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Earthquake damaged Boudhanath site restored

The sanctification of the newly restored Boudhanath Stupa in Nepal begins today (18 November). And it didn’t take one penny of government funds! With gold, cash and labour contributed by locals and Buddhist organisations, Kathmandu’s famed Boudhanath stupa has been fully restored, making it the first of the country’s more than 700 quake-damaged heritage structures […]

Paskistan quake survivors desperate as winter approaches

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Paskistan quake survivors desperate as winter approaches

“Winter is Coming” is more than a catch-phrase from a popular TV show. It’s a horrific reality for those ruined by the latest earthquake to hit Pakistan and Afghanistan. Desperate survivors bracing for a fourth freezing night in the rubble of their earthquake-flattened homes have appealed for aid as the Pakistan government said thousands more […]

KFC Pizza Hut shut doors in Nepal

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KFC Pizza Hut shut doors in Nepal

Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken will no longer be served in Nepal. That’s just another fallout of the great earthquake that flattened the country. The twist in the tale is that union workers demanded that they get off at 6 pm every evening. The four restaurants, on the other hand, needed to operate beyond […]