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Royalist vigilante's killing triggers riot, curfew in south Nepal
Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) The murder of a former parliamentarian's kin in south Nepal Sunday triggered a series of retaliatory attacks, resulting in arson, looting and violence that began taking sectarian colour, forcing authorities to impose curfew in several areas.

Sunday, September 16, 2007 5:33:53 PM

Indian power firm to co-host summit in Nepal
Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) Faced with an imminent energy crisis and stiff resistance to hydro-power projects, Nepal's independent power producers have tied up with bankers and PTC India Ltd to host a power summit here to break the ice and cut the red tape.

Sunday, September 16, 2007 1:57:36 PM

Indian pilgrim dies on way to Mansarovar
Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) An Indian pilgrim died near the Nepal-Tibet border while he was headed to Mansarovar, the world's highest fresh water lake where a dip in near-freezing temperatures, devotees believe, cleanses them of all sins.

Sunday, September 16, 2007 9:46:31 AM

Thais eye Everest for king's birthday gift
Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) With Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest surviving monarch, set to turn 80, a Thai group has decided to celebrate the event by 'doing something that will leave a mark' globally.

Sunday, September 16, 2007 7:43:39 AM

Maoist-PM talks fail, anarchy looms in Nepal
Kathmandu, Sep 15 (IANS) The spectacle of disaster loomed large over Nepal as the Maoist guerrillas' last-ditch talks with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala failed Saturday, 48 hours ahead of the rebels' threat to quit the government and start a new revolt, which is certain to affect the upcoming election.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 3:39:55 PM

After gays, Nepal lesbians gear for first public wedding
Kathmandu, Sep 13 (IANS) Red saris are being brought out of cupboards along with red bangles and necklaces as women in Nepal get ready to celebrate Teej Friday, one of the rare festivals that are by, for and of women.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 1:08:14 PM

After crown prince, malady stalks Nepal's Maoist chief
Kathmandu, Sep 13 (IANS) Even as Nepal's Crown Prince Paras was discharged from hospital after an emergency heart operation, illness is now stalking the royal family's arch enemy, Maoist chief Prachanda, causing his party to put off a crucial meet at the last minute.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:14:28 AM

Ex-Maoists call four-day closure to prevent Nepal polls
Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) A group of former Maoists, which has been declared a terrorist group by the US government, Wednesday called for a four-day closure in Nepal's Terai plains in November to thwart the much-awaited elections.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 6:59:19 PM

Nepal Crown Prince leaves hospital
Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) A week after he was rushed to hospital following a major heart attack, Nepal's Crown Prince Paras Wednesday left the Norvic-Escorts International Heart Hospital with his wife and three children.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:46:34 PM

Maoists cross swords with Pashupatinath now
Kathmandu, Sep 12 (IANS) After declaring war on Nepal's monarchy, whose members were once regarded as incarnations of a Hindu god, the Maoist guerrillas have now crossed swords with Pashupatinath, one of the most revered Hindu deities, to the great concern of the UN.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 1:14:11 PM

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