And The Magsaysay Goes to Mahabir Pun, the 'Wireless Man' of Myagdi

An article by Dinesh Wagle in Kantipur (7 Aug) on Mahabir and Magsaysay: ?????? ? ??????????
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Mahabir Pun who established wireless computer networks in the highlands of Myagdi district wins this year’s Magsaysay Awards

By Dinesh Wagle
Wagle Street Journal

A trekker with a mission: Mahabir Pun is the man from Myagdi that has the famous Ghorepani village of the Annapurna trekking route. Thanks to Pun, the area is now connected to the world via wireless computer networks. Pic by Ghanashyam Khadka

Kathmandu- When Mahabir Pun returned to his birthplace after 24 years with an American degree, his own relatives in Nangi village of Myagdi district didn’t recognize him. That was in 1992. Since then he has connected the villagers to the rest of the world by establishing wireless computer networks in the hills and there is no one in the region who doesn’t know about him. On Tuesday, the world knew about the 52-year-old Nepali social development worker: Pun won this year’s prestigious Magsaysay Awards which is regarded as the Noble Prize of Asia. Continue reading And The Magsaysay Goes to Mahabir Pun, the 'Wireless Man' of Myagdi

And The Magsaysay Goes to Mahabir Pun, the ‘Wireless Man’ of Myagdi

An article by Dinesh Wagle in Kantipur (7 Aug) on Mahabir and Magsaysay: महावीर र म्यागासेसे
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Mahabir Pun who established wireless computer networks in the highlands of Myagdi district wins this year’s Magsaysay Awards

By Dinesh Wagle
Wagle Street Journal

A trekker with a mission: Mahabir Pun is the man from Myagdi that has the famous Ghorepani village of the Annapurna trekking route. Thanks to Pun, the area is now connected to the world via wireless computer networks. Pic by Ghanashyam Khadka

Kathmandu- When Mahabir Pun returned to his birthplace after 24 years with an American degree, his own relatives in Nangi village of Myagdi district didn’t recognize him. That was in 1992. Since then he has connected the villagers to the rest of the world by establishing wireless computer networks in the hills and there is no one in the region who doesn’t know about him. On Tuesday, the world knew about the 52-year-old Nepali social development worker: Pun won this year’s prestigious Magsaysay Awards which is regarded as the Noble Prize of Asia. Continue reading And The Magsaysay Goes to Mahabir Pun, the ‘Wireless Man’ of Myagdi

Comrade Prachanda, Please Respond to Him. (But Don't Take Physical Action)

kusum maoist commander

PLA deserter Kul Prasad Bhattarai aka Kusum claims 1,000 combatants fled cantonments. He accused the camp leadership of embezzling money allocated by the government for the combatants and camp management. “They haven’t even provided the salary and allowances released by the government in our name,” he said. Pic by Binod Tripathi

By Binod Tripathi

BHARATPUR- A former Maoist commander has claimed that over 1,000 Maoist combatants in the fourth division at Jhyaltung Dada of Nawalparasi district have fled the camp in the last six months. Addressing a press conference in Narayangadh on Tuesday (31 July), Maoist fourth division platoon commander Kul Prasad Bhattarai aka Kusum, said, “Of the 1,500 combatants inside the main camp, there are now only 1,000 and 500 combatants from the three satellite camps have also fled.” He also claimed that the actual number of those who have fled the cantonments could be even higher. Kusum accused the camp (Maoist) leadership of embezzling money allocated by the government for the combatants and camp management. “They haven’t even provided the salary and allowances released by the government in our name,” he said. Continue reading Comrade Prachanda, Please Respond to Him. (But Don't Take Physical Action)