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U.N. warns Nepal against amnesty for civil war crimes
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal would weaken the foundations of "genuine and lasting" peace after a decade-long civil war if it gave amnesties for serious crimes committed during the conflict, the top United Nations human rights official said. Nepal, home to Mount Everest and birthplace of Lord Buddha, is still recovering from a brutal conflict that ended in 2006 in which more than ...(4/15/2014 4:25:41 AM)
Nepal Seder gets Passover supplies in time
NEW YORK (AP) — Passover supplies made it to Katmandu, Nepal, on Monday in time for an annual Seder that typically draws more than 1,000 guests.(4/14/2014 5:07:26 PM)
Nepal beat Afghanistan in World Twenty20
• Nepal 141 for 5; Afghanistan 132-8 • Subash Khakurel top scores for Nepal with 56 Nepal claimed their second win at the World Twenty20, upsetting an out-of-sorts Afghanistan with a nine-run win in Chittagong. While Afghanistan have been perhaps the biggest disappointment of the first round, having initially been expected to challenge Bangladesh for Super 10 qualification, Nepal's efforts at ...(4/15/2014 1:27:30 AM)
Nepal to ease traffic on Mount Everest
Nepal is planning initiatives to minimise the congestion of climbers near the summit of Mount Everest.(4/15/2014 1:39:00 AM)
Nepal: Volunteers central
Exotic. Mysterious. A place where much can be done. These are some of the reasons young Singaporeans and local chapters of international groups have been flocking to Nepal in recent years to do volunteer work and conduct projects. Singapore Management University (SMU) undergraduate Peng Bojie, 23, who has been there twice in the past two years to do community service, says: "Nepal seems ...(4/14/2014 4:00:54 PM)
Nepal: UN concerned at amnesties for human rights abuses
New York, Apr 15 : The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday voiced grave concern at a bill presented to the Nepalese Parliament which could lead to amnesties for serious human rights violations, saying it would weaken the foundation for a genuine peace in the country.(4/15/2014 2:45:10 AM)
Passover supplies reach Nepal just in time for massive Seder
Passover supplies made it to Katmandu, Nepal, on Monday in time for an annual Seder that typically draws more than 1,000 guests. The shipment had been stuck in port in...(4/15/2014 11:44:23 AM)
Nepal government urged to change amnesty plan
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government faced calls on Friday from human rights and victims' groups not to grant amnesties over atrocities committed during the country's civil war for which nobody has been brought to justice. Wedged between China and India, the nascent republic suffered a decade-long insurgency that pitted Maoist guerrillas against the army. Eight years after ...(4/11/2014 8:59:30 AM)
Tibetans in Nepal say they were held for weeks
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Tibetan refugees in Nepal said Friday they were held for weeks in police custody without charges or access to legal aid in a sign that authorities are bowing to pressure from China.(4/4/2014 7:49:25 AM)
Nepal marks the start of 2071 at Bisket Jatra festival
During the celebrations, a three-storey wooden chariot carrying the revered idol of Bhairab is pulled through the narrow streets by local men, before a huge tree trunk is erected – representing the union of man and woman.(4/16/2014 7:02:26 AM)
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