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Gopal Sharma

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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18 Jul 2017

Nepalis, saddled with banned Indian rupee notes, risk losing savings

KATHMANDU Nepalis stand to lose millions of dollars held in high-value Indian bank notes that India banned last year and has yet to exchange, a Nepali central bank official said on Tuesday.

11 Jul 2017

Village women transform into clean energy entrepreneurs in Nepal initiative

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of rural women in Nepal are turning from housewives to entrepreneurs to bring clean, energy smart products such as solar panels, lanterns and batteries to power-starved villages in an initiative aiming to help women out of poverty.

28 Jun 2017

Nepal votes in second round of crucial local election

KATHMANDU Nepalis began voting in the second round of local elections on Wednesday, a key step towards holding a general election later this year that would complete a near decade-long democratic transition after the abolition of its monarchy.

19 Jun 2017

Nepal court demands quick compensation for acid attack victims

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In early 2015, 16-year-old Sangita Magar was in a tuition centre in the Nepali capital Kathmandu when a young man burst into the room and flung acid at her, injuring Magar and her friend.

08 Jun 2017

Nepal bans Polish climber over illegal Everest traverse

KATHMANDU A Polish man has been banned from climbing any mountain in Nepal for 10 years after he made a rare traverse of Mount Everest last month without the correct permit, a Nepali official said on Thursday.

07 Jun 2017

Nepal’s Deuba makes first cabinet picks to guide elections

KATHMANDU Nepal's new prime minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, named his first cabinet appointments on Wednesday and put a former Maoist guerrilla in charge of holding the final round of local elections, the first such elections in two decades.

06 Jun 2017

Nepali Congress leader Deuba elected PM for fourth time

KATHMANDU Sher Bahadur Deuba, the head of the centrist Nepali Congress party, won election as the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Tuesday, days after his Maoist predecessor quit under a power sharing deal.

06 Jun 2017

Unscrupulous recruitment firms exploit Nepal's migrant workers - Amnesty

KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of Nepalis have been duped by recruitment agencies that send them overseas where they may be pushed into forced labour and crippling debt, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, accusing authorities of failing to protect migrant workers.

29 May 2017

Nepal eyes fastest economic growth rate in 23 years

KATHMANDU Nepal said on Monday its economic growth for the fiscal year ending in mid-July was projected to be the highest in 23 years on the back of improved power supplies, agricultural production and higher spending on reconstruction work after earthquakes.

29 May 2017

After Everest record Anshu Jamsenpa sets sights on unclimbed peaks

KATHMANDU A 38-year-old Indian climber who made the fastest double ascent of Mount Everest and became the first woman to reach the highest point on earth twice in five days, says she will now turn her attention to smaller unclimbed peaks.

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