Ethnic Groups in Nepal

Youth struggle with drug scourge

Two-and-a-half years ago, Ritham Hang Serma was sent for drug rehabilitation in an attempt by his probation officer to spare him a jail term.

Serma had vowed to his family countless times to kick the habit, but each time his resolve melted.

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

Police bridge gap with minorities

The police force is expanding a programme that reaches out to minority ethnic communities in an attempt to reduce tensions and raise the cultural sensitivity of its officers.

Thirteen new community liaison assistants will be hired, replacing the existing five, whose contracts expire at the end of next month.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Inquest into Nepali's killing to be reviewed

The Hong Kong government, which is closely scrutinising the Philippine inquiries into last month's bungled hostage rescue, will soon face scrutiny at home for its own investigation of a police controversy.

19 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

In memoriam

Sony Rai and her daughter mourn yesterday at the scene where her husband, Dil Bahadur Limbu, 31, was shot dead a year ago. Mother and child were joined by about 80 people from ethnic minority groups at the Ho Man Tin hillside where the Nepalese was shot during a police check.

18 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Autopsy on Nepali's death questioned

The bullet that killed a Nepali man in March last year penetrated his left ear and entered his brain, an inquest heard yesterday.

Dil Bahadur Limbu, 30, died after a policeman shot him in the head on a Ho Man Tin hillside where Limbu was taking shelter. The policeman went there after a resident in a nearby housing estate complained about a loiterer.

28 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Family of shot Nepali issue new call for inquiry

The family of a Nepali man who was shot dead by a policeman in March has stepped up calls for the government to appoint an independent inquiry into the case.

The demand was raised as about 400 relatives and members of the Nepali community in Hong Kong attended Dil Bahadur Limbu's funeral at the Universal Funeral Parlour in Hung Hom yesterday.

8 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Troubled water in Sikkim's holy lake

Nestled in forested mountains is one of Sikkim's most sacred places - Kecheopalri Lake, a 'wishing lake'. Buddhists believe that the birds do not allow even a leaf to fall into its crystal clear waters, which humans are forbidden to touch.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Alarm at jump in number of drug users under 21

The number of reported young drug abusers surged in the first three months of the year, despite a drop in the number of addicts.

This brought a call for the government to reach out more to addicts' parents and to ethnic minorities who face a language barrier.

16 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

4 hurt as fans attack players

Three Malaysian international soccer players and a trainer from Senegal were taken to hospital last night after they were attacked when hundreds of Nepali fans invaded the pitch at Hong Kong Stadium.

The invasion came after Nepal equalised three minutes from the end of an Olympic qualifier to make the score 1-1. The number of fans who invaded the pitch was put at 200 to 300.

21 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Nepal trek a lesson on life

An 18-year-old girl's account of forging friendships with Sherpas while trekking in the mountains of Nepal stole the judges' hearts in a recent essay contest.

The entry from Form Seven pupil Serenia Hui Si-ying, who attends the Island School, won the 1996 Harvard Club of Hong Kong Essay Competition for local secondary students.

26 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Sad farewell to Gurkha radio

Sending a final Nepalese folk song over the airwaves, Kishore Gurung MBE will close another chapter of British Hong Kong's history early this evening.

27 Oct 1996 - 12:00am