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Nepal king's unpaid utility bills reach millions
Kathmandu, July 21 (IANS) The new Nepal government may have stripped King Gyanendra of his powers and privileges on paper but it has still not been able to make the palace pay its utility bills, which have reached nearly NRS 40 million (over $600,000), a report said.

Saturday, July 21, 2007 12:50:52 PM

Indian firm rapped by Nepal corruption watchdog
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) The highest anti-corruption body of Nepal has rapped Ace Refractories, a producer of refractory products in India, saying that it caused losses to a Nepali company by supplying inferior goods and now should pay compensation.

Friday, July 20, 2007 6:34:28 PM

Indian envoy meets Maoist chief over Terai turmoil (Lead)
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) India's ambassador to Nepal Shiv Shankar Mukherjee Friday met Maoist chief Prachanda to discuss how New Delhi can help end the continuing violence in the Terai plains - two days after he met Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on the issue.

Friday, July 20, 2007 4:35:16 PM

Blow to Elton John's AIDS project in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) An HIV/AIDS intervention programme in Nepal's backward far west region, which started two months ago with funding from British singer Sir Elton John, has received a setback due to homophobia and ignorance among government officials and NGOs working in the area, programme officials said.

Friday, July 20, 2007 12:48:20 PM

Terai rebels abduct official, kill former employee
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) Making a mockery of the government's pledge to provide security to its employees in the Terai plains after a nationwide backlash following the brutal killing of a municipal official, Nepal's rebels abducted another official Thursday night and killed a former employee.

Friday, July 20, 2007 10:39:31 AM

Nepal's budget gift makes Indian firm abandon exit plan
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) A tax concession offered by Nepal's new budget and the government's efforts to bolster security for industries have appeased Indian company Aarti Strips Pvt Ltd that has given up its plan to leave the country and relocate in India and elsewhere.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:37:18 PM

Panicky government workers start leaving troubled Terai
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) Panic-stricken by systematic attacks by a variety of armed groups and facing threats to leave or face dire consequences, government employees have started an exodus from the turbulent Terai, creating an administrative vacuum in the southern plains ahead of a crucial election.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 1:13:33 PM

Nepal's 10-year-old goddess gets her job back
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) A 10-year-old Nepali girl, once worshipped as a living goddess but stripped of her privileges this month for going on a foreign junket, has been reinstated with the earlier furore proving to be the proverbial storm in a tea cup.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 12:27:09 PM

Nepal's politicians losing their reading habit
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) When they were in the opposition and led a tough life, often having to live underground for months, their intellects were razor-sharp thanks to voracious reading. But now that they are in power, Nepal's politicians have no time even to read newspapers, settling for a quick summary by aides.

Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:46:19 AM

Plagued by Terai trouble, Nepal sends SOS to India (Lead)
Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) Failing to control escalating violence in the Terai plains along the Indian border ahead of a critical election, Nepal government Wednesday sent an SOS to India that had in the past mediated between various parties and the Maoists with success.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 6:57:47 PM

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