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2008-09-22 09:00:58

Waterborne diseases stalk flood relief camps in Nepal KATHMANDU, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- A number of Saptakoshi flood victims in southeastern Nepal have been suffering from waterborne diseases, local news website THT Online reported Saturday. During a medical check-up among flood victims putting up in Bhardaha-based temporary relief camps, 11 were found to be suffering from cholera, Dr. Sarbesh Jha, Saptari medical officer of the World Health Organization, said. According to him, most...

2008-09-06 06:00:09

Text of report headlined "Media centre at the prime minister's office soon" published by Nepalese newspaper Annapurna Post on 6 September Kathmandu, [Friday] 5 September: Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" has expressed a commitment to setting up media centres at his office and at his residence soon. Prachanda expressed this commitment to a team of media representatives which met the prime minister at [his official residence in the] Baluwatar neighbourhood of the capital Friday...

2008-08-21 12:01:29

A young girl being worshiped in Nepal as a "living goddess" may leave her palace home and attend school with others her age, a court has ruled. Prompted by a legal complaint that argued a young girl's rights shouldn't be violated by locking her in a palace to be worshiped by others, the Supreme Court ruled that 9-year-old Preeti Shakya should have a public education, The Times of London said Thursday. The "living goddess" tradition in Nepal involves choosing a young girl to serve as...

2008-08-06 09:00:41

Excerpt of report headlined "Food crisis at its worst" published by Nepalese newspaper Rajdhani on 6 August Kathmandu, 5 August: An international report says hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal are suffering from food crisis. As reports about food shortage come in from the Karnali region [in midwestern and farwestern Nepal], a report prepared jointly by the UN World Food Programme [WFP] and Nepal Development Research Institute says that at least 2.5m people in rural parts of the...

2008-07-14 09:00:18

Unchecked, Nepal's population to double in 31 years KATHMANDU, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Left unchecked, the population of Nepal will double in 31 years, local newspaper The Rising Nepal reported on Saturday. Speaking at a program to mark the World Population Day on Friday in Nepali capital Kathmandu, joint secretary at the Ministry for Health and Population Binod Gyawali said that the population of Nepal would double after 31 years, if the present trend of population growth continues to take...

2008-07-10 09:01:28

Doctors close down health service in Nepali capital KATHMANDU, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Doctors closed down all health services except emergency in governmental, non-governmental and private health institutions within Nepali capital Kathmandu on Wednesday, demanding security for their profession. According to a leading website, eKantipur.com, the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have called the shutdown to protest against the government's failure to ensure security to health workers and health...

2008-07-10 06:00:49

Excerpt from report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 10 July Kathmandu, [Thursday] 10 July: The entire health institutions except emergency services have been shut down across the country on Thursday due to the strike called by the doctors. The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have called for a nationwide strike in all governmental and non governmental health institutions on Thursday, demanding proper security. Medical facilities across the country has not provided service except...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

Excerpt from report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 9 July Kathmandu, [Wednesday] 9 July: Doctors closed down all health services except emergency in governmental, non-governmental and private health institutions within the capital on Wednesday demanding security for their profession. The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have called the shutdown to protest against the government's failure to ensure security to health workers and health institutions. The doctors took such step in...

2008-07-08 09:00:46

Famine looms large in far-western Nepal KATHMANDU, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Famine looms large in many far- west districts of Nepal, local newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported on Monday. "I have eaten nothing since I devoured two loaves of bread yesterday," said a pale looking Dhirendra Nepali, 13, of Kolti, Bajura district in Farwestern Development Region, some 420 km west of Nepali capital Kathmandu, while he was returning home empty handed from the Kolti food depot of the state-run Nepal...

2008-07-01 09:00:17

Text of report by Nepalese newspaper The Himalayan Times website on 1 July Kathmandu, 1 July: Police today arrested 42 Tibetan exiles from Fuklingkatti VDC [village development committee area] of Sindhupalchowk District near the China-Nepal border. Police inspector at the area police office Birendra Shahi said that 42 Tibetans were arrested when they were marching toward the Chinese border. They were protesting the China's crackdown in Tibet. The protesters had trekked for five days from...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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