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Nepal: New hope for one of world's most endangered reptiles
19 November 2019 - Baby crocodiles found living in a remote region of Nepal give hope for the future of one of the rarest and strangest reptiles on earth. The discovery of 100 hatchlings [of gharials] is a boost for the potential recovery of the species, according to scientists. With its distinctive long thin snout, the gharial is unique but critically endangered, with fewer than a thousand adults remaining in the wild. The crocodile poses little danger to humans. (more)

Cafe brews hope for Nepal's trafficking survivors
5 September 2019 - On a busy street in Nepal's bustling capital Kathmandu, a new cafe is seeking to change the lives of trafficking survivors -- one cappuccino at a time. (more)

20 Nepali farmers and agriculture experts are undergoing training on organic farming in India
22 February 2019 - As part of India-Nepal New Partnership in Agriculture, the second group of 20 Nepali farmers and agriculture experts are currently undergoing a month long training at the National Centre of Organic Farming (NCOF) Ghaziabad, India from 1 February to 2 March 2019. The first group of 20 Nepali participants had successfully completed their training at NCOF, Ghaziabad from 15 November to 14 December 2018. (more)

Library helps 'left-behind' Nepali women gain cash and confidence
28 March 2018 - For farmers trying to figure out how to heal a sick cow or grow tomatoes commercially in this Himalayan community (Bhimdhunga), help is at hand in the form of a crumbling, earthquake-scarred library. In a rural area where searching for information online or paying for expert advice is rarely an option, the library is a first stop for female farmers daunted by their new role: running the family farm while their husbands are away looking for work. In Bhimdhunga, the library offers a computer suite, a children's nursery, and a women's health section, attracting about 200 active members from the mountainous neighbourhood. (more)

Solar water pumps up incomes for Nepal's quake-hit farmers
21 February 2018 - In the village of Shikharpur in Nepal's remote Himalayan foothills, the faint sound of water can be heard trickling through a large metal pump. Standing in golden mustard fields, a huge solar panel powers the pump that provides some 40,000 liters of water daily to families still recovering from Nepal's devastating 2015 earthquake. 'Before (the pump) we used to walk two or three hours a day to collect water,' said Daley Sarki, a vegetable farmer whose mud home still bears the cracked scars of the disaster. (more)

Award-winning Nepalese farmers grow bananas to avert floods
17 January 2018 - Simpalpani and neighbouring villages -- which sit on a geological faultline -- have been struck by 16 massive landslides over the last 50 years, aid workers said. Rising global temperatures have shrunk Nepal's glaciers, with meltwater forming lakes that flood regularly, causing widespread destruction. But farmers clearing forests for agriculture are also to blame, experts say. Since 2010, the charity [National Disaster Risk Reduction Centre Nepal] has been teaching 14,000 families in 28 villages in the Banganga basin, a river of religious significance for Hindus in Nepal and home to an important wetland, to change their farming habits. Mapping data shows that slash and burn farming in the area has fallen by 80 percent since the project began, [executive director Dhruba Gautam] said. Farmers have persuaded each other to adopt practices that protect forests, soil, rivers, and wetlands, as well as earning a better living. (more)

Nepal: Farmers embrace organic farming in Makwanpur
13 November 2017 - Farmers of Makwanpur district are gradually getting attracted to organic vegetable farming, as demand for green produce is growing among the health conscious. Vegetables that are not laced with chemical fertilisers and pesticides are called green produce. Earlier, most of the vegetables in Makwanpur were grown using a lot of chemicals. (more)

Can solar pumps give Nepal's women farmers a brighter future?
21 March 2017 - Giving women loans to buy solar panels for irrigation -- and access to land -- can help them build resilience to climate change. Could solar pumping be a solution to address food security and poverty among smallholder Terai farmers like Yadav? This is one question the Water Lands and Ecosystems CGIAR research programme explored during the project 'Multiple approaches to solving agricultural water problems in mid hills and Terail in Nepal and India'. (more)

Inspired by Nepalese, UK architect rebuilds ancient temple
16 January 2017 - When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal last year, villagers in Changu Narayan ran up the steep rocky path that cuts through their town to their renowned temple. Seeing the piles of rubble, they figured their lives were over. Less than two years later, the community is cleaning up their World Heritage Site themselves, and one of the world's leading architects has taken on the recovery as his pet project. British architect John Sanday, who led the World Monuments Fund restoration of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, fell in love with the place decades ago. (more)

Prince Harry extends Nepal trip to rebuild quake-hit school
23 March 2016 - Britain's Prince Harry said Wednesday that he will extend his trip to Nepal by six days to help rebuild a school damaged by a devastating earthquake last year. The 31-year-old Prince said he will work with a charity group in a remote village, but would not give the location. Prince Harry arrived in Nepal on Saturday for an official visit and had been scheduled to stay for five days. (more)

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President of Nepal to attend International Conference on Vedic Science and Modern Science: 1-3 March, Kathmandu
17 February 2019 - An international conference - 'Vedic Science and Modern Science: Knowledge and Technology for the Practical Benefit of Everyone, Everywhere' - will be held 1-3 March in Kathmandu, Nepal. Vedic scholars and renowned scientists from around the world will examine, based on recent discoveries in modern science, how the Vedic principles of life can be identified and applied in every area of society to benefit the people of Nepal and every country. The conference will be honoured by the presence of The Right Honourable Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal. The Patron of the conference is Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR, Head of the International Transcendental Meditation Organizations. Former Prime Minister of Japan Yukio Hatoyama, PhD will give an address by videoconference. (more)

Nepal: Army schools implement Transcendental Meditation technique
5 April 2017 - Nepal's army schools are finishing their first stage implementation of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. The army school in Bhaktapur, Nepal was the first military school to implement the practice. Three hundred of its teaching staff and 2,700 students there have greatly benefited from practising TM for the past three years. Teachers have noticed many positive changes in the students, who are the schoolchildren of military personnel. Many students improved their academic performance. 'It has been the best tool to maintain discipline and a healthy environment in the premises of the army school,' said the school's former Principal. (more)

Nepal: Exploring integrative medicine and Consciousness-Based Education
13 May 2014 - The Album of Events page of Global Good News is currently featuring a series of photos from Nepal, illustrating the visits of international experts in Consciousness-Based Education and integrative medicine. Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management in the USA, was guest speaker at a seminar on the Nepalese Peace Process through Vedic Knowledge. In attendance at the seminar were many political and intellectual leaders of Nepal. Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, was the featured speaker at the Conference on Integrative Medicine for the 21st Century in Kathmandu, Nepal. This conference stirred interest in Nepal to build a college of integrative medicine. (more)

Nepal: Students and teachers learn Transcendental Meditation
5 April 2014 - At schools in many countries students and their teachers are enjoying the benefits of daily practice of Transcendental Meditation, a central element of Consciousness-Based Education. Scientific research has shown the Transcendental Meditation technique to be uniquely effective in reducing stress, improving learning ability, and promoting integrated brain functioning. When practised in groups, it has also been found to promote rising coherence and harmony in society. The Album of Events page of Global Good News is currently featuring a series of photos from Nepal, where several schools have begun to integrate this Consciousness-Based Education approach in their academic programme. (more)

Healing Herbs Nepal: Promoting sustainable organic farming of medicinal herbs
3 April 2014 - Of the two main objectives of Healing Herbs Nepal, the first is to help protect Nepal's rapidly eroding biodiversity by training farmers to grow high-quality medicinal herbs sustainably and organically. (more)

Healing Herbs Nepal: Transforming an environmentally exploitative trade
29 March 2014 - Nepal, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, is also one of the poorest. It has abundant natural resources, including a rich biodiversity of more than 1,700 medicinal plants, used since ancient times in the indigenous Ayurvedic system of healthcare. Today, rural communities wild harvest these herbs as one means of making a living--but rising global demand has led to over harvesting which is threatening some species with extinction, while the system also deprives harvesters of the income. Healing Herbs Nepal has been established to transform this environmentally degrading and exploitative trade in herbs. It is being spearheaded by Earth Open Source, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assuring the sustainability, security, and safety of the global food system. (more)

Proven strategy to prevent turmoil in Ukraine: Review Nepal reports on Invincible Defence Technology
6 February 2014 - 'The political situation in Ukraine is extremely dangerous. . . . Today, the military of Ukraine has an opportunity to overcome this cycle of turmoil by deploying a scientifically validated technology of defence that neutralizes social stress, creating a profound influence of coherence and harmony throughout society,' explain Dr Mykola Didukh, Postdoctoral Fellow at the National University of Kyiv Taras Shevchenko, and Dr David Leffler, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Military Science. The military of Ukraine has the opportunity today, simply by creating a Prevention Wing--a group of experts practising Transcendental Meditation and its advanced techniques--'to prevent further turmoil and create national security, invincibility, and peace. But the time to act is now.' (more)

Five schools in Nepal in process of implementing Consciousness-Based Education
29 July 2013 - In Nepal, five schools are in the process of introducing Transcendental Meditation and Consciousness-Based Education into their educational systems. At two of the schools, each with hundreds of students, all the students and faculty have learned Transcendental Meditation. A third has sent one of its faculty to a training course to become a certified teacher of Transcendental Meditation. This teacher will soon return to teach students and faculty the meditation technique, which scientific research has shown to be uniquely effective in reducing stress, improving learning ability, and promoting integrated brain functioning. Two other schools, including a large military high school, are also implementing Consciousness-Based Education. (more)

Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation delegation visits US
29 July 2013 - A delegation from Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation, which makes available the Transcendental Meditation programme and related educational programmes of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the country, recently paid a visit to the United States. There they met with award-winning film director and philanthropist David Lynch and also hosted a renowned Vedic scholar from Nepal. (more)

Nepal: Consciousness-Based Education expert meets with educators, political leaders
29 July 2013 - An international authority in Consciousness-Based Education visited several universities and attended seminars during a recent trip to Nepal. Dr Bevan Morris, President of Maharishi University of Management, met with a warm reception and found great receptivity to Consciousness-Based Education, the basis of the successful educational system at MUM, among distinguished educators and political and intellectual leaders in the country. (more)

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Farmers fear hunger as floods worsen pandemic woes in western Nepal
7 August 2020 - Seasonal migrants returning to Nepal from India because of COVID-19 are struggling as huge floods damage their homes and crops. On Thursday [6 August], the Red Cross said almost 17.5 million people had been affected and more than 630 killed by major floods and landslides in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal so far this monsoon season, including almost 200 dead or missing in Nepal. (more)

No jobs, few crops: Coronavirus and pests leave Nepal fearing hunger
15 July 2020 - In one of South Asia's poorest countries, migrants who have lost jobs are returning home to farm -- but finding that is perilous too. With crucial migrant jobs, remittances, and crops disappearing this year, families in Nepal ... face a growing risk of hunger and worsening poverty this year, officials warn. (more)

As Nepal warms, a new health threat looms: dengue fever
23 November 2018 - Mosquito-carried dengue fever -- usually thought of as a tropical disease -- is gaining ground in temperate western Nepal as climate change brings warmer temperatures and changing weather conditions. (more)

At rising rate, Nepalis working abroad go home in coffins
21 December 2016 - The number of Nepali workers going abroad more than doubled after the country began promoting foreign labor in recent years: from about 220,000 in 2008 to about 500,000 in 2015. The number of deaths among those workers has risen much faster. One out of every 2,500 workers died in 2008; last year, one out of every 500 died, according to an Associated Press analysis of data released by Nepal's Ministry of Labour and Employment. In total, over 5,000 workers from this small country have died working abroad since 2008 -- more than the number of U.S. troops killed in the Iraq War. (more)

Nepal's deadly roads
19 September 2016 - Hundreds have died or been severely injured in a summer of carnage on Nepal's roads. The recent spike in accidents follows the bloodiest year yet on Nepal's roads -- 2,006 people died and more than 4,000 were severely injured in the 12 months from July 2015. More people have been killed on the roads in the last 10 years than in the country's decade-long civil war, in which an estimated 16,000 people died. (more)

Nepal, northern India battle worst forest fires in years
2 May 2016 - Nepal and parts of northern India are battling their worst forest fires in years that have devastated thousands of hectares of woodland, killed at least 18 people, and sent a pall of smoke across the southern Himalayas that can been seen from space. 'This year we have experienced a longer spell of dry weather and the temperatures have risen significantly, contributing to the disaster,' Nepal Forest Ministry official Krishna Prasad Acharya told Reuters. (more)

Isolated Nepal PM could be toppled by constitution crisis
4 February 2016 - An unwieldy coalition of lawmakers trying to implement Nepal's first democratic constitution is finding common cause with protesting minority groups, isolating Prime Minister K.P. Oli and increasing the risk his government could fall this spring. Oli, of the leftist Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist), promised to resolve simmering tensions in the southern plains and lift a blockade of the Indian border when he was voted in to power almost four months ago. Yet sporadic violence continues in the Himalayan nation. Protest leaders say the heavy-handed police tactics show the government is not sincere about finding a solution, while in Kathmandu residents have to choose between queuing for hours for fuel and gas and paying exorbitant prices on the black market. (more)

With lives at risk, Nepal struggles to escape dysfunction
5 December 2015 - Shiva Parwar has been camping on the pavement for five days, waiting in line for cooking gas. There are 521 gas cylinders ahead of his, and not even the dealer knows when more fuel will arrive, thanks to a two-month-long border blockade that shows no sign of ending. An ethnic group's blockade of a key border point with India is leaving Nepal with only about 15 percent of its normal supply of gasoline, diesel, and cooking fuel, and creating shortages of other goods including food and medicine. The group's dispute with the government is part of the political dysfunction that has held back development and even prevented the adoption of a constitution for nearly a decade. Now it is threatening lives as hundreds of thousands of people, many of them displaced by Nepal's devastating spring earthquakes, face the winter without fuel, secure housing, and many essential goods. (more)

Landslides bury Nepal villages, killing at least 30 people
30 July 2015 - Landslides caused by heavy rains buried several mountain villages in Nepal on Thursday, killing at least 30 people, and bad weather was hampering the search for others, authorities said. Heavy rains during the seasonal monsoon in Nepal often trigger landslides in the mountains and flooding in the southern plains. The devastating earthquake in April that killed nearly 8,900 people had set off many landslides and officials fear that the heavy rainfall would trigger more. (more)

Homeless Nepalis sleep in the open as monsoon rains approach
19 May 2015 - The Nepali government is struggling to provide shelter for more than a million people who were uprooted by two massive earthquakes, first on April 25 and then 17 days later. Tens of thousands are sleeping in the open, with monsoon rains possibly little more than a fortnight away. Aid organizations worry about the possible spread of disease and the risk of further displacement in a country ill-equipped to help those most in need. (more)


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