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Nepal Maoists not to form new government
Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) Nepal's historic first presidential election has opened a pandora's box with the defeated Maoist party Tuesday announcing that they would not form the new government but sit in opposition.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 3:40:02 PM

World Bank boost for Nepal ventures of GMR, Sutlej
Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) After facing protests from local organisations, two Indian companies that signed separate agreements with the government of Nepal to develop hydropower projects in the Himalayan republic have received a fresh shot in the arm from the World Bank, which has pledged to provide partial funding for the ventures.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 12:20:44 PM

Nepal's first president begins with prayer to Pashupati
Kathmandu, July 22 (IANS) Ram Baran Yadav, the 61-year-old physician who will be sworn in as the first president of the new republic of Nepal Wednesday and replace dethroned king Gyanendra as the head of state, embarked on his new career by offering prayers at the Pashupatinath temple here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:40:04 AM

EU hails Nepal's first president
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) The European Union congratulated Nepal on the election of its first president Monday, calling it a "historic day".

Monday, July 21, 2008 7:00:45 PM

Maoist government in Nepal a pipe dream after poll fiasco?
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) After a 10-year war and a decisive victory in the battle of the ballot three months ago, the Maoists' dream to lead the new government of Nepal began to recede Monday with their candidate's defeat by an alliance of three other major parties in the presidential poll.

Monday, July 21, 2008 6:48:23 PM

Nepal's first president studied medicine in Kolkata (Profile)
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) When Ram Baran Yadav is sworn in Tuesday as the first president of Nepal, it will be a cause for special celebration among the medical fraternity in Kolkata as the 61-year-old received his higher medical education in the Indian city.

Monday, July 21, 2008 6:46:42 PM

Maoists bite dust as Nepal elects first president
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) There was much dancing and slogan-shouting Monday as Ram Baran Yadav of the Nepali Congress made history by becoming the first president of the new Himalayan republic, defeating the Maoists' candidate.

Monday, July 21, 2008 4:13:47 PM

Nepal's 'most wanted' votes for Maoist bomb maker
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) In addition to stunning alliances and cut-throat rivalry, Nepal's presidential poll runoff Monday received yet another dramatic twist with a lawmaker, who was once among the most wanted criminals in the country, turning up in the capital to vote for a former bomb maker and revolutionary.

Monday, July 21, 2008 11:02:26 AM

Nepal parties start wooing minnows for fresh presidential poll
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) Nepal's ruling parties Sunday began wooing the winnows after the nation's first presidential election to choose deposed king Gyanendra's successor as the new head of state ended in a fiasco with none of the three contenders able to pull off the simple majority required for victory.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 1:00:10 PM

Landslides, flash floods kill 11 in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 20 (DPA) Landslides and flash floods triggered by torrential monsoon rain across Nepal killed at least 11 people, media reports said Sunday.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 11:58:32 AM

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