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Justice still eludes Nepal’s civil war rape victims


October 1st, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 1 (IANS) Five years after a decade of violent Maoist insurgency ended with the former guerrillas now heading the transitional government, hundreds of silent victims who suffered rape ... 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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Nepal deadline ends, parties fail to form new government


January 26th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) The crisis gripping Nepal since the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal last year deepened Wednesday as the extended deadline given by President Ram Baran ... Read more...

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Last-minute deal averts crisis in Nepal


January 15th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) A last-minute deal between the ruling parties and the opposition Maoists averted chaos and possible violence in Nepal as the UN readied to pull out from ... Read more...

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UN asks Nepal to start planning Maoist army discharge


December 4th, 2010 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 4 (IANS) With only six weeks left for the UN to pull out of Nepal's becalmed peace process, the world body Saturday urged the major political parties to work out ... 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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UN doubts Nepal will meet deadline on Maoist guerrillas


October 15th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 15 (IANS) A top UN envoy who visited Nepal earlier this month to assess the republic's halted peace process has expressed doubts if the political parties can decide the fate ... Read more...

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UN asks Nepal to speed up peace deal


September 22nd, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 22 (IANS) The UN agency assisting Nepal's protracted peace process Wednesday asked the major parties in the Himalayan country to speed up the deal, underlining that it will ... Read more...

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After Sri Lanka, UN under fire in Nepal


July 10th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 10 (IANS) After Sri Lanka, where a minister is leading protests against alleged UN interference, the world body is now under fire in Nepal, where the prime minister ... Read more...

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Resettle Maoist army, humanise Nepal army: UN envoy


March 11th, 2010 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 11 (IANS) An envoy sent by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to assess Nepal's fraying peace process has asked the coalition government to rehabilitate the guerrilla army of the Maoists ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists free all child soldiers


February 8th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 8 (IANS) Assisted by the UN and its partner agencies, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Monday finally released the last of the child soldiers they had recruited in the ... Read more...

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Maoists now see Indian hand in Nepal’s palace massacre


January 10th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) Nine years after he was gunned down in his own palace, allegedly by his son over a family dispute, the assassination of Nepal's king Birendra continued to haunt ... Read more...

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Army chief’s comment on Nepal Maoists not our view: India


January 4th, 2010 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) Ahead of Indian Army chief Deepak Kapoor's first official visit to Nepal, the Manmohan Singh government distanced itself from the controversy raked up by the ... Read more...

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Wasted chances make 2009 Nepal’s annus horribilis (Flashback 2009)


December 30th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 30 (IANS) Begun on a high note after a historic election consolidated peace and the former Maoist guerrillas led Nepal's first ultra-left government, 2009 saw the nascent ... Read more...

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Mounting concern in UN Security Council over Nepal stalemate


October 23rd, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 23 (IANS) For the first time since 2006, when Nepal's Maoist guerrillas signed a peace pact and confined their "People's Liberation Army" (PLA) to makeshift barracks, the UN Security Council ... Read more...

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Army feud forces Nepal PM to cancel China trip


April 25th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) The continuing feud between the chief of the Nepal Army and the ruling Maoist party has forced Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda to call off his visit ... Read more...

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`Indian polls may be behind Nepal’s army chief sacking drama’


April 22nd, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 22 (IANS) As Nepal's first Maoist government faces the possibility of collapse following its determination to fire the chief of the army, a media report Wednesday said ... Read more...

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EU asks Nepal army, Maoists to halt recruitment


March 10th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 10 (IANS) As the row between Nepal's army and the Maoist guerrilla army deepened, the European Union Tuesday expressed grave concern over new recruitments in violation of the peace pact, ... Read more...

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Maoists to discharge 4,000 fighters from guerrilla army


February 6th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Feb 6 (IANS) Three years after signing a peace pact and ending their decade-old armed insurrection, Nepal's Maoists have now finally begun the tough task of addressing the future of their ... Read more...

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Nepal PM to address nation


January 25th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 25 (IANS) Beset with crises on all sides, including a 14-hour daily power outage, escalating prices and a growing rift between his allies, Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ... Read more...

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Nepal lawmaker arrested for businessman’s murder


January 17th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 17 (IANS) A Nepali lawmaker, who won a seat in the constituent assembly last year despite being on the list of the country's most wanted criminals, was arrested Saturday evening ... Read more...

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Nepal begins process to unite army, guerrillas


January 16th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) Five months into the government, Nepal's ruling Maoist party has finally started the thorny process of merging its guerrilla fighters with the state army, a task fraught with ... Read more...

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After Pashupatinath, Maoists lock horns with army


January 5th, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Jan 5 (IANS) After dragging Nepal's revered Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath into a furious dispute, Nepal's Maoist government has now locked horns with the republic's army, triggering a fresh battle over ... Read more...

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Nepali Army recruitment within law


December 24th, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 24 (ANI): Nepali Army (NA) has expressed discontent towards criticisms made by the Maoists and the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) against what it calls as ''legitimate move ... Read more...

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Ian Martin says new army recruitments would be breach of peace accord


December 23rd, 2008 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 23 (ANI): Chief of the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN), Ian Martin today said new recruitments by the Nepal Army or the Maoist People''s Liberation Army (PLA) would ... Read more...

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Nepal PM ready for junket as nation reels under power crisis


December 19th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 19 (IANS) As Nepal reels under its worst-ever power crisis with the government imposing a nine-hour outage daily and readying to declare an energy emergency, Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal ... Read more...

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Nepal extends UN peace monitors’ term yet again (Lead)


December 14th, 2008 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 14 (IANS) Having seen the end of a 10-year communist insurgency but yet to usher in stability and a new pro-people constitution, the fledgling Himalayan republic of Nepal has decided ... Read more...

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Prachanda averts Nepal house shutdown


November 11th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 11 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda”, whose former guerrilla party had in the past paralysed parliament to press its demands, Tuesday had to swallow a dose ... Read more...

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Six-month extension for UN’s Nepal mission (Lead)


November 8th, 2008 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) The UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) is headed for a six-month extension after its current tenure ends in January.The UNMIN has been engaged in overseeing the arms and ... Read more...

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UN chief urges Nepal to begin army merger soon


November 1st, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon winded up his two-day trip to Nepal Saturday, asking the government, the major political parties and the interim parliament to begin the integration ... Read more...

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Nepal has won world respect: Ban (Lead)


October 31st, 2008 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 31 (IANS) Marking a major diplomatic victory for Nepal's Maoist government, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday said the Himalayan republic has earned the admiration and respect of the ... Read more...

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Uneasy calm in Assam after serial blasts


October 31st, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Oct 31 (ANI): An uneasy calm prevailed in Assam, a day after a series of bomb blasts in quick succession ripped through Guwahati and three other towns on Thursday in ... Read more...

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Maoists may free child soldiers before Ban’s visit


October 22nd, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) After distancing themselves from revolutionary Chinese leader Mao Zedong and negotiating with the US for taking them off the list of terror organisations, Nepal's Maoist party could now ... Read more...

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Nepal government moves to merge guerrillas with army


October 21st, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Oct 21 (IANS) Facing a deepening controversy about the merger of the Maoist guerrilla combatants with the state army, Nepal's Maoist-led government Tuesday decided to go ahead with the unification despite ... Read more...

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Maoists lose religion battle in Nepal


September 22nd, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 22 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas, who had fought successfully against the state army in the past and brought about the end of the Shah dynasty, were forced to bite ... Read more...

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