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Aide pays for 76-yr-old's Everest record
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) A Nepali helper who helped the world's oldest climber summit Mt Everest this year has had to pay dearly for the record, losing his fingers and toes.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 1:38:16 PM

Birthday blues for dethroned Nepal king
Kathmandu, July 6 (IANS) Nepal's dethroned king Gyanendra's 61st birthday falls Monday and this time it will be a sombre occasion - the first ever as a commoner outside the Narayanhity palace since he was stripped of his crown and compelled to leave the royal premises.

Sunday, July 06, 2008 10:55:42 AM

World gets first glimpse of Sobhraj's sweetheart
Kathmandu, July 5 (IANS) Nihita Biswas, whose name has been on everyone's lips in Nepal, India and elsewhere, finally made her first public appearance in Kathmandu Saturday, dispelling all doubts about her engagement to former crime genius Charles Sobhraj and defending him against the murder sentence he is serving in a high-security prison in the capital.

Saturday, July 05, 2008 9:25:23 PM

Media begins to hound Sobhraj's 'little wife'
Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) Till 24 hours ago, few in Nepal knew about Nihita Biswas. But as the news of her becoming engaged to imprisoned former crime guru Charles Sobhraj spread like wildfire, the 20-year-old overnight became the quarry of the media at home and abroad.

Friday, July 04, 2008 3:22:41 PM

Anti-Madhes parties shut down Nepal's Terai plains
Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) Nepal's Terai plains, which emerged as the main stumbling block to the formation of a new government after the April elections, were paralysed Friday as three minor parties called a shutdown to oppose the demand for a single Madhes state.

Friday, July 04, 2008 12:39:11 PM

Prachanda to miss Saarc summit?
Kathmandu, July 3 (IANS) The Saarc Summit in Sri Lanka next month, a golden opportunity for Nepal's Maoists to present their new image as a mainstream party committed to multiparty democracy, could elude the former guerrillas with the protracted political deadlock gripping the Himalayan nation showing no signs of a resolution.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 11:18:23 AM

Sobhraj finds love in Nepal - with a 20-year-old
Kathmandu, July 3 (IANS) Arrested during a visit to Nepal five years ago and sent to prison for life for the murder of an American backpacker during the hippie era, criminal mastermind Charles Sobhraj has finally found a silver lining in his ordeal - love.

Thursday, July 03, 2008 10:07:33 AM

Obscure Hindu group owns responsibility for Indian priest's murder
Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) An obscure local group called Nepal Defence Army, which wants Hinduism restored as the state religion, has claimed responsibility for killing an Indian priest.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008 5:59:19 PM

Nepali Hindu group owns responsibility for Indian priest's murder
Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) An Indian priest, who was shot dead in Nepal Monday, is believed to have been targeted by members of the Nepal Defence Army, an obscure group that wants Hinduism restored as the state religion.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008 2:47:34 PM

Nepal's tiger population plummets
Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) Hit by rampant poaching and a rocketing trade in organs, the number of tigers is plummeting in Nepal, that once boasted of the third-largest population of the big cats, a government survey has said.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008 1:43:01 PM

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