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Nepal set for mass animal slaughter despite protests
© Altaf Qadri/AP Photo Indian animal rights activists hold placards demanding a ban on the massive animal sacrifice that takes place during an upcoming festival at Nepal’s Gadhimai Hindu temple as they protest outside the Nepalese embassy in New Delhi, India, Oct.14, 2014. Thousands of animals are slaughtered during the festival that takes place once in five years.

India, Nepal sign $1bn hydropower deal
Nepal and India signed a deal Tuesday to build a $1-billion hydropower plant as Indian premier Narendra Modi began a visit to the impoverished Himalayan nation. The deal allows India's state-owned company Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam to construct a 900-megawatt hydropower project on Nepal's Arun river, with electricity expected to be generated from 2021. Nepal will receive for free about 22 percent ...

Nepal to sign India power deal during Modi's visit
Nepal is signing an agreement Tuesday for an Indian company to build a $1 billion hydroelectricity plant to boost supplies in the energy-starved Himalayan nation and to export power to India. The move ...

Nepal signs Indian power deal during Modi visit
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal signed an agreement Tuesday for an Indian company to build a $1 billion hydroelectric plant to boost supplies in the energy-starved Himalayan nation and export power to India.

Nepal to ink India power deal during Modi visit
Nepal's government is signing an agreement Tuesday with an Indian company to build a hydroelectricity plant that will export power to India and also boost supplies in the energy starved Himalayan nation. ...

Nepal gives Indian firm green light for $1 billion hydroelectric plant
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal has given an Indian company permission to build a 900 megawatt hydropower plant, government officials said on Monday, as the Himalayan state looks to ease chronic ...

Hindu devotees defy outcry over mass animal slaughter in Nepal
Sword-wielding Hindu devotees will transform a remote corner of Nepal into the world's largest abattoir this weekend when they slaughter hundreds of thousands of animals in defiance of a growing chorus of protests.

Modi gives Buddha a miss as South Asian leaders flock to Nepal
By Frank Jack Daniel KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Visiting Nepal for a South Asia summit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has dropped plans to hold rallies at the birthplaces of the Buddha and a Hindu goddess, after controversy over whether he was gaining too much prominence inside Nepal. Suspicion of India is common among South Asia's smaller nations, and the sensitivities shown in Nepal would be ...

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November 28, 2014, 2:03 PM
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Today's Weather Forcast
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Dadeldhura 27.5 14.4 1.6
Dipayal 38.7 23.5 0.0
Dhangadi 41.4 25.2 0.0
Birendranagar 38.8 23.5 Traces
Nepalgunj 42.0 25.5 Traces
Jumla 24.2 10.5 4.8
Dang 37.8 22.0 2.2
Pokhara 33.7 18.7 14.2
Bhairahawa 40.8 28.5 0.0
Simra 38.3 26.0 0.0
Kathmandu 31.1 18.5 0.5
Okhaldhunga 24.1 13.1 1.7
Taplejung 25.2 16.0 2.4
Dhankuta 29.4 21.0 8.5
Biratnagar 33.5 22.0 0.0
Jiri 24.0 11.5 19.0*