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Ex-Indian Idol Prashant Tamang is Nepal's tourism ambassador
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 promote tourism and help draw 1 million visitors to the country next year.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 3:03:27 PM

Gates, Buffet favour small scale philanthropy
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) US billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Thursday said small scale philanthropy is 'more admirable' than large scale ones.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 2:09:48 PM

Maoists driving Nepal towards hydro disaster
Kathmandu, Sep 30 (IANS) Set to generate about 6,500 MW of additional hydropower from 2016 onwards, Nepal is facing the spectre of generation but no buyer, thanks to the obstructive policy announced by its largest party, the Maoists.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 2:09:46 PM

Give army constitutional role to avoid coup: Musharraf
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) The military ought to have some role to ensure 'stability, checks and balances in the democratic structure of Pakistan', the country's former army chief Parvez Musharraf has said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:56:58 PM

North Korea releases photograph of heir apparent
Seoul, Sep 30 (DPA) North Korea Thursday released a photograph of leader Kim Jong Il's son and likely successor for the first time, a news report said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 1:46:51 PM

Musharraf warns of another coup in Pakistan
Islamabad, Sep 30 (IANS) Pakistan is at risk of another military coup, warned its former army chief Pervez Musharraf, advocating a constitutional role for the army in the country's turbulent politics.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:58:12 AM

NATO helicopters attack Pakistani border post
Peshawar (Pakistan), Sep 30 (DPA) Two NATO helicopter gunships Thursday fired missiles into a Pakistani border post along the Afghan frontier, killing three soldiers, Pakistani security officials said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:58:11 AM

Vietnam arrests three over US-based porn websites
Hanoi, Sep 30 (DPA) Vietnamese police have detained three officers of a company that ran pornographic websites with servers based in the US, police said Thursday.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:45:40 AM

Rajapaksa endorses jail sentence for ex-army chief
Colombo, Sep 30 (DPA) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday endorsed the decision of a court martial sentencing ex-army chief Sarath Fonseka to 30 months in jail after finding him guilty of violating tender procedures for army supplies, a military spokesman said.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:16:46 AM

Chinese people to select country's 10 best scientists
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) The Chinese public will help select the country's 10 best scientists and technicians in a vote that will show 'respect for knowledge and innovation'.

Thursday, September 30, 2010 11:05:42 AM

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