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Nepal parties start wooing minnows for fresh presidential poll
Kathmandu, July 20 (IANS) Nepal's ruling parties Sunday began wooing the winnows after the nation's first presidential election to choose deposed king Gyanendra's successor as the new head of state ended in a fiasco with none of the three contenders able to pull off the simple majority required for victory.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 1:00:10 PM

Landslides, flash floods kill 11 in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 20 (DPA) Landslides and flash floods triggered by torrential monsoon rain across Nepal killed at least 11 people, media reports said Sunday.

Sunday, July 20, 2008 11:58:32 AM

PM's party edges past Maoists in Nepal presidential poll
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) As Nepal's lawmakers began voting Saturday in the Himalayan republic's first presidential election to replace dethroned king Gyanendra as head of state, a new dramatic development indicated a surprise victory for the Nepali Congress (NC) with the Maoists headed for a rude shock.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 12:03:53 PM

Re-poll fear haunts Nepal's first presidential race
Kathmandu, July 19 (IANS) As the new republic of Nepal Saturday embarks on its first presidential election to replace dethroned king Gyanendra as head of state, the fear of re-poll casts a dark cloud with the major parties still at loggerheads over the presidential candidates.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 10:50:16 AM

Indian envoy rejects Nepal poll meddling charge
Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) Indian envoy to Nepal Rakesh Sood Friday rejected the charge by a Nepali politician that India was interfering in the country's first presidential election by pressuring the Maoists to prop up a candidate approved by New Delhi.

Friday, July 18, 2008 8:22:28 PM

Maoists lose crucial ally in presidential race
Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) Nepal's first presidential election Saturday, that would elect a new head of state to replace deposed king Gyanendra, turned into a fierce joust among the top parties, with the last ally of the Maoists threatening to withdraw support at the nth hour.

Friday, July 18, 2008 6:03:06 PM

India under fire over Nepal presidential poll
Kathmandu, July 18 (IANS) After setting the country's top political parties at one another's throats, Nepal's first presidential election scheduled for Saturday has now brought India under fire, with Left leaders accusing the bigger southern neighbour of pushing the candidacy of one of the three contenders.

Friday, July 18, 2008 3:56:02 PM

Nepal parties at war over first president
Kathmandu, July 17 (IANS) Open war erupted between Nepal's political parties Thursday, the eve of the republic's first presidential polls, signifying an end to the politics of consensus and indicating steep hurdles for the Maoists when they form the new government.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 3:22:34 PM

Manipal medical college in fresh controversy in Nepal
Kathmandu, July 17 (IANS) The Manipal College of Medical Sciences in Nepal, a venture by India's Pai Group, has run into a fresh controversy with a media report Thursday alleging sexual harassment of a student by a teacher.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 1:57:19 PM

More ex-royals fly the Nepal coop
Kathmandu, July 17 (IANS) Less than two months after Nepal's last king Gyanendra was shorn of his crown and asked to leave the royal palace, his humiliated family has begun an exodus from the former Hindu kingdom, with his grandchildren and their mother also departing for Singapore Thursday.

Thursday, July 17, 2008 1:06:21 PM

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