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Many chief ministers want FDI in multi-brand retail: Sharma


June 27th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Many chief ministers, including non-Congress ones, support the proposal to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma ... Read more...

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Nepal’s opposition parties to hold anti-PM rally


June 2nd, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) In a bid to exert pressure on caretaker Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to step down, a group of 19 Nepali political parties have decided to hold ... Read more...

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Nepal gets a new cabinet


May 6th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) A new cabinet comprising 11 ministers belonging to different political parties has sworn in Nepal, Xinhua reported Sunday.The new government has been formed after dissolving the ... Read more...

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Nepal parties reach power sharing deal


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Major political parties in Nepal Thursday reached a power sharing deal that will pave the way for the dissolution of the cabinet.Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai was ... Read more...

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Western governments hail Nepal house extension, India wary


May 29th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Nepal's major western donors Sunday hailed the last-ditch agreement among the major parties to reprieve Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal's government by giving another three months' ... Read more...

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Pak heading for “consensus government” to resolve political, economic crises


April 21st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21 (ANI): Pakistan is heading for "a new government of consensus" with the inclusion of several opposition groups, according to reports.The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has entered into an ... Read more...

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Nepal says Maoists must expedite constitution writing process


April 3rd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Dhangadhi 9Nepal), Apr. 3 (ANI): Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Sunday said the Unified CPN (Maoist) should be pressurized to expedite ... Read more...

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Nepal PM race heads for another fiasco


February 1st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) With only 24 hours left for Nepal's political parties to name their candidates, the prime ministerial poll Thursday in the turbulent republic is headed for another ... Read more...

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Nepal to hold fresh PM election Feb 3


January 27th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 27 (IANS) Unable to elect a new prime minister even after 16 rounds of vote held throughout last year and failing two deadlines set this month for ... Read more...

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Nepal deadline ends, parties fail to form new government


January 26th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) The crisis gripping Nepal since the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal last year deepened Wednesday as the extended deadline given by President Ram Baran ... Read more...

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Nepal President extends deadline for new government (Lead)


January 21st, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 21 (IANS) Nepal's President Ram Baran Yadav extended the deadline given to the warring political parties to form a consensus government after they failed to agree on a ... Read more...

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Nepal parties seek more time to form government


January 21st, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 21 (IANS) With President Ram Baran Yadav's deadline to form an all-party government expiring Friday and the squabbling parties failing to reach an agreement, political leaders said they ... Read more...

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Indian foreign secretary’s Nepal visit ends


January 20th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao made a low-key departure from Nepal Thursday after wrapping up her three-day visit to Nepal.Rao, the first senior Indian official to ... Read more...

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Nepal PM candidate slapped as public patience snaps


January 20th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) The mounting public anger against Nepal's top politicians for remaining locked in power games and failing to form a consensus government found expression in violence Thursday ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists ask India to scrap all ‘unequal’ pacts


January 19th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 19 (IANS) Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Wednesday met the chief of Nepal's opposition Maoist party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, and conveyed India's concern at the growing ... Read more...

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Maoist make new threats as foreign secretary begins Nepal visit


January 18th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) As Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, the first high-ranking official sent by New Delhi since Nepal entered a new stage in its peace process, begins her ... Read more...

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Nepal president asks warring parties to form government by Friday


January 16th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) With Nepal entering a new stage in its critical peace process Sunday after the exit of the UN, President Ram Baran Yadav has asked the warring ... Read more...

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PM’s Special Envoy meets Nepalese leaders to end political impasse


August 5th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 5 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Nepal, Shyam Saran, met political leaders of Nepal in Kathmandu on Thursday.The purpose of his meeting was to help end the ... Read more...

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Nepal crisis deepens as parties fail to name new PM


July 11th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 11 (IANS) The crisis gripping Nepal since the fall of its first Maoist government in 2009 deepened Sunday with the parties continuing to trade charges and failing to ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoists finalize proposal for consensus


July 10th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 10 (ANI): Nepal's main opposition party - the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) - is reported to have finalized its proposal for national consensus to complete the peace ... Read more...

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Explosion outside Nepal Constituent Assembly building


July 6th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 6 (ANI): An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off in front of the Constituent Assembly (CA) building at the International Conference Center (ICC) here on Tuesday.According to Nepalnews, the ... Read more...

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Nepalese PM struck secret deal with Prachanda before resigning


July 5th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jul 5 (ANI): Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar struck a secret agreement with Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) chairman Prachanda on the basic principles of the new constitution and ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists blame India for failure to form government


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 3 (IANS) With only four days remaining for forming a new government supported by all parties in parliament but failing to make any headway in talks with ... Read more...

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Maoist-led govt acceptable in Nepal if past pacts implemented: UML


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 2 (ANI): The CPN-UML has said the leadership of the UCPN (Maoist) for the next government could be considered only if the latter implements past agreements.A standing committee meeting of ... Read more...

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Maoists should lead new govt in Nepal: Prachanda


July 1st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 1 (ANI): Chairman of UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda on Thursday said that his party should get to lead the next government in the country.Kantipur quoted Prachanda as ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists hail PM’s resignation


July 1st, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 1 (ANI): The Unified CPN (Maoist) has hailed Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal's decision to resign, saying it paves the way for a consensus to end the political deadlock in ... Read more...

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Nepalese PM rules out resigning from premiership


June 27th, 2010 - 5:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 27 (ANI): Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said he would not resign, amid growing pressure from ruling allies and the main opposition party to pick a new prime ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists want only Prachanda as Prime Minister


June 10th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 10 (ANI): The UCPN (Maoists) on Thursday put forward the name of party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda for the post of Prime Ministerial in the to-be formed national ... Read more...

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Former Indian envoy KV Rajan hails Nepal’s peace process


June 9th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 9 (ANI): Former Indian Ambassador to Nepal KV Rajan complimented Nepal's initiative to strengthen democracy through the end of the conflict and completion of Constituent Assembly elections.Rajan said the world ... Read more...

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British government promises bold reform


May 12th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 12 (DPA) Britain's new Conservative-Liberal Democrat leadership Wednesday promised a new era of consensus government that would usher in bold reform and mark a "seismic shift" in the political ... Read more...

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Over a dozen injured in Maoist scuffle in Maitighar


May 9th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): At least a dozen Maoist cadres and three policemen have been injured in clashes between the agitating Maoists and the police deployed at Maitighar area in Kathmandu on ... Read more...

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Maoist strike paralyses normal life across Nepal


May 2nd, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 2 (ANI): Normal life crippled across Nepal on Sunday following an indefinite general strike call given by the opposition Unified Communist Party of Nepal (UCPN) Maoist.The Maoists have enforced ... Read more...

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Khanal calls for ‘govt. of national unity’ in Nepal


May 15th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 15 (ANI): CPN (UML) Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal today stressed on the need of forming a national government forging consensus.Speaking at a programme here, Khanal highlighted the need for consensus ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists miss date with Buddha, new government


May 9th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Maoist party Saturday both failed to keep its date with the Buddha, one of the best loved icons of the Himalayan republic, and a ... Read more...

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Prachanda says NC, UML are trying to buy CA members


May 9th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): Nepal caretaker Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today accused the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML) of trying to pay out tens of millions of rupees to ... Read more...

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