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Chernobyl lurking in Himalaya's main rivers?
Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) If concerted efforts are not made to recover two missing radiation detectors in the Himalayan ranges, another Chernobyl could erupt, poisoning two of Asia's biggest rivers, a Japanese filmmaker has warned.

Monday, May 21, 2007 8:09:22 AM

Nepal deity 'sweats' -- bad times ahead?
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) As the political stalemate in Nepal continued and the security situation worsened in the southern Terai plains, priests of a temple in the mountainous north reported 'sweat' oozing out of the deity's stone idol - spelling further woes for the Himalayan nation.

Sunday, May 20, 2007 4:33:03 PM

Two years after tobacco ban, Bhutan still awaits law
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) More than two years after it made history by becoming the first nation to ban tobacco sales and smoking in public, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is still awaiting a law to back the ban while a black market in tobacco flourishes.

Sunday, May 20, 2007 2:15:44 PM

Jimmy Carter to discuss polls with Nepal PM
Kathmandu, May 18 (IANS) Former US President Jimmy Carter will arrive here next month on a three-day visit to discuss the much-awaited election with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and the assistance he and his Carter Center can offer to facilitate the ongoing peace process.

Friday, May 18, 2007 7:00:19 PM

UN top refugee envoy to visit Nepal
Kathmandu, May 18 (IANS) After remaining stranded in closed camps in Nepal for nearly two decades, things have finally started moving for over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees with first the US offering to resettle them on American soil, and now UN's top envoy for refugees arriving for a first-hand assessment of their situation.

Friday, May 18, 2007 5:03:31 PM

Bangladesh censors Nepal magazine
Kathmandu, May 18 (IANS) Having survived an autocratic regime on its own soil and threats by Maoist guerrillas, Nepal's media now faces a new foe - the caretaker government of its neighbour Bangladesh.

Friday, May 18, 2007 3:01:38 PM

Bhutanese refugees brace for Indian crackdown
Kathmandu, May 18 (IANS) Bhutanese refugees, who are planning to start a march to the kingdom from Nepal on the day Thimphu holds a mock election, say they fear Indian authorities may stop them while they enter that country on their way to the Druk kingdom.

Friday, May 18, 2007 12:57:36 PM

Nepal gays ask UN to save arrested peers in Iran
Kathmandu, May 18 (IANS) In a show of solidarity, Nepal's burgeoning homosexual community is seeking international support for the release of 80 gay men arrested in Iran.

Friday, May 18, 2007 10:47:00 AM

US home offer sparks tension in Bhutanese refugee camps
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) A leading human rights organisation Thursday said Washington's offer to provide a home for the over 100,000 Bhutanese languishing in Nepal for nearly two decades has created a high level of tension in the refugee camps with militants threatening those welcoming the resettlement bid.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:53:32 PM

World Bank warns Nepal over engineer's murder
Kathmandu, May 17 (IANS) Expressing shock at the murder of an engineer working on one of its projects in Nepal, the World Bank Thursday warned the eight-party government it would re-think its assistance if development workers faced risks to their lives.

Thursday, May 17, 2007 3:52:48 PM

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