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2006-05-26 05:55:14

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government and Maoist rebels began their first peace talks in nearly three years on Friday in a bid to end a decade-long insurgency that has cost thousands of lives. "We will discuss everything that is of interest to Nepal and its people," Home Minister Krishna Prasad Situala said before entering the talks as head of a three-member government team. "I am 100 percent confident that the talks will be successful." Shortly after he spoke, the three-man...

2006-05-26 02:32:00

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government and Maoist rebels will begin their first peace talks in nearly three years at 4 p.m. (1015 GMT) on Friday, negotiators from both sides said. "We are meeting at four," Maoist negotiator Dev Gurung told Reuters. The talks, aimed at ending a decade-long insurgency that has killed thousands of people, will be held at a luxury resort on the outskirts of the capital Kathmandu. Earlier, Gurung welcomed Thursday's cabinet decision to free hundreds of...

2006-05-26 01:53:54

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's government and Maoist rebels said on Friday they were ready to begin their first talks in nearly three years to end an insurgency that has killed thousands of people. Maoist negotiator Dev Gurung welcomed Thursday's cabinet decision to free hundreds of jailed rebels and investigate cases of people reported to have disappeared after being detained by security forces. "This has helped ease the atmosphere and build confidence," Gurung said. "We are ready...

2006-05-22 07:59:33

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's new Prime Minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, expanded his cabinet on Monday ahead of talks with Maoist rebels to end a decade-old insurgency that has killed thousands of people. At the same time, a senior Maoist leader said he had "big hopes" for the peace talks, a day after arriving in the capital. Kathmandu. Koirala was named prime minister last month after King Gyanendra gave in to weeks of pro-democracy protests and ended almost 15...

2006-05-22 00:38:30

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A senior leader of Nepal's Maoist rebels has arrived in Kathmandu to meet government leaders and said on Monday he had "big hopes" for proposed peace talks. "We have come with the message that we can establish a peaceful and progressive Nepal," Krishna Bahadur Mahara told independent Nepal FM radio, a day after he arrived in the Nepali capital. He is to head a three-member rebel team that will holds talks to prepare for a meeting between Maoist chief Prachanda...

2006-05-20 00:04:31

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal has named a senior minister to hold preliminary talks with the Maoists to prepare for a direct meeting between rebel chief Prachanda and Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, a minister said on Saturday. The multi-party government, formed after King Gyanendra bowed to massive protests and handed power back to political parties, has appointed Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula to head a three-member team, he said. "Other members of the team will be named...

2006-05-19 09:49:20

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels backed sweeping cuts of the king's powers on Friday but said the changes should not overshadow planned talks to end their decade-old insurgency that aims to overthrow the monarchy. The comments by the rebels came a day after Nepal's parliament curtailed the powers of the king drastically and took away his control over the army. On Friday, about 5,000 people, shouting "it is a victory of people," marched in Kathmandu, to celebrate the...

2006-05-19 06:43:19

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's Maoist rebels backed sweeping cuts of the king's powers on Friday but said the changes should not overshadow planned talks to end their decade-old insurgency that aims to overthrow the monarchy. The comments by the rebels came a day after Nepal's parliament, in a historic move, curtailed the powers of the king drastically and took away his control over the army. On Friday, about 5,000 people, shouting "it is a victory of people," marched...

2006-05-18 06:06:01

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's reinstated parliament on Thursday unanimously approved a sweeping plan to curtail the powers of the king and take away his control over the army. The landmark resolution was approved by a verbal vote by deputies in the 205-member house.

2006-05-18 04:55:31

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Thursday presented in parliament a landmark resolution that aims to drastically curtail the powers of the king and take away control of the army from him. "It reflects the aspirations of the people and respects the sacrifices of the people who were martyred during the movement," said Koirala, referring to weeks of mass protests against King Gyanendra. Cutting the monarch's powers was a key demand of last month's...


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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