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African voices dominate SAARC at Istanbul conference
Kathmandu, July 10 (IANS) African voices dominated the talks on how globalisation was bypassing the world's poor and what could be done to address it as a two-day UN ministerial conference of 50 of the world's least developed countries (LDCs) ended in Istanbul Tuesday.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 3:45:15 PM

Nepal's biggest hydropower project to take off finally
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) Nepal's biggest energy scheme, a 750 MW hydropower project that has a 25-year power purchase pact with India's Power Trading Corp (PTC), is finally ready to take off after being held up for a decade due to the Maoist insurgency and political instability.

Saturday, July 07, 2007 1:22:10 PM

Mass boycott of Nepal king's birthday bash
Kathmandu, July 7 (IANS) The gala birthday bash to celebrate Nepal's King Gyanendra's 'diamond' birthday turned into a royal fiasco with the prime minister, cabinet ministers, foreign envoys, bureaucrats and other VVIPs staying away Friday and fears of violence Saturday rising in the capital.

Saturday, July 07, 2007 12:26:47 PM

Outraged Nepalis force Coke to apologise for offensive pouch
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) Protests by outraged Nepalis have forced soft drink giant Coke to apologise for an offensive pouch for its new product and remove the source of outrage.

Friday, July 06, 2007 5:10:34 PM

Deposed Nepal PM raises doubts about November poll
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) Within 48 hours of the Nepal government pledging top priority to holding elections in November, deposed prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba Friday raised doubts about the exercise and said the security situation was still fragile.

Friday, July 06, 2007 4:59:49 PM

Indian Railways appoints agent in Nepal, finally
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) Almost two decades after authorising general sales agents (GSA) in Europe, Indian Railways has finally cleared security checks and other red tape to appoint its first GSA in Nepal.

Friday, July 06, 2007 11:42:42 AM

Nepal's young Turks wage new war on king
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) The upcoming 'diamond' birthday celebration of Nepal's embattled King Gyanendra was mired in fresh controversy Thursday with youth organisations of the ruling parties, spearheaded by the Maoists, warning that they would disrupt the festivities if the government did not stop them.

Thursday, July 05, 2007 2:34:31 PM

UAE national carrier to start Nepal flights
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) With the signing of a bilateral labour agreement between Nepal and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Etihad Airways of the UAE will start flights to Nepal this autumn.

Thursday, July 05, 2007 10:58:41 AM

Foreign envoys not to attend Nepal king's birthday bash
Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) Most of the foreign ambassadors to Nepal have declined to attend the lavish black-tie cocktail dinner to be hosted Friday by Nepal's Queen Komal to celebrate the 'diamond' birthday of King Gyanendra who turns 61 a day later.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007 6:12:34 PM

Dabur sues to defend Chyawanprash, Hajmola in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) Dabur Nepal, a wholly owned subsidiary of FMCG giant Dabur India and Nepal's largest exporter, has gone to court to defend one of its most popular products, Dabur Chyawanprash, and its 'digestive tablet' Hajmola.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007 11:32:05 AM

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