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Encephalitis, Nepal, Monsoon season, Bihar kids deaths

Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink

Death tolls in Assam, Bihar continue to rise even as incessant rains wreak havoc in other parts of the country too.


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Nepal, Myths, Indian Army, Yeti

An Icy Mystery: God, demon, prehistoric beast, the magic of the Yeti shall always endure

Some legends say the yeti prey on intruders scaling the peaks. At other times, they have been known to appear out of raging blizzards and help mountaineers find their way.


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Nepal, Himalayas, Indian Army, Yeti

Run away, Yeti: Why the Indian Army sighting 'Yeti footprints' is not good news at all

The Yeti was first ominous in Sherpa folklore. It had a warming change of heart after meeting Tintin and Chang. But now, meeting our social media, it will surely die.


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Nepal, Gender roles, Women Empowerment, Women in politics

International Women's Day: How 'her' voice in Nepal's politics is louder than ever before

Not many are aware of this silent revolution taking place in Nepal politics. A total of 90 out of 275 seats in the House of Representatives are held by women.


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KP Oli, Diplomacy, BJP, Narendra Modi

Why Nepalis want 'ab ki baar Modi sarkaar'

With Modi, Nepal's leadership has struck an underlying rapport, built on healthy mutual respect that should work to the advantage of both countries, if it continues uninterrupted.


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Water treaties, Nepal, Dam building, China

China's dam-building rage is threatening the whole of Asia, and India has the most to lose

China clearly doesn't believe in equitable water sharing arrangements. But these are a must for Asia, which needs to avoid both Chinese domination and water wars.


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SAARC, China-nepal relations, Kathmandu, India-Nepal relations

Indian appeal stays intact even as China takes baby steps in the Nepali daily life

Even as the Himalayan kingdom is locked between the two giants, the local flavour seems to favour Indian over the Chinese


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Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan

Diwali lights, and some dark, across South Asia

Outside India, Diwali is celebrated with joy in Nepal and Bhutan. But in Pakistan and Bangladesh, ironically once part of India itself, the glow of Diwali is much dimmer.


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KP Oli, Crime Against Women, Rape, Nepal

Nepal's Nirbhaya moment

The article is jointly authored by Atul K Thakur, a New Delhi-based columnist and Kamal Dev Bhattarai, a Kathmandu-based journalist and political analyst.


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Federalism, KP Oli, Narendra Modi, Nepal

Nepal: Getting federalism right

The article is jointly authored by Madhukar SJB Rana, former finance minister of Nepal, and Atul K Thakur, a New Delhi-based columnist.