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Terai protesters call transport strike, Nepal bandh
Kathmandu, Feb 19 (IANS) As a 10-day ultimatum to the Nepal government expired without any response, ethnic protesters in the Terai plains have announced a nine-day transport strike from Feb 25, to be followed by an indefinite general strike in March.

Monday, February 19, 2007 4:29:34 PM

Nepal king defends coup, monarchy on Democracy Day
Kathmandu, Feb 19 (IANS) Two days after his motorcade was stoned by angry pilgrims, Nepal's King Gyanendra hit the headlines afresh Monday by issuing a message to the nation, glorifying the role played by his grandfather and justifying his own coup two years ago, saying it was what people wanted.

Monday, February 19, 2007 8:58:59 AM

Nepali woman rescued from gruelling fate in Indian brothel
Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) A Nepali woman was rescued from India, where she had been sold into prostitution, after a gruelling ordeal, a report said.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 1:26:45 PM

Fresh turmoil threatens Nepal's Terai plains
Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) After an uneasy peace for 10 days, Nepal's Terai plains in the south braced for fresh turmoil with an armed group of former Maoists calling a three-day strike even as the deadline given by another Terai group began approaching its end.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 1:26:08 PM

Kamal Nath to visit Kathmandu for SAFTA talks
Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) Indian Commerce Minister Kamal Nath will be here next week to attend the SAARC ministers' meeting on better implementation of the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) agreement.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:57:04 AM

Nepal government says sorry for attack on king
Kathmandu, Feb 18 (IANS) Expressing regret for the attack on King Gyanendra during his public appearance Friday, Nepal's government said it had formed a committee to probe the incident.

Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:41:54 AM

Maoists give ultimatum to Nepal government
Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist guerrillas have given a fresh ultimatum to the seven-party government, saying if they were not included in the cabinet within a week, the much-awaited elections would not be held by June.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 2:42:47 PM

Nepal king's car stoned during Shivratri
Kathmandu, Feb 17 (IANS) Though his followers avowed to lead a march of Indian holy men in support of monarchy, Nepal's King Gyanendra found himself at the receiving end of pilgrims' wrath with crowds throwing stones at the monarch once revered as god.

Saturday, February 17, 2007 12:14:30 PM

Devotees of Lord Shiva go hi-tech in Nepal (FEATURE)
Kathmandu, Feb 16 (IANS) Hanuman Baba rummages through the pockets of his voluminous saffron robe and fishes out, wonder of wonders, a cellphone. It has international roaming facilities and he proceeds to speak to a devotee in the United States.

Friday, February 16, 2007 11:22:36 AM

Nepal Maoists deny Indian media report
Kathmandu, Feb 15 (IANS) Nepal's Maoists Thursday denied an Indian newspaper report that one of their cadres was arrested while trying to buy arms from an extremist organisation and said it was a conspiracy to malign them.

Thursday, February 15, 2007 1:49:03 PM

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