himalayan nation

Nepal’s constitutional crisis worries BJP


May 27th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday voiced concern over the constitutional crisis in neighbouring Nepal, terming it a "serious setback"."Major political parties and their ... Read more...

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Will not allow any anti-India groups: Bhutan PM


January 22nd, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 22 (IANS) Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley Sunday said the Himalayan nation would not allow any Indian militant groups to once again set up bases in the ... 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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Bhutan king to marry India-educated bride Oct 13


September 16th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sanawar (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 16 (IANS) The date is set for a royal wedding. Bhutan's 31-year-old king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck will tie the knot with his India-educated bride, Jetsun ... Read more...

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India-Nepal to talk on building dams to stop floods


May 25th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Water Resources Minister Salman Khurshid Wednesday said India will hold discussions with Nepal to build check dams in the neighbouring country to address the problem ... Read more...

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Himachal-educated girl to marry Bhutan king


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sanawar (Himachal Pradesh), May 22 (IANS) For two years, Jetsun Pema was a student of the prestigious Lawrence School here. No one knew that the tall, slim girl belonged ... Read more...

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My country should have no street protests: Bhutan PM (Interview)


April 18th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, April 18 (IANS) Bhutan's first democratic Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley, who has completed three years in office, said the primary focus of his government was to evolve a ... Read more...

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Bollywood’s ‘Baabul’ story comes alive in Nepal


March 8th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 8 (IANS) As Nepal celebrated International Women's Day Tuesday with colourful marches and public programmes, there were indications that the winds of change were indeed blowing through the ... Read more...

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Bhutan not to allow anti-India rebels on its soil


February 25th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Feb 25 (IANS) Bhutan's Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley Friday said Indian separatists would not be allowed to set up bases and launch hit-and-run guerrilla attacks out of the Himalayan nation."Now ... Read more...

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Buddhist Monk Arrested In Bhutan Under New Smoking Law


January 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Thimphu, Jan 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In its bid to become the very first smoke-free country all across the globe, the Himalayan nation of Bhutan is known to have implemented few ... Read more...

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ULFA’s ‘Mama’ released on bail, fifth to be set free


December 5th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Dec 5 (IANS) Septuagenarian separatist leader and political ideologue of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), Bhimkanta Buragohain, stepped out of Guwahati Central Jail Sunday after ... Read more...

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Nepal awaits WikiLeaks’ dossiers with bated breath


November 30th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 30 (IANS) Whistleblower WikiLeaks' disclosure of confidential US documents could cause Nepal's history of its 10-year insurgency and the transition from monarchy to a republic to be ... Read more...

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Nepal hails shortest man, shuns tallest woman


November 27th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) He is hailed as a "Little Buddha" and draws amazed crowds wherever he goes. While the Himalayan nation celebrates Khagendra Thapa Magar's world record as the ... Read more...

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FM radio stations in Bihar to counter Nepal’s FM


August 28th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 28 (IANS) To counter the increasing popularity of Nepal's FM radio services in Bihar villages, three FM radio relay centres will be set up in districts along the Indo-Nepal border ... Read more...

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Air India loses labour battle in Nepal


June 30th, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) India's flag carrier Air India has lost a protracted labour battle in Nepal with the country's apex court ruling that the airline would have to abide ... Read more...

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Another high-profile wedding in Nepal?


June 23rd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) Close on the heels of Bollywood diva Manisha Koirala's marriage to a Nepali businessman, Nepal's media has now started talking about another high-profile wedding with the Himalayan nation's ... Read more...

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Nepal begins probe into slaughter of endangered rhinos


June 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 15 (ANI): The Government of Nepal has said that it has begun a probe on the poaching and slaughtering of the endangered rhino in the Himalayan nation after wildlife experts ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar to address Bhutanese parliament Friday


May 27th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Thimphu, May 27 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, on a three-day visit to Bhutan, Thursday said India's democratic experience needed to be shared with the Himalayan kingdom that adopted constitutional ... Read more...

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Shutdown by Maoists in Nepal affects industries


May 18th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by ANI
Marchwar (Nepal), May 18 (ANI): The Maoist insurgency in Marchwar district of Nepal has led to huge industrial losses, as both industrialists and workers are facing problems due to recent shutdown called ... Read more...

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Former Nepal monarch backs Hindu state bid


March 9th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 9 (ANI): The former monarch of Nepal, Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah backed the call for his country to be declared as a Hindu state, three years after his ouster and ... Read more...

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Top UN official to visit India, Nepal


March 6th, 2010 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 6 (IANS) A top UN official will visit India and Nepal next week to discuss regional and international issues with officials and political parties in both the countries. UN Under-Secretary-General ... Read more...

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Assam militants cannot set up base again: Bhutan PM Thinley (Interview)


January 20th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Gelephu (Bhutan), Jan 20 (IANS) Militants from India's northeast had no chance of again setting up base in Bhutan, Prime Minister Jigme Y. Thinley said here Wednesday, and added ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief to visit Nepal


January 1st, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 1 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen Deepak Kapoor will be visiting the Himalayan republic this month to be decorated with the honorary title of general of the Nepal ... 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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Nepal PM arrives in China


December 26th, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Dec 26 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal arrived here Saturday afternoon, kicking off a six-day visit to China at the invitation of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. This was his first ... Read more...

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Bhutan king arrives in Delhi to boost bilateral ties


December 21st, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 21 (ANI): Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk arrived here today on a six-day official visit to enhance bilateral ties.This is Wangchuk's first official state visit since his ... Read more...

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Guwahati jail turns into meeting point for ULFA leaders


December 9th, 2009 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Dec 9 (IANS) The Guwahati central jail has become the meeting point for four top separatist leaders of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) to ... Read more...

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UN says Nepal parties should fix president’s powers


November 7th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 7 (IANS) Ignoring a rebuff by Nepal's ruling parties, who have asked the UN not to intervene in the republic's internal matters, a top UN official is suggesting ... Read more...

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Nepal, India renew trade pact


October 28th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct 28 (ANI): Nepal and India on Tuesday signed a Treaty of Trade and Agreement of Cooperation to control unauthorised trade.Indian Trade Minister Anand Sharma and his Nepali counterpart Rajendra Mahato ... Read more...

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Nepal landslide, flood toll crosses 50


October 8th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 8 (DPA) The death toll from flooding and landslides in western Nepal rose to 54 with thousands displaced from their homes, officials said Thursday. The flash floods and landslides were triggered ... Read more...

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Nepal PM says peace can’t be possible till Maoists shed arms


September 13th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sep 13 (ANI): Nepalese Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal said here on Saturday, that peace cannot be established as long as the Maoist rebels do not surrender all their weapons.Addressing students ... Read more...

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Nepal PM’s visit to India a milestone, says Minister


August 21st, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug.21 (ANI): Nepal's Communication and Information Minister and spokesman Shankar Pokharel on Friday described the five-day visit to India of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal as a milestone in Indo-Nepal relations."The ... Read more...

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Genpact to train Bhutanese graduates for IT jobs


June 9th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 9 (IANS) Gurgaon-based business process outsourcer (BPO) Genpact will train Bhutanese graduates to help develop the IT and IT-enabled services industry in the Himalayan nation, a company official said Tuesday. "We ... Read more...

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Sky’s the limit for Nepal’s ex-crown princess


May 25th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 25 (IANS) Fate decreed that on the day Nepal got its second prime minister in 12 months, the headlines would also be dominated by a member of the ... Read more...

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Bhutan wants to host SAARC summit after Maldives backs out


May 21st, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 21 (IANS) Bhutan wants to host the 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit next April 28-29 in Thimphu as the Maldives, which was to host it, has ... Read more...

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