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Nepali Times Buzz. Milijuli Nepali has been sharing stories of hope and survival from villages affected by the 2015 earthquake Pics: BBC Media Action After his village was devastated by the earthquake two years ago, killing 15 of his neighbours, Bir Bahadur Tamang needed an engineer who could tell him about seismic-resistant designs.

Nepali Times Buzz

But like many other families in earthquake-affected districts, Tamang, the former chair of Satyadevi village of Dhading district, had never met an engineer. Still, he got all the information he needed on building safer homes using salvaged material from Milijuli Nepali, a radio program syndicated through local FM radio stations. The State of FinTech in Nepal. Nepal is a landlocked country with China to the North and India to the South, East, and West.

The State of FinTech in Nepal

It’s a multi-ethnic country with amazing features. Supporting Efficient Public Financial Management in Nepal. In the remote district of Jajarkot in Nepal, a disabled man named Bhim Bahadur Singh recently started receiving a monthly disability allowance.

Supporting Efficient Public Financial Management in Nepal

He had no knowledge that he was even entitled to this payment until a civil society organization came to his village and raised awareness about these rightful entitlements. In another district, Palpa, it used to take weeks for government school teachers to receive their salary. Learning from 25 April. Kathmandu Valley restoration can be an international showpiece, says award-winning heritage conservationist Three days after the 25 April earthquake last year, conservation architect Rohit Ranjitkar was shocked to see Army bulldozers moving in to clear the debris at Patan Darbar Square.

Learning from 25 April

Among the heap of bricks and timber were thousands of priceless religious artefacts – wooden, bronze and stone carvings – that adorned the 12th century Hari Shankar temple, the 400-year-old Char Narayan temple and the Mani Mandap pavilion. Ranjitkar, who is director of the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT), was appalled. He entreated the soldiers to keep the bulldozers away while his team rescued the religious objects from the Malla-era temples.

The Army relented and Ranjitkar and his colleagues mobilised the local community and volunteers for nine days, digging out and carrying the fallen items from the ruins into the courtyard of Patan Museum for safe-keeping. Nepali Times Buzz. Nepalis who return home after garnering international exposure bring with them new skills and ideas.

Nepali Times Buzz

The Ministry of Education issued 30,696 ‘no objection letters’ to Nepali students leaving for higher education abroad last year. Although the mounting influx of hopefuls wanting to leave the country is a cause for concern, there are just as many Nepalis who return home after garnering international exposure. Those who come back bring with them new skills and ideas that are constantly translating and adapting to suit the business environment and society here. This Sherpa Woman Is the New Face of Adventure. At National Geographic, our definition of adventure is a broad one, spanning exploration and conservation, the pushing of the boundaries of human potential, cultural boundary breaking, community building, and humanitarianism.

This Sherpa Woman Is the New Face of Adventure

Our 2016 Adventurer of the Year honorees reflect this diversity, from Dawn Wall climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson to Okavango wilderness protector and wildlife biologist Steve Boyes to the brave women of the Afghan Women’s Cycling Team. Nepali Times Buzz. As a freezing winter set in and the government had still not provided relief to survivors of last April’s earthquake, Abiral Karki and his colleagues decided to take matters into their own hands by collecting clothes and buying blankets for the victims.

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But Karki was not taken seriously, he recalls, when he stood on the street carrying a donations box. "My friends asked me to get involved in a rally or call for a bandh to pressure the government,” he remembers. “But what would have been more effective? Waiting on the government to take action or doing something yourself?” Karki is a member of the youth-led political party, Bibeksheel Nepali, which has been distributing warm clothes and blankets to earthquake victims on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley and in six other districts, including Dhading and Sindhupalchok. Alternative post quake housing. More than 600,000 buildings were destroyed during the earthquake of April, 2015.

Alternative post quake housing

Nine months later the biggest challenge is still to rebuild the houses. As survivors brave the winter and snow, many worry they will end up with the same unsafe houses rebuilt from salvaged material that will once again put their lives at risk. Power to the people. “Seeing that a normal person like me could do something like that, the spirit of entrepreneurship emerged.”

Power to the people

Dec 31, 2015- Bir Bahadur Ghale had a simple dream: to light up his village in Gorkha. As he started envisioning an electricity-empowered society, he took the idea and spread it all across Nepal. Today his company, Hydro Energy Concern Pvt. Ltd., helps light up villages in 18 districts. The beginningI am a village kid from Barpak and had no aspirations until I moved to Kathmandu in grade eight. Miraculous saves. Documenting tragedies whether natural or manmade is difficult for a filmmaker.

Miraculous saves

How do you tread that fine line between being inquisitive but not intrusive, especially at a time when the wounds are still raw for survivors. Bhagyale Bachekaharu (Nepal Earthquake: Heroes, Survivors and Miracles) which last week won the Best Documentary Award at this year’s Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival is an example of how to treat such subject matter with sensitivity and empathy and walk that fine line. The film directed by journalist Ganesh Panday is not only an important documentation of the April earthquake that devastated central Nepal, but also a testimonial to the value of ethical reporting in the media. Using footage and photographs taken during the first few days after the disaster, and combining them with interviews conducted later with victims, their families and rescue workers, Panday has made a film that humanises the tragedy without being voyeuristic.

Director: Ganesh Panday. In 5 Minutes, He Lets the Blind See. This video is not currently supported on your browser. Advertisement Continue reading the main story Video HETAUDA, Nepal — WATCHING the doctor perform is like observing miracles. He has restored eyesight to more than 100,000 people, perhaps more than any doctor in history, and still his patients come. Rise of the Facebook crusader:  After the devastating earthquake in April, a new generation of aid workers emerged in Nepal – young people using social media to help save lives and rebuild the country. By Sue Carpenter Published: 23:06 GMT, 15 August 2015 | Updated: 04:39 GMT, 17 August 2015 When the devastating earthquake struck in Nepal on 25 April, I turned to Facebook to see what news I could glean from friends who live there. Thankfully, they were all safe. For me, it felt very close to home. "Like Roaring Earth" Rise of the Facebook crusader:  After the devastating earthquake in April, a new generation of aid workers emerged in Nepal – young people using social media to help save lives and rebuild the country.

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