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Can Kathmandu kick the motorbike habit and become cycle-friendly? - The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)
On the underside of a pedestrian bridge on Kantipath, one of central Kathmandu's busiest roads, there is a large hand-painted sign: "Get a bike – you'll never regret." The brightly coloured writing is clearly visible to the tens of thousands of ...

Everest Sherpas discuss boycott

Sherpa guides in Nepal are meeting climbers at Everest base camp to decide whether to continue ascents after an avalanche on Friday killed 16 of their colleagues.

Nepal govt agrees to some Sherpa demands after strike threat

Nepal today agreed to set up a relief fund for the victims of mountain disasters and appealed to Sherpas not to launch an agitation as it could cripple tourism industry, the country`s main forex earner.

All casinos in Nepal shut shop over royalty dues

All casinos in Nepal have been shut down since Monday after their managements failed to heed the government`s repeated warnings over their outstanding tax and royalty dues, the ministry of culture said Tuesday.

Moriarty Musing: Bye Bye Nepal But I couldn't Shake Prachanda's Hand… - United We Blog! (blog)

United We Blog! (blog)
Speech by U.S. Ambassador James F. Moriarty To Friends and Supporters of the Community Information Center, Pokhara on June 12, 2007Shangri-La Hotel, Pokhara. Thank you all very much for coming today. It is a pleasure to be back in Pokhara again.

Sherpas Move to Shut Everest in Labor Fight

Last week’s deadly avalanche has prompted Mount Everest’s Sherpas to threaten to cancel the season unless the government shares proceeds from what has become a profitable industry.

Who Are Nepal's Sherpas? - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)
Sherpas who lead or assist expeditions to Everest earn about $5,000 during Nepal's two-month climbing season, well above the country's $430 annual per capita household income. But to earn that money, Sherpas make multiple round trips, exposing them to ...
Nepal agrees relief fund for Sherpa climbers after Everest boycott threatTelegraph.co.uk
Citing Safety Concerns, Nepal's Sherpas Cancel the 2014 Climbing SeasonThe Atlantic Cities
Nepal Meets Sherpas' Demands After Deadly AvalancheVoice of America

Pokhara to light up streets with solar power - Republica

Republica
POKHARA, April 22 : Major road sections in Pokhara city will have electricity round the clock seven days a week in two months from now. There will hardly be any dark alleys and streets as solar-powered street lights will be guiding late-night revelers ...

LETTERS: No respite for people - Himalayan Times

Himalayan Times
Every day we hear the rhetoric of Nepali political leaders of every political party that they would be building a new Nepal. But we do not see any hopeful signs of that. In Nepal almost every sector has myriad problems. However, the Nepali people are ...

All casinos in Nepal shut shop over royalty dues - Zee News

Zee News
Kathmandu: All casinos in Nepal have been shut down since Monday after their managements failed to heed the government's repeated warnings over their outstanding tax and royalty dues, the ministry of culture said Tuesday. A total of 10 casinos ...