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Nepal News

Trevor Hall discusses new album 'Chapter of The Forest' and tour Special

Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall chatted about his latest studio album "Chapter of the Forest," as well as his tour dates with Michael Franti.
Digital Journal Report by Markos Papadatos

Indian schoolgirl elated after Everest summit

Kathmandu - A 13-year-old impoverished Indian schoolgirl, thought to be the youngest female to climb Mount Everest, said Monday she had never scaled a mountain before setting her sights on the world's highest peak.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Climbers back on Everest after avalanche disaster

Kathmandu - Two foreign mountaineers have returned to Everest after a deadly avalanche effectively ended the climbing season, flying by helicopter partway up the peak before starting their ascents, an official said Tuesday.
In the Media by Paavan Mathema (AFP)

Nepal counts cost of damaging Everest debacle

Kathmandu - Dreams shattered and counting their losses, many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal to climb Everest, upset by ugly scenes at base camp and what they see as the government's mismanagement of the peak.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Sherpas struggle as Everest shuts down after killer avalanche

Kathmandu - An unprecedented shutdown of Mount Everest after the worst ever accident on the world's highest peak has left grieving Nepalese sherpa guides and their families fearing for their livelihoods.
In the Media by Paavan Mathema (AFP)

Fresh safety, violence fears on Mount Everest

Kathmandu - The Nepal government held talks with grieving and angry sherpas on Mount Everest Thursday to try to end a deepening crisis on the world's highest peak after an avalanche killed 16 of their colleagues.
In the Media by Kamal Pariyar (AFP)

Cancellations on Everest amid talks to save climbing season

Kathmandu - Nepal's government strove Wednesday to save the Everest climbing season from an unprecedented walkout by sherpa guides as another major mountaineering company abandoned its expedition following a deadly avalanche last week.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Everest guides abandon climbing season after deadly avalanche

Kathmandu - Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday they would abandon this year's climbing season to honour 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week, throwing hundreds of mountaineers' plans into chaos.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Tension at Everest base camp over sherpa strike threat

Kathmandu - Tensions mounted Tuesday at Everest base camp as frustrated mountaineers who have paid tens of thousands of dollars to climb the world's highest peak faced disappointment due to a strike threat by guides.
In the Media by AFP

Cancellation threat follows tragedy on Everest

Kathmandu - Expedition leaders and guides threatened Monday to cancel all climbing on Mount Everest after the deadliest avalanche in its history as hundreds of Nepalese sherpas paid final respects to fellow guides.
In the Media by Paavan Mathema (AFP)

Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest

Kathmandu - Nepal on Sunday called off the search for local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest killed 13 colleagues, as climbers recalled the terrifying moments when the avalanche hit.
In the Media by Paavan Mathema (AFP)

Twelve sherpas killed on Mount Everest avalanche, 3 more missing

A tourism ministry official in Nepal, Krishna Lamsal, reports an avalanche early Friday morning on Mount Everest has killed at least 12 Nepalese guides. Another 3 guides, also called 'sherpas', are missing and believed to have died in the avalanche.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

At least 11 dead in worst-ever Everest avalanche

Kathmandu - At least eleven Nepalese climbing guides have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, a rescue team official told AFP, in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak.
In the Media by AFP

Nepalese pioneer inducted into 'Internet Hall of Fame'

Hong Kong - A Nepalese educator who transformed the way of life in more than 150 remote Himalayan villages by connecting them to the Internet was Tuesday inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
In the Media by AFP

Nepal may install ladders on Everest's Hillary Step

Kathmandu - Nepal may install ladders on Mount Everest's Hillary Step, the final rock wall which climbers have to scale to reach the summit, in a bid to ease congestion, the government said Monday.Expedition organisers announced last week that extra ropes would be...
In the Media by AFP

Mt. Everest climbers told to bring their garbage back down

It will be 61 years in May since the first successful attempt at reaching the summit of Mt. Everest was made. Since that time, 3,500 people have succeeded in duplicating the feat of Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Passenger plane carrying 18 missing in Nepal: officials

Pokhara - A Nepal Airlines plane carrying 15 passengers and three crew went missing on Sunday afternoon shortly after take off from a popular tourist resort, police and an airline spokesman said."The Nepal Airlines plane with 14 passengers took off from Pokhara ...
In the Media by AFP

Nepal parliament elects Sushil Koirala as new PM

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament elected political veteran Sushil Koirala as prime minister on Monday, its speaker Surya Bahadur Thapa announced. "Sushil Koirala has secured 405 of 553 votes cast at the election today.
In the Media by Deepak ADHIKARI (AFP)

Doctors end strike in Nepal

Kathmandu - Hundreds of Nepalese doctors on Friday ended a five-day strike after the government agreed to meet their demands for medical education reforms, their professional association said.
In the Media by AFP

No justice for Nepal's slave girls

Kathmandu - Nine-year-old Manjita Chaudhary had never spent a night away from her parents when her father sold her to a Nepalese policeman for $25.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Nepal's ex-goddesses to receive monthly allowance

Kathmandu - Nepal's former Kumaris, girls worshipped as living goddesses in a centuries-old tradition, are to be awarded a pension to help them re-adjust to normal life, an official said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

French man with multiple sclerosis to tandem skydive over Everest

Kathmandu - 55-year-old Marc Kopp, a sufferer of multiple sclerosis, is not letting the disease get him down. He is planning to become the first disabled person to tandem skydive over Mount Everest.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Lawsuit alleges that UN forces brought cholera epidemic to Haiti

A federal lawsuit that will reportedly be filed in New York on Wednesday alleges that Nepalese United Nations peacekeepers re-introduced cholera into Haiti.

Op-Ed: Nepal's poor yet beautiful women, young and old Special

Kathmandu - Nepal is among the most impoverished nations in the world, but you wouldn't suspect it when seeing the smiles and open faces of its women and girls. Most travelers are drawn here because of the magnificent Himalayas, yet the people are even more majestic.
Digital Journal Report by R. C. Camphausen - 10 comments

Op-Ed: Cremation yes or no? Religions, traditions, and modern times Special

Among the variety of funerary practices observed in various cultures and countries, burial and cremation are the most common. Some religions prefer the one and ban the other, sometimes both are 'allowed.' Even today, cremation occurs in only 31 nations.
Digital Journal Report by R. C. Camphausen - 13 comments

Bardot wins fight for the life of two elephants in France

Lyon - After Brigitte Bardot threatened to move to Russia if Baby and Népal were put down, France's Council of State has now granted a reprieve for the two elderly zoo elephants.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: Pushpa Basnet named 2012 CNN Hero of the Year

On Sunday night in a live telecast, Pushpa Basnet was selected and given the distinction of being the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year for her work towards helping Nepal's children.
In the Media by Can Tran

Plane crashes just after takeoff in Nepal, killing 19

Kathmandu - A plane crash in Nepal has been reported to have killed 19 people. The cause of the crash is still under investigation at this time.
In the Media by Bill Lewis

Avalanche kills climbers in Nepal

Nine mountain climbers are believed to have died and six more climbers are missing in Nepal after an avalanche occurred on a Himalayan peak. The avalanche struck a base camp near the summit.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Nepal women banned from Middle East over abuse and exploitation

Due to increased concern over abuse and exploitation Nepal has banned women under 30 from working in the Persian Gulf states.
In the Media by Paul Iddon
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Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
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Former Nepal Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal
Krish Dulal
Former Nepal Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal
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Digital photograph of Mount Everest taken at an elevation of 5 300 meter from Gokyo Ri  Khumbu  Nepa...
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Digital photograph of Mount Everest taken at an elevation of 5,300 meter from Gokyo Ri, Khumbu, Nepal on Nov.5, 2012.
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Thanks to the community initiative to dig a pond  this year  villagers in Teenpiple  Nepal have rece...
Thanks to the community initiative to dig a pond, this year, villagers in Teenpiple, Nepal have received a good harvest of corn
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The sadhu monks of Nepal
The sadhu monks of Nepal
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Two girls. Durbar Square  Kathmandu
Two girls. Durbar Square, Kathmandu
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Pictured is an Indian cobra snake.
Renaud d'Avout d'Averstaedt
Pictured is an Indian cobra snake.
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Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags.
Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Flags.
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Funeral pyre. Katmandu  Kali Gandaki river.
Funeral pyre. Katmandu, Kali Gandaki river.
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Swimming monkeys near Swayambhunath  also known as Monkey Temple.
Swimming monkeys near Swayambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple.
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The body is washed and prepared to be burned
The body is washed and prepared to be burned
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Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
Unpaved roads everywhere. In the background the majestic Himalayas. South of Kathmandu.
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Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
Ginger selling market woman. Kathmandu
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Wild and homeless girl. Pashupatinath temple  Kathmandu
Wild and homeless girl. Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu
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The western side of Mt. Everest.  November 5  2012.
Rdevany
The western side of Mt. Everest. November 5, 2012.
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Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black  kohl  under her eyes is...
Young one carried by her mother through the streets of Kathmandu. The black 'kohl' under her eyes is not make-up, but a protection against the sun.
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In the international market  one kg of Caterpillar mushroom can fetch up to USD 10 000.
In the international market, one kg of Caterpillar mushroom can fetch up to USD 10,000.
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Young mother  begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu  Ne...
Young mother, begging on the stairs leading towards the large Swayambhunath Stupa near Kathmandu, Nepal
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Two market women in conversation. Durbar Square  Kathmandu
Two market women in conversation. Durbar Square, Kathmandu
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