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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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Rising sea level greatest climate change threat: Pachauri


September 6th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kathamandu, Sep 6 (IANS) The rise of the sea level would be the greatest threat to the world in the days to come unless efforts are made to contain and ... Read more...

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‘Aarakshan’ sees different aarakshan in Nepal


August 14th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) While Bollywood director Prakash Jha's new film "Aarakshan", based on India's system of seat reservations for the disadvantaged Dalit community in educational institutions, has triggered controversy ... Read more...

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Indian tourists duped, assaulted in Nepal


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 2 (IANS) When Sunil Gautam, a resident of Patna in India's Bihar state, went on a visit to Nepal's pilgrim city Janakpur across the border, he had no ... Read more...

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Indian woman kills herself in Nepal


July 27th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman from India's Kolkata city killed herself in Nepal after prolonged domestic disturbance, police said.Married four years ago, Sunita Chakraborty came to Mechi town ... 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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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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Fugitive Indian casino king seeks truce with Nepal


February 28th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 28 (IANS) A controversial Indian businessman who enjoyed monopoly over Nepal's multi-billion rupee casino industry but had to flee the country after growing disputes with the government has ... Read more...

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Monica Bedi begins new innings in Nepal


February 28th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 28 (IANS) Thirteen years after she acted in her last film of note, "Tirchhi Topiwale", Monica Bedi, better known as the companion of jailed mafia don Abu ... Read more...

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Everest hero finds incredible religious treasure trove in Nepal


February 26th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 26 (IANS) In 2004, two years after he climbed Mt Everest for the seventh time, American mountaineering legend Peter Athans took part in a charitable cataract operation project ... Read more...

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Nepal civil servants aim for peak performance - Mt Everest


February 24th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 24 (IANS) Despite being targeted by various armed groups who killed 34 officials and despite being slapped by a minister who went unpunished, Nepal's civil servants are out ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

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...

Posted in Business |

Nepal business group plans 30 hotels in Asia


February 18th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) One of Nepal's oldest and best known industrial houses has targeted neighbour India for rapid expansion in the hospitality industry, planning to build and run 30 ... Read more...

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UN envoy shows support for Tibetan refugees in Nepal


February 14th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 14 (IANS) Tibetan refugees in Nepal, who feel increasingly vulnerable due to the growing Chinese influence on the republic's government, have been heartened by the visit of a ... Read more...

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Insecurity dogs ITC’s business safeguard plan in Nepal


February 13th, 2011 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 13 (IANS) After suffering attacks and disruptive strikes in Nepal's lawless plains for years due to diminishing security and protracted political instability, Indian tobacco major ITC's strategy to ... Read more...

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Sacked Maoist army fighters attack UN office in Nepal


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 10 (IANS) Seven young men, who had been discharged from the Maoist party's guerrilla army after a UN verification said their recruitment was illegal, attacked an office of ... Read more...

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New Nepal PM likely to be sworn in Sunday


February 4th, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) Nepal's new Prime Minister-elect Jhalanath Khanal, who won a three-cornered election Thursday with the support of the opposition Maoists, is likely to be sworn in Sunday ... 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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Burial battle intensifies in Nepal


January 31st, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) Scores of demonstrators flocked to the holiest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath Monday to protest against the newly enforced ban on burying non-Hindus on the temple's forested ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Rights groups cry foul as Nepal denies torture at UN


January 26th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 26 (IANS) As Nepal underwent the first periodic review of its human rights situation at the UN in Geneva, rights groups have said that security forces continue to ... Read more...

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Stranded Everest heroes rescued in Nepal


January 24th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 24 (IANS) A team of 14, including 10 Everest summiters, who became stranded due to bad weather after carrying Nepal's tourism torch to a lesser peak, has begun ... Read more...

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Indian telecom JV reels under step-motherly treatment in Nepal


January 18th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) Nepal's first private telecom operator continues to reel under the stepmotherly treatment meted out to it by deposed king Gyanendra's regime in 2005, with its business ... Read more...

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Nepal president asks warring parties to form government by Friday


January 16th, 2011 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) With Nepal entering a new stage in its critical peace process Sunday after the exit of the UN, President Ram Baran Yadav has asked the warring ... 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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Nepal Maoists favour regulated border, visa for Indians


January 13th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 13 (IANS) Staking claim to the new government, the Maoists, the largest party in Nepal's parliament, have indicated they favour regulating the open border between India and Nepal ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Fear mounts over fate of firearms as UN mission ends in Nepal


January 10th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 10 (IANS) As a top UN official confirmed Monday that the world body would pull out of Nepal's floundering peace process Friday midnight, there is mounting uncertainty - ... 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 to hold PM’s election Wednesday


January 9th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) More than six months after Nepal Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal resigned under pressure from the opposition Maoist party, the interim parliament will Wednesday hold elections ... Read more...

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Three Indians nabbed for ’sex tourism’ in Nepal


January 9th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 9 (IANS) Nepal's Tourism Year 2011 has claimed the first Indian casualties with police arresting three men for allegedly seeking commercial sex in the capital.Rafiq Hussain, 40, Shahid ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UN mired in exit row in Nepal


January 8th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 8 (IANS) With just a week left for its exit from Nepal's flailing peace process, the UN has become mired in an ugly row with the government, army ... Read more...

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Pink tour agency draws gay Buddhists to Nepal


January 5th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 5 (IANS) When Nepal's first openly gay MP, Sunil Babu Pant, launched the country's first travel agency for homosexuals, lesbians and transgenders, the travel package to hit the ... Read more...

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Air India faces fresh workers’ trouble in Nepal


January 4th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) After losing a protracted labour dispute in Nepal's Supreme Court last year, India's flag carrier Air India now faces fresh turmoil in the Himalayan republic with ... Read more...

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Nepal’s red health workers ask India to free Binayak Sen


January 3rd, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 3 (IANS) Condemning an Indian court verdict sentencing renowned rights activist Binayak Sen to life imprisonment on sedition charges, nine health organisations affiliated to the opposition Unified ... Read more...

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Nepal Maoists threaten to move court over UN


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Jan 3 (IANS) With the life of the UN agency directly involved in Nepal's peace process ending in 12 days time and the caretaker government not ready to seek ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Now Bryan Adams to rock Nepal


December 30th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 30 (IANS) After Richard Gere, Sting, Cher and Leonardo DiCaprio, it is now the turn of international celebrity Bryan Adams to keep a date with Nepal, the ... Read more...

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