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Sobhraj faces dark Diwali
Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) While the rest of Nepal celebrates Diwali, the festival of lights, it is however going to be a bleak period for Charles Sobhraj, who is fretting at the delay in the Supreme Court resuming his final appeal against the guilty verdict that has put him away behind bars for 20 years.

Monday, October 20, 2008 5:32:38 PM

Nepal's biggest hydropower project under attack again
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) Nepal's biggest hydropower project, in which an Indian company holds 15 percent stake and which has been described by an Indian minister as a 'test case' for foreign investors, is under fresh attack again despite the government's assurances of security.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 5:19:05 PM

Prachanda poised for double Delhi visit
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) Nepal's first Maoist Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', who made his first official visit to India in September, is scheduled to pay another visit to the country in November.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 4:12:16 PM

After Mao, Marx and Lenin to get marching orders in Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) After Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong, who inspired a 10-year ferocious guerrilla war in Nepal, it is now the turn of Communist icons Karl Marx and Vladimir Ilyich Lenin to get marching orders in the country that is trying to present a new face to the world.

Sunday, October 19, 2008 2:29:51 PM

Muslim group calls indefinite transport shutdown in Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 17 (IANS) Enraged by repeated attacks on mosques and protesting the lack of security, Muslims in eastern Nepal have called an indefinite transport shutdown from Sunday.

Friday, October 17, 2008 4:54:13 PM

'Wife' turns sleuth to save Charles Sobhraj
Kathmandu, Oct 17 (IANS) On Sunday, when Nepal's Supreme Court resumes hearing the appeal by 'Bikini Killer' Charles Sobhraj against the life term slapped on him for the murder of an American tourist, his formidable team of lawyers would be joined by his new 'wife' Nihita Biswas.

Friday, October 17, 2008 3:45:23 PM

Rs.200 mn Indian aid for Nepal flood victims
Kathmandu, Oct 16 (IANS) The Indian ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood Thursday handed over a cheque for Rs.200 million ($2.5 million) to Nepal's Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' as the Indian government's relief assistance to victims of the Kosi flood, that was pledged by India during Prachanda's visit to New Delhi last month.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 7:06:09 PM

UN chief to visit India, Nepal
Kathmandu, Oct 16 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will kick off a four-country tour in Asia at the end of this month that includes the Philippines, India, Nepal and Bangladesh, a senior UN envoy said here Thursday.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:42:31 PM

Indian joint venture in Nepal wants recruitment order review
Kathmandu, Oct 16 (IANS) Indian joint venture firm United Telecom Ltd (UTL), Nepal's first private telecom operator, has requested the Maoist-led government to review an order of the previous government directing it to absorb workers hired by a third-party contractor.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:41:47 PM

Nepal coffee to get a brand name
Kathmandu, Oct 16 (Xinhua) Coffee produced in Nepal will have a brand name within two months, the country's National Tea and Coffee Development Board (NTCDB) announced, the Himalayan Times newspaper reported Thursday.

Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:39:40 PM

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