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How Honouring Gurkhas Has Also Helped to Rebuild Nepal

In April 2015, Nepal suffered a huge earthquake which killed 9,000 people, injured 22,000 more as well as flattening hundreds of villages, schools and hospitals. This was followed by one of Nepal’s worst ever monsoons in August 2017 forcing 400,000 to leave their homes.


A new documentary goes inside Nepal’s electrifying metal scene

The thriving Nepalese metal scene is the subject of a band new documentary – and you can watch it here. No Silence: Metal From Nepal is centred around, the acclaimed Kathmandu-based metallers who recently played the Bloodstock Festival and toured with Cancer Bats, and who will become the first Nepal


Named — The people and companies behind Nepal’s multimillion dollar insurance fraud scam

Soon after the names of companies identified by the investigation were announced, there was a meeting led by Nabaraj Dahal of the Trekking Agents Association of Nepal. He met with the co-Chair of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushap Kamal Dahal who in-turn then put pressure on Minister Adhikari


Trump’s US Government Approves $17 Million Funding for Tibetans

President Donald Trump led government of the United States has approved the $17 million funding support for Tibetans in exile and Tibet. Donald Trump has signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 on Friday and the fiscal year 2019 funding will be sanctioned through September 30.


Joining forces to revive Nepal’s heritage

Many people traveling to Nepal choose the Himalayas as their primary destination. After landing in the capital city of Kathmandu, most adrenaline junkies and nature lovers quickly make their way to the mountains to spend days trekking along high peaks.


India-Nepal agreement to boost transborder conservation of rhinos, tigers

India and Nepal are all set to sign an agreement to cooperate on biodiversity conservation, including the transboundary conservation of species like the Indian rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis), Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) and Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). The memorandum of understanding is expect


Boulder motorcyclists ride across Nepal only to donate their bikes

This November, 15 adventure riders from around the world will join the Rally for Rangers Project to bring desperately needed motorcycles and outdoor equipment to park rangers battling poachers in the Chitwan National Park in Nepal.


Uniquely Nepal!

Of the 14 highest peaks in the world above 8000 meters, 8 of them are in the Nepal Himalayas. There is so much to see and do in the small country of Nepal nestled amidst the highest peaks of the Himalayas. From trekking up to a mountain base, jungle safaris chasing the one-horned Rhino in Chitwan Na


Nepal court blocks road construction in rhino stronghold of Chitwan Park

KATHMANDU — Nepal’s Supreme Court has ordered the government not to construct any new roads inside Chitwan National Park without approval from UNESCO, park authorities and other stakeholders.


Take five: “We would like to see something done about the women workers who are not currently recognized as formal labourers”

Anisha Luintel is lead researcher at Women Forum for Women in Nepal (WOFOWON). In February 2019, she attended the Regional Civil Society Strategizing Workshop in Bangkok ahead of the 63rd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women and Beijing+25 Review. This year’s CSW is focused on social pro


TPS Holders from Honduras and Nepal Sue the Trump Administration Over Terminations

With the fate of their Temporary Protected Status (TPS) in jeopardy, immigrants from Honduras and Nepal brought a class action lawsuit against the federal government this week to stop the Trump administration from ending TPS for their respective countries.


Nepalese Women Keep Dying After Being Banished to ‘Period Huts'

This article originally appeared on VICE AU. Earlier this year, 35-year-old Nepali woman Amba Bohara and her two young children were found dead inside a tiny, windowless cowshed. Amba had been menstruating, and the three of them had barricaded themselves inside the hut in keeping with chhaupadi: a c


The warning nobody gives you when travelling to India and Nepal

When I told people I was travelling to India and Nepal by myself, I was met with a lot of hazardous looks and subsequent “don’ts”. Don’t eat the street food, don’t take public transport, don’t take taxis, don’t wander the streets, don’t draw attention to yourself, don’t make eye contact with people


100 Very Best Restaurants: #98 – Royal Nepal

The best introduction to this Nepalese restaurant is through its momos. The dump-lings come with a choice of fillings, including buffalo and goat, but our repeat order is yak. From a farm in Pennsylvania (who knew?), the super-lean meat is ground and spiced, and the bundles are paired with cilantro-


Immigrants From Honduras and Nepal Are Suing the Trump Administration Over the End of Their Temporary Protected Status

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal filed a class action lawsuit against the United States government Monday, alleging that the Trump administration’s decision to end the temporary protected status for these immigrants was “motivated by racial animus.”


Immigrants from Honduras, Nepal sue U.S. for ending TPS, allege it was racially motivated

Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States. The lawsuit filed late Sunday in federal court in San Francisco alleges that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's decision to en


China is closing its Everest base camp to tourists after more than 300 tonnes of trash was removed from the mountain last year

The camp and the mountain will still be open to people with climbing permits, but China limited the permits to just 300 a year. Many more people visit the site as tourists — with over 40,000 people visiting the site in 2015.


Landlocked Nepal pushes ahead to create national shipping line

There’s quite nothing like a landlocked country wanting a maritime presence. Splash247 today reports that the Nepalese government this week opened the Nepal Ship Office, with the lofty ambition for ships to be sailing the world flying its uniquely shaped flag. “[Prime Minister Khagda Prasad Sharma]


Nepal PM Employment Programme draws mixed reactions | #AsiaNewsNetwork

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli hailed the initiative as a new beginning for the country towards eradicating poverty by providing income generation opportunities for the jobless people./ Post Photo: Angad Dhakal.


Momo-more, please! How to make delicious Nepalese Momos

Some may only recognize Nepal as the small foreign country home to Mount Everest – but it is so much more than that. Nepal is a country that is copious in its sublime landscape, rich culture and delectable cuisine. One dish that serves as a strong reminder of home to any Nepalese person, regardless