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Gyanendra Shah wishes reinstatement as Nepal’s monarch


July 8th, 2012 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 8 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah has said for the first time that he wants to return to the throne, Xinhua reported.In an interview, the ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist PM yields to brotherly love


October 28th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 28 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Friday broke away from the official policy of his once underground organisation not to participate in religious rituals by taking ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks to stop blood bath at biggest Hindu festival


September 28th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 28 (IANS) As the former Hindu kingdom of Nepal starts observing its biggest Hindu festival from Wednesday, the new government's austerity measures and a dogged campaign by animal ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to parley with Indian PM, Chinese president


September 18th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) Nepal's new Maoist Prime Minister, Baburam Bhattarai, will hold bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, and Chinese President Hu Jintao in New York ... Read more...

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Another Indian investment flounders in Nepal


September 17th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 17 (IANS) Yet another Indian investment is in trouble in Nepal after Indian tobacco giant ITC's joint venture shut down its garments factory and the Manipal Group has ... Read more...

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Scrap court verdict against Nepal Maoists, Bhattarai tells India


September 13th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 13 (IANS) As outrage grew in his party over an Indian court sentencing 11 of its leaders to imprisonment, Nepal's new Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai Tuesday held ... Read more...

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Indian court sentencing Nepal’s Maoists causes ripples


September 12th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) The reported ruling by an Indian court slapping 11 Nepali Maoist leaders with prison and other punishments has created ripples in Nepal.The Patna High Court in ... 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 parties get three more days to form government (Lead)


August 21st, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) Echoing past history, Nepal's warring parties failed to name a new consensual prime minister as the week-long deadline given by President Ram Baran Yadav ended at ... Read more...

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UN concern as Nepal’s government formation deadline ends


August 21st, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 21 (IANS) A concerned UN sent its envoy to Nepal as the deadline for forming a new government neared its end Sunday with the two main rivals still ... Read more...

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China surges ahead with economic diplomacy in Nepal


August 18th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) A massive 60-member Chinese delegation headed by President Hu Jintao's special envoy wound up their three-day formal visit to Nepal Thursday with the message that Beijing ... Read more...

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Battle hots up for Nepal PM’s post


August 16th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 16 (IANS) The battle for Nepal's new prime minister hotted up Tuesday with the major parties stepping up negotiations after President Ram Baran Yadav gave them till Sunday ... Read more...

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‘Nepal king ordered destruction of Buddha statue’


August 8th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 8 (IANS) A former Nepali minister Monday said then King Birendra of Nepal had ordered the demolition of a Buddha statute.Veteran politician Homnath Dahal, who was local development ... 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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Tibetan refugees ask Nepal to address rights in new constitution


August 5th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 5 (IANS) Hounded by security forces and deprived of most of their rights as refugees, Nepal's vulnerable Tibetan diaspora Friday urged the government to address the rights of ... Read more...

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Nepal government loses Pashupatinath battle


July 31st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) Nepal's beleaguered communist government, facing an imminent threat of dissolution, received a fresh blow Sunday with the Supreme Court preventing it from tangling with the trust ... Read more...

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Fresh legal battles erupt over Nepal’s Pashupatinath temple


July 29th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) The 17th century Pashupatinath temple that is also a Unesco-declared World Heritage Site is now tangled in fresh legal disputes with seven officials of the trust ... Read more...

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Fresh legal battles over Nepal’s Pashupatinath shrine


July 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) Nepal's oldest Hindu shrine, the 17th century temple of Pashupatinath that is also a Unesco-declared World Heritage Site, is now tangled in fresh legal disputes with ... Read more...

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After Dalai Lama, Nepal celebrates last king’s birthday


July 7th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) Close on the heels of Nepal's government banning any public celebration of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama's 76th birthday, a small but loyal group of royalists ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh, Bihar turning Nepal into hub of small arms


June 16th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) As over 70 countries in the world Thursday begin observing the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence, peace activists rue that even five years after ... Read more...

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Nepal government bans protests near parliament


May 24th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 24 (IANS) With just four days left before a potential constitutional meltdown, Nepal's communist-Maoist government Tuesday clamped prohibitions near the parliament building, banning all protests and rallies within ... 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 sacrifices over 700 animals on Buddha birth anniversary


May 17th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) As Nepal's government awarded the first international award constituted to honour Gautam Buddha, the apostle of peace and non-violence, and peace rallies countrywide celebrated the icon's ... Read more...

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Nepal ignores Krishna’s concern on telecom JV


April 29th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) Even nine days after Nepal assuring visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna that it would "amicably resolve" issues plaguing Indian telecom joint venture United Telecom ... 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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Ex-Nepal army chief to launch new party


April 15th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) A controversial former chief of Nepal's army, who was instrumental in the collapse of the republic's first Maoist government two years ago, is now poised to ... Read more...

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Deposed Nepal king heads for India again


March 10th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah is leaving for India Thursday to attend a family wedding, making it the second visit to the neighbouring country ... Read more...

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Nepal’s casinos get the axe


February 14th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) After months of a grim battle between Nepal's communist-led government and the republic's casinos, where an Indian businessman held major stakes, the death knell finally sounded ... Read more...

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After 33 years, it’s ‘homecoming’ for Nepal president


January 28th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) It was a trip down the memory lane for Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav who on Friday returned to the city where he had taken his ... Read more...

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Kolkata college readies red carpet for old boy - Nepal’s president


January 25th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 25 (IANS) On Friday, when Calcutta Medical College celebrates its 177th Foundation Day, the festivities will include laying out the red carpet for an old boy who rose to ... Read more...

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Indian telecom JV reels under step-motherly treatment in Nepal


January 18th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's first private telecom operator continues to reel under the stepmotherly treatment meted out to it by deposed king Gyanendra's regime in 2005, with its business ... Read more...

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Nepal’s king traded Tibetan refugees for US support: WikiLeaks


January 15th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) After ordering the closure of the Dalai Lama's envoy's office in Kathmandu and taking over absolute power with a military-backed bloodless coup in 2005, Nepal's King ... Read more...

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Nepal launches tourism gala to exorcise civil war, IA hijack ghosts


January 14th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 14 (IANS) Twelve years after the hijack of an Indian Airlines aircraft, followed by a decade of civil war, devastated Nepal's economy, the Himalayan republic Friday kicked off ... Read more...

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Nepal’s 2010 marred by political duels


December 31st, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 31 (IANS) Nepal's politics, marked by ugly feuds for power and vertical splits, retained its grim characteristics till the very end of 2010, ignoring a looming crisis only ... Read more...

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