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Six climbers killed on Mount Everest

Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) — Six climbers were killed Friday in an avalanche on Mount Everest, while nine other climbers... (more...)

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Nepal urged to reject reconciliation bill

New York, April 17 (IANS) — Nepali legislators should reject problematic provisions of the proposed Truth and Reconciliation... (more...)

Bengal goes to polls Thursday

Siliguri, April 16 (IANS) — Four Lok Sabha constituencies of Cooch Behar, Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in... (more...)

13 Maoists charge-sheeted for war crimes in Nepal

Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) — The Nepalese authorities Tuesday filed a charge-sheet against 13 Maoist cadres, holding... (more...)

Saarc, UN to work for women’s empowerment in South Asia

Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) — Saarc and UN Women will work towards promotion of gender equality, gender justice and... (more...)

Campaigning for Bengal first phase Lok Sabha polls ends

Darjeeling, April 15 (IANS) — The campaign drums fell silent Tuesday for the first phase of the Lok Sabha polls in... (more...)

11 UP seats to see polling Thursday

By Mohit Dubey Lucknow, April 15 (IANS) — Eleven parliamentary constituencies go to the polls Thursday in Uttar Pradesh,... (more...)

Lacking basic services, Rammam celebrates new polling booth (Election Special)

Siliguri, April 15 (IANS) — Situated nearly 2,600 metres above sea level, Rammam lacks conventional power, landphone... (more...)

Seder in Nepal gets Passover supplies delivered in time

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Passover supplies made it to Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday in time for an annual Seder... (more...)

14 Nepal officials to witness polls in Bengal April 30

Kolkata, April 12 (IANS) — As many as 14 senior officials from Nepal’s election management body will witness... (more...)

Today in History – April 24

Advance THE CANADIAN PRESS Today in History for April 24: On this date: In 1626, French explorer Samuel de Champlain sailed... (more...)

IIT, IIM MP faces challenge on Sikkim seat (Curtain Raiser – Election Special)

Gangtok, April 11 (IANS) — Prem Das Rai, the only parliamentarian with IIT and IIM degrees, is facing a challenge from... (more...)

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India Elections: Narendra Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi over ‘toffee model’, regrets targeting PM

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