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Wider Image - Chugging back to life: Nepal revamps colonial-era rail link

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Wider Image - Chugging back to life: Nepal revamps colonial-era rail link

- JANAKPUR, Nepal: Shrubs spring up around a rusted train engine in southeast Nepal, with carriages propped up on bricks and tall grass growing over abandoned wheels, offering mute testimony to years of neglect suffered by an abandoned railway line. First built as a cargo line to carry wood from Nepal to India in 1937, it was once the lifeblood of the community in Janakpur, running 29 km (18 miles) from Jainagar in India's neighbouring eastern state of Bihar

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15 volunteers to build a school in Nepal

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15 volunteers to build a school in Nepal

- Dubai: If you have been thinking about joining a volunteer campaign, a Dubai charity might just provide the fulfilling experience you have been looking forward to. In October, 15 handpicked volunteers will travel with Dubai Cares for a week, to a remote region in western Nepal. There, the volunteers will help the locals build a new school in a community. Interested candidates must be 21 or above and can log on to www

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French 'bikini killer' has heart surgery in Nepal

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French 'bikini killer' has heart surgery in Nepal

- PIC: Nepalese surgeon Dr. Raamesh Koirala (L) poses for a photograph before performing open heart surgery on French serial killer Charles Sobhraj (R), 73, in Kathmandu. (AFP/Dr. Raamesh Koirala) SURGERY A French serial killer nicknamed the "bikini killer" for a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s was recovering after having open heart surgery in Nepal on Monday, his wife and a doctor said

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Confessed French serial killer has heart surgery in Nepal

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Confessed French serial killer has heart surgery in Nepal

- KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Confessed French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who is serving a life sentence in Nepal, is recovering after successful heart surgery in the Himalayan country. Doctors at Shahid Ganga Lal Hospital in Kathmandu say Charles Sobhraj's heart surgery on Monday was uneventful. He was recovering in the hospital's cardiac care unit. Sobhraj has been in a Nepal jail since 2004, when a court sentenced him to life in prison for the 1975 killing of a Western backpacker

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French 'bikini killer' has heart surgery in Nepal

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French 'bikini killer' has heart surgery in Nepal

- KATHMANDU: A French serial killer nicknamed the "bikini killer" for a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s was recovering after having open heart surgery in Nepal on Monday, his wife and a doctor said. In 2014, he was handed a second life sentence for the killing of Canadian backpacker Laurent Carriere, whose passport he had used to escape Nepal after killing the pair

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Serial Killer Charles Sobhraj To Undergo Open Heart Surgery In Nepal

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Serial Killer Charles Sobhraj To Undergo Open Heart Surgery In Nepal

- Kathmandu: Notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj, a Frenchman of Indian and Vietnamese parentage who has been in Nepal's jail for years, was today admitted to a hospital where he is expected to undergo open heart surgery. Sobhraj, 73, had recently fainted in a special cell of Central Jail of Kathmandu, where he has been kept in confinement for the last 12 years

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Nepal bans Polish climber over illegal Everest traverse

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Nepal bans Polish climber over illegal Everest traverse

- KATHMANDU - A Polish man has been banned from climbing any mountain in Nepal for 10 years after he made a rare traverse of Mount Everest last month without the correct permit, a Nepali official said on Thursday. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, from Szczecin, Poland, climbed the world’s highest peak on May 21 from the Chinese route and descended on the Nepali side of the mountain that straddles their border

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Unconvincing India beat Nepal

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Unconvincing India beat Nepal

- Lack of missed chances and finishing woes trouble hosts as they overcome lesser-fancied neighbours 2-0 in friendly The result of the international friendly match between India and Nepal ended along the expected lines. Ranked 100th in the FIFA rankings, India were favourites taking on Nepal placed 169. And the hosts established their supremacy getting the better of their neighbours 2-0. However, the Indian team will go home with disappointing faces especially ahead of their important Asian Cup qualifiers clash with Kyrgyzstan on June 13

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Sher Bahadur Deuba elected Nepal's PM for fourth time

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Sher Bahadur Deuba elected Nepal's PM for fourth time

- Deuba, 70, was the sole candidate to contest in the prime minister election. Veteran Nepalese politician Sher Bahadur Deuba was on Tuesday elected as Nepal's prime minister for the fourth time after the main opposition party decided to end the obstruction of parliament. Deuba, 70, was the sole candidate to contest in the prime minister election as the main opposition UML or any other party didn't register their candidacies

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Sher Bahadur Deuba sole candidate in PM race, voting on Tuesday

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Sher Bahadur Deuba sole candidate in PM race, voting on Tuesday

- Sher Bahadur Deuba all set to become Nepal's 40th PM on Tuesday. The parliamentary voting to elect veteran politician Sher Bahadur Deuba as the 40th prime minister of Nepal had to be postponed till Tuesday as the main political parties today failed to forge a consensus to conduct the House proceedings. The main opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist (CPM-UML) led by former prime minister KP Sharma Oli had threatened to obstruct the House proceedings against the repolling ordered in Bharatpur Metropolitan City

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Nepal To Elect New Prime Minister On Sunday

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Nepal To Elect New Prime Minister On Sunday

- Kathmandu: Nepal's Parliament is set to elect a new prime minister on Sunday after former premier Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' resigned after a brief stint of nine months. The Secretariat of the Legislature-Parliament has published the election schedule for the post of prime minister. As per the schedule, any legitimate member of the Legislature-Parliament willing to contest the elections can register his or her candidacy for the post of prime minister from 11 am to 4 pm tomorrow at the Parliament Secretariat

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Vrachtvliegtuigen crashen in Nepal

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Vrachtvliegtuigen crashen in Nepal

- Voor de tweede keer binnen drie dagen is in Nepal een vrachtvliegtuig verongelukt. Het toestel crashte in een akker nadat een poging om te landen in de stad Simikot moest worden afgebroken vanwege het slechte weer. De piloot kwam daardoor om het leven. Twee bemanningsleden raakten zwaargewond.

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Singaporean woman who died of altitude sickness in Nepal an avid runner, say friends

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Singaporean woman who died of altitude sickness in Nepal an avid runner, say friends

- SINGAPORE - Quantity surveyor Amy Wong Kum Ling, 46, who died of altitude sickness on Friday (May 26) on her way to Mount Everest's base camp, was an avid trail runner who loved the outdoors. She had arrived just one day earlier with friends at Lobuche, a small Nepalese village near Mount Everest at an altitude of about 4,940m. She was there to take part in the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon - billed as the world's highest marathon - which starts Monday (May 29) from the base camp at an altitude of 5,364m

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Singapore woman in Nepal dies of altitude sickness: What it is and how to prevent it

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Singapore woman in Nepal dies of altitude sickness: What it is and how to prevent it

- Singaporean Amy Wong died of altitude sickness in Nepal last Friday (May 26). She was there to to take part in the Everest Marathon to be held on May 29. Last year, a Singaporean man also succumbed to the sickness while climbing Stok Kangri in the western Himalayas. Altitude sickness strikes when people ascend heights too quickly. The lack of oxygen and decreased atmospheric pressure cause headaches, fatigue and dizziness

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India left trainwrecked as China & Nepal surge ahead

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India left trainwrecked as China & Nepal surge ahead

- There is a six-kilometre broad gauge line from Raxaul in India to Sirsiya Inland Container Depot or Dry Port near Birgunj just across the border. If China can virtually punch holes in the Himalayas to build the Friendship Highway between Lhasa and Kathmandu, and now plans to lay railway tracks to link these two cities, perhaps nothing — except a lack of initiative — prevented India from establishing a train route to the Nepalese capital, especially when the terrain on our side is much more favourable

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Singaporean dies of altitude sickness in Nepal

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Singaporean dies of altitude sickness in Nepal

- NEPAL • A Singaporean woman died of altitude sickness at Lobuche village in the Khumjung area of Solukhumbu District in Nepal last Friday. She has been identified as 46-year-old Amy Wong Kum Ling. She arrived at Lobuche, a small village near Mount Everest, last Thursday to take part in the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon, to be held tomorrow. The marathon is named after the Sherpa and his British companion who first summitted Everest on May 29, 1953 - 64 years ago

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Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured

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Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured

- KATHMANDU, Nepal — A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo crashed near Mount Everest on Saturday, killing one of the pilots, Nepalese officials said. The two other crew members were injured. The plane hit a mountain about 20 meters (66 feet) below the runway of Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest, said government administrator Umesh Pandey

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How to measure a mountain: Everest height called into question
How to measure a mountain: Everest height called into question Since 1955, Everest's official height has been 8,848 meters Studies show that there might have been some elevation changes over the years In the past, Nepal has rejected height measurements calculated by foreign teams (CNN)Did Mount Everest shrink after Nepal's massive 2015 earthquake? Has it lost a few meters of snow cover due to global warming? Is it getting taller due to shifting continental plates? To clear up these frequently raised questions once and for all, the Nepalese government has kicked off the long and arduous mission of re-measuring the height of the world's tallest peak   Read More ...
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Next door Nepal: Limited choices
Nepal has been a laboratory of too many political experiments, but none of them, except the one between December 1960 and 1990, resulted in political stability and infrastructure development. That was, however, under absolute monarchy, with political parties banned under law. The post-1990 experiments — first with monarchy in democracy, then Republicanism — have come at the cost of political stability, causing major concern at home and abroad   Read More ...
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Climber who died descending Alaska mountain was from Nepal
The National Park Service in Alaska says the climber who died on Denali, North America's highest mountain, was a 28-year-old man from Nepal. The park service said today that Sanjay Pandit, of Kathmandu, was descending the mountain Friday with two teammates when he died of an unknown medical illness. Denali's summit is at 20,310 feet (6,190-meters). Pandit was on Denali's West Buttress route   Read More ...
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Five injured in blast at election office in Nepal
Five injured in blast at election office in Nepal A bomb went off on Sunday at an election office in Nepal’s Kapilvastu district, injuring five people ahead of the second phase of the crucial local body elections which are being held after a gap of 20 years. The bomb exploded at the election officer’s office in Vadganga Municipality of Kapilvastu district when a joint panel of Nepali Congress and CPN (Maoist Center) was returning after filing their nomination for the second phase of local level election to be held on June 28   Read More ...
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‘Momos are also eaten in Nepal’: Mohan, a momo vendor in North Delhi
‘Momos are also eaten in Nepal’: Mohan, a momo vendor in North Delhi Last week, Ramesh Arora, a BJP MLC from Jammu, called for a ban on “Chinese” momos, saying “our teenagers are getting addicted to the killer dumplings”. Mohan, who sells momos in Delhi’s Majnu Ka Tila, says his customers don’t worry about the origins of the dish. 1. Where did you learn to make momos? Before coming to New Delhi 22 years ago, I worked for eateries in Birgunj, Nepal   Read More ...
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Declare Nepal and India as Hindu Rashtras: All India Hindu Convetion passes resolution in Goa
Declare Nepal and India as Hindu Rashtras: All India Hindu Convetion passes resolution in Goa The All India Hindu Convention today passed a resolution demanding that India and Nepal be declared 'Hindu Rashtra'. "Various pro-Hindu and patriotic organisations all over India and abroad are striving to establish Hindu Rashtra. Declaring India and Nepal Hindu Rashtra was one of the many resolutions passed at the convention," Hindu Janajagruti Samiti leader Charudatt Pingale told reporters here. "The 6th All India Hindu Convention, which was organised to unite and channelise the efforts of these organisations, concluded successfully," he told a press conference   Read More ...
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Indian Killed, 20 Hurt In Nepal Bus Accident: Report
Indian Killed, 20 Hurt In Nepal Bus Accident: Report Kathmandu: An Indian man was killed and 20 people were injured today when a passenger bus crashed due to alleged overspeeding in Nepal's western Banke district. Niluji Adhikary, 35, a resident of Kolkata, died on the spot in Rapti Sunari Rural Municipality-9, about 500 kms west of Kathmandu, Himalayan Times reported. The bus, heading towards Surkhet from Butwal, turned turtle at Dhakeri area in the wee hours, Deputy Superintendent of Police Suresh Kafle said   Read More ...
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Nepal Madhesis' meeting with PM ends inconclusively
A meeting between Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and a key Madhesi party over the current crisis today failed to yield any results as the minority party insisted on amending the Constitution before the local body polls on June 28. Deuba had invited leaders of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJP-N) to his residence in Budhanilkantha, 10 kms from Kathmandu, for informal consultation on the current crisis, according to sources close to the Prime Minister   Read More ...
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India has not interfered in Nepal's constitutional amendment process: MEA
India has not interfered in Nepal's constitutional amendment process: MEA India says it has never put any pressure on Nepal. India today made it clear that it has never put any pressure on Nepal or the embattled Madhesi groups, adding that it wants an "inclusive" Constitution. It also rejected the notion that it interfered in the process of constitutional amendments in the Himalayan nation. MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said India wants an inclusive Constitution by taking people of different segments on board   Read More ...
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Nepal court demands quick compensation for acid attack victims
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early 2015, 16-year-old Sangita Magar was in a tuition centre in the Nepali capital Kathmandu when a young man burst into the room and flung acid at her, injuring Magar and her friend. Magar, who suffered burns to her face, chest, stomach and legs in the attack, has still not received official compensation, as there is no provision in Nepali law for an immediate payment   Read More ...
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Nepal defers local polls in Madhesi-stronghold province
The Nepal government today postponed the date of local-level elections in the disputed Madhesi-stronghold province number two by nearly three months, adding a third phase in the polls. With the move, which came following a Cabinet meeting, the polls will now be held in three phases of which the first phase was concluded in provinces 3, 4 and 6 on May 14   Read More ...
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Chugging back to life: Nepal revamps colonial-era rail link
Chugging back to life: Nepal revamps colonial-era rail link JANAKPUR, Nepal Shrubs spring up around a rusted train engine in southeast Nepal, with carriages propped up on bricks and tall grass growing over abandoned wheels, offering mute testimony to years of neglect suffered by an abandoned railway line. First built as a cargo line to carry wood from Nepal to India in 1937, it was once the lifeblood of the community in Janakpur, running 29 km (18 miles) from Jainagar in India's neighboring eastern state of Bihar   Read More ...
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Wider Image - Chugging back to life: Nepal revamps colonial-era rail link
Wider Image - Chugging back to life: Nepal revamps colonial-era rail link JANAKPUR, Nepal: Shrubs spring up around a rusted train engine in southeast Nepal, with carriages propped up on bricks and tall grass growing over abandoned wheels, offering mute testimony to years of neglect suffered by an abandoned railway line. First built as a cargo line to carry wood from Nepal to India in 1937, it was once the lifeblood of the community in Janakpur, running 29 km (18 miles) from Jainagar in India's neighbouring eastern state of Bihar   Read More ...
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Nepal Govt. prepares to postpone polls for province no. 2
The Nepal Government has made preparations to postpone the local level election in province number two. The decision of the government came after their meeting with the agitating Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal on Thursday. The Madhesh-based parties are active in province two. ?Upon the suggestion from the election commission, polling in province number 2 to be commenced in third phase and upon the suggestion, the date for nomination for election is thought to be postponed back by one or two days   Read More ...
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Madhesi activist seeks ‘invalid’ voting ahead of local polls in Nepal
Madhesi activist seeks ‘invalid’ voting ahead of local polls in Nepal Activist C K Raut, who has been campaigning for an independent Madhes encompassing Nepal’s 20 districts, has asked the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP) to encourage its supporters to vote in a way that their votes becomes invalid. The statement comes as Madhes-based RJP appears determined to boycott the second round of local elections on June 28. It has been interpreted as the rejection of the Nepal’s constitution, which the region’s people allege denies them equal rights   Read More ...
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Nepal to deport Everest climber after illegal Tibet crossing
Nepal said today it would deport a Polish climber who illegally entered the country by crossing from Tibet at the summit of Mount Everest. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, climbed the world's highest peak in May from the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. Adamski had no entry visa for Nepal or permission to be on Everest's southern side, having only paid Chinese authorities for a permit to ascend from Tibet   Read More ...
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Nepal To Deport Polish Everest Climber After Illegal Tibet Crossing
Nepal To Deport Polish Everest Climber After Illegal Tibet Crossing Nepal: Nepal said Wednesday it would deport a Polish climber who illegally entered the country by crossing from Tibet at the summit of Mount Everest. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, climbed the world's highest peak in May from the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. Adamski had no entry visa for Nepal or permission to be on Everest's southern side, having only paid Chinese authorities for a permit to ascend from Tibet   Read More ...
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Nepal PM hints at postponing polls if it helps end deadlock
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has hinted at postponing the polls if it helps in ending the constitutional deadlock. Deuba said that he will be talking to top political leaders on this issue of postponing polls in Provinces 2 and 5. Prime Minister Deuba had called a meeting of the top leaders of three major parties?the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Centre) on Tuesday to seek their advice whether to postpone the polls Provinces 2 and 5, if that paves the way for the Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) to join the elections   Read More ...
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15 volunteers to build a school in Nepal
15 volunteers to build a school in Nepal Dubai: If you have been thinking about joining a volunteer campaign, a Dubai charity might just provide the fulfilling experience you have been looking forward to. In October, 15 handpicked volunteers will travel with Dubai Cares for a week, to a remote region in western Nepal. There, the volunteers will help the locals build a new school in a community. Interested candidates must be 21 or above and can log on to www   Read More ...
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French 'bikini killer' has heart surgery in Nepal
French 'bikini killer' has heart surgery in Nepal PIC: Nepalese surgeon Dr. Raamesh Koirala (L) poses for a photograph before performing open heart surgery on French serial killer Charles Sobhraj (R), 73, in Kathmandu. (AFP/Dr. Raamesh Koirala) SURGERY A French serial killer nicknamed the "bikini killer" for a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s was recovering after having open heart surgery in Nepal on Monday, his wife and a doctor said   Read More ...
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Confessed French serial killer has heart surgery in Nepal
Confessed French serial killer has heart surgery in Nepal KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Confessed French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who is serving a life sentence in Nepal, is recovering after successful heart surgery in the Himalayan country. Doctors at Shahid Ganga Lal Hospital in Kathmandu say Charles Sobhraj's heart surgery on Monday was uneventful. He was recovering in the hospital's cardiac care unit. Sobhraj has been in a Nepal jail since 2004, when a court sentenced him to life in prison for the 1975 killing of a Western backpacker   Read More ...
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Confessed French serial killer has heart surgery in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Confessed French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who is serving a life sentence in Nepal, is recovering after successful heart surgery in the Himalayan country. Doctors at Shahid Ganga Lal Hospital in Kathmandu say Charles Sobhraj's heart surgery on Monday was uneventful. He was recovering in the hospital's cardiac care unit. Sobhraj has been in a Nepal jail since 2004, when a court sentenced him to life in prison for the 1975 killing of a Western backpacker   Read More ...
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Confessed French serial killer has heart surgery in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Confessed French serial killer Charles Sobhraj, who is serving a life sentence in Nepal, is recovering after successful heart surgery in the Himalayan country. Doctors at Shahid Ganga Lal Hospital in Kathmandu say Charles Sobhraj's heart surgery on Monday was uneventful. He was recovering in the hospital's cardiac care unit. Sobhraj has been in a Nepal jail since 2004, when a court sentenced him to life in prison for the 1975 killing of a Western backpacker   Read More ...
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French 'bikini killer' has heart surgery in Nepal
French 'bikini killer' has heart surgery in Nepal KATHMANDU: A French serial killer nicknamed the "bikini killer" for a string of murders throughout Asia in the 1970s was recovering after having open heart surgery in Nepal on Monday, his wife and a doctor said. In 2014, he was handed a second life sentence for the killing of Canadian backpacker Laurent Carriere, whose passport he had used to escape Nepal after killing the pair   Read More ...
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Uttar Pradesh: Nepalese arrested for smuggling drugs
Uttar Pradesh: Nepalese arrested for smuggling drugs The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) arrested a Nepalese national in Maharajganj, UP, for allegedly smuggling drugs and seized 6.4 kg charas from her possession. Commandant of SSB's first battalion Shiv Dayal told PTI, "During a routine check by the SSB last night at Sonauli check post on the India-Nepal border, the SSB caught hold of the smuggler…During interrogation, she admitted that she had brought charas from Nepal and also disclosed her links with drug smugglers in India   Read More ...
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Next Door Nepal: New leader, old politics
Next Door Nepal: New leader, old politics A leadership change on expected lines is hardly likely to arouse expectations. In that sense, Nepal’s new prime minister, 72-year-old Sher Bahadur Deuba, should consider himself lucky. He replaced Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal, while securing little less than two-thirds majority in parliament. After all, both Dahal and Deuba, who is also president of the Nepali Congress, have said the coalition they gave birth to last year will continue, at least till January next year, the deadline for holding elections to federal parliament and seven provincial legislatures   Read More ...
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Nepal PM says will address Madhesis' issues after local polls
Nepal's new Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today reiterated his commitment to amend the Constitution to address the demands of agitating Madhesis after the second phase of local-level polls on June 28, saying they should not doubt his words. Deuba, while addressing lawmakers in Parliament, stressed on the need to broaden the ownership of the new Constitution promulgated in 2015   Read More ...
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Serial Killer Charles Sobhraj To Undergo Open Heart Surgery In Nepal
Serial Killer Charles Sobhraj To Undergo Open Heart Surgery In Nepal Kathmandu: Notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj, a Frenchman of Indian and Vietnamese parentage who has been in Nepal's jail for years, was today admitted to a hospital where he is expected to undergo open heart surgery. Sobhraj, 73, had recently fainted in a special cell of Central Jail of Kathmandu, where he has been kept in confinement for the last 12 years   Read More ...
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Nepal Honours Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu For Scaling Mount Everest 6 Times
Nepal Honours Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu For Scaling Mount Everest 6 Times Kathmandu: Nepal has felicitated Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu, who became the first person from India to summit the Mount Everest for a record six times. Mr Dharmashaktu, a Padma Shri recipient who hails from Uttarakhand, was honoured at a function organised by Adventure Sports Tourism Society in Lalitpur city near Kathmandu on Thursday. Mr Dharmashaktu was appointed a Tourism Ambassador of Nepal to north India during the function   Read More ...
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Nepal honours Indian who climbed Mount Everest record six times
Nepal honours Indian who climbed Mount Everest record six times Top News Nepal has felicitated an Indian who became the first person from the country to summit Mount Everest for a record six times. Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu, a Padma Shri recipient who hails from Uttarakhand, was honoured at a function organised by Adventure Sports Tourism Society in Lalitpur Metropolitan City near Kathmandu. Dharmashaktu was appointed a Tourism Ambassador of Nepal to north India during the function   Read More ...
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Serial killer Sobhraj to undergo open heart surgery in Nepal
Notorious serial killer Charles Sobhraj, a Frenchman of Indian and Vietnamese parentage who has been in Nepal's jail for years, was today admitted to a hospital where he is expected to undergo open heart surgery. Sobhraj, 73, had recently fainted in a special cell of Central Jail of Kathmandu, where he has been kept in confinement for the last 12 years   Read More ...
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Nepal honours Indian who climbed Everest for record 6 times
Nepal has felicitated an Indian who became the first person from the country to summit Mount Everest for a record six times. Love Raj Singh Dharmashaktu, a Padma Shri recipient who hails from Uttarakhand, was honoured at a function organised by Adventure Sports Tourism Society in Lalitpur Metropolitan City near here on Thursday. Mr. Dharmashaktu was appointed a Tourism Ambassador of Nepal to north India during the function   Read More ...
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Deuba’s Nepal: The challenges he faces
Deuba’s Nepal: The challenges he faces Related News Sher Bahadur Deuba has become Nepal’s Prime Minister for the fourth time. He secured massive support in the parliament; 388 out of a total of 558 persons voting. The Nepali Congress (NC) leader was the only candidate and should have been elected uncontested, but the opposition Nepal Communist Party (United Marxist Leninist- UML) decided to vote against him; it could muster only 170 votes   Read More ...
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Nepal amends 'Local Level Election Act' to ensure ethnic minorities' participation
The parliamentary meeting of Thursday endorsed the first amendment bill of the Local Level Elections Act in Nepal, thus, paving way for the participation of the ethnic minorities in the second phase election slated for June 28. The amended Article 18 (1) of the Local Level Election Act had a mandatory provision for political parties to submit the signatures of parties officers to Election Commission 15 days prior to the day of filing the candidacy   Read More ...
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Pole banned from Nepal mountains after illegal entry
A Pole who illegally traversed Mount Everest has been banned from climbing in Nepal for 10 years and faces deportation, an official said today. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, had scaled Everest from the Chinese side last month and descended on Nepal's side, said Nepal's Mountaineering Department official Durga Dutta Dhakal. Adamski had no visa to enter Nepal or permit to scale Everest, he said   Read More ...
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Nepal Bans Polish Climber Over Illegal Mount Everest Traverse
Nepal Bans Polish Climber Over Illegal Mount Everest Traverse Kathmandu: A Polish man has been banned from climbing any mountain in Nepal for 10 years after he made a rare traverse of Mount Everest last month without the correct permit, a Nepali official said on Thursday. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, from Szczecin, Poland, climbed the world's highest peak on May 21 from the Chinese route and descended on the Nepali side of the mountain that straddles their border   Read More ...
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Nepal bans Polish climber over illegal Everest traverse
Nepal bans Polish climber over illegal Everest traverse A Polish man has been banned from climbing any mountain in Nepal for 10 years after he made a rare traverse of Mount Everest last month without the correct permit, a Nepali official said on Thursday. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, from Szczecin, Poland, climbed the world's highest peak on May 21 from the Chinese route and descended on the Nepali side of the mountain that straddles their border   Read More ...
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Nepal bans Polish climber over illegal Everest traverse
Nepal bans Polish climber over illegal Everest traverse KATHMANDU - A Polish man has been banned from climbing any mountain in Nepal for 10 years after he made a rare traverse of Mount Everest last month without the correct permit, a Nepali official said on Thursday. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, from Szczecin, Poland, climbed the world’s highest peak on May 21 from the Chinese route and descended on the Nepali side of the mountain that straddles their border   Read More ...
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Pole banned from Nepal mountains after illegal entry
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Pole who illegally traversed Mount Everest has been banned from climbing in Nepal for 10 years and faces deportation, an official said Thursday. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, had scaled Everest from the Chinese side last month and descended on Nepal's side, said Nepal's Mountaineering Department official Durga Dutta Dhakal. Adamski had no visa to enter Nepal or permit to scale Everest, he said   Read More ...
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Nepal bans Polish climber over illegal Everest traverse
A Polish man has been banned from climbing any mountain in Nepal for 10 years after he made a rare traverse of Mount Everest last month without the correct permit, a Nepali official said on Thursday. Janusz Adam Adamski, 49, from Szczecin, Poland, climbed the world's highest peak on May 21 from the Chinese route and descended on the Nepali side of the mountain that straddles their border   Read More ...
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