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Power-starved Nepal government calls for a dim Diwali
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) As Nepal began celebrating its Hindu festival of Diwali with five days' festivities, the Himalayan republic's power-strapped government is appealing to the nation to go slow on lights, one of the main accessories of the festival.

Sunday, October 26, 2008 3:41:26 PM

Terai rebels kill municipal officer in Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 25 (IANS) As Nepal's Maoist government failed to start negotiations with underground rebels from Terai even three weeks after the formation of a ministerial talks team, blood continued to spill in the restive plains with a municipal officer being gunned down Saturday.

Saturday, October 25, 2008 4:37:48 PM

India-built hospital 'rusts' with disuse in Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 24 (IANS) A 25-bed hospital built with the aid of the Indian government to serve over 350,000 women in eastern Nepal has been lying unused for more than a year.

Friday, October 24, 2008 10:05:44 AM

Shutdown in Jaffna to protest LTTE attack on merchant ships
Colombo, Oct 23 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula Thursday in response to a shutdown called to protest a suicide attack by the Tamil Tiger rebels on two cargo vessels a day ago.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 9:09:28 PM

Sri Lanka's Chennai mission official hit in stoning
Chennai/Colombo, Oct 23 (IANS) A group of protesting students pelted stones at the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner's office here Thursday with the Sri Lankan foreign ministry saying an official of the mission was hit in the incident.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 7:51:57 PM

Shutdown in Jaffna to protest LTTE attack on merchant ships
Colombo, Oct 23 (IANS) A shutdown to protest a suicide boat-attack by Tamil Tiger rebels on two cargo vessels brought normal life to a standstill Thursday in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 7:47:04 PM

More attacks on Nepal's biggest hydro power project
Kathmandu, Oct 23 (IANS) Even as Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' is urging the international investors to put their money in mega projects in Nepal, the country's biggest hydropower project - developed by an international consortium including an Indian company - has come under fresh attack despite repeated appeals for security by the company.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 5:09:39 PM

Maoist army reshuffle plan dealt fresh blow
Kathmandu, Oct 23 (IANS) The Nepali Maoist party's ambitious plan to fuse its once dreaded guerrilla army with the latter's arch enemy, the Nepal Army, has come unstuck yet again with the opposition party refusing to toe the former rebels' line.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 4:24:29 PM

It's the Nepal PM's bed of thorns
Kathmandu, Oct 23 (IANS) For nearly two decades he lived a hard life in Spartan bunkers and forest hideouts and survived. But now, after having won a 10-year war on the state as well as a battle of the ballot, Nepal's first Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has been badly stung - by his own official bed.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:09:07 PM

$106 mn ADB grant for Nepal's local self-governance
Kathmandu, Oct 23 (Xinhua) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has pledged $106.3 million to help Nepal improve local self-governance and promote community development, the Himalayan Times reported Thursday.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 1:32:45 PM

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