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Nepal cholera toll rises to 12


August 4th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) Cholera claimed two more lives in Doti district in far-western Nepal, taking the toll to 12 since the outbreak of the disease about a month-and-half ago.According ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to sleep in villages to meet people


June 14th, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 14 (IANS) Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai is planning monthly overnight stays in the country's rural regions in order to keep himself well-informed about the people's concerns, RIA ... Read more...

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Over 400,000 Nepalis leave for jobs overseas


June 12th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 12 (IANS) More than 400,000 Nepali youths have left the country in 10 months of the current fiscal year in search of jobs, a media report said. The ... Read more...

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Five dead, 19 injured in Nepal accident


June 4th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 19 others injured Monday when a bus skidded off a road and rolled down a hillside in Nepal.The accident ... Read more...

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Nepalese ex-minister charged with kidnapping of businessman


January 18th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU (BNO NEWS) -- Nepalese police on Tuesday charged a parliamentarian with masterminding the abduction of a businessman last month, the Himalayan Times reported on Wednesday.Constituent Assembly member Shyam Sundar Gupta is ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Prime Minister postpones resignation


August 14th, 2011 - 3:57 am ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU (BNO NEWS) -- Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal on Saturday put on hold his resignation despite his pledge that he would resign if any notable progress was not made in ... Read more...

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Nepali PM Khanal vows to step down if peace process doesn’t progress


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by BNO News
KATHMANDU (BNO NEWS) -- Nepali Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal said on Monday that he will step down if the government fails to make concrete progress in the peace process by August ... Read more...

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Nepal may send troops to Iraq under UN command


April 28th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr.28 (ANI): Nepal is considering sending its troops to restive Iraq as part of a UN "stationary force".According to Thursday's The Himalayan Times daily, the UN had asked Nepal to commit ... Read more...

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William, Kate to honeymoon in Nepal…April Fool!


April 1st, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 1 (IANS) It's neither the romantic Mediterranean isle of Sicily nor scuba divers' paradise Australia where Prince William and Kate Middleton will head for their honeymoon after ... Read more...

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Ex-Nepal PM Bhattarai’ last rites performed in Kathmandu


March 6th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 6(ANI): The last rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who breathed his last in Kathmandu on Friday, were performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat here with state honours ... Read more...

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Ex-Nepal PM Bhattarai’ last rites to be held on Sunday


March 5th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 5(ANI): The last rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who breathed his last in Kathmandu on Friday, will be performed with state honours on Sunday.The Nepal government ... 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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Nepal to create government posts for women


October 20th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct. 20 (ANI): Nepal's Ministry of General Administration (MoGA) is gearing up to create government posts for women only.Xinhua quoted a Himalayan Times report as saying on Wednesday that the cabinet ... Read more...

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Sobhraj’s conviction upheld by Nepal Supreme Court (Lead)


July 30th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) The conviction and life imprisonment awarded to Charles Sobhraj in a 35-year-old murder case was upheld by Nepal's Supreme Court Friday. A division bench of Justices Ram Kumar Prasad ... Read more...

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Nepal Supreme Court upholds Sobhraj’s conviction


July 30th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) Nepal's Supreme Court Friday upheld the conviction and life imprisonment awarded to Charles Sobhraj in a 35-year-old murder case. A division bench of Justices Ram Kumar Prasad Shah and ... Read more...

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Nepal dailies receive threats after media baron’s murder


February 13th, 2010 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 13 (IANS) Nearly a week after controversial Nepali media tycoon Jamim Shah's murder in a VVIP area of the capital, journalists in two of Nepal's biggest media groups ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka president to visit Buddhist shrines in Nepal


February 20th, 2009 - 11:02 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to visit his Nepal in March and pray at holy Buddhist shrines in the land where the Buddha was born. Rajapaksa ... Read more...

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Orissa’s sons still revere king in Nepal


January 18th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's powerful Shah dynasty of kings who had ruled the country for more than two centuries was abolished after a historic election last year. The formal abolition of ... Read more...

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$106 mn ADB grant for Nepal’s local self-governance


October 23rd, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 23 (Xinhua) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged $106.3 million to help Nepal improve local self-governance and promote community development, the Himalayan Times reported Thursday. According to the daily, ... Read more...

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Defiant ‘Mrs Sobhraj’ takes on the world


October 12th, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 12 (IANS) Defying the new wave of negative publicity following her claim that she had married yesteryears' "Bikini killer" Charles Sobhraj in a traditional Nepali ceremony in prison Thursday, Nihita ... Read more...

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Landslide, flood death toll in Nepal reaches 45


September 22nd, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 22 (Xinhua) At least 45 people have been killed and 35 reported missing in landslides and rain-related incidents in Nepal's western region, media reported Monday. Twenty six people have died ... Read more...

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Dabur Nepal under lockout threat again


August 28th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 28 (IANS) Indian ayurvedic medicine giant Dabur, whose Nepal subsidiary faced Maoists' wrath for sponsoring the country's biggest beauty pageant Miss Nepal, is now facing a lockout threat by labourers.Trade ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks Indias help to repair river barrage


August 20th, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug. 20 (ANI): Nepals Ministry for Water Resource has approached the Indian Government for help in reconstructing the damaged parts of Koshi River embankment. According to a report in The Himalayan ... Read more...

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It’s war now: mother of Sobhraj’s fianc


July 7th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) "It's all out war now," said Shakuntala Thapa, a steely look in her eyes, as she spoke on her mobile telephone. "Since I have become the ... Read more...

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Sobhraj’s fianc


July 5th, 2008 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Plunged into a media whirlpool within hours of her engagement to criminal mastermind Charles Sobhraj becoming public, 20-year-old Nepali beauty Nihita Biswas Saturday took up cudgels ... Read more...

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Media begins to hound Sobhraj’s ‘little wife’


July 4th, 2008 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) Till 24 hours ago, few in Nepal knew about Nihita Biswas. But as the news of her becoming engaged to imprisoned former crime guru Charles Sobhraj ... Read more...

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Ousted crown prince Paras leaves Nepal


July 1st, 2008 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) Thirty-three days after his father Gyanendra was stripped of his once revered position as the king of Nepal - and he himself lost the right to ... Read more...

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A third of Nepalese at risk of Kala-azar


June 24th, 2008 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): A third of Nepals population faces risk of suffering from Kala-azar a chronic and potentially fatal parasitic disease of the viscera with figures going up from ... Read more...

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Major Indo-Nepal treaty goes ‘missing’


June 19th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) A major treaty signed between the governments of India and Nepal is not to be found in either the national archives or the royal palace here, ... Read more...

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Two climbers missing on Nepal’s Mt. Dhaulagiri


May 9th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kathmandu, May 9 (DPA) Two climbers attempting to scale Nepal's Mount Dhaulagiri have gone missing, sparking off a frantic search to rescue the men, media reports said Friday. Dario Bracali, an Argentine ... Read more...

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Sobhraj asks Nepal Maoists for justice


May 8th, 2008 - 7:18 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) After having approached the UN, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Nepal's King Gyanendra, yesteryear's crime mastermind Charles Sobhraj has now appealed to radically different quarters for ... Read more...

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Sobhraj rakes up fresh controversy in Nepal


April 26th, 2008 - 12:06 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) His effort to don a new role and spruce up his image has landed yesteryear's crime maestro "Serpent" Charles Sobhraj in a new controversy in Nepal ... Read more...

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Sobhraj wants to play Good Samaritan in Nepal


April 21st, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) He has been variously portrayed as a persuasive rogue who charmed Western tourists and preyed on them, a man with nerves of steel who planned escapes ... Read more...

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810 foreign observers to monitor Nepal election


March 27th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Kathmandu, March 27 (Xinhua) Around 810 international observers from 29 organisations are expected to monitor the April 10 constituent assembly election in Nepal, The Himalayan Times reported Thursday. Earlier, the Election Commission ... Read more...

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Nepal Election Commission says security in Terai unsatisfactory


March 11th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Mar.11 (ANI):The Election Commission of Nepal has expressed worries that the security situation in some districts of Terai is still not satisfactory enough. During an interaction with one dozen ministers of the ... Read more...

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