Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

Pastor in Nepal Seeks to Change Prison Term into Fine

Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya with wife and children. (Morning Star News courtesy of family) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – More than a month after the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya to serve one year in prison under a law against proselytizing, he seeks to convert the sentence into a fine. He […]

Pastor in Nepal Fears Conviction Sets Ominous Precedent

Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya and wife Junu. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – As he awaits prison after a wrongful conviction for proselytizing, Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya fears his case will set a precedent for authorities in Nepal to incarcerate other Christians, he said. The 35-year-old pastor said he fears police and judiciary […]

Bridging cultures and people: a taste of Nepal in Istanbul

It is a city called home by millions from all corners of the world. It is a city synonymous with diversity, a veritable melting pot of cultures – that is Istanbul for you, Anadolu Agency reports. With this comes a vibrant culinary world like no other, where one can embark on a gastronomic journey beyond any […]

Passenger’s Video Captures Last Moments Before Nepal Crash

The twin-engine aircraft that crashed in Nepal killed all 72 people on board. Source

‘I Don’t Fly Here’: Nepal’s Plane Crash Highlights a Troubling Trend of Airline Disasters

The plane seemed to be flying low—that was why Diwas Bohora pulled out his phone and started filming. Seconds after he hit record, it nosedived.  The 33-year-old, who lives under the flight path of Nepal’s Pokhara International Airport, regularly shoots aircraft videos as a hobby. He had no idea he was about to capture footage […]

Flight Data, Voice Recorders Retrieved From Nepal Crash Site

Officials say search teams have retrieved the flight data and cockpit voice recorders of a passenger plane that plummeted into a gorge on approach to a new airport in the foothills of the Himalayas. Source

BRI MoU with Nepal reveals Beijing’s intentions of economic hegemony

It is believed that China aims for economic hegemony over Nepal because of what is revealed in an accessed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries on Beijing’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiatives (BRI) projects, local media reported. These BRI projects even after so many years of signing the MoU… […]

The Ancient Art of Honey Collecting on the Himalayan Cliffs of Nepal

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, risking their lives in an ancient tradition that has been passed down over many generations. Read more Section:  News Ancient Places Asia History Ancient Traditions Read Later 

Young Christian Family Forms amid Persecution in Nepal

Bhairavnath Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal. (Suraj Belbase, Creative Commons) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A young father knows the intensity of Hindu opposition to Christianity in his native Nepal – it temporarily took his newborn son from him and has left his young family homeless for nearly two years. Having moved in with his parents after […]

Ugandan children back to school and vaccine in Nepal

Schools in Uganda reopen nearly two years after learning was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic, ending the world’s longest school closure. Students at a school on the outskirts of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu are given the Moderna coronavirus vaccine as the landlocked Himalayan country sees an uptick in fresh cases. Source

Pastor in Nepal Sentenced to Prison under Proselytism Law

Police escort pastor Keshab Raj Acharya after the conviction on Nov. 30, 2021. (Morning Star News) NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – A pastor in Nepal forced to pay exorbitant bail amounts for three separate cases was sentenced to two years in prison on Nov. 30 under a law against proselytizing, sources said. The Dolpa District […]

Pastor in Nepal Sentenced to Two Years in Prison for Violating Anti-Conversion Law

Nepalese Christians Fear Further Use of Anti-Conversion Law 11/30/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that a Christian pastor in Nepal has been convicted of violating the country’s harsh anti-conversion law. The pastor has been sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 20,000 Rupees (approximately $165.00). […]

Rescuers at deadly Nepal flood as waters swirl through houses

The annual monsoon rains in the Himalayan nation revitalises farms and waterways but also triggers deadly landslides and floods. Officials said a landslide caused by the monsoon deluge blocked a river, which then burst and sent a flood of water downstream, inundating a settlement in Sindhupalchowk district near the capital Kathmandu. “One body has been […]

Repatriation flight rescues stranded Spaniards from Nepal

Dozens of Spanish nationals who have been stuck in Nepal since the Himalayan nation went into a coronavirus lockdown last month were flown out of the country Friday on a charted repatriation flight. The flight arranged by the Spanish government took back 99 Spanish mountaineers, trekkers and tourists who arrived in Nepal to climb its […]

Christians in Nepal Continue to Face Growing Persecution

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Nepal (International Christian Concern) – Persecution in Nepal continues to be an increasing concern for the growing Christian population of the predominantly Hindu country. The Global Press Journal recently published an article discussing the story of Pastor Hari Tamang, a current example of this […]

China’s mission to Nepal gains traction

The route India took has been bullying and it ultimately isolated India. By treating Nepali politicians as shabby buffoons to be pampered one day and collared another day, India badly exposed itself. A belief got entrenched in the Nepalese mind that we are a dangerous neighbour with evil intentions, undependable and far too self-centred and […]

Local Officials in Nepal Order Halt to Construction of Church Building

(Morning Star News) – Municipal officials in Nepal ordered a church to stop construction of a worship hall after local Hindus objected to it, sources said. Some of the area Hindus had threatened relatives who became Christians after pastor Manish Bohra began proclaiming Christ in Galkot in January. When a small church began that outgrew […]

Nepal’s Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Heart of An Historic Capital

Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a group of plazas at the heart of the ancient city of Bhaktapur, in Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley . A number of historical monuments occupy Bhaktapur Durbar Square, including the old royal palace, the Golden Gate, and various temples. These structures were built over an extended period of time, when the city […]

Unseasonal snow blankets Upper Mustang, Nepal

     Heavy snowfall has blanketed various areas in Upper Mustang including Barhagaun, Muktinath, Dalome, and Lomanthang Rural Municipality since Wednesday night. “The snow on the ground is as thick as half a foot. This is our first snowfall experience of snowfall in April/May,”said locals. The construction of Beni-Jomsom-Korala road under the national pride project has […]

US-Bangla plane crash worst air disaster in Nepal in nearly three decades

nsnbc : The US-Bangla airlines Bombardier Dash 8 aircraft with 71 passengers and crew on board crashed and burst into flames while landing at […]

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