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2006-07-11 00:39:10

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoists have revealed for the first time how many soldiers they have -- 36,000 -- in remarks published on Tuesday, a week after Kathmandu invited the United Nations to monitor arms of insurgents and the state army. "We are about 36,000 (fighters) in the People's Liberation Army now," Bibidh (one name), a Maoist commander was quoted by the Nepali daily, Kantipur, as saying. "This keeps on changing at the time of fighting." It was the first time the...

2006-07-09 02:20:35

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new government presented its annual policies in parliament on Sunday at a ceremony which for first time did not include the king, and the prime minister was absent to poor health. The parliament, reinstated by King Gyanendra in April after pro-democracy protests in which at least 18 people died, recently stripped the king of his legislative roles and took over his control of the army. In previous years, King Gyanendra, who turned 60 on Friday, delivered...

2006-07-06 05:51:49

KATHMANDU (Reuters)- A panel began drafting a temporary constitution for Nepal on Thursday, paving the way for Maoist rebels to join an interim government to oversee elections for an assembly to map the country's future. Seven political parties, which forced King Gyanendra to end his absolute rule in April, and the Maoists who supported the pro-democracy protests, agreed last month to draft an interim constitution as part of a power-sharing deal. The draft will be submitted to the...

2006-07-05 22:55:12

KATHMANDU (Reuters)- Nepal's Maoists are unhappy with the government's invitation to the United Nations to monitor weapons held by the guerrillas and the army ahead of elections, a rebel leader said on Thursday. The comments came three days after Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala wrote to ask Secretary-General Kofi Annan for U.N. monitoring in the run-up the polls for an assembly to map the nation's political future. The vote is a key rebel demand for ending their decade-old...

2006-07-04 04:27:32

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters)- Nepal has invited the United Nations to monitor weapons held by Maoists rebels and government troops ahead of elections for an assembly that aims to map the nation's political future, an aide to the prime minister said on Tuesday. A letter from Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala to Secretary-General Kofi Annan seeking U.N. help was handed over at the world body's office in Kathmandu on Monday, Suresh Chalise said. Monitoring arms is seen as...

2006-07-04 00:00:48

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - An parliamentary address by Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday outlining his government's policies and vision for the next year has been delayed because he is ill. Koirala, appointed in April after King Gyanendra gave in to weeks of pro-democracy protests, will make his speech on Sunday, said House of Representatives speaker Subas Nemwang after meeting Koirala in a hospital. The 84-year-old politician was admitted on Monday night and is in...

2006-07-03 22:12:16

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's ailing Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala has been hospitalized and would not attend parliament on Tuesday to present the government's annual policy statement, officials and doctors said. The 84-year-old politician was admitted on Monday night and is in the intensive care unit of the Gangalal Heart Center in Kathmandu after complaining of chest problems. "We have advised the cancellation of his public commitments for two days," Koirala's doctor, Madhu...

2006-07-02 00:47:17

By Kamil Zaheer KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The United States is undermining Nepal's peace process by warning it could cut aid if Maoist guerrillas join an interim government without giving up their weapons first, the rebel's chief said. "Even now, they are creating an atmosphere of suspicion and trying to stop a peaceful atmosphere from building up," Maoist leader Prachanda told state-run Nepal TV late on Saturday. The U.S. ambassador in Nepal had said earlier that Washington would not...

2006-06-16 11:41:34

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebel leader held ground-breaking talks on Friday with the government, which agreed to dissolve parliament and set up an interim administration to include the rebels. Rebel chief Prachanda said after nearly 10 hours of talks with Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and political party leaders that an interim constitution will be prepared within three weeks and later a new interim government will be formed. "I am proud ... because...

2006-06-16 09:36:20

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government agreed on Friday to dissolve parliament and set up an interim administration including Maoist rebels after a day of top-level peace talks in the capital, both sides said in a joint statement.


Latest Nepal Reference Libraries

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

2012-06-14 13:08:11

Symbol: PHNE11 Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PHNE12 Phaeophyscia nepalensis (Poelt) D.D. Awasthi   PHNE13 Physcia nepalensis Poelt Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Physciella Essl. – physciella...

Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa
2009-07-15 14:04:36

The Himalayan Quail, (Ophrysia superciliosa), is feared extinct as it was last verified in 1876. By 1904, this quail was considered very scarce, and to add to its scarecity, only two locations (northwest India and the western Himilayas) of the species are known. Even with numerous searches, their survival can not be counted out since they may be hard to spot. This medium-sized quail belongs to the pheasant family. Unconfirmed records have been noted from 1952 up to 2003. There is a...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2009-01-15 18:40:49

The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant, is a species of bird found in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is native to eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas including Kashmir region of Northern Pakistan, parts of India, Nepal, southern Tibet and Bhutan. There may be an occurrence in Burma as well. Its habitat is upper temperate oak-conifer forests scattered with open grassy slopes, cliffs and alpine meadows. Their normal elevation...

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