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Discussion among parties underway to convene House meeting today

The Business Advisory Committee meeting is underway to convene the meeting of the House of Representatives today.

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:13:53 +0000


Police reluctant to register FIR of trafficking victims

In a blatant example of how reluctant police are to register cases related to human trafficking, 51-year-old Sanu Kaji Lama of Sindhupalchowk was seen running from pillar to post to lodge a first information case against five persons from his village, who had allegedly tried to traffic her daughter to a foreign country, at Anti-human Trafficking Bureau of Nepal Police in Babarmahal.

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 06:45:10 +0000


Nepali missions involved in irregularities

A parliamentary team deployed to monitor and observe the activities of Nepali embassies abroad has found financial and administrative irregularities in these missions.

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:45:08 +0000


Speaker in bid to forge consensus among parties to start house meeting

Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara has been trying to create environment to forge consensus in order to convene the meeting of the House of Representatives for today, but the ruling NCP and opposition parties — Nepali Congress and Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal — don’t appear to have changed their stances on the issues when they left the House on July 15.

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 04:45:47 +0000


NHRC urges govt to end caste-based discrimination

The National Human Rights Commission has made a number of recommendations to the federal, provincial and local governments to put an end to incidents of caste-based discrimination and untouchability.

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 03:45:24 +0000


‘CPN will be brought to political mainstream’

Minister of Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa on Tuesday said the Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal was a major threat to peace and security in the country and would be brought to the political mainstream soon.

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Wed, 24 Jul 2019 01:55:29 +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.