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After Pashupatinath, Maoists lock horns with army
Kathmandu, Jan 5 (IANS) After dragging Nepal's revered Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath into a furious dispute, Nepal's Maoist government has now locked horns with the republic's army, triggering a fresh battle over new recruitment.

Monday, January 05, 2009 4:17:20 PM

Big B cancels Nepal trip due to Pashupatinath row
Kathmandu, Jan 5 (IANS) Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan cancelled his scheduled visit to Nepal this week at the last moment due to the deepening row over the hallowed Pashupatinath temple that has pitted Nepal's Maoist government against priests and Hindu devotees, said a report Monday.

Monday, January 05, 2009 1:46:08 PM

Protesters attacked at Pashupatinath temple
Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) After a week of simmering tension, violence erupted on the hallowed premises of Nepal's Pashupatinath temple Sunday as a mob, alleged to be Maoists, attacked a rally by temple helpers who were protesting the ouster of three Indian priests and the controversial appointment of two Nepalis in their place.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 7:32:03 PM

Pashupatinath temple turns into battleground, 10 injured
Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) At least 10 people were injured as a scuffle erupted on the premises of Nepal's hallowed Pashupatinath temple Sunday even as condemnation mounted at home and abroad over the Maoist government's interference in religious matters in violation of the constitution.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 6:58:29 PM

Mulayam meets Nepal president
Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) Mulayam Singh Yadav, former Indian central minister and chief of the Samajwadi Party, arrived Sunday in Nepal at the personal invitation of President Ram Baran Yadav.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 5:10:26 PM

Maoists eyeing Pashupatinath's riches, says Hindu outfit
Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) A global outfit of Hindus Sunday joined the row over the Maoist government removing the revered Pashupatinath temple's Indian priests, saying the former guerrillas were trying to capture the deity's treasure that is said to contain fabulous jewels and other riches.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 4:45:02 PM

One more Indian priest quits Pashupatinath
Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) As the controversy over the ouster of three Indian priests from Nepal's Pashupatinath temple, one of the holiest shrines of billions of Hindus worldwide, deepened Monday, a fourth Indian priest handed over his resignation while temple authorities engaged two more Nepali priests in violation of a court order.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 4:27:47 PM

Two killed, 21 missing in Nepal boat capsize
Kathmandu, Jan 4 (DPA) At least two people were confirmed killed and more than 20 missing after a passenger boat capsized on a river in eastern Nepal, officials said Sunday.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 4:06:41 PM

Maoists announce yatra to defuse Pashupatinath row
Kathmandu, Jan 4 (IANS) Alarmed by rising anger at home and abroad over the unceremonious removal of three Indian priests from the Pashupatinath temple, a hallowed shrine revered by Hindus, Nepal's Maoist government Sunday said it was launching a three-month nationwide yatra Monday to maintain religious harmony.

Sunday, January 04, 2009 3:47:04 PM

Ex-king urges Nepal to keep Pashupatinath out of dispute
Kathmandu, Jan 3 (IANS) Breaking his long silence, Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Saturday urged the Maoist-led government and others to keep the hallowed Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath out of dispute.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 7:55:23 PM

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