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After ITC venture, Manipal plans exit from Nepal


September 16th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) In a major blow to the image of Nepal's new Maoist government, India's influential Manipal Group of Companies is planning its exit strategy just a ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist chief in India?


September 10th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 10 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's ruling Maoist party and former Nepali prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda is in India, according to Nepal's media fraternity.The former revolutionary, ... Read more...

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Fear grows as Nepal church escapes bomb attack


August 29th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) Two years after a bomb attack on a church in Kathmandu valley killed three people during mass and injured nearly a dozen, Nepal's minority Christian community ... Read more...

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ITC’s Nepal subsidiary closes garment unit


August 17th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (IANS) Nepal's biggest tax-paying company Surya Nepal, in which Indian multi-product group ITC holds 59 percent stake, has decided to shut down its garments factory following prolonged ... Read more...

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Nepal on vigil as rains lash ‘Bihar’s sorrow’ Kosi


June 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) As torrential monsoon rains swelled Saptakosi, the river known as neighbouring Indian state Bihar's sorrow, Nepal's government rushed a high-level team to the southern plains adjoining ... Read more...

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Hafeez Contractor debuts in Nepal


June 21st, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Renowned Indian architect Hafeez Contractor is making his debut in neighbouring Nepal with a high-end apartment complex in Kathmandu, targeted for completion by 2012.The 60-year-old, who ... Read more...

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PM’s party on rampage, calls Nepal closure Friday (Lead)


June 16th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal's party men went on the rampage Thursday, clashing with police, burning vehicles and announcing a countrywide general strike Friday to ... Read more...

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PM’s party on rampage, calls Nepal closure Friday


June 16th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal's party men went on the rampage Thursday, clashing with police, burning vehicles and announcing a countrywide general strike Friday to ... Read more...

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ITC safeguards Nepal operations with new plant


January 27th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 27 (IANS) As Nepal's southern plains, where the factories of most major Indian joint ventures are located, continue to be racked by violence and strikes, Indian tobacco major ITC Ltd ... Read more...

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Nagarjuna leads race for India-Nepal border check post project


July 1st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) A joint venture between Indian construction major Nagarjuna Construction Company and Mumbai's inter-border check post specialist KS Softnet Solutions is leading the race for a government ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists intensify anti-dam protest


June 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Work on a controversial high dam by India and Nepal in collaboration continued under tight security in eastern Nepal even as the opposition Maoist party intensified its protests ... Read more...

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Gandhi, Tagore, Kishore reigned in Koirala’s heart


March 21st, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) India had a unique place in the heart of Nepal's Girija Prasad Koirala, an extraordinary leader and statesman. Few know that he eloped and married ... Read more...

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Girija Prasad Koirala: A man with simple convictions (Obituary)


March 20th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 20 (IANS) Fate had written Girija Prasad Koirala, the man known as the Kennedy and Nehru of Nepal, would be at the helm of the Himalayan republic's politics, coming as ... Read more...

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Hundreds of Indians hit as Maoist strike cripples Nepal (Lead)


December 6th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) Thousands of people across Nepal, including hundreds of Indians, were left in dire straits as the Maoists went on a fresh vandalising spree Sunday to enforce ... Read more...

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World’s ‘most wanted’ criminals making Nepal their home


October 14th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 14 (IANS) The man trying to cross into India through the Kakarbhitta border check post in eastern Nepal's Jhapa district caught the attention of police though he presented ... Read more...

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India-aided largest project in Nepal battles security threat


October 9th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 9 (IANS) Associated with three prime ministers as well as the current president of Nepal, the republic's largest India-aided project is battling growing security threats with 21 junior doctors resigning ... Read more...

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India, Nepal air pact to open up sky


September 11th, 2009 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 11 (IANS) Air connectivity between India and Nepal is poised for a tremendous leap with the two neighbours inking an air pact that boosts weekly flight seats five-fold and ... Read more...

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‘Chennai graduate’ led armed outfit in Nepal


September 8th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) A 41-year-old civil engineer, who claims to have received his degree from India's Chennai city, has been arrested in Nepal for allegedly planning a series of explosions ... Read more...

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ITC’s garment factory reopens in Nepal after appeasing Maoists


May 30th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 30 (IANS) After a 48-hour closure, Indian tobacco major ITC's NRS 25 crore, state-of-the-art garment factory in southern Nepal has reopened with the management appeasing the Maoist trade union that ... Read more...

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ITC joint venture Nepal’s second highest tax payer


May 11th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) Despite growing labour trouble, tobacco giant ITC's joint venture in Nepal remains one of the top tax payers in the Himalayan republic, coming second after the state-run Nepal ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Nepal


April 6th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 6 (ANI): A shutdown called by 18 different Left wing parties including CPN (Maoist) led by Matrika Yadav crippled normal life in Nepal on Monday.The strike was called to ... Read more...

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Prachanda says Nepal has no intention to stop Gurkha recruitment


February 17th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 17 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has confirmed that the recruitment of the Nepalis in the British Army, also known as the British Gurkhas, will not be stopped. During a ... Read more...

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Tighter India-Nepal border check posts by February 2011


January 29th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 29 (IANS) India and Nepal have agreed to revamp two key border check posts by February 2011 for greater security as well as better trade and traffic.A bilateral Project Steering ... Read more...

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India to provide Rs.200 million to Nepal as flood relief


September 17th, 2008 - 8:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sept.17 (ANI): India today announced that it would provide Rs.200 million (Rs.20 crore) to Nepal as flood relief and also agreed to rebuild segments of the East-West Highway damaged ... Read more...

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Nepal begins turning away Indian flood victims


August 28th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 28 (IANS) As Nepal's Natural Disaster Mitigation Committee began talks under the leadership of Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda in the capital Thursday on how to combat the ravaging ... Read more...

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Saarc mutual legal assistance treaty may be finalised: Pranab


July 24th, 2008 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) A Saarc convention on mutual legal assistance in tackling crime is likely to be finalised at the forthcoming summit of the grouping in Sri Lanka, External Affairs ... Read more...

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Armed group threatens Indian joint venture bank in Nepal


June 9th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 9 (IANS) A month after Nepal's critical national election, the security situation has begun to deteriorate in the trouble-probe Terai plains in the south, with an Indian joint ... Read more...

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Celebrations for Republic Nepal begin


May 28th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, May 28 (ANI): Celebrations have begun across the Nepal as residents are welcoming the declaration of republic. According to Nepalnews, people welcome the 'Republic Nepal' at a morning rally organised by ... Read more...

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‘Vande Mataram’ lands Nepal school in trouble


May 15th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 15 (IANS) In the 1940s, when India was battling for independence from British rule, the British government banned "Vande Mataram", which was the source of inspiration of thousands ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress mulling over remaining in government


April 15th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr.15 (ANI): Central leaders of the ruling Nepali Congress are mulling over the issue remaining in government, or giving preference to drafting a "democratic Constitution" and take the ongoing peace ... Read more...

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Top leaders cast votes in Nepal elections


April 10th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr 10 (ANI): Nepals top political leaders, including Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, Maoist Chairman Prachanda and Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal today cast their votes ... Read more...

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Nepal keeps its date with destiny


April 10th, 2008 - 11:02 am ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) Defying the spectre of violence that killed nine people, frequent blasts and a shutdown called in the Terai plains, Nepal Thursday kept its date with destiny, ... Read more...

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Indo-Nepal border shuts down for Thursday’s poll


April 8th, 2008 - 12:09 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 8 (IANS) The nearly 1,800 km open border between Nepal and its southern neighbour India was closed down at 10 a.m. Tuesday to boost security for the crucial ... Read more...

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Aerial patrolling begins in Nepal today


April 4th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr 4 (ANI): The Nepal Government is all set to commence aerial patrolling from today throughout the country to boost security arrangements for the constituent assembly election slated for April ... Read more...

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Explosion in Nepal mosque kills two


March 30th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Mar 30 (ANI): At least two persons were killed and two others injured in a bomb explosion inside a mosque in Nepal last evening. According to eyewitnesses, two persons on ... Read more...

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