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Massive search operation underway on Indo-Nepal border for Honeypreet.

A massive search operation was underway on the Indo-Nepal border districts in the eastern Uttar Pradesh region following reports that Honeypreet Singh, the alleged adopted daughter of rape convict Dera Sachha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been spotted in Nepal. Police sources here said on Tuesday that an alert had been ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

73% turnout recorded in Nepal's final phase of crucial local polls.

Nepal on Monday saw a high turnout of nearly 73 percent in the final phase of the local level elections in a Madhesi-dominated province, close to the border with India, as the nation took a crucial step towards cementing democracy amid political turmoil. Madhesi, mostly of the Indian-origin, launched a prolonged agitation ...

- Yahoo! News - US

China opens strategic highway to Nepal via Tibet, can be used for military purpose.

China has opened a highway in Tibet to the Nepal border that runs parallel with the Xigaze-Lhasa railway.

- Zee News - IN

73% voting in Nepal's final phase of local polls.

Barring some sporadic incidents, the 3rd phase which was postponed twice due to opposition by Madhesi parties, passed off by-and-large peacefully in 136 local units of 8 districts under the province. The local polls are part of the final step in the peace deal that ended a 10-year civil war in 2006.

- Times Of India - IN

China opens dual-use highway to Nepal via Tibet.

The 40.4-kilometre highway in Tibet between Xigaze airport and Xigaze city centre officially opened to the public on Friday with a short section linking the national highway to the Nepal border. The highway will shorten the journey from an hour to 30 minutes.

- Times Of India - IN

Nepal holds final round of municipal polls, ethnic grievances remain.

KATHMANDU - Nepalis began voting in the final round of municipal elections on Monday, an important step before a general election in November that will complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of Nepal's monarchy.

- Reuters - US

Eye on India: China opens dual-use highway to Nepal via Tibet.

The 40.4-kilometre highway in Tibet between Xigaze airport and Xigaze city centre officially opened to the public on Friday with a short section linking the national highway to the Nepal border. The highway will shorten the journey from an hour to 30 minutes.

- Times Of India - IN

Nepal holds final phase of landmark election.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18 — Nepal today completed its first local elections for nearly two decades, a key step in the country's protracted post-war transition to a federal democracy. Most of the country has already voted, but the local polls had been...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Hotel associations sign MoU to enhance cooperation.

To encourage cross border tourism and to foster the development of hospitality industry, the Hotel and Restaurant Associations of Bhutan , Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India and Hotel Association Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Bengaluru in India on September 15.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Nepal holds final phase of crucial local polls.

The local polls are part of the final step in the peace deal that ended a 10-year civil war in 2006, and pave the way for provincial and general elections later this year.

- Zee News - IN

Nepal holds third, final phase of local polls.

Kathmandu, Sep 18 Nepal on Monday began polling for the final phase of local polls, the first since 1997, in an attempt to restore democracy in the country hit by a decade-long civil war that ended in 2006 and years of instability after the monarchy was abolished in 2008. More than 26 lakh voters were expected to cast their ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Dera functionary arrested, search for Honeypreet continues

Officials of the Uttar Pradesh police had earlier said that Honeypreet's photographs were posted at police stations bordering Nepal.

- Zee News - IN

Unwanted Rohingya face threats in India and Nepal

Detested in Myanmar, the Muslim Rohingya desperately seeking sanctuary will get a new reminder Monday of just how unloved they are in India too.As the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Sashastra Seema Bal to get intelligence wing

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will operationalise the SSBs first ever intelligence wing tomorrow, a home ministry official said.The paramilitary force guards Indias borders with Bhutan and Nepal, which are often used by criminals and Kashmiri militants returning from Pakistan.The intelligence wing will have 650 field ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins

Nepal has begun remeasuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world's tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake that struck the nation in 2015, the government said Friday. The official height of Mount Everest -- which lies in the Himalayan range, straddling the border between Nepal and China -- is 8,848 ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Project to re-measure height of famed Mount Everest begins in Nepal

Nepal has begun re-measuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world's tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake that struck the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins

KATHMANDU, Sept 16 — Nepal has begun remeasuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world's tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake that struck the nation in 2015, the government said yesterday. The official height of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins

Nepal has begun remeasuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world's tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake that struck the nation in 2015, the government said Friday.

- PhysOrg - NL

Bimstec nations likely to finalise motors vehicle, coastal shipping agreements soon

Kolkata, Sep 15 Bimstec nations, which have been negotiating framework agreements in regional cooperation, are likely to finalise the motor vehicles and coastal shipping agreements in the next few months, an official said here on Friday. The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation , a ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Viagra pills help save man on Mount Everest: Part 3

Joe Hughes was suffering from high altitude pulmonary edema on Mount Everest, as Dr. Luanne Freer tried to save his life.

- Yahoo! News - US

Quotas bring wave of Nepalese women into office. What they need next.

Quotas for female candidates, and low-caste Dalit women in particular, are catapulting underrepresented groups into Nepal's local governments. It's a strong start, advocates say, but more work is needed to help them deliver on the promise of change.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Quotas bring wave of Nepalese women into office. What they need next.

Villagers stream into the room and drag their chairs around her, their new deputy mayor, and comment on the drawing. The villagers hope Ms. Basel – a Dalit woman herself and one of more than 5,000 Dalit women recently elected to Nepal's local government bodies under a new quota system – will use her clout to help ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The US, climate change and the farmers of Nepal

As climate change makes their lives increasingly precarious, Nepalis reflect on the US withdrawal from the Paris Accord.

- Al Jazeera - QA

The Indigenous Tharu People of Nepal Risk Losing Their Once-Mandatory Art of Tattooing

We don't take anything with us when we die, but I will take these tattoos. It is a gift of this life and this nature to take to my afterlife.

- Global Voices - US

‘India refuses to help Pakistan find officer who went missing in Nepal’

ISLAMABAD: India has refused to help Pakistan find Colonel Habib who went missing in Nepal on April 6, Federal Minister for Law Zahid Hamid said on Wednesday.While speaking at a Senate session, the law minister said investigation has revealed that the website through which Habib applied for a job has been closed down while ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Artists exploring life and nature on paper

SUN Jing and Yu Qiping are holding a joint exhibition entitled “Long, Long Ago There was a Mountain” at the FQ Projects, a shikumen house gallery in downtown Shanghai. Both artists use paper as the main medium. While Sun exploits mixed-media collage on rice paper, Yu reconstructs traditional Chinese painting in ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

India ranks 103 on Global Human Capital Index

Geneva, Sep 13 India has been placed at 103 rank on the World Economic Forum's Global Human Capital Index, which is topped by Norway. Among the South Asian countries, India falls behind Sri Lanka and Nepal , and is just ahead of Bangladesh and Pakistan . The country has the lowest rank among the BRICS nations -- the Russian ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Human Capital Index: Even Nepal beat India!

While Norway tops the list, India's ranking is the lowest among BRICS economies

- Rediff.com - IN

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as election uncertainty weighs

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall as election uncertainty weighs; Sky TV, Kathmandu drop; CBL recovers

- Scoop NZ - NZ

The Moscow Times: After Everest botch, Russian embassy in London says ‘digital sh*t’ happens

Fresh off the heels of describing Mount Everest as part of Russia, the Russian Embassy in London pointed the finger at a controversial episode in Britain’s past. The post The Moscow Times: After Everest botch, Russian embassy in London says ‘digital sh*t’ happens appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

After the Doklam Standoff, China Strengthens Ties With Nepal

China's foreign minister vows to elevate China-Nepal cooperative partnership to new highs

- The Diplomat - US

Making Fair Recruitment a Reality!

This video chronicles the ILO's effort to establish a corridor to recruit fairly workers from Nepal to Jordan to work in the ready-made garment sector. It highlights the power of the various actors in a supply chain to make positive change when they work together to achieve a common objective that benefits each of them.

- ILO - INT

The Moscow Times: Russian embassy in UK says Everest is part of Russia

The Russian Embassy in the U.K. said Mount Everest was part of Russia on its Twitter account before deleting the tweet on September 11. “Good morning! ,” the erroneous post read, with a photograph of the snow-capped summit attached. The post The Moscow Times: Russian embassy in UK says Everest is ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

13-year-old Nepalese girl hit by car in Yuen Long

13-year-old Nepalese girl hit by car in Yuen Long...

- MENAFN - JO

The Population of Nepal's Naumuthe Cow, One of the World's Smallest Cattle Breeds, Is Dwindling

There are only 447 individuals of the Achhami cattle breed left.

- Global Voices - US

Bhutan beats the Maldives in SABA basketball championship

The national basketball team secured its first international win in the ongoing U-16 South Asian Basketball Association basketball championship defeating the Maldives 63-54 in Nepal, yesterday.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

U-16 in first basketball int'l championship

The U-16 national basketball team lost its second match to Nepal 96-38 yesterday in the ongoing 2nd South Asian Basketball Association U-16 Basketball Championship, which began on September 5 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Why an Obscure Strip of Land in the Himalayas is Important for the Free World

India's withdrawal already has served China's interest: to pressure Bhutan and Nepal to resist seeking help from New Delhi to defend their sovereignty. China wants these small Himalayan countries to view India as an unreliable ally, and probably hopes

- Hudson New York - US

South Asia floods

South Asia floodsHeavy monsoon rains have caused intense flooding in the South Asian nations of Bangladesh, India and Nepal. 1,200 people have died so far and it is estimated that 43 million people have been affected across the region. Oxfam is responding but the situation is likely to worsen in the coming weeks. We need ...

- Oxfam International - UK

South Asia floods: we need your help

Heavy monsoon rains have caused intense flooding in the South Asian nations of Bangladesh, India and Nepal. 1,200 people have died so far and it is estimated that 43 million people have been affected across the region. Oxfam is responding but the situation is likely to worsen in the coming weeks. You can help.South Asia ...

- Oxfam International - UK

Thousands hit by malaria, dengue as S Asia's worst floods in a decade recede

Source: Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: Bangladesh, India, Nepal About 13,000 people are ill with diarrhoea and respiratory infections in Bangladesh after floods in its north. In Nepal, 26,944 cases of illness have been reported by district health facilities.13,000 people are ill with diarrhoea and respiratory ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Building better defenses against rising floods and storms

In the last few weeks, Hurricane Harvey hammered the Texas coast in the United States with a confirmed death toll of more than 60 so far, and massive flooding in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal has taken more than 1,200 lives. These are the most recent reminders of the rising fury of floods and storms. ...

- Brookings - US

Latest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding across Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan An estimated 30 million people have been affected by flooding in India. At the height of the emergency, 1.1 million people were hosted in 3,271 camps. People have begun to return home as water levels are ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia, with millions more at risk

Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Bangladesh, India, Nepal The most urgent needs for children are clean water, hygiene supplies to prevent the spread of disease, food supplies and safe places in evacuation centres for children to play.UNICEF scaling up emergency response to support children and families affected ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia - UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund said today that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the wake of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India and Bangladesh.

- UN - INT

16 million children affected by massive flooding in South Asia - UNICEF

The United Nations Children's Fund said today that an estimated 16 million children are in urgent need of life-saving support in the wake of torrential monsoon rains and catastrophic flooding in Nepal, India, and Bangladesh.

- UN - INT

Guterres says UN ready to support relief efforts in South Asia countries hit by floods, landslides

Saddened by the loss of life and the devastation caused by widespread floods and landslides due to torrential monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, Secretary-General António Guterres said today that the United Nations is ready to support ongoing relief efforts.

- UN - INT

How Nepal and India Can Keep Their Relationship Special

As China is increasingly able to match its supportive statements with actual resources to reduce Nepal's reliance on India, Kathmandu will naturally be tempted to play off New Delhi against Beijing.

- Carnegie Endowment - US

A Step in the Right Direction on Menstrual Stigma in Nepal

In July, 18-year-old Tulasi Shahi died after a snake bit her while she slept in a shed where she had been banished – because she was menstruating. The shed, unlike her home, was open to snakes and other animals. Expand A chaupadi hut, in a family's yard, where female members of the family are obliged to sleep during their ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Why No Rush to End Child Marriage in Nepal?

Expand Ganga M., 17, sits inside her home in Kailali, Nepal. Ganga had an arranged marriage at the age of 16 and was five months pregnant when this photograph was taken. Her husband works as a cook in India. April 25, 2016. © 2016 Smita Sharma for Human Rights Watch Progress towards ending child marriage in Nepal ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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