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Kashmir’s ‘Wall of Kindness’ brings warmth during harsh winter

A group of young people in Indian-administered Kashmir start wall where residents can donate clothes for those in need.

Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir – A sweater hanging on a fence in Indian-administered Kashmir’s Srinagar caught Ali Mohammad’s attention.

It was a cold day, the start of Kashmir’s harsh winter, and most people were bundled in a traditional Pheran, a thick cloak worn by Kashmiris to stay warm.

Mohammad, who was in his 60s, walked up to those standing nearby.

“Son, how much for this sweater,” Mohammad said.

“Uncle, these are not for sale, but they are free for anyone in need,” a young man replied.

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Nepal grants Americans 5-year multiple visa

The Cabinet meeting has approved a new visa regime between Nepal and the United States.

As per the new rule, US citizens who apply for a tourist visa will get five-year multiple entries into Nepal. Americans with tourist visas can spend a maximum of 180 days (per year) in Nepal, according to Information Minister Gokul Baskota.

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All of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the world are in India

Think of the world’s wealthiest cities: New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles and London probably spring to mind. But based on annual gross domestic product (GDP) growth Asian cities – particularly those in India – are powering ahead of other urban economies.

According to research institute Oxford Economics, all the top 10 fastest-growing cities by GDP between 2019 and 2035 will be in India.

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Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

When you work hard every single day and there’s only so much money left after your regular expenses, you have to make certain it’s well spent. Spend your limited funds on what science says will make you happy.

The Paradox Of Possessions

A 20-year study conducted by Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University, reached a powerful and straightforward conclusion: Don’t spend your money on things. The trouble with things is that the happiness they provide fades quickly. There are three critical reasons for this:

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Fresh batch of Nepalis start jobs in South Korea

Nepali migrant workers, who were selected for jobs in South Korean after cracking the mandatory Korean language test under the Employment Permit System (EPS) this year, have started departing to South Korea.

A total of 8,996 Nepali workers have cleared the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) which was conducted in June this year. Only after passing the language test can a candidate be eligible for South Korean jobs.

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Sherpa widows to climb Everest to inspire single women

KATHMANDU (Reuters) – The widows of two sherpa climbers, who died on Mount Everest, will try to climb the world’s highest mountain to complete the unfinished ascents of their husbands and hopefully inspire other single women, the pair said on Wednesday.

Furdiki Sherpa’s husband died while fixing ropes for his foreign clients on the 8,850-meter (29,035-ft) mountain in 2013. …MORE

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Nepal “congratulates” Indonesia about tsunami

Oops! Nepal “congratulates” Indonesia about tsunami.

They corrected this later… @MofaNepal : Sorry for the inadvertant mistake. This has been corrected with sincere apologies.

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Retire in these five cities where you can thrive on $37,000 a year

  • Here are five capital cities with all the benefits of a cosmopolitan, urban lifestyle — for a fraction of the price you’d pay in the U.S.
  • Millions of older Americans are happily enjoying a fulfilling life abroad funded by Social Security, say Cynthia and Edd Staton.
  1. Quito, Ecuador
  2. Panama City, Panama
  3. Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  4. Hanoi, Vietnam
  5. Lisbon, Portugal

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