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Nepal’s grassroots churches don’t need ‘foreign help’

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Nepal’s grassroots churches don’t need ‘foreign help’

DANG (Nepal), Around 100 churches in Dang district rely heavily on money collected from followers, most of whom are from poor economic backgrounds. The believers have been paying 10 percent of their income  ‘willingly’ on a monthly basis as a religious duty. When they are not able to give cash to the churches, they offer […]

Nepal ‘clamping down’ on Christians, say Adventists

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Nepal ‘clamping down’ on Christians, say Adventists

The leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nepal has called for prayers amid a state clampdown on evangelistic outreach, including the distribution of religious literature and even having a Bible in a Christian orphanage. All evangelistic activity is prohibited under a new Nepalese Constitution that came into force in September 2015. Article 31(3) of […]

Nepal PM walking the tight-rope between China and India

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Nepal PM walking the tight-rope between China and India

KATHMANDU  – Nepal’s Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda sent one of his trusted lieutenants from the insurgency period as a special envoy to China. He seeks to clear confusion over the future of agreements signed by his predecessor. In a balancing act, officials said Prachanda would send another deputy, Bimelandra Nidhi, a member of the Madhesi […]

 Prachanda is 39th Prime Minister of Nepal

 Prachanda is 39th Prime Minister of Nepal

On Wednesday Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Maoist Party chairperson, also known as Prachanda, was  elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal after K.P. Oli resigned rather than facing defeat in a vote of no-confidence. Speaker Onsari Gharti who declared the results said a total of 573 members out of total 598 (including the speaker) cast […]

Nepal, South Asia celebrates Eid

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Nepal, South Asia celebrates Eid

The Muslim community in Nepal celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with joy. Spirits were high in Kathmandu. Muslims in South Asia, like those across the world, are celebrating Eid, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. They thronged mosques to offer prayers, relished delicacies, and visited fairs in their best fineries. In India, mass prayers were […]

Never too late to learn!

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Never too late to learn!

PHEDIKHOLA, NEPAL  – In the village of Pedikhola,  Durga Kami , now 68, is finally completing his secondary education. Every school day, puts on his school uniform and, with the aid of his walking stick, walks for over an hour to reach the school for another day of learning. Grandfather Kami had always dreamed of […]

Nepal ready to Energize investors

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Nepal ready to Energize investors

Kathmandu: Nepal’s energy sector is open for business. That’s the message ! The Energy Development Council with the Investment Board of Nepal and the Ministry of Energy are organising the Nepal Power Investment Summit from May 31 to June 3. The entire energy sector of Nepal will convey the message to the world that Nepal […]

When will politics over Buddha Birthplace stop?

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When will politics over Buddha Birthplace stop?

‘Saga Dawa, as we say it in Sikkim, or Buddha Purnima as it is commonly called in India and ‘Buddha Jayanti’ Nepal is the day to mark the birth of the Buddha. Though  ‘Gautam Buddha’ was born in Nepal, certain ‘Indian’ interests continue to debate about Buddha’s birthplace. Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini, now […]

Canadian booted out of Nepal for social media mis-adventures?

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Canadian booted out of Nepal for social media mis-adventures?

Nepal: the latest country to join the ‘intolerant’ tags on social media?  For one, they’re booting out a foreigner for criticizing  their government in his tweets and social posts. Secondly, there’s no way you can appeal! A Canadian living and working in Nepal has been ordered to leave the country within two days after criticising […]

Is India playing the ‘Sikkim game’ in Nepal?

Is India playing the ‘Sikkim game’ in Nepal?

Are certain Nepali politicians  shallow ambitions helping India’ to subjugate Nepal in the same way it swallowed Sikkim ? Conspiracy theory?  Well, this is a theme being played by a section of media in Nepal. The Nepalese feel that India is giving more than just tacit support to the unrest in the Terai region that borders Bihar, […]

Miffed with bossy big brother India, Nepal ties rakhi on China hand

Miffed with bossy big brother India, Nepal ties rakhi on China hand

New Delhi: It’s a first. Nepal appears to have stood up to what it sees as the Modi government’s bullying tactics, and has bought petrol fuel from China after 40 long years. India’s strategic establishment was scrambling this evening to counter Nepal’s biggest diplomatic swerve away from New Delhi in years after Kathmandu inked a […]

Nepal trailblazer for minority rights, India just trails!

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Nepal trailblazer for minority rights, India just trails!

While India keeps patting its own back claiming we are a ‘tolerant’ nation, small sister Nepal is the trail-blazer when it comes to protection of ‘minuscule minorities.’ It has firmly rooted for the legal rights of LGBTI people in South Asia. In 2007, Nepal was the first (and so far only) country in South Asia to decriminalise […]

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