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India’s young voters impress Nepal’s poll officials
May 02, 2014 The delegates were impressed by the initiatives taken in India to encourage more young people to vote.
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Nepal aims to be ‘open defecation free’
Dec 20, 2013 In poorer countries, managing human waste remains a major challenge, writes Johannes Zutt.
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Nepal leads in community forestry
Feb 04, 2010 The revised Forest act of 1993 and Forest Regulations act of 1995 have brought 1.1 million hectares of land under community forestry. These efforts while meeting the livelihood needs of locals have led to dense forests and significant reduction in carbon emissions.
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New horizon beckons child soldiers in Nepal
Feb 09, 2010 Nearly 3,000 child soldiers from the Maoist army were released yesterday, in final batch, as part of an agreement between UN, government of Nepal and the Maoist party. These children would be provided with education and life skills to help them integrate with the Nepalese society as responsible citizens.
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Double or Nothing: Nepal launches save tiger campaign
Feb 15, 2010 To mark year 2010 as year of Tiger, Nepal launched a campaign yesterday to double tiger population in the country. It pledged to increase tiger population from current 300 to 600 by the beginning of the next decade with intensified conservation efforts and control poaching.
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Study of glacial lakes shows no immediate risk
Feb 22, 2010 A recent field investigation carried out by ICIMOD in collaboration with national partners to discover the actual situation on the ground of three of the potentially dangerous lakes in Nepal point out that they should not simply be seen as threat, but rather as a resource that needs proper care.
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Nepal's claim over leprosy eradication challenged
Feb 24, 2010 Aid workers in Nepal fear that a recent official declaration regarding the elimination of leprosy could encourage complacency. It would not only impact the flow of aid for leprosy programmes but also result in confusion since the Terai region still remains disabled by the disease.
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Disaster tool kit for Nepal's administrators
Feb 26, 2010 In order to sensitise policy makers and strengthen policy framework on disaster risk reduction, a group of DRR stakeholders have produced a concise information tool kit, including maps, fact sheets, existing legislation on disaster management, policy documents and possible early warning strategies for dealing with floods.
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Nepal needs to regulate international adoptions
Mar 05, 2010 The case of Rajan Kumar Nepali highlights the fact that unscrupulous agents are effectively trafficking children to foreign couples for large profits. While Nepal introduced a new legislation in 2008, UNICEF has asked the government to ratify the Hague convention on international adoptions.
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Nepalese women pledge for equal rights
Mar 08, 2010 Making an assessment on the status of women in Nepal on 100th International Women’s day, women’s rights activists say that women still struggle for equal opportunity and rights in every aspect of life. Measures are being suggested to ensure that no discriminatory laws prevail against women in the new constitution.
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A multi-sectoral nutrition programme for Nepal
Mar 18, 2010 Nepal has planned a multi-sectoral nutrition programme involving various ministries to tackle widespread child malnutrition in the country. A recent report by the health department and UNICEF found the lack of adequate nutrition to be more pronounced in under developed food deficit areas of the far and mid-west regions.
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Bhutan preserves a traditional staple diet
Mar 18, 2010 With the help of National Biodiversity Centre and the agriculture division of Bumthang, Bhutan is trying to preserve the buckwheat cultivation, which was neglected with the advent of cash crops like potato. Buckwheat has been a staple food crop for the people of Bumthaps region for generations.
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UN accepts ruling on caste discrimination in Nepal
Mar 22, 2010 UN human rights office in Nepal welcomed a key verdict on caste-based discrimination, referring to it as a vital step to ensure social equality. In a joint statement with key organisations, they claimed the verdict fell in line with Nepal's Interim Constitution, which states racial discrimination is punishable.
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New project to tackle food crisis in Nepal
Mar 31, 2010 The country director of UN’s World Food Programme, Nepal, in an interview has highlighted issues such as drought, dependence on rainfall and increase in population as main reasons for food crisis in the country. The “Food for Work” programme is based on the needs of the community, he said.
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More Nepali's heading for foreign jobs
Apr 19, 2010 Increasing demand of workers in the aftermath of the global financial crisis has lead to an upsurge in Nepali job seekers for overseas destinations. Latest data show a whopping 18.5% rise in first nine months of 2009/10 as compared to corresponding period last year.
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Bamboo houses to generate employment in Nepal
Apr 21, 2010 Projects for the construction and promotion of bamboo houses, initiated jointly by AEC and ICBAR in Nepal are expected to reduce poverty by creating employment opportunities. The houses will be made using local technology and will reduce dependence on timber which takes longer to regenerate.
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Nepali lepers ready for an expedition to Everest
Apr 26, 2010 READ Nepal, a local charity working with leprosy victims with support from American Everest climber Bryan Smith is organising the Everest Leprosy Empowerment Expedition in April 2011. Around 15 sufferers will be trained under Lakpa Norbu Sherpa, and five will be chosen for the final ascent to the summit.
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Nepal first to exercise right to energy
May 10, 2010 The Nepalese government has issued a notification that grants the right to energy to all the citizens. Communities get access to energy by grid connectivity and manage the system themselves. Many groups are working to extend the grid into villages and 176,000 rural houses have been electrified so far.
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Cameras to prove melting of Himalayan glaciers
May 12, 2010 The Extreme Ice Survey project of Nepal government will help to settle the dispute on Himalayan glaciers. Cameras mounted on vertical rock faces as part of the project will capture over 8,000 images for two years, that will be stitched together into a 60 second video clip to act as evidence.
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Collaborating to empower mountain communities
May 19, 2010 The Hindu Kush-Himalayan countries have agreed to increase the information flow on their genetic resources, traditional knowledge, and bio-prospecting activities. This will ensure poverty alleviation through mitigation of biodiversity loss and promotion of genetic diversity among mountain communities.
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Team sets out to clean the "Death Zone"
May 20, 2010 Twenty Nepali climbers are to execute the world's highest ever clean-up campaign, the Extreme Everest Expedition 2010, this week. This daring cleanup of garbage and dead bodies lying at heights more than 8000 meters would involve risk of surviving the zone's thin air, freezing temperatures and difficult terrain.
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Struggle for food gets tougher
May 24, 2010 Aid agencies have warned about further impairment of food security for people in western hills of Nepal. Inflation along with low agricultural production is worsening the situation and forcing people to resort to desperate coping measures.
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Nepal: Sparse teledensity needs attention
May 25, 2010 Nepal's total teledensity which stands at near about 27 per cent is the lowest in South Asia. In absence of any drastic change, it will fall short of meeting the Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) targeted at increasing countrys’ tele penetration.
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Birthing centres improve women's lives in rural Nepal
May 28, 2010 The UNICEF supported maternal health programme, in Humla, has led to the establishment of birthing centres and training of several skilled birth attendants and community mobilisers. The initiative has helped to create awareness on critical maternal and newborn health issues and made life better for pregnant women and new mothers.
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Water crises in Nepal grows graver
Jun 01, 2010 Millions of people are deprived of regular access to safe water due to water sources drying up, erratic rainfall and poor management of water resources, say activists. The situation is deteriorating with public health ailments showing a steep increase and can badly affect many more.
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Mount Everest throws a bigger challenge to climbers
Jun 02, 2010 Sherpa mountaineers in Nepal have raised an alarm on the rising rate of snow and ice melt on Mount Everest saying that this would threaten future expeditions. The melting has exposed bare rock faces and dislodged boulders which will make climbing more dangerous and expensive.
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Manumitting poor Nepali girls
Jun 07, 2010 Civil society is incessantly striving for the cause of girls sold by impoverished families for indentured servitude, which makes them a victim of severe exploitation. There is a call for greater government support which at present is barely sufficient for the rehabilitation and protection of these girls.
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Nepal: MDG-4 target met, but long way to go
Jun 09, 2010 In spite of tough political situation, Nepal has achieved the MDG-4 target of reducing under-five mortality rate by two-third, claims a recent mid-term survey of Nepal Family Health Program (NFHP) II. However, in order to reduce the under-five mortality rate further the neo-natal deaths need to be controlled.
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Nepal, UN take 'historic step' to free Maoist child soldiers
Dec 17, 2009 A new action plan was signed yesterday at Kathmandu by the UN and the Nepal government to hasten the release and rehabilitation of thousands of child soldiers who had been part of the country’s civil war and now remain in camps. The move aims to strengthen Nepal’s peace process that is currently in impasse.
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Nepal PM calls for alliance of mountain countries
Dec 18, 2009 The Nepal Prime Minister expressed concerns at Copenhagen that the mountain agenda was understated in the UNFCC negotiations and texts. Government dignitaries from the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region came together on Wednesday to advocate strategic cooperation among mountain countries on knowledge exchange and adaptation.
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