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Nepal’s newly-retired ‘living goddess’ starts school

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Transwoman first in Nepal to get legal acceptance, given marriage certificate

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Transgender Couple Finds Acceptance In Rural Nepal

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9 Israelis injured in jeep accident in Nepal

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Nepal names 3-year-old as new 'living goddess'

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Did you know there is a dog puja festival in Nepal on Choti Diwali day?
One of Nepal’s most important festivals, Kukur Tihar (or dog festival) is celebrated annually in the Himalayan country on what is otherwise known as Choti Diwali in India. This is on the second day of the five-day Diwali festival. This Tihar honours and worships man’s furry friend, and is celebrated in a grand way in Nepal, when people of the Hindu community worship the animal, thus, commemorating the special bond between humans and dogs   Read More ...
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Urmila: Saving Girls from Slavery in Nepal
Quick facts In 2016, around 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery 24.9 million of them were in forced labour, and 15.4 million were in forced marriage 71 percent of modern slaves are women One in four victims of modern slavery is a child Urmila Chaudhary wants to change Nepal. The 23-year-old woman fights against centuries-old social structures with one goal: to end child slavery in her country   Read More ...
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Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba strips Maoist ministers of their portfolios
Nepalese prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday stripped 17 Maoist ministers — 10 cabinet and seven minister of state rank — in his ministry of their portfolios after they defied his instructions to quit. Deuba had asked them to leave his ministry after Maoists had joined the main opposition Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist-led Left alliance announced earlier this month   Read More ...
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Nepal PM ousts Maoist ministers from cabinet
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Tuesday relieved all Maoist ministers from their respective duties in yet another episode in the widening crack in the ruling coalition of Nepali Congress and Maoist Centre. The cabinet reshuffle came ahead of elections to the federal and provincial bodies scheduled on November 26 and December 7. A statement issued by the prime minister’s secretariat said 10 Maoist ministers and 10 state ministers have been relieved of their duties   Read More ...
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Some parties may whip up anti-India sentiment during polls: Nepalese envoy
Nepal’s ties with India are very unique but some parties may whip up anti-India sentiment for political gains in the upcoming elections, Nepalese Ambassador Deep Kumar Upadhyay suggested on Tuesday. Upadhyay, who had recently resigned to rejoin politics, also said that Nepal would like to have transport links through China and utilise Chinese funds for development projects. However, he said India’s role remains crucial since the two countries were bound by geography and history   Read More ...
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At Nepal village, Hemraj’s family still awaits justice
Written by Shradha Chettri | New Delhi | Published:October 17, 2017 3:08 am EVEN AS Rajesh and Nupur Talwar — parents of 14-year-old Aarushi who was found murdered inside her bedroom on May 16, 2008 — walked free on Monday, the family of Hemraj Banjade is living a life of hardship. Hemraj had worked as a domestic help at the Talwars’ house   Read More ...
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US gives $100,000 for restoration of Hindu temple destroyed in Nepal earthquake
The US has provided Nepal a financial assistance of USD 100,000 for the restoration of a 16th century Hindu temple which was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake that jolted the Himalayan nation. The US Embassy in Nepal, through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), provided the amount to the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT) for the restoration of the historic Char Narayan temple   Read More ...
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US provides $1,00,000 to restore 16th century Nepal temple that was damaged during 2015 earthquake
The US has provided Nepal a financial assistance of USD 100,000 for the restoration of a 16th century Hindu temple which was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquake that jolted the Himalayan nation. The US Embassy in Nepal, through the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), provided the amount to the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT) for the restoration of the historic Char Narayan temple   Read More ...
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Nepal: Politics is about being in power with immunity and no accountability
Former prime minister and chairman of the main opposition K P Oli is known for his wits and barbed attack on his opponents. He often uses his sense of humor in self-defence, and in skirting crucial issues. On Saturday during his speech on the last day of parliament, he turned towards Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba who also has the distinction of heading the largest ever cabinet, much beyond the size the constitution permits   Read More ...
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NEPAL: Diluted proportional electoral system
. Raksha Ram Harijan. The government has announced the date for elections in the Federal and Provincial levels, with the Election Commission (EC) deciding to conduct the polls in two phases: the Member of House of Representatives (Federal Legislative) elections will be held on 26 November 2017, and the Member of State Assembly elections will be 7 December 2017. According to Article 84 of the Constitution of Nepal, the House of Representatives (HoR) consists of 275 members elected for a five-year term through a mixed parallel electoral system   Read More ...
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Next Door Nepal: President vs PM?
Nepal’s “transitional parliament” ceased to exist on Friday, a day before the nomination process for elections to the provincial and federal parliament, the first time under the two-year old new constitution, began. But the demise of parliament or the highest representative body has come at a time when the extra-constitutional conduct of the political leadership and a discredited justice system together pose a threat to the meaning and relevance of constitutionalism   Read More ...
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Oli criticises Nepal PM Deuba for record 64-member Cabinet
Nepal's main opposition leader and CPN-UML chief K P Oli has strongly objected to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's move to induct eight more ministers that took his Cabinet strength to a record 64, calling it a violation of the election code. Former premier Oli, who was addressing parliament's last meeting yesterday, came down heavily on Prime Minister Deuba for "blatantly breaching the election code and instructions from the Election Commission (EC)"   Read More ...
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India starts on implementation of motor pact with Bangladesh, Nepal
India has embarked on implementation of the BBIN motor pact with Bangladesh and Nepal, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday. India in June 2015 had signed the major sub-regional transport project, Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) Motor Vehicles Agreement (MVA), for seamless transit of passenger and cargo vehicles among them. However, Bhutan could not get public and parliamentary support for it. “We have initiated action for implementation of BBIN MVA by Bangladesh, India and Nepal   Read More ...
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Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba inducts 8 ministers, does not sack Maoists
Nepali Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba inducted eight ministers into the government on Saturday. The new ministers — three with cabinet rank and four minister of state — are from the pro-Hindu, pro-monarchy Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP). RPP chief Kamal Thapa was inducted as the Deputy Prime Minister. Deuba, however, did not sack the Maoist ministers in the government, even though the Communist Party has defected to the opposition Left alliance   Read More ...
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Is Nepal headed towards a communist state?
As Nepal woke up this month from the slumber of Dashain holidays, a political bombshell sent alarm bells ringing across the country. Nepal's communist parties announced that they were forming a pan-leftist alliance, a combined communist force that would eventually become Nepal's single communist party. The Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and the Nepal Communist Party (United), the party of Nepal's Maoist former rebels, said that they would contest the November general election as an alliance   Read More ...
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NEPAL: One-man struggle for medical sector reform
deserves more public support. Dr. Govinda KC, a senior orthopedic surgeon at Nepal’s Tribhuwan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), and professor at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), was compelled to start his 13th hunger strike on 5 October 2017, after the government failed to meet its agreements from the previous 12 hunger strikes. Dr. KC has been staging hunger strikes at the TUTH premises in Maharajganj, Kathmandu to put pressure on the government to end anomalies in the country’s medical sector, including medical education   Read More ...
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Deuba tells Maoists to quit, will replace them with new ministers
Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Friday announced induction of eight new ministers while setting a “quiet deadline” for his Maoist cabinet colleagues to resign or face dismissal. The induction on Saturday would coincide with the dissolution of Parliament on Saturday. Deuba’s move comes despite a warning from the newly-formed Left alliance and the country’s chief Election Commissioner (CEC). The new ministers — four each cabinet and minister of state rank — belong to the Rastriya Janata Party (RJP), whose leader Kamal Thapa will be the new Deputy Prime Minister   Read More ...
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Nepal Eminent Persons Group seeks review of 1950 friendship treaty with India
Seeking extensive review of the 1950 India-Nepal Friendship Treaty, the government-appointed Eminent Persons Group (EPG) has held discussion on “regulation” of movement of people across the border. Nepali sources confirmed that at the latest meeting of the EPG held on 8 October, the Nepali delegation brought proposals seeking changes required in the friendship treaty and the need for border policing to stop cross border crimes and trafficking   Read More ...
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Eminent Persons Group seeks review of 1950 India-Nepal friendship treaty
Seeking extensive review of the 1950 India-Nepal Friendship Treaty, the government-appointed Eminent Persons Group (EPG) has held discussions on “regulation” of movement of people across the border. Nepali sources confirmed that at the latest meeting of the EPG held on October 8, the Nepali delegation brought proposals seeking changes in the friendship treaty and the need for border policing to stop cross-border crimes and trafficking   Read More ...
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Wai Wai goes to Europe
This is comfort food at its most comforting. Open a packet to make instant soupy noodles. Crack an egg in to make it nourishing. Or just pop open the packet, add a lashing of seasoning and spiced oil for a crunchy snack. Wai Wai has won hearts across the subcontinent. Now, this Nepal-based instant noodles is set to make headway into the European market with a new plant being set up in Serbia   Read More ...
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India worse than Nepal, Bangladesh in tackling hunger; down 3 ranks at global level: Report
With more than a fifth (21%) of its children wasted — low weight for height — India ranks 100 of 119 countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI), down three places from 97 last year. Only in three other countries — Djibouti, Sri Lanka and South Sudan — are more than 20% of children wasted. India ties with Djibouti and Rwanda for the 100th rank, and with a score of 31   Read More ...
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Photos: In Nepal, transgender woman becomes first to be issued marriage certificate
Nepali transgender woman Monika Shahi Nath (40) and her husband Ramesh Nath Yogi (22) in Kathmandu, sharing an emotional moment. She became Nepal's first transgender woman to be   Read More ...
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Image of Asia: A whisper between brother, sister in Nepal
In this photo by Associated Press photographer Niranjan Shrestha, an elderly Nepalese man whispers into his sister's ear while selling flowers on a street in Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur was one of the worst-hit cities in the April 25, 2015, Nepal earthquake, with many lives lost and hundreds of houses and cultural heritage sites destroyed. ——— This image was made with a lens at a focal length of 34mm, a shutter speed of 1/2500, aperture of f5   Read More ...
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Image of Asia: A whisper between brother, sister in Nepal
In this photo by Associated Press photographer Niranjan Shrestha, an elderly Nepalese man whispers into his sister's ear while selling flowers on a street in Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur was one of the worst-hit cities in the April 25, 2015, Nepal earthquake, with many lives lost and hundreds of houses and cultural heritage sites destroyed. ——— This image was made with a lens at a focal length of 34mm, a shutter speed of 1/2500, aperture of f5   Read More ...
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New alliances in Nepal may not be good news for India
The two mainstream Communist and Maoist parties of Nepal have come together to jointly contest next months national election. The development has ramifications both for Nepals internal politics and on India-Nepal relations. The immediate impact will be seen in the outcome of the poll. The sudden forging of this relationship has taken even the most seasoned observers of Nepals politics by surprise   Read More ...
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Nepalese student found dead at Barwala college, hostel mates damage property
YEAR-OLD student from Nepal, Noorjam Hawari, who was studying at Swami Devi Dyal College, Barwala — about 40 km from here — died in mysterious circumstances late on Sunday night. College authorities claim that Noorjam fell off the third floor of the hostel building and died on the spot. Noorjam’s death triggered protest by his hostel mates who went on a rampage, damaged college vehicles and vandalised the campus building   Read More ...
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Nepal's newly-retired 12-year-old 'living goddess' Matina Shakya starts school
Matina Shakya was only three when she was taken away from her parents to be worshipped as a "living goddess" in Nepal's historic capital. Today she finally started school after puberty ended her nine-year reign. Dressed in a green uniform and stripped of the heavy make-up she used to wear, Shakya, 12, looked like any other student as she walked into the Green Peace Co-ed School in Kathmandu   Read More ...
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Nepal’s newly-retired ‘living goddess’ starts school
KATHMANDU — Matina Shakya was only three when she was taken away from her parents to be worshipped as a “living goddess” in Nepal’s historic capital. On Monday (Oct 9) she finally started school after puberty ended her nine-year reign. Dressed in a green uniform and stripped of the heavy make-up she used to wear, Shakya, 12, looked like any other student as she walked into the Green Peace Co-ed School in Kathmandu   Read More ...
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Nepal's newly-retired 'living goddess' starts school
KATHMANDU: Matina Shakya was only three when she was taken away from her parents to be worshipped as a "living goddess" in Nepal's historic capital. On Monday she finally started school after puberty ended her nine-year reign. Dressed in a green uniform and stripped of the heavy make-up she used to wear, Shakya, 12, looked like any other student as she walked into the Green Peace Co-ed School in Kathmandu   Read More ...
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Transwoman first in Nepal to get legal acceptance, given marriage certificate
Born and raised as a boy in rural Nepal, Monika Shahi Nath never dreamed that one day she would be a bride, adored and accepted as a wife and daughter-in-law. But the 40-year-old has made history, becoming Nepal’s first transgender person to be issued with a marriage certificate by district officials, even though the country has no formal laws for such unions   Read More ...
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Nepal's newly-retired 'living goddess' starts school
KATHMANDU: Matina Shakya was only three when she was taken away from her parents to be worshipped as a "living goddess" in Nepal's historic capital. On Monday she finally started school after puberty ended her nine-year reign. Dressed in a green uniform and stripped of the heavy make-up she used to wear, Shakya, 12, looked like any other student as she walked into the Green Peace Co-ed School in Kathmandu   Read More ...
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Transgender Couple Finds Acceptance In Rural Nepal
Dadeldhura, Nepal: Born and raised as a boy in rural Nepal, Monika Shahi Nath never dreamed that one day she would be a bride, adored and accepted as a wife and daughter-in-law. But the 40-year-old has made history, becoming Nepal's first transgender person to be issued with a marriage certificate by district officials, even though the country has no formal laws for such unions   Read More ...
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Couple in Nepal's 'first transgender marriage' finds acceptance
DADELDHURA, Nepal: Born and raised as a boy in rural Nepal, Monika Shahi Nath never dreamed that one day she would be a bride, adored and accepted as a wife and daughter-in-law. But the 40-year-old has made history, becoming Nepal's first transgender person to be issued with a marriage certificate by district officials, even though the country has no formal laws for such unions   Read More ...
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Couple in Nepal's 'first transgender marriage' finds acceptance
Born and raised as a boy in rural Nepal, Monika Shahi Nath never dreamed that one day she would be a bride, adored and accepted as a wife and daughter-in-law. But the 40-year-old has made history, becoming Nepal's first transgender person to be issued with a marriage certificate by district officials, even though the country has no formal laws for such unions   Read More ...
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Israeli tourist injured in Nepal jeep accident dies
An Israeli tourist injured in a jeep accident in Nepal died overnight Sunday as she was being transferred to a hospital for treatment, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said Monday morning. Vered Aviyashar, 26, was one of nine Israelis injured after a jeep overturned while traveling in the Annapurna mountain range in central Nepal. She suffered a head injury, while the other eight had wounds described as “light   Read More ...
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Israeli woman dies while trekking in Nepal
A female Israeli tourist was pronounced dead Monday morning in Nepal after suffering from grave injuries following a car accident. 26-year-old Vered Avyasher was on an SUV ride along with eight other Israeli travelers that were en route to trek in the Annapurna Massif range in Nepal when their jeep rolled over, causing her serious injuries that eventually led to her death   Read More ...
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New Left in Nepal — on legislative elections in Nepal
In a most unexpected development, the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified-Marxist Leninist), the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) and the Naya Shakti Party (NSP) have agreed to form a Left coalition to contest provincial and federal elections later this year. They have also formed a coordination committee that will work towards their unification into a single leftist party after the elections   Read More ...
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In Nepal, then and now
Political alignments and realignments in Nepal do not surprise observers. After all, politics overdetermines public life in the country. Even then, very few must have anticipated the recent announcement by the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) to form an electoral coalition with the Naya Shakti Party, and their decision to merge. The closest event to this political quake happened more than a decade ago, when the mainstream political parties formed a Seven Party Alliance that broached peace with the-then insurgent Maoists, which later led to a coalition of forces against the monarchy, elections to a new Constituent Assembly, and Nepal becoming a republic   Read More ...
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9 Israelis injured in jeep accident in Nepal
Nine Israeli tourists were injured in a jeep accident in Nepal on Sunday, one of them seriously. The Foreign Ministry confirmed the backpackers were involved in an accident while driving a jeep in the Annapurna Mountain Range in central Nepal. Eight of them were lightly injured while the ninth, a woman, suffered a head injury, which according to Hebrew media reports was very serious   Read More ...
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Will quit govt if Nepal PM Deuba wants so: Prachanda
Nepal's Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' Nepal's Maoist leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said that his party does not intend to topple the Deuba government even though it has formed an electoral alliance with the CPN-UML. Addressing the Parliamentary Party yesterday, the former prime minister said the CPN (Maoist Centre), however, would quit the government if Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba wants so, the Kathmandu Post reported   Read More ...
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