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Norwegian Embassy denies aiding anti-peace activities
Amidst claims that South Asia Trust funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy has misused the fund to campaign against the ongoing peace process, Norway has denied aiding anti-peace activities.

House proceedings resume, bill on TRC tabled
The Legislature- Parliament session of the Constituent Assembly has resumed its proceedings after two days of obstruction from the main opposition UCPN (Maoist) on Friday.

American, Norwegian envoys meet Dahal
American ambassador to Nepal Peter W. Bodde and Norwegian ambassador Kjell Tormod Pettersen held separate meetings with UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Friday.

Avalanche in Mt. Everest, 14 confirmed dead
An avalanche on Mount Everest on Friday morning killed 14 climbers and left several others injured, Lakpa Norbu Sherpa, rescue official of Himalayan Rescue Association confirmed.

Maoists positive about letting House function
A meeting of three major political parties on Thursday concluded on a positive note about resuming the business of the stalled parliament.

Two Adhikari murder accused freed on bail
The Chitwan District Court on Thursday issued an order to release on bail two Maoist cadres allegedly involved in the 2004 murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari.

Six sub-committees formed in CA to study previous reports
The Committee to Study and Determine Constitutional Records of the Constituent Assembly (CA), on Thursday, formed six sub-committees to study the reports of previous assembly.

International Coverage

Rights groups ask Nepal to scrap amnesty bill
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — International rights groups said Thursday that parts of a bill proposed by the Nepal government should be rejected because it could provide amnesty to people who committed serious human rights violations during the country's Maoist insurgency.

6 Nepal guides killed, 9 missing as avalanche sweeps Mount Everest ahead of peak climb season
An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Nepal's Maoist party wants cases against its cadre dropped
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Nepal's main opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) demanded Friday that there should be an agreement among parties to bring all the war-era cases under the jurisdiction of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission or transitional justice mechanism. The party has also said that some western countries were funding and provoking the war-era cases in Nepal ...

12 Nepal guides killed, 3 missing as avalanche sweeps Mount Everest ahead of peak climb season
KATMANDU, Nepal - An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit just them below Camp 2 at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna ...

Online shopping gaining popularity in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) With the middle class getting more tech-friendly in Nepal, it is no wonder that people are now slowly shifting to online shopping. The country is usually associated with poor connectivity and power cuts but actually over 2 million Nepalese surf the internet each day, and businesses are increasingly selling their services and products online, Xinhua reported. When 22 ...

Nepal guides killed as avalanche hits Everest
Eleven killed and five others missing in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak, officials say.

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Dadeldhura 22.0 10.5 1.7
Dipayal 34.2 13.8 Traces
Dhangadi 36.2 15.0 0.0
Birendranagar 34.0 13.8 0.0
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Jumla 21.3 2.4 Traces
Dang 34.6 16.5 0.0
Pokhara 31.5 15.5 0.1
Bhairahawa 38.5 17.2 0.0
Simra 37.6 na 0.0
Kathmandu 30.0 13.6 0.0
Okhaldhunga 26.6 na 0.0
Taplejung 25.0 na 20.2
Dhankuta 29.3 16.4 0.0
Biratnagar 38.0 20.0 0.0
Jiri 23.5 7.6 0.0*
Lumle 23.5 11.8 0.0