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Two arrested for robbing cooperatives

Police have arrested two persons involved in robbing Harshit Savings and Credit Cooperative Pvt Ltd located at Pepsicola, Kathmandu Metropolitan City-32.

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:51:22 +0000


Landing of flights halted at Tribhuvan International Airport

The landing of flights at Tribhuvan International Airport has been halted owing to reduced visibility from disturbed weather condition.

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:18:24 +0000


Dengue awareness low among people

Although the number of dengue cases is rising across the country, a large chunk of the population lacks awareness of the disease and the preventive measures to be taken to stay safe, according to a research.

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 10:00:08 +0000


Women health programme concludes

The Embassy of Israel in Nepal, in collaboration with Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Centre, Dhulikhel Hospital and Siddhi Memorial Foundation, conducted a weeklong programme on women and children health at Dhulikhel Hospital and Siddhi Memorial Foundation.

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 09:30:06 +0000


Indra Jatra: One of the biggest festivals of Kathmandu ends today

Indra Jatra, known as Yenya in Nepal Bhasa, one of the biggest festivals celebrated by the denizens of Kathmandu formally ends today.

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:56:55 +0000


FNJ condemns arrest of nine journos, including secretary

Federation of Nepali Journalists issued a press release condemning the arrest of nine journalists, including its secretary and central committee members who were held from the premises of Radio Nepal inside Singha Durbar on Monday after their talk with the Radio Nepal administration failed.

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:00:05 +0000

Nepal


Nepal: home of the mountains touching the ceiling of the world. SJ Dodgson MJoTA2014 v8n1 p0418

In 1974, I was at a barbecue less than a mile from where I had grown up, where I was living, where I was continuing my postgraduate studies.  

My new young husband (Gavan Schneider, he divorced me 5 years later) was talking with other rugged mountaineers near the back fence, while I was talking with hikers about our honeymoon trip which had taken us in December to the Yorkshire moors. Gavan yelled at me "let's go to Nepal for Christmas!"

I nodded, sounded great! And 4 months later, we landed in Kathmandu for a month of going uphill, and downhill, on the steepest mountains in the world.

Before we did that, before we traveled to Pokhara Valley, we hung out in Kathmandu for a few days, thoroughly enchanted by the beautiful, calm people all around us.

We traveled by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara Valley, on roads that fit only 3 of the 4 wheels of our bus, and also towards Everest Base Camp. One person started throwing up out a window, and it caught on. Everyone else did too.  Roads along sheer cliff faces make me focus on mortality rather than the spectacular views.

We spent Christmas in the Pokhara Valley and on Christmas Day, shared a meal with missionaries and lots of children.

We hired a Tibetan to be our guide towards Anapurna, and turned around after we reached the snowline in this tropical country, because only then did we realize that our guide did not have warm clothes. 

We learned that night that because an American man had insisted his guide keep going in the snow, when the guide did not have warm clothes, the guide died. We listened to the American man explain how it was not his fault, because the guide sat down in the snow and took all his clothes off. My first observation of the evil of entitlement.

On the trail, we walked through a village that looked prosperous: inhabitants were Ghurkas who had brought prosperity to their families as they fought for the British Empire.

When we came back to the Pokhara Valley we bought a dragon carpet that I look at every day.

In the years since, Nepal has been rocked by revolution, regicide and climbing to or near Mount Everest has become big business. But it is every bit as dangerous as it was in 1953 when Tensing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hilary dazzled the world with the news broadcast on the day that Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, that they had touched the ceiling of the world.

The 1981 Medical Expedition to Mount Everest led by Dr John West, who hosted me in La Jolla when I first landed in the US; and my colleague Dr Sukhamay Lahiri went with him: but that's another story.