Nepal in the News

Nepal in the News
25 08, 2020

Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 157 with eight more deaths; 743 new infections take tally to 32,678

2020-08-25T08:43:44-07:00

According to the Health Ministry, Kathmandu Valley reported 224 new cases, the most for a single day so far.

Nepal’s Covid-19 toll reaches 157 with eight more deaths; 743 new infections take tally to 32,6782020-08-25T08:43:44-07:00
22 07, 2020

Landslides, flooding block main highway to Nepal’s capital

2020-07-22T10:13:30-07:00

Landslides and flooding caused by heavy rainfall have blocked the main highway connecting most of Nepal to the Himalayan nation’s capital, preventing trucks from bringing in fuel and supplies, officials said Tuesday.

Landslides, flooding block main highway to Nepal’s capital2020-07-22T10:13:30-07:00
14 04, 2020

Nepal Extends Ongoing Lockdown to Combat COVID–19

2020-04-14T10:28:59-07:00

On Monday, the Nepal government extended the ongoing nationwide lockdown until April 15 to battle the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. As countries globally plunge into enforced lockdowns to check the spread of the virus, Nepal followed suit.

Nepal Extends Ongoing Lockdown to Combat COVID–192020-04-14T10:28:59-07:00
19 08, 2019

Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking

2019-08-20T07:13:12-07:00

The director of the organisation has been accused of abetting a British national in unlawfully procuring a Nepali child and assisting in obtaining fraudulent documents to claim the baby.

Head of Bal Mandir, nation’s oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking2019-08-20T07:13:12-07:00
9 11, 2018

First Do No Harm: Are “Voluntourists” A Boon Or Bane For The Communities They Serve Abroad?

2018-11-09T07:55:16-08:00

What's your idea of the perfect vacation? Is it lying on a beach, tanning and gazing at the lapping waves? Or skiing through fresh powder on a snowy mountain? Or might it, instead, involve digging a well in a poor village, teaching English to a group of foreign schoolkids or lugging bales of hay to feed elephants at an animal rescue shelter? If you lean more toward the latter, you might just be a voluntourist (a mashup of volunteer and tourist)

First Do No Harm: Are “Voluntourists” A Boon Or Bane For The Communities They Serve Abroad?2018-11-09T07:55:16-08:00
16 10, 2018

Voluntourism: when personal interest interferes with service

2018-10-16T08:08:03-07:00

When young college students are asked why they volunteer, the answer is usually something along the lines of “I just want to help people,” or “I want to make a difference in the world.” While these answers may reflect good intentions, the actual work that they do tells a different story, and the negative results are seen in the aftermath of this work.

Voluntourism: when personal interest interferes with service2018-10-16T08:08:03-07:00
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