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2013-04-13 23:04:10

Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering an overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. The 8-day trip includes a trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Explore Tibet, a Lhasa-based tour company, is offering an overland tour from Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal. The 8-day trip includes a trip to Mount Everest Base Camp. “This trip is one of the most popular adventure tours in the world, but it was closed to foreign tourists in 2012, but now it is...

2006-04-27 04:44:34

BEIJING (Reuters) - China distanced itself from Nepal's self-styled Maoist rebels on Thursday, saying the group had no connection with any Chinese person or group. China has refused to identify with or provide help to Nepal's Maoists, who take their inspiration and name from late Chinese communist leader Mao Zedong, having long ago abandoned ambitions to export its revolution. "They call themselves Maoists, but they have nothing to do with any organization or person domestically in...

2006-04-05 01:09:49

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Maoist rebels killed six soldiers and policemen in an ambush in east Nepal on Wednesday, an official said, a day ahead of a planned nationwide strike by political parties against King Gyanendra. "The troops were escorting question papers for the school leaving certificate examinations when they were ambushed," Jhapa's district administrator Bhola Shiwakoti said. The attack took place at Durgapur in Jhapa district, a Maoist stronghold 700 km (440 miles) east of...

2006-01-03 01:30:09

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A series of explosions rocked Nepal on Tuesday with one blast erupting in the popular tourist town of Pokhara, just hours after Maoist rebels called off a four-month truce, raising fears of a resurgence of violence. No one was injured in the blasts in Pokhara, in central Nepal, or the western towns of Butwal and Bhairahawa shortly after the rebels' unilateral ceasefire ended at midnight on Monday. In its first official reaction to the end of the truce, Nepal's...

2005-12-26 22:04:51

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Two Maoist guerrillas and a soldier were killed in fierce fighting in western Nepal on Tuesday, days before a unilateral ceasefire declared by the rebels was due to expire, the army and insurgents said. The gunbattle started on Monday after the rebels, who are campaigning to topple the monarchy, attacked an army patrol in the Maoist stronghold of Rolpa, 400 km (250 miles) west of Kathmandu. The clash came ahead of the end of the Maoist ceasefire, due on January...

2005-11-25 02:32:29

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - China sent truckloads of arms to Nepal this week to help its poorly-equipped army fight a violent Maoist revolt, a newspaper reported on Friday. Nepal's traditional arms provider, India, along with the United States and Britain, have suspended supplies since King Gyanendra fired the government in February, withdrew civil liberties and took power. The Kantipur daily said the weapons from China came on 18 trucks on Tuesday and Wednesday through a highway linking...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.