Nepal’s High Hopes for First Local Polls in 20 Years

Nepal holds its first local elections in two decades on Sunday hoping to cement a fraught transition to democracy and fill an institutional void that has seen corruption flourish. The last local representatives were elected in 1997 and their mandates lapsed after their five-year terms expired at the height of

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Nepal Photo of the Week

NY Times Photos of the Week of 28 April. No 3 of 13 is Sachina Prajapati, 11, doing her homework in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Residents are still living in temporary shelters two years after the devastating 2015 earthquake that killed 9,000 people and destroyed more than 700,000 homes. To view photo and read

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Help preserve biodiversity and local knowledge in Nepal

Nepal RPCV and Friend of Nepal extraordinaire Rajeev Goyal (N-193) is appealing for support from the Friends of Nepal community on behalf of the nonprofit he co-founded, Kanchenjunga Tappu Koshi Biodiversity Education Land Trust (KTK-Belt), where he currently serves as environmental director. KTK-Belt is a platform for farmers, teachers, designers and environmentalists working together

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Nepal’s Living Goddess

Nepal’s Living Goddess In the centre of Patan City in Nepal resides a living goddess, a child as young as four, chosen to host a deity of invincible feminine power. On her young shoulders rests the fate of the nation. Goddesses in many religious traditions around the world exist only in

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