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Nepal parties seek more time to settle statute row Monday, April 23rd, 2012

KATHMANDU (IANS) : Major political parties of Nepal Monday sought two more days to thrash out contentious issues that have held up their constitution drafting. The Himalayan country's political parties have extended the Constituent Assembly's (CA) term thrice earlier, though they had in 2008..

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Nepal urged to drop plan for war crimes amnesty Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

KATHMANDU (AFP): Leading rights groups urged Nepal on Monday to drop plans for a blanket amnesty over thousands of killings and other atrocities committed during the country's ten-year civil war. More than 16,000 people died in the conflict between Maoist rebels and the state, which ended in..

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Nepal registers bill to shorten constitution drafting

From Shirish B Pradhan KATHMANDU (PTI): Nepal today registered a bill in the parliament to shorten the procedure for promulgation of a new constitution to enable the constituent assembly meet its May 27 deadline. Law Minister Brajesh Kumar Gupta registered the bill in the parliament secretariat to..

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Ex-militants to help plug infiltration from Nepal

M Saleem Pandit, TNN,SRINAGAR: The Jammu & Kashmir government will soon deploy former militants as "spotters" along the India-Nepal border to stop infiltration. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by home secretary R K Singh on Sunday. The Centre has decided to depute..

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J&K Police to be deployed along India-Nepal border

NEW DELHI (PTI): In an attempt to plug the Nepal route used by Kashmiri militants to re-enter the Valley using the new surrender policy as a cover, the Centre has decided to depute Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel along with the Sashastra Seema Bal, a para-military force guarding the Indo-Nepal..

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Nepali climber, 30, dies in fall on Everest Saturday, April 21st, 2012

KATHMANDU (DAILY STAR): A 30-year-old Nepali mountaineer died on Saturday attempting to scale Mount Everest, a government official said, in the second death this season on the world's highest peak.  fell into a deep crevasse while climbing towards Base Camp Two, more than two-thirds of the way..

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Nepal war children head from poverty to university

KATHMANDU (DAWN): The gates of one of Nepal’s top private schools swing open and 20 children who hope to be the doctors, lawyers and scientists of tomorrow spill out into a smart Kathmandu suburb. But while their classmates come from the country’s wealthiest elite, these children were..

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US scientists head to Mount Everest for research Friday, April 20th, 2012

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP): A team of American scientists and researchers flew to the Mount Everest region on Friday to set up a laboratory at the base of the world's highest mountain to study the effects of high altitude on humans. The team from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota says it plans to monitor..

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Over 6000 Maoists ‘retire’ in Nepal

KATHMANDU (TOI): A total of 6,574 ex-Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the (UCPN-M)'s People's Liberation Army (PLA) combatants, have opted for voluntary retirement, a report said. The step came at the end of the timeline specified for the second round of regrouping of the ex-Maoist..

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Nepal war children head from poverty to university Thursday, April 19th, 2012

By Frankie Taggart | AFP –The gates of one of Nepal's top private schools swing open and 20 children who hope to be the doctors, lawyers and scientists of tomorrow spill out into a smart Kathmandu suburb. But while their classmates come from the country's wealthiest elite, these children were..

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Nepal cops give list of criminals to Araria SP

Bhuvaneshwar Prasad, ARARIA (TNN):  Zakir Miyan of Araria and former chairman of Jogbani panchayat parishad Bhola Shanker Tiwari figure prominently in the list of 35 "most wanted" criminals handed over to the Araria police by Morang (Nepal) district police chief at the district level co-ordination..

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Women trekking guides take the lead in Nepal

Gulf Times: When Saraswati Biswakarma first started working as a trekking guide a decade ago, she was greeted by jeers from male porters and trekking guides. ''You’ve snatched our job’, they would shout when I walked up the mountains with over 10kg on my back,” said the..

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Faith motivates tongue piercing in Nepal village

By Gopal Sharma, BODE, Nepal (Reuters): Pressing his palms together, Jujubhai Basan Shrestha raises his hands, acknowledging greetings from the cheering crowd of devotees and onlookers. Sporting a white turban, the 31-year-old sits on a chair as a man inserts a 13 inch (33 cm) metal skewer..

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NEPAL: Treatment illiteracy puts HIV benchmarks in peril

KATHMANDU, (PlusNews): Poor understanding of antiretroviral therapy (ART) amongst health officials, clinicians and patients in Nepal could undermine gains in the country’s HIV/AIDS prevention efforts and threaten future progress in lowering the number of new infections. “Treatment illiteracy..

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