU: Nepal's third-largest political party on Monday rejected appeals by Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to join a national unity government, threatening an attempt to break years of deadlock. The Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) party said it would not participate in the..

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Nepal flood death toll rises to 17; 47 remain missing

NY Dailynews: Rescuers searching through mud and debris for flash-flood victims in northwestern Nepal had found 17 bodies by Monday, police said. Another 47 people, including three Ukrainian tourists, were missing and presumed dead. Houses, farms, trucks and trailers were swept away when the..

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