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Over 600,000 offer prayers at Pashupatinath on Mahashivratri.

Kathmandu, Feb 25 Over 600,000 devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva till Saturday morning at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri festival, media reports said.The visitors from within and outside the country started pouring into the temple premises from 3.30 a.m. on Friday, myrepublica ...

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Over 600,000 offer prayers at Pashupatinath on Mahashivratri.

Kathmandu, Feb 25 Over 600,000 devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva till Saturday morning at the Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal on the occasion of the Mahashivaratri festival, media reports said. Govinda Tandon, member secretary of the Pashupati Area Development Trust , informed that there were around 600,000 devotees who ...

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Tibetan woman deported by Switzerland jailed in Nepal.

A Tibetan woman who was deported from Switzerland is reportedly detained in a Kathmandu prison by Nepali police on her arrival from the European country on Feb. 1. Yangdon Chorasherpa c

- Phayul.com - IN

Kenya off to India ahead of Nepal ties.

Kenya will play four warm-up games in Ahmedabad and Baroda against select sides.

- Daily Nation - KE

Take all parties in Nepal into confidence before polls: Indian envoy.

Outgoing Indian envoy to Nepal Ranjit Rae on Friday urged the government here to take all the political parties into confidence before conducting local bodies polls in May.

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Take all sections onboard before polls, Indian envoy urges Nepal.

Kathmandu, Feb 24 Outgoing Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae on Friday urged the Nepal government to take all the parties into confidence before going for polls.At a farewell programme organised by the Reporters Club Nepal, Rae said: "India, as the largest democracy in the world, supports every move and effort made for ...

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PM Modi: Kanpur train accident was a conspiracy.

Addressing an election meeting in Uttar Pradesh' Gonda district, which is close to the India-Nepal border, PM Modi touched upon the derailment of 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express near Pukhraya in Kanpur Dehat district on November 20, and said the findings showed it was a "conspiracy".

- Times Of India - IN

Nepal: UML 'allows' House to deliberate over Constitution Amendment Bill.

, Feb. 24 : Deliberations on the Constitution Amendment Bill finally started on Thursday, almost three months after it was registered at the Parliament Secretariat and a month and a half after it was tabled in Parliament, following the main opposition CPN-UML's decision to stay neutral.This comes as earlier during a meeting ...

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JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 to be flagged-off on Saturday.

Siliguri, Feb 24 As many as 100 top rallyists from around the country will be vying for the top honours when the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 gets underway here on Saturday. The rallyists will have to navigate through the mountains in Darjeeling hills and various picturesque routes in Bhutan and Nepal. The format ...

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Take all sections onboard before polls, Indian envoy urges Nepal.

Kathmandu, Feb 24 Outgoing Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae on Friday urged the Nepal government to take all the parties into confidence before going for polls. At a farewell programme organised by the Reporters Club Nepal, Rae said: "India, as the largest democracy in the world, supports every move and effort made for ...

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Kanpur train accident was conspiracy from across the border:PM.

The Kanpur train tragedy in which 150 people were killed, was a "conspiracy" and the perpetrators carried it out "sitting across the border" in Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said.Addressing an election meeting in Uttar Pradesh Gonda district, which is close to the Indo-Nepal border, he touched upon the ...

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PM Modi: Kanpur train accident was conspiracy from across the border

Addressing an election meeting in Uttar Pradesh' Gonda district, which is close to the India-Nepal border, PM Modi touched upon the derailment of 14 coaches of the Indore-Patna Express near Pukhraya in Kanpur Dehat district on November 20, and said the findings showed it was a "conspiracy".

- Times Of India - IN

India approves 16 road projects in Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb 23 India has approved 16 road projects to be undertaken through its financial assistance to the Himalayan country under the third Line of Credit. The matter was agreed upon here on Wednesday during the 5th bilateral two-day Line of Credit Review Meeting between the two governments. The Indian Embassy in ...

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India approves 16 road projects in Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb 23 India has approved 16 road projects to be undertaken through its financial assistance to the Himalayan country under the third Line of Credit.The matter was agreed upon here on Wednesday during the 5th bilateral two-day Line of Credit Review Meeting between the two governments. The Indian Embassy in ...

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Cross-LoC raids tactical rather than strategic success: Book

The cross-LoC raids were a tactical rather than a strategic success since the old rules stood, says a new book."Defeat Is an Orphan: How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War" by Myra Macdonald tracks the defining episodes in the relationship between India and Pakistan from 1998, from bitter conflict in the mountains to ...

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Cross-LoC raids tactical rather than strategic success: book

India has come a long way from the lonely humiliation of the Kathmandu to Kandahar hijacking in 1999 to the public announcement of cross-LoC raids into Pakistan-held territory in 2016, says MacDonald.

- The Hindu - IN

Nepal to hold elections after two decades

Nepal will hold their first elections in 20 years.

- Zee News - IN

Japan's Border Entry Inspection stricter for students from five countries including Sri Lanka

Feb 21, Colombo: Japan's immigration authority has told several Japanese language schools that students from China, Vietnam, Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka will meet stricter incoming inspection standards to avoid illegal stays, official China Radio International website reported.

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Nepal to hold local polls after two decades

Kathmandu , Feb. 21 : Nepal is set to hold local polls after a gap of two decades.A cabinet meeting held on Monday announced May 12 as the date for the polls.As the government announced the poll date, the Madhesi Morcha came forward with their protest schedule.The Morcha which has been pressing for amendment of the ...

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Madhesi Morcha boycotts meeting called by Prachanda

Kathmandu, Feb 21 Leaders of agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front were conspicuous by their absence at an all-party meeting held here on Tuesday to have the constitution amendment motion discussed in Parliament in view of the government's announcement for local election.The UDMF, an alliance of seven Madhes-based ...

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Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years - minister

KATHMANDU - Nepal will hold its first local elections in 20 years in May, a minister said on Monday, an important milestone in its long and difficult transition to democracy that the government hopes will culminate in a general election.

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Parties scared of election are opposing it, claims Madhav Nepal

Kathmandu , Feb. 21: Opposition CPN- UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has said forces scared of election are opposing it.In an interview given to ANI in Kathmandu, Nepal claimed parties not having the strength to go to the people are opposing the election."The Communist Party of Nepal is all the time prepared to face the ...

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Bangladesh see off Nepal to storm into Rollball World Cup semifinals

Bangladesh have cruised into the semifinals of the Rollball World Cup with an easy win over Nepal.

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Nepal to hold first local elections in 20 years

Nepal will hold its first local elections in two decades in May, the government has announced, a key moment in the country's fraught transition to democracy. Local polls will be held on May 14, paving the way for provincial and then national elections later in the year.

- Times Of India - IN

Madhesi Front protests against Nepal's local body polls

Nepal's Madhesi Front demanding early amendment of the country's Constitution today burnt Prime Minister Prachanda's effigy during their protest against government's decision to hold crucial local body elections in May.

- Zee News - IN

Think tank recommends implementation of BBIN agreement

BBIN: Even as it remains uncertain whether or not Bhutan's Parliament will ratify a motor vehicle agreement involving Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal , experts and government officials from the sub-region have called for immediate implementation of the ambitious road connectivity plan.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

‘Historic decision’: Nepal will hold first local elections in two decades as transition to democracy continues

Nepal will hold its first local elections in two decades in May, the government has announced, a key moment in the country’s fraught transition to democracy. The impoverished Himalayan nation emerged from a brutal decade-long civil war in 2006, which brought the end of the 240-year-old Hindu monarchy and transformed ...

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Nepal to hold local bodies elections, Madhesis reject move

Nepal government on Monday decided to hold the elections in local bodies across the country in a single phase on May 14. But the decision saw strong reservation from Madhes-based political parties.

- Zee News - IN

India to link Kathmandu with Delhi, Kolkata by rail

Kathmandu: India's Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu announced here that it would soon link Kathmandu to New Delhi and Kolkata using direct railway lines, in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity and facilitate movement of people between the two countries.Prabhu, who is here to address the Nepal Infrastructure ...

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Nepal to hold local bodies election, Madhesis reject move

Kathmandu, Feb 20 Nepal government on Monday decided to hold the elections in local bodies across the country in a single phase on May 14. But the decision saw strong reservation from Madhes-based political parties.Within an hour after government declared dates for the polls, the Madhes based parties, who had been demanding ...

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CBI sends Red Corner Notice request against defence consultant to Interpol

Bhandari is alleged to have moved to London via Nepal giving a slip to the police which had registered a case under the provisions of Officials Secrets Act.

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Ruling alliance not to wait for Morcha consensus to announce poll date

Kathmandu , Feb.20 : The ruling alliance of present government Nepali Congress and the Maoist Center has decided not to wait for agitating parties consensus over announcing the date for polls.The meeting between the two parties which was held in Prime Ministers Governmental Residence on Sunday decided not to wait for ...

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India to link Kathmandu with Delhi, Kolkata by rail

Kathmandu, Feb 20 India's Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu announced here that it would soon link Kathmandu to New Delhi and Kolkata using direct railway lines, in a bid to strengthen cross-border connectivity and facilitate movement of people between the two countries.

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Nepal's comprehensive peace agreement: human rights, compliance and impunity a decade on

Renée Jeffery In November 2006, the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement designed to bring more than a decade of violent conflict to an end. At its heart stood a commitment to ending impunity for the significant number of human rights violations perpetrated ...

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Sanjay Bhandari case: India may seek Nepal`s help to foil escape bids by criminals

India may seek Nepal's help to foil escape bids of its wanted criminals through that country's soil after an accused arms dealer is suspected to have travelled to the UK via Kathmandu.

- Zee News - IN

India's only active volcano is back from the dead after 150 years

Barren Islands volcano, India's only active volcano, is reportedly spewing lava and ash after a gap of 150 years. It erupted for about four hours in January, scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography claimed. SEE ALSO: India is remeasuring Mount Everest to find out if it shrunk after earthquake The volcano is ...

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India sanctions soft loan USD 340 million to Nepal

, Feb. 20: India has sanctioned a soft loan of 340 million US dollar to Nepal for various infrastructure development programmes.Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae handed over the approval papers to Physical Infrastructure and Transport Minister of Nepal Ramesh Lekhak in the presence of Railways Minister Suresh ...

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China, Nepal discuss defence ties

Kathmandu, Feb 19 A military delegation from the Chinese People's Liberation Army Western Theatre Command held a meeting with Nepal's Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri here on Sunday.The two sides held discussions about various issues of mutual interest and bilateral ties, Xinhua news agency quoted a Nepal Army ...

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Preparation in full swing for Maha Shivaratri in Nepal

Kathmandu , Feb. 19 : At least five thousand saints from Nepal and India are expected to arrive at the Pashupat area in Kathmamdu this week to join the festivities of Maha Shivaratri here.The Pashupati Area Development Trust has arranged lodging and fooding for the arriving saints around the 'Pashupat Kshetra'."We are ...

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Nepal Govt.'s meeting with UDMF ends sans agreement

Kathmandu , Feb. 19 : Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal's government's attempt to bring agitating parties to the negotiating table for an agreement on when to hold elections has ended with a no- no agreement.Dahal, who is in intention to declare the date for local polls on Sunday, had called all the leaders of ...

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South Asian nations vow to meet challenges of climate change

Indore, Feb 19 The joint declaration of the South Asian Speakers' Summit on Sunday asserted that the Paris Agreement must continue to be guided by the principles of UN Framework Convention and called for greater cooperation among the member countries to meet the challenges of climate change and related disasters. The South ...

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Nepali women row against tide of discrimination

Batuli Bhujel weaves deftly through the colourful wooden boats and paddles into the shore of Phewa Lake in west Nepal.

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'Nepal offering preferential polices to Chinese investors'

Nepal is offering preferential' policies to Chinese companies for large-scale investments, Nepalese envoy here has said in the wake of China's strategic push into Nepal through road and rail links....

- The Hindu - IN

BBIN can take SAARC's place, says experts

The Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal grouping can make regional cooperation a success, something that SAARC failed to achieve.

- BDNews24 - BD

Nepal holds exhibition of its products in Sharjah

It aims to introduce its products and boost exports to UAE

- GulfNews - AE

Nepali student found dead after fall from balcony

A 21-year-old student of Japanese language from Nepal was found dead lying on a sidewalk in front of a student dormitory on Highway 58 in Nakanishi, Urasoe City early Tuesday morning. According to Urasoe Police, another student living in the same dormitory discovered the male Nepali bleeding from his head and called the ...

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Dance music-focused Diskobar opens in Mount Vernon this week

Diskobar, a new music-focused bar located inside a Nepalese restaurant in Mount Vernon, will open Friday. Located in the basement of Kumari Restaurant and Bar, Diskobar will play modern disco, deep house and other forms of dance music, said Patrick Paulus, the general manager who came up with the...

- Economic Policy Institute - US

Nepal's Child Brides

One girl's story shines a light on a pervasive problem.

- The Diplomat - US

Journalist Namgay Zam Leaves Bhutan: Brain Drain in Action

The Diplomat visited Zam in Kathmandu to speak to her about her decision to leave Bhutan.

- The Diplomat - US

Nepal: Key Moment for Justice

– The mandates of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission on Investigation of Disappeared Persons should be extended indefinitely to ensure that justice, accountability, and reparations are achieved for the thousands of victims of Nepal's brutal civil war, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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