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Indian tourists duped, assaulted in Nepal


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 2 (IANS) When Sunil Gautam, a resident of Patna in India's Bihar state, went on a visit to Nepal's pilgrim city Janakpur across the border, he had no ... Read more...

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Nepalese journalist assaulted by American Club guard


April 27th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) Veteran Nepali journalist Yubaraj Ghimire, who also writes for the Indian Express, was assaulted by an armed police guard on duty at the American Recreation Centre ... Read more...

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Manisha Koirala denies divorce rumours


November 23rd, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 23 (IANS) Bollywood diva Manisha Koirala, who triggered a storm of gossip about an impending divorce following a hasty online comment, says things were blown out ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists want only Prachanda as Prime Minister


June 10th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 10 (ANI): The UCPN (Maoists) on Thursday put forward the name of party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal alias Prachanda for the post of Prime Ministerial in the to-be formed national ... Read more...

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Former Indian envoy KV Rajan hails Nepal’s peace process


June 9th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 9 (ANI): Former Indian Ambassador to Nepal KV Rajan complimented Nepal's initiative to strengthen democracy through the end of the conflict and completion of Constituent Assembly elections.Rajan said the world ... Read more...

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16 injured in clashes in Nepal on sixth day of Maoist strike


May 7th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 7 (ANI): At least 16 persons were injured when a clash broke out between the UCPN (Maoist) activists and locals participating in an anti-shutdown rally at Bhandardik of Lekhnath Municipality ... Read more...

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Nepal ruling parties press Madhav Kumar not to resign


May 1st, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 1 (ANI): Nepal ruling coalition government on Saturday pressed Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal not to resign and bow down to the mass demonstration of the Maoists.The joint meeting of ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ‘Living Goddess’ faces acid test


March 15th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 15 (IANS) One of the many thousands of students appearing for Nepal's tough school-leaving examinations is Chanira Bajracharya, who is also worshipped in Kathmandu's neighbouring Lalitpur city as Kumari, the ... Read more...

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‘Rann’ inspires Nepal’s Maoists


February 9th, 2010 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 9 (IANS) Two years after Ram Gopal Varma's remake of the Bollywood classic "Sholay" suffered censors' scissors in Nepal, the film director's new release "Rann" has met ... Read more...

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Indian army chief meets Nepal PM


January 21st, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 21 (ANI): Visiting Indian Army Chief General Deepak Kapoor met Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal here today.During the meeting that lasted nearly 30 minutes, they reportedly discussed Indian military aid ... Read more...

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Newsweek editor in Buddha controversy


January 2nd, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 2 (IANS) A year after Bollywood film "Chandni Chowk to China" triggered an uproar in Nepal with its claim that Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born ... Read more...

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‘Holy amulets’ land Indian in unholy row in Nepal


December 26th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 26 (IANS) An Indian has been arrested along with his Nepali partner for selling products described as amulets having supernatural powers in the Himalayan nation after complaints from some local ... Read more...

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Nepal’s bloodbath fair claims three Indian infants


November 25th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 25 (IANS) At least three Indian infants died due to cold in Nepal's most controversial religious fair, where thousands of animals and birds are being slaughtered by Indians and Nepalis, ... Read more...

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Over 100 dead, 4,000 hit as diarrhoea hits Nepal


July 9th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) Over 100 people have been killed and more than 4,000 affected as Nepal's ancient enemy diarrhoea struck remote districts, reports said. Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), Nepal's biggest rights ... Read more...

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Maoist’s politburo meeting put-off


May 9th, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): The Unified CPN (Maoist) politburo meeting at the Training Centre in Ravi Bhawan in the capital has been put-off till Sunday.A meeting was held for about three hours ... Read more...

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Nepal Army rejects coup reports


April 24th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Warily watching the dogged duel between its chief and the ruling Maoist party and grieving for the death of 13 soldiers in a forest fire, Nepal's ... Read more...

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Sikkim teen cheated by Nepali tout


April 24th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) An 18-year-old girl from India's Sikkim state has suffered for over two years after being duped by a Nepali tout, a report said. Januka Sharma, who dreamt of becoming ... Read more...

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Another Koirala eyes Bollywood


April 10th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) Almost two decades after Nepali beauty Manisha Koirala succeeded in carving out a niche for herself in India's fiercely competitive film industry Bollywood, a second ... Read more...

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Nepal Govt. names envoys for India, France


March 19th, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, March 19 (ANI): Nepal cabinet has named Dr Chandra Kanta Poudel and Maoist central leader Ram Karki as the ambassadors to India and France respectively. The ambassador-nominees are required to undergo ... Read more...

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Menon, Prachanda discuss Indo-Nepal agreement


February 17th, 2009 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 17 (ANI): Visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon today met Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda and discussed the progress made on agreements signed during Prachandas last visit to India. Kantipur quoted ... Read more...

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Basanti of `Sholay’ gets a namesake in Nepal


February 16th, 2009 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Decades after she won rave reviews playing Basanti, the chatterbox village belle with unparalleled skill in driving her horse cart, Bollywood icon Hema Malini has received an unexpected ... Read more...

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Some parties in Nepal trying to topple government


February 10th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 10 (ANI): Nepal Minister for Information and Communications Krishna Bahadur Mahara today accused some among the 18 political parties represented in the Constituent Assembly (CA) of trying to topple ... Read more...

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Maoist Government will prevail, claims Prachnada


February 10th, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 10 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has claimed that no attempt to bring down the Maoist-led government will succeed. Addressing a programme here on Monday Prachnada said that the leadership ... Read more...

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Koirala says Nepal neighbours views converging


February 9th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 9 (ANI): Nepali Congress (NC) President Girija Prasad Koirala has said that China and India were developing identical foreign policies on Nepal. Talking to mediapersons here on Sunday Koirala said, ... Read more...

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Nepal press still under threat, says International Media Mission


February 9th, 2009 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 9 (ANI): The International Press Freedom and Freedom of Expression Mission said that press freedom in Nepal continues to face serious threats. During a press conference here on Sunday, Thomas ... Read more...

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Nepal Cabinet decides to promulgate three ordinances


February 6th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 6 (ANI): Despite strong opposition from the Nepali Congress (NC), the Nepal cabinet has decided to promulgate three ordinances. The meeting held at Prime Minster''s office on Thursday introduced the ... Read more...

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Nepal Cabinet meeting postponed on ordinance issue


February 5th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 5 (ANI): The Nepal cabinet meeting has been postponed for the third consecutive time as the ruling coalition partners remained divided on whether to promulgate new ordinances. The Cabinet meeting ... Read more...

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Nepal President intensifies consultations on issuing ordinances


February 3rd, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 3 (ANI) Nepal President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today met several experts on promulgation of ordinances. Dr. Yadav, who has the right of putting an official stamp on the ordinances, ... Read more...

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Nepal lawmaker arrested for businessman’s murder


January 17th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 17 (IANS) A Nepali lawmaker, who won a seat in the constituent assembly last year despite being on the list of the country's most wanted criminals, was arrested Saturday evening ... Read more...

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Young Communist League pledges to implement pact


January 3rd, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 3 (ANI): Young Communist League (YCL) chief Ganesh Man Pun has said that the YCL would fully comply with the agreement between the Maoists and the Nepali Congress (NC). ... Read more...

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Nepal political parties vow to keep press free


December 30th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 30 (ANI): All 25 political parties in the Nepal Constituent Assembly (CA) have made a commitment to press freedom and asked the CPN (Maoist) not to use intimidation and ... Read more...

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Maoist, UML agree to enter a new understanding with Nepali Congress


December 26th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 26 (ANI): The CPN (Maoist) and the CPN-UML has agreed to enter into a new understanding with the Nepali Congress (NC) so as to take the peace process to ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress again boycotts Constituent Assembly session


December 25th, 2008 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 25 (ANI): Nepali Congress (NC) has boycotted the Constituent Assembly (CA) meeting held in the capacity of legislative assembly for the third consecutive time. Chief whip of NC parliamentary party ... Read more...

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Nepal constitutional committees to be formed today


December 15th, 2008 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 15 (ANI): Political parties in Nepal have submitted the list of their members who will participate in the committees to be formed under the Constituent Assembly (CA) and the ... Read more...

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Prachanda says barrel of gun still relevant in Nepal


December 13th, 2008 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 13 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda has said there is need to educate people about the positive aspects of violence in order to ensure that the recent political achievements ... Read more...

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