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Nepal earthquake reconstruction won't succeed until the vulnerability of survivors is addressed.

In April 2015 the Gorkha earthquake brought Nepal's vulnerability sharply into focus. Alongside massive damage to the built environment, the terrible impact on the people of Nepal sent shockwaves around the world.

- PhysOrg - NL

Nepal heading for stability with national vote, but ‘musical chairs’ expected to continue.

Nepal on Sunday votes in historic elections for new national and provincial assemblies that many hope will bring much-needed stability to the desperately poor country, which has cycled through 10 leaders in the last 11 years. The elections are the first under a new post-war constitution that paved the way for a sweeping ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Nepal to elect new parliament after years of instability.

KATHMANDU - Nepalis vote on Sunday to choose a new parliament and seven state assemblies hoping to end years of fickle coalitions and complete a tumultuous transition, more than a decade after the end of a civil war.

- Reuters - US

Nepal: Experts in South Asia discuss protection of cultural property during armed conflict at regional IHL meet.

Video | Government representatives from nine countries participated in the Seventh South Asian Conference on International Humanitarian Law to discuss and deliberate on key issues related to "Protection of Cultural Property and Armed Conflict".

- ICRC - INT

Nepal earthquake reconstruction won't succeed until the vulnerability of survivors is addressed.

Reconstruction progress in Nepal has been painfully slow. Building code compliance and better urban planning are a must – but inequitable access to resources undermines recovery.

- The Conversation - UK

Nepal hopes first state elections will give people a voice.

Eleven years after Nepal began its journey toward democracy by stripping its authoritarian king of his powers, the nation's 30 million people will finally get a say in running their local regions, giving voice to those who feel overlooked in a country with diverse ethnic groups and cultures.

- FOX News - US

Nepal polls: 'Identity' becomes main agenda for agitating parties.

, November 24 : In Nepal, the Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal has made the issues of identity, rights and respect its main agenda in the upcoming Provincial and Parliamentary elections.The party, which has laid its focus on the Province no. 2 with candidacy in all parts of the country, has promised to continue its fight for ...

- Sify - IN

Nepal on target to meet aim of doubling tiger population by 2022.

The wild tiger population in the world has declined by more than 98% in the past 200 years; the present tiger population of 3,643 is only 5% of the population a century ago. Concerned by this sharp decline of an iconic animal of the Asian tropical forests, the heads of government of 13 tiger range countries conferred at the ...

- PhysOrg - NL

A2 Milk, Kathmandu lead dip.

New Zealand shares fell, led by A2 Milk and Kathmandu Holdings, while Ryman Healthcare and Stride Property Group gained following their results.The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 3.04 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 8101.95. Within the index,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

NZ shares fall, led by A2, Kathmandu; Ryman, Stride gain after results.

New Zealand shares fell, led by A2 Milk and Kathmandu Holdings while Ryman Healthcare and Stride Property Group gained following their results.The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 3.04 points, or 0.04 per cent, to 8,101.95. Within the index,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares fall, led by A2, Kathmandu.

Nov. 23 - New Zealand shares fell, led by A2 Milk and Kathmandu Holdings while Ryman Healthcare and Stride Property Group gained following their results.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

French national held for trying to cross over to Nepal illegally

A 45-year-old French national was arrested here while trying to cross over to Nepal allegedly without proper travel documents, a senior official said.

- Zee News - IN

Channapatna toymakers regain popularity

Channapatna toymakers who were once forgotten are now regaining their popularity. Some toymakers here are busy manufacturing prosthetic plunger - an instrument used to insert artificial voice box into the throat of patients who have lost their voice either because of throat cancer or other diseases. The instrument, first ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

New Zealand retailers gear up for tomorrow's Black Friday shopping bargains

Cotton On, Kathmandu and Farmers are a few of the many Kiwi retailers taking advantage of the popular US-inspired sales shopping splurge - Black Friday.Black Friday, which kicks off in New Zealand tomorrow, originated in the United...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Plane damaged after hitting an eagle while flying into Kathmandu, Nepal

An eagle was sadly in the wrong place, at the wrong time in Nepal.

- Stuff - NZ

Kiwi Blogger Dips Her Toe in Volunteer Tourism

21st November 2017 – Kiwi not for profit, Go Kiwi Go is at the forefront of the new volunteer holiday trend, including gap years, and mid-career breaks. Go Kiwi Go recently sent Blogger at Large, Megan Singleton, to Nepal to experience volunteer ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Poll-bound Nepal to close borders with India for 72 hours

Nepal will be closing its borders with India for about 72 hours as it holds parliamentary and provincial council polls on November 26.

- Zee News - IN

Poll-bound Nepal to close borders with India for 72 hours

, Nov.21 :Nepal will be closing its borders with India for about 72 hours as it holds parliamentary and provincial council polls on November 26.Sunday's polls will be the first phase.The borders will be closed from early Friday to late Sunday.Nepal shares Jhulaghat of Baitadi District, northern areas on the edge of the ...

- Sify - IN

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares down on Kathmandu, Fisher & Paykel

Nov. 21 - New Zealand shares dropped, led lower by Kathmandu Holdings and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare following trading updates, while A2 Milk Co met investor hopes at its annual meeting today.

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Kathmandu, F&P Health lead retreat

New Zealand shares dropped, led lower by Kathmandu Holdings and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare following trading updates, while A2 Milk met investor hopes at its annual meeting.The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 1.32 points, or 0.01 per cent,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Kathmandu widens first quarter margins despite sales dip

Kathmandu Holdings, the outdoor equipment retailer set to hold its annual meeting on Friday, says its first-quarter earnings were up despite sales dipping as it widened margins by selling less sale stock.In the 16 weeks to November...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Helping a neighbour in need

It has been a month since the devastating earthquake in Nepal which claimed thousands of lives and left many more homeless. Since then, many schools in Hong Kong have made efforts to help rebuild their community. Here is a taste of what students have done to help Nepal recover from this disaster. Woodland Group of ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

This Startup Wants To Make Sure You Don't Spend Your Whole Paycheck On A Ski Jacket

Live Out There wants to make outerwear fit for scaling Mount Everest without the inflated markup, to make outdoor sports less cost-prohibitive. We all know—and reams of research can back that up—that being in nature, surrounded by mountains, oceans, and rivers, is good for your mental health. Shopping for the ...

- Fast Company - US

Technical glitch grounds KB400

Drukair's flight KB400, which was supposed to fly to Kathmandu, Nepal at 11:40 hours on November 18 from Paro, was cancelled because of a technical fault. The flight was cancelled from flying after technical fault was detected before flying on the ground. The passengers had to wait for about an hour until the problem was ...

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Nepal, Pakistan withdrawal from Chinese projects may hamper 'One Belt and Road Initiative'

, Nov 20 : Given the recent withdrawal of the governments of Nepal and Pakistan from two separate projects with China, its direct impact may hamper the financial credibility of the latter, thereby creating a blockage "One Belt and Road" initiative, according to award winning financial journalist Peter Guy.Guy's column, ...

- Sify - IN

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares up, Metro Glass gains on 1H results

MARKET CLOSE: NZ shares up, Metro Glass gains on 1H results and Kathmandu, Fisher & Paykel gain ahead of earnings

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Kathmandu leads stockmarket higher

New Zealand shares rose, led by Kathmandu Holdings ahead of its annual meeting, while Metro Performance Glass gained on its first-half earnings.The S&P/NZX 50 Index gained 27.82 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 8089.8. Within the index,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Nepal and Pakistan pulling the plug on Belt and Road plans, casts spotlight on public tender issues

When lofty aspirations meet the real world of competing sovereign interests the reality is that being a global superpower requires a delicate weaving of soft versus hard power with influence and dominance at multiple levels comprising military, political, economic and technological. And a few recent cracks in the plans for ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Nepali politicians pay homage to Prachanda's son

Kathmandu , November 19 : Nepali politicians on Sunday paid homage to former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son Prakash Dahal in capital Kathmandu's Paris Danda, the CPN Maoist Centre headquarters.The former prime minister from the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist , Nepali Congress, Maoist Centre and ...

- Sify - IN

Former Nepal PM Dahal's son Prakash passes away

, November 19 : Nepal's former prime minister and CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son Prakash Dahal passed away in Kathmandu on Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack.Citing Sources, The Kathmandu Post reported that Prakash, the only son of Dahal, was admitted to Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital at 4 ...

- Sify - IN

Ex-Nepal PM's son dies of cardiac arrest

Kathmandu, Nov 19 Former Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son Prakash Dahal died of a cardiac arrest here on Sunday. He was 36.Prakash Dahal, secretary to his father and also a central member of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist-Centre, was rushed to the Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital at 5.50 a.m. ...

- Sify - IN

Nepal: Prachanda's son passes away

, November 19 : Nepal's former prime minister and CPN Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal's son Prakash Dahal passed away in Kathmandu on Sunday after suffering a massive heart attack.Citing Sources, The Kathmandu Post reported that Prakash, the only son of Dahal, was admitted to Thapathali-based Norvic Hospital at 4 ...

- Sify - IN

China begins feasibility study on cross-border rail with Nepal

China begins feasibility study on cross-border rail with Nepal...

- MENAFN - JO

Unlocking the mysteries of Mars volcanoes

Mars famously has the largest volcanoes known to science. the largest is Olympus Mons, which towers 22km above the surrounding plains – over two and a half times taller than Mount Everest. This extinct volcano is 640km wide even at its narrowest point, greater than the distance between London and Gl...

- The Raw Story - US

17-kilograms gold recovered from Nepal-China's trade route

, Nov.18 : Seventeen kilograms of gold on Saturday was confiscated from Nepal-China's only operational trade route.Nepalese Police recovered 17 kilograms of gold from Kerung border point of Rasuwa, the only trade route currently in operation between Nepal and China, reports the Kathmandu Post.According to officials, they ...

- Sify - IN

China has begun feasibility study on cross-border rail line with Nepal: Envoy

Kathmandu, Nov 18 The Chinese Ambassador to Nepal has said that China has taken the request of Kathmandu for building a cross-border railway line seriously and has begun a feasibility study, the media reported.In an interaction with the media here on Friday, Ambassador Yu Hong also said Beijing is working towards fostering ...

- Sify - IN

China expresses happiness over Nepal's move to join BRI, contemplates rail link to Kathmandu

Laying emphasis on Nepal-China relations, Yu said the two countries in 2009 forged a "comprehensive partnership of cooperation featuring ever-lasting friendship" The post China expresses happiness over Nepal's move to join BRI, contemplates rail link to Kathmandu appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Nepal remembers Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

Nepal remembered India's first Education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to celebrate the National Education Day. The program organized by Embassy of India in Kathmandu in collaboration with Indian Culture Centre was also celebrated as Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Day. Many dignitaries, senior bureaucrats from ...

- Yahoo! News - US

How Nepal's cancelled dam scheme highlights country's big debate: ally with India or China?

The question of whether Nepal should go ahead with plans to build a dam with a Chinese firm has become entwined in the wider debate about whether the country should align itself with India or China. The Nepalese government indicated last week it would abandon the US$2.5 billion deal with Chinese state company China ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Women use sports to score equality goals

From using football to highlight women's rights in Africa to defying stereotypes in the Middle East through climbing Mount Everest, campaigners said sports have become a way for women to smash taboos to achieve greater equality.

- The Daily Star - LB

Nepal remembers Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

, November 17 : Nepal on Friday remembered India's first Education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to celebrate the National Education Day.The program, organised by Embassy of India in Kathmandu, in collaboration with Indian Culture Centre was also celebrated as Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Day.Many ...

- Sify - IN

China proposes alternative routes for CPEC via J&K, Nepal

Envoy keen on a treaty of friendship and free trade

- The Hindu - IN

Guard found murdered

A 28-year-old man was found murdered at an isolated spot in Vidyaranyapura on Friday morning. According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Dayanand Joshi, a native of Nepal, staying in Domlur. He was working as a security guard in a private firm. Some unidentified assailants stabbed him in the chest, killing ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

A 'made-in-Shanghai' surgeon

AFTER visiting the medical facilities in many countries, Birendra Kumar Sah chose to stay on in Shanghai. “I can proudly say that most of local hospitals are as good as those in developed countries, if not better, especially in terms of medical experts,” says the Nepali doctor. Having been in Shanghai for 18 ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Girl gang-raped for 3 months in Bhopal

A 10-year-old girl was reportedly raped by a 65-year-old watchman and two others several times in the last three months in Bhopal, following which the accused were arrested, police said on Friday. According to primary investigation, the victim, a Class V student, was gang-raped twice or thrice in the last three months. She ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Image of Asia: Scattering grains in memory of the departed

In this photo by Associated Press photographer Niranjan Shrestha, a Nepalese woman scatters seven types of grains during the Bala Chaturdashi festival in the courtyard of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal.

- Billings Gazette - US

In London, Buddhist kung fu nuns show how they are teaching Indian woman to fight off sexual predators

Buddhist nuns swapped their maroon robes for black belts on Thursday, performing somersaults, high kicks, splits and punches to demonstrate how they are using Kung Fu to empower women in the conservative Himalayas. The two nuns – from an age-old Buddhist sect based mainly in India and Nepal – not only raised ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Image of Asia: Scattering grains in memory of the departed

In this photo by Associated Press photographer Niranjan Shrestha, a Nepalese woman scatters seven types of grains during the Bala Chaturdashi festival in the courtyard of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, … Click to Continue »

- Miami Herald - US

Can Nepal Find Political Stability?

As Nepal gears up for parliamentary elections, its citizens want two things: stability and development.

- The Diplomat - US

Nepal scraps $2.5 billion hydropower plant deal with Chinese company

KATHMANDU - Nepal has scrapped a $2.5 billion deal with China Gezhouba Group Corporation to build the country's biggest hydropower plant, citing lapses in the award process, the energy minister said.

- Reuters - US

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