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Nepal celebrates new year


October 27th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 27 (IANS) While other countries in South Asia celebrated Dipawali in various forms this week, Nepal ushered in its indigenous new year with gusto Thursday, ringing out the ... Read more...

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Nepal plane crash: Grieving families wait for last remains


September 26th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 26 (IANS) After receiving the stunning news of the deaths of dear ones in Sunday's plane crash in Nepal, grieving families now face the ordeal of a long ... Read more...

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Nepal plane crash ends Kolkata doctor’s book dream


September 26th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 26 (IANS) The plane crash in Nepal that killed all 19 people on board Sunday triggered waves of grief from Trichy in south India to Kolkata in the ... Read more...

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Small passenger plane crashes during bad weather in Nepal, killing 16


September 25th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU, NEPAL (BNO NEWS) -- At least sixteen people were killed on early Sunday morning when a small Buddha Air passenger plane carrying tourists on a sightseeing trip crashed near the Nepali ... Read more...

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Quake hits Nepal’s mainstay tourism industry


September 21st, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Recovering from a decade of armed uprising and a massacre in the royal palace that wiped out the king, queen and nine more royals, Nepal's tourism ... Read more...

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Panic stalks Nepal as quake kills at least 5


September 18th, 2011 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) Panic spread through Nepal Sunday as a major quake hit the tremor-prone Himalayan nation, killing at least five people - three of them in capital city ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoist chief resurfaces after 48 hours


September 11th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 11 (IANS) After dropping out of public eye for 48 hours and triggering intense speculation about his disappearance, the chief of Nepal's ruling Maoist party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ... 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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Laid-off Nepal workers follow in Hazare’s shoes


September 6th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 6 (IANS) Scores of militant workers, whose hostilities forced ITC's joint venture in Nepal to shut down its state-of-the-art garments factory in the Terai plains last month, ... Read more...

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Nepal’s new Maoist PM sworn-in amid growing challenges


August 29th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) Despite commanding widespread respect for his financial acumen and clean image, Nepal's newly-elected Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai faces daunting challenges as he assumed office Monday ... Read more...

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ITC subsidiary faces double whammy in Nepal


August 21st, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) After being forced to shut down its state-of-the-art garments factory built in eastern Nepal due to workers' militancy and vandalism, ITC's subsidiary in Nepal now faces ... 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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Gangraped Buddhist nun faces new ordeal in Nepal (Lead)


August 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Nearly two months after she was robbed and gangraped by five men in a bus in eastern Nepal and was controversially divested by the clergy of ... Read more...

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Gangraped Buddhist nun faces new ordeal in Nepal


August 16th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) Nearly two months after she was robbed and gangraped by five men in a bus in eastern Nepal and suffered a controversy about having lost her ... Read more...

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Nepal followers celebrate Acharya Balkrishna’s birthday with pomp


August 4th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) A day after controversial yoga televangelist Baba Ramdev's principal aide Acharya Balkrishna was questioned in India's Dehradun city on the suspicion that he had obtained an ... Read more...

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Indian woman kills herself in Nepal


July 27th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman from India's Kolkata city killed herself in Nepal after prolonged domestic disturbance, police said.Married four years ago, Sunita Chakraborty came to Mechi town ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists ’sacrifice’ own children for self interest


July 22nd, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) Ninth-grader Sadhana Limbu was expecting to return to her school in Nepal's tea garden district of Jhapa next week after spending a brief vacation with her ... Read more...

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Indian trader under probe for ’sex exploitation’


July 19th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) Police said they were investigating allegations against the vice-president of an Indian business group in Nepal after complaints by a former employee that she was sexually ... Read more...

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Buddhist nun gangraped in Nepal bus


June 27th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 27 (IANS) A 21-year-old Buddhist nun was gangraped by five men inside a bus in eastern Nepal, media reports said Monday.The victim, a resident of Bhojpur district in ... Read more...

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ITC not to lift Nepal lockout till ‘rogue’ workers are reined in


June 18th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) Indian tobacco major ITC will not lift the lockout on its garments factory in Nepal till the "rogue workers", who went on a rampage and held ... Read more...

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Mumbai journalist’s murder touches chord in Nepal


June 12th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) Despite its preoccupation with yoga guru Baba Ramdev's protest on one hand and the Gorkhaland movement in eastern India on the other, the daylight killing of ... Read more...

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Indian woman found murdered in Nepal hotel


June 6th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 6 (IANS) An Indian woman, thought to be in her early 30s, was found strangled inside a hotel in a Nepal town close to one of the busiest ... Read more...

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Maoist dissidents call Nepal closure Tuesday


May 23rd, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) Dissidents who broke away from Nepal's ruling Maoist party have called a nationwide shutdown Tuesday demanding an end to foreign intervention and the bifurcation of the ... Read more...

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Nepali guru performs 32-hour miracle - on Mt Everest


May 23rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) A 30-year-old Nepali guru, believed by his followers to be a divine being with supernatural powers, has created a record in the spiritual world by meditating ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ruling left takes ‘lesson’ from Bengal rout


May 13th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Chastened by the rout of neighbouring West Bengal's communist party that had ruled the Indian state for over three decades, Nepal's ruling left alliance said ... Read more...

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First Nepali ‘Gitanjali’ to be re-launched (With Images)


May 6th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 6 (IANS) When Ashesh Malla's father died two years ago, he observed the traditional memorial rite the following year, offering food and worship. But this year, the Nepali ... Read more...

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28 killed in twin Nepal accidents


May 4th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) Sixteen people died in a bus smash in western Nepal Wednesday and several more survivors were grappling with death just hours after another crash in eastern ... Read more...

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Surprise strike paralyses Nepal


April 27th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) With only 30 days left for the framing of the country's new constitution, nine ethnic and indigenous groups Wednesday enforced a surprise strike in Nepal, paralysing ... Read more...

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Bhutan hedges on refugee return, seeks fresh verification


April 16th, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 16 (IANS) Agreeing under Nepal's pressure to resume talks for taking back nearly a fifth of its population living as refugees in Nepal since the 1990s, Bhutanese Prime ... Read more...

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Nepal, Bhutan agree to talks on refugee homecoming


April 15th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) Almost a decade after Bhutan broke off talks with Nepal for repatriation of over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees, the prime minister of the Buddhist kingdom Friday said ... Read more...

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2,000-year-old archeological remains found in Nepal


April 4th, 2011 - 4:54 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 4 (IANS) Ruins of 2,000-year-old buildings have been discovered in eastern Nepal, Xinhua reported.They were found during an excavation in Kichakbadhsthal in Jhapa district. Remains of walls made ... Read more...

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Lhotshampas: A community that Bhutan abandoned (Comment)


March 27th, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
There was a time when leaders of the Lhotshampa community were prominent figures in Bhutan, shaped its national policy and were key in the creation of its happiness index. A decade ... Read more...

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Nepal, India say Jai Shambhu


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) Transcending religious and geographical boundaries, hundreds of thousands of devotees Wednesday flocked to scores of ancient Hindu temples scattered all over Nepal to pay obeisance to ... Read more...

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December crash takes toll on Nepal airline’s Bhutan flights


February 1st, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) A deadly air crash in December that killed 18 Bhutanese pilgrims in Nepal has now claimed another victim - a Nepali airline's direct flights between Nepal ... Read more...

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After Christians, ancient Nepal tribe fights for burial rights


January 30th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 30 (IANS) Close on the heels of Nepal's Christian community warning the government that they would discard their dead in front of the prime minister's office unless granted ... Read more...

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