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From Chhabilal to Pushpa Kamal to Prachanda (Profile)
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) When Chhabilal Dahal was born to a Brahmin farmer's family in southern Chitwan district on Dec 11, 1954, no one could predict the mewling baby would one day oust Nepal's omnipotent royal dynasty and transform the laidback Hindu Himalayan kingdom into a secular federal republic.

Friday, August 15, 2008 8:20:59 PM

Prachanda sweeps Nepal PM poll
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) Twelve years after they waged an armed war to capture power, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas Friday finally fulfilled their desire lawfully with their chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal winning the prime minister's election with a sweeping majority to become the Nepal republic's first premier.

Friday, August 15, 2008 8:18:23 PM

PM poll saves India from embarrassment in Nepal
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) The republic of Nepal's first prime ministerial election Friday saved India from embarrassment on its 62nd Independence Day by averting an anti-India protest in the capital.

Friday, August 15, 2008 2:19:46 PM

Prachanda inches towards absolute victory in Nepal PM race
Kathmandu, Aug 15 (IANS) After their unexpected triumph in Nepal's general elections in April, the former Maoist guerrillas Friday began preparations to take up the reins of the new government with their chief Prachanda inching towards absolute victory in the prime ministerial race.

Friday, August 15, 2008 2:16:03 PM

Nepal detains 500 demonstrating Tibetan exiles
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (DPA) Police in Nepal Thursday broke up anti-China demonstrations by Tibetan exiles near the Chinese embassy and detained over 500 demonstrators.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 8:26:53 PM

Prachanda poised to be Nepal's 1st Maoist PM
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) Four months after their stunning victory in a national election, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas are now poised to rule the former Himalayan kingdom in place of the Shah kings with their supremo Prachanda poised to sweep Friday's prime ministerial poll.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 5:21:17 PM

Koirala readies to quit Nepal PM's official residence
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) After deposed king Gyanendra's exit from the Narayanhity royal palace, it is now Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala's turn to quit his official residence to make way for a new successor.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 1:06:07 PM

Terai armed group chiefs at large after massive jailbreak
Kathmandu, Aug 14 (IANS) At least four top leaders of underground armed groups were at large Thursday along with nearly 50 other prisoners after a massive jailbreak in southern Nepal the day before.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 12:26:14 PM

Massive jailbreak in Nepal terai, 54 inmates flee coop
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) In the biggest jailbreak of its kind since the Maoist guerrillas signed a peace pact two years ago, nearly five dozen prisoners, armed with daggers and other weapons, staged a jailbreak in southern Nepal Wednesday, giving rise to fears that some could have fled to India across the border.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 8:49:35 PM

UN to open peace and disarmament centre in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) UN Under Secretary General Vijay Nambiar will open the new UN regional centre for peace and disarmament in Kathmandu on Monday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 5:03:37 PM

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