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India’s $3 bn oil stake in South Sudan now looks safe


August 4th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Aug 4 (IANS) The state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) can heave a sigh of relief, with signs of a truce, at least in oil, between Sudan ... Read more...

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South Sudan to get anti-aircraft missiles


May 17th, 2012 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Khartoum, May 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The chief of general staff of South Sudan's military has pledged that within a few months the country will acquire anti-aircraft missiles to defend its ... Read more...

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India taking tough line against China: analyst


April 10th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) India is an example of countries which take an aggressive line vis-a-vis China thanks to encouragement from the West, a Chinese commentary said Tuesday."The so-called 'China ... Read more...

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UNICEF appeals for $1.2 bn to help children in 2012


January 28th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year, with nearly one-third ... Read more...

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Unicef appeals for $1.3 bn


January 28th, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) Friday appealed for $1.28 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to children in over 25 countries this year."We have achieved many ... Read more...

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‘Bigg Boss-5′ has strong Nepal connection


October 3rd, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 3 (IANS) It's not just that one of the 14 contestants who entered the 'Bigg Boss' house in Mumbai Monday night for the fifth edition of Colour TV's ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Tibetan refugee resettlement plan still in doldrums


September 8th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 8 (IANS) Nearly six years after the then US president George W. Bush proposed to resettle in America around 5,000 Tibetan refugees, regarded as living in danger in ... Read more...

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Nepal-Tibet trade talks kick off


May 9th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) The two-day trade talks between Nepal and Tibet kicked off in Kathmandu Monday, seeking to ratchet up bilateral trade and cooperation.The Nepal-Tibet Trade Facilitation Committee talks ... Read more...

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Pakistan to sign extradition treaty with Uzbekistan


March 25th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/Tashkent, Mar 25(ANI): Pakistan is reportedly going to sign an extradition treaty with Uzbekistan as it faces security threats from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, whose militants are most ... Read more...

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Palace aide’s memoir bares China skeletons in Nepal cupboard (With images)


January 12th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 12 (IANS) The controversial memoir of a former top palace aide of Nepal, that has dragged India into dispute and besmirched the images of the former royals, also ... Read more...

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Nepal finally feels WikiLeaks heat


December 6th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) More than a week after whistleblower website WikiLeaks started to publish confidential US embassy cables, Nepal began to feel the heat Monday after a media report indicated that ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist chief leaves for China


October 22nd, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) Ignoring a growing political crisis at home and a call by the UN to redouble work on the wilting peace process, the chief of Nepal's largest ... Read more...

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9/11 terrorists didn’t come from Canada, US told


October 20th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 20 (IANS) Canada has once again rebutted the charges by American politicians that 9/11 hijackers entered the US from its northern neighbour.The rebuttal came after US Republican Senate candidate Sharron ... Read more...

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China pressures Nepal to disrupt Tibetan polls


October 4th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 4 (IANS) Nepal's giant northern neighbour China pressured the Himalayan republic into disrupting the 15th general election held by Tibetan refugees to choose a new prime minister and ... Read more...

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Miss Nepal faces acid test


September 1st, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 1 (IANS) As 18 young women wait for the curtain to go up and the Miss Nepal 2010 pageant to start at the Tribhuvan Army Officers' Club in ... Read more...

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South Korea launches anti-submarine exercise


August 5th, 2010 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 5 (DPA) The South Korean military started a five-day naval exercise Thursday near its disputed maritime border with the communist north, a local report said. The country's largest-ever anti-submarine drills are ... Read more...

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Scientists raise doubts over North’s hand behind sinking of S. Korean ship ‘Cheonan’


July 9th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): New research has suggested that North Korea may not have been responsible for the sinking of a South Korean warship, 'Cheonan' on 26 March 2010.According to the ... Read more...

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US extends wartime shield over South Korea


June 27th, 2010 - 8:49 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 27 (DPA) The US agreed Saturday that it would take command of South Korean forces in the case of an outbreak of war until at least 2015, a nod ... Read more...

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Tibetan refugees dying ‘by a thousand cuts’ in Nepal


June 19th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) Hunted down by armed Chinese security forces inside Nepal's territory and threatened with bullets by Nepal's police, thousands of Tibetan refugees in Nepal, including women and ... Read more...

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Jindal finally enters Nepal’s hydropower sector


May 29th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) After Indian infrastructure company GMR broke the ice in Nepal's hydropower sector and entered the Himalayan republic with a licence to develop the 900 MW Upper Karnali hydropower ... Read more...

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Magnitude-8.3 quake rocks Chile


February 27th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (DPA) A magnitude-8.3 earthquake struck Saturday near Chile's second-largest city, Concepcion, the US Geological Survey said. The quake hit at 3:34 A.M. (1204 IST) in the Pacific, 90 km north-north-east ... Read more...

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Seoul’s first strike threat ‘declaration of war’: North Korea


January 24th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 24 (DPA) North Korea warned Sunday that it regarded South Korea's threat of a military "first strike" as an "open declaration of war", the state-controlled KCNA news agency reported. Pyongyang's response ... Read more...

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Nepal to build on ties with China


December 1st, 2009 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 1 (IANS) Four months after his first official visit to India, Nepal's embattled Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal now heads to China in a bid ... Read more...

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Briton arrested with ‘contraband’ Indian currency in Nepal


November 16th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 16 (IANS) A Briton was arrested Monday at Nepal's only international airport for carrying high-denomination Indian currency notes which are deemed contraband in India's northern neighbour, police said. Venkatraman Jagannathan was ... Read more...

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China follows Indian cue, enters Nepal’s hydropower sector


November 8th, 2009 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) Nepal's northern neighbour China has picked up the cue from its business rival in the region India to gradually consolidate its toehold in this water-rich country's ... Read more...

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China lends Nepal $200mn for infrastructure


November 4th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 4 (IANS) Nepal's northern neighbour China Wednesday pledged a soft loan of $200 million for infrastructure-related projects in the Himalayan republic, including a 61 MW hydropower project. The Upper Trishuli power ... Read more...

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Last male bastion - panipuri vendor - falls in Nepal


October 14th, 2009 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Oct 14 (IANS) After an armed revolution transformed the world's only Hindu kingdom Nepal into a secular republic, now a pair of entrepreneurs have quietly ushered in a socio-cultural ... Read more...

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New Nepal PM to visit India Aug 18


August 1st, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 1 (IANS) Almost three months after he was sworn in as republican Nepal's second prime minister, veteran communist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal will begin his much-awaited visit to India ... Read more...

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First South Asian gay leaders’ summit to share strategies


June 23rd, 2009 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) Nearly a dozen gay leaders and minority rights activists will be meeting in New York Friday for the first South Asian Queer Leaders' Summit to discuss future strategies ... Read more...

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Shiney Ahuja’s arrest hogs Nepal media


June 16th, 2009 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) The news of rising Bollywood star Shiney Ahuja being sent to police custody on the charge of raping his teenaged domestic help has been splashed in the Nepali ... Read more...

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Antony takes charge as defence minister


May 25th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) A.K. Antony Monday took charge as defence minister for the second time amid increasing security concerns in the country's neighbourhood and cited infrastructure development in the northeast ... Read more...

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India concerned over Maoist doublespeak in Nepal


May 11th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu/New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India is blaming the growing gap between the Maoists' words and action, saying it caused the former guerrillas' own allies and major political parties to distrust them, ... Read more...

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Indians in Nepal can’t be bothered to vote


April 17th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) They think nothing of hopping across the border to India to attend a wedding, obtain medical treatment or attend business conferences.But tens of thousands of Indians ... Read more...

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Telecom mess prevents Nepalis from voting for ‘Indian Idol’


March 2nd, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) On Sunday night, Sourabhee Debbarma from Agartala, capital of India's Tripura state, made history by becoming the first woman to win the coveted "Indian Idol" title since its ... Read more...

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After India, China to send special envoy to Nepal


February 22nd, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 22 (IANS) A week after Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon visited Nepal to assess the progress of the commitments pledged between India and Nepal, it is now the turn of ... Read more...

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