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Headline
For a month now, western Nepal remains cut off by landmined highways
RAMESWOR BOHARA in BARDIYA

Nation
The people of Nepal's most AIDS-stricken district struggle with an insurgency and an epidemic
RAMESWOR BOHARA in ACHHAM

As it inaugurates a new secretariat in Kathmandu this week, ICIMOD renews its commitment to Nepal and the Himalayan region
ABHA ELI PHOBOO

One reason Nepal was saved from total embarrassment was that there was so little international participation at the world Buddhist summit
KANAK MANI DIXIT in LUMBINI

Ex-addicts at a rehab centre in Pokhara address Nepal's growing drug problem
VINCENT ANDROSIGLIO

There is a reward at the end of the rainbow
BIKASH PANDEY

Business
Nepali pilots are being lured away in increasing numbers by better paying foreign airlines
NAVIN SINGH KHADKA

Sports
Nepal's adventure tourism has another adventure: jump off a bridge and swing
AARTI BASNYAT at the LAST RESORT

Nature
Cabinet approves Kyoto ratification in the nick of time
NAVIN SINGH KHADKA

We asked the people of Khumbu what they think about the campaign by green groups to put Chomolungma on the UNESCO danger list so countries cut carbon emissions
NARESH NEWAR in NAMCHE

Chitwan is going wild in anticipation of new year tourists
ALOK TUMBAHANGPHEY in CHITWAN

Leisure
The third Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival opens next week

Interview
Captain Kul Bahadur Limbu-Royal Nepal Airlines

Nepali Society

Review
Govinda Bartaman's book depicts Nepal as a country of broken lives, the people behind the daily body counts
MANJUSHREE THAPA

Govinda Bartaman's book depicts Nepal as a country of broken lives, the people behind the daily body counts
MANJUSHREE THAPA

 
EDITORIAL

COLUMNS
Nepalipan
by RAJENDRA PRADHAN
Indifferent to differences

State Of The State
by CK LAL
Fig-leaf elections

Economic Sense
by ARTHA BEED
Naming and shaming

Here And There
by DANIEL LAK
Gundruk diplomacy

Tee Break
by DEEPAK ACHARYA
Win-win situation

Under My Hat
by KUNDA DIXIT
Survive another breeding season

Herojig
by

LETTERS
Lak

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