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Slain crown prince's love hits Nepal poll trail
Kathmandu, March 25 (IANS) Six years after she was catapulted into media headlines worldwide following the mysterious massacre of Nepal's royal family in the tightly guarded palace in Kathmandu, the dead crown prince's love, Devyani Rana, is making waves again.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 11:01:42 AM

Nepal unleashes force on Tibetan protesters
Kathmandu, March 24 (IANS) Even as Nepal's multi-party, pro-democracy government allowed Bhutanese refugees to exit the country safely and make a fresh start in the US, riot police here Monday brutally beat up unarmed Tibetan refugees, including women, nuns and monks.

Monday, March 24, 2008 5:11:34 PM

Refugees begin odyssey to US as Bhutan goes to polls
Kathmandu, March 24 (IANS) As the reclusive Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan Monday made a date with history by holding a general election, the first large-scale exodus of its evicted citizens to the US from Nepal also began with weeping lines of men and women condemning the polls as a sham.

Monday, March 24, 2008 1:08:49 PM

Nepal's endangered rhino population rebounding
Kathmandu, March 24 (DPA) Nepal's endangered one-horned rhinoceros population is increasing in protected national parks, officials involved in a recent census of the animal population said Monday.

Monday, March 24, 2008 12:45:35 PM

UN reports violence upsurge ahead of Nepal polls
Kathmandu, March 23 (IANS) With a little over a fortnight left before Nepal goes to its first national polls after almost a decade, the UN has warned the government that there has been an upsurge of killings, intimidation against candidates and voters, and threats to disrupt the electoral process.

Sunday, March 23, 2008 11:20:40 AM

Nepal calls terror groups to talks for safe polls
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) With less than three weeks left for a historic election in Nepal, its coalition government is trying to patch up with armed groups still on rampage, including one that killed a contestant this week, to ensure a free and fair poll.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 9:29:37 AM

All Nepal ministers jump into poll fray
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) As Nepal gears up for its first constituent assembly elections next month, the nation will also see the unprecedented spectacle of the entire cabinet of ministers vying in the joust, with the prime minister himself leading the fray.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 9:00:04 AM

Exiles ask Bhutan king to defer Monday polls
Kathmandu, March 22 (IANS) As the secluded Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan gears up to hold its first general election Monday, Bhutanese exiles in Nepal, who form nearly a sixth of the population and are barred from voting or contesting, are urging the king of Bhutan to dissolve the government and defer the polls.

Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:37:30 AM

Anti-gay bias evicts dying AIDS patients in Nepal
Kathmandu, March 21 (IANS) Twelve men diagnosed with AIDS, four of whom are terminally ill and unable to walk, were thrown out and the AIDS hospice and care centre run for them shut down in Nepal due to the prevailing anti-gay bias, without any human rights group intervening on their behalf.

Friday, March 21, 2008 9:56:43 AM

'Nepalese police action on Tibetan protesters excessive'
Kathmandu, March 20 (DPA) An international human rights organization Thursday described Nepalese police action on Tibetan protesters as 'excessive' and called for respect of rights to peaceful assembly.

Thursday, March 20, 2008 3:54:03 PM

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