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Nepal leader to form new coalition government Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

AP: In a last-ditch effort to finish years of work on Nepal's new constitution, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai will form a new coalition government including members of the main opposition parties, officials said Thursday. Deputy Prime Minister Narayankaji Shrestha announced that an agreement..

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Nepal’s ‘magic’ eye surgeon brings light back to poor Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Dressed in his hospital scrubs, Sanduk Ruit looks into the eyes of a patient through a microscope hanging over an operating table. He makes two tiny holes in one eye, takes out a jelly-like mass of natural lens and replaces it with an artificial one that..

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Marching exile family nears Indo-Nepal border

By Tendar Tsering, DHARAMSHALA: After marching for nearly two months and covering over 1300 kms, the Tibetan exile family on a peace march to Tibet is now about to reach the Indo-Nepal border town of Gorakhpur. “We are about to reach the Indian border city of Gorakhpur,” Tsetan Dorjee told..

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Alarm after 40 held on Indo-Nepal border Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Lucknow ((IANS) : The detention Monday of 40 people for trying to enter India from Nepal without valid identity papers through the border in Maharajganj has put the Uttar Pradesh intelligence unit on alert. Such a movement was "not routine" and was an "ominous sign", a police intelligence..

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Picture a world of observation and invention

SMH: Competitions are the great driftnets of art. If you want to trawl through Australian photography to discover why artists such as Tamara Dean, Trent Parke and Stephen Dupont are attracting world attention, the Head On Portrait Prize and Photo Festival is a good start. Australian photography is..

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Bid to promote Nepal tourism in city Monday, April 30th, 2012

  Staff reporter, GUWAHATI:  With its picturesque landscape, rich culture, heritage and a structured tourism industry, Nepal, in every way, can be an apt international tourismdestination for the people of North East. With increasing volume of tourists from the country, the Nepal Tourism..

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Nepal bomb blast kills four

KATHMANDU (AFP):  Four people were killed and nearly 30 wounded when a bomb attached to a motorbike went off near a crowd of protesters in southern Nepal on Monday, police said. The group of 150 demonstrators in the city of Janakpur, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the Indian border, were staging a..

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Damai dance in mid-western Nepal seeks for revival

Punjita Pradhan, KATHMANDU, (Xinhua): Dancing is not just a form of art and cultural expression. To a small handful of males in Jumla of Karnali district in mid-western region of Nepal, dancing is a way of living as well. Dressed in a unique way, which can be astounding not only to outsiders but..

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Yadav seeks India’s future support for Nepal Sunday, April 29th, 2012

KATHMANDU (Agencies): Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav has said that support of a vibrant democracy like India would be crucial for Nepal's future and economic prosperity once it concludes its political transition. Yadav sought India's continued support as he greeted an Indian delegation of..

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India, Nepal to step up security cooperation

Shirish Pradhan, KATHMANDU (PTI): India and Nepal have agreed to step up cooperation between their security forces by undertaking joint training exercises. India also agreed to favourably consider Nepal's request to provide instructors and teachers for advanced courses including basic science..

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Japan to give Nepal $3m to develop food production

KATMANDU (AP): Japan's foreign minister has met Nepal's top officials in Katmandu and agreed to give the Himalayan nation money to develop food production. Koichiro Gemba met Nepal's President Rambaran Yadav, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and Foreign Minister Narayankaji Shrestha on Sunday..

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Nepal, the Himalayan forests are burning Friday, April 27th, 2012

by Kalpit Parajuli, Kathmandu (AsiaNews) - The burning of thousands of hectares of forest has brought the mountain communities of Nepal to their knees. This week, 225 fires have struck areas scattered throughout the region of the Hindu Kush - Himalayas, causing serious damage to homes and killing..

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Visit to Nepal life-changing

By Lin Ferguson: Cullinane College student Tom Watson is proud to be a Kiwi and to be fortunate enough to live in New Zealand. But these are recent revelations for the 17-year-old, who has just returned from 18 days living in a valley at the foot of Mt Everest, 4300 metres above sea..

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Stopping Monsanto in Nepal: The People’s Victory Thursday, April 26th, 2012

By Neha Rayamajhi: Around the 16th century, Europeans arrived on the subcontinent of India—a place predominantly inhabited by a culture that believes in the concept of ‘atithi deva bhava’ (guests are Gods). White men arrived in huge boats, claiming to bring more trade, and white women..

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Nepal’s ‘Super Sherpa’ crosses the Himalayas Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

KATHMANDU (AFP) : Nepal's "Super Sherpa" on Wednesday voiced amazement at the pace of change in the country's remote Himalayan communities, as he celebrated his return from one of the world's most difficult treks. Apa Sherpa, 52, arrived in Kathmandu earlier this week after leading the first..

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GM Maize: Nepal’s Food Security Threatened

Arun Shrivastava, Salem-News.com(NEW DELHI):  Not only Nepal’s but the entire Himalayan region is under threat. Genetically Engineered seeds are weapons of mass culling. The Nepalese Government’s foolishness in inviting USAID and Monsanto for ‘agricultural development’ through genetically..

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Nepal’s Super Sherpa crosses the Himalayas

MSN News:  Nepal's "Super Sherpa" has voiced amazement at the pace of change in remote Himalayan communities, as he celebrated his return from one of the world's most difficult treks. Apa Sherpa, 52, arrived in Kathmandu earlier this week after leading the first expedition to complete the Great..

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Two sons follow fathers’ footsteps to conquer Everest Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters):  The sons of two members of the first U.S. team to scale Mount Everest are hoping to climb the world's highest mountain, replicating their fathers' feat nearly half a century after the historic first U.S. ascent. Leif Whittaker is the son of Jim Whittaker,..

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