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Nepal: 34 Indians among 39 killed in bus accident Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Kathmandu (CNN-IBN): At least 34 Indians were among the 39 pilgrims who were killed on Sunday when tragedy struck their overcrowded bus that skidded off a slippery road and plunged into a swollen canal in southern Nepal. The bus was carrying 100 to 120 Hindu pilgrims, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, to..

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Nepal bus crash kills 38 pilgrims: police

[caption id="attachment_8254" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="At least 35 people have died after a bus ferrying Bol Bam pilgrims fell into the Gandak canal in Triveni of Nawalparasi on Sunday‚ July 15‚ 2012. 15 Jul, 2012( Photo: The HImalayan Times)"][/caption] KATHMANDU (AFP): At..

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Intel team lured Tak back from Nepal Friday, July 13th, 2012

Presley Thomas, Mumbai, (HT): Parvez Iqbal Tak, the man who turned Frankenstein for Laila Khan and her family members, had fled to Nepal soon after he killed and buried the starlet and her family members at their farmhouse in Igatpuri. The wily criminal, who had an inkling of how police..

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Nepal’s former king hints at a comeback

KATHMANDU, (UPI) -- Nepal's former king has hinted he would like to return to the throne -- for the third time. The deposed Gyanendra Shah, 64, first took over as king in November 1950. But the child-king lasted only 62 days before his family went into self-exile in India, leaving another..

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Nepal jails child sex trafficker for 170 years Thursday, July 12th, 2012

KATHMANDU (AFP) - A Nepalese court has jailed a man for a record 170 years for trafficking teenage girls to work as prostitutes in India, a public prosecutor said on Thursday. Bajir Singh Tamang, 37, was convicted of recruiting teenagers from the countryside with promises of better lives, to..

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Nepal Maoist chief’s son accused of Everest affair

[caption id="attachment_8032" align="aligncenter" width="429" caption="Prachanda (C), his son (L) and his wife (L) in this undated photo pose in front of London bridge for a family potrait."][/caption] KATHMANDU (AFP); Nepal's ruling Maoists said Thursday they have suspended their leader's son..

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Progress on resumption of military supplies to Nepal: India Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Shirish B Pradhan Kathmandu, (PTI): India today said that progress is being made on the issue of resuming military supplies to Nepal, which were suspended in 2005 when former king Gyanendra assumed absolute power. "Yes, given the policies of both the governments we are moving ahead and it is making..

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US Embassy launches S Asia anti-trafficking network

Kolkata, (PTI): To fight against human trafficking, the US Embassy in Kolkata today launched an initiative to build a strong anti-trafficking network involving NGOs, government and the civil society. A number of NGOs and government representatives from India, Bangladesh and Nepal participated at a..

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Army Chief in Nepal; discusses military cooperation

KATHMANDU (PTI): Ways to enhance bilateral military cooperation and other issues of mutual interest came up for discussion between Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh and his Nepalese counterpart Gen Chhatraman Singh Gurung in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Gen Singh, who is here on his first foreign visit since..

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Nepal’s ‘kamlari’ girls break the bonds of slavery Monday, July 9th, 2012

AFP: 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..

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Nepal’s ‘kamlari’ girls break the bonds of slavery

By Frankie Taggart (AFP): 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..

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Nepal SC issues show cause notice to govt over airport Sunday, July 8th, 2012

KATHMANDU (PTI): Nepal's Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice to the government on its reported decision to handover management and up-gradation contract of the country's only international airport to an Indian company. A single bench of the Apex court today issued the notice in the name..

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Indian Army Chief to visit Nepal

KATHMANDU (PTI): Indian Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh will embark on a five-day visit to Nepal on July 10 to step up bilateral military cooperation. During the visit Singh will call on President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai. He will also hold bilateral talks with his Nepalese..

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Beyond the hippie trail Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Leisa Tyler (Wa Today): In the 1960s, Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, was best known as the last stop on the hippie trail, an overland route linking Europe to Asia that was famed for the dreadlocked, free-loving social deviants it attracted and the pot-growing countries it passed through. Of course,..

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Monarchy may come back in Nepal: Ex king Gyanendra Shah

KATHMANDU (PTI): Criticising Parliament for failing to promulgate a Constitution, Nepal's deposed king Gyanendra Shah on Saturday warned that monarchy could return if the people wanted. "Monarchy may comeback if Nepalese people wish," Shah said here while addressing thousands of supporters and..

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NEPAL: Community mediation – boon or bust? Thursday, July 5th, 2012

KATHMANDU, 5 July 2012 (IRIN) - Community mediation as an alternative to the formal justice system is gaining momentum in Nepal, revealing its successes and its shortcomings in a country without a constitution and an increasingly protracted transition out of a decade-long civil war. A 2008..

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Nepal releases Kosi water, floods Bihar villages

Patna (IANS): Hundreds of people in Bihar’s Saharsa and Supaul districts were forced to abandon their homes as dozens of villages were flooded after heavy discharge into the Kosi river from Nepal, officials said on Thursday. “The floodwater has already entered dozens of villages in two..

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