Nepal Today

Thursday, September 25, 2008

China opens Tibet for climbing

Kathmandu, 26 Sept: China opened up Tibet for climbing again two weeks ago, a travel agent said.
Climbing was banned in March after violence against Chinese rule broke out in Tibet in March.
Nepal has been the biggest beneficiary with 20 expeditions receiving permission to climb the 8163 meters high Manaslu.
The 8848 meters high Mount Everest and the 8201 Cho Oyu attracts climbers in Tibet.
Cho Oyu, a common peak between Nepal and Tibet, is difficult to climb from Nepal.

AANFSU election underway in Pokhara

Kathmandu, 26 Sept: Election for office bearers, including president of All-Nepal National Free Students’ Union—a student wing of CPN-UML- got underway in Pokhara at five in the morning Friday.
Ram Kumar Jhakri and Gokul Gharti was contesting the presidency.
There are 2,300 eligible voters.

36 dead in mid and far-West floods

Kathmandu, 26 Sept: Altogether 36 persons have die din floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain in the mid and far-West while 18,000 families have been displaced in the region, the home ministry said.
Government is setting Rs five billion for relief and rehabilitation.
Acting Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam inspected seven flood-hit districts Thursday.
Six passengers are missing and seven swam to safety on the flooded Kosi Thursday.
Meanwhile, UN has appealed for $15.5 million from the international community for the flood victims of Nepal.

Free Tibet activities on increase in east Nepal

Kathmandu, 26 Sept: Supporters of the Free Tibet Movement have been using the border in Sankuwasabha and Taplejung districts for their cross-border movements, The Kathmandu Post reports Sankuwasabha.
Local people said they come to and from India through the border between Olangchunggola of Taplejung and Ridak of Sankuwasabha.
According to a local preferring anonymity, about three dozen Tibetans recently entered Nepali territory. He added that he did no know where they went.
Chandra Lal Giri of Mulyankan monthly, who visited the area, said the campaigners of Free Tibet Movement have increased their activities there.
Sources said that Free Tibet supporters intensified their activities in the area to recruit youths into the army of the Dalai Lama in Dharmashala, India.


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