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Up to 1,000 Europeans missing after Nepal quake – envoy Friday, May 1st, 2015

BY RUPAM JAIN NAIR AND SANJEEV MIGLANI, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Nepali and foreign officials were struggling on Friday to locate thousands of people still missing after last week's massive earthquake, as food and other relief supplies began to trickle through to those stranded in remote parts of the..

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Nepal’s struggle to strike balance between India, China Saturday, April 18th, 2015

By Deepak Adhikari, KATHMANDU: Sandwiched between India and China, Nepal, in recent years, has found itself being serenaded by its neighbors, but analysts question whether the Himalayan nation, mired in political instability, can capitalize on the newfound courtship. Each funded by India and..

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Busted Human Trafficking Racket Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

KATHMANDU: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Tuesday made public seven suspects who have been charged with human trafficking. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Hemanta Malla Thakuri, the chief of CIB, said the suspects were arrested based on the infomration provided by the..

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Life Imprisonment Sentence To Bara Rape Culprit Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

BARA: Bara District Court on Tuesday sentenced a man to life imprisonment on the charges of raping and killing a 7-year old minor of Kaliya, Bara District .A single bench of district court judge Lipta Bahadur Thapa pronounced the verdict on Tuesday convicting Gupta on two counts of rape and..

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Will The Political Deadlock Break This evening? Saturday, March 14th, 2015

Kathmandu, March 14: At the official residence of the Prime Minister the ruling and opposition parties have scheduled the formal fresh negotiations today late afternoon to seek consensus on the disputed issues with a view to wrapping up the prolonged constitution writing process. The parties has..

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Tens of thousands of opposition supporters protest in Nepal Saturday, February 28th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AP): Tens of thousands of opposition supporters gathered in Nepal's capital on Saturday to protest the government's plan to push through a new constitution with a vote in parliament, with some clashing with police. The alliance of 30 opposition parties is demanding the constitution..

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Nepalese colonel faces torture trial in UK

Owen Bowcott, LONDON: A Nepalese army officer has gone on trial at the Old Bailey accused of torturing two alleged Maoist rebels in his homeland 10 years ago. The prosecution of Lieutenant Colonel Kumar Lama, 47, was brought before a London court because of the UK’s obligations under the UN..

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Nepal Supreme Court rejects amnesty for war crimes Friday, February 27th, 2015

BY ROSS ADKIN, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Nepal's Supreme Court has rejected the possibility of amnesty for perpetrators of serious human rights abuses during a decade-long civil war, in a victory for human rights activists and victims' groups. For years, Nepal has been grappling with how to bring..

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Nepal changes Everest route after avalanche deaths Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

KATHMANDU, (AFP): Nepalese officials said Wednesday they are changing the route that climbers take up Mount Everest after an avalanche killed 16 guides last year, the deadliest accident in the mountain's history. The new route will take climbers through the centre of the treacherous Khumbu Icefall..

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Nepal sets up panels to probe war crimes amid cries for justice Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Nepal set up two commissions on Tuesday to investigate long-simmering allegations of human rights abuses and disappearances during the Himalayan nation's decade-long civil war, a government minister said. State forces and Maoist rebels alike have been accused..

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Nepal ex-king’s prized birds ‘starving’ in royal lodge Thursday, February 5th, 2015

By Gopal Sharma, KATHMANDU, (Reuters): Nearly seven years after Nepal's former king was deposed, hundreds of birds in his private aviary are starving in cages on the grounds of a royal hunting lodge, a conservationist said. Gyanendra, the last king of the Himalayan nation, was forced out of his..

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Modi more popular than Nepali politicians, says opinion poll Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Utpal Parashar, KATHANDU (HT): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is more popular in Nepal than the Himalayan nation's politicians, says a new opinion poll. Modi scored 68 on a scale of 0 to 100, seven points higher than Nepal's President, Ram Baran Yadav, who scored 61, highest among the country's..

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Nepal’s Constitutional Standoff Threatens Its Transition Monday, January 26th, 2015

By Michael Vurens van Es, KATHMANDU: As the brawl that broke out in Nepal’s Constituent Assembly last week highlighted, the country’s transition from war to peace, and from monarchy to republic, is at a critical juncture. More than eight years after the end of Nepal’s decade-long civil war, a..

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