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Famished Nepal villagers feast on rotten grain
Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) While Nepal's finance minister was holding meetings with donor agencies in the capital to raise money for development, famished villagers in the far west were looting and feasting on rotten grain declared unfit even for animal feed.

Saturday, June 30, 2007 12:26:55 PM

Nepal central bank governor axed for graft
Kathmandu, June 30 (IANS) The chief of Nepal's central bank has been charged with fraud in collusion with an American and a Sri Lankan company that cost the nation millions of rupees.

Saturday, June 30, 2007 11:14:52 AM

July 13 to prove unlucky for Nepal king
Kathmandu, June 29 (IANS) The number 13, traditionally associated with bad luck, is going to prove unlucky for Nepal's King Gyanendra and the royal family with the new budget, to be unveiled on July 13, going to drastically reduce the allowances of the palace.

Friday, June 29, 2007 11:55:04 AM

Hundreds of Indians landed in hot water in Oman: report
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) A Chinese construction company working in the irrigation sector has landed hundreds of Indian and Nepali workers in hot water in Muscat after its work in the oil-rich country stopped abruptly, a report said.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 3:09:28 PM

Tibetans jailed, tortured for displaying banned flag
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) As China beautifies its capital Beijing for the Olympic Games next year, its prisons still abound with terrible tales, including severe torture and long sentences for trivial 'offences', says a Tibetan prisoner who escaped into exile after spending 11 years behind bars.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 1:59:48 PM

Yet another band of insurgents in Terai
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) More than a year after Nepal's Maoist guerrillas laid down their arms, their success with the gun still continues to inspire new bands to begin armed movements in the Terai plains in the south, the new hub of violence in the Himalayan nation.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 12:22:37 PM

Crackdown on kissing, cuddling in Nepal temples
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) Fresh out of the jaws of one danger, Kathmandu's famed temples and royal palaces now face another peril - 'immoral and disgraceful activities' on their premises.

Thursday, June 28, 2007 10:31:17 AM

Nepal palace plans gala bash for king's 'diamond' birthday
Kathmandu, June 27 (IANS) Ignoring calls by the prime minister to abdicate in favour of his five-year-old grandson, Nepal's King Gyanendra is throwing a lavish black-coat party in the palace next week to celebrate his 'diamond' birthday - just three months before the crucial election that could abolish his more than two-century-old crown.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12:15:06 PM

Torture thrives in Nepal, even after king's ouster: report (LEAD)
Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) Though King Gyanendra's 15-month regime, marked by violation of human rights and arbitrary arrests, ended over a year ago, torture continues in Nepal, with the police and Maoist guerrillas outdoing the army, a report said.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 5:41:53 PM

UTL gets Nepal nod to start VOIP service
Kathmandu, June 26 (IANS) Indian joint venture United Telecom Ltd, the first private operator in Nepal's telecom sector, has been given the go-ahead to start VOIP (voice over internet protocol) service - a technology that is expected to slash international long distance (ILD) call costs from here substantially.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007 1:09:11 PM

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