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Maoist victory casts shadow over Bhutan refugee resettlement
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) The historic victory of Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas in this month's crucial election and their bid to lead the new government has cast a dark shadow over the process started by the US and other western governments to offer Bhutanese refugees in Nepal new homes abroad.

Sunday, April 27, 2008 11:00:53 AM

Sobhraj rakes up fresh controversy in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) His effort to don a new role and spruce up his image has landed yesteryear's crime maestro 'Serpent' Charles Sobhraj in a new controversy in Nepal with the lawyers fighting to keep him behind bars accusing him of violating prison regulations to influence the judges.

Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:16:36 AM

China trade fair opens in Nepali capital
Kathmandu, April 25 (Xinhua) A Chinese trade fair organised by the Nepal-China Executive Council and the Chinese embassy got under way in the Nepali capital Friday.

Friday, April 25, 2008 6:18:23 PM

Nepal parties look for women representatives (Lead)
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) Though Nepal Friday reached yet another milestone in its historic election that put King Gyanendra to vote with the royal foes, former Maoist guerrillas, emerging as the largest party and frontrunners for leading the new government, the Election Commission added a new twist, asking the parties to look for women representatives.

Friday, April 25, 2008 6:13:23 PM

Countdown begins for end of Nepal monarchy
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) The legend of a royal curse and other black myths will finally come true in Nepal in three weeks, marking the end of the nation's once all-powerful royal lineage of Shah kings.

Friday, April 25, 2008 12:33:52 PM

Maoists call for reviewing pacts with India
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) Officially declared the largest party in Nepal after the crucial constituent assembly elections and poised to head the new government, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas will press for the scrapping of a nearly 60-year-old treaty with India and a review of other pacts.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 4:23:23 PM

India has no favourites in Nepal: outgoing envoy (Interview)
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) India's outgoing ambassador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee has said that New Delhi has 'no favourites' among political players in Nepal and that it played an 'impartial' role in the recent elections.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 11:36:33 AM

Maoist error raises hung house spectre in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) The spectre of a hung parliament hangs over Nepal. While the former ruling parties misread the electorate and paid for the costly error, the Maoists too miscalculated by rooting for a proportional representational (PR) system and lost their chance to obtain a simple majority.

Thursday, April 24, 2008 10:59:16 AM

Everest climber kicked out for carrying 'Free Tibet' banner
Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) An American who had enrolled in a much-hyped research expedition to Mt Everest has been kicked out by Nepal's security forces after searches unearthed a pro-Tibet banner in his luggage, media reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:39:37 PM

Nepali housewife, salesgirl, to conquer Everest
Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) Ten Nepali women are trying to create history this summer with an expedition to Mt. Everest that, like never before, brings together people from different walks of life.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 10:29:05 AM

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