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Bollywood filmmaker rebuffs Sobhraj contract offer as extortion
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) As he fervently dreams from behind bars of a new life with a new love, yesteryear's 'bikini killer' Charles Sobhraj has received a new blow with a Bollywood film company rejecting his call for a contract and, instead, accusing him of extortion.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:44:54 PM

Hindi row turns into war in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 29 (IANS) The raging row in Nepal sparked by the vice-president taking his oath of office in Hindi last week turned into war Tuesday with the rift between the hill people and Indian-origin plains community widening and protesters from both sides going on the rampage.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 2:41:54 PM

Raging row over Hindi now reaches Nepal parliament
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) The row over a lawmaker taking his oath of office in Hindi, which has rocked Nepal since Wednesday, reached the new republic's caretaker parliament Sunday with the Maoists and Madhesi lawmakers of Indian origin entering the fray.

Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:21:50 PM

Nepal's Saarc attendance under cloud
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) Nepal's participation at the 15th Saarc summit scheduled to be held in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo Aug 2-3 has become doubtful with the former Maoist guerrillas Sunday raising strong objections to the caretaker government of Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala representing the Himalayan republic at the regional forum.

Sunday, July 27, 2008 5:09:31 PM

Lawmaker defends Hindi as Nepal language row grows
Kathmandu, July 27 (IANS) The Hindi row in Nepal continued to mount for the fifth day Sunday with students paralysing the capital's streets demanding a public apology from newly-elected Indian-origin Vice-President Parmanand Jha on one hand and, on the other, the ethnic party that propelled him to power defending his choice of Hindi while taking the oath of office.

Sunday, July 27, 2008 12:58:58 PM

Nepal parties reject Maoist terms for joining government
Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) Even three months after the election in Nepal the formation of a new government lay in limbo and the fragile peace process imperilled with the anti-Maoist coalition Saturday rejecting the former rebels' terms for joining the government.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 5:27:00 PM

Anti-Hindi protests grow in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) For the fourth day in a row Saturday, tumultuous protests continued in Kathmandu, the Terai plains and other regions of Nepal with thousands of students burning the effigy of newly elected Indian-origin vice-president Parmanand Jha, and demanding an apology from him for taking his oath of office in Hindi.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 4:14:40 PM

Embattled Nepal vice president defends himself in language war
Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) Unable to attend office for fear of his safety and facing a legal wrangle over taking the oath of office in Hindi, Nepal's Vice President Parmanand Jha has finally defended himself, saying he was a nationalist and had the nation's interests at heart.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 3:19:48 PM

Test Sobhraj for HIV, agony aunt advises fiancee
Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) After facing brickbats and reported torture threats over her controversial engagement to yesteryear's criminal mastermind Charles Sobhraj, it is now the turn of his 20-year-old Nepali fiancee to receive unsolicited advice.

Saturday, July 26, 2008 12:53:53 PM

Hindi uproar continues in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) Protests continued to smoulder in Nepal for the third day over newly elected Vice-President Parmanand Jha Wednesday taking his oath of office and secrecy in Hindi, instead of Nepal's national language Nepali or his own mother tongue Maithili, that is spoken by the majority of people in the republic's Terai plains.

Friday, July 25, 2008 1:02:29 PM

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