Kathmandu, April 13 (IANS) When priests in Nepal need sandalwood for the daily rituals of the Hindu god Pashupatinath, they have to ask India for a gift of the wood that is unavailable here. However, a network of smugglers, extending from India to China via Nepal, has been obtaining and selling the precious wood with impunity.
Friday, April 13, 2007 1:49:28 PM
Kathmandu, April 13 (IANS) Like thousands of their countrymen, they wanted to migrate to the Big Apple, regarding it as the land of milk and honey where opportunity beckoned at every turn. But when their dream came crashing after the US denied them a visa, a group of Nepalis began a fast unto death here.
Friday, April 13, 2007 12:45:59 PM
Kathmandu, April 13 (IANS) The Himalayas, youth hostels, backpackers ... and then a dead body. The royal family visits a temple and a yogi makes a stunning prediction: one day, the crown prince will kill his royal parents. It sounds chilling, but then it is meant to be. These are all plots taken from several adventure thrillers.
Friday, April 13, 2007 9:09:38 AM
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Less than a fortnight in power, Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas faced their first major challenge Wednesday with an ethnic Indian group calling a 72-hour closure in the southern plains.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:39:39 AM
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Indian ambassador Shiv Shankar Mukherjee met Nepal Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Wednesday to discuss India's assistance for the upcoming election and other political developments.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007 11:23:55 AM
Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) As a trust-building measure, Nepal's army Tuesday began replicating a gesture made by the Maoist insurgents earlier, locking up an equal number of arms and ammunition under United Nations supervision.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 2:01:16 PM
Kathmandu, April 10 (IANS) Less than a week after Nepal's newly crowned beauty queen Sitashma Chand advocated veering away from tradition for a good cause, an entertainment agency has decided to follow her advice and plans to usher in the new year with Bollywood starlet Udita Goswami.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007 12:54:54 PM
Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) As Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Monday kicked off his party's campaign for the upcoming polls, former Maoist rebels shut down parts of southern Nepal, raising fears that the election exercise may be postponed yet again.
Monday, April 09, 2007 4:09:31 PM
Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) Nepal's Maoist guerrillas, who joined the new government this month, have ruled out allowing the Dalai Lama to reopen his office in Kathmandu on grounds that it would jeopardise the country's 'good relations' with its 'friendly' northern neighbour China.
Monday, April 09, 2007 1:41:20 PM
Kathmandu, April 8 (IANS) She came, she was seen by thousands, and she conquered. Sitashma Chand, a 23-year-old sales executive, bagged the best deal in her career by lifting the Miss Nepal 2007 crown.
Sunday, April 08, 2007 5:35:09 AM
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