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President focuses on cooperation in South Asia


March 12th, 2012 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) The government has pursued a policy of achieving socio-economic development and national security by promoting peace and regional cooperation in South Asia, President Pratibha ... Read more...

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Bhattarai recalls his wedding in Delhi!


October 20th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) On his first official visit to India as prime minister of Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai Thursday became emotive as he recalled his marriage 30 years ago ... 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 strong Chandigarh connections


August 30th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 30 (IANS) It is not usual for the head of a state and the leader of the government of that country to have a strong bond with a ... Read more...

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New Indian ambassador assumes office in Nepal


August 26th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) The new Indian ambassador to Nepal, Jayant Prasad, assumed office Friday after presenting his credentials to the head of state, President Ram Baran Yadav.The new envoy ... Read more...

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Krishna renews India’s commitment to provide all assistance to Nepal


April 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna on Thursday saidIndia remains committed to provide all assistance required by Nepal to set up a stable, inclusive, multi-party democracy.In an interaction ... Read more...

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Indian external affairs minister to visit Nepal


April 17th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Two months after Jhala Nath Khanal became the new prime minister of Nepal, India is sending its External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna to the country to ... Read more...

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New Nepal government mired in parliament crises


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 2 (IANS) Less than two months after he became the new prime minister of Nepal, courtesy a controversial deal with the former Maoist guerrillas, communist chief Jhala Nath ... Read more...

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Ex-Nepal PM Bhattarai’ last rites performed in Kathmandu


March 6th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 6(ANI): The last rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who breathed his last in Kathmandu on Friday, were performed at the Pashupati Aryaghat here with state honours ... Read more...

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Ex-Nepal PM Bhattarai’ last rites to be held on Sunday


March 5th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 5(ANI): The last rites of former Nepal Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, who breathed his last in Kathmandu on Friday, will be performed with state honours on Sunday.The Nepal government ... Read more...

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Nepal’s ‘Quit India’ fighter PM dies at 87


March 5th, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, lovingly dubbed the "saint prime minister" of Nepal for an exemplary political life untarnished by any scandal, and an active participant in India's ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists do u-turn on joining government


February 17th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Even a fortnight after becoming the new prime minister of Nepal, communist leader Jhala Nath Khanal's efforts to expand his four-member cabinet failed again Thursday with ... Read more...

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Nepal’s new PM sworn in amidst fresh discord


February 6th, 2011 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 6 (IANS) Though a seven-month-old political vacuum ended Sunday with Nepal's new Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal taking oath of office and secrecy, the swearing-in was marred by ... Read more...

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Manmohan congratulates Nepal’s PM-elect Khanal


February 4th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday congratulated Jhala Nath Khanal on his election as the prime minister of Nepal and underlined that he looked forward to working ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh congratulates new PM of Nepal


February 4th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has congratulated Jhalanath Khanal on his election as Nepal's new Prime Minister.Dr. Singh spoke to Prime Minister Khanal last evening ... Read more...

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UN hails end of crisis in Nepal


February 4th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) The UN has hailed the end of the seven-month political crisis in Nepal with the election of a new prime minister Thursday, urging the premier-elect ... Read more...

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Jhalanath Khanal elected new Prime Minister of Nepal


February 4th, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (ANI): Nepal's Parliament has elected CPN (UML) chairman Jhalanath Khanal as the 34th Prime Minister, ending the six-month long stalemate.The breakthrough came after opposition Unified CPN (Maoist) withdrew ... Read more...

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Man wins race, crowned Nepal’s new ‘PM’ (With images)


January 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 22 (IANS) More than six months after Nepal's prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned and warring political parties failed to name his successor even after 16 rounds of ... Read more...

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Nepal government asked to recall envoy to India


January 9th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) Thirty MPs cutting across party lines Sunday asked Nepal's caretaker government to recall the country's ambassador to India, Rukma Shumsher Rana, following his alleged involvement with ... Read more...

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Nepal fails to do justice to Manisha Koirala


December 10th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) Manisha Koirala, Bollywood's reigning diva in the 1990s, returns to her roots in Nepal after more than two decades Friday with the release of her ... Read more...

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Ex-Indian Idol Prashant Tamang is Nepal’s new ambassador


September 30th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 30 (IANS) After Indian cricket icon Sunil Gavaskar, Nepal has roped in former Indian Idol winner -- and the pride of Nepalis -- Darjeeling boy Prashant Tamang to ... Read more...

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Ousted Nepal king’s minister joins Maoists


September 29th, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 29 (IANS) Politics continued to bring together strange bed fellows in Nepal with a veteran politician, who had supported deposed king Gyanendra's coup and became minister in the ... Read more...

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Indian doctor is Nepal’s heart king


September 26th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 26 (IANS) As World Heart Day is celebrated globally Sunday, Indian doctor Bharat Rawat and his wife Anjali are preparing something special for a special heart patient admitted ... Read more...

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Kolkata to Kathmandu: Nepal’s long march to democracy


September 18th, 2010 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 18 (IANS) When Tundikhel, Nepal's Hyde Park, turned into a sea of humanity with flags fluttering and hundreds of people cheering the nation's oldest party's six-decade-long march for ... Read more...

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Indian jewellers strike gold in Nepal’s cinema


September 15th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 15 (IANS) At Kedarnath Road in Muzaffarpur town of India's Bihar state, the Sarafs are still remembered as a family of jewellers. But in Nepal, the family business ... Read more...

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Nepal’s first PM was a fighter for India’s freedom (Feature)


August 14th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) When Manisha Koirala visited a little-known museum in Kathmandu recently, it created a hype because she is a popular Bollywood star. However, few know that the ... Read more...

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Nepal to elect new PM on July 21


July 13th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 13 (IANS) The race for the new prime minister of Nepal kicked off Tuesday with parliamentarians fixing July 21 as the election date after the parties failed ... Read more...

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Nepal seeks Paul, the oracle


July 9th, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) After he finishes predicting the winner of the World Cup, would Paul, the octopus, now revered as Paul, the oracle, like to take up a new ... Read more...

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Manisha Turns Politician In Her First Film, Post Marriage


June 29th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 29, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Recently, Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala wedded a Nepali businessman Samrat Dahal. The actress has signed her first film, post marriage, where she will be essaying the ... Read more...

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Maoists should leave cantonement to hold any power-sharing talks: Nepal


May 9th, 2010 - 11:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, May 9 (ANI): Nepal's Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal on Sunday said the Maoists will have to leave cantonement and the confiscated pieces of land of common men be returned, for ... Read more...

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Manisha Koirala to wed Nepali businessman?


April 6th, 2010 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 6 (IANS) Bollywood actress and the daughter of one of the most powerful political houses in Nepal, Manisha Koirala, seems finally set to tie the knot - and in ... Read more...

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Nepal prepares for Koirala’s cremation (Lead)


March 21st, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Saluted and mourned by thousands nationwide, Nepal's peace architect and former prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala was set to be cremated Sunday, marking the end of an ... Read more...

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Nepal President condoles passing away of Girija Prasad Koirala


March 20th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, March 20 (ANI): Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav on Saturday condoled the passing away of former Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who died earlier in the day at his daughter ... Read more...

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Krishna condoles passing away of former Nepal PM Koirala


March 20th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 20 (ANI): Union External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna has condoled the passing away of former Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who died today at his daughter ... Read more...

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