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Nepal businesses, people out of work after quake wonder what's next

Nepal businesses, people out of work after quake wonder what's next

For 18 years, he toiled in other people’s eateries, venturing as far as Bahrain to work as a restaurant manager and saving up $50,000 to start his own establishment. Finally, four years ago, Pradip Kumarshrestha threw open the doors to Mc Fast Food, serving Chinese, Nepalese and Indian cuisine out of a turquoise-and-orange building across the road from a hotel called the Mystic Buddha. But on Wednesday, Kumarshrestha’s dream lay in a crumpled heap, with Russian, Indian and Nepalese rescue workers picking over the rubble of his Katmandu restaurant – and his family’s apartment above -- looking for corpses. He was camping out on the playground of the nearby Shine...

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