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why menstrual stigma continues to claim lives in nepal


campaigners call on nepali authorities to step up efforts to demystify menstruation after chauupadi claims another life.






woman dies in nepal village because of menstrual exile


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — a woman has died in a remote village in nepal because of a tradition in which women are exiled from their homes and forced to live in huts during menstruation, a government official said friday. the 21-year-old is believed to have died from smoke inhalation from a fire she lit in […]






woman dies in nepal village because of menstrual exile


a woman has died in a remote village in nepal because of a tradition in which women are exiled from their homes and forced to live in huts during menstruation, a government official said friday.






pole banned from nepal mountains after illegal entry


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — a pole who illegally traversed mount everest has been banned from climbing in nepal for 10 years and faces deportation, an official said thursday. janusz adam adamski, 49, had scaled everest from the chinese side last month and descended on nepal’s side, said nepal’s mountaineering department official durga dutta dhakal. adamski […]






why menstrual cups are becoming more popular for women


what’s a menstrual cup and how is it different from tampons? the mayo clinic explains the pros and cons.






nepal’s prime minister announces resignation


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — nepal’s prime minister has announced his resignation so the leader of his coalition partner party can succeed him, in line with an agreement made between the two parties. pushpa kamal dahal of the communist party of nepal (maoist center) became prime minister in august 2016 with the support of nepali congress, […]






nepal’s top judge suspended after impeachment motion filed


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — nepal’s first female supreme court chief justice was suspended after an impeachment motion was filed in parliament accusing her of bias and interfering with executive powers. sushila karki, who held one of the highest positions ever held by a woman in nepal, was suspended automatically after the motion signed by nearly […]






nepal gears up for key election


vote is expected to lay the groundwork for nepal's transition into a federal state.






after a year of elections, nepal moves closer to china


but how sustainable is nepal's path towards the beijing consensus?






leopard briefly shuts down nepal’s international airport


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — nepal’s only international airport has been briefly shut down after a leopard was spotted on the runway. tribhuwan international airport official prem nath thakur says the airport, located in kathmandu, nepal’s capital, was closed monday morning as soon as the animal was spotted on the runway. police and forest officers were […]






26 killed, 36 injured in bus accident in nepal


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — at least 26 people died and 36 more were injured when an overcrowded bus veered off a mountain road in nepal, officials said friday. government administrator krishna chandra poudel said the bus plunged off the road thursday near a village about 400 kilometers (250 miles) west of the capital, kathmandu. the […]






confessed french serial killer has heart surgery in nepal


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — confessed french serial killer charles sobhraj, who is serving a life sentence in nepal, had successful heart surgery monday, doctors said. doctors at shahid ganga lal hospital in kathmandu said sobhraj, 73, was recovering in the cardiac care unit. sobhraj has been in a nepal jail since 2004, when a court […]






states expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors


attorneys general from most states are broadening their investigation into the opioid industry as a nationwide overdose crisis continues to claim thousands of lives.






nepal gets a 3-year-old girl as new living goddess


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — a 3-year-old girl has become nepal’s new living goddess, revered by both hindus and buddhists in the himalayan nation. trishna shakya was carried in a religious ceremony to a temple palace in the heart of the nepalese capital where she is to live until just before puberty. she was among four […]






leopard briefly shuts down nepal’s international airport


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — nepal’s only international airport was briefly shut down monday after a leopard was spotted on the runway, officials said. tribhuwan international airport, located in kathmandu, nepal’s capital, was closed monday morning as soon as the animal was spotted on the runway, said airport official prem nath thakur. police and forest officers […]






nepal to strap everest climbers with gps device


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — some climbers attempting to scale mount everest over the next two months will be strapped with a gps device for their safety and to prevent false claims of reaching the summit. the chief of nepal’s tourism department, durga dutta dhakal, said monday that climbers would be hooked with a gps device […]






nepal hopes first state elections will give people a voice


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — eleven years after nepal began its journey toward democracy by stripping its authoritarian king of his powers, the nation’s 30 million people will finally get a say in running their local regions, giving voice to those who feel overlooked in a country with diverse ethnic groups and cultures. but while many […]






nepal commission probing conflict abuses seeks extension


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — a commission investigating deaths and abuses during a decade-long communist insurgency in nepal said monday that it has requested an extension because it has not completed the task of giving justice to thousands of victims and their families. madhavi bhatta of the truth and reconciliation commission said the commission has asked […]






nepal votes in key general elections


parliamentary and provincial assembly elections expected to lay groundwork for nepal's transition into a federal state.






trekker missing for 47 days rescued in nepal, friend dead


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — trekking officials in nepal say they have a rescued a taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain for 47 days, but his girlfriend had died just three days before they were discovered. asian trekking agency official madhav basnet said 21-year-old liang sheng-yueh was found wednesday on the ledge of a […]






millions in nepal vote in second phase of local elections


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — millions of people in nepal are voting in the second phase of local elections to choose municipal and village councils despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the polls. security was stepped up in the election areas, but police say there have so far been no reports of election-related violence. the […]






nepal celebrates anniversary of everest conquest


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — nepal’s mountaineering community is celebrating the first conquest of mount everest and a successful climbing season in which hundreds of climbers scaled the world’s highest peak. monday is the 64th anniversary of the first successful climb of everest by new zealander edmund hillary and his sherpa guide tenzing norgay. ang tshering […]






pole banned from nepal mountains after illegal entry


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — officials say a polish climber who illegally traversed mount everest has been banned from climbing in nepal for 10 years and faces further punishment for immigration violation. mountaineering department official durga dutta dhakal said thursday that janusz adam adamski had scaled everest from the chinese side of the peak last month […]






nepal seeks foreign investment to help recovery from quake


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — nepal made a pitch to foreign investors thursday for help in developing its struggling economy as the himalayan nation recovers from a devastating 2015 earthquake. the government hopes to attract at least $1 billion in new foreign investment during the two-day conference in the capital, kathmandu. prime minister pushpa kamal dahal […]






ethnic group says pulls support for nepal government


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — an ethnic group from south nepal says it has withdrawn support for the government and plan to disrupt upcoming district and municipal elections. the move by the united democratic madhesi front does not threaten the government with collapse, but it will make it difficult to hold elections as planned in may. […]






nepal sets much-delayed village and municipal polls for may


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — nepal’s government announced monday that much-delayed but crucial elections for village councils and towns will be held in may, the first such polls in two decades. forest minister shanker bhandari said the cabinet decided that elections for village and town posts would be held on a single day, and that the […]






ethnic group says pulls support for nepal government


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — an ethnic group from south nepal said thursday it has withdrawn support for the government and plans to disrupt upcoming district and municipal elections. the move by the united democratic madhesi front does not threaten the government with collapse, but it will make it difficult to hold elections as planned in […]






bus veers off highway in nepal, killing 14 people


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — a passenger bus heading toward nepal’s capital has veered off a key highway early saturday, killing at least 14 people and injuring 15, police said. the bus drove off the highway early saturday and plunged into the trishuli river, which is known for fast currents, said police official dhruba raj raut. […]






police open fire on protesters in southern nepal, killing 3


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — a government official says police in nepal have opened fire on protesters who were attempting to disrupt a political rally, killing at least three. many others on both sides were reportedly injured. home ministry official bal krishna panthi said police first tried to disperse the protesters with bamboo batons and tear […]






pope seeks to end stigma of devastating huntington's disease


pope francis is trying to end the stigma of people afflicted with huntington's disease, an incurable genetic brain disorder that causes such serious involuntary movements and psychiatric problems that sufferers are often shunned and isolated.






trekker missing for 47 days rescued in nepal, friend dead


kathmandu, nepal — a taiwanese man who was missing on a mountain in nepal for 47 days was rescued wednesday, but his girlfriend died just three days before they were discovered, trekking officials said. asian trekking agency official madhav basnet said 21-year-old liang sheng yueh was found wednesday on a ledge under a waterfall and […]






nepal to hold national, provincial polls in november


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — nepal will hold elections on nov. 26 for both the national parliament and the assemblies of the seven provinces that were recently carved out by the new constitution, a government minister said monday. information minister mohan bahadur basnet said the decision to hold elections for both national and provincial assemblies was […]






millions in nepal vote in second phase of local elections


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — millions of people in nepal were voting wednesday in the second phase of local elections to choose municipal and village councils despite threats from ethnic groups that oppose the polls. more than 162,000 security forces were patrolling the election areas. there were no immediate reports of election-related violence. the local elections […]






nepal seeks foreign investment to help recovery from quake


nepal made a pitch to foreign investors thursday for help in developing its struggling economy as the himalayan nation recovers from a devastating 2015 earthquake.






pole banned from nepal mountains after illegal entry


officials say a polish climber who illegally traversed mount everest has been banned from climbing in nepal for 10 years and faces further punishment for immigration violation.