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Royalists begin to regroup in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 6 (IANS) Dismissing the move by Nepal's parliament to proclaim the former Hindu kingdom a secular republic, diehard followers of ousted King Gyanendra have renewed their efforts to forge an alliance that would fight the April election to save the beleaguered royal family.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:11:26 AM

Indefinite strike at Indian telecom JV in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 5 (IANS) Indian joint venture United Telecom Ltd (UTL), the first private operator to enter Nepal's telecom sector, was shut down indefinitely by workers from Tuesday, becoming the third Indian venture under siege in Nepal.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 4:34:18 PM

Change in Nepal was inevitable: Indian envoy
Kathmandu, Feb 5 (IANS) Though King Gyanendra's bloodless coup triggered a nationwide uprising in Nepal and ushered in a sea change, the transformations would have happened even if the monarch had not taken the unpopular step, India's envoy to Nepal has said.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 9:44:40 AM

Nepal's Sherpa awaits death in Kuwait jail
Kathmandu, Feb 5 (IANS) Nepal's hardy mountaineering community, the Sherpas, in the limelight last month when Everest conqueror Edmund Hillary was laid to rest, are back in the headlines. But for a different reason.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 8:20:47 AM

Another Indian firm poised to bag Nepal hydropower deal
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) India's public sector hydropower company Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) is poised to become the second Indian entrant in Himalayan neighbour Nepal's hydroelectric power sector by wrapping up a deal for a 402 MW project.

Monday, February 04, 2008 2:19:11 PM

India protests UN official's comments from Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) Stung by a top UN official's comments that India had links with the ethnic armed groups in Nepal's Terai plains, New Delhi has lodged strong protests with the UN, pointing out that the comments go beyond the world body's mandate and could mar the friendly relations between India and Nepal.

Monday, February 04, 2008 1:14:59 PM

Not a single rights violator punished in Nepal: UN envoy
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) Despite the restoration of democracy in Nepal after the fall of King Gyanendra's absolute government and an end to the violent communist insurgency, not a single human rights violator has been brought to justice, a senior UN official said.

Monday, February 04, 2008 9:29:07 AM

Nepal in dire power and fuel crisis
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (IANS) Even as Nepal's electricity authorities slapped a daily eight-hour power outage with a warning that it would go up in a fortnight, transporters threatened to start a transport strike from Sunday after talks with the government to resolve the fuel shortage broke down.

Saturday, February 02, 2008 7:31:08 PM

Maoists torch Indian vehicles after border row
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (IANS) A skirmish between Indian border security forces and Nepalis led by the Maoists' powerful youth wing worsened Saturday with the rebels torching at least one Indian vehicle in eastern Nepal and Indians retaliating by blocking the check post and forcing Nepali vehicles to go back.

Saturday, February 02, 2008 4:51:34 PM

Indian firm builds luxury condos in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (IANS) The Gurgaon-headquartered Ravi Jaipuria group has begun consolidating business in Nepal by launching its first residential project in Kathmandu and announcing plans to bring Pizza Hut and Costa Coffee to Nepal.

Saturday, February 02, 2008 11:31:14 AM

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