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It's a 'grey coat day' for Nepal's Maoists
Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) Last year, when Nepal's Maoists signed a peace pact with the new government, their focus was on signing a code of conduct. This year, as they shed the image of a guerrilla group hiding in bunkers and become a legitimate political party with over 70 members in parliament, the search is for a new dress code.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 12:05:06 PM

Red star dominates new Nepal parliament
Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) Changing their camouflage battle fatigues for grey corporate suits, Nepal's Maoist guerrillas created new history close to midnight Monday when they took oath to become a legitimate political party from an armed terrorist organisation.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 11:22:33 AM

Nepal Maoists reach parliament, king suspended (LEAD)
Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) Nepal made history Monday implementing a new constitution that stripped King Gyanendra of his last remaining executive position and paved the way for the Maoist guerrillas to lay down arms after 10 years of violence and enter mainstream politics.

Monday, January 15, 2007 9:25:37 PM

Another daughter rises in South Asia
Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) The trend of daughters donning the mantle of their illustrious fathers has finally caught on in male-dominated Nepal with Sujata Koirala, daughter of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, taking oath as a new MP in the interim parliament that convenes Monday.

Monday, January 15, 2007 1:48:53 PM

Nepal begins tryst with peace amid dissent
Kathmandu, Jan 15 (IANS) Nepal began its tryst with peace Monday, putting last touches to a historic change that would end a decade of communist insurgency, but the move was marred by dissent with the government's own allies accusing it of undue haste and highhandedness.

Monday, January 15, 2007 1:22:48 PM

Buddhist monk, army man, scholar are Maoists' new envoys
Kathmandu, Jan 14 (IANS) They tried to create a new society through an armed struggle that killed over 13,000 people. Yet Nepal's communist guerrillas have chosen a Buddhist monk to represent them in the new historic parliament that will be convened Monday.

Sunday, January 14, 2007 1:07:09 PM

An Indian and American battle over Nepal's casino industry
Kathmandu, Jan 14 (IANS) The battle over Nepal's casino industry has intensified with fresh violence and the spectre of a long, acrimonious lawsuit. Casino Royale, run by Indian entrepreneur Rakesh Wadhwa who became known as the Indian casino king after his gaming ventures in Sri Lanka, Nepal and Kazakhstan, finds itself caught in a bitter tussle between an American, who owns all the six casinos in the capital, and the Delhi businessman.

Sunday, January 14, 2007 11:38:27 AM

China for shorter term for UN's Nepal mission
Kathmandu, Jan 13 (IANS) Nepal's northern neighbour China has crossed swords with the UN chief over Nepal, asking for a shorter term for a UN political mission in the Himalayan kingdom, a newspaper reported Saturday.

Saturday, January 13, 2007 2:13:10 PM

State media announces probable Nepal poll dates
Kathmandu, Jan 13 (IANS) Nepal's official media Saturday announced probable dates for historic elections this year that could abolish the kingdom's 238-year-old monarchy and bring stability after five decades of struggle for democracy.

Saturday, January 13, 2007 11:29:08 AM

Maoist splinter group shuts down eastern Nepal
Kathmandu, Jan 12 (IANS) Even as Nepal's Maoist guerrillas began gearing up to enter mainstream politics and join parliament Monday, a band of former Maoists paralysed eastern Nepal with a three-day general strike enforced from Friday.

Friday, January 12, 2007 4:16:32 PM

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