» 01/19/2008, 00.00
National festival dedicated to Sir Hillary and to Mount Everest
The government will proclaim the holiday on May 29, the date on which Hillary and Tenzing climbed Everest. An airport will also be dedicated to them. Celebrations continue in commemoration not only of the climbing feat, but also and above all of Hillary's work on behalf of the local people.
Buddhists in prayer for Sir Edmund Hillary, the "father of the Sherpas"
The mountaineer, the first to reach the summit of Everest, is remembered by the Sherpas as a father. Candles shine in the windows of homes and in the monasteries, in tribute to the memory of Nepal's only honorary citizen.
60 years after its conquest, Everest "has become a dumping ground"
May 29 marked the 60th anniversary of the conquest of the summit. Many veterans hikers denounce increasing pollution. The Nepalese government has been accused of avoiding the issue.
22/05/2017 17:45:00 NEPAL
Everest's Hillary Step collapses
British climber Tim Mosedale confirms the destruction, caused perhaps by the April 2015 quake. The outcrop was named after the first climber who reached the top of the world’s tallest mountain in 1953.
Edmund Hillary has died, the hero of Everest and friend of the Nepalese
The protagonist of the greatest adventure of the twentieth century was a modest, humble, and generous personality. For almost sixty years, his association has helped to build schools, hospitals, and roads in Nepal.
04/04/2016 15:05:00 NEPAL
Nepal cancels Christmas as a public holiday; Christians retort that Hindus have 83
Nepal’s Home Affairs Minister justifies the decision by the need to reduce the number of religious feast days. Christians see the influence of "anti-Christian tendencies”. Christmas was declared a public holiday eight years ago, when Nepal became a secular state. Christian leaders also slam Article 156, which bans conversions.
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