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Tens of Thousands of Students Protest in Nepalese Capital Friday, November 27th, 2015

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): Tens of thousands of students held hands, waved banners and chanted slogans in Nepal's capital Friday to protest against a border blockade that has caused severe shortages of fuel and an increase in food prices in the Himalayan country. The students lined..

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Nepal Facing Medicine Shortages Due to Fuel Crisis, Blockade Thursday, November 19th, 2015

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, (AP): Shortages of life-saving medicine because of political protests in Nepal that have blocked key roads could lead to a crisis, as hospitals have started to cut services, doctors said Thursday. Hospitals are rescheduling surgeries by weeks, and patients are..

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In patriarchal Nepal, first female president works for equality Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

BY GOPAL SHARMA, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): When Bidhya Devi Bhandari was just a child, she witnessed an angry mob in her remote village in eastern Nepal beating and torturing an elderly woman accused of being a witch. The scene horrified Bhandari, but also inspired her to enter politics and fight for..

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Anti-India protests erupt in Nepal as fuel rationing bites Monday, September 28th, 2015

BY ROSS ADKIN, KATHMANDU, (REUTERS): Protesters marched in Nepal's capital on Monday carrying an effigy of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing their giant neighbor of imposing an economic blockade and meddling in internal politics over the adoption of a new constitution. Tension between..

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Nepal Eases Curfews Though Constitution Protests Persist Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Protests against Nepal's new constitution were abating, Nepal said Tuesday, just hours after police opened fire on a crowd and injured three in the east of the Himalayan nation. Curfews imposed amid weeks of violent demonstrations that left more than 40 dead are now being relaxed..

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Nepal to adopt new constitution after decades of conflict Monday, September 21st, 2015

By Amy R. Connolly, KATHMANDU, (UPI): Nepal will formally adopt its new federal constitution Sunday amid violent clashes between religious factions that oppose the democratic charter and fear it will promote discrimination. The new constitution will go into effect 6 p.m. local time, defining the..

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Violence-wracked Nepal looks to new era Friday, September 18th, 2015

Binod Bhattarai, KATHMANDU, (FT):  President Ram Baran Yadav of Nepal is set to promulgate a new constitution on Sunday that the Nepalese people hope will bring an end to years of political uncertainty following a Maoist uprising, a civil war and the abolition of the monarchy in the impoverished..

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Nepal Embassy in touch with MEA over Saudi diplomat rape case Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

NEW DELHI: The Nepal Embassy here is in touch with the Indian external affairs ministry and police authorities to seek a detailed report on the alleged rape and gang-rape of two Nepalese women in a Gurgaon flat by a Saudi Arabian diplomat and his friends. "The Nepal Embassy is in touch with the..

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PM Modi urges calm in Nepal after deadly protests Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for calm in neighbouring Nepal on Monday, a day after at least nine people were killed during protests against a proposed new constitution. Modi, leader of Nepal's largest donor and trading partner, "appealed to the government, all..

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Swami Prapannacharya passes away Friday, August 21st, 2015

KATHMANDU: Swami Prapannacharya passed away this morning. He was 92. Suffering from ailments related to prostate and respiration since a long time, Swami Prapannacharya passed away at 3:30 am today at the Mrigasthali Ashram in Pashupatinath temple premises. A member of the then Raj Parishad..

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Yoga role in Nepal’s anti-secular stance? Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Rajiv Srivastava, LUCKNOW, (TNN): As Nepal moves towards removing the word secular from its constitution, the contribution of Gorakhpur MP Mahant Yogi Adityanath who exhorted Nepal government to declare the themselves a "Hindu Rashtra" cannot be overlooked. The Gorakhpur MP, while addressing a..

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Fears grow over Nepal’s ‘anti-women’ constitution Monday, August 3rd, 2015

By Paavan Mathema, KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepal's proposed new constitution has sparked fury from women who say their citizenship, property and other rights are being curtailed by the document designed to draw a line under centuries of inequality. Lawmakers tabled a draft in parliament in June shortly..

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