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Archive for June, 2014


Budget planning

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav unveiled the government’s policy and program for the next fiscal year 2014/15 (2071/72 BS) addressing a meeting of Legislature-Parliament on Sunday. Modernising agriculture sector and bringing energy crisis to an end are among the top priorities of the government. In order to increase productivity of agriculture sector, cooperative campaign will […]

Child predators detained

Two men working in an orphanage in Kathmandu have been arrested and are facing trial next week accused of sexually abusing children in their charge.Rabin Shrestha, former head of the adoptions at Bal Mandir, and Rabin Chalise, an ex-student who ran a Youth Club at the shelter, were arrested by the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) last week after […]

Denali Nepali Women

The Seven Summits Women’s Team from Nepal reached the top of North America on June 24th at 1:45pm. Thirteen days after arriving at base camp on Kahiltna Glacier, five of the Nepali women reached the summit of Mt Denali: Chunu Shrestha, Nimdoma Sherpa, Asha Kumari Singh, Pema Diki Sherpa, and cameraperson Ang Tshering Lama. According to […]

Circus Kathmandu in Europe

Circus Kathmandu has stayed almost one month in Norway, and left for England today. And it is not just any circus, the performers are all Nepali children who were trafficked or they were rescued from the streets. The Circus was set up four years ago by the British charity, Freedom Matters, after it rescued the children from circuses […]

Conservation first

Interview with former finance secretary Rameshwor Khanal who was appointed chairman of the recently formed Chure Hill Conservation Committee. Read the original interview at Why was the Chure Hill Conservation Committee formed? The Chure region is an ecologically sensitive area, and the rampant degradation of the fragile Chure range has a direct impact in […]

Elections 2.0

The final preparations for the Constituent Assembly (CA) by-election scheduled for tomorrow (Sunday) have been completed, the Election Commission (EC) said on Saturday. The voters in Kathmandu-2, Chitwan-4, Kailali-6 and Bardiya-1 are casting their ballots on Sunday. The by-elections are being conducted as Madhav Kumar Nepal, Sushil Koirala, Sher Bahadur Deuba and Bamdev Gautam won […]

Going local

Traditional farmers from mountainous communities of Peru, Bhutan, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea have come together to share traditional knowledge based climate change adaptation. An International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples was formed in Bhutan last week to address the impacts of climatic changes on their food and […]