Kathmandu, Oct 27 (IANS) Ahead of a looming confrontation with the government, Nepal's Maoists snubbed Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and the dominating party in the ruling coalition, virtually boycotting a traditional ceremony that symbolises reconciliation.
Saturday, October 27, 2007 11:00:11 AM
Kathmandu, Oct 27 (IANS) Hyderabad lad Bachinepally Shekhar Babu plans to put together a team of Indian climbers and lead the subcontinent's first private expedition to the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest.
Saturday, October 27, 2007 9:33:11 AM
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) Ahead of a showdown with the Maoist guerrillas in parliament, Nepal's Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala began a diplomatic offensive, trying to garner support for his leadership.
Friday, October 26, 2007 4:50:47 PM
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) Though the era of all-powerful kings has given way to an all-powerful prime minister's rule in Nepal, premier Girija Prasad Koirala still faces an uphill task vanquishing King Gyanendra's charisma among devout Hindus.
Friday, October 26, 2007 12:32:42 PM
Kathmandu, Oct 26 (IANS) Protests started snowballing in Nepal Friday over the government's decision to hike fuel prices with the Maoists calling an indefinite closure and student groups beginning consultations for sustained opposition.
Friday, October 26, 2007 11:24:00 AM
Kathmandu, Oct 25 (IANS) Within hours of the government announcing a midnight hike in fuel prices, protests erupted in Nepal Thursday with the Maoist rebels calling a partial transport shutdown.
Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:14:16 AM
Kathmandu, Oct 24 (IANS) Over 100 CEOs representing both telecom service providers and regulators from South Asia will meet here Thursday to discuss how to provide better telecom access in semi-urban and rural areas.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 5:17:50 PM
Kathmandu, Oct 24 (IANS) With just three months left for the UN's peace mission in Nepal to end, the government wants the world body to stay on for at least a year more, with the concurrence of the Maoist guerrillas.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 3:36:22 PM
Kathmandu, Oct 24 (IANS) Used to prayers and silent exclamations of wonder, the foothill of Mt Everest saw an entirely different spectacle when a group of 15 people burst out into a 'fist-pumping version' of 'Knocking on Heaven's Door' with a Welsh rock star leading the choir.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 12:55:34 PM
Kathmandu, Oct 24 (IANS) Nepal's fragile peace process is sliding towards a new abyss with confrontation between the ruling parties and the Maoists looming large and still no indication that the long festival break has forged a reconciliation.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007 9:49:37 AM
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