Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Tag Archives: Nepal

World Renowned Ex-UN official jailed for child abuse

LONDON: A former UN official has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Nepal, officials said Tuesday, following a trial underscoring the country’s growing appeal for foreign paedophiles. Peter John Dalglish, 62, from Canada, a former high-profile humanitarian worker, was sentenced on Monday to terms of nine and seven years ...

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Congestion didn’t kill climbers on Mount Everest: Nepal

Nepal’s Department of Tourism (DoT) claimed that high altitude sickness and other health reasons caused deaths on Mount Everest this spring season, not congestion. The DoT’s statement has come at a time when it is facing immense criticism for issuing too many permits to scale the world’s tallest peak while ...

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At least 3 killed in aircraft collision in Nepal’s Lukla airport

KATHMANDU: At least three people were killed after an aircraft of Summit Air collided with a helicopter at Lukla Airport in Nepal on Sunday morning, according to local authorities. Locals said a Summit Air plane with call sign 9N-AMH collided with a helicopter of Manang Air, which was parked within ...

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Nepal government tightens screws on social media

KATHMANDU: The government has proposed a new law seeking to impose a fine of Rs 1.5 million and five years in prison for those writing improper things on social networking sites. The bill related to managing information technology has a provision that no one should be duped, dominated, discouraged, discriminated, ...

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Nepal urged to crack down on menstruation huts

NEPAL faced urgent calls on Monday to stop women being banished from their homes during their periods after a teenager died sleeping in a hut, becoming the fourth victim in weeks. Parbati Bogati, 17, suffocated after lighting a fire to keep warm in the windowless mud and stone hut she ...

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US-Bangla crash: Nepal says pilot had ‘emotional breakdown’

KATMANDU: The plane caught fire after making a dangerous landing attempt in Kathmandu last March The pilot of a plane that crashed in Nepal last March “seemed to have an emotional breakdown”, according to a final report into the disaster. The flight carrying 71 people from Dhaka in Bangladesh caught ...

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Nepal’s first robot waiter is ready for orders

KATHMANDU: “Please enjoy your meal,” says Nepal’s first robot waiter, Ginger, as she delivers a plate of steaming dumplings to a table of hungry customers. The poor Himalayan nation is better known for its soaring mountain peaks than technological prowess, but a group of self-taught young innovators are seeking to ...

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Five Koreans among nine killed in Himalayas in Nepal

Five South Korean climbers and their four Nepali guides have been killed after their base camp in the Himalayas was ravaged by a storm, local police and hiking officials said on Sunday. The disaster, which claimed the life of record-breaking Korean climber Kim Chang-ho, is the worst climbing accident to ...

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Nepal to ban porn sites to curb rising rape cases

The Nepalese government said on Friday that it will block the publication and dissemination of pornographic content in the country, citing an increase in incidents of rape. The Ministry for Information and Communication issued a release citing pornographic content to be the reason for rape. “The Criminal Code 2071 article ...

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Nepal in talks with India, Pakistan to revitalise Saarc

KATHMANDU: Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Sunday said Nepal has been holding negotiations with India and Pakistan to revitalise the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc). The Prime Minister said Nepal, as the current chair of Saarc, has been making sincere efforts to remove misunderstandings between India ...

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