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Kathmandu Valley’s Covid-19 cases rising steadily, 711 more infections reported Saturday

Kathmandu Valley recorded more than 700 cases in the last 24 hours, which is more than half of the total cases reported from across the country on Sunday.

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Sat, 19 Sep 2020 10:59:47 +0000


Chief Justice committed to implementing constitution

Chief Justice Cholendra Shumsher JB Rana has said the new constitution is not merely a document of constitutional change but also foundation for transformation of state structure, system of governance, social and cultural transformation.

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Sat, 19 Sep 2020 03:13:40 +0000


Big jump in single-day Covid cases in Kathmandu valley, over 800 infections reported for the first time

Kathmandu valley on Friday witnessed a big jump in the number of daily reported coronavirus cases as record-high 859 infections were registered.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2020 10:57:40 +0000


Nepal Tourism Board launches Nepali festivals based photo competition

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Thursday announced the launch of a photo competition depicting culture and festivals of Nepal.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2020 03:04:02 +0000


Implementation of constitution satisfactory: Tripathi

Minister of Federal Affairs and General Administration Hridayesh Tripathi said the government could not fulfil everything written in the Constitution within certain period and that should not be an issue of disappointment.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:45:55 +0000


Women’s proactive role in exercising constitutional rights stressed

Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe said the present constitution is not discriminatory.

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Fri, 18 Sep 2020 02:15:57 +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.