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Everest is Empty as Virus Shuts Down Global Tourism Industry

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessCoronavirusDevelopmentEconomyJobsTravel

Tourism officials had hoped to lure 2 million tourists to “Visit Nepal” this year, but coronavirus shutdowns have dashed those expensive plans. That’s a blow to the country’s budget. But it’s an even bigger hit for those who work in the shadow of the world’s tallest peak.

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Ride-Sharing Platforms Popular in Nepal, but Are They Legal?

Region: Nepal

Topics: BusinessDevelopmentJobsLegal Rights

Online services provide a cheap and convenient means of transportation for thousands of people in Nepal. They also provide jobs to many. But the country’s legal system lacks provisions for such companies, and some say they are running afoul of the law.

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Lockdown Is Nothing New for Students in Indian-Administered Kashmir

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: CoronavirusDevelopmentEducationHuman Rights

Schools in this tumultuous region reopened in February after a near seven-month government shutdown. Now, as the coronavirus creeps across the globe, they’re closed again.

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Infrastructure Challenges Impede Nepal’s Goal to Improve Health Care

Region: Nepal

Topics: AccessAutonomyDevelopmentHealthInfrastructureWomen's Rights

Women in rural areas can face 20-hour journeys on foot to give birth in a hospital. Nepal has ambitious plans to fight maternal mortality and bring facilities to underserved areas – but the reality looks much tougher.

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