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Nepal Maoists defy government, force shutdown

KATHMANDU: Maoist former rebels patrolled the streets of Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Sunday, enforcing a shutdown in a show of strength intended to pressure the government to step down. The Maoist party, which has the largest number of seats in parliament, is demanding the replacement of the ruling coalition by a Maoist-led national administration. All…

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May 2, 2010


Nepal peace broker Koirala dies: report

Girija Prasad Koirala, the former Nepalese prime minister who brokered the peace deal that ended a bloody 10-year civil war, died on Saturday aged 85, state television reported. Koirala, who had been suffering from respiratory disease for many years, died at his daughter's home in Kathmandu, Nepal Television reported. The veteran leader staked his political…

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March 20, 2010


Women climbers in Nepal on world record chase

SEOUL: Two elite mountaineers will next month attempt to climb one of the deadliest Himalayan peaks, Annapurna, as they vie to become the first woman to scale the world's 14 highest mountains. South Korea's Oh Eun-Sun and Edurne Pasaban from Spain are among a handful of female climbers competing to be the first female to…

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March 17, 2010


Nepal cabinet meeting at Everest

SYANGBOCHE: Wearing oxygen masks, Nepal's cabinet met close to the base camp of Mount Everest on Friday to send a message on the impact of global warming on the Himalayas, days before global climate talks start in Copenhagen. Nepal's prime minister and more than 20 ministers flew in by helicopter to meet 5,242 metres (17,200…

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December 4, 2009


Rains trigger landslides in Nepal, 13 killed

KATHMANDU: Torrential rains triggered floods and landslides in Nepal on Tuesday, killing at least 13 people in the west of the Himalayan nation, officials said. “The victims were buried when landslides swept away two houses,” said district administrator Rajendra Ghimire from Dadeldhura, 480 km (300 miles) west of Kathmandu. Rescue work has been hampered by…

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October 6, 2009


Two die in Nepal church blast

KATHMANDU: An explosion ripped through a church near the Nepali capital killing two people on Saturday (May 23), police said, hours before the country's parliament was set to elect a new prime minister. The blast hit the Dhobighat suburb in Lalitpur, an adjoining town 4 km (3 miles) south of Kathmandu. Police cordoned off the…

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May 23, 2009


Nepal PM resigns over army chief crisis

KATHMANDU: Nepal's Maoist Prime Minister Prachanda resigned on Monday from the cabinet after a crisis sparked by his sacking of the country's army chief. The Maoist-led government fired General Rookmangud Katawal on Sunday, accusing him of disobeying instructions not to hire new recruits and refusing to accept the supremacy of the civilian government. But President…

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May 4, 2009


Security beefed up at Indo-Nepal border ahead of general elections

MAHARAJGANJ: Security along the India-Nepal border in India's northern Uttar Pradesh state has been further beefed up ahead of the upcoming national polls in the country. In the areas near the Sonauli border at Maharajganj district, around 18 border outposts have been placed. According to India's Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), security has been beefed up…

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March 29, 2009

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