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Mosques and Madrasas mount HIV/AIDS awareness in Nepal

Tuesday, 13 January 2004: Muslim clerics in the west Nepal city of Nepalgunj are mounting an HIV/AIDS education programme in mosques and madrasas (Islamic schools), and women are particularly receptive to the message. All 15 mosques in the city are participating, and texts on HIV/AIDS and sex educamore

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My family will not have to die of hunger

December 2006; The prince turned into a pauper overnight when Man Bahadur Praja's 1.3 hectares of cultivable land in Makawanpur was washed away by landslide and flood in 2002. With his productive land gone, he was compelled to rely on his khoria land' cultivation in a steep land.Usually, maize, blacmore

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Need for safe drinking water brings along inclusion

August 2010; Jaidhan settlement of Kuntibandali, one of the acute water diarrhoea affected villages among the 15 Village Development Committees of Achham'one of the remote districts of Nepal, now has access to clean drinking water. Thanks to the Quick Impact for Peace Support Initiative (QIPSI) Promore

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Nepal shares technical expertise with Timor-Leste on conflict sensitivity

“The idea of South-South Cooperation makes a lot of sense where even countries usually boxed as recipients only can be providers of support.”   In what was among the few instances of South-South cooperation and triangular cooperation flowing out of Nepal, experts from Nepal have shared valuablemore

Nepal starts Asian broadcasts with HIV/AIDS and development programming

Monday, 30 June 2003: Satellite digital radio broadcasts are reaching rural communities in Nepal with locally-produced programmes imparting valuable information on HIV/AIDS and gender issues through a new initiative by UNDP and several partners. One programme, a drama set in a Nepalese village, andmore

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Nepal villagers get water with sun's help

Thursday, 21 March 2002: Life took a turn for the better two months ago for the people of Humin, a small village in western Nepal's district of Palpa. Thanks to a UNDP supported project, villagers are benefiting from a new solar pumping system, bringing them hitherto scarce drinking water. Until thmore

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Nepal villagers mobilize to curb floods and landslides

Friday, 3 May 2002: People in Bahakot, a village in Nepal's Syangja district, nearly 300 kilometres west of Kathmandu, the capital, know the devastating impact of natural disasters first hand: four years ago a landslide swept away 24 people and destroyed 19 homes. Frequent landslides also take an emore

Nepal's ambitious development agenda requires peace and stability

Friday, 5 December 2003: Emphasizing that development can occur only with an end to current political violence, Nepal has adopted a 15-year plan to spur economy, reduce poverty, put every child in school and improve healthcare. The National Planning Commission recently launched the Sustainable Devemore

Bishnu Maya Gurung, 65, casts her vote at a polling station in Sainbu VDC, Lalipur.

Nepalese voted to elect an Assembly to write a new constitution

Voters say peace and development their primary concerns.   19, November 2013: On Tuesday voters in Nepal cast their ballot in another round of Constituent Assembly (CA) election in a bid to formulate a new constitution and form a stable government.   Resilient voters queued up outside polmore

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Nepal’s remote schools start computer classes

40 laptops contributed by DELL, a leading global IT company, have reached schools in eight districts of Nepal. All recipient schools have now begun offering computer lessons to students. This is the first time these schools are offering computer classes. The schools are located in villages powered bmore