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NC, UML agree on ministry portfolios; Sworn in tomorrow

KATHMANDU: The government is likely to get full shape as an informal understanding was reached between the Nepali Congress and the CPN (UML) to allocate 10 ministries each to the two parties for the time being. Discussions were held between the parties on Sunday after Prime Minister Sushil Koirala..

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CPN UML agrees to join Nepali Congress-led govt Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML has finally agreed to join Sushil Koirala-led Nepali Congress government and Prime Minister Koirala is most likely to expand the Cabinet today itself. The two parties will sit today morning to finalise the allocation of portfolios, minister without portfolio Ram Sharan Mahat..

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Nepali Congress agrees to provide Home Ministry to UML

KATHMANDU: The main ruling party, Nepali Congress, Sunday agreed to provide Home Ministry portfolio to its main ruling partner, CPN-UML. The talks team of the two parties made an understanng to this effect at a meeting held at Dwarika's hotel in Kathmandu. The power-sharing talks began as prime..

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India not first ‘port of call’ for Nepal’s new PM Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Utpal Parashar, KATHMANDU: India is usually the first port of call for prime ministers of Nepal. But newly- elected PM Sushil Koirala will make his first foreign visit to Myanmar instead of the southern neighbour.The 74-year-old will lead the Nepali delegation to the third Bay of Bengal Initiative..

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Women and Girls, A Commodity: Human Trafficking in Nepal Friday, February 21st, 2014

By Kiran Nazish, KATHMANDU: Suraya was 14 when she was picked up from Pokhara and taken to a camp in an unknown location where she was forced to live without food for three days. During this time, she was raped multiple times by more than a dozen men. She was then taken on a long journey across the..

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Congress fails to select names of ministers from party

KATHMANDU: The Nepali Congress (NC) has initiated the formal talks in the party to select the names of ministers from the party in the government. The names of the leaders were not finalized yet though discussions were held on selecting the name of leaders as the ministers. During a meeting of NC..

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Nepal frontrunner for last trip as PM Thursday, February 20th, 2014

CHARU SUDAN KASTURI, New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told close aides and the foreign office he is keen to visit Nepal for his final bilateral foreign trip in an attempt to plug a key hole in a neighbourhood legacy that has otherwise won admirers in the region, officials have told The..

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Nepal New PM and Guarded Optimism, but Same Problems Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

By Vishal Arora, KATHMANDU: Expectations are high for Nepal’s new prime minister, Sushil Koirala, who was elected to head the government by more than two-thirds of lawmakers’ votes last week and whose centrist party has many more potential allies in the recently elected legislature than it did..

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Govt committed to statute writing: PM Koirala

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said the government is committed to creating an atmosphere for giving a federal democratic constitution to the Nepali people within a year on the basis of consensus among all political parties inside and outside the Constituent Assembly. A new government..

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Nembang elected chairman of Constituent Assembly Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML leader Subash Nembang was today elected unopposed as chairman of Nepal's Constituent Assembly that will draft a new constitution aimed at ending years of political uncertainty. Nemwang had served for four years as chairman of the first Constituent Assembly, which was..

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NC to vote for UML candidate in CA chair Monday, February 17th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress parliamentary party committee Monday decided to support CPN-UML candidate for Constituent Assembly chairman in the election slated for Tuesday. The meeting, held at Party office in Sanepa under the chairmanship of NC president and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, also..

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Rescuers find wreckage of NA plane,18 bodies recovered

KATHMANDU: Rescuers have found the wreckage of a missing Twin Otter aircraft of Nepal Airlines at the Masine Lek of Khanchikot VDC-9 of Argakhanchi district on Monday morning. The wreckage was found at Masine Lek of Khanchikot VDC-9 of Arghakhanchi district on Monday morning. The helicopter..

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NA aircraft found crashed at Dhikure VDC, Argakhanchi Sunday, February 16th, 2014

KATHMANDU: The missing Twin Otter aircraft with its calling code 9NABB of Nepal Airlines has been found crashed at jungle of Khidim, Argakhanchi district has been found on Monday morning. The wreckage was found at Masine Lek of Dhikura VDC in Khachikot of the district. The helicopter..

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Aerial search continues for missing Nepal Airlines plane

KATHMANDU: Teams from Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Nepal Armed Police forced have been deployed early Monday morning in the aerial search for the plane that went missing Nepal Airlines twin otter that has been out of contact since 1:13 pm on Sunday. Teams from Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Nepal..

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18 Feared Dead in Nepal Airlines plane Crash

KATHMANDU: A Twin Otter aircraft with its calling code 9NABB of Nepal Airlines (NA) bound for Jumla from Kathmandu carrying 15 passengers with three crew members was found crash landed at Khidim village in Arghakhanchi district Sunday afternoon. Chief District Officer of Gulmi, Kamal Raj Dhakal,..

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Maoist ready to support Koirala-led government: Dahal Saturday, February 15th, 2014

KATHMANDU: UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal today met Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at the latter’s residence in Maharajgunj and assured that his party would support Koirala-led government ‘if needed’, said sources. At a meeting between the Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and UCPN..

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Karan Singh in Kathmandu on ‘political mission’ Friday, February 14th, 2014

Anil Giri, KATHMANDU: Karan Singh, a former minister and senior leader of India's ruling Congress, arrived here Friday on a "political mission". At a time when Nepal's newly-elected government is embroiled in a power-sharing row and has not been able to sort out who will be in charge of the home..

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Nepal has a Prime Minister, but needs to draft a constitution Thursday, February 13th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Following years of stalemate on government formation, the election of Sushil Koirala as prime minister by Nepal's parliament is an important milestone in the country's rocky road toward democratisation. Koirala's election as PM — the seventh since Nepal became a republic in 2008 —..

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