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'Jackal' saviour fails to defend Sobhraj in Nepal
Kathmandu, March 15 (IANS) In her home country France, she was dubbed 'Terror's Advocate' for fighting legal battles on behalf of some of the world's most notorious men, but Isabelle Coutant-Peyre's plan to defend Charles Sobhraj, serving a life term for murder in Nepal, has come to naught with the country's judicial system once again postponing his last fight for freedom.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 11:30:43 AM

Wives also rise in Nepal politics
Kathmandu, March 15 (IANS) Following the trend worldwide, sons have been following in their fathers' political steps in Nepal as well. But now, in keeping with a new phenomenon, Nepali wives are also treading the path taken by their husbands.

Saturday, March 15, 2008 10:52:46 AM

Cobbler puts best foot forward for Nepal polls
Kathmandu, March 14 (IANS) Bhagnarayan Mahara shares his surname with Nepal's powerful Information and Communications Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara, a Maoist. But the similarity ends there - at least so far.

Friday, March 14, 2008 9:22:11 AM

Maoists renew attack on rivals ahead of polls
Kathmandu, March 13 (IANS) With less than a month left for the crucial constituent assembly election in Nepal, the Maoists, who signed a peace pact after a decade-old war on the state, have renewed their attack on rivals, raising doubts about the freeness and fairness of the polls.

Thursday, March 13, 2008 10:22:48 AM

Nine killed in road accident in western Nepal
Kathmandu, March 12 (DPA) Nine people were killed when a tractor plunged off a mountain road in a remote part of western Nepal, the police and media said Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 2:23:49 PM

Strike-hit Indian telecom firm re-opens in Nepal
Kathmandu, March 12 (IANS) After being closed down for over a month by a labour union and incurring losses running into millions, Indian joint venture in Nepal's telecom sector United Telecom Ltd (UTL) re-opened Wednesday after mediations headed by Nepal's labour minister.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 2:08:48 PM

Tata among 10 Indian companies vying for Nepal hydropower deal
Kathmandu, March 12 (IANS) At least 11 more Indian companies, including the Tata group, are in the fray for a third hydropower project in Nepal with two already bagged by Indian firms.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 1:36:59 PM

Karate king rooting for Nepal king
Kathmandu, March 12 (IANS) A 51-year-old black belt in karate will be taking part in an unusual fight here next month to save Nepal's embattled King Gyanendra.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 12:10:36 PM

Nepal prime minister to retire after polls
Kathmandu, March 11 (IANS) After more than 60 years in Nepal's tumultuous politics, marked by both remaining underground and planning counterfeiting currency and hijacking choppers as well as holding the highest post in the government, six-time Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has announced his intention to retire after the April election.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 6:45:28 PM

China fears Everest of Tibetan protests ahead of Olympics
Kathmandu, March 11 (IANS) Thousands of mountaineers, porters and guides have been left in the lurch with China announcing that it was curbing further expeditions to the highest mountain in the world, Mt Everest, till May, when traditionally, most Everest summits take place.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 5:26:05 PM

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