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Nepal PM's party men back king, Maoists issue ultimatum
Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) The long battle in Nepal between the Maoist guerrillas and Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala over the fate of embattled King Gyanendra has received a fresh twist with a group of influential leaders from the prime minister's party now openly backing the crown and the rebels warning they would oust the government if the feud was not resolved within a week.

Sunday, December 09, 2007 11:13:54 AM

Nepal police faked key evidence, say Sobhraj's lawyers
Kathmandu, Dec 9 (IANS) With Nepal's Supreme Court poised to deliver in 10 days the final verdict in a decades-old murder case that put yesteryear crime maestro Charles Sobhraj behind bars for life, his lawyers are suggesting that police forged the documents that led to his conviction.

Sunday, December 09, 2007 10:16:01 AM

Nepal film festival gives China culture shock
Kathmandu, Dec 8 (IANS) Assured of Nepal's new government's support for its 'One China' policy and refusal to acknowledge Tibet or Taiwan as separate nations, China nonetheless is about to get a rude shock from an expected quarters - a film festival.

Saturday, December 08, 2007 12:15:41 PM

Tourist outcry over Maoist extortion grows in Nepal
Kathmandu, Dec 8 (IANS) Even as a red-faced Nepal government arrested two Maoist guerrillas after the tale of their assault of a Swiss tourist hit the headlines worldwide, complains started pouring in from more and more foreigners about their harassment at the hand of the rebels, whose leadership takes pride in saying no foreigner was ever attacked during the 10-year armed uprising.

Saturday, December 08, 2007 12:13:51 PM

King's newest angst: To attend or not to attend weddings
Kathmandu, Dec 8 (IANS) Stripped of his enormous powers and now living under the shadow of a trust formed to take over the royal property he inherited from his slain brother, Nepal's cornered King Gyanendra now has a new source of concern - whether or not to attend weddings.

Saturday, December 08, 2007 8:18:09 AM

Nepal peace process has lost momentum: EU
Kathmandu, Dec 6 (IANS) The peace process in Nepal has lost its momentum, said an EU delegation Thursday as it wound up its four-day visit to assess the situation and urge the Girija Prasad Koirala government to hold the twice-postponed elections at the earliest.

Thursday, December 06, 2007 3:10:41 PM

Maoist army halved after UN check, says minister
Kathmandu, Dec 5 (IANS) The dreaded guerrilla army of the Nepal Maoists, that fought a 10-year war against the government and played a major role in terminating the royal family's hold on the kingdom, actually comprises just about 19,000 combatants, a minister said Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 6:27:21 PM

Stormy welcome awaits Nepal minister in New Delhi
Kathmandu, Dec 5 (IANS) A stormy welcome awaits Nepal Foreign Minister Sahana Pradhan when she goes to New Delhi this week to attend the two-day conference of SAARC ministers kicking off in the Indian capital Friday.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 3:42:41 PM

Fresh controversy over Nepal's envoy to India
Kathmandu, Dec 5 (IANS) A fresh controversy has arisen over the post of Nepal's ambassador to India, a key diplomatic designation, with the Girija Prasad Koirala government now dragging its feet over the selection of the envoy.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007 12:23:28 PM

After China, EU calls for polls but Maoists defiant
Kathmandu, Dec 4 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has joined China in urging Nepal's major parties for a poll roadmap but the Maoist guerrillas, whose opposition caused the exercise to be indefinitely postponed last month, remained defiant, saying the election was not a 'magic wand' to solve all problems.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007 5:43:21 PM

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