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Nepal army chief's Britain visit stirs fresh controversy
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) After a bitter row between Nepal's Maoists and Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala over soldiers deployed as ministerial guards, the chief of Nepal's army is at the centre of a fresh controversy with human rights defenders questioning his Britain visit.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:42:10 AM

China offers $125 million line of credit to Nepal
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) China has offered a NRS 8 billion (nearly $125 million) line of credit to Nepal, Nepal's state media said Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 4:01:29 PM

Civil servants' strike cripples government services in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) Civil servants across the country went on strike in Nepal Tuesday, demanding security, especially in the turbulent Terai plains in the south, bringing the work of the government to a halt.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 3:51:30 PM

Bhutan offered southern district to India, claims scholar
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) A group of Bhutanese refugees in Nepal, who have been trying to go back to their homeland from where they were evicted because of their Nepali origin nearly two decades ago, says it has learnt about 'an astonishing exchange of parleys' between India and Bhutan regarding the protracted refugee problem.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 2:15:59 PM

Elton John stands behind Nepal's gay community
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) British singer Sir Elton John has taken up cudgels on behalf of Nepal's sexual minorities, who were recently told by a government official that instead of trying to educate the gay community about the spread of HIV/AIDS they should 'find something better to do'.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 11:33:57 AM

Manipal hospital reopens after Nepal PM's intervention
Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) After being closed for three days to protest a patient's relatives assaulting its doctors, Nepal's Manipal Teaching Hospital, run by India's Manipal Group, reopened Monday following an intervention by Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala himself.

Monday, July 23, 2007 4:15:22 PM

Nepal Maoists in fresh spat over 'killer' guards
Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) A fresh spat has erupted between the Nepal government and the Maoists, who allege that soldiers from army units trained to combat guerrillas during the insurgency have been deployed as ministerial bodyguards. The army has rejected the charge as untrue.

Monday, July 23, 2007 2:13:52 PM

ITC, BAT hit by duty waiver review in Nepal after nine years
Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) Tobacco giants ITC and BAT (British American Tobacco) find themselves in a tricky situation after Nepal's apex court ordered a review of a nearly decade-old verdict that had granted a controversial duty waiver of millions of rupees to the Indo-Nepal-UK joint venture Surya Nepal.

Monday, July 23, 2007 11:18:18 AM

Terai reels under endless closure
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) Rautahat district in Nepal's Terai plains, where over two dozen people were killed in violence earlier this year, reeled under disruption for the fifth day Saturday as an ethnic group has called an indefinite closure to force the government into releasing its arrested cadres.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 4:41:39 PM

Nepal king's unpaid utility bills reach millions
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) The new Nepal government may have stripped King Gyanendra of his powers and privileges on paper but it has still not been able to make the palace pay its utility bills, which have reached nearly NRS 40 million (over $600,000), a report said.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 12:50:52 PM

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