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· August, 2011

Stories about Nepal from August, 2011

Nepal: Live Tweeting Miss Nepal Contest

As the 17th edition of of Miss Nepal 2011 beauty pageant took place in Kathmandu this afternoon, many Nepali Tweeps resorted to the hashtag #MissNepal2011 to live tweet the event,...

Nepal: Celebrating Appointment Of New Prime Minister

Anil P. Ghimire compiles the reactions of Nepali Twitter and Facebook users on the appointment of the new Prime Minister.

Nepal: A New Prime Minister

United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal reports that Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has been elected the 35th Prime Minister of Nepal. The previous...

Nepal: The Taslima Nasreen Controversy

Bangladeshi writer in exile Taslima Nasreen was drawn into a controversy and had to cancel her trip from India to Nepal after she tweeted to her Nepali friends that she...

Nepal: Salary Hike For The VVIPs

Guffadi reacts to the salary increase of Central Assembly members, Ministers and Heads of the State by saying that they should not get more than the average income of the...

Nepal: Kathmandu Metropolitan Traffic Police Has A Facebook Page

Nepali Blogger informs that the Kathmandu Metropolitan police department has launched a facebook page, which aims to provide traffic information, related news and updates on Kathamandu’s traffic.

Nepal: Prime Minister Resigns

After six months of serving as the Prime Minister post of Nepal, Jhalanath Khanal resigned today, reports Nepali Blogger. The 34th Prime Minister of the country was elected after 17...

Nepal: Kathmandu Literary Jatra

‘Nepal Blogs’ writes about the Kathmandu Literary Jatra, the upcoming literary fest in Nepal. Visit the festival's Facebook page or follow them at Twitter for updates.

Nepal: Barcamp Returns In Kathmandu

Pradeep Kumar Singh informs that the 3rd Barcamp is scheduled to start in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, on the 6th of August 2011.

South Asia: The South Asian American Digital Archive

V.V. at Sepia Mutiny features the South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA), which is systematically documenting and preserving the history of the South Asian American community since 2008.

Nepal: TedX Kathmandu

Nepal Blogs informs that the first ever TedX event was held in Kathmandu, Nepal on July 29, 2011.

About our Nepal coverage

Historical Monuments after the earthquake at Kathmandu Durbar Square. Image by Ajaya Manandhar. Copyright Demotix (25/4/2015)

The earthquake that shook Nepal on April 25 claimed more than 8,000 lives and injured twice as many people. Around 8 million people have been affected with at least 2 million displaced. 1.4 million are in need of food assistance. Reaching remote areas presents a special challenge.

Read our special coverage of the Nepal quake »


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