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Nepal parties unite against monarchy
Kathmandu, May 12 (Xinhua) Representatives of newly elected political parties in Nepal have rejected any kind of sympathy towards the monarchy, the Rising Nepal reported Monday.

Monday, May 12, 2008 5:32:21 PM

Royalists seek time for Nepal king
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) With only 17 days remaining before Nepal's embattled King Gyanendra is officially stripped of his crown and asked to leave the Narayanhity royal palace from where his ancestors ruled the kingdom for generations, the only major party still supporting the monarchy is appealing for two more years before the axe falls.

Monday, May 12, 2008 3:16:30 PM

Nepali Gorkhas may soon not be a part of the Indian Army (Lead, Superseding earlier story)
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS)India's first field marshal, S.H.F.J. Manekshaw, preferred calling himself Sam 'Bahadur' as a sign of respect for the brave Gorkha soldiers, most of whom came from Nepal. However, a call by Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda not to allow them to join the Indian army could impact on traditional military ties between the two countries.

Monday, May 12, 2008 12:50:59 PM

Nepal king prays for divine intervention
Kathmandu, May 12 (IANS) With just 17 days left for the abolition of his two-century-old ancestral throne, Nepal's distressed King Gyanendra Monday sought divine intervention once again, offering animal sacrifices to a Hindu goddess of power.

Monday, May 12, 2008 12:07:17 PM

More than 550 Tibetans arrested in Nepal (Lead)
Kathmandu, May 11 (DPA) The Nepali police Sunday arrested more than 550 Tibetan demonstrators, most of them women, during anti-China protests in the capital Kathmandu.

Sunday, May 11, 2008 9:39:51 PM

Nepal sends Bhutanese refugees to third country for resettlement
Kathmandu, May 11 (DPA) More than 420 Bhutanese refugees living in UN-run camps in eastern Nepal have been resettled in another country as part of a third-country resettlement programme, a media report said Sunday.

Sunday, May 11, 2008 1:31:04 PM

India worried as Nepal parties fail to cobble government
Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) In a sign of growing concern at the failure of Nepal's major parties to reach an understanding on power-sharing, India's new Ambassador Rakesh Sood Sunday met top Maoist leaders - the fourth such meeting in less than three weeks.

Sunday, May 11, 2008 1:08:38 PM

Tibetan exiles in Nepal launch fresh protests, scores arrested
Kathmandu, May 11 (DPA) Nepalese police Saturday arrested scores of Tibetan protestors who had chained themselves in small groups and tried to march towards Chinese visa and consular office in Kathmandu.

Sunday, May 11, 2008 4:51:22 AM

Nepal parties propose May dates for king's ouster
Kathmandu, May 9 (IANS) Nepal's ruling parties Friday asked Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to call the crucial first meeting of the newly-elected constituent assembly in the last week of this month, further tightening the noose around the neck of King Gyanendra, who is poised to be the last monarch in a dynasty that spanned nearly two and a half centuries.

Friday, May 09, 2008 4:55:44 PM

Two climbers missing on Nepal's Mt. Dhaulagiri
Kathmandu, May 9 (DPA) Two climbers attempting to scale Nepal's Mount Dhaulagiri have gone missing, sparking off a frantic search to rescue the men, media reports said Friday.

Friday, May 09, 2008 12:19:03 PM

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