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Parliament endorses foreign investment bill today

The House of Representatives will meet next at 13:00 hrs on March 24.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:34:30 +0000


8,000 street lamps to be installed in KMC

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is all set to install at least 8,000 street lights in major road sections in the metropolis.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:09:41 +0000


RJPN obstructs parliament meeting yet again

Lawmakers of the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) have yet again obstructed the meeting of the House of Representatives, lower house of the Federal Parliament, today, demanding that the government make public the Lal Commission report.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:41:59 +0000


CK Raut led Alliance for Independent Madhes rechristened ‘Janmat Party’

The Alliance for Independent Madhes led by former secessionist activist Chandra Kant (CK) Raut will now be named and known as Janmat Party.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:31:37 +0000


NCP Co-chair Dahal off to US for wife’s treatment

Nepal Communist Party Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said that all Nepali people should stand united against elements trying to create instability in the country.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 06:00:06 +0000


Dillibazar Prison in dilapidated state

Dillibazar Prison is in dilapidated condition due to lack of timely repair and renovation, posing a serious threat to the lives of inmates.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 05:50:44 +0000

Nepal


Nepal: home of the mountains touching the ceiling of the world. SJ Dodgson MJoTA2014 v8n1 p0418

In 1974, I was at a barbecue less than a mile from where I had grown up, where I was living, where I was continuing my postgraduate studies.  

My new young husband (Gavan Schneider, he divorced me 5 years later) was talking with other rugged mountaineers near the back fence, while I was talking with hikers about our honeymoon trip which had taken us in December to the Yorkshire moors. Gavan yelled at me "let's go to Nepal for Christmas!"

I nodded, sounded great! And 4 months later, we landed in Kathmandu for a month of going uphill, and downhill, on the steepest mountains in the world.

Before we did that, before we traveled to Pokhara Valley, we hung out in Kathmandu for a few days, thoroughly enchanted by the beautiful, calm people all around us.

We traveled by bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara Valley, on roads that fit only 3 of the 4 wheels of our bus, and also towards Everest Base Camp. One person started throwing up out a window, and it caught on. Everyone else did too.  Roads along sheer cliff faces make me focus on mortality rather than the spectacular views.

We spent Christmas in the Pokhara Valley and on Christmas Day, shared a meal with missionaries and lots of children.

We hired a Tibetan to be our guide towards Anapurna, and turned around after we reached the snowline in this tropical country, because only then did we realize that our guide did not have warm clothes. 

We learned that night that because an American man had insisted his guide keep going in the snow, when the guide did not have warm clothes, the guide died. We listened to the American man explain how it was not his fault, because the guide sat down in the snow and took all his clothes off. My first observation of the evil of entitlement.

On the trail, we walked through a village that looked prosperous: inhabitants were Ghurkas who had brought prosperity to their families as they fought for the British Empire.

When we came back to the Pokhara Valley we bought a dragon carpet that I look at every day.

In the years since, Nepal has been rocked by revolution, regicide and climbing to or near Mount Everest has become big business. But it is every bit as dangerous as it was in 1953 when Tensing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hilary dazzled the world with the news broadcast on the day that Queen Elizabeth II was crowned, that they had touched the ceiling of the world.

The 1981 Medical Expedition to Mount Everest led by Dr John West, who hosted me in La Jolla when I first landed in the US; and my colleague Dr Sukhamay Lahiri went with him: but that's another story.