Governance

Frustration Simmers as Nepalis Await New Government

Students in Nepal have been taking to the streets to demand the outgoing government swiftly hand over power to a leftist alliance that swept to victory in national elections last month. The landmark post-war poll had raised hopes that it would bring much-needed stability to the impoverished country. Yet, several weeks after the

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Nepal Has Banned Solo Climbers From Scaling its Mountains

Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents. To read further, please click on the link below: http://Nepal bans solo climbers from Mount Everest Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/nepal-bans-solo-climbers-from-mount-everest-9821078

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Communists Win Nepal’s 1st Election Under the New Constitution

After centuries of absolute monarchy followed by decades of chaos, Nepal is taking to democracy in a big way. Since May its people have voted into office 753 newly created local councils, seven new provincial assemblies and a 275-member national parliament. To read this Economist article, please click on the

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‘My dream is coming true’: the Nepalese woman who rose from slavery to politics.

Sita Chhaudry was sold as a slave at 10 years old. Starved, beaten and denied an education, she has since been elected to local government – and is determined to fight poverty and human rights abuses. To read further, please click on the link below: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/oct/18/i-lived-in-fear-nepalese-official-sold-as-a-slave-at-10-years-old-domestic-worker

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