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Indians, 179 others in Nepal jail call off protest fast (LEAD)
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) After 11 days of hunger strike demanding amnesty, three Indians in a Kathmandu prison as well as 179 other detainees called off their protest after Nepal's government said it would look into their demand.

Sunday, April 29, 2007 4:50:42 PM

Nepal PM expands cabinet
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) Four weeks after Nepal's new government, including the former Maoist guerrillas, was sworn in with 22 ministers, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Sunday expanded his cabinet after mounting pressure and anger from a junior ally in the ruling coalition.

Sunday, April 29, 2007 3:16:02 PM

Maoists give May ultimatum to Nepal government
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas, who joined the seven-party government this month, have now given a fresh ultimatum to their coalition partners, saying they would call an indefinite closure if the country was not declared a republic by May.

Sunday, April 29, 2007 1:41:24 PM

Veteran mountaineer falls to his death on Everest
Kathmandu, April 29 (DPA) A high-altitude guide and former Mt. Everest summiteer died on the mountain while preparing logistics, a mountaineering agency said Sunday.

Sunday, April 29, 2007 1:39:22 PM

Indians in Nepal jail call off protest fast after 11 days
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) After 11 days of hunger strike to demand amnesty, three Indians languishing in a Kathmandu prison as well as 179 more detainees, called off their protest after Nepal's government said it would look into the issue.

Sunday, April 29, 2007 10:53:09 AM

Udit Narayan to return to roots with Nepali film
Kathmandu, April 29 (IANS) Bollywood playback singer Udit Narayan, who left his village home in southern Nepal almost three decades ago to carve out a flourishing career in neighbouring India, plans to return to his roots with a film in Nepali.

Sunday, April 29, 2007 10:52:19 AM

Manali boy raises Tibet's banner of revolt at Everest
Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) A 27-year-old born and brought up in India's Manali town became the first known exiled Tibetan to return to Tibet to raise the banner of revolt against China and the International Olympic Committee's decision to allow Beijing to host the 2008 Olympic Games.

Saturday, April 28, 2007 3:57:43 PM

Manisha Koirala's father enters the ring again
Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala's father Prakah Koirala has put his hat in Nepal's political ring again, registering a new party to take part in a critical election that will decide his mentor King Gyanendra's fate.

Saturday, April 28, 2007 9:39:42 AM

Three Indians on fast unto death protest in Nepal jail
Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) At least three Indians are on a fast unto death in a prison in Kathmandu, demanding amnesty from the government of Nepal that has recently freed several Maoist guerrillas jailed for crimes ranging from murder to bombing.

Saturday, April 28, 2007 9:34:07 AM

Nepal brides starve for lack of loos
Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Brides are generally fussed over and pampered, but not in one Nepal village where newly married women starve themselves so they don't need to go to the toilet - because there are none and it would embarrass the family if they went to the fields in the day.

Saturday, April 28, 2007 8:37:14 AM

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