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- -01-31-05 Nepal's King Declares Emergency (BBC News)
"Nepal's King Gyanendra has sacked the country's government and declared a state of emergency."
"Phone lines have been cut, flights to the capital are cancelled and the press is being censored." 1-05
- -04-22-06 King of Nepal Gives Up Power But Does Not End Crisis (Guardian Unlimited)
"Nepal's King Gyanendra vowed to give up power but not the throne yesterday in a last-ditch attempt to placate protesters and win over political parties who want to end the 237-year-old rule of the Shah dynasty." 04-06
- -04-24-06 Nepal's King Reinstates Parliament (ABC News)
"Nepal's embattled King Gyanendra on Monday reinstated the lower house of Parliament and expressed his sympathies for those killed in weeks of pro-democracy protests, trying to avoid a bloody showdown between demonstrators and his security forces." 04-06
- -05-18-06 King of Nepal Stripped of Powers (TimesOnline.com)
"Nepal’s Parliament voted today to stip King Gyanendra of his control over the army, his immunity from prosecution and his freedom from paying taxes."
"Nepal’s Parliament voted today to stip King Gyanendra of his control over the army, his immunity from prosecution and his freedom from paying taxes." 05-06
- -001 Micro Hydro Power in Nepal (National Geographic)
"The UNDP estimates that 15 percent of Nepal’s electricity will be generated from micro- and mini-hydro (less than 1,000 kW) plants by the end of 2012. And the agency also estimates that each new micro-hydro system built creates 40 new businesses, putting Nepalis to work at building a sustainable economy with green energy from the Himalayas’ eternal snows." 07-12
- A Nepali Villager's Tradition of Making Biochar (Biochar-International.org)
"In March 2012, a team from Australia, the Philippines, and Nepal visited the Dhand Chaur village in the mountainous Dholakha District of Nepal and found a farmer there had been producing and utilizing biochar for at least two generations as part of her regular farming routine."
"To create the biochar, she digs up soil in an area greater than 5 sq meters. Straw and grass is then laid on top of the soil and smoldering dried cow/buffalo dung cakes mixed with straw are then laid on top of the residue. More twigs and leaves are placed on top of the dung, which is then covered by soil, steadily creating a mound."
"The dung slowly smolders for three days, transforming the biomass to biochar, and changing the dark brown soil to a lighter reddish color. She then works the charred material into the ground and then leaves it for three weeks before planting millet seeds." 11-12
- Nepal (Excite)
Provides destination information. 10-09
- Nepal - Kathmandu Post
- Nepal's Police Chief Killed (Guardian Unlimited - Harding)
"Nepal's Maoist rebels were suspected of dramatically escalating their campaign of violence yesterday when they assassinated the head of the country's armed police force outside his suburban home in the capital Kathmandu. " Guardian Unlimited is a British newspaper. 1-03
- Project to Reduce Human Trafficking in Nepal (CNN News)
"More than 17,000 women and girls from Nepal become sex slaves every year. Many end up in India, China or other Southeast Asian countries, and roughly half of them are children."
"Anuradha Koirala -- the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year -- has been fighting to end this sex trafficking for nearly two decades. Since 1993, she and her organization, Maiti Nepal, have helped rescue and rehabilitate more than 12,000 women and girls." 06-11
- India Search Engine (Khoj.com)
Provides comprehensive searches related to Indian culture, news, and other information. Includes versions in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Nepalese. May require specialized fonts for each language. 7-00
- Rulers by Country - J-O (Schulz)
Provides a list of leaders by country and date. Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kasakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (Democratic People´s Republic), Korea (Republic), Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maledives, Mali, Malta, Marshal Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, and Oman. leaders, rulers, Presidents, and Prime Ministers 9-00
- -11-30-05 Reports: Boy Sits for Months Without Food or Water (BBC News)
"Ram Bahadur Bamjan's friends, relatives and managers say he has been meditating without drinking water for six months now and that he will carry on for another six years until he gains enlightenment - as did the Buddha some 250km (160 miles) away in Lumbini in western Nepal." Also spelled Bomjan or Bomzon11-05
- Ram Bahadur Bomzon (BuddhaBoyinNepal)
Provides a video of the teenager in Nepal who has sat in meditation for a reported six months without food or water. Also spelled Bamjan or Bomjan 02-06
- -03-11-06 Boy Meditator Missing (BBC News)
"A 16-year-old boy who had been meditating and fasting in a Nepal forest for 10 months has been missing since Saturday morning, police say."
"His followers say Ram Bomjan may have moved deep inside the forest looking for a quieter place to meditate." Also spelled Bamjan or Bomzon 03-06
- Longest Solar Eclipse of the Century (MSNBC News)
"Hordes of scientists, students and nature enthusiasts prepared Tuesday for the longest total solar eclipse of this century, while millions planned to shutter themselves indoors, giving in to superstitious myths about the phenomenon."
"Wednesday's eclipse will first be sighted at dawn in India's Gulf of Khambhat, just north of the metropolis of Mumbai, before being seen in a broad swath moving north and east to Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan and China." 07-09
- The "Third Pole" Is Melting Fast (Time.com)
"The high-altitude glaciers of the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau — which cover parts of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and China — are the water tower of Asia. When the ice thaws and the snow melts every spring, the glaciers birth the great rivers of the region, the mightiest river system in the world: the Ganges, the Indus, the Brahmaputra, the Mekong, the Yellow, the Yangtze. Together, these rivers give material and spiritual sustenance to 3 billion people, nearly half of the world's population — and all are nursed by Himalayan ice."
"Regardless of the impact of climate change, there is a widening gap between water supplies and needs. In fact, a new report from the international consulting group McKinsey & Co. estimates that by 2030, India alone will have only 50% of the water that it needs under a business-as-usual scenario. Nor is Asia the only region that will grapple with water scarcity in a warmer world: the McKinsey report estimates that the globe will have 40% less water than it needs by 2030 if nothing is done to change current consumption patterns."
"This year Chinese researchers projected a 43% decrease in glaciated area by 2070. If that happens, the impact could be catastrophic." 04-14
- Asia - Travel Information by Location (Excite.Travel.com)
Provides information on dining, where to stay, and interesting things to see. Search by city, state, or country. Includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, The Philippines, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. 3-02
- Pictures of Famous Places (PicturesofPlaces.com)
Provides pictures of many of the tourist spots. 5-02