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Nepal's top Marwari industrialist dead
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) Mohan Gopal Khetan, one of Nepal's top Marwari businessmen whose ventures ranged from banks to breweries and insurance to instant noodles, succumbed to a heart attack here Thursday night.

Friday, April 27, 2007 2:13:15 PM

Mt Everest claims year's first victim
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) Mt Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, has claimed its first victim this year, taking the toll to over 200.

Friday, April 27, 2007 12:31:41 PM

US resettlement plans give hope to Bhutanese refugees
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) There is finally light at the end of the tunnel for over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees, with the US offering to rescue them from the ghettos in Nepal, where they have been languishing for nearly two decades.

Friday, April 27, 2007 12:23:18 PM

Terai unrest: 33 lawyers taken captive, released
Kathmandu, April 27 (IANS) As Nepal's new eight-party government celebrated the first anniversary of the overthrow of King Gyanendra's regime with three days' pomp, the Terai plains in the south continued to burn with 33 lawyers held captive by an ethnic group and then freed.

Friday, April 27, 2007 10:15:03 AM

3 killed in fresh Terai violence
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) Three people were killed in fresh violence in Nepal's southern Terai plains even as the nation celebrated the first anniversary of the restoration of democracy after the fall of King Gyanendra's government.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 4:42:29 PM

Nepal hydel project gets fresh start with ADB loan
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) A floundering mega hydropower project in Nepal, in which the Indian government had shown interest nearly two decades ago, has been given a fresh lease of life with the Asian Development Bank agreeing to lend $45 million.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 2:06:08 PM

After Gere, did Govinda head for Nepal?
Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) After Hollywood icon Richard Gere's low-key trip to Kathmandu this month to resume old ties and meet members of the Tibetan community, did Bollywood heartthrob Govinda pay an even more low-key visit to the Himalayan nation?

Thursday, April 26, 2007 10:55:34 AM

Deferred poll makes Nepal lose 'energy'
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) With the date for a crucial election being put off indefinitely in Nepal, the government is losing potential revenue that could be earned from oil exploration in the southern plains and change the cash-strapped Himalayan nation's economy.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 1:39:09 PM

King prays as Nepal calls for republic
Kathmandu, April 25 (IANS) As the people celebrated the first anniversary of his fall from power and renewed their call for the abolition of monarchy, Nepal's King Gyanendra turned to the gods for help, offering sacrifices at the altar of a Hindu goddess of power.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:09:32 AM

Nepalese celebrate first anniversary of return of democracy
Kathmandu, April 24 (IANS) An old palace and the open space that was once usurped by the army became the rallying point of tens of thousands of people as they celebrated Tuesday the first anniversary of restoration of democracy in Nepal following the fall of King Gyanendra's regime this day last year.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:42:09 PM

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