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Nepal Gears Up for Upcoming Election

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Download Nepal’s Chief Justice was recently sworn in to lead a new interim government which promises to hold elections in three months.

The cross-party agreement on his appointment has brought an end to the deadlock between the four main political parties.

But many analysts are pesimistic that the elections will go ahead on schedule.

Sunil Neupane reports.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 23 March 2013 17:11 )
 

Nepalese Police Target Long-Haired Tattoed Youths

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Download They say, don’t judge a book by its cover.

Well this doesn’t apply to the Nepalese police.

Since last week, they’ve arrested more than a thousand people for having long hair, tattoos and piercings.

One of them is Ashes Dangol who regularly sings in the popular Everest Irish Pub in Thamel, Kathmandu.

He has knotted, long hair and silver rings in both his ears.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 March 2013 15:50 )
 

Nepal Campaigns for More Toilets

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Download The United Nations recently praised Nepal for building more toilets.

In 1980, only 3 percent of the population had toilets, but over the past year that number has risen by nearly 20 percent.

Since 2011, Nepal has been vigorously campaigning to stop people from going to the toilet outside.

But as Sunil Neupane reports, one village is feeling the pressure.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 March 2013 16:44 )
 

Nepal's First HIV School

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Download In Nepal, children who are HIV positive are often denied an education.

Due to the stigma and misinformation surrounding HIV/AIDS, schools are too frightened to enroll them.

To fill the gap a private school called the Saphalta HIV Shiksya Sadan School,
has been set up just for HIV-positive children.

Sunil Neupane reports from Kathmandu.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 February 2013 11:08 )
 

Long Journey to Justice for Victims of Nepal’s Civil War

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Download Recently the Attorney General in Nepal ordered the police to halt an investigation into the alleged killing of a journalist by Maoist rebels.

And month a Nepalese army colonel was charged in the UK with two counts of torture during Nepal’s Civil War.  

During Nepal’s decade-long Civil War, both the army and Maoist rebels were accused of human rights atrocities.

But as Rajan Parajuli reports, recent progress has increased the pressure on the government to punish war criminals.


Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 February 2013 13:58 )
 
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