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Tag Archives: Nepal

Kalapani row: Nepal announces to deploy more forces at India border

KATHMANDU: Nepal will increase the number of security outposts and deploy more armed personnel at the border with India, Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has announced. The senior minister said Kathmandu expects India to avoid any unilateral measures in the Kalapani region and remain committed to the ‘fixed border’ principle as ...

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Nepal’s Anjali claims T20 cricket bowling record

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Anjali Chand claimed the best-ever bowling figures of six for nought in a women’s Twenty20 international at the South Asian Games on Monday. Chand, making her international debut, bowled 2.1 overs without conceding a single run as Nepal bowled out Maldives women for 16 in 10.1 overs in ...

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Clean cooking still a challenge in Nepal: World Bank

KATHMANDU: Despite progress in the quality of electricity access in recent years, clean cooking remains a challenge for Nepal, as firewood, which is polluting and causes a myriad of heath issues particularly for women and children, remains the most widely used source of cooking fuel, states a first-of-its-kind national survey ...

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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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