Since becoming a member of the United Nations in 1955, more than 100,000 Nepalis have served in peacekeeping missions around the globe. On December 14, 2017, a Nepal Army unit was rewarded with a United Nations Medal. Stationed at Rumbek of South Sudan, the unit was awarded for its outstanding performance by UN Force Commander Lieutenant General Frank Mushyo Kamanzi. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres thanked Nepal Army for its role in maintaining peace in the world.
A “Walk Only Zone” will make tourists’ movement hassle-free in the Thamel area after it saw heavy traffic congestion in recent years.
According to Sameer Gurung, president of the Thamel Tourism Development Council (TTDC), “This is not a complete blanket ban on vehicular movement inside the Thamel. We are just restricting some unwanted vehicles that are causing difficulties for tourists and everyone here,” said Gurung, adding, “Despite Thamel being the tourist hub of Kathmandu Valley and the whole country, tourists and other pedestrians are at risk here due to haphazard movement of vehicles in Thamel where roads are narrow.”
The Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011 states 11% women and men aged 20-24 got married by the age of 18, which is the 8th highest figure in the world. The difference between what is legal and what is actually happening is an indication of how strongly entrenched traditional beliefs about marriage affect marital outcomes for this nation’s women and men.
All four characters described in Linda Schuyler Horning’s book will be present at a #reading and signing event to be held at the Madelyn Helling Library Community Room on October 19th at 7 p.m. Horning celebrates a reunion she hadn’t dared dream of before she wrote Buhari – A Family Odyssey in Nepal.
Those who want a signed paperback copy are advised to purchase it ahead of time in Nevada City at Harmony Books; in Grass Valley at The Open Book or at The Bookseller; or in Auburn at Winston Smith #Books.
20 Sep 2017, RepublicaKATHMANDU, Sept 20: Province 2 witnessed the highest voter turnout in the local elections with a 77 percent of the total voters participating in Monday’s elections.
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An epidemic has yet to be declared in Nepal, even as district health facillities report 26,944 cases of illness. In health camps set up to treat those affected by catastrophic flooding, 39, 712 people had been treated by August 30, the health ministry said. Follow the story here in the Himalayan Times.