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It is caretaker regime: Ram Baran

PRASHANT JHA (The Hindu) KATHMANDU: In a move with long-term political implications, Nepal’s president Ram Baran Yadav has termed the current Baburam Bhattarai-led government as a ‘caretaker’ arrangement, and called for ‘political consensus’. A statement issued by the President’s..

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Nepal deadlock: India hopes for consensus, dialogue

(IANS): Yangon, May 29: With the Nepal deadlock over a new constitution persisting, India Tuesday hoped that the political parties of the Himalayan republic would continue to be guided by the spirit of consensus and peaceful dialogue to transform the country into a democratic nation. "We are..

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Nepal parties mulling holding fresh elections to CA Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Shirish B Pradhan, KATHMANDU (PTI): With just hours to go for the mid-night deadline for promulgating a new post-war Constitution, major political parties in Nepal are looking at the possibility of holding fresh elections to the Constituent Assembly as the only way out from the current stalemate...

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Nepal fails to reach agreement over new constitution Saturday, May 26th, 2012

KATHMANDU, Manesh Shrestha, TNN : Nepal is heading towards a political crisis following the failure of its political parties to arrive at a consensus on drafting the new constitution ahead of the Sunday, May 27 deadline. The negotiations came to a standstill over the number of provinces the..

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Nepal: No agreement over new constitution

KATHMANDU (PTI): The political crisis in Nepal deepened on Friday as negotiations among the four major political parties failed to make any headway in drafting a new constitution ahead of the May 27 deadline. Seven hour long marathon talks held at Defence Ministry office ended without any..

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NEPAL: Divided over federalism

KATHMANDU (IRIN) - Just days before Nepal's Constituent Assembly (CA) reaches its fifth deadline to agree on a new constitution on 27 May, the country remains divided over the issue of federalism. “Debates over federalism and identity threaten to polarize Nepali society,” Anagha Neelakantan,..

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Days after deaths, another crowd attempts Everest

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Scores of climbers were headed for the summit of Mount Everest on Friday to begin what is expected to be another busy weekend on the top of the world. Last weekend, four climbers died on their way down from the summit amid worsening weather and a traffic jam of more than 200..

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Climbers ignore overcrowding fears in Everest bid Thursday, May 24th, 2012

[caption id="attachment_5138" align="alignleft" width="512" caption="In this photo, released by Neal Beidleman in 2011, unidentified mountaineers are seen walk past the Hillary Step while pushing for the summit of Everest. More than 200 mountaineers are set to head for the summit of Mount Everest..

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80 child labourers from Bihar, Nepal rescued in Delhi

New Delhi (PTI):  80 child labourers allegedly trafficked from Bihar and Nepal were today rescued from garment and leather factories in central Delhi. Seven employers and traffickers were arrested from Paharganj area following raids in garment and leather factories in Navi Kareem, Tel Mill Gali,..

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Nepal’s government seeks to extend assembly Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATMANDUAP) — Nepal's government wants the repeatedly extended Constituent Assembly to get yet another three months to finish writing the Himalayan nation's constitution, and even members of the ruling parties are crying foul. The government's proposal goes against the..

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NEPAL: Women demand end to sexual harassment

KATHMANDU, (IRIN) - Sexual harassment is an everyday issue for women in Nepal, particularly in urban areas. Although exact numbers are unavailable, activists say the problem is on the rise and are demanding change. “Harassment is all over Nepal against women and the problem is big. It’s more..

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Nepali pact to extend CA term Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

PRASHANT JHA,KATHMANDU: Nepal's major parties agreed to register a Bill to extend the term of the Constituent Assembly by three months on Tuesday. The term of the CA is set to expire on May 27. If the Bill is approved by the Legislature-Parliament, this will be the fifth extension of the..

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