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Youths’ call to end violence in schools

Young people from around the world will call on governments, including the Government of Nepal, to end violence in and around schools at the Education World Forum this week.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:40:18 +0000


‘Laws made thru political consensus unacceptable’

Victims of the decade-long Maoist conflict today said they would not accept any amendment to the Transitional Justice Act pushed on the basis of political consensus.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:35:40 +0000


Cases of swine flu reported in Kathmandu

Three persons have tested positivefor swine flu at Om Hospital and Research Centre while three others are suspected to have been infected with the same virus.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:30:30 +0000


House panel delays re-entry permit for migrant workers

The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security has requested a parliamentary panel to allow re-entry for migrant workers, who are interested in going to foreign destinations repeatedly for employment, whereas the panel is in a wait and see mode.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:25:03 +0000


Seven held with huge cache of drugs

Police have arrested seven persons with a huge cache of drugs from different places of Kathmandu valley.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:20:02 +0000


Cops rehabilitate 150 homeless elderly people

Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, has claimed that it rescued and rehabilitated 150 homeless elderly people living in the streets in Kathmandu.

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Wed, 23 Jan 2019 04:15:48 +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.