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First anniversary sees Nepal peace pact in tatters
Kathmandu, Nov 21 (IANS) The peace pact signed between Nepal's ruling parties and the Maoists reached its first anniversary Wednesday, but there was little cause to cheer with mounting tales of atrocities by guerrillas, parties engaged in fighting for power and violence rearing its head in the Terai plains.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:35:11 PM

Nepal, China try to revive Kathmandu-Lhasa bus service
Kathmandu, Nov 20 (IANS) Almost eight months after it closed, Nepal and China are trying afresh to revive the much-hyped Kathmandu-Lhasa direct bus service ahead of the Olympic Games in Beijing next year.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:54:23 PM

Cornered Nepal government buys time ahead of battle (Lead)
Kathmandu, Nov 19 (IANS) Certain to face a tough challenge to his leadership in the winter session of parliament, embattled Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala obtained a reprieve Monday with the house adjourning for 10 days.

Monday, November 19, 2007 5:15:22 PM

Civil servants quit en masse in southern Nepal
Kathmandu, Nov 19 (IANS) As Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's government began a battle for survival in parliament Monday, civil servants began quitting en masse in protest against the growing insecurity in the Terai plains.

Monday, November 19, 2007 1:26:20 PM

Nepal PM faces tough fight for survival
Kathmandu, Nov 19 (IANS) The battle in Nepal's parliament that started over King Gyanendra's fate is now threatening to unseat Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and topple the interim government as the winter session starts Monday.

Monday, November 19, 2007 12:07:58 PM

Carter's second Nepal peace mission
Kathmandu, Nov 18 (IANS) Former US president and Nobel laureate Jimmy Carter will arrive in Kathmandu again next week on a second Nepal peace mission.

Sunday, November 18, 2007 5:28:32 PM

Maoists unveil new road map for rescuing peace talks
Kathmandu, Nov 17 (IANS) With peace negotiations floundering for nearly two months, Nepal's Maoist guerrillas have unveiled a new road map that seeks the sacking of King Gyanendra and reshuffling of the interim government of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.

Saturday, November 17, 2007 12:47:26 PM

World not yet ready for Maoist envoys
Kathmandu, Nov 16 (IANS) Though Nepal's Maoists returned to parliament after waging an armed struggle for 10 years, the world is not yet ready to accept them as envoys. Four countries, to which the government appointed Maoist nominees as ambassadors, are still sitting on the 'agreemo' they have to send to indicate they have no objection to the appointees.

Friday, November 16, 2007 2:54:16 PM

'Old feuds hindering energy trade in South Asia'
Kathmandu, Nov 15 (IANS) Long-standing political disputes in South Asia have proved a major barrier to the growth of an energy market, according to a World Bank study.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 4:43:58 PM

Nepal government to compensate family of slain journalist
Kathmandu, Nov 15 (IANS) Stung by mounting criticism for failing to punish the alleged Maoist killers of a journalist more than a month after the incident, the Nepal government said it would pay compensation to his family as well as initiate a search for another scribe missing for over four months.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 12:06:36 PM

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