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26,000 people face food insecurity in Nepal, reports UN
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (Xinhua) A UN aid agency Wednesday said that about 26,000 people in Nepal's western districts are facing food insecurity due to inadequate crop yield, soaring food prices and lack of income opportunities.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 9:21:42 PM

Nepal arrests journalist with top India links
Kathmandu, Feb 4 (IANS) Nepal police Wednesday said they have arrested a well known Nepali journalist whose contacts include the high and mighty in Nepal as well as India.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 5:55:03 PM

'Manipal targeted because of Indian link'
Kathmandu, Feb 3 (IANS) Continuing to reel under an indefinite strike called by the ruling Maoist party's trade union since Monday, the teaching hospital run by the Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Pokhara says the shutdown is not over a demand for pay hike but because of its Indian connection.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 4:23:15 PM

Buddha protests continue in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 3 (IANS) Almost a fortnight after Nepal's government banned Bollywood film 'Chandni Chowk to China' following violence over a statement in the kungfu comedy that the Buddha was born in India, students have kept up protests in the capital.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 3:29:04 PM

Dowry killing mocks Nepal PM's resolve
Kathmandu, Feb 3 (IANS) He led a 10-year guerrilla war against the government and succeeded in ending Nepal's centuries-old institution of monarchy. But Nepal's first Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda is facing a far more tougher challenge as he battles to eradicate social evils that continue to flourish despite a newly declared ban.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:47:50 PM

First transgender choir strikes gay rights chord in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 3 (IANS) Bhakti Shah faces an uphill struggle to get her job back a year after Nepal's army sacked the physical training instructor for being involved in a lesbian relationship with a trainee.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 12:39:48 PM

Maoists shut down Manipal hospital in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (IANS) A week after Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda expressed concern at the growing anarchy in the country and the culture of shutdowns to register protests, a trade union affiliated to his own party called an indefinite closure of the Manipal Teaching Hospital in Nepal.

Monday, February 02, 2009 9:07:02 PM

No takers in Nepal for slain king's memorabilia
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (IANS) Slain music icon John Lennon's possessions continue to fetch astronomical prices at auctions more than 25 years after his death.

Monday, February 02, 2009 2:22:57 PM

Nepal ignores PM's ban on dowry, untouchability
Kathmandu, Feb 2 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda, who won a battle against the nation's powerful royal family, is now finding it far more difficult to reform society and create the 'new Nepal' of his vision.

Monday, February 02, 2009 1:31:56 PM

Nepal lawmakers check border for Indian intrusion
Kathmandu, Jan 31 (IANS) A team of Nepal's lawmakers Saturday begun inspecting the nation's eastern border with India to look into the mounting allegations from border towns that the neighbouring country was encroaching on Nepali territory.

Saturday, January 31, 2009 7:13:47 PM

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