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Nepal silence on Mumbai blasts shows drift in India ties


July 14th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 14 (IANS) More than 24 hours after 17 people were killed in serial blasts in India's business capital Mumbai and 131 people injured, Nepal's major parties remained oblivious ... Read more...

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Nepal’s biggest scam pits police against politicians


June 13th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 13 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, Nepal's top police officials, disgraced in a UN security equipment sale scandal, are lobbying for action against politicians, deepening the wedge between ... Read more...

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Nepal devotees await Sathya Sai Baba’s reincarnation


April 25th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) As thousands in Nepal began mourning the passing away of Indian spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba and Nepali Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal issued an official ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ‘Quit India’ fighter PM dies at 87


March 5th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, lovingly dubbed the "saint prime minister" of Nepal for an exemplary political life untarnished by any scandal, and an active participant in India's ... Read more...

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Nepal PM steps in to defuse religious row over burials


February 1st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) The ugly religious row that erupted near one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world showed signs of calming down Tuesday after Nepal's caretaker Prime ... Read more...

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Indian telecom JV reels under step-motherly treatment in Nepal


January 18th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's first private telecom operator continues to reel under the stepmotherly treatment meted out to it by deposed king Gyanendra's regime in 2005, with its business ... Read more...

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Nepal president to visit alma mater in Chandigarh


January 17th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav will be chief guest at the annual convocation at his alma mater Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in February.Yadav, 62, ... Read more...

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Royalists call shutdowns in Nepal over ex-crown prince’s arrest


December 15th, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 15 (IANS) Protests erupted in Nepal Wednesday as royalists began demonstrations and called shutdowns in at least two major districts to protest the arrest of former crown ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ruling party seeks ex-crown prince’s arrest after gun brawl (Second Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 13 (IANS) In an unprecedented turn in Nepal's history, police Monday began an investigation into a gun brawl involving ousted crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah and the son-in-law of ... Read more...

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Nepal begins probe into ex-crown prince’s gun brawl (Lead)


December 13th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 13 (IANS) Nepal's police Monday began an investigation into a gun brawl in an upmarket wildlife resort involving controversial ousted crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah, more than ... Read more...

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Ousted Nepal crown prince in gun brawl with minister’s kin


December 13th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 13 (IANS) Still simmering dangerously over the abolition of monarchy and the loss of his legacy, Nepal's ousted crown prince Paras hit the headlines Monday for a gun ... Read more...

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Nepal crisis worries Western world


November 21st, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) With the prime ministerial election in Nepal put off till December and the opposition Maoist party preventing the government from tabling the budget and refusing ... Read more...

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Ex-Indian Idol Prashant Tamang is Nepal’s new ambassador


September 30th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 30 (IANS) After Indian cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar, Nepal has roped in former Indian Idol winner -- and the pride of Nepalis -- Darjeeling boy Prashant Tamang to ... 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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Race starts for Koirala’s mantle in Nepal


September 12th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) While Nepal's parliament has been witnessing a fight for more than two months to elect a new prime minister, a new race is in the offing ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists not alone in buying MPs, says ex-minister


September 6th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 6 (IANS) As Nepal readies to hold prime ministerial polls again for an unprecedented seventh time Tuesday, the country's former foreign minister, whose party has come under suspicion ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ruling parties recruit private armies


June 12th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) Fourteen years after Nepal's Maoist party formed its own army and waged a decade-long war on the government, the republic's ruling parties have now begun to ... Read more...

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Boycott politicians past their shelf life: Nepal’s gay MP (Lead)


May 9th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) With a constitutional crisis less than three weeks away and Nepal's political parties still squabbling among themselves, the nation's only openly gay MP and founder of ... Read more...

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Gay MP seeks ’senile’ Nepal politicians’ boycott


May 9th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) With an unparalleled constitutional crisis less than three weeks away and Nepal's political parties still squabbling among themselves, the nation's only openly gay MP and founder ... Read more...

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Maoists in Nepal intensify combat training


April 27th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu (Nepal), Apr 27 (ANI): Maoist groups in Nepal have intensified their combat training, as it begins to look increasingly possible that a political stalemate could see tension return if a May ... Read more...

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Pen losing its might over sword in Nepal


April 15th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) After winning three battles against dictatorial regimes, the pen is finally losing its might over the sword in Nepal. The fear was given credence Thursday as Nepal's ruling ... Read more...

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Manisha Koirala to wed Nepali businessman?


April 6th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 6 (IANS) Bollywood actress and the daughter of one of the most powerful political houses in Nepal, Manisha Koirala, seems finally set to tie the knot - and in ... Read more...

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Nitish not allowed to visit Nepal


April 1st, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, April 1 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was denied permission by the central government to visit Nepal to attend the post-death rites of former Nepal prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala, ... Read more...

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BJP leader calls for Hindu state again in Nepal


March 22nd, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) A little-known Hindu organisation's call for reinstatement of a Hindu state in Nepal received an unexpected support here from a visiting top leader of India's Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Nepal prepares for Koirala’s cremation (Lead)


March 21st, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Saluted and mourned by thousands nationwide, Nepal's peace architect and former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala was set to be cremated Sunday, marking the end of an ... 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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After Koirala who? The question plagues Nepal


March 21st, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) With the death of Girija Prasad Koirala on the eve of the promulgation of a new constitution, the question of who would assume the mantle of leadership is ... Read more...

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Koirala’s last journey begins


March 21st, 2010 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Mourned by thousands, including world leaders, Nepal's peace architect and former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala's last journey started Sunday, marking the end of an era and ... Read more...

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UN chief mourns death of Nepal’s ex-PM


March 21st, 2010 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 20 (IANS) The death of Nepal's former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala was "a huge loss for Nepal and its ongoing peace process", UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday. Koirala, ... Read more...

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Rajnath Singh to attend Koirala’s funeral


March 20th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Former president of the Bhratiya Janata Party, Rajnath Singh, will attend the funeral of departed former Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.Koirala died in Kathmandu on ... Read more...

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Nepal President condoles passing away of Girija Prasad Koirala


March 20th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, March 20 (ANI): Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav on Saturday condoled the passing away of former Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who died earlier in the day at his daughter ... Read more...

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Krishna condoles passing away of former Nepal PM Koirala


March 20th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 20 (ANI): Union External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna has condoled the passing away of former Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who died today at his daughter ... Read more...

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India recalls Koirala’s immense contribution to ties


March 20th, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) India Saturday mourned the death of former Nepal prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala and recalled his "immense contribution" to building close ties between the two countries. Koirala ... Read more...

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Veteran Nepali Leader Girija Prasad Koirala Dies


March 20th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Kathmandu, Mar 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Girija Prasad Koirala, the former Prime minister of Nepal passed away today after suffering prolonged illness. According to reports, the veteran politician who held the ... 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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