Culture of Disrespect Plagues US Embassy in Nepal

Sonu Khadka is a remarkable healthcare leader and nurse from the remote Far Western district of Achham, Nepal. She has trained and supervised community healthcare workers in her home community to combat disease and promote health with Possible. Possible is a public-private partnership non-profit healthcare collaboration between Nepalis and Americans that I have worked with…

Nepali teen dies from snake bite in ‘menstruation hut’

An 18-year-old girl has died in Nepal after she was bitten by a snake while banished to a shed because she was menstruating, under an ancient practice that has been banned for more than a decade, officials said. Tulasi Shahi was bitten twice by a venomous snake and died on Friday morning in western Dailekh…

Black Friday violence breaks out across America (video)

An Atlantic City man was fatally shot and his brother was wounded in the parking lot of a New Jersey mall – one of at least two fatal Black Friday-related shootings nationwide, officials said. In Reno, Nev., a Walmart customer was gunned down during a fight over a parking spot just after doors were opened…

Nepal made victim of external influence, laments Gyanendra Shah

KATHMANDU: Former King Gyanendra Shah has stated that Nepal’s political situation in the past few years has made the country a victim of gross interference from outside forces. Addressing the inauguration of International Birat Hindu Mahasammelan in Kathmandu today, Shah asked the citizens to question how and why Nepal landed in such an extreme and…