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PUBG is no longer banned in Nepal

Update: Nepal's Supreme Court has issued a temporary order to halt the ban of PUBG (cheers, The Himalayan Times), which had been banned by the government on April 11. The court issued the order in response to a petition from a group of lawyers sent to the Prime Minister and argues that playing PUBG


Malaysia climber recovered alive on Nepal's Mount Annapurna

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A Malaysian climber has been recovered alive near the summit of Mount Annapurna in Nepal two days after he went missing. The head of Seven Summit Treks, Mingma Sherpa, says climber Wui Kin Chin was spotted by a search party in a helicopter and was being taken by four rescuers to t


Nepal’s Supreme Court Temporarily Halts PUBG Ban, Asks Government to Prove Its Point First

It’s never good news when a game, or any form of entertainment really, is censored or banned by governments. That recently happened in Nepal, where PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) was banned with the motivation that it’s too addictive for children and teenagers, distracting them from their stud


PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Un-Banned In Nepal, For Now

A couple weeks ago, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds—the stalwart second-place finisher in the endless battle royale between battle royale games—got banned in Nepal over addiction concerns. Turns out, however, that in the eyes of Nepal’s Supreme Court, those addiction concerns were not enough to warran


Four Christians, Including U.S. Woman, Arrested from Hotel in Nepal

Police from Dang Deukhuri District Police Headquarters in Ghorahi charged into the Hotel Doko in Ghorahi at 7 a.m. and detained Pastor Dilli Ram Poudel, 49, general secretary of the Nepal Christian Society; Gaurav Shrivastava, 34, a citizen of India; Kunsang Tamang, a Nepali woman from Sankhuwasabha


Nepal quake-hit villages struggle with reconstruction

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Four years since a catastrophic earthquake destroyed much of central and eastern Nepal, a remote Himalayan area is still reeling with what looks like irreparable damage.


Culture & Religions of Nepal

Customs and traditions differ from one part of Nepal to another. A conglomeration lies in capital city Kathmandu (capital city of Nepal) where cultures are blending to form a national identity.


As Oxygen Tanks Explode on Everest, Nepal Steps In

(Newser) – British TV presenter Ben Fogle was suffocating. "It felt like losing my scuba tanks under water and I only had one gulp of breath," he told the Sunday Times last year of the moment his oxygen supply cylinders exploded near Mount Everest's summit. Though Fogle's expedition leader and a She


Nepal marks quake anniversary as rebuilding continues

Nepal on Thursday marked the fourth anniversary of a massive earthquake that killed almost 9,000 people and left millions homeless, some of whom are still living in temporary shelters.


Nepal: Migrant workers continue to pay ‘hefty’ recruitment fees to agents four years after launch of ‘free visa, free ticket’ scheme, according to government auditor

"‘Free Visa Free Ticket’ Scheme Fails to Address Nepali Migrants’ Concerns", Apr 15 2019. Nepal Government’s ‘free visa, free ticket’ scheme for easing the financial burden of migrants is not paying off its due benefits to the needy...“The Department of Foreign Employment has not monitored whether t


Nepal: Hope is where a home is

Four years after the devastating earthquake, Nepalis are rebuilding their homes and lives. 53-year old Sunmaya Tamang from Rabiopi village of Kavrepalanchok district in central Nepal stands at the entrance of her newly-built house.


5.2-magnitude earthquake jolts Nepal

KATHMANDU, April 24 (Xinhua) — A 5.2-magnitude quake struck Nepal on Wednesday, one day ahead of the fourth anniversary of the deadly 2015 earthquake. “Earthquake of local magnitude 5.2 hit Dhading at 6:29 a.m. local time,” National Emergency Operation Center under the Ministry of Home Affairs said


Trapped On Everest - The Blessing And Curse Of Modern Communications During The Nepal Earthquake

“It was pretty scary. I remember thinking, ‘I’m not in control. I can’t descend this mountain, and I can’t go up. I’m stuck here. The rest of my world – which was Base Camp and Kathmandu – is falling to pieces. I should be able to look after myself and I can’t. I’m relying on being rescued.’ And I k


Quantifying landslide frequency and sediment residence time in the Nepal Himalaya

Quantifying how Earth surface processes interact with climate, tectonics, and biota has proven challenging, in part due to the stochastic nature of erosion and sedimentation. Landsliding is a common stochastic erosional process that may account for >50% of the sediment produced in steep mountainous


Good morning: Seeing a cremation site in Nepal

While in Nepal, we asked to be taken to the local cremation site called Pashupati Aryaghat. We could not believe all the activity that was happening around this area. First of all, lots of sellers selling their wares (jewelry) and a few places you could buy a cold drink. You could take pictures and


Final week in Nepal = Triple EPIC!

HELPING OTHERS Marc Milburn (back, center) and Shane Chidester dropped off donations they carried to Nepal at the Sertshang Orphanage following their trek to Everest Base Camp. The orphanage is locate...


Arunachal Pradesh Hit by 5.8-Magnitude Quake; Quake Also Recorded in Nepal

Arunachal Pradesh's West Siang district was the epicentre of an earthquake that occurred in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. The quake occurred at 1.45 am near Along, the district headquarters. While the IMD pronounced it a 5.8-magnitude quake, the US Geological Service measured it at 5.9 on the


Nepal Taking Action Against Use of Faulty Oxygen Equipment on Everest

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Everest Region Trekking: Nepal’s Most Popular Trekking Region

Getting a closer view of Mount Everest is in the bucket list for many adventurous travelers. To achieve this dream, many trekkers plan trekking in the Everest region of Nepal. Everest region opens up different types of trekking opportunities for trekkers with many short as well as long and strenuous


Nepal earthquake recovery enters 5th year

Four years after the Gorkha earthquake devastated Nepal, an estimated 612,000 families are living in transitional shelter and US$ 4.29 billion is needed to complete reconstruction. But experts have raised concerns about addressing the needs of the most vulnerable, who are left behind in the recovery