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Manipal hospital reopens after Nepal PM's intervention
Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) After being closed for three days to protest a patient's relatives assaulting its doctors, Nepal's Manipal Teaching Hospital, run by India's Manipal Group, reopened Monday following an intervention by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala himself.

Monday, July 23, 2007 4:15:22 PM

Nepal Maoists in fresh spat over 'killer' guards
Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) A fresh spat has erupted between the Nepal government and the Maoists, who allege that soldiers from army units trained to combat guerrillas during the insurgency have been deployed as ministerial bodyguards. The army has rejected the charge as untrue.

Monday, July 23, 2007 2:13:52 PM

ITC, BAT hit by duty waiver review in Nepal after nine years
Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) Tobacco giants ITC and BAT (British American Tobacco) find themselves in a tricky situation after Nepal's apex court ordered a review of a nearly decade-old verdict that had granted a controversial duty waiver of millions of rupees to the Indo-Nepal-UK joint venture Surya Nepal.

Monday, July 23, 2007 11:18:18 AM

Terai reels under endless closure
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) Rautahat district in Nepal's Terai plains, where over two dozen people were killed in violence earlier this year, reeled under disruption for the fifth day Saturday as an ethnic group has called an indefinite closure to force the government into releasing its arrested cadres.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 4:41:39 PM

Nepal king's unpaid utility bills reach millions
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) The new Nepal government may have stripped King Gyanendra of his powers and privileges on paper but it has still not been able to make the palace pay its utility bills, which have reached nearly NRS 40 million (over $600,000), a report said.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 12:50:52 PM

Indian firm rapped by Nepal corruption watchdog
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) The highest anti-corruption body of Nepal has rapped Ace Refractories, a producer of refractory products in India, saying that it caused losses to a Nepali company by supplying inferior goods and now should pay compensation.

Friday, July 20, 2007 6:34:28 PM

Indian envoy meets Maoist chief over Terai turmoil (Lead)
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) India's ambassador to Nepal Shiv Shankar Mukherjee Friday met Maoist chief Prachanda to discuss how New Delhi can help end the continuing violence in the Terai plains - two days after he met Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on the issue.

Friday, July 20, 2007 4:35:16 PM

Blow to Elton John's AIDS project in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) An HIV/AIDS intervention programme in Nepal's backward far west region, which started two months ago with funding from British singer Sir Elton John, has received a setback due to homophobia and ignorance among government officials and NGOs working in the area, programme officials said.

Friday, July 20, 2007 12:48:20 PM

Terai rebels abduct official, kill former employee
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) Making a mockery of the government's pledge to provide security to its employees in the Terai plains after a nationwide backlash following the brutal killing of a municipal official, Nepal's rebels abducted another official Thursday night and killed a former employee.

Friday, July 20, 2007 10:39:31 AM

Nepal's budget gift makes Indian firm abandon exit plan
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) A tax concession offered by Nepal's new budget and the government's efforts to bolster security for industries have appeased Indian company Aarti Strips Pvt Ltd that has given up its plan to leave the country and relocate in India and elsewhere.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:37:18 PM

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