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Banned American author returns to promote Nepal


December 6th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) Nearly three decades ago, when Jeff Greenwald fell in love with a doctor in Greece, he had no inkling his karma would lead him to Nepal ... Read more...

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34 Suu Kyi sympathisers still languish in Kolkata jail


November 25th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi was released Nov 13 from house arrest by the junta ruling her counrty, but freedom still eludes her 34 sympathisers, languishing ... Read more...

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Suu Kyi, Rakhi Sawant dominate Nepal’s headlines


November 14th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 14 (IANS) As Myanmar's main opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from house arrest after over seven years, Nepal hailed the gesture, remembering with pride its ... Read more...

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Why India likes a dictator Obama loves to hate (Comment)


November 9th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy US President Barack Obama's impassioned appeal to India to speak out against the military junta in Myanmar is unlikely to impact New Delhi's policy. Myanmar is one of ... Read more...

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China cracks down on dissidents despite dissident getting Nobel Peace Prize


October 29th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Oct. 29 (ANI): China has defied widespread international criticism and continued its crackdown on human rights activists and lawyers despite one of its dissident citizens receiving the coveted Nobel Peace prize.Jailed ... Read more...

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Ousted Nepal king’s minister joins Maoists


September 29th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 29 (IANS) Politics continued to bring together strange bed fellows in Nepal with a veteran politician, who had supported deposed king Gyanendra's coup and became minister in the ... Read more...

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Koirala flag flies high in Nepal politics


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 22 (IANS) A 71-year-old pro-democracy fighter who served three years in India's Tihar Jail for hijacking an aircraft is now the new kingmaker of Nepal, winning a hotly ... Read more...

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Kolkata to Kathmandu: Nepal’s long march to democracy


September 18th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) When Tundikhel, Nepal's Hyde Park, turned into a sea of humanity with flags fluttering and hundreds of people cheering the nation's oldest party's six-decade-long march for ... Read more...

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Indian jewellers strike gold in Nepal’s cinema


September 15th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 15 (IANS) At Kedarnath Road in Muzaffarpur town of India's Bihar state, the Sarafs are still remembered as a family of jewellers. But in Nepal, the family business ... Read more...

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Indian shows where there’s a wheel, there’s a way in Nepal (With Image)


August 15th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) When Pritam Singh first came to Nepal from Jammu as an 18-year-old in 1957 - 10 years after India had become independent - Nepal, though never ... Read more...

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Burmese refugees disappointed over Than Shwe’s India visit


July 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Thousands of Burmese refugees staying in India are upset over the visit of Myanmar military ruler General Than Shwe and have urged the Indian government not ... Read more...

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Public wrath makes Nepal revoke state honours


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) Bowing to mounting public outrage, Nepal's beleaguered government Wednesday decided to withdraw the state honours conferred on two controversial security personnel, though a tainted former army ... Read more...

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India advised Nepal king to destroy Maoists: Report


June 1st, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 1 (IANS) Nine years after the massacre of Nepal's royal family, an aide of the slain king said the Maoists were not averse to an ornamental king while neighbour India ... Read more...

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India’s minstrels reduced to sex slavery in Nepal


May 16th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 16 (IANS) Like the vicissitudes in the fortunes of the epic heroes of the Ramayana and Mahabharata that formed the theme of their musical performances, a wandering minstrel ... Read more...

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Call for Hindu Nepal at Mumbai meet


May 10th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 10 (IANS) A three-day religious meet that kicked off in India is seeking fresh action to restore Nepal as a Hindu state. The international meet on Hinduism that began Sunday ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ex-prince regaining his halo - by default


April 28th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Four years after his car was stoned by angry protesters and his royal legacy abolished by parliament, Nepal's former crown prince Paras has begun to regain ... Read more...

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8,000 schools closed as Nepal Maoists call indefinite strike


April 25th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) Close on the heels of the UN expressing deep concern at the loss suffered by Nepal's children due to mounting strikes called by the political parties, former Maoist ... Read more...

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Four years after ouster, Nepal’s deposed king having last laugh


April 24th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Four years after he was forced to end his army-propped regime and endure the start of a retributive process to abolish monarchy, Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra ... Read more...

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Nepal Christians begin vigil for new constitution


April 20th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) For the first time in Nepal's history, its minority Christian community Tuesday joined the socio-political process, beginning a "vigil" to ensure that the new constitution would be enacted ... Read more...

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Nepal hurtles towards chaos


April 20th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) With just 37 days left for Nepal to unveil a new constitution, the country has begun hurtling towards chaos with the three major parties still at daggers drawn ... Read more...

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Don’t test world’s patience, Canada warns Iran


April 10th, 2010 - 9:51 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 10 (IANS) Joining other major nations to force Iran to back down on its nuclear ambitions, Canada Friday supported further sanctions on Tehran. Ottawa said Tehran's claim to soon unveil ... 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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Koirala in coma, may be dead (Lead)


March 20th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 20 (IANS) Alarm and concern began to spread like wildfire in Nepal after former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala, the architect of the peace negotiations that ended a decade of ... Read more...

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Alarm in Nepal as peace architect Koirala slips into coma


March 20th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 20 (IANS) Alarm and concern began to spread like wildfire in Nepal after former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala, the architect of the peace negotiations that ended a decade of ... Read more...

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Myanmar frees jailed US citizen


March 19th, 2010 - 10:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (DPA) The US welcomed the release of a naturalised US citizen and democracy activist who had been jailed since September in the Asian country. Nyi Nyi Aung was freed by ... Read more...

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Another group calls for shutdown in Nepal’s Terai


March 13th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 13 (IANS) With less than 80 days left for the promulgation of a new constitution in Nepal, the nascent republic went on the boil once again Saturday with its Tharu ... Read more...

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T-shirts with pro-democracy message seized in Hong Kong


February 13th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Feb 13 (DPA) Customs officers in Hong Kong were Saturday accused of censorship for staging a raid to seize T-shirts that poke fun at a pro-China political party. More than 100 ... Read more...

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Myanmar court jails naturalised US citizen for three years


February 10th, 2010 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Feb 10 (DPA) A Myanmar court Wednesday sentenced a naturalised US citizen to three years in jail with hard labour on charges of committing forgery, illegal possession of foreign currency and ... Read more...

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Deported Nepali film student’s husband untraceable


January 2nd, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 2 (IANS) A former Nepali MP who reportedly used his political clout to get his wife, a film student at a Pune institute, deported from India remains untraceable.Amresh ... Read more...

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‘Nepal church, mosque bombers funded by Indian groups, armed by ULFA’


December 30th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 30 (IANS) Three months after being caught for masterminding attacks on churches and mosques in Nepal, the chief of an underground organisation that persecuted Christians and Muslims says ... Read more...

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More activists barred as Macau marks 10 years of Chinese rule


December 21st, 2009 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Dec 21 (DPA) More political activists were barred from entering Macau as the territory marked the 10th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule, a news report said Monday. Three activists ... Read more...

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Manisha makes a comeback in Nepal film industry


December 10th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) Actress Manisha Koirala, who left her home and the Nepali film industry two decades ago to carve out a niche in Bollywood, is now poised ... Read more...

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China puts dissident student leader on trial after Obama leaves


November 19th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Los Angeles, Nov.19 (ANI): US President Barack Obama may have subtly called on China to improve its human rights record and allow for greater freedom of speech during his three-day visit ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ex-king gets a festive reprieve


October 20th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) Stripped of his crown and compelled to leave his ancestral palace, Nepal's last king Gyanendra however had a reprieve this festive season with the apex court in the ... Read more...

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Nepal court admits first case against former royals


October 13th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 13 (IANS) For the first time in Nepal's history, its former royal family has been slapped with a law suit by a common law wife, who is ... Read more...

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