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JNU scholar, Baburam Bhattarai, is Nepal's new PM


A village boy from western Nepal's Gorkha district, that was once also the bastion of Nepal's Shah kings, Baburam Bhattarai, who was elected on Sunday as the Himalayan republic's fourth prime minister

Nepal PM quits amid political uncertainty


Nepal's embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal resigned on Sunday, following intense pressure from the main opposition Nepali Congress and his key ally Maoists.

"The Prime Minister has tendered

Crisis in Nepal as Prime Minister quits


Nepal was plunged into a crisis on Sunday with embattled Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal tendering his resignation late night after days of vacillating.

The communist leader, who had pledged in parl

Nepal awaits Prime Minister’s resignation

Caught between an implacable opposition and a feckless ally, Nepal's Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal began to make last-ditch attempts to save his floundering government on Saturday as the deadline dawned for his resignation.

Dabur parts ways with Miss Nepal

Dogged by controversies and hounded by Maoists, Indian FMCG company Dabur India's joint venture in Nepal has decided to part ways with Miss Nepal, the republic's oldest and most popular beauty pageant

Nepal Government bans protests near Parliament

With just four days left before a potential constitutional meltdown, Nepal's communist-Maoist government on Tuesday clamped prohibitions near the Parliament building, banning all protests and rallies within a 50m radius.

Nepal minister asks UN not to interfere in internal affairs


Nepal's Information and communication minister Agni Sapkota has asked the UN not to interfere in the internal affairs of the country.

Strikers demand new constitution in Nepal

A general strike called by ethnic minority groups demanding improved rights under Nepal’s new constitution brought the capital Kathmandu and several other cities to a halt on Wednesday.

Nepal and Bhutan to resume talks on refugees


Nepal and Bhutan agreed on Friday to resume negotiations on the repatriation of Bhutanese refugees who fled their homeland two decades ago.

China extends reach in South Asia with Nepal aid deal

China’s Army Chief wrapped up a high level visit to Nepal on Thursday, signing a new aid deal with Kathmandu's military that further cements ties between the two neighbours.

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