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Ethnic group paralyses Nepal's Terai, official killed
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) As several districts in Nepal's trouble-prone Terai belt Friday reeled under a closure called by an ethnic group to protest Maoist 'atrocities', there was added tension in a frontier district as unidentified attackers shot a government officer - the second in less than a week.

Friday, June 22, 2007 4:42:28 PM

Doomsday spares Nepal, smites fake prophet
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) The Nepali godman who had created panic in the capital with his prediction of doomsday found his prediction come true Friday - but only as far as his career as a prophet was concerned.

Friday, June 22, 2007 4:00:39 PM

Indian arms embargo hits landmine defusing in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 22 (IANS) An arms embargo India announced after King Gyanendra seized power two years ago remains in place, hindering humanitarian work, though Nepal has now embraced democracy.

Friday, June 22, 2007 11:59:52 AM

Nepal government fails to fix election date
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Living up to its image of being unable to take quick decisions due to constant bickering among coalition partners, Nepal's government Thursday failed to announce a new date for the stalled election and said it would form a committee to reach a consensus.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 2:58:00 PM

Bad luck continues to dog Sobhraj in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) Bad luck continued to dog crime maestro Charles Sobhraj in Nepal with his final appeal against a life term for murder failing to be heard in the apex court, even after nearly two years.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 12:52:22 PM

UN chief appoints second envoy for Nepal peace process
Kathmandu, June 21 (IANS) As the peace process in Nepal started moving forward with the UN beginning to screen Maoist combatants for child soldiers and illegal recruits, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed yet another envoy for the Himalayan nation.

Thursday, June 21, 2007 12:47:22 PM

Huge rise in AIDS cases among Nepalese housewives
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) While the Nepalese government's attention is focused on preventing the spread of Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among migrant labourers, intravenous drug users and sex workers, housewives have become one of the most vulnerable groups in the country with the rate of infection rising by more than 100 percent.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 2:00:23 PM

'Hindu Al Qaeda training suicide bombers in Nepal'
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) A band of former soldiers, ex-police personnel and victims of Maoist guerrillas have united in Nepal to form a Hindu army with suicide bombers to fight Islamic and Christian zealots as well as communists.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 12:21:28 PM

UN chief hails start of Maoist army verification
Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the start of the operation to weed out child soldiers and illegal recruits from the Maoist guerrilla army, calling it crucial and asking all stakeholders to cooperate.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007 11:53:45 AM

Dynasty's contribution will be recognised, says slain king's tutor
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) As Nepal's royal family faces the sharpest public criticism ever with the government announcing an election to decide its fate and the prime minister asking the king and crown prince to abdicate, a former royal tutor says the dynasty's positive contributions will be recognised in future.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 10:28:18 AM

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