Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) Nepal's volatile Terai plains, where simmering violence last year prevented the crucial election, are on the boil again ahead of the April polls with two powerful ethnic groups launching protest movements from Sunday in a bid to pressure the government into conceding their demands.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 2:25:30 PM
Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) Nepal's ailing Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala survived a health scare Sunday with doctors virtually ruling out active campaigning for the April election by the 84-year-old.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 1:09:32 PM
Kathmandu, Jan 20 (IANS) Scuttling along on three-wheels and derisively overtaken by powerful cars and motorcycles, the humble auto-rickshaw of South Asia has been given a new image by a 28-year-old ingenious Briton.
Sunday, January 20, 2008 12:26:40 PM
Kathmandu, Jan 19 (IANS) Since the fall of King Gyanendra's government in Nepal and the restoration of democracy, the Maoists are busy making films on their decade-old 'People's War'.
Saturday, January 19, 2008 12:17:57 PM
Kathmandu, Jan 19 (IANS) As Maoist chief Prachanda was warning of violence and possible assassination of political leaders ahead of the April election, a blaze in a packed bus, reportedly caused by a blast, killed seven passengers in trouble-torn south Nepal and injured nearly two dozen more.
Saturday, January 19, 2008 10:10:44 AM
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (Xinhua) At least ten people were killed and 27 others were injured when a passenger bus caught fire in southern Nepal Friday, local media reported.
Friday, January 18, 2008 9:22:19 PM
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (Xinhua) With the growing concern over the safety of Nepali workers employed in foreign countries, Nepal has planned to raise the issues during the fourth Conference of Asian Labour Ministers to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) next week.
Friday, January 18, 2008 6:26:43 PM
Kathmandu, Jan 18 (IANS) The chief of once-dreaded Maoists Friday warned that Nepal could see 'Benazir Bhutto-like' political assassinations in the run up to the April 10 constituent assembly elections.
Friday, January 18, 2008 5:34:38 PM
Kathmandu, Jan 17 (IANS) The Nepal government's call to protesting groups in the Terai plains to begin talks and allow the crucial April election to be held in peace fell on deaf ears with ethnic leaders rejecting the plea and meeting in neighbouring India to draw up a poll strategy.
Thursday, January 17, 2008 12:51:53 PM
Kathmandu, Jan 16 (IANS) Over 13,000 Bhutanese refugees will find a new home in 2008 after having been forced to flee their villages and languishing in camps in Nepal for over 17 years, a top US official said.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 4:34:59 PM
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