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Fear mounts over fate of firearms as UN mission ends in Nepal


January 10th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) As a top UN official confirmed Monday that the world body would pull out of Nepal's floundering peace process Friday midnight, there is mounting uncertainty - ... Read more...

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UN mired in exit row in Nepal


January 8th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 8 (IANS) With just a week left for its exit from Nepal's flailing peace process, the UN has become mired in an ugly row with the government, army ... Read more...

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Risks growing in Nepal, warns top UN envoy


January 6th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 6 (IANS) With less than 10 days left before the UN ends its peace mission in Nepal, there is little progress on the critical issues of forming a ... Read more...

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UN asks Nepal to speed up peace deal


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 22 (IANS) The UN agency assisting Nepal's protracted peace process Wednesday asked the major parties in the Himalayan country to speed up the deal, underlining that it will ... Read more...

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Nepal’s battle with UN intensifies despite extension


September 16th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) Though the UN Security Council unanimously agreed to continue its assistance in Nepal's peace process for four more months, the government Thursday criticised the reports tabled ... Read more...

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Army chief wants exit of UN mission in Nepal


August 21st, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug.21 (ANI): The Nepal Army has told the government not to extend the term of the UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).Chief of Army Staff, General Chatraman Singh Gurung, is reported to ... Read more...

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UN restive at Nepal impasse


July 27th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) The failure of Nepal's major political parties to form a new government more than a month after the prime minister quit has made the UN restive, ... Read more...

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Time running out for Nepal, warns UN


May 14th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 14 (IANS) With less than a fortnight left for Nepal's parliament to be dissolved and the major parties still unable to agree on the future course of action, ... Read more...

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UN Security Council meets to discuss peace process in Nepal


May 6th, 2010 - 3:26 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The United Nations (UN) Security Council met on Wednesday to discuss the mandate of the UN mission to assist with the peace process in Nepal, where the ... Read more...

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Maoist red sea paralyses Kathmandu, PM to address nation


May 1st, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people in red T-shirts and red caps and waving the red flag of Nepal's opposition Maoist party swamped Kathmandu on May ... Read more...

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UN refuses to provide Nepal ‘confidential’ Maoist data


February 26th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 26 (IANS) The UN agency entrusted with supervising the Maoist party's guerrilla army in Nepal and their arms has angered the government by refusing to divulge the "confidential information" sought ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists free all child soldiers


February 8th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 8 (IANS) Assisted by the UN and its partner agencies, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Monday finally released the last of the child soldiers they had recruited in the ... 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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UN concerned over delays in Nepal’s peace process


July 31st, 2009 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 31 (DPA) The UN Friday expressed worries over delays in Nepal's peace process by squabbles among political parties. Karin Landgren, chief of the UN Mission in Nepal, said it was a ... Read more...

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UN discourages renewal of Indian military aid to Nepal (Lead)


July 24th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) Amidst the growing controversy over the resumption of Indian military assistance to Nepal, the UN Friday said such a gesture would violate the peace pact between ... Read more...

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UN extends Nepal mission


July 24th, 2009 - 2:40 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 24 (Xinhua) The UN Security Council Thursday decided to extend its mission in Nepal by six months until January next year. The decision was taken through a vote by the ... Read more...

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Pesticide exposure doubles one’s blood disorder risk


June 13th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 13 (ANI): An American study has shown that exposure to certain pesticides doubles a person's risk of developing an abnormal blood condition called monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)-a condition ... Read more...

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Indian envoy, UNMIN chief meet M K Nepal


May 25th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 25 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood and United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) chief Karen Ladgren have separately met newly elected Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal at the ... Read more...

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UN Nepal mission rejects criticism over Maoist verification


May 20th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 20 (DPA) The United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) defended itself late Tuesday against criticism from Nepalese political parties over its role in the verification process of Maoist combatants. The verification ... Read more...

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Prachanda meets envoys, foreign donors


May 11th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 11 (ANI): Ambassadors from 16 countries, multinational donors and chief of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) Karen Landgren have jointly called on acting Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda here ... Read more...

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CPN-UML central committee meeting begins


May 8th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 8 (ANI): The central committee meeting of the CPN-UML began here today to name the leader of proposed ruling coalition.The meeting has been called at a time when the Nepali ... Read more...

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UN mission likely to stay on in Nepal


May 8th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) The political wing of the UN, which made a controversial entry in Nepal two years ago to assist the peace process, is likely to get a ... Read more...

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Nepal prime minister offers olive branch to India


May 8th, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) After blaming India for the failure to sack the army chief and accusing it of interfering in his country's internal matters, Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister Pushpa ... Read more...

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Prachanda meets Koirala to discuss political scenario in Nepal


May 8th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 8 (ANI): Nepal caretaker Prime Minister and Maoist party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda met Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala to discuss the political scenario in the aftermath of ... Read more...

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UN asks Nepal parties to honour peace pacts


May 5th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 5 (IANS) As the rift between Nepal's Maoists and the other political parties deepened following the resignation of Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked ... Read more...

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Nepal PM starts talks with diplomatic mission chiefs on future of COAS


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has started talks with the diplomatic mission chiefs here over the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Rookmangad Katawal row.Envoys from eight countries ... Read more...

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