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'Secular' Nepal forgets Muslims on Eid
Kathmandu, Oct 14 (IANS) More than a year after it abolished Hinduism as the state religion and declared itself secular, Nepal, once the world's only Hindu kingdom, still remains Hindu in its psyche, with the government Sunday failing to extend greetings to Muslims on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, one of the Muslim festivals.

Sunday, October 14, 2007 3:40:10 PM

Now Everest to become king of showbiz
Kathmandu, Oct 14 (IANS) In 1953, when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first men to summit the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest was considered the ultimate challenge in adventure and human endurance. But with increasing leaps in technology and human imagination, the king of mountains is now poised for a makeover - as the king of showbiz!

Sunday, October 14, 2007 10:59:10 AM

Nepal parliament vote likely to be postponed
Kathmandu, Oct 13 (IANS) Less than a fortnight after Nepal's government decided to indefinitely put off a vital constituent assembly election, another crucial vote that was to have been held in parliament Tuesday is also likely to be postponed.

Saturday, October 13, 2007 1:30:42 PM

Goats replace polls in Nepal's new plans
Kathmandu, Oct 13 (IANS) With the November election put off indefinitely and the biggest Hindu festival beginning, goats are now the top priority in Nepal.

Saturday, October 13, 2007 1:27:41 PM

Maoists come under heavy fire as parliament convenes (Lead)
Kathmandu, Oct 11 (IANS) The battle Nepal's Maoists began in parliament in a bid to unseat King Gyanendra and change the election system saw the tables turned on them with legislators cutting across party lines flaying them over the abduction of a journalist.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 6:55:42 PM

Maoists wary about Shyam Saran's Nepal mission
Kathmandu, Oct 11 (IANS) The arrival of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special envoy Shyam Saran to hold parleys with Nepal's key players on the eve of a crucial parliament vote is being viewed with suspicion by Maoists who feel he has advised the ruling parties to resist their demands.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:25:25 PM

Shyam Saran begins Mission Nepal with Koirala meet
Kathmandu, Oct 10 (IANS) Visiting Nepal on a firefighting mission on the eve of a critical parliamentary election, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special envoy Shyam Saran began his difficult labour with a meeting with Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 6:07:53 PM

Fresh Nepal poll date not in a hurry: Koirala
Kathmandu, Oct 10 (IANS) Nepal's embattled Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has ruled out announcing fresh dates for the twice-delayed constituent assembly election 'in a hurry', even as pressure mounted on him from both opposition parties and the international community for an early election.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 2:28:25 PM

Nepal opposition to vote in favour of monarchy
Kathmandu, Oct 10 (IANS) Nepal's biggest opposition party, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), has said it would not support the anti-monarchy motion to be tabled in a parliament session by the Maoists Thursday as it goes against the constitution and people's sovereignty.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 1:30:15 PM

Nepal Maoists livid with comment by ex-Indian Army officer
Kathmandu, Oct 10 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist guerrillas are outraged by a former Indian Army officer's statement that the Indian military could be deployed in Nepal. The Indian government's denial and support to a key Maoist demand by some Indian MPs has only partially mollified them.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 11:25:40 AM

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