Shutdown cripples life in Nepal

NepalKathmandu, Apr 6: A shutdown called by 18 different Left wing parties including CPN (Maoist) led b

India-Nepal joint venture to tap wind energy

India-Nepal joint venture to tap wind energyKathmandu, Apr 4: An Indian company and a Nepali firm have recently formed a joint venture company - USP Wind and Power System - in Kathmandu to tap wind to generate electricity.

"This company aims to tap wind to generate electricity in the Kathmandu Valley and remote districts. Wind energy projects can play a vital role in rural electrification," said Surendra Bahadur Singh, executive director of the joint venture.

Reports: Former Nepalese king in talks to revive monarchy

Former Nepalese king GyanendraKathmandu - Nearly a year after the country's politicians abolished the monarchy, former Nepalese king Gyanendra has begun talks to revive it, media reports said Saturday.

Gyanendra held talks with three influential Indian relatives and close aides at his residence in Kathmandu which focused on installing his grandson as new king, the Nepal Samacharpatra newspaper said.

"The four-hour meeting with his Indian relatives centred on how to install Hridendra, the grandson of former king Gyanendra, as the baby king," the newspaper quoted close aides as saying.

Nepalese government asked to find hundreds of war missing

Nepalese government asked to find hundreds of war missing Kathmandu  - The Nepalese Supreme Court has ordered the government to investigate and make public the whereabouts of hundreds of people missing from the country's communist insurgency, officials said Friday.

The court order came in response to a petition filed by a local human rights organization that said many of the people had been missing for more than a decade.

The court ordered the government to search for 434 people, said Hemanta Rawal, court spokesman.

India hands over Electronic Voting Machines to Nepal

India hands over Electronic Voting Machines to NepalKathmandu, Apr 3 : Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood handed over Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to secretary of the Election Commission (EC) in Nepal.

"The supply of EVMs to Nepal reflected India''s continued commitment to support institutionalisation of multi-party democracy in Nepal," said Sood.

Chief Election Commissioner Bhoj Raj Pokhrel was also present on the occasion, which was held on Thursday.

UK says it will assist Nepal in army integration

Kathmandu, Apr. 2 : Visiting British Minister for International Development Mike Foster said his government would support any decision Nepal takes with respect to army integration issues, the government-run newspaper The Rising Nepal reported Thursday.

Foster made these remarks on Wednesday during his discussion with Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal of the ruling coalition party, the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist-Leninist) (CPN-UML) at the latter''''s party office in the capital Kathmandu.

Xinhua quoted Khanal as saying after the meeting that the discussion was focused on the peace process and development activities in the country.