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Indian foreign secretary’s Nepal visit ends


January 20th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao made a low-key departure from Nepal Thursday after wrapping up her three-day visit to Nepal.Rao, the first senior Indian official to ... Read more...

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Maoists keep GMR power project under siege in Nepal


June 4th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) Four months after Maoists obstructed work on a hydropower project in northwest Nepal, the venture with high Indian stake continues to lie paralysed with the Nepal ... Read more...

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Maoists stop work at another Indian venture in Nepal


February 16th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) As Nepal's first President Ram Baran Yadav began his maiden state visit to India to cement ties with the neighbouring country, the country's former Maoist guerrillas have prevented ... Read more...

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Powerless Nepal loses lustre as New Year destination


December 29th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 29 (IANS) Slapped with a 51-hour weekly power outage from Wednesday and a warning that next month it could go up to 12 hours a day, Nepal has begun to ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks strong economic ties with China (Second Lead)


December 26th, 2009 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Dec 26 (IANS) With bilateral trade topping $304 million in the first 10 months of this year, the visiting Nepali prime minister will push for stronger economic cooperation with China when ... Read more...

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Nepal PM arrives in China, seeks to boost economic ties (Lead)


December 26th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, Dec 26 (IANS) Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal arrived here Saturday as part of a six-day visit to China to boost bilateral cooperation. This was his first official visit to ... Read more...

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Nepal PM begins China visit


December 26th, 2009 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 26 (IANS) Accompanied by three ministers, Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal Saturday left for his first official visit to China, pledging it would create a new high in economic ... Read more...

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Prachanda says he didn’t propose Girija Prasad Koirala as PM


October 6th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct 6 (ANI): Maoist chairman Prachanda has dismissed news reports that he offered Prime Minister's post to Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala during a secret meeting held at former royal ... Read more...

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Special Committee to integrate Nepal Maoist combatants


September 6th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sep.6 (ANI): A Special Committee has been tasked with the responsibility of supervising, integrating and rehabilitating Maoist combatants and to bring them under its command.Its technical committee has been told to ... Read more...

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Nepal’s child soldiers to be freed finally


July 16th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 16 (IANS) Some of them took up arms when they were as young as 12. Some did it because their parents were dead and some to avenge a dead relative. Now ... Read more...

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Rising daughter adds to Nepal’s cabinet chaos


June 4th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 4 (IANS) She has been likened to India's Indira Gandhi and Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina. However, the rise of Sujata Koirala, Nepal's first daughter, has now added to the chaos confounding ... 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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Three Maoists sent to police custody in West Bengal


April 1st, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 1 (IANS) A West Bengal court Wednesday remanded three suspected Maoists, arrested with arms in West Midnapore district, to 12-day police remand, the police said. "Acting on a tip-off, we ... Read more...

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Maoists to discharge 4,000 fighters from guerrilla army


February 6th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 6 (IANS) Three years after signing a peace pact and ending their decade-old armed insurrection, Nepal's Maoists have now finally begun the tough task of addressing the future of their ... Read more...

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Nepal cabinet approves ordinances on investment board and SEZ


January 29th, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Jan 29 (ANI): Nepal Cabinet has promulgated two ordinances, one on forming the investment board and another on Special Economic Zones (SEZ). Nepalnews quoted government spokesperson and the Minister for Information ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress objects to setting up of State restructuring ministry


October 21st, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct 21 (ANI): The Nepali Congress (NC) has raised objections to the government decision to allocate a budget for the newly set up Ministry of State Restructuring and demanded that ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Terai party wrests tax relief for Indian transporters


September 30th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 30 (IANS) Nepal's debutant Terai Madhes Loktantrik Party (TMLP), which emerged as the fifth largest party in the April general election, has been able to wrest a major tax relief ... Read more...

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Agenda for Prachanda’’s India visit next week


September 9th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sept 9 (ANI): Nepali Congress has urged the government to set a national agenda to be taken up during Prime Minister Prachanda''s India visit scheduled early next week through comprehensive ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress to explore option of reviving NC-UML-MJF alliance


August 14th, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (ANI): The Nepali Congress (NC) has decided to explore the option of reviving the alliance among the NC, the Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum ... Read more...

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Koirala readies to quit Nepal PM’s official residence


August 14th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) After deposed king Gyanendra's exit from the Narayanhity royal palace, it is now Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's turn to quit his official residence ... Read more...

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Top Nepali parties fight for PM post


August 14th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (ANI): The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) and the Nepali Congress (NC) are all set to file their candidacies for the election of the Prime Minister to be ... Read more...

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Maoist-led national consensus govt should be formed in Nepal: PM Koirala


August 9th, 2008 - 10:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, August 9 (ANI): Nepals Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala said on Saturday that a consensus government led by the Maoists should be formed. According to Kantipur, in a meeting with Unified ... Read more...

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Economic agenda priority in SAARC summit: Nepal Finance Minister


July 30th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 30 (ANI): Nepals Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat today said that the economic agenda will be given emphasis at the 15th South Asian Association Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit ... Read more...

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Nepali Congress meeting ends inconclusively


July 26th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu , July 26 (ANI): The meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the Nepali Congress (NC) to discuss the partys earlier strategies ended inconclusively here today.During the meeting, most ... Read more...

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Stick to Indian rupee exchange rate, IMF tells Nepal


June 28th, 2008 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked Nepal to stick to the current exchange rate with the Indian rupee, saying the consistent pegging had helped avert inflation and ... Read more...

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Nepal protesters demand compensation for slain ITC worker


June 21st, 2008 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Agitated workers at Indian firm ITC's tobacco factory in Nepal, who went on strike from Thursday and blocked the highway to protest against the murder of ... Read more...

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Nepal parties divided over army integration


June 14th, 2008 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 14 (ANI): The top three Nepal's parties are still divided on modality and process of integration between the Nepal Army and the Maoist combatants. Speaking at a function on ... Read more...

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Panel formed to break deadlock in Nepal


June 8th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu , June 8 (ANI): The meeting of the top leaders of three parties, Nepali Congress (NC), Maoists and Unified Marxist Leninist (UML) on Sunday decided to form a joint panel ... Read more...

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Two NC leaders win Nuwakot-2, Dadeldhura constituencies


April 14th, 2008 - 4:12 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Apr 14 (ANI): Two senior leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) have won the Nuwakot-2 and the Dadeldhura constituencies. Finance Minister Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat won the Nuwakot-2 constituency by ... Read more...

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“India betrayed me”, Koirala laments


February 21st, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Feb.21 (ANI): Nepal's India-born Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has charged New Delhi with having betrayed him on the issue of the kidney scam that rocked India and the world earlier ... Read more...

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