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Source: Nepalnews.com

Over 200 Nepali speaking people who had been living in the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya on Tuesday entered Nepal through the Kakadvitta checkpoint, reports state-owned news agency RSS. (more…)

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Published on 2010-05-18 18:45:14

DADELDHURA, May 18: It has been eight years since the house of Prem Singh Khatri in Jogbudha-3 has remained vacant and his land barren. (more…)

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Kathmandu, Nepal, 7 May 2010 – The humanitarian community calls on all parties to allow humanitarian work to continue unobstructed. For the past seven days the indefinite strike called by the UCPN-M has brought operations in all parts of the country virtually to a halt, including humanitarian operations. The UN and its humanitarian partners are deeply concerned about the prolonged general strike and its humanitarian impact on some of the most vulnerable communities in the country. The crisis has already directly affected food assistance and emergency seed distribution, and has hampered access to emergency medical services. (more…)

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KATHMANDU, 7 May 2010 (IRIN) – Child rights activists have urged the Maoists of Nepal to stop endangering children by using them for political purposes, including the current general strike crippling the country. (more…)

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By Sophia Tamot (AFP)

KATHMANDU — Maoist protesters clashed with residents in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on Thursday as anger grew over a strike that has shut down much of the country for five days. (more…)

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By UNION OF CATHOLIC ASIAN NEWS

KATHMANDU (UCAN) — Family members of those killed and injured in the Assumption Church bomb blast are still hoping for compensation promised by the government, which has been delayed.

Newly elected Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, during a visit to the church immediately after the blast, had promised compensation as soon as he had finalized his Cabinet.

That was delayed by political infighting and now, despite a Cabinet in place, the government is suggesting the victims could face more delays.

Home Ministry spokesperson Nabin Ghimire told UCA News on June 30 that “we are currently formulating a new set of norms regarding compensation in such cases and we will be able to look into all such cases only after the norms are finalized.” (more…)

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