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Exiled scribes say Bhutan poll farcical without free press
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) While World Press Freedom Day is being celebrated Thursday, Bhutan's exiled journalists say the polls promised by the Druk government in 2008 won't be free and fair till there is an independent media.

Thursday, May 03, 2007 1:35:00 PM

Politics pip Indian firm's hydropower bid in Nepal
Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) India's GMR Group, a prominent private sector organisation with prime interests in infrastructure and agro business, has had its bid for a 300 MW hydropower project in Nepal blocked by a parliamentary committee.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007 12:50:26 PM

Trans-Himalayan highway threatens Nepal's Buddhist legacy
Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) A priceless treasure trove of Buddhist teachings, manuscripts, paintings and other historical artefacts lie under grave threat, ironically from the advent of development in remote northern Nepal.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007 11:42:12 AM

Nepal Maoists resume arms, attack police post (LEAD)
Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) The fragile peace process in Nepal has received a body blow with Maoists resuming arms and attacking a police station, less than a month after they joined the government, formally ending their decade-old guerrilla war.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 5:16:32 PM

Did Punjab couple commit suicide in Nepal?
Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) A young couple from India's Punjab state was found dead under mysterious circumstances in a forest in northern Nepal, giving rise to initial fears that they could have entered into a suicide pact.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 3:06:38 PM

Nepal Maoists resume arms, attack police: report
Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) A month after Nepal's Maoist rebels joined the seven-party government, signalling a formal end to their decade-old guerrilla war, a large contingent of them has attacked a remote police station with firearms, a media report said Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 2:05:30 PM

Bomb scare aboard Qatar Airways flight at Kathmandu airport
Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) An early morning bomb scare rattled Kathmandu's international airport on May Day but was quickly dispelled by authorities after a security check.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 11:54:47 AM

May Day brings respite to troubled Nepal
Kathmandu, May 1 (IANS) May Day, celebrated the world over as the day workers wrested their rights, finally brought respite to troubled Nepal with ethnic protesters calling off a stir that had crippled the Terai plains for eight days.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 11:39:00 AM

Indians, 179 others in Nepal jail call off protest fast (LEAD)
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) After 11 days of hunger strike demanding amnesty, three Indians in a Kathmandu prison as well as 179 other detainees called off their protest after Nepal's government said it would look into their demand.

Sunday, April 29, 2007 4:50:42 PM

Nepal PM expands cabinet
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) Four weeks after Nepal's new government, including the former Maoist guerrillas, was sworn in with 22 ministers, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Sunday expanded his cabinet after mounting pressure and anger from a junior ally in the ruling coalition.

Sunday, April 29, 2007 3:16:02 PM

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