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Nepal deadlock eases as Maoists yield
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) The power tussle between Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and the former Maoist guerrillas that had blocked the formation of a new government and caused the newly elected constituent assembly to be adjourned indefinitely showed signs of a ceasefire Thursday with the ex-rebels finally yielding to the major parties' conditions to clip their wings.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 3:59:29 PM

Major Indo-Nepal treaty goes 'missing'
Kathmandu, June 19 (IANS) A major treaty signed between the governments of India and Nepal is not to be found in either the national archives or the royal palace here, giving rise to fears that other priceless documents of historical importance might have also vanished from the country, a newspaper said Wednesday.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:37:50 PM

Nepal parties agree to recruit rebel fighters into army
Kathmandu, June 19 (DPA) Nepal's major political parties reached a deal Thursday to integrate former Maoist rebel fighters into the army and other security bodies, ending months of differences that have prevented the formation of a new government.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 2:05:34 PM

Nepal's ruling parties flouting poll mandate: lawmakers
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Nepal's ruling parties came under fire in the newly-elected constituent assembly Wednesday with lawmakers accusing them of remaining absorbed in power-jockeying and ignoring the mandate of the April polls while the Maoist threat to quit the government loomed large.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 4:14:06 PM

King goes but royal sport flourishes in Nepal
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) Though it got rid of its monarchy, the former Himalayan kingdom of Nepal has now become the happy hunting ground of a sport that was once the prerogative of the royal family - trophy-hunting.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 12:01:10 PM

Nepal plans 12-fold increase in science budget
Kathmandu, June 18 (IANS) The new Nepalese government is planning a $125 million science budget for the current year - a whopping 12-fold increase over that of last year.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 11:58:01 AM

Secret Dalai agent fomenting Nepal unrest: Chinese envoy
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Beijing has accused exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama of fomenting the Tibetan protests that have been rocking Nepal's capital city Kathmandu through a leader holding 'secret meetings with the ringleaders of some organisations'.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 1:10:40 PM

Ousted Nepal king still 'head of state' for Pashupatinath
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) He lost the support of the political parties and people but Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra, once revered as a living god, still enjoys the support of Hindu deities - the Pashupatinath temple here held special prayers in the former king's name, honouring him as head of state.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 12:39:18 PM

Nepal Maoist chief Prachanda now gets peace award
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) In a sign of the changing times, Prachanda, the chief of Nepal's Maoist party who led a relentless 10-year guerrilla war against the state to overthrow the Shah dynasty of kings and establish a republic, has been chosen for a top peace award.

Monday, June 16, 2008 3:21:12 PM

Nepal's last king gives government crown, keeps throne
Kathmandu, June 16 (IANS) Nepal's last king Gyanendra gave away his crown, sceptre and other heirlooms to the government before exiting the Narayanhity Palace here. However, the dynasty's spectacular snake throne, cleverly crafted to nurture the image that the monarch was a divine incarnation, is still in his possession.

Monday, June 16, 2008 1:54:04 PM

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