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Women politicians in South Asia face violence: Study

Women politicians in South Asia face violence: Study

Women in politics face high levels of violence in India, Pakistan and Nepal. Women who are young, poor, new in politics, or first generation politicians are the worst affected, says a study. The forms of violence do not only include sexual or physical, but also emotional and psychological violence, according to a study by...

Last king of Nepal suffers heart attack

The last king of Nepal is in stable condition in a hospital after suffering a heart attack, doctors said Sunday. Gyanendra Shah was brought to the hospital Saturday night, and was recovering in the intensive care unit and was out of danger, said Dr. Bharat Rawat at the Norvic Hospital in Katmandu. Hundreds of his supporters crowded the hospital Sunday. Security was tightened around the hospital in center of Katmandu. Gyanedra was the last king to rule Nepal before the Constitution Assembly...

Migrant Domestic Helps in Lebanon

Bangladeshis victims of trafficking, forced labour

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh and Nepal are allegedly victims of human trafficking and forced labour in Lebanon, according to a report published in Lebanon's state-owned National News Agency on Monday. The report titled “Dreams for Sale: The Exploitation of Domestic Workers from Recruitment in Nepal and Bangladesh to Working in Lebanon” mentioned that the female domestic helps are deceived about their work and living conditions in the Middle Eastern country. Around 82 percent of the interviewed workers said they felt...

Nepal and India floods leave many dead

Nepal and India floods leave many dead

At least 160 people are reported to have been killed in floods and landslides following days of torrential rain in Nepal and northern India. In Nepal, officials said at least 101 people were known to have died after rescuers found four more bodies. More than 130 people are still missing. In northern Indian states severe...

A significant outing in Nepal

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has concluded an important visit to Nepal, where he tapped all the right nodes of the relationship -- political, economic and cultural -- to turn around ties, which had begun to languish over the last few years. The visit seems to have caught the imagination of the people of Nepal. Partly, this was because Mr. Modi managed to connect with the common person through his carefully choreographed visit to the ancient Pashupatinath temple, and a...

Landslide tragedy hits Nepal

Landslide tragedy hits Nepal

A massive landslide in northeastern Nepal left at least eight people dead and dozens missing yesterday, burying a hydropower plant and putting several villages at risk of flash floods due to debris blocking a major river, officials said. The landslide struck in the early hours, burying two dozen homes before dumping mud and stones...

Rain hampers search for Nepal landslide victims

Rain hampers search for Nepal landslide victims

Fresh rainfall was hampering a search Sunday for scores of villagers missing after a massive landslide in northern Nepal, where army troops used explosives to blast a river blockage in an attempt to release a dangerous water buildup. Police said eight bodies have been recovered so far, but villagers say more than 100 people...

Modi heads to Nepal in regional diplomacy push

Modi heads to Nepal in regional diplomacy push

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a visit to Nepal on Sunday to help speed up negotiations on a power trade pact that is at the centre of a new effort to improve ties with a neighbour that serves as a buffer with China. Since becoming prime minister in May, Modi has sought to shore up support among smaller countries in the region that have in recent years turned to China for quick implementation of energy and transport projects. His will be the first bilateral visit to Nepal by an Indian prime minister in 17 years, though Indian leaders have routinely attended regional summits in Kathmandu. Negotiators were trying to narrow...

4 killed in massive landslide near Nepal capital

4 killed in massive landslide near Nepal capital

A massive landslide has buried dozens of homes in Nepal, with four people confirmed dead so far, say police. The landslide has blocked the Sunkoshi river, near the capital Kathmandu, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes and move to higher ground. Officials said army technicians would be sent in to unblock the river...

Modi pitches for Saarc satellite

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday asked the country's space scientists to develop a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) satellite to benefit the neighbouring countries. "We have done a lot (in space science) but the heart wants more. I have proposed to our scientists that they develop a Saarc satellite. This will help all our neighbours," Modi said while congratulating the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation on the launch of a rocket carrying five satellites at Sriharikota...

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