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UML refuses to join ruling coalition Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

KATHMANDU: A disagreement over the allocation of ministerial berths has created early hurdles for new prime minister Sushil Koirala with his coalition partner deciding Tuesday to stay out of government, Pradeep Gyawali, spokesman of CPN (UML) said. "We have decided not to join Koirala's..

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PM Koirala sworn in, loses coalition partner

KATHMANDU: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav administered the oath of office and secrecy to the newly elected Prime Minister Sushil Koirala amidst a special ceremony at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Shital Niwas today. The Legislature-Parliament on Monday elected Nepali Congress (NC) President Koirala the..

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Congress President Sushil Koirala elected new PM Monday, February 10th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has been elected the new prime minister of Nepal on Monday. Koirala, 75, is the 37th prime minister of the country. With Koirala’s victory, the country has got a new elected executive head 21 months after the dissolution of the first CA, nearly..

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Sushil Koirala Set to Be Next Nepal Prime Minister Sunday, February 9th, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU (AP): The leader of Nepal's largest political party is likely to be Nepal's next prime minister as he is the only contender and has enough support to be elected during voting in parliament on Monday. The president of Nepali Congress party, Sushil Koirala, has 194..

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Congress President Sushil Koirala files PM candidacy

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala, is all set to become the Prime Minister after CPN-UML decided on Sunday to support an NC-led government. The highest decision-making body of CPN-UML, Standing Committee, took the decision, paving the way for Mr. Koirala to become the next..

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A Streaker Disrupts the Prabal Gurung Show Saturday, February 8th, 2014

By STUART EMMRICH, (NY Times): What was that line, apparently impromptu, that David Niven came up with at the 1974 Oscar ceremonies, just before he was to introduce Elizabeth Taylor and the Best Picture Oscar, when a streaker raced across the stage in front of the live TV audience? Oh, right:..

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Measuring resilience to climate change from the community

By Susannah Fisher: Nepal’s vulnerability to a warming climate became clear in May 2012 when the Seti river burst its banks during flash floods and landslides that killed more than 60 people. Scientists say such events are likely to become more common as the world warms, so communities need to..

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Dr Govinda KC to resume hunger strike Friday, February 7th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Dr Govinda KC has decided to resume his hunger strike in response to the government’s inaction despite commitment to fulfill his demands. Sources confirmed that KC will begin his hunger strike again at 2pm on Saturday. Dr KC had broken his 14-day long hunger strike on 24 January..

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CPN-UML demands fresh presidential election

KATHMANDU: The CPN-UML, the second largest party in Constituent Assembly, on Friday demanded fresh elections for the post of President and Vice President. "The parliament should start the process of electing a new President and Vice President at the earliest, as per the new mandate of the..

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Nepal’s likely new PM, Sushil Koirala, reaches out to India Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Prashant Jha, KATHMANDU: Rubbishing the perception that he shares a difficult relationship with the Indian government, Nepali Congress president Sushil Koirala – widely expected to be the country’s next Prime Minister – has said Nepal will be “sensitive” to India’s legitimate..

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13 killed in Palpa bus fall Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

PALPA: At least thirteen persons were killed on the spot and, 8 others were injured, when a bus they were traveling in met with an accident at Chidi Pani-2, Bhalu Kohla of Palpa district here on Wednesday morning. The bus (Lu 1 Kha - 4924) was heading to Pokhara from Butwal ferrying more then 50..

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Ambassador Catherine Russell’s Travel to Nepal Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Washington DC: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine M. Russell travels to India, Nepal, and Pakistan on February 4 to 14 to meet with government officials, civil society representatives, and private sector leaders to promote the advancement of women and girls throughout the..

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KP Oli elected as CPN UML PP leader

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML leader KP Oli has been elected as the leader of the party’s parliamentary party (PP) defeating party chairman Jhalanath Khanal by 23 votes. Out of 173 cast votes, Oli got 98 while Khanal secured 75 votes. The second largest party has a total of 175 seats in the CA but party..

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Congressman Larsen to meet with Nepali Community Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Washington, USA: Congressman Rick Larsen met with the Nepalese community in Seattle, Washington USA. This is the first time sitting US Congressman’s direct interaction with the Nepalese community in USA. Since returning from Nepal, Darshan Rauniyar, a former candidate for the House of..

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