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Shutdown cripples life in Nepal


June 8th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 8 (ANI): Normal life in the Terai and eight districts of Gandaki and Dhaulagiri zones of Nepal has been paralysed on Monday due to the shutdown called by the Madheshi ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists are fascists, says UML chairman Khanal


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 2 (ANI): CPN (UML) chairman Jhala Nath Khanal has said that he had given the nod to take action against army chief Rookmangud Katawal but blamed Maoists for not consulting ... Read more...

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Nepal government teeters as Maoists sack army chief (Third Lead)


May 3rd, 2009 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) The violence and uncertainty that had gripped Nepal three years ago during deposed king Gyanendra's military-backed rule returned Sunday to haunt the republic once again as ... Read more...

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Nepal government teeters as Maoists sack army chief (Second Lead)


May 3rd, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) The violence and uncertainty that had gripped Nepal three years ago during deposed king Gyanendra's military-backed rule returned Sunday to haunt the Himalayan republic once more ... Read more...

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Sacked Nepal Army chief likely to move court


May 3rd, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal's tough army chief Gen Rookmangud Katawal, who was relieved of his responsibilities by the ruling Maoist party Sunday, is likely to challenge the decision in court, former ... Read more...

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Nepal army chief sacked (Lead)


May 3rd, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) In what is being seen as a rebuff to India, Nepal's ruling Maoist party Sunday sacked the chief of the army, General Rookmangud Katawal, rejecting New ... Read more...

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Nepal’s army chief sacked for defying govt. orders


May 3rd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May. 3 (ANI): Nepal's Chief of the Army Staff, General Rookmangud Katawal, was sacked on Sunday. General Katawal was accused of defying a series of government orders, a spokesperson said.Addressing the ... Read more...

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UN alarmed as Nepal Maoists keep up army feud


April 29th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) As Nepal's ruling Maoist party continued its war with the army, pushing for the ouster of the controversial army chief, the UN has expressed concern, saying strained ties ... Read more...

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Army feud forces Nepal PM to cancel China trip


April 25th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) The continuing feud between the chief of the Nepal Army and the ruling Maoist party has forced Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda to call off his visit ... Read more...

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India calls back envoy to Nepal for emergency briefing


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) New Delhi has called back its ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood for an emergency briefing Thursday after the drama over the potential sacking of Nepal's army ... Read more...

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`Indian polls may be behind Nepal’s army chief sacking drama’


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) As Nepal's first Maoist government faces the possibility of collapse following its determination to fire the chief of the army, a media report Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Indian envoy meets Prachanda over COAS row twice


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 22 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood met Prime Minister Prachnada twice in 24 hours over the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) clarification episode.During the meeting, which lasted for ... Read more...

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Crisis in Nepal as opposition battles Maoists over army chief


April 21st, 2009 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) A fresh crisis gripped Nepal and once more threatened to derail the fragile peace process as a new war broke out between the ruling Maoist party ... Read more...

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Army chief Katawal might be relieved: Nepal Finance Minister


April 21st, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 21 (ANI): Nepal Finance Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has said that the Chief of Army Staff General Rookmangud Katawal could be sacked if he fails to furnish clarification on some ... Read more...

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Indian envoy urges Nepal to maintain security along the border


March 27th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 27 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood urged cooperation from the Nepal Government for maintaining security along the border in view of the upcoming general elections in India.Sood urged ... Read more...

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Nepali court reinstates eight generals forced into retirement


March 24th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 24 (DPA) Nepal's Maoist-led government Tuesday suffered a serious setback after the Nepali Supreme Court reinstated eight army generals who had been forced into retirement. The eight brigadier generals were forced ... Read more...

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Security tightened in Dhaka, mutiny over


February 27th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Feb 27 (ANI): Security has been tightened in Dhaka even though the mutiny by the paramilitary over pay and command structures ended overnight. Search and rescue operations were underway by ... Read more...

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