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Madhesis strike cripples Terai (LEAD)
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) A three-day strike call given by Nepal's protesting ethnic Indian community in the southern plains crippled the Terai region Friday, underlining the absence of stability in the nation despite an end to its decade-old Maoist insurgency.

Friday, April 20, 2007 5:24:03 PM

UN probe blames Nepal government for Terai massacre
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) Engaged in making lavish preparations to celebrate one year in power, Nepal's government Friday received a stern rap on its knuckles with a UN probe holding the state primarily responsible for a massacre in the southern plains that left at least 27 people dead.

Friday, April 20, 2007 4:21:43 PM

US sits over visa for Maoist MP
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) The Nepal government's diplomatic relations with the US took a piquant turn with the Americans sitting on the visa of a Maoist MP, apparently on the grounds that the communist guerrillas are still regarded as terrorists by Washington.

Friday, April 20, 2007 1:22:31 PM

Three-day shutdown hits Nepal's Terai plains
Kathmandu, April 20 (IANS) A three-day strike call given by Nepal's protesting ethnic community from the southern plains hit the Terai Friday, crippling the region and underlining the absence of stability in the nation despite an end to its decade-old Maoist insurgency.

Friday, April 20, 2007 10:38:22 AM

Nepal gets its first gay beauty salon (LEAD)
Kathmandu, April 19 (IANS) A gay beauty salon has opened for the first time in Nepal and has been hailed as an 'opportunity' to support sexual minorities and empower the poor and marginalised.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 5:32:44 PM

India's sandalwood raises stink in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 19 (IANS) Red sandalwood, a precious fragrant tree whose indiscriminate felling is a punishable offence in India, has raised a stink in Nepal, with the exposure of a thriving cross-border smuggling network that has ministers at loggerheads.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 1:50:56 PM

Nepal gets first gay beauty salon
Kathmandu, April 19 (IANS) As a sign of changing times, a gay beauty salon opened for the first time in Nepal and has been hailed by a Western envoy as a symbol of democratization that seeks to empower the poor and marginalised.

Thursday, April 19, 2007 11:52:39 AM

Four Indians arrested from Nepal restaurant
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Four Indians were among 16 people arrested from a restaurant in southern Nepal on the suspicion they were involved in criminal activities, a report said.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:51:18 PM

Former Maoists go on rampage in Terai plains
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Armed groups of former Maoists went on a fresh rampage in the Terai plains of Nepal, killing a school teacher and attacking a police post.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 1:44:48 PM

Carter's team finds high level of fear, violence in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 17 (IANS) Almost a year after Nepal's Maoists signed a peace pact with the government signifying a formal end to a decade of violence, an NGO founded by former US president Jimmy Carter has reported 'unacceptable levels of continued fear, intimidation and physical violence' in the Himalayan nation.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 11:17:57 AM

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