Nepal, no doubt, is on the front line of climate change-already experiencing some significant effects of the phenomena-rapidly depleting glaciers, prolonged drought, threatened bio-diversity and at risk water sources.
Nepal depends heavily on oil and natural gas imports to satisfy its growing energy need. The country has potential to be energy exporter, if its hydro-power sector could be exploited to its fullest potential.
Nepal may be insignificant economy, and military wise but the country's geographic location,long shared history with India and China, and current political changes in the country makes it a very important part of the puzzle.
Sri Lanka's government managed to end the Tamil Tiger rebels' years long insurgency movement but the country's journalists are still working in a very hostile, war like environment. This time, the war is directed not against the state but against them.
From this corner of the world, Afghanistan seems like a hopeless place '" especially if you are are looking for work and a chance to make money. But for some Nepalese men there is hope in that country.
Nepal's Department of Health Services last week released shocking findings in its report, "Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Study 2008/2009." The study found that Nepalese women are committing suicide at an alarming rate.
More than a month after Nepalese student Neetu Singh was deported by police from Pune, India, Nepal is finally taking some action. Nepal's ambassador Rukma Shumsher Rana will meet with Indian Foreign Affairs Ministry officials to discuss the incident.
Caste system in Nepal has long discriminated against a certain section of society. These people are the so called "untouchables" or the dalits who are treated as second class citizens by the community members
Copenhagen climate change summit ended without any results. Huge disappointment but the Nepalese delegation to the summit doesn't give a hoot. All they care about is partying at the tax payer's expense. A minister took his wife, niece and grandson to the summit... wow, great way to show that you are
It is no secret that Nepal is already witnessing the effects of climate change. From prolonged droughts to depleting harvest and melting glaciers of the Himalayas, the nation is sitting on a ticking clock when it comes to global warming.
Nepal's online media reported in late November that police found a dead baby's head near the banks of a river in Kathmandu. As the body was not recovered, police believed that stray dogs probably ate it.
KFC and Pizza Hut hit Nepal. Nepalese media welcomes the two chains..acting as their chief PR agents and Kathmandu-ites forget that most of the raw material is coming from abroad and yes..they ignore KFC's history of animal abuse. In one word..supreme display of IRONY
Purdue professor Bert Chapman is facing criticism for his blog post, where he states his opinion against homosexuality. What about his First Amendment rights?
Professor Chapman's post is at :http://bertchapman.blogtownhall.com/2009/10/27/an_economic_case_against_homosexuality.thtml
The monsoon season has wrecked havoc in Nepal once again. Every year, sadly, it is the same story of mostly poor people living in remote villages succumbing to landslides and flooding and those who survive facing hardships brought on by the disaster.
Almost 80 percent of Nepalese women are victims of domestic violence; only 20 percent of babies are delivered by healthcare professionals, and in some remote areas of the country women are banished to cowsheds for up to 14 days when they deliver a baby.
Nepal's Cabinet decided on Sept. 2 to give the country's prime minister, president, vice president, ministers, assistant ministers, constituent assembly members and opposition leader a 4 percent pay raise.