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Nepal fails to get new constitution for third time


August 30th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 30 (IANS) Ahead of a deadline Wednesday, Nepal's major parties conceded they would not be able to promulgate the new, much-awaited constitution in time, for the third time ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Helen Kellers, Stephen Hawkings await their rights


August 24th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 24 (IANS) More than three years after Nepal promulgated an interim constitution that pledged free education to all children with different abilities, the country's young Helen Kellers and ... Read more...

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Crisis in Nepal as PM quits (Lead)


August 14th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Nepal was plunged into a crisis Sunday with embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal tendering his resignation late night after days of vacillating.The communist leader, who ... Read more...

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Nepal PM stays on as allies warn of constitutional crisis (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal failed to carry out his pledge to step down Saturday after his allies urged him not to, warning that ... Read more...

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Lesbian soldier fights Nepal Army


July 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 1 (IANS) After hitting the headlines worldwide last month for hosting a temple wedding for an American lesbian couple, Nepal's sexual minorities are now locked in a grim ... Read more...

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Nepal puts off army security for GMR under Maoist pressure


June 25th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 25 (IANS) With the former Maoist guerrillas warning Nepal Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal that they would oppose deployment of the army to provide security to beleaguered Indian ... Read more...

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Maoists claim Nepal PM ready to abandon GMR


June 24th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 24 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists, the largest party in the ruling coalition, Friday claimed that Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal was ready to withdraw army security for beleaguered Indian ... Read more...

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Nepal’s reprieved PM refuses to quit


May 31st, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 31 (IANS) It took Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal seven months and 17 rounds of vote to get elected to his post. Then it took him another ... Read more...

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Legal challenge to Nepal house extension (Lead)


May 29th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Though Nepal averted a constitutional meltdown for now, the government now faces a fresh legal battle with a lawyer challenging the extension of parliament's term.Bharat Mani ... Read more...

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Legal challenge likely to Nepal crisis


May 29th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) Though Nepal averted a constitutional meltdown for now, there are indications that the turbulent republic is heading for further upheavals. A lawyer, who filed a writ ... Read more...

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PM agrees to quit as Nepal averts crisis by hair’s breadth (Lead)


May 29th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) After holding an anxious nation hostage for over a day, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal finally agreed Sunday to step down in exchange for ... Read more...

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High alert in Kathmandu as constitution expires midnight


May 28th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 28 (IANS) Riot police dragged away dozens of people protesting near parliament and the government ordered high security in the turbulent capital Saturday, with Nepal's constitution due to ... Read more...

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Nepal reels under two-day shutdown before crisis


May 27th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) As Nepal began hurtling towards a constitutional crisis with parliament and the government facing dissolution from Saturday midnight, tension and uncertainty mounted in the nascent republic ... Read more...

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Legal sword hangs over Nepal government


May 26th, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) With just two days left for Nepal's constitution, parliament and government to lose their validity, beleaguered communist Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal faced a fresh legal ... Read more...

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Nepal court asks government not to extend tenure ‘endlessly’


May 25th, 2011 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 25 (IANS) With only three days left for Nepal's interim constitution to become invalid, parliament's tenure to end and the government to face dissolution, the Supreme Court came ... Read more...

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Warrior clan shuts down Kathmandu, 72-hour closure on cards


May 22nd, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) The Nepal government was Sunday hit by a 48-hour general strike called in Kathmandu valley by a protesting warrior community while six Left groups announced a ... Read more...

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Nepal’s constitution battle gets legal twist


May 20th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) As Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal battles to save his government from falling in eight days' time and seeks an extra year from parliament ... Read more...

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Strike paralyses Nepal ahead of constitution debacle


May 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Nepal as ethnic groups enforced a nationwide general strike Friday, accusing the government of backpedalling on an agreement, and defying ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks one year more to write new constitution (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) With only 16 days left to write a new constitution, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Thursday rushed back home, cutting short a foreign junket ... Read more...

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Nepal government seeks more time to complete new constitution


May 12th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) With only 16 days left to ready a new constitution and facing his ouster from power, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Thursday rushed back ... Read more...

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Nepal braces for more battle over budget


April 29th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) With the major opposition party as well as 10 others threatening to oppose a new budget, Nepal's three-month-old government faces a tough battle in parliament three ... Read more...

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Royalists seek fresh election in Nepal


April 26th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal's only royalist party Tuesday fired a salvo at the struggling government, warning it would not allow the deadline for framing the new constitution to be ... Read more...

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Former Egyptian President Mubarak to be questioned over abuse offenses


April 12th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by BNO News
CAIRO, EGYPT (BNO NEWS) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday will stand before authorities to be questioned over financial and power abuse charges in Sinai.According to Al-Ahram newspaper, this will ... Read more...

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Bangladesh constitution to restore independence proclamation


February 15th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 15 (IANS) Bangladesh will restore in its constitution the historic proclamation of independence made in April 1971.The proclamation is considered the interim constitution of Bangladesh.A special committee on constitutional ... Read more...

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UN hails end of crisis in Nepal


February 4th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) The UN has hailed the end of the seven-month political crisis in Nepal with the election of a new prime minister Thursday, urging the premier-elect ... Read more...

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New Nepal constitution may guarantee right to strike


December 19th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 19 (IANS) The eight major trade unions in Nepal, including those close to the ruling parties and the opposition Maoists, have recommended to lawmakers drafting the new constitution ... Read more...

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Armed Forces: A Pillar In Nation Building


November 16th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): The 21st century looks towards security, justice, economic development and a democratic polity as the pillars of nation building. Security comes first in the pecking order ... Read more...

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Nepalese parties urged to break the political deadlock


October 10th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct 10 (ANI): Nepali Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Chandra Nemwang has urged all parties to overcome the political deadlock as soon as possible so that the country could be brought ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists pull out Prachanda from PM race (Lead)


September 17th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 17 (IANS) After failing to win the prime ministerial race seven times in a row, Nepal's opposition Maoist party said Friday it was withdrawing its chief and former ... Read more...

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Maoists should lead new govt in Nepal: Prachanda


July 1st, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 1 (ANI): Chairman of UCPN (Maoist) Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda on Thursday said that his party should get to lead the next government in the country.Kantipur quoted Prachanda as ... Read more...

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Nepal hurtles towards chaos


April 20th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) With just 37 days left for Nepal to unveil a new constitution, the country has begun hurtling towards chaos with the three major parties still at daggers drawn ... Read more...

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Maoists accused of breaching Peace Agreement in Nepal


December 21st, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 21 (ANI): Nepal Government has said the violence that occurred during the first day of the UCPN (Maoist) nationwide strike in which at least 24 people were injured and over ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists reject demand to review Peace Accord


October 12th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct 12 (ANI): Maoist Vice Chairman Dr Baburam Bhattarai has slammed Defense Minister Bidhya Bhandari's recent statement at the parliament's State Affairs Committee that provisions in the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA) ... Read more...

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Nepal Vice President’s position defunct from today


August 31st, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 31 (ANI): Paramananda Jha's position as Nepal Vice President has become defunct from Monday with Jha's refusal to take oath in Nepali within the deadline given by the Supreme Court.Rejecting ... Read more...

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Nepal police arrest dozens as Hindi row escalates


August 27th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 27 (IANS) Nearly two dozen protesters were arrested Thursday for torching copies of a controversial Supreme Court judgment that has ordered the second-highest official in the state to take his ... Read more...

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