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Nepal mulls leasing Himalayan peaks

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal is considering a plan to lease Himalayan peaks to private tourism companies, an official said Tuesday, in a bid to ease traffic on Mount Everest and help jumpstart the economy. The proposal would involve hiring out some of the 326 Himalayan peaks that are currently open,..

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10 Exiled Tibetans arrested in Kathmandu Monday, March 10th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Ten exiled Tibetans, including six women, were arrested in Kathmandu today for staging anti-China protests as Tibetan exiles marked the 55th anniversary of the failed uprising in their homeland. Five Tibetans, including four women, were arrested from Naxal area in Kathmandu as they..

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Nepal steps up security to stop Tibetan protests

KATHMANDU (AP): Police broke up a small Tibetan protest in Nepal’s capital and detained the protesters on Monday’s anniversary of a failed 1959 uprising against Chinese rule in Tibet. The two men and three women waved Tibet flags and chanted “Free Tibet, get out of Tibet, we want..

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Mr. Bhandari leads in his delegate race in USA Sunday, March 9th, 2014

Purushottam Dhakal, Baltimore, USA: An American of Nepali origin has declared his nomination for the Maryland House of delegate’s gubernatorial election of 2014. Harry Bhandari (HB), who hails from Thapathana-9, Khanar of Parbat, filed his nomination as a Democratic candidate in District-8,..

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Nepal Heading for Local Body Elections

KATHMANDU: Nepal is preparing to hold local body elections after a 16-year hiatus, a government minister said Sunday. The elections for the leadership of village development committees (VDCs) and municipalities should have been held every five years. But due to political instability, there has..

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Time to work, no gossiping please: Finance Minister Mahat

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Dr Ramsharan Mahat has said now is the time for work rather than talk to achieve the economic development. Addressing the anniversary celebrations of Academy of Commerce (AoC) here today, the Finance Minister said onwards our focus should be on work execution rather..

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CHINESE INROADS TO NEPAL :: By Pramod Jaiswal Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Over the recent months, China, in an attempt to strengthen its relations with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), has been taking efforts to build a close-knit strategic alliance with Nepal. Nepal and China also revised the bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA),..

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Indian Flight Catches Fire in Nepal; No Casualties

KATHMANDU (AP): An Indian jetliner caught fire while landing in Nepal's capital on Saturday, but there were no casualties reported among the 170 people on board, officials said. The right wheels of the Airbus 320 caught fire while landing in Katmandu after a flight from the Indian capital of New..

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PM Koirala urges NRNs for technology, skill and investment Thursday, March 6th, 2014

BANGKOK: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has urged Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) to put in technology, skill and investment for their motherland's development. Prime Minister Koirala made this appeal today during a meeting with NRNs living in Thailand in course of returning home after participating in..

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PM concludes visit, talks about connectivity and cooperation Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

MYANMAR: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has expressed hope that progress and prosperity of the BIMSTEC member countries is possible only through mutual understanding, unity, collaboration and collective efforts. Talking to RSS representative briefly today at Yangon, the old capital of Myanmar, in..

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6 Nepali peacekeepers injured in Congo Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

KINSHASA: At least six Nepali peacekeepers (UN peacekeeping troops) were injured in grenade attack in Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday. The UN mission for the stabilisation of the country (MONUSCO) said in a statement the attack occurred in the area of Beni in North Kivu province. It did..

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Koirala meets Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh Monday, March 3rd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday met his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, on the sidelines of seven-nation grouping Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). The duo met on the sidelines of the third Summit of Bay of Bengal..

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PM Koirala off to Myanmar to attend BIMESTEC summit Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has left here today for Myanmar heading the 15-member Nepali delegation to the Third Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Talking to media persons briefly at TIA before his departure, PM Koirala..

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PM Koirala to attend 3rd Bimstec Summit in Myanmar Saturday, March 1st, 2014

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is leaving for Myanmar on Sunday leading a Nepali delegation to the third summit of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation ( BIMSTEC ) to be held in Naypyidaw, the Capital. This will be Koirala’s first foreign visit..

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China Watching India-Japan Relation :: By Bhaskar Roy Friday, February 28th, 2014

China has been cautiously, and with uncharacteristic restraint, watching the new flourish in India-Japan relations. Beijing kept its counsel to itself with the state visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan in early December 2014, followed by the visit of Prime Minster Shinzo Abe in January 24..

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DPM Bamdev seeks action against Madhav Kumar Nepal Thursday, February 27th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam today expressed resentment at senior party leader and Ex prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal for airing views against the party’s decision and policy. Addressing a 'Meet The Press', Gautam said he had to face disciplinary action in the party on..

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Devotees celebrated Maha Shivaratri in Nepal, India

KATHMANDU: Thousands of pilgrims from Nepal, India and South Asian countries on Thursday thronged the historic Pashupatinath temple here to offer prayers on Maha Shivratri. Over 4,000 saints and 150 ‘Naga sadhus’ arrived at the fifth-century temple to offer prayers. President Ram Baran Yadav..

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Pashupatinath (Lord Shiva) and Shivaratri :: By DR Prasai Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Hindus are devoting the lord Shiva on the occasion of 'Sivaratri'-2070. In this year, Sivaratri is celebrating in all over the Siva temples in the world. According to the Hindu Mythology, Lord Shiva (Pashupatinath) spent his most of his time on the top of the holy mount Kailas Mansharobar,..

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America’s Feeble Indo-Pacific Strategy Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

With the global geopolitical center of gravity shifting toward Asia, a pluralistic, rules-based Indo-Pacific order is more important than ever, including for America’s..