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UN urges Nepal to stop amnesty for serious rights violations
New York, Mar 21 : A senior United Nations official Wednesday urged Nepal to rectify a decree that gives a truth and reconciliation commission the power to grant amnesty for serious human rights violations.
Nepal: Patchwork Solutions
By South Asia Intelligence Review: Bringing an end to the prolonged political deadlock over the formation of a consensus government before holding fresh election for the Constitutional Assembly (CA), the four major Political formations in Nepal - the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist ...
Nepal reducing poverty faster than India, says Oxford study
By Prasun Sonwalkar, London, March 18 : Nepal and Bangladesh are reducing poverty faster compared to India, according to a new study based on the multidimensional poverty index developed at the University of Oxford and used by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in its Human Development Reports.
Harvard graduate treating Bihar leprosy patients honoured
Raxaul, Bihar, Mar 18 : Commemorating ordinary women with extraordinary achievements everywhere, TV network CNN IBN awarded its 'Real Hero' honour to Kabita Bhattarai who battles leprosy in a remote corner of Bihar near the border with Nepal.
'Daughter aversion' behind contraception use by sonless young ...
Washington, Mar. 15 : While poverty and under-education continue to dampen contraception use in Nepal, exacerbating the country's efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality rates, researchers said another, more surprising factor may be more intractable: Deeply held cultural preferences for sons ...
Nepal's chief justice takes oath as executive head
Kathmandu, March 14 : Nepal's sitting Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi Thursday took oath of office as the chairperson of the Interim Election Council to hold Constituent Assembly elections by June 21.
India steadfast in its support to Nepal: PM
New Delhi, March 14 : Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said India remains steadfast in its support to the people of Nepal in their effort to build a stable, democratic and prosperous country.
Nepal's chief justice takes oath as executive head
Beijing Mar. 14 : Nepal's sitting Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi has taken the oath of office as the chairperson of the Interim Election Council at the president's office.
More women in Nepal, Bangladesh parliaments
New Delhi, March 13 : Nepal and Bangladesh are ahead of India as far as number of women in parliament are concerned. While 33.2 percent of Nepalese lawmakers are women, the figure for India was 10.7 percent, a minister said here Wednesday.
Indian diplomat-poet among five to get SAARC Literature Award 2013
New Delhi, Mar. 12 : Indian diplomat-cum-poet Abhay K has been given the SAARC Literature Award for 2013 along with four other luminaries - poet Suman Pokhrel of Nepal, script writer and poet Farheen Chaudhary of Pakistan, Abdul Khaliq Rashid of Afghanistan and novelist Daya Dissanayake of Sri ...
Nepal tells India to shut down field office
Kathmandu, Mar 1 : Nepal has asked India to immediately close its field office opened in 2008 to assist flood victims in Biratnagar town in the eastern Terai region, a media report said Friday.
Demand for medicinal plants to boost Nepal's economy: UN
New York, Mar 1 : The growing global demand for medicinal and aromatic plants could help drive Nepal's green economy, particularly in poor communities where many types of such plants are harvested, says a new study released Thursday by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in ...
Nepali cook held for murdering sister, husband
New Delhi, Feb 28 : A Nepali cook was arrested here for murdering his cousin and her husband in their house and escaping with Rs.1 lakh and jewellery, said police Thursday.
Dinesh, Amit, Imamul share Day 1 lead in NCR Cup golf
New Delhi, Feb 26 : Nepal's Dinesh Prajapati, and Amit Kumar and Imamul Haque of India played a level-par 72 round to share the lead on Day 1 of the eighth NCR Cup at the Delhi Golf Club here Tuesday.
Nepali domestic help held for Delhi realtor's murder
New Delhi, Feb 24 : A murdered elderly property consultant's Nepali domestic help and his four fellow-countrymen were Sunday arrested here, police said.
Nepal slashes economic growth forecast
Kathmandu, Feb 18 : The government of Nepal has slashed the economic growth forecast from 5.3 percent to 4.2 percent for the current fiscal year 2012-13.
Man immolates self in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 13 : An unidentified man immolated himself in the premises of a Buddhist temple in Nepal Wednesday morning, Xinhua reported.
Manipuri insurgent arrested in West Bengal
Kolkata, Feb 13 : A separatist leader from Manipur was arrested from the Indo-Nepal border in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district by the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police, an officer said Wednesday.
Six people arrested for smuggling sandalwood
Jaipur, Feb 7 : Six people, including a Chinese and two Nepalese nationals, were arrested here for planning to smuggle 9,000 kg of rare red sandalwood to China via Nepal, police said.
Pakistan gearing up for AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers
Islamabad, Feb 6 : In their bid to prepare for the Asian Football Confederations (AFC) Challenge Cup qualifiers, Pakistan's national football team will be playing international friendlies against Nepal and Maldives.
Tiger count begins in Nepal
Kathmandu, Feb 5 : Nepal has begun a three-month-long census of its tigers which were declared by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as an endangered species in 2010.
Nepal dismisses 14 hydro-electricity licences
Kathmandu, Feb 4 : Nepal has scrapped due to lack of progress 14 licences for various projects to generate a total of 611 MW of hydro-electricity.
Nepal Maoists' general convention begins after 21 years
Kathmandu, Feb 2 : Nepal's largest party, the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist, began its general convention in Hetauda town Saturday - the first since 1992.
Nepal fails to meet human rights commitments
London, Feb 2 : The Nepal government failed to take significant steps towards fulfilling numerous key human rights commitments in 2012, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.
'Himalayan Viagra' declining, warn biologists
Kathmandu, Jan 31 : Yarsagumba, commonly known as the "Himalayan Viagra", is declining in Nepal, biological conservationists warned.
Police arrest two in Nepal businessman kidnapping case
Siliguri, Jan 29 : Two Indians, accused of abducting a Nepali businessman and chairman of Indo-Nepal Friendship Association, were today remanded to ten days police custody after being produced in a local court here
India beefs up security along Nepal border after skirmishes with Pak ...
Indian security forces have increased the vigil along the border with Nepal after the recent skirmishes with Pakistan at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, amid fear that it can be an easy route for militants to infiltrate into the country.
Nepal bus accident toll climbs to 30
At least 30 people have died and 13 others were injured when a bus fell off the road in Nepal's Doti area, early on Saturday morning.
30 killed in Nepal bus accident
At least 30 people, including a child, were killed in a bus accident in Nepal's Doti district on Saturday, officials said.
Sixth edition of 'India Haat' exhibition attracts crowds in Kolkata
The sixth edition of India Haat, a popular traditional exhibition, is currently on in Kolkata, and is attracting people from all walks of life. The four-day exhibition, which is organised by the local Rotary Club Association, began on January 9, and is showcasing goods from across the country, ...