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Netherlands, Nepal highlight minnows' progress

CHITTAGONG: As cricket's big guns lock horns at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the minnow nations can take pride in their performances as they seek to make progress on the global stage. The tournament has reached the Super 10 round, for which the top eight nations qualified automatically, joined by Bangladesh and the Netherlands. Six…

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March 22, 2014


Bangladesh thump Nepal for second World Twenty20 win

CHITTAGONG: Bangladesh put in a clinical performance to defeat new-comers Nepal by eight wickets in the World Twenty20 in Chittagong on Tuesday. The hosts, who fielded after winning the toss, kept Nepal down to 126-5 in their 20 overs before reaching the modest target in 15.3 overs. Opener Anamul Haque scored a 33-ball 42 with…

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March 18, 2014


Nepal rout Hong Kong in clash of World T20 debutants

CHITTAGONG: Nepal marked their arrival on the international cricket stage with a massive 80-run win over fellow newcomers Hong Kong in a preliminary group match at the World Twenty20 Sunday. Nepal hammered 149-8 after being sent into bat and then bowled Hong Kong out for just 69 in 17 overs in the day-night match at…

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March 16, 2014


Nepal's miracle gel saves newborns from infection

DHULIKHEL, Nepal: Sangita Shrestha desperately waits in a hospital bed to see the baby girl she has just delivered. In the next room, a nurse applies a gel to the stump of the newborn's umbilical cord, wraps her in cloth and places her in a cot next to her mother. “I was naturally worried and…

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March 11, 2014


Elephants’ beauty competition in Nepal

This report takes us into in a unique competition in Nepal and shows brilliantly decorated elephants there.

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December 30, 2013


Nepal votes to end political gridlock

KATHMANDU: Nepal started voting on Tuesday to elect a special assembly which will draft a constitution aimed at ending years of political instability after the abolition of the monarchy, but the vote could be split and leave Nepal facing further turmoil.Nepal's neighbours, India and China, have grown increasingly concerned about its prolonged struggle to build…

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November 19, 2013


Ex-Maoist fighters join army in Nepal but challenges remain

KHARIPATI: Nepal commissioned a group of former Maoist rebel fighters as officers in the national army on Monday, fulfilling a main component of a fragile peace deal that ended civil war but has failed to bring political stability to the Himalayan nation. Some 70 Maoist fighters who battled the army in the decade-long conflict that…

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August 26, 2013


Chief justice to lead Nepal's interim government to elections

KATHMANDU: Nepal's chief justice will take over as the head of an interim unity government on Thursday, the country's main political parties said, a move aimed at ending a political deadlock in a nation still recovering from a decade of civil war.Khil Raj Regmi will replace Maoist Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai and head the new…

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March 14, 2013


Cannabis-smoking ascetics light up Nepal festival

KATHMANDU: Ringed by an endless stream of pilgrims at an ancient temple in Kathmandu, Hindu holy man Mahant Ramnaresh Giri sat naked and puffed on a pipe filled with cannabis, his body smeared with ash as he took part in Nepal's biggest annual religious event.Giri was one of more than a hundred such naked ascetics…

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March 11, 2013


Nepal's Maoists set terms to end political deadlock

KATHMANDU: Nepal's Maoist party has for the first time laid down the condition on which its prime minister would resign, paving the way for an end to a political deadlock with opposition parties that has paralyzed one of the world's poorest countries.Baburam Bhattarai has agreed to step aside provided that opposition parties accept the chief…

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February 7, 2013


Feuding politicians take Nepal to brink of ruin

KATHMANDU: Apart from a small bust of Chairman Mao beside his armchair, Nepali Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai flaunts no trappings of his revolutionary past: these days he talks of foreign investment, infrastructure projects and double-digit growth.The trouble is that, since they handed over their guns at the end of a decade-long insurrection in 2006, Nepal's…

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November 12, 2012


Kabbadi Championship: Pakistan beat Nepal, India to Sri Lanka and Iran to Afghanistan on 2nd day

Staff ReportLAHORE: Pakistan and India continue defeating opponents on second day of Second Asian Kabbadi Championship in Lahore, SAMAA reports.Pakistan defeated Nepal, India beat Sri Lanka and Iran conquered over Afghanistan on second day of the tournament in Punjab Stadium, Lahore on Friday.The Pak-Nepal match proved one sided and easily won the match with 51-21…

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November 2, 2012


British, Chinese among 19 dead in Nepal plane crash

KATHMANDU: A small plane struck a bird and crashed shortly after takeoff from the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Friday, killing 19 people, including seven British and five Chinese passengers, officials said.The crash of the propeller-driven Dornier aircraft was the sixth fatal air accident in less than two years in Nepal, where more than a…

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September 28, 2012


British, Chinese among 19 dead as Nepal plane crashes on takeoff

KATHMANDU: A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from the Nepali capital of Kathmandu on Friday, killing 19 people, including seven British and five Chinese passengers, an airline official said. The twin-engine propeller-driven Dornier aircraft, owned by private firm Sita Air, had taken off from Kathmandu for Lukla in the Mount Everest region when it…

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September 28, 2012


Nine killed in Nepal avalanche

KHATMANDU: An avalanche swept away climbers and their camps on the world's eighth highest mountain in northwestern Nepal on Sunday, killing at least nine climbers, with another four missing, police said.Five climbers were rescued.Police inspector Basant Mishra said the bodies of a German climber and a Nepali guide were recovered from the snow on the…

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September 23, 2012


Bus falls into Nepal river killing nine: police

KATHMANDU: A bus swerved off a road in central Nepal before dawn on Monday and plunged into a river, killing nine people, police said — the latest in a string of deadly accidents on the country's highways. The incident came less than 24 hours after at least 39 pilgrims were killed when an overcrowded bus…

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July 16, 2012


Nepal bus crash kills 38 pilgrims

KATMANDU: At least 38 pilgrims were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded bus carrying them from India to a Hindu festival in southern Nepal swerved off a highway and plunged into a deep river.The bus was taking the devotees — 35 of whom were from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh — to a temple…

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July 15, 2012


Nepal's 'kamlari' girls break bonds of slavery

KATHMANDU: Shanta Chaudhary was eight years old when her parents sold her into effective slavery for $75, sending her to scrub, cook and sweep for 19 hours a day at the house of a stranger in southwestern Nepal.Now a strident rights campaigner, politician and one of the country's most influential women, she weeps as she…

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July 9, 2012


UN boss Ban fears for Nepal after constitution failure

UNITED NATIONS: UN leader Ban Ki-moon raised fears about Nepal's stability after the country's divided parties failed to meet a Sunday deadline to write a new constitution.Ban “is disappointed that Nepal's Constituent Assembly has expired without the adoption of the long-awaited constitution,” UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said Monday in a statement.”Nepal has entered an uncertain…

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May 29, 2012


Nepal plane crash kills 15, including 13 Indians

KHATMANDU: A small plane owned by a private company crashed in northwest Nepal on Monday, killing 15 people including 13 Indians, an official said.The Dornier aircraft owned by private Agni Air company was carrying 18 passengers and a crew of three on a flight from the resort town of Pokhara to Jomsom when it crashed…

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May 14, 2012


Plane carrying 21 crashes in Nepal

KATMANDU, Nepal: Police says a plane with 21 people on board has crashed in Nepal's mountainous north.Police said the plane crashed Monday while trying to land at the Jomsom Airport, a gateway to a popular tourist and trekking area. It belongs to local airline company Agri Air.Police and soldiers have rushed to the area. Details…

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May 14, 2012

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