Nepali Congress wins most votes in elections

By | November 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm | No comments

The centrist Nepali Congress party won the most votes in last week's general elections, latest results announced on Thursday show. The Maoists - who formed the single largest party in the previous Constituent Assembly - have been relegated to third place. They have...

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Couple in China ‘sells’ daughter for iPhone: report

By | October 18, 2013 at 10:19 am | No comments

AFP SHANGHAI, Oct 18:   A young Chinese couple are facing criminal punishment for "selling" their daughter and using part of the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone, state media said Friday. Shanghai prosecutors have brought a case against the couple for human...

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UML leader Alam declared dead

By | October 10, 2013 at 12:15 pm | No comments

Republica KATHMANDU, Oct 10: CPN-UML leader Mohammud Alam, who was undergoing treatment at Maharajgunj-based TU Teaching Hospital after he was shot at last Friday, has been declared dead. "Assaulted Alam’s heart beats were slowing down until it completely stopped...

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Gurkha tells of grief for wife murdered in sex attack as her depraved killer is jailed

By | October 9, 2013 at 12:36 pm | No comments

Dailey Mirror: A Gurkha has spoken of his grief for his wife who was murdered in a sex attack after her depraved killer was jailed for life. Thaluman Mabo said that the killing of mother-of-three Krishnamaya Mabo at the hands of Glen Nelson had led to the toughest months of...

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Govt to compensate if public denied timely services

By | October 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm | No comments

Republica KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Not many people have a pleasant experience when it comes to acquiring services from government offices. Many share the frustration of having to undergo unnecessary hassles from dilly-dallying government employees for services that they are entitled to...

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After Alam attack candidates want more security

By | October 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm | No comments

KATHMANDU, Oct 5 The recent attack by gunmen on CPN-UML candidate for the CA election, Mohammad Alam, and possible future attacks targeting political parties have prompted the candidates to call for a review of security arrangements and deployment of additional security...

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SC bars murder convicts from contesting poll

By | September 27, 2013 at 10:48 am | No comments

Repulica KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday bared any murder convict from contesting the upcoming Constituent Assembly (CA) election. A special bench of Justices Girish Chandra Lal, Sushila Karki and Prakash Wasti scrapped a pre-stay order regarding the...

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NBA urges Ban-Ki Moon to ask Regmi to qiut as CJ

By | September 27, 2013 at 10:45 am | No comments

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Nepal Bar Association (NBA), the umbrella organization of law practitioners across the country, has urged the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon to ask Chairman of the Interim Election Council Khil Raj Regmi to resign as chief...

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Buddha’s birthplace in Nepal’s 100-rupee note

By | September 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm | No comments

Kathmandu: Nepal's central bank has introduced a 100-rupee Nepali note featuring Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The Nepal Rastra Bank said the new note would be accessible only during the Dashain, Nepal's major fiesta to be held in October, Xinhua reports. A...

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Former envoy seeks asylum in UK

By | August 26, 2013 at 3:03 pm | No comments

Himalayan Times KATHMANDU: Murari Raj Sharma, who served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations and became Ambassador to UK, has sought political asylum in the UK, where he was Nepal’s envoy until he was recalled in early 2009. Former foreign minister Upendra...

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70 ex-Maoist combatants turn to NA officer-cadets

By | August 26, 2013 at 10:41 am | No comments

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 26: Seventy former Maoists combatants selected for the posts of officer-cadets have been presented insignia of lieutenant rank into the Nepali Army amidst a function at the Bhaktapur-based Nepalese Military Academy on Monday. Khila Raj Regmi, Chairman,...

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Nepal opens five more peaks above 8,000 metres for expeditions

By | August 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm | No comments

AFP  KATHMANDU: Nepal will open five more peaks above 8,000 metres for expeditions when the autumn climbing season begins, a tourism official said Tuesday, raising the total number of such mountains to 13. The Himalayan nation currently allows climbers to scale eight...

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Former Nepal PM Marich Man Singh Shrestha dies

By | August 15, 2013 at 1:22 pm | No comments

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Marich Man Singh Shrestha has died in Kathmandu after a long battle against lung cancer, family members say. Mr Shrestha was brought to the capital from Delhi where he had been undergoing treatment and was on ventilator support. Mr Shrestha told...

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Matrika Yadav-led CPN (Maoist) quits 33-party alliance

By | August 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm | No comments

´Madhesi parties are agents of India and their political agendas are in the interest of India´ : Matrika   KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Matrika Yadav-led CPN (Maoist) has quit the Mohan Baidya-led 33-party alliance on Sunday. Accusing the Baidya-led Maoist´s...

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Nepali among 11 shot dead in Nanga Parbat

By | June 24, 2013 at 12:51 pm | No comments

My Republica KATHMANDU, June 23: A Nepali mountaineering guide was among the 11 victims killed by Taliban militants late Saturday evening in northern Pakistan. Sona Sherpa, 36, of Cheskam VDC of Solukhumbu was killed along with Ukrainians, Chinese and two Pakistani nationals...

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Int’l bidders cry foul over tender specifications

By | June 6, 2013 at 11:10 am | No comments

Allege specifications are manipulated to suit the interests of one company KATHMANDU, June 6: The government´s multi-million dollar project to distribute biometric national ID cards has courted controversy after nearly a dozen aspiring international bidders knocked...

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India’s most wanted secretly handed over

By | June 6, 2013 at 11:07 am | No comments

Republica BARA, June 5: In a surprise move, police on Tuesday night secretly handed over India´s most wanted criminal, Babloo Dubey aka Mithilesh, to the Indian authorities. A team led by Narayani Zone police had arrested Babloo, a resident of Sishuwakhadaar Thana...

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US drone kills Pakistan Taliban No 2 : security officials

By | May 29, 2013 at 7:32 pm | No comments

(Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed the No. 2 of the Pakistani Taliban in the North Waziristan region on Wednesday, three security officials said, in what would be a major blow to the militancy. The drone strike killed seven people, Pakistani security officials said,...

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Ex-Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher dies, aged 87

By | April 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm | No comments

BBC: Successor David Cameron called her a "great Briton" and the Queen spoke of her sadness at the death. Lady Thatcher was Conservative prime minister from 1979 to 1990. She was the first woman to hold the role. She will not have a state funeral but will be accorded...

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Gupta released from jail

By | March 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm | No comments

KATHMANDU, March 18: Former minister Jaya Prakash Prasad Gupta was released from jail late Monday morning after he completed his 13 months jail term for corruption. Gupta walked out of the Dillibazar prison at around 11:40 am today to an overwhelming reception by his...

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