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Nepal flays India as floods ravage border areas
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) Officials and endangered families in Nepal's border villages are blaming India after heavy rains damaged a barrage and triggered floods that have destroyed thousands of homes and are feared to have killed at least five people.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:54:53 PM

Nepal to send its goddesses to school now
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (IANS) The winds of change that transformed the sleepy Himalayan kingdom of Nepal into a secular republic and turned its god-king into a tax-paying, law-abiding commoner, have now overtaken the nation's living goddesses, who have been ordered to go to school.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 2:05:50 PM

Nepal court calls for guaranteed rights for 'living goddesses'
Kathmandu, Aug 19 (DPA) The Nepalese Supreme Court has asked the government to guarantee basic child rights to the 'living goddesses,' known as Kumari, who play a key role in the country's Hindu-Buddhist traditions, media reports said Tuesday.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 11:20:54 AM

Prachanda - Arms and the man
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda", who assumed office Monday as the first Prime Minister of the federal democratic republic, was born in a farmer's family in central Nepal 54 years ago.

Monday, August 18, 2008 4:58:15 PM

Prachanda takes charge in people's name
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" began a new chapter in the federal democratic republic's history Monday by assuming oath of office and secrecy as prime minister in the name of the people and not God.

Monday, August 18, 2008 4:27:16 PM

Thousands flee Koshi River floods in Nepal
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (DPA) Thousands of people fled their homes in southeastern Nepal after the Koshi River breached its banks and flooded two dozen villages, media reports said Monday.

Monday, August 18, 2008 4:26:35 PM

Gyanendra picks up mightier sword - writes his autobiography
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Ousted Nepal king Gyanendra has reportedly exchanged his snake throne for a humble computer chair on which he sits everyday to hammer out his autobiography.

Monday, August 18, 2008 1:44:32 PM

Nepal's Maoists struggle with dissent ahead of swearing-in
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) An ethnic politician's warning to Maoist chief Prachanda that his prime minister's 'crown' came with thorns proved true with the former rebels still struggling to satisfy their allies and name a new government ahead of the swearing-in ceremony Monday.

Monday, August 18, 2008 12:32:50 PM

Prachanda begins power stint with China trip
Kathmandu, Aug 18 (IANS) Nepal's new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda will make his first visit abroad with a trip to Beijing this week to attend the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Monday, August 18, 2008 10:58:24 AM

Nepalese vice-president escapes bomb attack
Kathmandu, Aug 17 (DPA) A bomb exploded at the private residence of Nepalese Vice-President Parmananda Jha, injuring at least one person, the police said Sunday.

Sunday, August 17, 2008 10:40:08 PM

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