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Amid violence and instability, Nepal votes in historic poll

First parliamentary polls since 1999. Date : November 26, 2017 Reporter : BNN KATHMANDU, Nepal - In a historic and landmark poll, Nepalis began voting for a new parliament on Sunday, in what became the Himalayan nation’s first parliamentary polls since 1999. Nepal, which is one of the poorest countries in the world has witnessed over a decade of violence and instability and is hoping to turn over a new page.  The elections also mark a new chapter in Nepal, a decade after the end of a civil war between Maoist peasant guerrillas and security ...Full Story

POLITICS

Amid violence and instability, Nepal votes in historic poll

Date : November 26, 2017 Reporter : BNN First parliamentary polls since 1999. KATHMANDU, Nepal - In a historic and landmark poll, Nepalis began voting for a new parliament on Sunday, in what became the Himalayan nation’s first parliamentary polls since 1999. Nepal, which is one of the poorest countries ...Full Story

BUSINESS

New Government Policies Lower Barrier to Entry for Women Entrepreneurs

Date : August 29, 2017 Reporter : BNN Bela submitted the petition KATHMANDU, NEPAL - Colorful bags made of traditional Nepalese fabrics line Ganga Kumari Rana's stall at the 28th Industrial Products and Technology Expo in this country's capital city. Rana came all the way from Syangja ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Nepal army officer arrested in Britain

Date : January 5, 2013 Reporter : Big News Network Suspicion of war crimes during the Maoist insurgency in Nepal   LONDON - The Nepalese government has demanded the release of an army officer arrested in Britain on suspicion of war crimes during the Maoist insurgency in Nepal. Col. Kumar Lama was visiting his wife in St. ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

12-year-old Aaryan Balaji, youngest mountaineer to cross three passes in Nepal’s Solukhumbhu region

Date : June 5, 2017 Reporter : ANI Aaryan Balaji has become the youngest mountaineer New Delhi [India], June 5 (ANI): Adding one more feather to his success hat, 12-year-old Aaryan Balaji has become the youngest mountaineer to successfully cross three high passes in the Solukhumbhu region of Nepal (Kongma La 18,159 ft / ...Full Story

HISTORY

Nepal needs huge recovery effort after earthquake: World Bank

Date : June 16, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet/IANS Donor conference scheduled for June 25 An assessment of the impact of the devastating April 25 earthquake and major aftershocks thereafter shows that Nepal's recovery needs an amount equivalent to a third of the Himalayan nation's economy, the World Bank said on ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

New 5.7-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal

Date : May 16, 2015 Reporter : Trend Disaster took place 47 miles southeast from the capital Kathmandu Kathmandu, Nepal: According to the USGS, the natural disaster took place 47 miles southeast from the capital Kathmandu, Sputniknews reported. On April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. A series of strong aftershocks ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

In Nepal, Rhinos Thrive Where Poachers Once Pillaged

Date : September 7, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Bring down poaching BARDIA, NEPAL Daylight starts to filter through the thick tree cover at Bardia National Park when Laxmi Narayan Shah and five others begin their morning patrol. Shah, 22, is a park ranger. This is the first of two extensive patrols ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Why Nepal’s constitutional stalemate is causing a ’policy paralysis’

Date : November 11, 2014 Reporter : Deutsche Welle Nepal struggle to forge consensus on a new constitution As political parties in Nepal struggle to forge consensus on a new constitution, the government's attention is diverted away from key policies; a situation likely to increase instability, analyst Alison Evans tells DW. Following ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

In Bid for Greater Transparency, Nepal is Digitizing Government Processes

Date : February 8, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Government shift to online job bidding If these places were digitalized, everything would be online and accessible to many people at a time. This could help with reducing the corruption. KATHMANDU, NEPAL It is 11 a.m. and the Baneshwor section of Kathmandu, Nepals ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Death toll rises to 3,800 after Nepal quake> BlogWatch

Date : April 27, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet Nepal Update KATHMANDU, Nepal -- The death toll of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal on Saturday, has risen to more than 3,800 people and injured about 6,500, as aftershocks still affect the area. About 56 people have died in ...Full Story

SPORTS

Nepal to participate in Doha Int’l Weightlifting Cup from Dec 29

Date : December 28, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet December 29 to January 8, 2015 in Doha Nepali weightlifting team will participate in the Doha International Weightlifting Cup scheduled to start from December 29 to January 8, 2015 in Doha, Qatar. Pukar Gurung will compete in the 105kg category in the tournament, ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

Miss Nepal 2014 Subin Limbu is WWF´s Young Conservation Ambassador

Date : August 13, 2014 Reporter : nepalnews.com Miss Nepal 2014 Subin Limbu The World Wildlife Forum (WWF) Nepal welcomed Miss Nepal 2014, Subin Limbu, as the ninth Young Conservation Ambassador amid a function organized at the WWF office premises in Kathmandu Monday, says a statement released Monday. ...Full Story

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