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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

Nepal braces for prime ministerial duel
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) After a 10-year epic battle with the security forces to topple Nepal's monarchy, the former Maoist guerrillas will now duel with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Friday for the republic's first prime ministership.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:48:17 PM

Nepal king's 90-yr-old concubine in royal distress
Kathmandu, Aug 13 (IANS) A 90-year-old royal concubine, who is one of the few survivors of Nepal's omnipotent monarchist past, is in sore distress as the new Himalayan republic seeks to eradicate all vestiges of the crown.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 1:39:42 PM

UN saves Sobhraj from 'stalker'
Kathmandu, Aug 11 (IANS) Fighting a protracted legal battle in Nepal to shake off a 20-year murder sentence, yesteryear's 'Bikini Killer' Charles Sobhraj has had his first break with the UN rescuing him from a 'stalker' who has been pursuing him for over two decades.

Monday, August 11, 2008 6:19:36 PM

Dabur defies Maoists, sets Miss Nepal date
Kathmandu, Aug 11 (IANS) Indian ayurvedic giant Dabur has defied the diktat of Nepal's Maoists and said the Miss Nepal beauty pageant it sponsors annually will not be discontinued. It has fixed Aug 23 as the date for the country's oldest and biggest beauty contest.

Monday, August 11, 2008 2:29:50 PM

Nepal to elect new prime minister Aug 15
Kathmandu, Aug 11 (IANS) After Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas failed to woo the other major parties and name a new government last week, the interim parliament Monday said it would hold an election Friday to choose a new prime minister.

Monday, August 11, 2008 2:05:26 PM

Maoists blame India for failure to form government
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) Failing to meet two deadlines given by the president to form a new government, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas have begun blaming neighbour India for the impasse.

Sunday, August 10, 2008 1:49:43 PM

Top Maoist leader's wife to defend Sobhraj
Kathmandu, Aug 10 (IANS) After a feisty French lawyer, a former Nepali attorney-general, and a legal adviser of Nepali caretaker Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, now the wife of a top Maoist leader will defend Charles Sobhraj against the charge of murder committed more than three decades ago.

Sunday, August 10, 2008 11:53:41 AM

Nepal president asks parliament to elect prime minister
Kathmandu, Aug 9 (IANS) After Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas failed to form a consensus government within two deadlines, President Ram Baran Yadav said he would ask the interim parliament to elect a new prime minister.

Saturday, August 09, 2008 3:19:59 PM

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