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Third round of Nepal prime ministerial election today


August 2nd, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 2 (ANI): Nepal Parliament will conduct a third runoff election for the post of prime minister today after previous two elections failed to elect a prime minister.UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa ... Read more...

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Voting for new Nepal PM today


July 21st, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 21 (ANI): The voting process for electing a new Nepal Prime Minister will take place on Wednesday.The race for the prime minister's post will be between the big three leaders ... Read more...

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Maoist-led govt acceptable in Nepal if past pacts implemented: UML


July 2nd, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 2 (ANI): The CPN-UML has said the leadership of the UCPN (Maoist) for the next government could be considered only if the latter implements past agreements.A standing committee meeting of ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoist Chairman Prachanda downplays party’s plan to declare ‘constitution’ from streets


May 21st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 21 (ANI): Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has clarified that his party is not going to declare what it calls the people's Constitution from the streets on May 29 ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists picket Singha Durbar, six injured in Maitighar


May 9th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): Cadres of the Unified CPN (Maoist) staged a protest outside the country's administrative hub, Singha Durbar, as part of their fourth -phase agitation against the present government on ... Read more...

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NC, UML stick to old stance: Nepal PM not stepping down


May 7th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 7 (ANI): The Nepali Congress (NC) and the CPN-UML has reiterated their stance that the Prime Minister cannot step down because of Maoist street agitations.In a two-party meeting held here, ... Read more...

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Indian envoy Sood meets Prachanda on Maoist strike


May 6th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 6 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood on Thursday met Unified CPN (Maoist) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' and discussed issues related to the ongoing Maoist agitation.During the ... Read more...

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India regrets cancellation of Nepal passport-making contract


April 14th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 14 (ANI): India has expressed regret over the cancellation of a contractto supply of Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) to Nepal following Kathmandu's politically motivated decision.Issuing a statement here on Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Nepal Govt revokes passport printing deal with India


April 12th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 12 (ANI): The Nepal Government has revoked its decision to give the contract of printing Machine-Readable Passports (MRPs) to India.A cabinet meeting held on Sunday evening at the Prime ... Read more...

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Scrap MRP deal with India: UML


April 11th, 2010 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 11 (ANI): The CPN-UML has urged the government to scrap its decision to award the contract of Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) to an Indian government undertaking.A meeting of the UML ... Read more...

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Nepal Parliament passes 2009-10 budget


November 25th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): The Nepal Parliament formally passed the annual budget for fiscal 2009-10 on Wednesday after months of delay caused by the Maoist obstruction.Finance Minister Surendra Pandey tabled the financial ... 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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Nepal Maoists want to change national flag


September 17th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Sep 17 (ANI): A fresh dispute over the Nepal national flag has erupted between the UCPN (Maoist) and the other parties.The parties are divided on whether to retain the current flag ... Read more...

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Nepal, India set to ink two key treaties during PM’s visit


August 15th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (NAI): Nepal's Minister for Commerce and Supplies Rajendra Mahato has said that Nepal and India will ink two key treaties to boost bilateral trade and provide more trade facilities ... Read more...

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Nemwang confident that Nepal will get new constitution on time


August 14th, 2009 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (ANI): Nepal Constituent Assembly chairman Subash Nemwang has expressed confidence that the country will get a new Constitution within the stipulated time.At a time when constitution-drafting process has taken ... Read more...

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No arms deal with India: Nepal Defense Minister


August 7th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Aug 7 (ANI): Nepal Defense Minister Bidhya Bhandari who returned to Kathmandu from New Delhi refuted any agreement with the Indian government regarding the import of arms."There is no agreement on ... Read more...

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Prachanda hopes for formation of new Maoist-led government in Nepal


July 2nd, 2009 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 2 (ANI): Former Nepal Prime Minister and Unified CPN (Maoist) Chairman Prachanda has claimed that a new government under the leadership of his party would be formed within next one-and-half ... Read more...

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Nepal cabinet overturns Army Chief’s sacking order


June 19th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 19 (ANI): Lawmakers of the CPN (UML) have criticised the Nepal cabinet decision to overturn the previous government's decision taken on March 3 to sack Army Chief Rookmangud Katawal and ... Read more...

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Nepal, India sign MoUs under SAARC cooperation


June 9th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 9 (ANI): Nepal and India signed four Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) aimed at fostering cooperation under the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) framework here on Monday.The MOUs ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to visit India, Egypt


June 9th, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 9 (ANI): Visiting Indian Joint Secretary Satish C. Mehta and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood met Foreign Secretary Gyan Chandra Acharya on Monday and discussed Prime Minister Madhav Kumar ... Read more...

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Shutdown cripples life in Nepal


June 8th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, June 8 (ANI): Normal life in the Terai and eight districts of Gandaki and Dhaulagiri zones of Nepal has been paralysed on Monday due to the shutdown called by the Madheshi ... Read more...

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Nepal celebrates first Republic Day


May 29th, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 29 (ANI): Nepal's first Republic Day is being celebrated on Friday throughout the nation with various programmes, exactly one year after the Constituent Assembly declared Nepal a republic on May ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh invites Nepal PM to visit India


May 27th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has congratulated his Nepalese counterpart Madhav Kumar Nepal on his appointment as Prime Minister and invited the latter to visit India.Sending a ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to address nation today


May 26th, 2009 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 26 (ANI): Newly elected Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal will address the nation on Tuesday afternoon.He will address the nation from his office in Singha Durbar at 4.00 pm.He ... Read more...

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Madhav Kumar Nepal says peace, constitution-drafting top priorities


May 25th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 25 (ANI): Newly elected Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal today said that bringing the peace process to its logical conclusion and drafting a new Constitution would be the top priorities ... 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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Nepal to elect new Prime Minister on Saturday


May 22nd, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 22 (ANI): The advisory committee on parliamentary procedures has decided to hold the election for new Prime Minister on Saturday.During a meeting on Thursday, the committee has also handed over ... Read more...

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Madhav Kumar could become new Nepal PM: Report


May 17th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) Madhav Kumar Nepal could become the new prime minister of Nepal with his CPN-UML-led alliance getting the crucial support from a Madheshi Janadhikar Forum (MJF) faction, media reports ... Read more...

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Efforts on to form Government in Nepal


May 14th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 14 (ANI): A meeting of the Nepali Congress (NC), the CPN-UML and the Nepal Sadbhawana Party is underway here today as an attempt to the new government formation.The Nepali Congress ... 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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Nepal PM Prachanda resigns


May 4th, 2009 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 4 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' today announced resignation from his post after President Ram Baran Yadav vetoed the government's decision to sack Chief of Army Staff, ... Read more...

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Nepal PM’s visit to China cancelled


April 25th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's visit to China has been cancelled due to soaring tensions between his government and the Nepal Army over the Chief of Army Staff ... 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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Polling begins for Nepal by-elections


April 10th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 10 (ANI): Voting has begun for the Constituent Assembly (CA) by-election for six vacant constituencies in five districts this morning.The polling is being held one year after the CA ... Read more...

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Indian envoy urges Nepal to maintain security along the border


March 27th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 27 (ANI): Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood urged cooperation from the Nepal Government for maintaining security along the border in view of the upcoming general elections in India.Sood urged ... Read more...

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