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  Top Govt Officials Fly To Everest To End Crisis
       Associated Press  
 
    KATHMANDU, April 24: With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepali tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.

Friday´s avalanche — the worst ever recorded on Everest — has exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits.

 
  Industrial Wastes Released Into Sirsiya River Hurts Farming And Biodiversity
       RITESH TRIPATHI  
 
    BIRGUNJ, April 23 : Ramananda Shah looks quite tensed these days. The vegetables he had planted in 14 anna of land in his farm in Bhawanipur of Parsa district is at the risk of being ruined. Right now he is busy in trying to figure out what went wrong with the beans, bitter guard, brinjal and many other vegetables whose growth has inexplicably stopped.

“I think it is due to the water. I had sprayed water in the farm recently,” said Shah. “The whole lot of vegetables is being eaten by insects.”

 
  MoHP Proposes Higher Doc Fees
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, April 23 : Barring some exceptions, consultant doctors at Norvic International Hospital charge Rs 350 from each patient they see. However, under a new proposal prepared by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), doctors will be able to charge up to Rs 400 per patient.

Norvic is considered one of the most expensive private hospitals in the country, and the hospital administration said its general out-patient department service fee is Rs 350.

 
  Locals Migrate As Water Sources Dry Up
       DAMAN RAI  
 
    KHOTANG, April 23 : Residents of Bijaykharka in Khotang district have migrated to the lowlands after water sources in the area dried up.

More than 71 households of Bijaykharka VDC except ward number five, six and nine have migrated to the banks of Dikhuwa Khola. Only four months ago, 40 households of VDC-7 moved to the banks of a river as water sources in the area dried up. Likewise, other residents, including 15 residents from the VDC ward number three, 10 from four, and six from two, have also moved to the lowlands.

 
  8th Conference On Climate Change Starts
       REPUBLICA  
 
    KATHMANDU, April 23: The eighth International conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA8) to Climate Change is being held in the capital from April 24.

It is the first time that the week-long international level conference on climate change is being organized in the country.

 
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