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Nepal snubs Indian call for second consulate


October 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 27 (IANS) Despite the apparent bonhomie during Nepalese Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai's maiden official visit to New Delhi this month and his assertion that it created trust between ... 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 Maoist minister faces arrest for Hindu leader’s murder


September 27th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 27 (IANS) Within hours of returning home from attending the UN General Assembly meet in New York, Nepal's new Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai finds himself plunged into ... Read more...

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Manisha stands by Miss Nepal


August 31st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 31 (IANS) Though its biggest sponsor Dabur Nepal abandoned Miss Nepal, Nepal's oldest and best-known beauty pageant, Bollywood diva Manisha Koirala threw her weight behind the once beleaguered ... Read more...

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Dress code divides Nepal


August 26th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 26 (IANS) Three years ago, when Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, the leader of Nepal's 10-year communist revolution, re-appeared in parliament as the nation's first Maoist prime minister, he ... Read more...

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Indian Army veteran fights toughest battle in Nepal


August 14th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) As India readies to celebrate its 65th Independence Day Monday, the battle however is far from being over for an Indian Army veteran, who is now ... 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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Nepal Maoists inked secret pact with Chinese NGO


August 9th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 9 (IANS) A controversial deal between a Chinese organisation and a UN agency to develop the birthplace of the Buddha in southern Nepal, that was repudiated by a ... Read more...

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‘Nepal king ordered destruction of Buddha statue’


August 8th, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 8 (IANS) A former Nepali minister Monday said then King Birendra of Nepal had ordered the demolition of a Buddha statute.Veteran politician Homnath Dahal, who was local development ... Read more...

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Nepal to mourn Mumbai, Norway attack victims


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 3 (IANS) Exactly a month after three synchronised explosions in India's business capital Mumbai claimed 24 lives, the dead as well as the nearly 150 people injured will ... Read more...

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Concern in Nepal as China tries to ‘develop’ Buddha legacy


July 28th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 28 (IANS) A Chinese NGO's claim that it has signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the birthplace of the Buddha, a town in southern Nepal, has triggered ... Read more...

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Dabur parts ways with Miss Nepal


July 26th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) Dogged by controversies and hounded by Maoists, Indian FMCG company Dabur India's joint venture in Nepal has decided to part ways with Miss Nepal, the republic's ... Read more...

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Monsoon rains kill 17 more in Nepal


July 15th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 15 (IANS) At least 17 people were killed in Nepal as monsoon rains lashed villages, triggering landslides and causing rivers to flood their surroundings.In the worst incident, 10 ... Read more...

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First Buddha film from Nepal to pre-empt Bollywood challenges


July 9th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 9 (IANS) Alarmed by Bollywood training its lenses on the Buddha, an Indian film director of Nepali origin is now making the first Buddha film from the Himalayan ... Read more...

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`Delhi Belly’ still quarantined in Nepal


July 5th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Despite cinema owners' optimism that Bollywood's most talked-about new release "Delhi Belly" would return to their theatres overcoming a censor bar, the Aamir Khan production ... Read more...

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Flood deaths rise to 15 in Nepal


July 2nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) A newborn child and its mother, and a father and his two teenaged children, were among the 15 people killed in Nepal in two days as ... Read more...

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Nepal on vigil as rains lash ‘Bihar’s sorrow’ Kosi


June 30th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) As torrential monsoon rains swelled Saptakosi, the river known as neighbouring Indian state Bihar's sorrow, Nepal's government rushed a high-level team to the southern plains adjoining ... Read more...

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ITC not to lift Nepal lockout till ‘rogue’ workers are reined in


June 18th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) Indian tobacco major ITC will not lift the lockout on its garments factory in Nepal till the "rogue workers", who went on a rampage and held ... Read more...

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Protests in Nepal over parliament extension


May 29th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) The first protests started Sunday soon after Nepal's major parties agreed to extend parliament's term by three months more with an ethnic organisation calling a general ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka gift brings Buddha alive in Nepal


May 17th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) A quiet monastery in Kathmandu became the centre of worship and much veneration Tuesday, celebrated worldwide as the 2,555th birth anniversary of the Buddha. Devotees ... Read more...

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Nepal confers Buddha award on Hiroshima, Nagasaki activists


May 16th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 16 (IANS) The twin Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be remembered Tuesday, the 2,555th birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha, when Nepal pays tribute to the apostle ... Read more...

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Strike paralyses Nepal ahead of constitution debacle


May 13th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Nepal as ethnic groups enforced a nationwide general strike Friday, accusing the government of backpedalling on an agreement, and defying ... Read more...

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Trigger-happy Nepal’s former crown prince let off with warning


April 27th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) Nepal's trigger-happy former crown prince Paras Bir Bikram Shah, who became the first member of the erstwhile royal family to face arrest and detention, was let ... Read more...

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Nepal government caught between federalists, royalists


April 26th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Nepal's weak government, under fire from all sides for growing insecurity, corruption and inflation, Tuesday found itself in a fresh dilemma with federalists demanding restructuring of ... Read more...

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After Mumbai dabbawallahs, Nepal’s hijras bless British royal wedding


April 20th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) Six years after Mumbai's famed dabbawallahs - who meticulously supply lunch-boxes to lakhs of office-goers - offered wedding gifts to Prince Charles and his ... Read more...

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Indian held for Nepal bus bomb attack in March


April 13th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 13 (IANS) An Indian national has been arrested along with two accomplices for an attack on a packed public bus in Nepal that killed two and injured over ... Read more...

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Indian trader’s killing causes uproar in Nepal (Lead)


April 11th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) An Indian trader was shot dead in the latest incident in a series of gun attacks in Nepal's capital, prompting businessmen to stage protests here Monday.Anjani ... Read more...

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Uproar in Nepal after gunmen kill Indian trader


April 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Businessmen staged protests here Monday after unidentified assailants shot dead an Indian trader in the latest incident in a series of gun attacks in Nepal's capital.Anjani ... Read more...

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Hollywood keeps its date with Nepal


April 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 7 (IANS) Less than a year after "Titanic" star Leonardo DiCaprio made an incognito visit to Nepal, guess who is here to continue Hollywood's tryst with the ... Read more...

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Nepal dismisses Indian state’s ‘claim’ to Buddha birthplace


April 7th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 7 (IANS) Dismissing reports that the adjoining Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was building a replica of Lumbini, the Nepali city where Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, ... Read more...

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After Nepal Lever, ITC and Dabur Nepal face indefinite closure


March 9th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 9 (IANS) As Hindustan Unilever's subsidiary in Nepal lies closed, two other blue-chip Indian companies, ITC and Dabur India, also face similar threats over their joint ventures in ... 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’s former royalty now faces a different court


March 3rd, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 3 (IANS) The giant halls in Nepal's former royal palace, glittering with immense chandeliers, stately oil paintings of former kings and stuffed, life-sized tigers, once epitomised power and ... Read more...

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Nepal, India say Jai Shambhu


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 2 (IANS) Transcending religious and geographical boundaries, hundreds of thousands of devotees Wednesday flocked to scores of ancient Hindu temples scattered all over Nepal to pay obeisance to ... Read more...

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Indian ban to hit Pashupatinath’s festival in Nepal


February 20th, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 20 (IANS) When devotees celebrate the night of Lord Pashupatinath, the Hindu god who is both the destroyer and saviour of the world, the rituals are going to ... Read more...

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