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Nepal peace pact slides towards new abyss
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

Charity begins at Mount Everest
Kathmandu, Oct 23 (IANS) After Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa showed that it was possible for man to conquer the world's highest peak, and hundreds treaded in their illustrious footsteps, charity now begins on a high note - at Mount Everest.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 8:55:51 AM

China closes Tibetan blogs to gag Dalai Lama news
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) Unable to stop US President George W. Bush from meeting Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama and furious at the US Congress for bestowing its highest civilian honour on the exiled Nobel laureate, China has stepped up curbs in Tibet, closing down websites and blogs in the latest offensive.

Monday, October 22, 2007 1:34:39 PM

Festival shows uneroded Hindu support for Nepal king
Kathmandu, Oct 22 (IANS) 'I am hungry and cold,' wailed Varsha Sharma, a third-year college student, shivering in the autumn wind and drawing her red dupatta around her shoulders for warmth.

Monday, October 22, 2007 10:34:40 AM

Nepal king calls for reconciliation
Kathmandu, Oct 21 (IANS) Pushing aside attempts by Maoists to prevent him from playing any significant public role, Nepal's embattled King Gyanendra Sunday issued a message for the nation, calling for unity and reconciliation.

Sunday, October 21, 2007 11:29:16 AM

Koirala rules out Maoist return to government before polls
Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Saturday ruled out the return of the Maoists to the multi-party government before the crucial polls, dealing a blow to the hope that the political crisis paralysing Nepal would come to an end.

Saturday, October 20, 2007 12:08:57 PM

Undeterred Nepal king continues religious role
Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) Undeterred by the Maoists' opposition to his public appearances at Kathmandu's main temples, King Gyanendra plans to go ahead with the monarch's traditional rituals during Dashain, Nepal's biggest Hindu festival, just as he did in the past.

Saturday, October 20, 2007 11:19:34 AM

Norway firm overtakes Indians in Nepal hydropower deals
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) While over a dozen Indian companies have been waiting for nearly a year now to get the nod from the Nepal government for starting new hydropower projects in the Himalayan nation, a Norwegian joint venture has sailed ahead with two new deals under its belt.

Friday, October 19, 2007 12:06:54 PM

Silent Buddhists pray for peace as Nepal revels in blood
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) Though a ceasefire between the government and the Maoist guerrillas has held for over a year now, yet Nepal is passing through one of its goriest periods with thousands of animals being sacrificed daily on the occasion of Dashain, the biggest Hindu festival in the country.

Friday, October 19, 2007 9:53:18 AM

Nepal festival turns tense as Maoists oppose king
Kathmandu, Oct 18 (IANS) Nepal's biggest Hindu festival Dashain turned ugly Thursday with politics colouring traditional celebrations as the Maoist guerrillas began opposing King Gyanendra's visit to a temple to worship the goddesses of power.

Thursday, October 18, 2007 8:00:00 PM

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