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Tutankhamen-like curse killed Nepal's royal family?
Kathmandu, Aug 9 (IANS) One of the most gripping tales to have captured public imagination is the legend of Tutankhamen's curse, the superstition that the mummy of Egypt's boy-king took its revenge on the violators of its tomb, causing the death of the British excavators who discovered the grave in 1923.

Thursday, August 09, 2007 11:08:26 AM

Nepal court begins hearing Sobhraj's final appeal
Kathmandu, Aug 8 (IANS) Four years after he was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of an American backpacker, Charles Sobhraj, once wanted by the police of several countries, finally had his break as the apex court Wednesday began hearing his final appeal for freedom.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007 7:26:31 PM

Maoists shut down popular Nepal radio station
Kathmandu, Aug 7 (IANS) A popular radio station in Nepal, which had been able to survive the draconian censorship imposed on the media by King Gyanendra's regime, was forced to close down after Maoists muscled into its office in the capital late Tuesday and padlocked its units.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 11:38:41 PM

Indefinite shutdown cripples Nepal's tea region
Kathmandu, Aug 7 (IANS) Life in eastern Nepal, including the country's tea garden district bordering India, came to a grinding halt Tuesday as ethnic protesters began enforcing an indefinite shutdown even as the government held parleys with an umbrella group in the capital.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 3:09:13 PM

Indians held captive in Kathmandu hotel
Kathmandu, Aug 7 (IANS) Two Indians are languishing in a Kathmandu hotel where they have been held captive for over three months for no fault of theirs.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 1:45:38 PM

King, beauty queens make Nepal forget Himalayan heritage
Kathmandu, Aug 7 (IANS) Every day there is at least one protest in Nepal over the election that will seal the fate of King Gyanendra and his 238-year crown. And every week, there is a beauty pageant where a new winner is crowned. But, caught between its king and beauty queens, has Nepal forgotten its heritage?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 1:23:01 PM

Nepal Army sacks women 'because they had no breasts'
Kathmandu, Aug 7 (IANS) Nepal's army has stirred up a new controversy by sacking two women because they were flat-chested and accused of being lesbians, says a rights group.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007 11:32:48 AM

Nepal brands Chyawanprash a luxury item, slaps VAT
Kathmandu, Aug 6 (IANS) In a surprise move, Nepal's government has removed Chyawanprash - a health tonic made of herbs - from the list of ayurvedic drugs and slapped value-added tax (VAT) on it.

Monday, August 06, 2007 2:46:10 PM

Maoist ranks ready to light Nepal powder keg again
Kathmandu, Aug 6 (IANS) Four months in the government have caused more discontent in Nepal's Maoist party than a 10-year-old savage guerrilla war, with the rebel rank and file urging their leaders to quit the coalition cabinet and wage a war afresh, a demand that has been turned down for now.

Monday, August 06, 2007 9:55:55 AM

Nepal braces for first hostile corporate takeover
Kathmandu, Aug 5 (IANS) With a Hong Kong court dismissing an injunction that cast doubts on the ownership of Nepal's money-spinning casino industry, the stage is set for the first hostile corporate takeover in the Himalayan kingdom as its two powerful casino barons fight a bitter battle for control.

Sunday, August 05, 2007 12:32:58 PM

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