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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

Indian envoy meets outgoing Nepal PM as crisis deepens
Kathmandu, July 25 (IANS) As the political crisis in Nepal deepened with no sign of a new government, India's ambassador Rakesh Sood Friday met outgoing Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala. The visit comes close on the heels of allegations by political parties that India tried to influence the Himalayan republic's first presidential election.

Friday, July 25, 2008 12:50:12 PM

Over 8,000 Tibetans arrested in Nepal in four months: report
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) Over 8,000 Tibetans were arbitrarily arrested by Nepal's security forces at Beijing's insistence in just four months since March to stifle anti-China protests in the Himalayan nation, an international rights organisation said.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 3:52:34 PM

Uproar as new Nepal vice president takes oath in Hindi
Kathmandu, July 24 (IANS) Within 24 hours of being sworn in as republic of Nepal's first vice president, former judge Parmanand Jha found himself at the centre of a controversy when he took the oath of office in Hindi, triggering widespread protests.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 1:47:29 PM

Thousands displaced in Nepal flooding
Kathmandu, July 24 (DPA) Thousands of people were displaced from their homes in eastern Nepal after flooding caused by heavy monsoon rain inundated their villages, media reports said Thursday.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:50:37 AM

Palace massacre: now eyewitness claims Dipendra was killed first
Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) Was crown prince Dipendra wrongly implicated for the 2001 palace massacre that wiped out the royal family to protect the real assassins?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 7:46:45 PM

India welcomes Nepal's first president, finally
Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) A straggling India finally welcomed Nepal's first president Dr Ram Baran Yadav, congratulating the new head of state 48 hours after his election, lagging behind the EU, US, UN, China and the British queen.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 6:28:30 PM

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