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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 29 – A 38-year-old Indian climber who made the fastest double ascent of Mount Everest and became the first woman to reach the highest point on earth twice in five days, says she will now turn her attention to smaller unclimbed peaks. Anshu Jamsenpa, from India’s mountainous northeastern state of

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India’s Demonetisation Drive Drags Down Nepal’s Economy

By Gopal Sharma and Manoj Kumar KATHMANDU/NEW DELHI, Dec 15 – India‘s scrapping of high-value bank notes last month has dragged down economic growth in neighbouring Nepal with trade, remittances and tourist numbers all down, BMI Research, a group company of the Fitch rating agency, said on Wednesday. BMI has revised down its forecast for

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Body of Indian Climber Found on Everest, Fourth Fatality in a Week

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU, May 27 – The body of an Indian climber was found on the upper slopes of Mount Everest, raising the death toll on the world’s tallest mountain since it was re-opened to expeditions this spring to four. Sherpas searching for two Indian climbers missing since last Saturday located the body of

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Earthquake in South Asia Kills Nine, Injures 200

By Biswajyoti Das GUWAHATI, India, Jan 4 – A powerful earthquake struck South Asia before dawn on Monday, killing at least nine people and injuring nearly 200, with efforts to rescue those trapped in rubble hampered by severed power supplies and telecommunication links. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake of magnitude 6.8 was 57

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FIFA Ethics Committee Bans Officials From Nepal, Laos

VIENNA, Nov. 16 – The ethics committee at world soccer body FIFA has banned two officials from Nepal and Laos for taking cash during elections, it said on Monday. Ganesh Thapa, president of the All-Nepal Football Association, was banned for 10 years and fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($19,870), while Viphet Sihachakr, president of the Laotian

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