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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.


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

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

'Paa' child artist Taruni Sachdev cremated

The last rites of child artist Taruni Sachdev, who died in a plane crash in Nepal, were performed here Wednesday evening.

Her body was brought to Mumbai from Kathmandu through cargo along with her mo

2 more from Tamil Nadu die in Nepal crash


Two more Tamils — Udhayagiri Gopi, 60, and his wife G. Swarnalakshmi, 52, from Chennai — were among the 15 Indians killed in the plane crash at Pokhara, Nepal, on Monday, bringing to four the number o

Priest, city woman die in Nepal plane crash


A 35-year-old housewife Latha, from Chennai and L.S. Sudarsanam, a temple priest from Kumbakonam were among the 13 Indians killed, in the plane crash at Pokhara in Kathmandu in the Himalayan kingdom o

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