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2008-09-23 09:01:02

Indo-Nepal Power Summit 2008 begins in Nepali capital KATHMANDU, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The third Indo-Nepal Power Summit 2008 will begin in Nepali capital Kathmandu on Tuesday to explore the possibilities of hydropower project cooperation between Nepal and India. According to The Himalayan Times daily, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam will inaugurate the two-day summit. As many as 300 delegates from Nepal and India are expected to participate in the meeting. Indian Minister of...

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...

2008-07-30 09:01:27

Nepal launches HIV-friendly hospital program KATHMANDU, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The National Network against HIV/ AIDS, Nepal (NANGAN), has selected three hospitals to launch HIV- friendly Hospital program, The Rising Nepal reported on Wednesday. Under the program supported by donor communities, HIV-affected persons will be provided quality health services in the hospitals. Speaking at a workshop organized by NANGAN's regional branch in Pokhara in western Nepal on Tuesday, program...

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...

2008-07-09 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...

2008-06-28 18:02:27

Nepalese government officials were unable to reach an agreement Saturday with the Nepal Petroleum Dealers Association, news media says. The Web site eKantiput reported the two sides failed to break through the impasse regarding an ongoing dispute over the irregular supply of petroleum products. The talks during the last few days included demands from the dealers for increased commissions, government officials said. The talks did not include any demands for increased petroleum imports or...

2008-06-14 06:00:15

Text of report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 14 June Kathmandu, 14 June [Saturday]: Senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidya on Friday said the Maoist party is against both the current "liberal" model of media as well as the communist model, and wants to develop a third model - probably a mixed version of communist and democratic models. Baidya, who is also in charge of Maoist Central Department of Publicity and Broadcast, hinted that the Maoists' soon-to-be-formed government would...