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Tibetan monk cremated in Nepal without protests
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of Tibetan exiles recited prayers and offered white and orange scarves Thursday during the cremation ceremony for a revered Tibetan monk, whose funeral in Nepal nearly fell victim to regional politics.

Revered Tibetan Buddhist monk cremated in Nepal
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of Tibetan exiles in Nepal have prayed for a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk during his cremation ceremony but have refrained from holding political rallies.

Nepal allows Tibetan monk cremation after China controversy
Nepal said Tuesday it had agreed to allow a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk to be cremated in Kathmandu, overturning an earlier ban which had sparked claims that it had caved to pressure from China. The Nepalese Embassy in India initially granted approval for Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche's body to be transported to Nepal from neighbouring India for cremation after he died of a heart attack in Germany ...

Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan Buddhist monk
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The body of a revered Tibetan Buddhist monk can now be cremated at his monastery in the hills outside Nepal's capital, the government said Tuesday after reversing its earlier objections to bringing the body into the country.

Nepal gears up security cover for Modi visit
Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) Air surveillance will be stepped up, a special command centre has been set up and Indian commandos will fly down here as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his Nepal visit Sunday. The Nepal government has mobilised personnel of all its four security agencies for Modi's visit. Modi is arriving on his maiden, two-day official visit to Nepal Sunday at the ...

Nepal to sign power trade accord with India
Kathmandu, July 30 (IANS) Nepal's three major political parties - the Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) - late Tuesday consented to the government's plan to sign a power trade agreement (PTA) with India during the forthcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting of the major political parties was chaired by Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to seek national consensus on ...

In change of heart Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan monk
By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal will allow a monk prominent in Tibetan Buddhism to be cremated in a monastery in Kathmandu, a minister said on Tuesday, disregarding fears of possible anti-China protests by his followers during the funeral. The government had previously barred the followers of Shamar Rinpoche from bringing his body back to Nepal - where he ran a monastery - for the ...

Nepal Gears Up Security Cover for PM Narendra Modi Visit
Air surveillance will be stepped up, a special command centre has been set up and Indian commandos will fly down to Kathmandu as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his Nepal visit on Sunda...

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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*