Nepal to soon get internet services from China, India’s monopoly to end

Nepal to soon get internet services from China, India’s monopoly to end

Pouring water on hope for the relaxation on the ongoing indefinite bandh in West Bengal’s Darjeeling hills, the all hilly region party meeting today decided to continue the bandh. Nepal is scheduled to get Chinese internet services from August ending India’s monopoly over the same, a Nepali daily reported. Currently, the tiny Himalayan country accesses internet using Indian bandwidth through Bhairahawa, Birgunj and Biratnagar. English-language daily Republica reported that with Chinese firms offering services, Nepali…

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No Facebook, No School: Children Are Having A Hard Time In Darjeeling

No Facebook, No School: Children Are Having A Hard Time In Darjeeling

DARJEELING: With schools closed, Internet suspended and playgrounds off-limits due to the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling since June 15, the children have nowhere to go. Malls, cinema halls, the zoo also remained out of bounds for them. “Our parents don’t allow us to go outside and play. The police uncles are not allowing us to play on the road. Inside the house, there is no Internet. We cannot play online games,” said Vivek Giri, 13,…

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Nepal drug administration reject six Patanjali products after tests, contain pathogenic bacteria

Nepal drug administration reject six Patanjali products after tests, contain pathogenic bacteria

Kathmandu: Nepal’s drugs watchdog has asked Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda to recall six Ayurvedic medicines after they were found to be of “substandard quality” following microbial tests. The Department of Drug Administration, in a public notice, said six Ayurvedic medical products made by Divya Pharmacy in Uttarakhand, were found to be substandard during inspections at various outlets and tests on specimens. The medicines which failed the microbial tests are Patanjali’s Amla Churna, Divya Gashar Churna,…

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Darjeeling: Politics of Nepali language

Darjeeling: Politics of Nepali language

he Nepali language has acted as a common thread connecting people of various tribal origins in the Darjeeling hills1961: Nepali language is recognised as one of the Official Languages of West Bengal. 1961-1962: The ethnic Gorkha population in Darjeeling opposes a move by the then West Bengal Government to introduce Bengali as a compulsory language in the hills. Government backtracks. 1971-1972: The demand to include the Nepali language in the Sixth Schedule of the Indian…

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Dalai Lama arrives in India’s northeast on his way to ‘disputed region’

Dalai Lama arrives in India’s northeast on his way to ‘disputed region’

The Dalai Lama arrived in Assam on Saturday ahead of a visit to neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, a region run by New Delhi but claimed by Beijing. The Tibetan spiritual leader’s trip is expected to fuel tensions between India and China over strategic issues such as China’s growing ties with India’s arch-rival Pakistan. China claims the region in the eastern Himalayas as “South Tibet”. The Dalai Lama told Reuters TV at the airport in the Assam…

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Foul smell leads to corpse half-eaten by dogs

Foul smell leads to corpse half-eaten by dogs

A woman who went missing from a hospital in Bhopal, India has been found — eaten by dogs — after patients complained of an unbearable stench. The 70-year-old woman disappeared on March 22. Sanitation workers were called into the Madhya Pradesh public facility after doctors and patients complained of a growing sickly smell. They found what remained of her body. Scrapes on the ground indicate a pack of dogs had dragged it some six feet…

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Nepali woman gang raped in New Delhi

Nepali woman gang raped in New Delhi

A New Delhi-based Nepali woman was gang-raped in the Indian Capital on Sunday, reported Hindustan Times. According to Hindustan Times, the five BPO employees who committed the heinous crime in a rented flat at Pandav Nagar in Indian capital have been arrested and sent behind bars. The Indian police are yet to locate another suspect named Kundan, who was earlier identified as Vikas, was a common link between the woman and the five men. He…

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Doctors find live cockroach inside woman’s skull (Video)

Doctors in India removed a live cockroach from a woman’s nose after she woke up with a “tingling, crawling sensation” in her nostril, according to the New Indian Express. The cockroach was living in the woman’s skull close to her brain, and was squirming when doctors removed it. “It was alive. And it didn’t seem to want to come out,” Dr. M N Shankar, head ENT at Stanley Medical College Hospital in Chennai, India, told…

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Nepal is not anyone’s playground: Ex-King Gyanendra Shah

Nepal is not anyone’s playground: Ex-King Gyanendra Shah

Former King Gyanendra Shah has said that though he left the Naryanhiti Royal Palace in the given situation, he still feels responsible for the nation and its people. Issuing a statement on the eve of Prithivi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the former King also claimed that the Nepali people’s wish has been the monarchy’s wish in Nepal. “It is worth remembering that in this country with the tradition of the…

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#IndianPresidentNotWelcome hits Nepal trending

#IndianPresidentNotWelcome hits Nepal trending

At a time when the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee arriving on a three-day state visit to Nepal #IndianPresidentNotWelcome has hit the trending, in protest of Mukherjee’s Nepal visit on Wednesday. There has been a flurry of tweets against the Mukherjee’s Nepal visit on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #IndianPresidentNotWelcome. Lashing out at the Mukherjee’s visit, Shuphal Kafle writes, “Go to Pakistan if you want to improve ties with the neighboring…

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