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  1. Democracy for high Himalayas comes by yak teams, helicopter

    Posted Feb 17th 2008, 12:00am by Liam Cochrane

    ... Liam Cochrane in Kathmandu On the snowy trails of Nepal's Himalayas, teams of porters, ponies and yaks are busy hauling election kits to remote polling stations in preparation ... president's organisation has a two-person 'roaming team' who specialise in hiking in the Himalayas to assess the election in remote villages. This is the kind of special effort needed ...

  2. Heritage effort applauded

    Posted Dec 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Political instability in Nepal has tended to keep the tourists away in recent years. Still, the country continues to attract those with an adventurous spirit. Visitors to the capital, Kathmandu, can enjoy spectacular scenery, which includes the Himalayas, and learn about Nepal's rich cultural heritage. Dwarika's Hotel represents a serious effort to preserve ...

  3. culture

    Posted Aug 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or lamb. The texture is hard and the colour of the meat is black. It tastes delicious. Special places Lumbini, where the Lord Buddha was born. It is in the foothills of the Himalayas ...

  4. Journey to the West

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jade Lee-Duffy

    ... with striking photographs of the Himalayas and its people. In Journey to the West, a collection of more than 30 black-and-white and colour photos, Kirk conveys the beauty and expansiveness ...

  5. On top of the world

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... A vibrant Tibetan society and a strong sense of Buddhism add to Nepal's charms, writes Chris Taylor Nepal is where the majesty of the Himalayas merges into the heat and dust ... the city to the Himalayas- with Everest a distant speck on the horizon- is sublime, especially in the early evening when the city is illuminated and the butter lamps are lit. The temple is notable ...

  6. Building trust will not be easy for Nepalis

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nations, despite having a major tourist draw in the Himalayas. The Maoist insurgency frightened off visitors, curtailed economic growth and stifled investment. Police, the military and the Maoists ...

  7. Maoist advance pushes Nepal to brink of collapse

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of the landlocked country's 26.5 million people live in isolated foothills of the Himalayas, far from the government's reach - fertile ground for the Maoists. Present-day borders were defined ...

  8. Life support

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Nadine Bateman

    ... relations. In April this year, the CWS completed construction of its 14th and final day care centres. Nepal is popular with tourists attracted by the the stunning Himalayas and ancient culture; ...



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