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Everest heroine, Nepal's pride, perishes in Himalayas
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) Pemba Doma Sherpa, who rose from an impoverished set-up to become the first Nepali woman to summit Mt Everest from Tibet, has perished in an accident in the Himalayan ranges that also killed two more sherpas.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 4:49:20 PM

Bhutanese refugees in India eager for resettlement in US
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) The US government's offer to resettle Bhutanese refugees languishing in Nepal for nearly two decades has triggered eagerness among their peers in India to start a new life on American soil.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 12:16:27 PM

Acid attacks on women rising in Nepal
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) While Nepal's women politicians are clamouring for higher representation in the government, fear stalks women in the southeastern region of the country due to increasing cases of acid attacks.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007 7:48:46 AM

Chernobyl lurking in Himalaya's main rivers? (REISSUE)
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) If concerted efforts are not made to recover two missing radiation detectors in the Himalayan ranges, another Chernobyl could erupt, poisoning two of Asia's biggest rivers, a Japanese filmmaker has warned.

Monday, May 21, 2007 1:32:22 PM

Nepal okays pocket money for Maoist guerrillas
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist guerrillas, once carrying a price on their heads, will now be paid pocket money by the government in a move to keep the peace process on track.

Monday, May 21, 2007 11:24:29 AM

Chernobyl lurking in Himalaya's main rivers?
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) If concerted efforts are not made to recover two missing radiation detectors in the Himalayan ranges, another Chernobyl could erupt, poisoning two of Asia's biggest rivers, a Japanese filmmaker has warned.

Monday, May 21, 2007 8:09:22 AM

Nepal deity 'sweats' -- bad times ahead?
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) As the political stalemate in Nepal continued and the security situation worsened in the southern Terai plains, priests of a temple in the mountainous north reported 'sweat' oozing out of the deity's stone idol - spelling further woes for the Himalayan nation.

Sunday, May 20, 2007 4:33:03 PM

Two years after tobacco ban, Bhutan still awaits law
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) More than two years after it made history by becoming the first nation to ban tobacco sales and smoking in public, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is still awaiting a law to back the ban while a black market in tobacco flourishes.

Sunday, May 20, 2007 2:15:44 PM

Jimmy Carter to discuss polls with Nepal PM
Kathmandu, May 18 (IANS) Former US President Jimmy Carter will arrive here next month on a three-day visit to discuss the much-awaited election with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and the assistance he and his Carter Center can offer to facilitate the ongoing peace process.

Friday, May 18, 2007 7:00:19 PM

UN top refugee envoy to visit Nepal
Kathmandu, May 18 (IANS) After remaining stranded in closed camps in Nepal for nearly two decades, things have finally started moving for over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees with first the US offering to resettle them on American soil, and now UN's top envoy for refugees arriving for a first-hand assessment of their situation.

Friday, May 18, 2007 5:03:31 PM

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