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Nepal approves bill to abolish monarchy (Lead)
Kathmandu, Dec 28 (IANS) Nepal's King Gyanendra, who ascended the throne twice against all odds, Friday paid a heavy price for his attempt to revert to absolute reign as the parliament abolished kingdom's two-century-old monarchy to make it a federal democratic republic.

Friday, December 28, 2007 9:47:38 PM

Nepal passes bill to end monarchy
Kathmandu, Dec 28 (Xinhua) Nepal parliament Friday approved a bill to declare the country, once world's only Hindu kingdom, a federal democratic republic.

Friday, December 28, 2007 7:27:36 PM

Nepal moves to counter Bollywood piracy
Kathmandu, Dec 28 (IANS) When Shah Rukh Khan's new blockbuster 'Om Shanti Om' was released in India and Nepal, it took less than a week for pirated audio and video cassettes to hit the streets here.

Friday, December 28, 2007 12:59:12 PM

Sobhraj victim of Nepal's racism, lawyer tells French president
Kathmandu, Dec 27 (IANS) Making a fresh effort for the release of Charles Sobhraj, who has been fighting a murder conviction in Nepal since 2003, his lawyer in Paris has asked the French president to intervene.

Thursday, December 27, 2007 5:31:20 PM

UN cuts Maoist army down to size
Kathmandu, Dec 27 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists, who waged a guerrilla war against the government for 10 years, now have an army with only over 19,000 soldiers, the UN said Thursday after completing its verification of the combatants.

Thursday, December 27, 2007 3:38:08 PM

Massive heist jolts Indian joint venture in Nepal
Kathmandu, Dec 27 (IANS) A massive robbery at an Indian joint venture in southern Nepal rocked the kingdom's industrial capital with armed bandits making off with brass goods weighing over 25 tonnes and worth over NRS 10 million (over $157,000).

Thursday, December 27, 2007 1:11:04 PM

Diehard royalists want grand birthday for crown prince
Kathmandu, Dec 27 (IANS) Ignoring the move to abolish the country's two-century-old monarchy and turn the Himalayan kingdom into a federal republic, diehard royalists have sworn to celebrate the crown prince's birthday with pomp, even if it means a confrontation with the Maoist guerrillas.

Thursday, December 27, 2007 11:51:52 AM

Tata dealer reopens after 20-day Maoist blockade
Kathmandu, Dec 26 (IANS) One of the biggest trading companies in Nepal that holds the dealership of Tata vehicles in the Himalayan nation as well as three other reputed Indian companies, has resumed business after a 20-day blockade by Maoists.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007 3:58:23 PM

Nepal government orders probe into deadly bridge collapse (Lead)
Kathmandu, Dec 26 (IANS) The Nepal government Wednesday announced an investigation into the bridge collapse in a remote village a day earlier in which at least 15 people were killed and scores remained missing as rescuers continued work braving sharp chill.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007 1:22:00 PM

Old jail mates come to wish Sobhraj luck
Kathmandu, Dec 26 (IANS) Though the media dubbed him the 'Serpent' and 'Bikini Killer', Charles Sobhraj's former prison mates still retain strong ties with him, with some of them going to Kathmandu's Central Jail to wish him good luck.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007 11:48:17 AM

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