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Nihita eyes Bigg Boss fame, Sobhraj eyes European Parliament


October 1st, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 1 (IANS) As 23-year-old Nihita Biswas Sobhraj becomes the first Nepali to take part in Bigg Boss reality show on Indian television from Sunday, her 67-year-old "celebrity" ... Read more...

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US intelligence at odds over Nepal as terror hub


September 7th, 2011 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 7 (IANS) A clutch of confidential cables sent by senior American diplomats based in South Asia to their Washington headquarters shows amazing inconsistency over the role attributed ... Read more...

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Anna phenomenon grows in Nepal too


August 25th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 25 (IANS) As Anna Hazare's public protest against corruption in the form of a fast in New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan reached its 10th day Thursday, support for the ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists defend disputed Buddha birthplace deal


August 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Almost a fortnight after controversy erupted over a questionable deal to develop the sacred birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal by a Chinese organisation, the Maoists ... Read more...

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Nepal frees Dalai Lama’s envoy but threat deepens


August 6th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 6 (IANS) Though Nepal police have released the envoy of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama after detaining him for eight hours, the threat hanging over the Tibetan diaspora ... Read more...

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Concern in Nepal as China tries to ‘develop’ Buddha legacy


July 28th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) A Chinese NGO's claim that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the birthplace of the Buddha, a town in southern Nepal, has triggered ... Read more...

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Nepal government likely to fall


July 27th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) The five-month-old communist-led government of Nepal could fall again, causing another severe setback to the peace process and drafting of a new constitution in which New ... Read more...

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From Kamathipura to meet Clinton: A Nepali woman’s long march (Feature, with image)


July 10th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 10 (IANS) When Hillary Clinton hugged Charimaya Tamang, the 34-year-old Nepali woman had reason to be proud. While all the other nine heroes feted by the US secretary ... Read more...

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Battle begins for Nepal’s casino kingdom


July 4th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) A pushy businessman from New Delhi who became the owner of Nepal's controversial casino industry shrouded in allegations of money laundering, tax evasion and promoting crime ... Read more...

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$99 mn World Bank aid for Indo-Nepal border energy pact


June 22nd, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) The World Bank has approved a $99 million package for an Indo-Nepal cross-border energy cooperation to mitigate a national energy crisis in the Himalayan republic.The funding ... Read more...

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GMR’s hydropower project office in Nepal burnt down


May 22nd, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) Within a month of Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna visiting Nepal and seeking the security of Indian investments and Indian employees in the troubled republic, ... Read more...

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Conservation efforts help increase Nepal’s rhino population


April 26th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Chitwan (Nepal), Apr 26 (ANI):The population of one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) has increased in Nepal, according to the country's National Rhino Census.The census showed there are 534 rhinos in Nepal, marking an ... Read more...

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Nepal vows to address India’s security concerns


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 22 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal has assured visiting Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna that Indian security concerns will be addressed and that the government will not ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

S.M. Krishna to visit Nepal for three days


April 19th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna will pay a three-day official visit to Nepal from Wednesday.This would be Krishna's second visit to Nepal after becoming External Affairs Minister.Krishna ... Read more...

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GMR project under attack in Nepal


April 17th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Ignoring India's repeated expressions of concern at the continued attacks on Indian investment projects in Nepal, the ruling Maoists, supported by minor communist parties, went on ... Read more...

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Pakistan embassy official wounded in Kathmandu shootout


April 14th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, April 14(ANI): Two unidentified gunmen on motorcycles shot and wounded a Pakistan embassy official in Kathmandu on Thursday, according to authorities.Mehboob Asif, a visa assistant at the Pakistan embassy, was hit ... Read more...

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Centre to come up with new national water policy: Khurshid


April 11th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.11 (ANI): The government has decided to come up with a new national water policy next year. This was disclosed Union Minister for Water Resources Salman Khurshid on Monday.India's ... Read more...

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European Parliament asks Nepal to let Tibetan refugees vote


April 9th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) Strongly reacting to Nepal forcibly preventing Tibetan refugees from taking part in an election to choose a new "government-in-exile", the European Parliament (EP) has asked the ... Read more...

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Hollywood keeps its date with Nepal


April 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 7 (IANS) Less than a year after "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio made an incognito visit to Nepal, guess who is here to continue Hollywood's tryst with the ... Read more...

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Nepal ignores India’s cancer concerns over betel nut


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 2 (IANS) While pressing for trade concessions from its largest business partner India, Nepal, however, has been stolidly ignoring New Delhi's growing health concerns with government and customs ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nepal launches energy scheme to end power crisis within five years


March 25th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 25 (ANI): The government of Nepal has launched a 275 million dollars initiative to root out the energy crisis in the country within five years.Nepal has been undergoing almost ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Everest hero finds incredible religious treasure trove in Nepal


February 26th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 26 (IANS) In 2004, two years after he climbed Mt Everest for the seventh time, American mountaineering legend Peter Athans took part in a charitable cataract operation project ... Read more...

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Nepal teenager’s murder goes unpunished even after 7 years


February 17th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Rights organisations in Nepal and abroad Thursday urged the new government of Nepal to bring to justice the army officers and soldiers responsible for the torture ... Read more...

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Rights groups cry foul as Nepal denies torture at UN


January 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) As Nepal underwent the first periodic review of its human rights situation at the UN in Geneva, rights groups have said that security forces continue to ... Read more...

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PTC India’s mega deal to buy Nepal power grounded


January 25th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 25 (IANS) An initial power purchase agreement signed almost seven years ago between PTC India Ltd, a leading provider of power trading solutions in India, and Nepal's biggest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal’s ex-crown prince arrested, charged with bid to kill (Lead)


December 14th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 14 (IANS) Two years after Nepal's royal family were turned into commoners and stripped of all privileges, former crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah Tuesday paid the penalty ... Read more...

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Ousted Nepal crown prince in police custody after gun brawl (Lead)


December 14th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 14 (IANS) The shadow of arrest and criminal charges darkened over Nepal's controversial former crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah after police took him into custody Tuesday for ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists train guns on yet another Indian firm


December 11th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 11 (IANS) Continuing their policy of obstructing Indian investors, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Saturday trained their guns on yet another Indo-Nepal joint venture, threatening to bring it to a halt.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

India’s Manipal group forced to shelve expansion plans in Nepal


December 10th, 2010 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) Though on the verge of celebrating a century in Nepal, India's Manipal group finds its expansion plans in this country shrivelling thanks to the host government's ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Nepal to skip Nobel ceremony under Chinese pressure


December 8th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 8 (IANS) Under growing pressure by its giant neighbour China that continues to denounce the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to jailed dissident Liu Xiabo, the Himalayan republic of ... Read more...

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Nepal Army dragged into Indian Maoists’ training row


November 11th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 11 (IANS) Nepal Army will raise its objections and concern at a key defence meeting Thursday at the allegation by the former Maoist guerrillas that it concocted a ... Read more...

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Nepal’s battle with UN intensifies despite extension


September 16th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) Though the UN Security Council unanimously agreed to continue its assistance in Nepal's peace process for four more months, the government Thursday criticised the reports tabled ... Read more...

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Trade body deplores campaign against Indian JVs in Nepal


September 1st, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) With a section of Nepal's media keeping up a smear campaign against Indian joint ventures in Nepal and distorting the Indian government's concern, the Nepal-India Chamber of ... Read more...

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Nepal backs Korean climber in summit dispute


August 27th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 27 (IANS) The government of Nepal Friday came out strongly in support of an embattled South Korean, whose claim to be the first woman to have tamed all ... Read more...

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BlackBerry enters Nepal


August 18th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Even as neighbour India laid down an Aug 31 deadline for BlackBerry to provide law agencies access to its encrypted data or face the closure of ... Read more...

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