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Nepal bans schools from using western names

Nepal said on Monday it was banning secondary schools from using names like ‘Oxbridge’, ‘White House’ and ‘NASA’ over fears that the education system is losing its Nepali culture.

The announcement fo

Nepal bans schools from using foreign names

Nepal's Maoist government has banned secondary schools from using foreign names like "Delhi Public School", "Oxford" and "White House" over fears that the education system is losing its Nepali identit

36 pilgrims, mostly Indians, killed in bus accident in Nepal

At least 36 pilgrims, mostly Indians, were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded bus skidded off the road and plunged into the Gandak Canal in southern Nepal.

Nepal Maoist chief's son accused of Everest affair


Nepal's ruling Maoists said on Thursday they have suspended their leader's son after he was accused of starting an affair with a student activist while they were climbing Mount Everest together.


Indian among 10 killed in Nepal micro-bus accident

An Indian national was among 10 people killed on Tuesday when a micro-bus they were travelling in veered off a hilly road and fell into a gorge along the Indo-Nepal border.

The micro-bus carrying 17

Dhoni in Nepal to promote cricket


After paying a visit to soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday arrived here on a two-day visit to interact with Nepalese cricketers and meet fans.

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Britain axes hundreds of Gurkhas in new round of cuts


Hundreds of Britain's Nepalese Gurkha fighters are to lose their jobs in a second round of cuts announced on Tuesday, which will see almost 3,000 posts slashed from the army.

The British Embassy in t

China blocks Kailash pilgrims near Tibet

Hundreds of Indian pilgrims have been stranded in Nepal on their way to Kailash-Mansarovar in Tibet as Chinese authorities stopped them at the border entry point saying that their vehicles did not hav

Nepalese Supreme Court judge shot dead

Motorcycle-borne gunmen on Thursday shot dead a Nepalese Supreme Court judge, facing corruption charges, in an audacious attack in the heart of the capital, shattering an uneasy peace amid growing pol

Nepal parties fail to finalise constitution


Nepal's warring political parties said on Sunday they had failed to narrow their differences sufficiently to agree on a new constitution for the Himalayan republic before a midnight deadline, plunging

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