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Nepal parties seek more time to settle statute row


April 23rd, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) Major political parties of Nepal Monday sought two more days to thrash out contentious issues that have held up their constitution drafting.The Himalayan country's political parties ... Read more...

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Over 6,000 Maoists ‘retire’ in Nepal


April 20th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) A total of 6,574 ex-Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), the (UCPN-M)'s People's Liberation Army (PLA) combatants, have opted for voluntary retirement, a report said.The step ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoist chief resurfaces after 48 hours


September 11th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 11 (IANS) After dropping out of public eye for 48 hours and triggering intense speculation about his disappearance, the chief of Nepal's ruling Maoist party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoist chief in India?


September 10th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 10 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's ruling Maoist party and former Nepali prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda is in India, according to Nepal's media fraternity.The former revolutionary, ... Read more...

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Will 13 prove lucky for Nepal’s new PM?


September 5th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 5 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's ruling Maoist party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, Monday publicly threw his weight behind his deputy and new Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai, a ... Read more...

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India treads gingerly in Nepal


August 31st, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 31 (IANS) Amidst speculation in Nepal that New Delhi was far more enthused over the election of Baburam Bhattarai as Nepal's new prime minister than over the ... Read more...

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Nepal’s new Maoist PM sworn-in amid growing challenges


August 29th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 29 (IANS) Despite commanding widespread respect for his financial acumen and clean image, Nepal's newly-elected Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai faces daunting challenges as he assumed office Monday ... Read more...

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JNU scholar is Nepal’s new PM (Profile)


August 28th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 28 (IANS) A village boy from western Nepal's Gorkha district, that was once also the bastion of Nepal's Shah kings, Baburam Bhattarai, who was elected Sunday as ... Read more...

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Maoists return to power in Nepal


August 28th, 2011 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 28 (IANS) Against the backdrop of violent protests in Kathmandu and outside, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas returned to power Sunday, two years after the fall of their first ... Read more...

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UN denies signing controversial Buddha birthplace deal


August 19th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) The controversy surrounding a little-known Hong Kong-based organisation's claim that it was going to develop the Buddha's birthplace in Nepal into a "Buddhist Mecca" in a ... Read more...

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Nepal president wants new government by Sunday


August 15th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav Monday gave the warring parties time till next Sunday to form a national government after Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal tendered ... Read more...

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Nepal PM stays on as allies warn of constitutional crisis (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal failed to carry out his pledge to step down Saturday after his allies urged him not to, warning that ... Read more...

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Nepal awaits prime minister’s resignation


August 13th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) Caught between an implacable opposition and a feckless ally, Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal began to make last-ditch attempts to save his floundering government Saturday ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to quit Saturday


August 10th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Nepal's six-month-old communist-led coalition government is poised to fall, with Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal informing parliament Wednesday that he would step down Saturday.The embattled communist ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists defend disputed Buddha birthplace deal


August 10th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Almost a fortnight after controversy erupted over a questionable deal to develop the sacred birthplace of the Buddha in Nepal by a Chinese organisation, the Maoists ... Read more...

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Maoist ‘child soldiers’ on warpath again


August 8th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 8 (IANS) Anger, frustration and grief simmered among the former "child soldiers" of Nepal's ruling Maoist party Monday as police arrested over 40 of them, including young women, ... Read more...

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US clears Nepal for investment


June 29th, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) Despite continued political instability in Nepal and the largest party in the ruling alliance still tagged a terrorist organisation by the US State Department, Washington is ... Read more...

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Nepal campaigners seek halt to MPs’ foreign junkets


June 2nd, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 2 (IANS) A new pressure group of Nepali people, who were brought together by social networking site Facebook, has asked Nepal's international donors to stop funding foreign ... Read more...

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Crisis in Nepal as Maoists refuse to surrender arms


May 26th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 26 (IANS) Nepal began inching towards a dire constitutional meltdown two days later with its former Maoist guerrillas, who are now in the government, refusing to surrender the ... Read more...

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Death threat exposes chasm among Nepal Maoists


May 17th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) After battling the government for 10 years, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas are now fighting among themselves with assaults and death threats exposing the growing chasm between ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks one year more to write new constitution (Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) With only 16 days left to write a new constitution, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Thursday rushed back home, cutting short a foreign junket ... Read more...

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Nepal government seeks more time to complete new constitution


May 12th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) With only 16 days left to ready a new constitution and facing his ouster from power, Nepal's beleaguered Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal Thursday rushed back ... Read more...

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Maoists deny anti-India activities, raise counter-charges (Lead)


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists have rejected Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's view that they are involved in anti-India attacks, and have instead raised concerns at "obstructions" ... Read more...

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Maoists keen to improve ties with India, Prachanda tells Krishna


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Friday held one of the most crucial meetings of his three-day visit to Nepal, discussing bilateral relations and attacks on ... Read more...

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Krishna visit success hinges on meeting with Prachanda


April 21st, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) The success of Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's three-day visit to Nepal will depend, to a large extent, on his meeting Friday with Maoist leader ... Read more...

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Krishna holds bilateral talks, sets stage for Nepal PM’s visit


April 20th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Wednesday began bilateral talks in Nepal, according top priority to ties with the neighbouring country and setting the stage for ... Read more...

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Biopic makes world’s shortest man walk tall


April 17th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Khagendra Thapa Magar, the 19-year-old who is the shortest man in Nepal, and indeed in the whole world, is walking tall after having his biopic made.Magar, ... Read more...

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Envoy protests anti-India activity by Nepal Maoists


April 16th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 16 (IANS) Ahead of Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's proposed visit, India has lodged protests with Nepal over the Maoist party stepping up anti-India activities, including the ... 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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Nepal’s Maoists finally return to power (Lead)


March 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 4 (IANS) After the fall of their government in May 2009, Nepal's former guerrilla party, the Maoists, finally returned to power Friday despite a protracted battle over power-sharing.In ... Read more...

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Warring Nepal Maoists finally name ministers


March 4th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 4 (IANS) After a protracted battle with their ruling ally, followed by fierce wrangling within its own top leaders, Nepal's Maoist party Friday finally announced the names of ... Read more...

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Nepal’s Maoists finally set to join government


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 3 (IANS) Almost 23 months after the first government headed by the former Maoist guerrillas collapsed, the once underground party is now set to return to power after ... Read more...

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Indians chronicle Nepal Maoist war on screen


February 17th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) It was an unusual scene in Kathmandu Thursday with two top leaders of Nepal's Maoist party - chairman and former prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda ... Read more...

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Conflict between parties delaying Nepal’s cabinet expansion: Experts


February 14th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 14 (ANI): The delay in the formation of the cabinet after Jhalanath Khanal took oath as Prime Minister on February 3, is being viewed by experts as a conflict between ... Read more...

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New Nepal PM sidesteps first foreign trip row


February 11th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 11 (IANS) Adroitly sidestepping the row dogging the first foreign trips of Nepal's prime ministers, new premier Jhala Nath Khanal said his first destination abroad would be neither ... Read more...

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