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Nepal’s ex-slave girls reach for the skies

Nepal’s ex-slave girls reach for the skies

DANG DISTRICT, NEPAL – Some 117 Tharu girls, all former ‘slaves’  are well on the way to become self-reliant, independent women thanks to government-NGO collaboration in Nepal.  The welfare of…

Nepal to get full ISO membership

Nepal to get full ISO membership

 KATHMANDU: Nepal will soon become a full-fledged member of International Standard Organization (ISO) which paves the way for the country to have its say in the international standardization of products,…

Manish Poudel: the sex-toy king of South Asia

Manish Poudel: the sex-toy king of South Asia

A Nepal businessman does a service to the working classes: smashes prudery and gives them  opportunities for safe sex while away from their spouses. Two years ago, Manish Paudel, once…

Four players received Nepal National Youth Award

Four players received Nepal National Youth Award

KATHMANDU: On the occasion of World Youth Day Chairman of the Interim Election Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi conducted National Youth Awards to promote young talent on Monday. The…

London wowed by Nepal Folk rock band

London wowed by Nepal Folk rock band

Nepalese folk-rock band Nepathya are to play as the headline act in a concert at London’s Wembley Arena on Saturday, one of the UK’s largest venues. Organisers say people are…

Nepal Tiger population is up 63 %

Nepal Tiger population is up 63 %

While the Indian tiger continues to face severe threat, it is heartening to note that in tiny and troubled Nepal, the Bengal Tiger population has increased by 63 percent. The…

Nepal Politicos, Priests echo Pope’s message for Planet

Nepal Politicos, Priests echo Pope’s message for Planet

Kathmandu Nepal: For Pope Francis, preserving creation is everyone’s duty. Nepali leaders and religious heads agree. Condemning waste and the dictatorship of money is fundamental to an Asian continent plagued…

Women’s Radio: by and for Nepal’s ‘didis’

Women’s Radio: by and for Nepal’s ‘didis’

Women’s issues rule the air-waves in  FM friendly Nepal. Nepal is the only country in South Asia that can boast of five all-women radio stations. Nepal had countless Private FM…

China may help Nepal to launch its first satellite

China may help Nepal to launch its first satellite

Nepal goes ahead with long-overdue plans of launching its first satellite before 2015.  It wants to launch through a joint venture.  The country may turn to China, which has in…

Fists of Fury: Mountaineers brawl on Everest

Fists of Fury: Mountaineers brawl on Everest

Not everything is cool on the icy heights of Mount Everest as the latest brawl between Sherpas and Climbers will tell you, the ice-picks are out and fists a-flaming over…

Fearing the ‘Sikkimisation’ of Nepal by India

Fearing the  ‘Sikkimisation’ of Nepal by India

Thirty eight years have elapsed since Sikkim ceased to be a monarchy and became a state of the Indian union. But repercussions of the historic development are still felt in…

Poachers, not Rhinos hunted in Nepal

Poachers, not Rhinos hunted in Nepal

Chitwan National Park in Nepal was the favourite hunting ground of poachers. Now the poachers are on the run and being hunted. But Chitwan’s success has driven the poachers to…

Has India nibbled away bits of Nepal?

Has India nibbled away bits of Nepal?

Has India really encroached on Nepalese land in 23 districts bordering Nepal? A recent book accuses India of encroaching upon Nepal territory. In the last decade, India has encroached upon…

Nepal’s LGBT trsyt with destiny: Sunil Pant

Nepal’s LGBT trsyt with destiny: Sunil Pant

Sunil Babu Pant , Nepal’s former Member of Parliament, speaking at opening ceremony of UN regional seminar on Human Rights, Sexual orientation and Gender identity in Kathmandu today, 22/03/2013.. Text of…

South Asia Sanitation Campaign Launched

South Asia Sanitation Campaign Launched

KATHMANDU, Nepal— Thousands of citizens of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka came together earlier this week [March 19] to launch a regional sanitation campaign for South Asia.…

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